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Creature Comforts get scoring comfort from the ANIMAL KINGDOM:

Birds 7s                                                                 Birds 8s

Fish 7s                                                  Fish 8s

Mammals 7s                                   Mammals 8s

Invertebrates 7s                    Invertebrates 8s

Amphibians     Reptiles

Life

Measure Your Words SIZE, AMOUNT, DEGREE, EXTENT, QUALITY, VALUE, EFFECT


Measure 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M         N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Measure 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z


High-Probability Bingoes

Most likely bingos to make from your rack


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6 & 7-letter Stems with Mnemonic Phrases + 1 letter to make 7 & 8-letter bingos

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The Odd Couple –  ODD LETTER PAIRS / PLACE in transliterated words

7s          Start-          -Contain-          -End

8s          Start-          -Contain-          -End

That's All Folks! – that's right, folks, ALL BINGOS STARTING A ~ Z

ALL Bingo 7s starting with:

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

ALL Bingo 8s starting with:

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Where The Action Is ALL VERBS: conveys action, occurrence, being

All Verb 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Verb 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Things Considered ALL NOUNS: any class of people, places, things

All Noun 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Noun 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Arrow

Combination unLock  – unlock bingos from COMMON LETTER COMBOS

2-letter:     BL7s          BL8s          CH7s          CH8s          CK7s          CK8s

CL          CT          DG          DL          DR          FL          FR          FT

GH          GL          GN          GR          KL          KN          LD

LF          LG           LK          LM          LP          LS7s          LS8s          LT

LV          MB          MP          NC          ND7s          ND8s          NG7s

NG8s          NK          NS7s          NS8s          NT7s          NT8s          PH

PL          PR7s          PR8s          PS          PT          RB          RC          RD

RF          RG          RK          RL          RM          RN          RP          RS7s

  RS8s          RT          RV          SC          SH7s          SH8s          SL

SM          SN          SP          ST7s          ST8s          SW          TH7s          TL

TH8s          TR7s          TR8s          TW          WH          WL          WN

WR          3-letter:     CHR          CKL          GHT          LCH          LTH

NCH          NDL          NGL          NKL          NTH          RCH

RDL          RGL          RST          RTH          SCH          SCR          SHR

SPL          SPR          STR          TCH          THR

CombinationLock

Compound InterestMOST COMMON COMPOUND WORDS, interesting!

AIR-          BACK-          BED-          BLOW-          BLUE-          BULL-

CAT-          COW-          CUT-          DAY-          DOG-

DOWN-          EAR-          EYE-          FIRE-          FISH-          FLY-

FOOT-          HAND-          HARD-          HEAD-          HIGH-

HOME-          HOT-          LAND-          LONG-          MOON-          NEW-

NUT-          PIN-          PLAY-          RED-          SAND-          SEA-

SIDE-          SKY-          SUN-          WIND-          WORK-

–   –   –   –  –   –   –

-BACK          -BALL          -BIRD          -BOAT          -BOOK          -BOX

-BOY          -DOWN          -EYE          -FISH          -FLY

-FOLD          -HEAD          -HOUSE          -LAND          -LINE          -LOCK

-MAN          -MATE          -OFF          -OUT          -ROOM

-SIDE          -SKIN          -TAIL          -TIME          -UP          -WARE

-WAY          -WEED          -WOOD          -WORK          -WORM

-YARD

Compound

All's Well That Ends Well MOST COMMON SUFFIXES

suffixes are appended after a base word or word stem to add information – prefixsuffix.com

-ABLE          -ACY          -AGE          -AL          -AN          -ANCE

-ANCY          -ANT          -AR          -ARD          -ARY  

-ATE          -ATION          -CIDE          -DOM          -ED [adj]          -EE

-EN         -ER [v]          -ERY          -ESS          -EST

-FUL          -FY          -HOOD          -IA          -IC          -IES [n]

-IES [v]          -ILE          -INE          -ING [adj]          -ING [n]

-ION          -ISE          -ISH          -ISM          -IST          -ITE          -ITIS

-ITY          -IUM          -IVE          -IZE          -LESS          -LIKE

-LOGY          -LY          -MATA          -MENT          -NESS          -OID

-ORY          -OUS          -OVER          -SHIP          -SOME

-STER          -TH          -TY          -TYPE          -URE          -WARD

-WISE          -Y

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PrefixRootSuffix

Put Down RootsMOST COMMON WORD ROOTS

most basic form of a word that is able to convey particular description, thought, or meaning – prefixsuffix.com

A          AB          ACT          AD        AER          ANTI          APO

AQUA          ARCH         AUD          AUTO          BE          BI          BIO

CEDE          CEPT          CISE          CIT          CLAIM          CO

CYCL          DENT         DIC          DIS          DUC          FIC          FIX

FLEX          FLU          FORC          FORM          GAM          GRAD

    GRAPH          HEX          HYDR          IN          INTER          JECT  

JOIN          JUR          LAV          LOC          LOG          LUC          LUD

MAL          MAN          MEGA          MER          MIS          MISS          MOB

MONO          NEG          NEO          NEUR          NOM          NON

OB          OCT          OVER          PAN          PARA          PED          PEL

PEND          PER          PERI          PHAN          PHON          PLY

POLY          PON          PORT          POST          PRE          PRIN          PRO

PUT          QUAD          QUINT          QUIR          SALV          SECT

SED          SEMI          SEN          SENT          SERV          SIGN          SIST

SOLV          SPEC          SPIR          SUB          SUPER          SYN

TACT          TAIN          TELE          TECT          TEND          TERR

TEST          TOR          TRACT          TRI          TYP          UNI          VAC

VALE          VEN          VER          VERT          VICT          VID          VIV

VOC          VOLV          ZO

Roots
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PrefixRootSuffix

Get Off to a Flying Start MOST COMMON PREFIXES

prefixes are appended before a base word or word stem to add information –  prefixsuffix.com

DE-          DI-         EC-          EM-          EN-          END-

EPI-          EU-          EX-          FORE-          HYPO-

ISO-          MID-          MILLI-          MINI-         OUT-          RE-

SUB-          SUR-          UN-          UNDER-          UP-

Presto

P-REST-O Bingo! BACK / FRONT HOOKS magically increase scores

All BACK HOOKS

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All FRONT HOOKS

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Adverbs

No Offense, but...  OK OFFENSIVE SCRABBLE WORDS. Just sayin'...!

Offensive 7s                              Offensive 8s+

Offense

Get on Board –  TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL to run on your board

Transport 7s                                   Transport 8s

Motion

No Holds Barred – wrestle THINGS THAT HOLD or are BEING HELD

Hold 7s                                        Hold 8s

Believe it or Not –  spirited bingos with BELIEF, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY

Belief 7s                                 Belief 8s

Believe

Silence is Golden – not pronounced; these are SILENT CONSONANTS

Silent 7s                                  Silent 8s

Silence

Plant a Seed...   ...in your mind about the PLANT KINGDOM:

Conifers 7s                                        Conifers 8s

Flowers 7s                                Flowers 8s

Mosses / Worts           Ferns

Consonants

XCSSV CNSNNTS? – RaCK WiTH eXCeSSiVe CoNSoNaNTS? HMMM...

CoNSoNaNTS 7s                              CoNSoNaNTS 8s

thrOw In thE vOwEl – don't throw in the towel with vOwEl-hEAvy racks

7s Multiples   5 v    4 v starts with  A ~ E     F ~ J     K ~ O      P ~T     U ~ Z

Duplicates     A     E     I     O     U          Vowel Strings

8s Multiples   6 v    5 v starts with  A ~ E     F ~ J     K ~ O      P ~T     U ~ Z

Duplicates     A     E     I     O     U          Vowel Strings

Fun, Funner, Funnest comparative -ER / superlative -EST ADJECTIVES

All Comparative 7s                                  All Superlative 7s

All Comparative 8s                                  All Superlative 8s

Beyond Comparison ADJECTIVES THAT DON'T COMPARE – frabjous!

All Incomparable 7s   A ~ E        F ~ J        K ~ O        P ~ T        U ~ Z

All Incomparable 8s   A ~ E        F ~ J        K ~ O        P ~ T        U ~ Z

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Expand your bingo horizons

Thematic – Surprising – Tricky

compiled by Jacob Cohen, Asheville Scrabble Club

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Surprise!          Vowel          Digraph          Consonant          SSSSticky

Frankenword          Capital          -S          Archaic          Spelling

Double          Plural         CAUTION          Silent          Hold          Belief

Do-ER          Plant          Animal          Life          Body          Science

Feeling         gnileeF          Money          Foreign          Geography

UN-          Clothing          Food          Fighting          Direction          Time

Learning          Measure          Color          Movement          Building

Sound          Word          People          Sport          Tool          Law

Transport          Shape          Soft          Cleanliness          Offensive

-YS          Missing?          Matching          Switchable          Matter

Duplicate          Humor          Smell          Etymology          Odd          Leisure

Power          Prefix          Root          Suffix          Compound          Define

Combo          Hook          Adjective          Incomparable          Adverb

Speech          Noun          Verb          ALL          Anagram          Likeliest

Foreign Intelligence ACCEPTABLE UNFAMILIAR FOREIGN WORDS

unusual letter / sound patterns make tricky alphagrams to anagram

French 7s                                        French 8s

Latin 7s                              Latin 8s

Greek                     Italian                    Spanish

Yiddish / Hebrew

Other Languages 7s                             Other Languages 8s

CAUTION! – INVALID PARTS OF SPEECH & "Do You Speak -ING-less?"  

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Mountain
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Double Letter Score TRICKY PAIRS (AA, HH, II, KK, UU, VV, WW, YY)

Double Letter 7s                              Double Letters 8s

Lay Your Life on the (Scrabble) Line with OTHER KINGDOMS OF LIFE:

Bacteria                         Fungi                         Protists

Down to a Science lay down bingos about NATURAL SCIENCE

Biology 7s                  Biology 8s

Chemistry 7s                         Chemistry 8s

Earth 7s                              Earth 8s

Physics 7s                                  Physics 8s

Body Language body of info on CONDITIONS, DISEASES, PROCESSES

Physical 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Mental 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z


Physical 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Mental 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

SSSSSSSticky Bingos CAN'T DROP LAST LETTERS (-S, -D, -R, -E, -N, -X)

SSSSSSSticky 7s                                   SSSSSSSticky 8s

To BE- or not to BE- – Meseems, ARCHAIC WORDS couldst bethump!

Archaic 7s                                   Archaic 8s

Frankenword – monster bingos CONCOCTED FROM PARTS OF WORDS

Frankenword 7s                              Frankenword 8s

Super -SUNUSUAL BACK -S HOOKS (-INGS nouns & others)

Super -S 7s                                   Super -S 8s

Capital Offense – capitalized, but, OKAY UNCAPITALIZED MEANINGS

Capital 7s                                   Capital 8s

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-ingoes ALTERNATE SPELLINGS are challenge-safe

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Be a Do-ER people / things that WORK / DO – ending -ER, -OR, etc.

Do-ER 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Do-ER 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Freedom of Speech freely play SURPRISING ALTERNATIVE PARTS OF SPEECH

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Living with Irregularity...   ...thrive in way IRREGULAR PLURALS formed

A ~ E        F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

The Whys? & Wherefores? – play ADVERBS expertly and evermore

All Adverb 7s                                   All Adverb 8s

UN-aware – be aware, learn UN- bingos – UNLEARN = UNWISDOM

UN- 7s                                        UN- 8s

I've Got a Good Feeling – good play: GOOD FEELINGS & BEHAVIOR

Good 7s                                        Good 8s

I've Got a Bad Feeling – more good plays: BAD FEELINGS & BEHAVIOR

Bad 7s                                        Bad 8s

Right on the Money – cash in with CURRENCY, FINANCE, BUSINESS

Money 7s                                        Money 8s

Food for Thought – Yum!, Think of playing worldwide FOOD & DRINK

Food 7s               Food 8s                    Drink 7s               Drink 8s

Mountain of Knowledge scrabble around the GEOGRAPHIC WORLD

Geography 7s                              Geography 8s

Fitting Words fit in your game: CLOTHES, FASHION, WEARABLES

Clothing 7s                                        Clothing 8s

Fighting Words – win games with FIGHTING, WEAPONS, ARMOR, WAR

Fighting 7s                                        Fighting 8s

Body

It's About Time! – take time to learn about TIME, SEQUENCE, HISTORY

Time 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Time 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

What's Up, Doc?documenting DIRECTION, LOCATION, POSITION

Direction 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Direction 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Learn Lingo for Your Bingo – learn about KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION

Learning 7s                                   Learning 8s

Science

With Flying Colors – fly to victory with COLOR, LIGHT, TONE

Color 7s                                        Color 8s

A Moveable Feast – winning moves: MOVEMENT, IDLENESS, STOPPAGE

Movement 7s                              Movement 8s

Like a Ton of Bricks – construct wins with BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

Buildings 7s                              Buildings 8s

A Good Sport – your play's good with SPORTS, GAMES, RECREATION

Sports 7s                                   Sports 8s

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People Power REAL, MYTHIC, ARTIFICIAL PEOPLE power your game

People 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

People 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Click these 7-letter stems for 8-letter bingos

A Sound Education – educate yourself on SOUND, MUSIC, QUIET

Sound 7s                                  Sound 8s

A Play on Words –  play LANGUAGE, READING, WRITING, SYMBOLS

Words 7s                                   Words 8s

Right Tool for the Job TOOLS & MACHINES work right for you

Tools 7s                                   Tools 8s

Word Judge decisive plays with LAW, GOVERNMENT, POLITICS

Law 7s                                   Law 8s

Vowel
SSSSSSSticky
Frankenword
CapitalC
CapitalO
Super
BE
ForeignIntelligence
Spelling
Irregularity
Plant
Animal
Unaware
GoodFeeling
BadFeeling
Fitting
Food
Time
Learn
Brick
Sound
People
Sport
Law
Transport

Any Way, Shape, or Form – any SHAPE, FORM, DESIGN fits your board

Shape 7s                                   Shape 8s

Shape
Money
Tools

Soft in the Head SOFT C & G SOUNDS = tricky if thinking hard sounds only

Soft C 7s                                   Soft C 8s

Soft G 7s                    Soft G 8s

Letter C
Letter G
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Is Something Missing?...   ...no, just UNUSUAL LETTER PATTERNS

Something Missing? 7s                    Something Missing? 8s

Missing
Caution

Matching Pairs+  – mix letters for MATCHING DEFINITIONS (ROUGHLY)

Matching Pairs+ 7s              Matching Pairs+ 8s

Look Both Ways – part of  bingo is SWITCHABLE TO FRONT OR BACK

Switchable 7s                         Switchable 8s

LookBothWays

Why, Yes! – bingos that END IN -YS (an eminently curious combination)

-YS 7s                                             -YS 8s

Why Yes

What's the Matter? –  definitions suggestive of SOLID, LIQUID, GAS

Matter 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Matter 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Solid

Dirty Words & Clean Words – all the DIRT about CLEANLINESS

Dirty 7s                                          Dirty 8s

Clean 7s                   Clean 8s

DirtyClean
CleanDirty
Gas
Liquid

Play Something for Laughs – be tickled by HUMOR & FUN bingos

Humor 7s                                          Humor 8s

Have One Too Many? still many bingos even with DUPLICATE TILES

Duplicate 7s                                        Duplicate 8s

A Part to Play ALL UNCOMMON PARTS OF SPEECH (see types in pic)

Uncommon Parts of Speech 7s           Uncommon Parts of Speech 8s

PartsOfSpeech
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The Smell of Success – succeed with bingos on SMELL, AROMA, ODOR

Smell 7s                                         Smell 8s

Surprise

More Power to You –  POWER TILES J, Q, X, Z  at bingo start, inside, end

Power Tile 7s          J          Q          X          Z

Power Tile 8s          J          Q          X          Z

In So Many Words MOST ANAGRAMS from the most useful letters

7s (# of anagrams)          9          8          7          6          5          4          3

  8s (# of anagrams)                      8          7          6          5          4          3  

SoManyWords

The Luck of the Draw – Top 1000 MOST LIKELY BINGOS on your rack

Top 1000 Most Likely 7s                    Top 1000 Most Likely 8s

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s EE ing   d OU ble – tricky to see in alphagram: VOWEL DIGRAPHS

7s             AA   AE   AI   AO   AU  ~   EA   EE   EI   EO   EU

IA   IE   II   IO   IU   ~   OA   OE   OI   OO   OU   ~   UA   UE   UI   UO   UU

8s             AA   AE   AI   AO   AU  ~   EA   EE   EI   EO   EU

IA   IE   II   IO   IU   ~   OA   OE   OI   OO   OU   ~   UA   UE   UI   UO   UU

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Stems & Mnemonic Phrases       6s to 7s     7s to 8s

Review 7s to make 8s    #1    #2    #3    

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Go Down in History – discover INTERESTING WORD HISTORIES

Word Histories 7s                                  Word Histories 8s

Origin
Smell

That's Entertainment! – that's ENTERTAINMENT, LEISURE bingos

Entertain 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Entertain 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Entertainment

In Progress (75%) – putting All 7s (25,269) & 8s (31,523) into each relevant theme listed below

Review 6s to make 7s    #1    #2    #3    #4    

QuickReview
Color
Measure
MatchingPairs
BingoLink
QuickGuide
Duplicate
Do-ER
RETINAS

See What I Mean?  – not typically succinct definitions; these are lllooonnggg!!!

Long Definitions 7s                          Long Definitions 8s

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