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28-Tile Scrabble

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#10548
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:**** (3.2)
Category:Language
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



28-Tile Scrabble is a modified Scrabble. No board is used and a player is given immediately 28 Scrabble tiles (hence, the name of the game).

The rules are:

1. The tiles are 26 letters of the alphabet (one tile per letter) and 2 blank tiles (which may be used as any letter in the alphabet).

2. A player forms any number of words from his available tiles only.

3. Each tile can be used only once.

4. Words cannot share any tile.

POINT SYSTEM

a.) Credits: A player starts with 1000 points for playing.

b.) Deductions: Points are deducted from the player's credit as follows:

- 150 pts. for any unused Z,Q,X,J,V, or K

- 100 pts, for any other unused consonant or vowel

- 75 pts. for any word with three letters or less.

- 50 pts. for any word in excess of five WORDS (not letters)

- 5,4,3,2,1 pts for using a blank tile as A,E,I,O,U respectively.

The highest score so far is less than 950 points.

CHALLENGE: What is your best score?



Answer

GROWTH VEND FLAX BUCKS JUMPY QUIZ.

1000
- 0 ( no unused letter-tiles)
- 0 ( no three-letter word)
- 50 ( one word in excess of five words as player formed six words)
- 2 ( for using the two blank tiles as the two extra U's at 1 pt. per extra U)

---------

948 points

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Comments

tangerine**
Feb 27, 2003

Whoa, dude Oo; you have a large brain and lots of time, eh? lol.
-tangerine-
Codammanus
Mar 13, 2003

EXTRA EXTRA!!!!

28-Tile Scrabble makes the Top 5 of Braingle's Hardest Teasers. (Soon, you may take over the whole page one). I see it coming!
wayo
Mar 19, 2003

Can't wait to challenge my friends. Salute to you Griphook.
inudbzAus
Mar 22, 2003

that was hard.
lionprince
Mar 23, 2003

Amazing
griphookph*
Mar 24, 2003

My kid brother got a higher SCORE but he would not allow me to post it here. Smile.
(user deleted)
Mar 25, 2003

This is too much. But I had fun trying.
PhilDunphyAen*
Mar 26, 2003

very difficult, and I wasted at least a trees worth of paper!!
Codammanus
Mar 26, 2003

Griphook,

After giving someone a commendation on a teaser, they revealed it wasn't ORIGINAL. (Sad face). Please tell me yours are (like mine) 100% Original.
griphookph*
Mar 27, 2003

Rest assured my friend that if ever I will borrow an idea, I will give credit to whom credit is due. The teasers I posted are my own. Smile
eelliott2Aus**
Apr 04, 2003

That was way to easy
Codammanus
Apr 04, 2003

That had to be a metaphor or something, right?
icehaven*
Apr 04, 2003

You got to have a lot of time to think of such riddles. My highest was about... 650points.
slacker
Apr 05, 2003

I found one that gives you a score of 992

quickly whizbang fjord vamp sext
griphookph*
Apr 08, 2003

Congratulations slacker. Can't wait to challenge my younger brother with your new set of words.
andrewcs*us*
Apr 18, 2003

Slacker! you forgot to take of for a word with more than five letters!!!...anyway nice hard puzze griphook
dazzyrazzychic
May 05, 2003

ok...gah that was...sorta easy...when you see the answer.
nickadeemusAsc*
Jul 25, 2003

congratulations on having the top spots on the hardest teaser section up to this teaster. amazing.
nickadeemusAsc*
Jul 25, 2003

teaser, i mean
rose_rox*ca*
Oct 12, 2003

a real challenge combined with scrabble... whoa, great teaser.
griphookph*
Oct 21, 2003

many thanks to all
fishmedAus*
Dec 17, 2003

Should have known this was you. I have yet to find one of yours that I have not liked, though I have not been able to solve them all.
griphookph*
Dec 20, 2003

many thanks
Peteycrack21
Dec 22, 2003

All you have to do is not use any of the tiles. 1,000 pts. BAM!!!!!! I win!!!
Rowsdower*
Dec 22, 2003

Um, Petey, you'd be like NEGATIVE 2900 points.
griphookph*
Apr 09, 2004

jimbo*au*
Jun 11, 2004

Wonderful teaser. This kept my mother in law occupied for hours when she came to visit. Thank you so much!
(user deleted)
Aug 10, 2004

Extremely Difficult
griphookph*
Nov 26, 2006

i love it when mothers-in-law are quiet
griphookph*
Dec 03, 2008

thank you to Amylex, Chris and Elaine for your suggestions
(user deleted)
Sep 22, 2009

I SCORED 950.
HO HO HO.

All of these words are in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and none are abbreviations. My extra letters were "Y" and "N".

CRWTH
LYNX
QAZVIN
GYPS
JOKED
BUMF

CRWTH is a musical instrument.
LYNX is an animal.
QAZVIN is a city in Iran.
GYPS is a form of the verb "GYP" which is to steal.
JOKED is the past tense of 'to joke'.
BUMF is a word for paperwork.
NIUDeanAus*
Feb 23, 2010

@dave321, I think you forgot to deduct the points for having extra tiles left over
Mathgeek007tca*
Apr 05, 2011

SCHMALTZY
WYVERN
BIJOUX
DEFOG

That leaves qpk... That's it! What/s my score!?
Alexi*
Jun 27, 2012

also 992

Vamp jinxed squiz growth flyback
Alexi*
Jun 27, 2012

And the best so far:

Fjord wetbacks quiz vexing lymph

blanks = E,I

SCORE = 93!



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