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Published on Apr 3, 2012
I made this video because lots of random online players swore I was cheating. Well, I'm not. So far my best score is 4600 points in one round and 235 words in another. I generally use one or two freezes. If you've challenged me I promise I'll get to you but tokens are in short supply only coming every ten minutes. Not to mention I've been bombarded with requests. Also note I have so many open games that I can no longer challenge anyone but will be happy to accept to new games from others.
I'm frequently asked what's the trick? It's largely letter combinations and knowing every possible word in that combination using finger memory, recognition from years of playing since the original version (Scramble Challenge Edition), and the ability to see other combinations/words while typing others. For example, how many words can you make out of the letters "tear" if they were in a 2x2 square? tea, eta, ate, tae, eat, era, are, ear, rat, tar, art, ret, tear, tare, and rate.
The other train of though which definitely works for some people, but largely depends on the size of the puzzle and you vocab, is going for large words while skipping 3-4 letter words. The multiplier for large words can sometimes outweigh the speed of getting more 3-4 letter words. From my experience that depends on the size of the puzzle however. The bigger the puzzle is (word count and total possible score) the better it is to aim for large words, the smaller the puzzle is (small word count, especially large words) it's better to get every word you can.
And oh yeah, I do have a day job. Thanks and happy Scrambling!