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How to Score 1962 in a Single Turn!
In making the word BENZOXYCAMPHORS, seven other words are also created. These each score as shown below:
The total score, then, is 42 + 27 + 16 + 84 + 22 + 20 + 108 + 1593 + 50 = 1962.
This high-scoring Scrabble puzzle solution was devised by Jeff Grant of New Zealand. He based it upon a 1961-point solution jointly devised by Darryl Francis and Ron Jerome of England.
Unfortunately, not all of the words used are in the Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary, although they are all found in some major dictionary. The record for the most number of points won in a single turn using only words from Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary is 1682. Click here for details.
Can you do better?It is likely that this example can be bettered. We challenge you to come up with a situation in which a higher-scoring turn is possible.
Remember, you are restricted by the number of tiles of each letter available, and by the size of the Scrabble board. You must also bare in mind that to be a valid Scrabble game, the words must be connected to the central (starting) square of the board in such a way that the point can be reached by legal play. Some of the techniques used to increase the score are discussed below:
Good luck! If you do find a higher-scoring example, we'd love to hear from you.
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