The most likely way of using B in a bonus word is probably something beginning with BE- or BI-. The -ABLE sufﬁx is also worth remembering (NOTABLE, OPENABLE) and quite a few with an optional E in the middle: LIV(E)ABLE, LOV(E)-ABLE, NAM(E)ABLE, MAK(E)ABLE, TAK(E)ABLE.
If you are holding on to the common AEIOU and LNRST letters to look for bonus words, you could use a B to make:
ATEBRIN an anti-malarial drug
BASINET mediaeval helmet
BESAINT to make into a saint
BAITERS people who use bait
BARITES plural of barite, a mineral
REBAITS baits again
TERBIAS plural of terbia, a white powder
SEABLITE plant of the goosefoot family
BARONIES lands owned by a baron
SEAROBIN an American ﬁsh
By Barry Grossman
Barry is a leading UK Scrabble player and winner of several tournaments. He is the author of Scrabble for Beginners (Chambers), Need to Know Scrabble, Scrabble – Play to Win and The Little Book of Scrabble Trickster. He has also contributed to numerous other books on the subject of words and word-games, has been a series champion of Channel 4’s Countdown, and has written four comedy series for BBC Radio 4. He lives in Hertford.
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