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Subject: Apostrophes (Contractions), hyphens, or other tile-less characters rss

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Adam Voss
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Are words that require characters such as hyphens, dashes, and spaces (which to not have tiles) allowed simply by omitting the character that has no corresponding tile? Or are they not allowed at all?

A couple examples that have come up in play:
'Twas
U-boat

 
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Alan Dyck
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The printed rules only specify that proper nouns are not acceptable. They also say that any dictionary may be used. This implies the players should agree beforehand, and in the same way your players should agree in advance if they will allow words that are only valid if they include other nonalphabetic symbols. The solution in my house is to use a Scrabble dictionary, which does not contain any words with hyphens or apostrophes.

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