Where can I find the latest Collins Scrabble Words list in a text file? Googling this seems surprisingly difficult to find. I can only find some sites where I can check if the word is in the list.

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    What's up with the downvotes? Sorry but this is my first Q at Boardgames SE. – Kenny LJ Sep 7 '17 at 11:01

Collins Scrabble Words 2015 (276,643 words). Text files (Google Drive):

Words only (3MB).

With definitions (17 MB).

  • Again the downvotes. Would the downvoters mind taking a moment to explain why they downvoted the Q and also the A? I think that would help newcomers like me understand this SE better and contribute more productively. Thanks. – Kenny LJ Sep 9 '17 at 1:43
  • I've downvoted the answer, because I believe you are linking to copyright-protected content. No idea about the q, though... – steenbergh Sep 9 '17 at 6:26

The Words List seems to be protected by copyright. I highly doubt downloading the entire list - especially in an easily accessible format - is strictly speaking legal.

I found this on the Collins website.

Collins is the only online Scrabble word finder to use the official tournament word list.

So, I googled official tournament word list, and found this site, of the North American Scrabble Players Association. There it's stated that the Word List can be bought in print or digital format. The digital copy also needs a certain program:

Electronic Editions

NASPA members may use the free word study and adjudication tool, NASPA Zyzzyva, to access a licensed electronic copy of this word list. OTCWL2016 is included beginning with NASPA Zyzzyva version 3.1.0.

NASPA Zyzzyva is available for download to Windows and Mac machines at the NASPA Zyzzyva download site, which includes download and installation instructions.

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