Conrad Bassett–Bouchard, 24, of Portland, Ore., won the National Scrabble Championship held in Buffalo, N.Y. His winning words included "florigen." Marc Murphy/National Scrabble Championship hide caption

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Nigel Richards successfully defended his National Scrabble Championship title in Dallas, winning a $10,000 first prize. Patricia Hocker/PR NEWSWIRE hide caption

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