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Saturday, May 19, 2007


Maybe you saw the Nora Ephron piece in the NYT about on-line scrabble? As if I needed a new addiction. I haven't actually played a match against a human yet (any challengers?), but I've tried the blitz and solitaire versions. Very, very fun. Very, very addictive. Also, you can WATCH people play, and it's clear right away that the top scorers, while having somewhat differing strategies, all make extensive use of the weird but legal two-letter words that are referenced in the article. You'll see a few of these oddballs in the picture above, an untimed solitaire result that scored 622 - one of my better efforts so far. The blitz champs routinely score 700 and above - frequently over 1000 - in just four minutes.
OK - that's enough. Back to the garden.


Anonymous beecher said...

This sounds like it's right up my alley! Can you give us a link?

12:52 PM  

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