To celebrate Valentine's Day here are two LOVE quizzes one slightly easier than the other !

 

1. (The easy one) What 5 letter words can be made by hooking a single letter before the word LOVE or after the word LOVE?  (7 words in total, well done for getting 5 or more).

 

2 (The hard one) What 5 letter words can be made with LOVE and a blank ? So all the answers from quiz 1 are allowed plus 19 others. Well done for getting 13 or more.

 

Answers below :

 

 

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1. Front and back hooks to LOVE are :

 

CLOVE, GLOVE and SLOVE   LOVED, LOVER, LOVES and LOVEY.

 

 

2. The answers of LOVE and a blank are : 

 

A: LAEVO, LOAVE, VOLAE

C: CLOVE

D: LOVED, VOLED

G : GLOVE

H : HOVEL

I : LOVIE, OLIVE, VOILE

N : NOVEL

R : LOVER

S : LOVES,OVELS, SLOVE, SOLVE, VOLES

T: VOLET, VOLTE

U : OVULE

V : VOLVE

W : VOWEL, WOLVE

X : VOXEL

Y : LOVEY

 

Happy New Year and hopefully you had a great Christmas too!

 

Here is a quiz based on the New Year (EIGHTEEN).

 

How many 5 letter words or more can you make from the letters in EIGHTEEN ?

 

There are 23 words in all and many are quite hard... so...

 

If you only get 5...its cold turkey, 6-10 prosecco, 11-15 fireworks, 16+ champagne! 

 

 

 

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EHING
EIGHT 
EIGHTEEN
EIGNE
ETHENE
ETHNE
GENET
GENIE
HENGE
HETING
HINGE
NEIGH
NIGHT
TEEING
TEENE
TENGE
THEEING
THEGN
THEIN 
THEINE
THINE
THING
TINGE

 

 

Have a great 2018! 

 

A balanced rack in Scrabble is one which generally contains 7 different letters, and a reasonable spread of vowels and consonants.

A typical problem rack is one that contains two many Is. If you have two Is on your rack I would advocate trying to play one of the Is off on the next move if possible.

 

However there are many 4 letter words that contain 2 Is. These words are a great way of getting rid of lots of Is at the same time... result!

There are 36 four letter words containing 2 Is :

 

2 of them start and end with an I

9 of them start with an I and have a third letter as an I

25 of them have one I in position 2 and one in position 4. Two such words, TITI and TIKI, were challenged last Thursday. What are the other 23 ?

 

Answers below:

BIDI                     

DIVI   DIXI

FINI

HILI  HIOI

KIWI

LIRI

MIDI  MIHI MINI MIRI

NIDI NISI

PIKI  PILI PIPI

SIMI  SIRI

TIPI   (+TIKI & TITI)

WIKI  WILI

ZITI

 

 

 

How many 4 letter words can you make with A G M and a blank ?

 

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Here there are :

 

AGM + A :  AGMA and GAMA

AGM + B :  GAMB

AGM + E :  EGMA, GAME, MAGE and MEGA

AGM + G :  MAGG

AGM + I :   MAGI

AGM + L :   GLAM

AGM + N :   MANG

AGM + O :  OGAM

AGM + P :   GAMP

AGM + R :   GRAM and MARG

AGM + S :   GAMS and MAGS

AGM + U :   GAUM

AGM + Y :   GAMY

 

19 words in all, many are obscure so well done if you got 8-10, give yourself a pat of on the back if you got more.

 

 

 

Here is the fourth and final posting of alphabets. This last list is the Hebrew alphabet; some of the letters have been newly allowed as words since the Millennium.

All words in the following list ARE ALLOWABLE in Scrabble.

 

Aleph

Beth

Gimel

Daleth

Heh

Vav

Zayin

Cheth

Teth

Yod

Kaph

Lamed

Mem

Nun

Samekh

Ayin

Peh

Sadhe

Koph

Resh

Sin

Tav 

 

I hope you have enjoyed learning the different alphabets, most certainly there are a few letters in each that I didn't know as words. I hope you found some nuggets too!