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winning at scrabble against people who are much better than you


It’s good to know that there are people out there as desperately, pathetically competitive as I am. Who knew that you could get a huge crowd of people hooting with enthusiasm over ways to cheat at parlour games?

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Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. His recent books include Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right and No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

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