16 March 2013

Something you don't see every day

Sometimes the little things in life are worth celebrating. On a perfectly ordinary Saturday night in Shreveport, I achieved a rare Scrabble feat. Faced with the letters A-E-G-I-I-M-T, I came up with:

MITIGATE, on the right of this picture, only scores 12 points, up from 11 thanks to the second T being on a double-letter score. But Scrabble has this wonderful 50-point bonus for using all the letters. I cannot remember ever hitting for the bonus before, but my play turned into a 62-point outburst that all but decided the game.

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