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The '''School SCRABBLE Word List''' (2015 edition), SSWL2015, was developed by NASPA in early 2015 as a successor to the previously unnamed word list in use in [[School SCRABBLE]] competitions. Like its predecessors, it consists of those words that are acceptable in the regular [[Official Tournament and Club Word List]] (OTCWL) that are considered appropriate for school use.
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The '''NASPA School Word List''' (NSWL), formerly '''School SCRABBLE Word List''' (SSWL), is the official word list used in [[School SCRABBLE]] competitions. It consists of those words that are acceptable in the regular [[NASPA Word List]] (NWL) that are considered appropriate for school use.
  
== Availability ==
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The currently effective edition is the 2018 edition ([[NSWL2018]]).
  
The word list is available for viewing in its entirety at the [http://schoolscrabble.us School SCRABBLE] website.
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The NSWL is the first word list that NASPA has made available to
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[[software]] developers through a [[Licensing |licensing]] process. Please
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[[contact]] us if you would like to use our word list in your application.
  
It is also available for electronic study and tournament adjudication purposes in the
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== Where to Find It ==
NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] program to NASPA members. School SCRABBLE competitors in the
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2014-2015 season may apply for a complimentary season [[School SCRABBLE Membership|membership]]
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NSWL is available to NASPA members for electronic study and tournament adjudication purposes in the
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] program. Since its inception, School SCRABBLE competitors have been granted complimentary season [[School SCRABBLE Membership|membership]]
 
to gain access to this tool.
 
to gain access to this tool.
  
Selected lists of words intended for study are also available through NASPA [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services].
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The word list is also available for personal use as a free download (password required) through NASPA [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services].
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NSWL is not currently available in printed form.
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== History ==
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In the earliest days of [[School SCRABBLE]], tournaments were adjudicated using
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paper dictionaries such as [[OTCWL]], [[Long List]] and [[MWCD]], supplemented
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with lists of words excluded as being inappropriate for the school community.
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When [[Zyzzyva]] grew in popularity, ad hoc unlicensed electronic versions of word lists were prepared each year, and typically mislabelled as being editions of [[OSPD5]].
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Beginning in 2015, the NASPA [[Dictionary Committee]] formally named the word list it prepared the School SCRABBLE Word List ([[SSWL2015]]), and made it available
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in electronic form to licensed users of NASPA Zyzzyva.
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In 2016, [[SSWL2016]] was released, incorporating updates included by the NASPA
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Dictionary Committee in [[OTCWL2016]].
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In 2018, [[SSWL2018]] was released, incorporating updates from [[Official_SCRABBLE_Players_Dictionary#OSPD6 |OSPD6]] and [[OTCWL2018]].
  
== Content ==
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In 2019, SSWL2018 was rebranded as NSWL2018.
  
SSWL2015 has 187,179 words ranging in length from 2 to 15 letters. To view a list of differences between SSWL2015 and OTCWL or the 2014 school list, use Zyzzyva to search for words that are in one lexicon but not the other.
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In 2020, [[NSWL2020]] was released, deleting offensive slurs from [[NSWL2018]. It will take effect on January 6, 2021.

Latest revision as of 16:12, 19 October 2020

The NASPA School Word List (NSWL), formerly School SCRABBLE Word List (SSWL), is the official word list used in School SCRABBLE competitions. It consists of those words that are acceptable in the regular NASPA Word List (NWL) that are considered appropriate for school use.

The currently effective edition is the 2018 edition (NSWL2018).

The NSWL is the first word list that NASPA has made available to software developers through a licensing process. Please contact us if you would like to use our word list in your application.

Where to Find It

NSWL is available to NASPA members for electronic study and tournament adjudication purposes in the NASPA Zyzzyva program. Since its inception, School SCRABBLE competitors have been granted complimentary season membership to gain access to this tool.

The word list is also available for personal use as a free download (password required) through NASPA Member Services.

NSWL is not currently available in printed form.

History

In the earliest days of School SCRABBLE, tournaments were adjudicated using paper dictionaries such as OTCWL, Long List and MWCD, supplemented with lists of words excluded as being inappropriate for the school community.

When Zyzzyva grew in popularity, ad hoc unlicensed electronic versions of word lists were prepared each year, and typically mislabelled as being editions of OSPD5.

Beginning in 2015, the NASPA Dictionary Committee formally named the word list it prepared the School SCRABBLE Word List (SSWL2015), and made it available in electronic form to licensed users of NASPA Zyzzyva.

In 2016, SSWL2016 was released, incorporating updates included by the NASPA Dictionary Committee in OTCWL2016.

In 2018, SSWL2018 was released, incorporating updates from OSPD6 and OTCWL2018.

In 2019, SSWL2018 was rebranded as NSWL2018.

In 2020, NSWL2020 was released, deleting offensive slurs from [[NSWL2018]. It will take effect on January 6, 2021.