One of the presents I received at Christmas was a Scrabble-a-day calendar from my mother-in-law.
It's the only game she routinely beats me at (besides poker), and I think she was just trying
to stick it to me.
But I'm going to turn the tables on her and use this calendar to become a better player and whoop
her! Except for the fact that out of the 10 days worth of days I've gone through, I've only gotten
one right, and it was a multiple choice.
I've tossed most of them so far, and some of them show you a piece of the board and a set of letters
to use (which isn't the most conducive for putting on a gambit). The board ones tell you the points
you should be able to score for Average, Good, and Expert. I've come up one point short of Average on
a couple of them, and well short on a couple others.
Frankly, I stink.
So to make myself feel better, I'm going to torture the rest of you with them as well. Realize that
you shouldn't get all day to think about it, imagine you are playing a game of Scrabble, much more
than a minute thinking and the other players will get on your case. So in less than a minute, how
well can you do?
Jan 9: Which letter of the word THIN can be added to the word INVADE to form a seven-letter
word when all of the letters are rearranged?
Needless to say, I didn't get this one right.
Jan 10: Which name in thie list is NOT an acceptable Scrabble word?
I actually got this one right!
Good luck, and I will post answers in the forum.
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