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Word Wipe Strategy

I see every day that the leading scorers are in the 40,000 range.  I am far from illiterate, but I rarely score above 11,000.  Is there a strategy, a technique to get more time or more words?  The enormous but consistent discrepancy is a great curiosity.  Any advice?

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At least otthers having t he same problems I've encountered.  Still wonder if it's me -- something I hit by accident?

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It is slow to load but don't think I have ever had it cut off in the middle of a game.

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I have played Word Wipe on different browsers and different web sites, and have had all of them except AARP freeze me out in the middle of the game!  It is so frustrating.

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I had it cut off in the middle of a game—it just froze, no way to reactivate it that I could see. It was annoying, because for once I was doing well :-). The thing that truly irritates me about the "new games" (or new format) is the screen jumping constantly. If I click on Word Wipes on the "all" games menu, I get Mathdoku, three or four games above Word Wipes. Sometimes it takes two or three tries to get the right game. Also, the Mahjongg games begin to load, then stop, then start again, then go to a white screen, then have to be reloaded all over again. I do not have problems like this (the jumping screen for example) on any other website, so I have to assume it's something that happened with the changeover on the AARP site.

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I agree about the jumping around! Very frustrating when speed is of the essence!

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In anwer to the complaint about having trouble clicking on the right game.....I just book marked my two favorite games so I can go directly to them, if that suggestion helps.

 

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I find it slow to load, but it never quit mid-game on me.  That's just horrible.

 

 

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I can't get above 32,000 or the 15th level, but for what it's worth- You probably know if you clear the board, your score doubles.  Bigger words are worth more points.  You get a bomb after you clear lines in a certain amount of time (I think).  If you have three of the same letters in a row, you can clear them if you want to.  You get a minimum amount of points, but it comes in handy at times.  I feel like there has to be a lot more little things like this that we don't know.

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I am with you on all your pints.I also think but of course not sure, that the game seems to throw a un-penatratable game to you whenthey want to close you out. This website NEEDS to give complete instructilons or rules to know before you just have to wing it!  The last two weeks I can not get mush over 16,000 although my highest score due to pratice has been21,000.  Weird in my opinion as I am mus=ch faster than beore. Can't figure that one! Hang in there!!!!!

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I'm also sure that I am faster than before.  My high score in 30,000 but that was like6 months back and highest I've ever gotten since then is about 28,000.  One thing I'm sure of is that when I first started playing I never ended a round with 20 or 25 consonants and no vowels.  That happen frequently to me now.

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I never got board full of consonants either until I'd been playing for some time. Now I get them nearly every game, and usually when I'm above Level 10. No amount of Bombs can clear them. (And I'm not a high-scoring player, either.)
BTW what's up with that square in the lower right quadrant that you can click 20 times and it will never activate?
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I know what you mean! However, if you click in the upper right corner (or sometimes the lower right corner) it responds. I have a love-hate relationship with this game. I love to play it, but hate that I can never get into the 30,000 level. There is no "help" or hints anywhere except on this board.

 

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I only figured out the bomb after I had been playing for about a month.

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how does the bomb work?  I cant find any instructions

 

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The bomb covers up to nine letters (3x3 square). Drag it to the middle of what you want to wipe out.
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me either & my score is really bad

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If you drag a bomb to a letter tile and release it, that tile and any tile touching that tile will be eliminated.  Great if you get to the end of a round and wind up with letters that can't make a word.  You can blow them up and get a double score.

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I haven't gotten to 15,000 yet.  Didn't know about 3 of the same letter thing.  Will try that out.

 

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SOMETIMES I'LL INPUT A "SALTY" WORD BUT THEY WON'T RECOGNIZE IT. NOT BEING RUDE BUT WE'RE ADULTS HERE PEOPLE!!! AND I'M THERE FOR THE POINTS. —AVOCADO DOG (USER NAME)

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