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Word Wheels

Word Wheels Instructions:
Here's how to play Word Wheels:
Simply find as many words of three or more letters as you can in the wheel. Words must only use letters in the wheel.

Every word must use the central letter. Plurals or proper nouns are not allowed. There is always at least one word that uses all the letters in the wheel.

Spinning the Word Wheel

Word wheels are great fun, and a fantastic way of building vocabulary: looking up words that you think might exist but are not sure about is a fun and interactive way of learning words that can be great for your general knowledge and also of course if you also play other word games such as scrabble!

Word wheels are often presented with word targets, and you must meet these in order to achieve the various gradings given: typically these might be a target score, a good score and an excellent score. To get an excellent score is usually quite tricky and will require some persistence.

What methods are there to solve wordwheels? Well really all you need is a good vocabulary and some patience. A good system works well too. Many solvers like to start with a given letter on the wheel as their start letter, then try to find as many words as they can that start with that letter, and of course always use the central letter.

Once that's exhausted, you would then move round to the next letter and then try to find as many words as you can that start with that letter, and then keep moving round the wheel until you get back to where you started.

And that's pretty much all there is to it when it comes to solving this fun puzzle that is a great way of building your vocabulary!

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Last updated: 05 Jun 2013

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