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Wordy Wednesday 57: Words Without Friends 2

WORDY WEDNESDAY #55
PENT WORDS 11 (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Peter Abide **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Matt Burkemper *
Michael Madsen **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #56
SECTION SIX 5 (hint)
11 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #57
WORDS WITHOUT FRIENDS 2

This game of word solitaire is inspired by Solicross. Actually, it is Solicross. Don't sue me, Dell.

You have 15 turns to score as many points as possible by building words on the grid. Start by taking the first 7 letters from the LETTER LIST. Form an English word using two or more letters, and place it reading across (from left to right) or down (from top to bottom) in the grid, either starting in or ending in the shaded cell. On each successive turn, cross out the letters you used and replace them with the next letters from the LETTER LIST, and then play a new word using some or all of those letters. As in Scrabble, you can play at right angles to a previous word (either incorporating a letter from it or expanding it) or parallel to a previous word, but must adjoin some previous word; adjoining letters must always form words in crossword fashion, and all letters used in a single turn must be part of a single word.

Every turn, you score for the words you made on that turn. The score for a word is the sum of all the numbers it covers (whether those letters were played on that turn or not); multiple words formed in a single turn are added up together (with shared letters counting twice). If you use all 60 letters within 15 turns, give yourself 50 extra points.

All words will be checked against http://www.m-w.com/scrabble. (This means you can use words like TE and GI that you couldn't use last time!)

Any score of over 597 points will be considered a solution to this “game version”. Follow this link for the “puzzle version”, which indicates where to place the tiles to score exactly 597 points; you must merely figure out which words to form each turn.


COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A puzzle I wrote back in 2013! You know it must be a good puzzle if it hasn't seen the light of day for two years!

Until next time, yappy solving!

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