Darryl Francis


In the February 1974 issue of Word Ways, the editor summarized the results of the year-long Games & Puzzles competition to devise a single Scrabble move scoring as many points as possible. The article detailed the winning solution, a 1949-point construction based on the key word BENZOXYCAMPHORS. The article suggested that it would be "extraordinarily difficult, perhaps impossible" to improve this solution by as much as ten points. This task has now been accomplished, in a collaboration between myself and Ron Jerome of Bracknell, Berkshire, England.