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Articles by Anja Goritzka

interview about crosswords with alan connor

The Joy of Quiz and Crosswords – An Interview with Alan Connor

We spoke with Alan Connor, British columnist at The Guardian and question writer for a quiz show, about the modern phenomenon of crosswords and quizzing and his way to access a crossword.

Scrabble world champion

New Scrabble World Champion is from Britain

Th MSI Scrabble World Championship in Lille is over and the world has a new champion: Brett Smitheram won against his fellow countryman Mark Nyman with unusal words like

Playing Scrabble at the 8th Israeli Open in Tiberias

Playing Scrabble all over the world is a great chance to get in contact with other Scrabble enthusiasts. The Israeli Open is a popular Scrabble competition, too. Many foreign players take this opportunity to visit Israel and to play Scrabble with international players. This year Peggy Fehily and Brigitte Brath travelled to Israel and attended the event and gave us their impressions.

constructing crosswords David Steinberg

“Crossword puzzles involve a significant amount of wordplay and creativity.”

He was twelve when he sent a crossword he had constructed on his own to the New York Times. Today David Steinberg is one of the best crossword constructers in the US at 19! We spoke with him about his work, crossword tournaments, and his Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

Gerry Carter playing scrabble

Playing Scrabble helped to fill my mind! – An Interview with Gerry Carter

“Every game is different and a new challenge”, says Gerry Carter. Playing Scrabble all over the world fascinates him. Now he is writing a book about the international Scrabble playing community.

Dojo a word with j for wwf

Struggling with Words with J in Words with Friends?

There is only one J in Words with Friends, but often the words with J are missing in a game. If you’re struggling to come up with words with J in Words with Friends, it pays to have a little inspiration: Learn a new set of words with J with us for higher-scoring success when […]

Crossword puzzles from Will Shortz

Will Shortz – The Man behind the New York Times Crossword puzzles

Have you ever puzzled over any crossword clues from New York Times crossword puzzles? Since 1993 Will Shortz has been the creator of those clues. We had the chance to speak with him about crossword puzzles and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament taking place in April 2016.

The Word of the Year from UK, Australia and the United States

Do you know the British Word of the Year 2015? Well take a look at our article. We give you an overview about the Words of the Year in English speaking countries with lists from the different societies which elect the Word of the Year.

Make words with these letters for Scrabble

Make Words with These Letters in Scrabble

Stuck with a poor selection of letters in Scrabble like QNAYSTE for example? ‘How do I possibly make words with these letters?’ you say? We show you some words with these letters which are possible in Scrabble.

English scrabble words with q without u following

English Scrabble Words with Q without U following

You know this tricky situation: You have a Q on your rack and there is no U in sight! But you would be surprised how many English words with Q without U following are valid in Scrabble! Here are all words in the TWL14, CSW12 and CSW15 lists and an explanation for some special words!