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Spoonbill Word Target is a game of anagrams. A 9-letter word is chosen
at random from the dictionary, its letters scrambled and presented in a
3 by 3 grid. The central letter is referred to as the Target letter and
must be included in every word you make. Your target is to make as many
words of 4 letters or more from the letters in the Target grid. Verb
forms ending in S and plurals ending in S are not allowed. Proper names
are not allowed. Foreign words are not allowed unless they have been
adopted into the English language. You must, of course, have at least
one 9-letter word in your list. This game has the following features:
- Functionality to
enable you to print a puzzle onto paper
for solving away from the computer.
- A separate NotAWord
dictionary which prevents words which
you have previously deemed not to be words from repeatedly appearing in
the Unknown Words list.
This game is recommended for all you word game enthusiasts. You'll find
it both challenging and addictive.
- Word Assist. With Word
Assist turned on, all the possible
words are displayed with the tiles face down as in the screenshot
above. As you make a new word, the tiles are flipped over to reveal
that word. With Word Assist off, only the words you have already found
- Game Type. You can
choose whether to generate a short game,
an average length game or a long game with the Least, Average and Most
- Random. With the
Random option turned on, a random game
will be generated for you. With the Random option turned off, you can
enter your own puzzle. Many magazines and newspapers feature this type
of puzzle and it has been called many things such as Target, Focus or
Jumble Word. With Random off, you can enter the letters of a magazine
puzzle and use Spoonbill Word Target to play the game.
- Any words you find,
which are not in the Word Target main
dictionary, will be presented to you at the end of the game. If you
deem them to be legal words according to the rules of Word Target, you
can choose to add them to your supplemental User dictionary. These
words will then be available for use in subsequent games.
- The Edit Dictionary
feature allows you to add missing words
to your User dictionary without playing a game.
- You can save the game
you are playing at any time and
resume it in another session.
here to download the install file for Spoonbill Word Target