A SCRABBLE board was almost launched across a quiet West Seneca neighborhood over the weekend. I'm sure everyone has gotten to this point over a game of Monopoly but SCRABBLE? I won't tell you what side I'm on so we can have an impartial verdict but we need to get to the bottom of this soon!

The Debate:

Is this move legal?

What should the scoring be?

The original word was EAR, as seen below.


The next play was made using a blank tile as the letter "S" to make the word SCAT.


So the debate? Is this move allowed? If it is, what would the scoring be tallied?

The rules in the game can be spun for whatever side you may be on so I'm interested in seeing the answers that a=will come!