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11 December, 2015

Da-da! Here's the new Wordburger Lounge, a special annex off the main house. Here you'll find brainteasers and games, word-talk and crossword clues - anything wordy and twisted really. 

If you haven't grabbed the Wordburger book, what's stopping you? In one chomp-size book you'll pick up some mad word-skills, the kind to help you untangle the tricks in this section.

Likewise the Wordburger app. Get to it. Try it out. The toy is ready for takeaway. Give it a whirl and test your solving smarts. 

Meanwhile, let's start on the right foot. Each cluster below holds a body part. When you find it, swap it with another body part owning the same amount of letters. If you picked right, you'll make a new word!

DIAGHAND, say, would lead to DIAGNOSE, because I picked my nose. Now your turn to pick your own!











Share your answers in the Comments. (And don't peek too soon if you're trying to figure them out!) 

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
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