I tried. I tried very hard to resist. Nancy Reagan warned me to Just Say NO but did I listen?
I now play Words With Friends. There. I've said it. I had 6 games going over the weekend, two with random strangers. I feel so dirty. "Dirty" is 9 points, more if you land on DL, TL, DW or TW.
This is not one of my screens, I found this example online. I know these words. I am pretty good at regular Scrabble.
In the first game that I played, I wondered where my friend was coming up with some of her strange words. I congratulated her and commented that she must have done many more crosswords than I (something we both enjoy and discover words seldom spoken but used because they fit the puzzle grid) and my friend confessed that she uses cheats.
My goodness, there are more cheat apps than there are versions of WWF!
Back in the old days, pre-computer, I did a daily crossword and avoided using a crossword puzzle dictionary until truly stumped. I think I prefer to play WWF this way too. If you use cheats all the time you may as well watch a computer play the game for you.
But it does help when you are stuck with letters Q, K, L, M, U, D and X. Maybe I should get one of these shirts for those times: