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Monday, November 21, 2005


Posted by on November 21 at 15:16 PM

Today’s New York Times has an article that will be of interest to those who, like many Stranger editorial staffers, have an unhealthy interest in Scrabble.

Good stuff: An adjudicator from England explains the meaning of several winning words, including one defined as “the plural of a word meaning an arm of the sea with strong currents.”

Bad stuff: You can’t actually pick up any hints from the article, since it’s about the world championships, where words from both the OSPD (Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, used here) and OSW (Official Scrabble Words, used in England) count. You can’t play “qi,” for example, in any local living rooms. Damn the Chambers Dictionary.