Fill in the Blank #3


One of the most difficult skills is finding 8 letter bingos.  Since the tile is not in your rack, finding an 8 letter bingo often requires looking both at the board and your rack to find a legitimate play.  Adding a blank into the mix makes the whole process significantly more complicated.  To succeed at finding 8 letter words, you need to develop a consistent process that enables you to spot these words.


Step 1: Identify the open letters.


Step 2: Identify some patterns and trends of the open letters on the board.

Examples: The M and L must start words.  The Y is usually at the end of words.