Several of the World Cup Teams can be anagrammed to make valid Scrabble words.

 

These countries are :

SPAIN

IRAN

PERU

ARGENTINA

ICELAND

SERBIA

SWEDEN

ENGLAND

 

Between them they make 18 valid Scrabble words, although 6 are 'everyday' words. Kudos if you solve ARGENTINA !

 

 

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SPAIN : NIPAS, PAINS, PIANS, PINAS, SPINA  (also remember SPAIN is a valid word too!)

IRAN : AIRN, RAIN, RANI

PERU : PUER, PURE

ICELAND : INLACED

ARGENTINA : TANAGRINE

SERBIA : BRAISE, ERBIAS, RABIES

SWEDEN : ENDEWS, NEWSED

ENGLAND : ENDLANG

 

 

 

There are 32 teams taking part in the World Cup in Russia starting today.

Some of the country names are valid in Scrabble. But which ones? Choose from :

 

 

 

RUSSIA                 EGYPT                   URUGUAY           PORTUGAL

 

SPAIN                   MOROCCO          IRAN                      FRANCE

 

PERU                     DENMARK           ICELAND              CROATIA

 

NIGERIA               BRAZIL                  SERBIA                  GERMANY

 

MEXICO               SWEDEN              BELGIUM             PANAMA

 

TUNISIA               ENGLAND            POLAND               SENEGAL

 

COLOMBIA         JAPAN

 

 

 

The remaining countries are either at least 9 letters long or contain two words so are excluded from the quiz:

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ARGENTINA

 

SWITZERLAND

 

COSTA RICA

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

 

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The valid country names are :

 

 

RUSSIA

 

SPAIN

 

MOROCCO

 

BRAZIL

 

PANAMA

 

JAPAN

 

 

 

Well done if you got all 6.

 

 

Today is the Derby, a HORSE race run at EPSOM.

We have 2 quizzes for you (hedging my bets here), one slightly easier than the other.

 

The EASIER quiz is... there are 6 anagrams of the word HORSE - how many do you know ?

 

The slightly HARDER quiz is : how many of the 7 6-letter words do you know with EPSOM and a blank ?

 

Well done if  you get 3-4 in each quiz... if you get more than 5 on the second.. I suggest you head to the bookies now!

 

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ANAGRAMS of HORSE :

HEROS, HOERS, HOSER, SHERO, SHOER,  SHORE

 

Anagrams of EPSOM + a blank :

 

B - POMBES

D - MOPEDS

I - IMPOSE

R - MOPERS, PROEMS

T - TEMPOS

Y - MYOPES

 

 

To celebrate the beginning of May, what 4 letter words can you make with MAY and a blank ?

There are 17 in all, about 7-9  are everyday words - getting more than 11 is very good.

 

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MAY + A : MAYA

MAY + C : CYMA

MAY + G : GAMY

MAY + L : AMYL, LYAM, MYAL

MAY + N : MANY, MYNA

MAY + O : MAYO, MOYA

MAY + R : ARMY, MARY

MAY + S : MAYS, YAMS

MAY + T : MATY

MAY + Z : AZYM, MAZY

 

 

The final part of our 4-part EASTER quiz, and here we tackle the remaining the letters.

 

What bonuses, if any, can you make with EASTER + S, EASTER + T, EASTER + U, EASTER + V, EASTER + W, EASTER +  X, EASTER + Y and EASTER + Z

 

There are 14 words in total, and about 8 are everyday words. 

 

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EASTER + S : EASTERS, RESEATS, SAETERS, SEAREST, SEATERS, STEARES, TEASERS, TESSERA

EASTER + T : ESTREAT, RESTATE, RETASTE

EASTER + U : AUSTERE

EASTER + V : nothing

EASTER + W : SWEATER

EASTER + X : RETAXES

EASTER + Y : nothing

EASTER + Z : nothing