Another day of snow, so why not have a SNOW quiz !

What five letter words can you make with SNOW and a blank ?

 

There are 26 in all - 10-12 are good well known English words, well done if you exceed 12 and get closer to 15.

 

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SNOW + D - DOWNS, SOWND

SNOW + E - ENOWS, OWSEN, SOWNE

SNOW + G - GNOWS, GOWNS

SNOW + H - SHOWN

SNOW + I - WINOS

SNOW + K - KNOWS, SNOWK, WONKS

SNOW + L - LOWNS, NOWLS, SWOLN

SNOW + O - SWOON, WOONS

SNOW + P - POWNS

SNOW + R - SWORN

SNOW + S - SNOWS

SNOW + T - NOWTS, STOWN, TOWNS, WONTS

SNOW + U - SWOUN

SNOW + Y - SNOWY

 

 

 

 

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.