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Amid Controversy, Pianist Wins Scrabble Championship

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Amid Controversy, Pianist Wins Scrabble Championship

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Amid Controversy, Pianist Wins Scrabble Championship

Amid Controversy, Pianist Wins Scrabble Championship

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In New Orleans, 30-year-old classical pianist Trey Wright beat out more than 800 competitors in the National Scrabble Championship, but not before creating a furor by using a word that is on the official list of banned words. NPR's Scott Simon talks with The Wall Street Journal's Stefan Fatsis about the controversy.