The XYZZY

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Apr 13

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The XYZZY

Although not a real word, if "XYZZY" had been, it would have definitely made the 10 top English scoring scrabble words!  This dance, devised by Sue McKinnell was inspired by an adventure game which started with the description "You are in a maze of twisty little passages all alike ..." and has a version for both three and four couples.

To celebrate National Scrabble Day, the best you can hope for is to come up with the word"Oxyphenbutazone."

 

Oxyphenbutazone (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) is also the word that, in a single play, can give the highest possible score on a Scrabble board. The chances of it ever coming up are slim as you’d need to join all seven of your tiles with eight already on the board across three triple word scores. Still, it’d be worth waiting for, as it would score 1,778 points.

Click the tiles to see the top 10 scoring English scrabble words!

The XYZZY
The XYZZY

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