To mark the beginning of OCTober (albeit tomorrow), here is an OCTober quiz.

What are the 4 letter words you can make with OCT and a blank.

 

There are 21 words in all, well done if you get 9-12 - excellent if you get 15+.

 

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under here..

 

 

 

under here...

 

 

 

 

under here ...

 

 

 

under here ...

 

 

under here...

 

 

OCT + A : ATOC, COAT, OCTA, TACO

OCT + E : COTE

OCT + F : COFT

OCT + H : COTH

OCT + I : CITO, COIT, OTIC

OCT + K : TOCK

OCT + L : CLOT, COLT

OCT + O : COOT, TOCO

OCT + R : TORC

OCT + S : COST, COTS, SCOT, TOCS

OCT + T : COTT

Last week we published a World Cup Scrabble Board puzzle. The answers are :

 

The rack NEWSRIN can be anagrammed to make the apt word WINNERS.

This can be played for 73 points by pluralising MANAGER. 

However a higher score can be achieved by playing WINNERS in parallel to GOAL (making GI, ON,AN, and FINALE) this scores 79 points.

 

The highest non-apt score can be achieved with ANSWERING, as a double-double using the A of SAVE and G of GOAL. Well done if you spotted this 108 point move!

 

 

 

To mark the World Cup Final today (and coincidentally the Wimbledon finals too), here is a board diagram.

 

Two questions :

1 - What is the highest scoring sport-related word you can play on this board with the rack NEWSRIN. (No football knowledge is required!)

2 - What is the highest scoring non-sport-related word you can play on this board with the rack NEWSRIN (ie a word that doesn't fit the theme).

 

Answers in a few days. 

 

Good luck.

 

 

The final vocabulary quiz today, based on the one team that hasn't had a quiz or answer set about it : AUSTRALIA.

 

What are the 4 letter words you can make from the letters in AUSTRALIA ?

There are a lot, so to narrow it down (and make it harder, sorry!), the 4 letter words must contain 2 As.

There are 15 words in total :

-  3 are everyday words

- another 3 are plurals of 3 letter words

so a score of 3-6 is achievable.

 

If you get more than 10 well done!

 

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Here are the answers :

 

ARIA, RAIA

AIAS

ALAR

AALS, ALAS

TAAL, TALA

AULA

ASAR

RATA, TARA

AURA

AUAS

ATUA

 

 

 

 

Of the 32 countries that have, or are, taking place in this year’s World Cup, 3 of them have not been part of any puzzle question or answer. These three are URUGUAY, EGYPT and AUSTRALIA.

 

 

 

Today’s quizzes are :

 

a)       What are the 3 letter words you can make from URUGUAY ? You can use as many (or none!) of the Us.

 

b)      What are the 3 letter words you can make from EGYPT ?

 

 

 

 

There are 26 in total. About 9-10 are everyday words.

 

 

 

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URUGUAY yields :

 

GAR, RAG, GAU. GAY, YAG

 

ARY,  RAY,  RYA,  YAR. AYU

 

GUR, RUG. GUY, YUG, RYU

 

 

 

EGYPT yields :

 

 

PEG, GET, TEG, GEY, PET

 

PYE,  YEP,  TYE,  YET, GYP

 

TYG