VINI(F)eRA for 167

On Saturday night I was thrilled to play a triple-triple, VINIFeRA, against Mark for 167. My rack in my previous move was AAFNOR?, which makes no sevens and only two eights (FANfAROn and FORAmiNA). I played FORA, slotting the F on the DLS in the top row on the right. I drew three tiles out of the bag, IIV, and cursed my bad luck. And then I saw it: VINIFeRA. Mark challenged it, as he had never seen the word and for 167 points, he felt he had to. From a rack of FIIV*** I drew into greatness.

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