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Written by Nick Heer.

The Real Story Behind the Stolen-Blanks Scandal

Stefan Fatsis writes about the recent Scrabble scandal for Slate:

That’s why the media storm over the cadged blanks feels so cheap, and so unrepresentative to those of us who love Scrabble so much. “Is the cheating incident really seen, even by us, as more noteworthy than one of the most amazing tournament finishes ever?” a top expert, Jim Kramer, posted Friday on the Yahoo listserv Crossword Games-Pro, where the posts have been about the cheating incident and media fallout, and little else. 

Indeed, it was a spectacular tournament, but you wouldn’t know it from the coverage.