Post by keviniceskate on Feb 8, 2019 17:59:20 GMT -5
Hello everyone. I am brand new to the forums, so my apologies if this is not the appropriate place to be asking.
I would love to be able to be really good at Wheel of Fortune/HQ words games. Mainly solving world puzzles (not crosswords)
I would love to learn the strategies of what letters to call, how to solve a certain puzzle with certain letters on the board already, letter word orders, apostrophes, certain letter combination strategies etc.
Basically, I want to go from 0 to skilled in word puzzle games, as I often find myself struggling to solve even the most basic of word problems.
Are there any books on wheel of fortune and HQ word type strategies for how to get good at solving world puzzles?
As far as apostrophes go, count how many letters follow it when you find one. If it's one, the vast majority of the time it is either S or T (if it's the latter, than N is the last letter before the apostrophe); if both of those fail, it's likely D. If you see two letters after the apostrophe, they're probably RE or VE. If the apostrophe is immediately after the first letter and you've ruled out I'VE, it's probably someone's last name, in which case I personally would try O for the letter before the apostrophe first (with D or L as alternatives if that doesn't work).
Specific to Wheel (well, almost, but this bullet is tailored to Wheel): Be mindful of the category. If the category is plural, one of the words usually ends in -S; though don't rule out the word AND being in the puzzle unless it's obviously not there. As another example, the first word in a WHAT ARE YOU DOING? puzzle almost always ends in -ING. You don't need as much trivia knowledge to succeed in Wheel as you do in Jeopardy but having a knowledge of popular culture helps. If you're playing under older rule sets, be aware that sometimes the kinds of puzzles that get used with a category changes over time: Pat used to warn that "PERSON does not always mean PROPER NAME" until I think the early '90s; now I have to remember that PROPER NAME does not always mean PERSON.
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