If you’re trying to unscramble words, you should always remember those urbane8 clumbers14 called by numerals10 instead of a surname9, who’d always have crumbles14 everywhere in their manes7. That might not make sense to anyone else, but you know you just got 62 points in unscrambling the word “unscramble”!
When you’re clock-bound, however, it seems that all words escape and you’re only left with… “scramble?” Well, we hate to break it for you but playing with words doesn’t come naturally for everyone. But who says you can’t have some tricks up your sleeve?
6 Techniques on Playing Unscrambled Words Online
If you’re looking to find some cool techniques to help you win the next round of words, here are some to get you started!
1. Start Small
Instead of trying to solve the whole puzzle together, try to look instead for letters that usually go back to back. There are those letter that instantly bring up a following letter when you think of them, like how the Q is almost always followed by a U, or a U usually follows an A or O. Another example is the H following T, G, C, S, P, or W.
2. Look for Prefixes and Suffixes
Prefixes and suffixes can help you take out the distractions while you narrow your focus on the real words. Try to look for prefixes like AN-, UN-, IR-, EX-, DE-, SUB-, RE-, DIS-, AB-, or AD-, and remove them from the equation to add them again in a bit. You can do the same with suffixes like -ING, -LESS, -LY, -FULL, -OUS, -MENT, or -TION.
3. Memorize Anagrams of the Same Alphagrams
So you just got a set of unscrambled letters and you don’t know where to start. Well, you can always start with arranging the letters in an alphabetical order. “Unscramble” becomes “abcelmnrsu”, which doesn’t make any sense. But if you know that “abcelmnrsu” is the anagram of “unscramble”, “urbane”, “crumbles”, “numerals”, “surname”, “crumbles”, and “manes”, you can make the 64 points in a fraction of a glimpse.
4. Build Pictures of Anagrams in Your Mind
So memorizing the alphagrams and anagrams is cool and all, but frankly speaking, that’s just too hard! But you can find your way around that, even if you don’t have the brains of Einstein. Simply, this techniques works by building images of the anagrams in your mind. Let’s take our first example of “unscramble”. Now that you know many of the anagrams of the words, try visualizing a charming clumber puppy running at you (which is very adorable by the way), but the clumber is among his group of friends. You wanted to tell them apart, so you named them in numerals instead of giving them surnames. Those very adorable clumbers can’t eat anything without getting crumbles of bread all over their manes!
5. Discard the Vowels
The vowels can’t stand on their own. The consonants, on the other hand, they make up the shape and structure of the word. This is another way to narrow your focus, so take these consonants and try to shape up the structure of the anagram in front of you. Once you do that, you can even exchange vowels to make more than one word using the same word-structure.
6. Get a Little Outside Help
There’s nothing to be shameful about, we’ve all been in a situation in which the time was up before we can even make sense of the scrambled letters. To give you head start, you can easily use an online tool to unscramble the anagram you’re facing. Does that feel like cheating? Well, technically it is, but you can also use this tool in practice to help you memorize your words and train for battle.
Practice Makes Perfect
Even Einstein spent years building his knowledge before he was able to invent anything. You’re no lesser than him, are you? Well maybe there’s a slight difference in genetics, but what we’re trying to say here is that… there’s nothing you can’t achieve if you put your mind into it! All it needs from you is to practise, practise, and then practise some more. Practice does make perfect.