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Word Scramble Help
Sometimes we all need some word scramble help, no matter how much experience we have with word play. Here are a few tips to aid you in untangling any confusing group of letters.
Word Scramble Tips
- Work with the hardest consonants first. The consonants in the English language, in order from least to most frequently are:Q, Z, X, J, K, V, B, G, W, Y, F, P, M, C, L, D, H, G, S, N, T. So
if your group of scrambled letters contains Q, Z, X, J, and so on, work
with those letters first. Try to find other letters to go with them to
form a familiar word or syllable.
- Look for consonant combinations.
Some examples are TH, BL, and WR.Note that many common blends contain
the letters S, R or L.S: SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, SQU, ST, SWR: BR, CR, DR,
FR, GR, PR, TR, CHR, SCR, STR, THRL: BL, CL, FL, GL, PL, SL, SPL,
SCL(Note: This is not a complete list.)
- Look for common word endings.
Many words, as you know, end in ING, ION, ER, or ED. There are also
consonant combinations such as TCH and GHT that come at the end of
- Consider the topic. If you know the
theme for a list of scrambled words, think about all the words you
already know in that category. This would be helpful, for example, in
our Asian Cities scramble game. You might expect to find TOKYO and
BEIJING, and you’d be right. After solving as many cities as possible,
you could get out a map or almanac and look for more cities to match our
scrambled list. Some people consider this “cheating,” but it’s really up to you.
Now let's put all this word scramble help to use...
Now that you've read all of our word scramble help, why not try to solve a few of our free scramble word games? Here are some of the easiest puzzles on our site:
So Tiny 10 scrambled words used to describe very tiny things. Can you solve them in a tiny amount of time?
Occupational Hazard: Don't miss this fun puzzle with a twist or two!
At the Zoo: One of several easy word scrambles, especially for kids. Can you, or your child, untangle these ten words?
Let's Make a Sandwich! Here's a simple list of mixed up sandwich ingredients. Solving it might just make you hungry!
Kids may also enjoy the Word Scrambles on my other website, www.Spelling-Words-Well.com
Parts of Baby's Body - A printable, simple word scramble for your next baby shower. See our entire collection of baby scrambles here.
When you're ready for bigger challenges, check our my entire assortment of free word scramble games. I have topics for all interests and ages!
Here are just three examples:
1980's Movie Word Scramble Puzzle: Are you a 80's Movie Buff? If so, you have to try this one! See how many of these popular 1980's movies you can remember and unscramble!
Delicious Dessert Word Scramble: Try this dessert scramble. Get comfortable and grab your favorite beverage and dessert and enjoy. It's one of my most popular word scramble puzzles!
Fruit and Veggie Frenzy Start with a common word. Add one letter. Rearrange to spell the name of a fruit or vegetable. Healthy fun!
The Word Scramble Games on this site are more challenging than many, but with the word scramble help here, I hope you’re on your way to some fun unscrambling!