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'''Zyzzyva''' is a word study and word
 
adjudication [[software|program]] created by [[Michael Thelen]], purchased by NASPA in September 2014. Inquiries about the program should be directed to the [[Zyzzyva Committee]].
 
  
Zyzzyva is freely available to anyone and runs under Linux, Windows 98 or later, and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later on a 64-bit (Intel Core 2 Duo or later) processor.
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'''NASPA Zyzzyva''' is a word study and word adjudication [[software|program]].
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Support requests should be directed to the Zyzzyva user group at
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[mailto:zyzzyva-users@yahoogroups.com zyzzyva-users@yahoogroups.com];
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bug reports or enhancement requests
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should be directed to the [[Zyzzyva Committee]].
  
The newest version of Zyzzyva, version 3.0.4, which includes OTCWL2014 (for NASPA members only) and other lexicons, is now available from the link below for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux machines.
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== Supported Operating Systems ==
  
There is a separate iOS app version of Zyzzyva, developed for the now dated iOS 6. Soon after our acquisition of Zyzzyva, we learned that its iOS app is not compatible with iOS 8. After we have released the next version of the desktop Zyzzyva app, we will work on an iOS 8-compatible version of the mobile Zyzzyva app, which we are hoping will be available early in 2015. We then intend to discontinue the Lite version of the mobile app to continue only with the full version, which will be repriced as a free app. Please watch for an announcement about the next iOS version of Zyzzyva in the near future.
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NASPA Zyzzyva is currently available on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.
  
Zyzzyva has been used at software self-lookup stations at many North American [[SCRABBLE]] [[tournaments]],  
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A new “mini” version that will support tablets and smartphones, both Android and iOS, is under development. At this time, there is no date for the completion of this new version.
including BAT, Oregon TILE, the Dallas Open,
 
the [[National SCRABBLE Championship]],
 
[[National School SCRABBLE Championship]], the [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
and the [[World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
  
== Protected Lexicon Information ==
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== Current Version ==
  
Merriam-Webster has required encryption of the OTCWL2014, SSWL2015 and OSPD5 lexicons within Zyzzyva. In order to support this encryption, NASPA Zyzzyva has built-in deadlines, as follows:
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Version 3.2.1 introduces the [[CSW2019]] lexicon.
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It continues to include the [[NWL2018]], [[SSWL2018 | NSWL2018]], [[CSW2015]] and Volost lexica.
  
Version 3.0.3 - this version will cease to work on May 1, 2015.  Please upgrade to the latest version prior to that date.
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Word list availability may be restricted by licensors to current NASPA
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members.
  
Version 3.0.4 - this version has two deadlines built into it, as follows:
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== History ==
* when you claim a license for a protected lexicon, the license will remain in effect until the expiry date of your NASPA membership at that point in time.  When you later renew your NASPA membership, you should update the license to extend the deadline.  You can manage your license from the Tools --> Manage Licenses menu in the program.
 
* periodically, the program will require the ability to check-in with the NASPA server and activate the license (for general users, this lasts one month, with an additional one-month grace period).  If the check-in is not performed, the program will only allow the protected lexicons to be used for word judging, until such time as the check-in completes successfully.
 
  
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[[Michael Thelen]] wrote the original version of what was then Zyzzyva,
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and maintained it for many years as it gained worldwide popularity.
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Zyzzyva
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has been used at software self-lookup stations at most
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North American [[SCRABBLE]] [[tournaments]],
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including BAT, Oregon TILE, the Dallas Open,
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the [[National SCRABBLE Championship]],
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[[National School SCRABBLE Championship]], the [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
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and the [[World SCRABBLE Championship]].
  
Obtaining a license and activating the license with the check-in process require internet access.  If you need to install the protected lexicons on a machine without internet access, please contact [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org] for information about off-line activation.
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In September 2014, NASPA bought all rights to Zyzzyva,  
 
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and we have worked since then
== Installation Instructions ==
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with our SCRABBLE partners to ensure licensed
 
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access to all the official word lists for our members.
For step-by-step installation instructions, see:
 
 
 
* [[NASPA Zyzzyva OSX Installation|NASPA Zyzzyva OS X Installation]]
 
* [[NASPA Zyzzyva Windows Installation]]
 
* [[NASPA Zyzzyva Linux Installation]]
 
 
 
 
 
Please note that as of May 6 2015, Norton Antivirus has incorrectly flagged Zyzzyva as suspicious. As such, Norton users must train the antivirus software to ignore the folder where Zyzzyva lives (which is either C:\Program Files\NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4 or C:\Program Files (x86)\NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4, on Windows). Here is a good summary of how you to do so: [http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/ht/excludefilesfromnorton.htm http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/ht/excludefilesfromnorton.htm]
 
 
 
Here is a procedure used by one user to correct the Norton issue:
 
 
 
First, restore the program:
 
# Open Norton
 
# Click Security
 
# Click History
 
# Select "Quarantine" from drop-down menu
 
# Click NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4 from list of quarantined items
 
# Click Restore
 
# Close the Security window.
 
 
 
  
Next, before exiting Norton, exclude further activity against this program:
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[[Ross Brown]] has continued development of the desktop edition of
# Click Settings
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what became NASPA Zyzzyva, with [[Michael Donegan]] taking over
# Click Antivirus
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development of the iOS edition.
# Click Scans and Risks
 
# Navigate to "Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, SONAR and Download Intelligence Detection" and click "Configure" to the right of that item.
 
# Click "Add File"
 
# Click the folder icon to browse.
 
# Navigate to Program Files (x86)/NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4
 
# Select "naspa zyzzyva 3.0.4.exe" and click OK.
 
  
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== Version History ==
  
Zyzzyva should now be restored, and should not be quarantined by Norton in the future.
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; [[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1]]
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: the official source for [[NWL2018]], [[SSWL2018 | NSWL2018]], [[CSW2015]] and [[CSW2019]]
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; [[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.0]]
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: the official source for [[NWL2018]], [[SSWL2018 | NSWL2018]] and [[CSW2015]]
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; [[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.1.0]]
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: the official source for [[OTCWL2016]], [[SSWL2016]] and [[CSW2015]] as well as older versions [[OTCWL2014]] and [[SSWL2015]]
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; [[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4]]
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: the official source for [[OTCWL2014]] and [[SSWL2015]]
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; [[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.3]]
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: a time-limited test release that expired in May 2015
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; Zyzzyva 0.9.4
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: released 2006-01-14, first version to include [[OTCWL2]]
  
You may need to restore the program icon from the desktop shortcut at this point.  To do so, follow these steps:
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== Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ==
# From the desktop icon, right click
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The [[NASPA Zyzzyva FAQ]], as with everything Zyzzyva-related, was originally written by Michael Thelen and then transferred to NASPA in 2014.
# Select properties
 
# Click Change Icon
 
# Click Browse
 
# Navigate to "ProgramFiles (x86)\NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4\images"
 
# Select Zyzzyva.ico and click "Open"
 
# Click OK
 
# Click OK
 
  
== External links ==
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NASPA will be updating this page as time permits; we welcome specific questions or suggestions at our general inquiry email address, [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
[http://zyzzyva.net/ Zyzzyva home page]
 
  
[http://zyzzyva.net/download.shtml Zyzzyva version 3.0.4 Windows and OS X download]
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== Links ==
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* [[NASPA Zyzzyva: The Last Word in Word Study]]
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* [[NASPA Zyzzyva Download]]

Latest revision as of 18:20, 5 July 2019

NASPA Zyzzyva is a word study and word adjudication program. Support requests should be directed to the Zyzzyva user group at zyzzyva-users@yahoogroups.com; bug reports or enhancement requests should be directed to the Zyzzyva Committee.

Supported Operating Systems

NASPA Zyzzyva is currently available on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

A new “mini” version that will support tablets and smartphones, both Android and iOS, is under development. At this time, there is no date for the completion of this new version.

Current Version

Version 3.2.1 introduces the CSW2019 lexicon. It continues to include the NWL2018, NSWL2018, CSW2015 and Volost lexica.

Word list availability may be restricted by licensors to current NASPA members.

History

Michael Thelen wrote the original version of what was then Zyzzyva, and maintained it for many years as it gained worldwide popularity. Zyzzyva has been used at software self-lookup stations at most North American SCRABBLE tournaments, including BAT, Oregon TILE, the Dallas Open, the National SCRABBLE Championship, National School SCRABBLE Championship, the Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship and the World SCRABBLE Championship.

In September 2014, NASPA bought all rights to Zyzzyva, and we have worked since then with our SCRABBLE partners to ensure licensed access to all the official word lists for our members.

Ross Brown has continued development of the desktop edition of what became NASPA Zyzzyva, with Michael Donegan taking over development of the iOS edition.

Version History

NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1
the official source for NWL2018, NSWL2018, CSW2015 and CSW2019
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.0
the official source for NWL2018, NSWL2018 and CSW2015
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.1.0
the official source for OTCWL2016, SSWL2016 and CSW2015 as well as older versions OTCWL2014 and SSWL2015
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.4
the official source for OTCWL2014 and SSWL2015
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.3
a time-limited test release that expired in May 2015
Zyzzyva 0.9.4
released 2006-01-14, first version to include OTCWL2

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The NASPA Zyzzyva FAQ, as with everything Zyzzyva-related, was originally written by Michael Thelen and then transferred to NASPA in 2014.

NASPA will be updating this page as time permits; we welcome specific questions or suggestions at our general inquiry email address, info@scrabbleplayers.org.

Links