February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Great strip, but this gives Watterson a place in the Scrabble Hall of Shame!
“B” is worth 3 points, so Calvin would have scored 4, not 2.
“N” and “I” are both worth 1 point, so he would have scored only 2.
With only 7 tiles, Hobbes could not have spelled the 11-letter word “zygomorphic” (and there’s no 4-letter word to build upon).
Nor could he have scored 150 points! While he would get a 50 point bonus for clearing all his tiles, there is no way to score 100 points for “zygomorphic”. The problem is that you cannot hit a triple-letter square AND a triple word square with the same word! (They are not in line.) “Z” is worth 10 points, but a double-letter square & triple word wouldn’t be enough!
Poker, anyone? (Does Hobbes have some cards hidden up his fur?! :-) )