Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. How do you get minus eight playing scrabble? I’m still new to the game.

  2. When one player empties her hand of tiles, and there are no more to draw, the game ends. When that happens, players with tiles still in their hand must subtract the total point value of those tiles. So it doesn’t pay to hang on to the “Z” until the endgame.

  3. That’s right, I totally forgot about the left over tiles at the end.

  4. It was in the unabridged dictionary and not capitalized. It refers to a beach resort.

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