MIMESIS n pl. -MESISES or -MESES mimicry MIMETIC adj 61 points (11 points without the bingo)
PLASTRUM n pl. -S plastron 62 points (12 points without the bingo)
HEXEREI n pl. -S witchcraft 67 points (17 points without the bingo)
Mugshots aren't just for criminals anymore. In the world of competitive Scrabble, no one's safe from the lens of photojournalist Roger Cullman. For the last couple years, Cullman has been hitting up the Scrabble circuit with hopes of immortalizing some of the world's best Scrabble players in headshot pictures of them holding racks with their surnames spelled out in Scrabble tiles.
Cheating. It happens everywhere. From scientists faking human ears on mice, to Hollywood thirty-somethings cheating on their quadragenarian wives, to chess players accusing supercomputers of fraud. There's no game or profession out there that doesn't have a cheater or two, but the bigger nuisance is probably those people who accuse others of cheating.
FOVEOLET n pl. -S a foveola 64 points (14 points without the bingo)
Last weekend the 2011 World Scrabble Championship was held at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw, Poland. There were 106 players competing from 44 countries for the $20,000 first place prize and title of World Scrabble Champion.
COXSWAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to direct (a crew) as coxwain 70 points (20 points without the bingo)
There's only a few week left until costumes and candy take over the streets, which means they'll be more and more seven-letter words in the Scrabble Bingo of the Days that relate to the Fall season, horror movies, and of course… Halloween. Below you'll find bingo words relevant such films as Halloween, Children of the Corn and The Wicker Man.
ZUGZWANG n pl. -S a situation in chess that forces a disadvantageous move 81 points (31 points without the bingo)
COLOSSUS n pl. COLOSSUSES or COLOSSI a gigantic statue 60 points (10 points without the bingo)
BEJABERS interj bejesus (used as a mild oath) 69 points (19 points without the bingo)
EUCAINE n pl. -S an anesthetic 59 points (9 points without the bingo)
REAPHOOK n pl. -S an implement used in reaping 67 points (17 points without the bingo)
Ogilvy & Mather are no amateurs when it comes to Scrabble. They may not play the game, but they sure know how to promote it. The prestigious advertising and marketing agency has created several video commercials for Mattel, not to mention over 60 amazing print adverts that are funny, hip and sometimes salaciously naughty.
VERONICA n pl. -S a handkerchief bearing the image of Christ's face 63 points (13 points without the bingo)
GUISARD n pl. -S a masker 59 points (9 points without the bingo)
Improve your bingo skills with a roundup of this week's Scrabble Bingo of the Days. What exactly is a bingo? It's when a player empties his or her rack in one turn, placing all seven of their letters on the board to create a word that's at least seven letters long.
APOLOGUE n pl. -S an allegory 61 points (11 points without the bingo)
PHONEYS 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Definition: to phony, i.e. alters so as to make appear genuine [v]
Scrabble is a game of skill for logophiles who love a good mental challenge, but for those people who play board games that aren't as equally fascinated with the cultured eccentricity of the English language, there's something called Scrabble Trickster, a variant that allows proper nouns in addition to everything already in Scrabble dictionaries.
HOOSGOW 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Definition: a jail [n]
LEVOGYRE 65 points (15 points without the bingo) Definition: turning toward the left [adj]
ZEBRASS 68 points (18 points without the bingo) Definition: the offspring of a zebra and an ass [n]
BOVINITY 66 points (16 points without the bingo) Definition: the state of being a bovine [n]
RHYOLITE 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Definition: a volcanic rock [n]
Bingo! No, this isn't the game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with daubers. In a game of Scrabble, bingo refers to the bonus a player receives when emptying their rack in one turn, which gets them an extra 50 points on top of whatever their play was. Even if you had two blanks on your rack and didn't utilize any premium squares on the board, you'd still have an impressive 56-point turn (at least) by using all 7 of your letters.
JUMBUCK 74 points (24 points without the bingo) Definition: a sheep [n]
CYNOSURE 63 points (13 points without the bingo) Definition: a center of attraction [n]
POSTICHE 65 points (15 points without the bingo) Definition: an imitation [n]
YANQUIS 68 points (18 points without the bingo) Definition: United States citizens [n/pl.]
The 2011 Toronto International Scrabble Open (TOSI) took place last weekend, with former World Champion Adam Logan beating out all of the human competition for the $3,000 grand prize. But when it came time to take on the Quackle program in the Human vs. Computer Showdown, he lost his first two games and won the last two, ultimately losing with a measly 28-point differential of the combined total scores. But he still came out three grand happier.
FEAZING 70 points (20 points without the bingo) Definition: fazing; disturbing the composure of [present participle of feaze]
An odd game of Scrabble between my two cats. I think they're dyslexic. And chaotic. "I think I found a word."
SHLEMIEL 63 points (11 points without the bingo) Definition: an unlucky bungler [n]
Do you think humans are the only ones who like the challenge of a good word game? Well, think again, because homo sapiens aren't the only ones up for stimulating their brains. Other species on planet Earth like to play Scrabble, too, and they're the ones most likely to actually play the words HOMO and SAPIENS in a game, both totally legit Scrabble words... by themselves, of course.
WANIGAN 61 points (11 points without the bingo) Definition: a supply chest used in a logging camp [n]
DOTTREL 58 points (8 points without the bingo) Definition: dotterel; a shore bird [n]
Just came across this image in Google, and thought it was cool. It's from what was apparently the first ever Human vs. Computer Showdown in Toronto back in 2006. Former world Scrabble Champion David Boys, of Montreal, was defeated by computer super brain "Quackle".
ALAMEDA 60 points (10 points without the bingo) Definition: a shaded walkway [n]