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FAQ: Using Our Tool To Unscramble Words
How Do I Unscramble Words
You can use our word unscrambler to easily unscramble words. Merely, enter your letters into the word finder letter box and press the big friendly green button. This will generate a list of the words you can make from those letters. The list displays the words 10 at a time for easier reading (on desktops and mobile devices - you don't need to page up and down anymore). Use the nice green buttons (start, end, next, last) to page through the words it unscrambled. And be sure to bookmark us so you can find us again quickly!
Unscramble Words With Wildcards
If you're trying to solver a word puzzle with a wildcard character, never fear. Simply enter this wildcard in the solver as either a ? or a *. It will unscramble words which can use that wildcard tile by cycling through all the possible letters in the alphabet. The word finder and word jumble solver should be able to help you from there.
Why is specific word not listed...
This is a common support question. We designed the word finder to be a family-friendly helper for popular word games. If you don't see a word, it is usually because:
- Proper Name or Place (usually unplayable)
- Obscure - Not Listed in Our Dictionary
- Offensive - Wasn't Family Friendly or Civil
- Very New - Dictionary didn't pick it up yet
- Slang, Not Common Use - eg. not broadly used
Ways To Unscramble Words
Need Word Unscramble Help? Staring down an out of control word scrambler? We aim to please, with our handy word unscrambler that will let you unscramble letters. Or you can try to solve this the old fashioned way.... (need a 5 letter word?)
First, look for opportunities to make plurals. If you see an 'S', be ready to tack it onto the end of any word you can make with the remaining letters. The same goes if you have 'ES' or 'IES'. One cool cheat with a lot of word game programs is they check for plurals using rules rather than a dictionary, so they will accept tacking an S on the end as a good word. Expect some whining on the message screen if you do that (although the move is fair).
Next, take a look for any prefixes or suffixes. These are common sequences of letters that are used by many words in the english language. They can be another quick way to unscramble words. Find your prefix or suffix and test mixing up the other letters to make more words. For puzzles, once you're sure you know the prefix or suffix of a word, you really reduce the number of possible words you can make.
Consonant patterns are another great way to go after the possible words. If you spot a "th" or a "ch" or have two consonants and a couple of vowels, start swapping the order of the vowels around to see what words you can unscramble. Once you have an idea about the rough order of your consonants, there are a very small number of ways to arrange your vowels into words - which can speed up your solution. We had this kind of thinking in mind when we designed our word scramble game. (common strategy for scrabble as well)
We've cranked out a bunch of word solvers and tools to unscramble letters. Each of these tools uses a fast dictionary search to look for possible ways to unscramble letters into words. This particular solver is intended to help people unscramble words. We rank answers on this solver by word length.If you're playing scrabble, you will want a points score. We recommend trying out our scrabble cheat or our scrabble word finder. Both of these will generate a list of words ranked by point score. They also allow you to build words off letters already placed on the board. A bunch of these tools can also be used for text twist.
This word unscrambler site started as a fun side project. We wanted to learn how to write web-based software tools. A word game solver was the most frivolous thing we could think of, considering my day job doesn't require me to unscramble letters. We appreciate all the support we've received over the years and love to hear about new word games. At this point, we've probably run into almost every puzzle based on unscrambling words.Hangman Solver History
This site grew up around our hangman solver. This handy tool was designed to guess missing letters. We took a large dictionary and built a pattern matching algorithm to find powerful words to play. It can help you with a crossword; many people use it as a crossword solver. (but don't use it for a word jumble; you need different tools for working with unscrambling scrambled letters)More About Our Unscramble Words Solver
This site expanded to include around word scramble puzzles. Our word scramble solver is very popular. It can serve as unscramble words cheat, where the letter unscrambler can sort out hard puzzles. Our solving engine also works as an anagram solver, a jumble solver, a text twist finder. If you need to unscramble any word, we've got you covered. Our site has cheat answers for any scramble game or word scramble puzzles.What's Next?
So where do we go from here? Need to build a word scraper? We've got one on the drawing board. We recently started playing with essay generators. It's a big step up from handling word scramble and word generator pages, but we're having fun with it. Looking beyond tools to unscramble the letters, we thought about adding a section for word lists. If you can think of any word lists which you can't find anywhere else, please let us know and we can look into adding them. It is all part of our goal to build the best unscramble word cheat tool and word solver site, the best source for when you need a powerful word to play.What Else?
Gee, this is like Ferris Bueler's day off. Just go home, ok? So we have a bunch of puzzle maker tools as well. You can make a crossword puzzle. Want a jumble? You can make a word scramble. That should give you a chance to unscramble a word.