Scrabbling for Mastery

a patzer's journey

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So close on Aerolith 7s
me again
Since the NSC last August, I've been expanding my word knowledge fairly regularly, mostly by studying on the train to and from work. I've noticed that it's definitely helping. The biggest benefit to regular practice is that my anagramming speed has improved dramatically. When doing the Aerolith 7s and 8s, I often used to get stuck with about half a column unattempted when time ran out. Now, I tend to whip through the list getting at least half of the answers with a minute or two to spare, which I can use to go back and work on the ones I didn't instantly recognize.

A couple months ago, I finally got 100% on the 6s, and today I came so close to 100% on the 7s. I only missed EINSSTW (which I've seen, but forgot one of the anagrams) and ACDIPTY (which I've never seen, though I know CDHIPTY). So close. I'm more consistently getting in the 80-90% range on the 7s these days. It'll happen soon.

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I used to sweep both a lot in TWL. In CSW... *checks stats* in 55 tries, swept 7s once, one off 3 times. Swept 6s once, one off once.

It's a total crapshoot, really, for me, as there's still a lot of random Collins words I don't know (and even a few random TWL low-prob and unproductive sixes, although the lion's share of the TWL words I don't know are 8s+.)

I was really happy when I got 100% on the 9's for my first time on Jan. 10. And no one even knew about it because there were only about 20 minutes left in the day when I played that set.

Congratulations, that's awesome! I also hate it when I do relatively well and then the evidence disappears quickly. Keeping around the standings for a few days would be a nice feature.

yes it would! that's actually the next 'feature' i want to add.

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