String Count Up (+) and String Count Down (-) specials, as with all specials, are created at the intersection of two words. These specials also have a number displayed in the lower right hand corner. This number indicates how many strings will be added or subtracted from the string counter. This number can be as high as 4 or as little as 1. I try my best to avoid the String Count Down specials until I’ve at least reached the point goal for the level.
Hint: No matter how many Strings are remaining, if you fill the board up and don’t spell any words, the level will be over at the end of the String pass.
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