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Breaking Your Vowels

Aiieee! You just filled your rack with every vowel in the bag. Or so it seems. You are sick of playing two-letter words and you don’t have the guts to play ILEA. Before you decide to trade in those tiles, read on!

Miaou

Praise the Cat and Pass the Fish

Learn these variant spellings for hallelujah and meow:

  1. ALLELUIA
  2. HALLELUIAH
  3. MEOU
  4. MIAOU
  5. MIAOW
  6. MIAUL

A well-fed cat is a happy cat. Derek McKenzie has 101 fish in Flash Vocabulary #4. Here are a dozen you can use to dump your vowels, with a bit of help from the board:

  • BIGEYE
  • BONACI
  • CARIBE
  • DANIO
  • DORADO
  • LAUNCE
  • MEDAKA
  • MOLLIE
  • REMORA
  • ROBALO
  • WAHOO
  • WEEVER

To Have and to Hold

Swapping tiles is not always desirable. If you need ammuniton—even if you have to fire blanks—check out ScrabbleFinder.com. You’ll discover 274 words, from AA to URAEI.

Quiz: Vowel Play Suspected

Without using the blank, can you come up with the best way to use the most tiles, yet score the least amount of points?

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Answer

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