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Scrabble Patterns


Susan Thorpe


When the letters of the word SUPERMAN are assigned their Scrabble values, SUPERMAN becomes 1131.1311, a palindromic numerical arrangement. SUPE.RMAN is what I call a Scrabble Palindrome. Similarly, GAR.DEN is a Scrabble Tautonym (211.211), while RU.IN (11.11) is both a Scrabble Palindrome and a Scrable Tautonym. The Scrabble totals of the letters of the first and second halves of the word are equal, in the above cases 6.6, 4.4, and 2.2 respectively.