publication date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Competitions

clue: This recent champion's last name would be worth 27 points if he played it on a triple word score.

explanation: Anderson won the 2017 North American Scrabble Championship shortly before this goo was published. The letters in his last name would be worth 9 points as Scrabble letters, plus multiplier points. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


Similar Goos

Priyanshi Somani

Holy math! How in the World did this child prodigy mentally calculate the square root of 10 six-digit numbers in record time and win the first place Cup as the youngest participant in the competition held in 2010? Go »

Angela Perez Baraquio

Will her students be saying aloha to the new Miss America? Go »

Spencer Tracy

Guess who's coming to the Oscars nine times in his career? Go »

Sal Piro

Come midnight, this comedian combined film with theater resulting in a horrifying phenomenon that he has presided over since. Go »

Jimmy John Liautaud

This sandwich shopkeeper spent years hunting for massive growth after his college business took off. Go »

Don Ohlmeyer

The future ombudsman for ESPN, this TV exec will be forever known as the guy who fired Norm. Go »