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NOT for Scrabble players!
on February 16, 2016
The book is advertised on Amazon as "A word ending dictionary for Scrabble©, crossword puzzles and other wordgames." I bought the book as an aid for Scrabble. The very first time I used it, there was a Q on the board a few spaces away from the triple word score and I wondered if anything could end in Q so I could use the triple word space. In the book I turned to the Q section and there are only 6 listed words that end in Q (CQ, FAQ, IQ, TALAQ, TRANQ, UMIAQ) - I got excited because I had the right letters for one of those words. However, in the official scrabble players dictionary, only the last 2 words listed are actually scrabble words. You can NOT use CQ, FAQ, IQ, or TALAQ when playing scrabble. Since the book has words that you can't actually use during scrabble, its not really good for scrabble players. I am trying to decide if I should return it. Because I STILL have to look up the word in official scrabble dictionary after it's found in this book, to see if its really allowed or not. There are no marks to indicate a real scrabble word (that would have made the book useful to me.) They should have put a dot or asterisk beside the word to indicate which words are (or are not) actual scrabble words. I did enjoy the one page of "Scrabble Factoids" in the front of the book such as "the highest known score for a single word in competition Scrabble is 392 for the word "caziques" which means Indian Chief." The special letters (J,Q,X, and Z) also have chapter of words which have that letter in it regardless of position which is nice, but would be more useful if you actually knew which ones were allowed in Scrabble.
UPDATE: SUQ is NOT in this book (and should be... it is an official Scrabble word)