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What are some high-scoring, six-letter words in Scrabble?

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Some high-scoring, six-letter words in “Scrabble” include syzygy and zymase. Both of these words are legal to use in “Scrabble” and are worth 20 or more points naturally. Placing some of the letters in these words on triple-word squares is worth even more points. If possible, making the letter “z” from either word to land on a triple-letter square is worth 30 points by itself.

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The word “syzygy” refers to the alignment of three celestial bodies. The word is pronounced “SIZ-i-jee” and requires the use of one blank title to make up for there only being two “y” tiles in the game. To make the most out of the word, players should aim for the “z” to land on a double-letter square and the “y” at the end to land on a triple-word score square. This gives the player 93 points.

The word “zymase” describes a complex set of enzymes that cause glycolysis. The word is naturally worth 20 points in the game. Making the high-scoring letters in the word land on as many bonus squares as possible gives the player a higher score. Adding an “s” to the end of the word makes it the seven-letter word “zymases,” which is also a legal “Scrabble” word.

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