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20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble


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ZAX

This word evolved from "sax," a single-edge sword of ancient Scandinavia, and came to describe a tool for cutting and punching nail holes in roofing slates. It also refers to the craftsman who uses the tool. It gives the highest possible scrabble score for a three-letter word: 19. Hit a double or triple letter square, and you'll do even better. The bonus: You dump two problematic letters at once.