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in honor of fabpig's request, we'll do another boggle.

here we'll do the 50 states.

a 5x5 grid, remove any letter from the alphabet.

double letters are permissible (you don't need to move)

and the score will be based on the scrabble letter value system.

a,e,i,o,u,r,s,t,l,n =1 point

d,g = 2 points

b,c,m,p = 3 points

f,v,w,h,y = 4 points

k = 5 points

x,j = 8 points

q,z = 10 points

the 50 states are:


ALABAMA     

ALASKA

ARIZONA 

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA 

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT 

DELAWARE 

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

HAWAII

IDAHO 

ILLINOIS

INDIANA 

IOWA 

KANSAS 

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSON

WYOMING

Edited by phillip1882

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I'll try harder but I thought I'd make this...

omitted letter is Q

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| d | f | Z | Y | x |

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| g | j | O | I | W |

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| E | N | K | R | B |

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| T | S | A | L | v |

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| U | p | M | C | H |

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Included states are:

ALASKA - 10

ARIZONA - 16

ARKANSAS - 12

KANSAS - 10

MASSACHUSETTS - 20

NEBRASKA - 14

NEW YORK - 17

TENNESSEE - 9

TOTAL SCORE = 108

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First attempt wasn't as feeble as I'd thought.

Capitals are the letters used and omitted letter is Q.

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| W | d | f | g | j |

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| E | N | K | v | x |

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| I | S | A | R | B |

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| P | L | O | C | M |

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| z | Y | U | T | H |

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Included states are:

ALASKA - 10

ARKANSAS - 12

KANSAS - 10

NEBRASKA - 14

NEW YORK - 17

MISSISSIPPI - 17

SOUTH CAROLINA - 18

TENNESSEE - 9

TOTAL SCORE = 107

Maybe someone can tweak this to get another 11 points - MINNESOTA almost fits!

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This might be useful. States in order of scrabble values:

7 - OHIO

7 - UTAH

7 - OREGON

7 - IOWA

7 - MAINE

8 - INDIANA

8 - ILLINOIS

9 - LOUISIANA

9 - TENNESSEE

9 - IDAHO

9 - GEORGIA

9 - MONTANA

10 - MISSOURI

10 - NEVADA

10 - ALASKA

10 - KANSAS

11 - COLORADO

11 - FLORIDA

11 - ALABAMA

11 - MINNESOTA

12 - VIRGINIA

12 - TEXAS

12 - HAWAII

12 - VERMONT

12 - DELAWARE

12 - ARKANSAS

14 - WISCONSIN

14 - NEBRASKA

14 - MARYLAND

15 - CALIFORNIA

16 - WYOMING

16 - ARIZONA

16 - MICHIGAN

16 - RHODE ISLAND

17 - MISSISSIPPI

17 - NEW YORK

17 - OKLAHOMA

17 - CONNECTICUT

17 - WASHINGTON

18 - SOUTH CAROLINA

18 - NORTH CAROLINA

19 - NORTH DAKOTA

19 - WEST VIRGINIA

19 - SOUTH DAKOTA

20 - PENNSYLVANIA

20 - MASSACHUSETTS

21 - KENTUCKY

22 - NEW JERSEY

23 - NEW MEXICO

25 - NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Hi all, I know I'm the only one that responded this time (so far) but I agree with fabpig that this has got great potential mileage as a continuing thread. Superprismatic / phillip1882 - Why don't you establish 'Torus Boggle' as an ongoing game where the winner determines the next subject data set and the grid size / content or whatever you set the rules as (I would suggest that you probably need a time limit of a fortnight or something, but you could even use numbers or glyphs, as well as traditional letters).

Edited by WombatBreath

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yeah, given the resonce for this one sure i would want to. super? you up for it?

OK, I'm not very good at doing these things, but I'm game to try! Start 'er up and I'll give it a go.

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