This week's playing tip pertains to Set-Me-Up Partners. In this format, the idea is for one partner to set the other up for big point plays whenever possible. This is one time when you WANT to open up the 3W!! It sometimes helps to place a vowel beside the 3L space that is near the 3W, because colored tiles can really help your team's score in such a play.
Example: The setting partner plays the word CLUE with the 'e' beside the 3L space opening up the 3W. Their partner plays ZEST using that 'e' and scores 54 pts!
One good thing to remember, however, is don't get so involved in setting up your partner that you pass up a good play of your own! Remember, each team gets 2 Bingos in this format, and if you have a chance to play one, play it.