Playable all-consonant words include these:
- brr: used to indicate that one is cold
- crwth: an ancient stringed instrument (pl. -s)
- cwm: a cirque (a deep, steepwalled basin on a mountain, pl. -s, prounounced to rhyme with “boom”)
- hm: used to express thoughtful consideration (also “hmm“)
- mm: used to express assent or satisfaction
- nth: describing an unspecified number in a series
- phpht: used as an expression of mild anger or annoyance (also “pht“)
- psst: used to attract someone’s attention
- sh: used to urge silence (also “shh” and “sha“)
- tsk: to utter an exclamation of annoyance (-ed, -ing, -s)
- tsktsk: to “tsk” (-ed, -ing, -s)
Learning these words will enable you to continue the game when you’re faced with a rack without vowels.
Friday marks your sixth Wordplay Day of the semester. To up your game and increase your word power, review the tips and tools on the Scrabble website as well as my blog posts devoted to the game.