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The NASPA School Word List (2023 edition), NSWL2023, was edited by the NASPA Dictionary Committee in 2023 and is effective as of February 29, 2024. It replaces NSWL2020.

Like its predecessors, it consists of those words that are acceptable in the regular NASPA Word List (NWL) that are considered appropriate for school use.


Print Edition

For licensing reasons, this book is a members-only publication, available only through the NASPA Store. As of 2023-11-09, the first publication date has not yet been scheduled.

Electronic Editions

NASPA members may download the word list and related files through Member Services in the following format:

NSWL2023 (text)
All words found in the NASPA School Word List (2023 edition), in a text file, dated 2024-01-11

NOTE: This file replaces the initial online release of NSWL23 on 2023-11-09. It removes 16 words deemed inappropriate for school use.

It is available to NASPA members for electronic study and tournament adjudication purposes in the NASPA Zyzzyva program, starting with version 3.4.0.

School Scrabble competitors may apply for a complimentary season membership.