Triple word square twice in one word

by Richard
(Yucca Valley)

Can the triple word count twice if I make a word with existing letters that originally did not cover either square?

Hi Richard - I'm not 100% sure what you mean here, so please tell me if I have misinterpreted you.

Let's say there are already one or more letters on the board between two triple word squares. Suppose you play a word through those letters so that the new word covers both triple word squares. Is that it?

If so, this situation is basically the 'Holy Grail' of Scrabble!

The reason is that not only do both triple word squares count, but the effect of both premium squares is to give you NINE TIMES your word score, rather than six times, as many guess. Such a move is called a 'triple-triple' or a 'nine-timer'.

I hope that answers your question, but if not, please post a follow up under the Comments link below.

All the best,

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