CSW (SOWPODS) and OSPD coming soon, too.
First up, installed TODAY: OWL (NWL2023). The “OWL” (Official Word List) lexicon on Chez and Gladiators have both been updating. Please report any issues on the forum, or with a comment here.
In near future, OSPD (I still need to get a complete list in a single file), and presumably, the international list (the one called SOWPODS here). I’ve let the SOWPODS list from a few years ago continue… all the 2021 CSW update did was remove some words considered offensive. When the next update comes out and I upload it to the site, those words will be removed at last, plus thousands more added.
This new OWL/NWL2023 lexicon, the most popular on Chez and Glad, is the official word list for use in club and tournament play in North America. Stats about the change:
Total # of words : 196601
Adding 4787 words
Removing 38 words
There are too many to list here. Useful transition lists will appear on club sites soon, I would hope.
I posted the full added/removed word list (from OWL 2020 list to 2023) on Chez: click the “members” link, then press the “Useful Scrabble Stuff” link, and a page will open with the complete set of added (top) and removed (bottom) words.
A tiny sampling of newbies (two of these I tried in the past month…!)