[ skraw-ler ]
/ ˈskrɔ lər /
a person who scrawls.
an agricultural machine for laying out fields in which plants are to be placed in ridged rows.
What Was Scrabble’s Original Name?Great things can come out of hard times — take Scrabble. During the Great Depression, architect Alfred Mosher Butts couldn’t find work. So he decided to create a board game that required the vocabulary skills of anagrams and crossword puzzles but also had an element of chance. Butts hand-drew the original board with architectural drafting equipment. He also hand-lettered the tiles. He studied the front page of …
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