NIGERIA is a country, like IRELAND,  that does not make a valid Scrabble word.

(IRELAND - in any form - are not participating in the World Cup, but it is useful to remember that the word does not make any anagrams).

 

For today's quiz what are the valid anagrams you can make with NIGERIA and a blank ? There are 8 words, 2 are everyday, so well done if you get 3 or more.

A slightly easier quiz is what are the 3 seven letter words can you make with FRANCE and a blank? Two are everyday words. 

 

PS There will be an easier quiz later in the week! Honest!

 

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NIGERIA + C = REAGINIC

NIGERIA + D = DEAIRING

NIGERIA + E = AEGIRINE

NIGERIA + L = GAINLIER

NIGERIA + M = IMAGINER and MIGRAINE

NIGERIA + N = ARGININE

NIGERIA + R = GRAINIER

 

 

FRANCE  + I =  FANCIER

FRANCE  + T = CANTREF

FRANCE  + U = FURNACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slightly easier quiz this time… and a test of three letter words !

 

 

 

Here are the 32 teams taking part in the World Cup in Russia.

 

Over half of the team names START with a valid three letter word.  How many do you know ?

 

As an extra test look at both words in the countries with two words giving a total of 35 words to check.

 

 

 

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                  SAUDI ARABIA

 

AUSTRALIA         ARGENTINA       SWITZERLAND

 

COSTA RICA        SOUTH KOREA   

 

 

 

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SPA   MOR   FRA   PER   DEN   ICE     BRA   

SER   GER     BEL   PAN   TUN   ENG  POL  

SEN   COL     JAP   SAU   COS   SOU   KOR

 

 

 

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