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, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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