Stefan Fatsis

Author of the book “Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players.”

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Stefan Fatsis is an author and journalist. He regularly appears as a guest on National Public Radio's All Things Considered daily radio news program and as a panelist on Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen.

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Mojito, mixtape and chillax are three of the 5,000 new words that’ll appear in the latest edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, out on Monday.

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Mojito, mixtape and chillax are three of the 5,000 new words that’ll appear in the latest edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, out on Monday.

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