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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If you're looking for a literary distraction or a change of pace for your writing warm-up, check out Narrative Magazine's Word Scramble Tournament.

Narrative Magazine Spring Issue 2010 (Volume 11)

Week Three

July 12, 2010

Week three of our Word Scramble Tournament has begun, with Literary Puzzler challenging you to create as many words as possible from a set of seven letters.
The Rules
  • Each week, Puzzler will give you a list of seven letters.
  • See how many words you can make with three or more letters each.
  • You'll receive one point for each three-letter word; two points for each four-letter word; three points for each five-letter word; four points for each six-letter word; and five points for each seven-letter word.
  • Your score will be cumulative across the four weeks, and you can enter your words for any week of the tournament until its final closing date.
  • The first-place winner will receive twelve Scoreboard points; the second-place winner will receive eight Scoreboard points; the third-place winner will receive four Scoreboard points.
The letters for the current week are listed below, along with the letters of previous weeks for tournament newcomers:
Week Three: S R A N O G E
Week Two: A L M E S N O
Week One: N T A I R E S
Send your words to Puzzler by Sunday noon, Pacific daylight time, each week. The names of the winners will be announced at the end of the tournament. To view the current Puzzler Scoreboard, click here.

We invite you to send us your suggestions for Puzzler questions. If your suggestion is chosen, you will be credited as the author of the question.
A question submitted for consideration must be accompanied by the answer as well as by a citation or source material to verify the accuracy of the question and answer.
We welcome Puzzler ideas and questions pertaining to the art, lore, personalities, events, characters, agents, intermediaries, and publishers of literature, past and present. We especially want questions and ideas that cannot be answered by a quick Internet search and that are multifaceted, amusing, and add to our store of knowledge. Please send your suggestions to Puzzler.

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