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One of the great thrills of being a reporter is exposing secrets. Today is even more thrilling: I get to expose my editor's secret.

At different times of the day -- possibly while he is editing stories, possibly while less than fully clothed -- my editor plays Scrabble on Facebook with someone he does not know. Never met his opponent. Doesn't know where she -- it's a she, he does know that -- lives. My editor says he tends to dominate these games, but who can believe a secret Scrabble player?

Games on Facebook, and in our smartphone apps, can be played all day -- usually not all at once, all day, but a move here, a move there. Games last for days or months. We want to speak with game players who have never met their opponents or know them only through friends of friends, and yet they are constantly waiting for their next move. Email reporter Michael Rosenwald.

Perhaps The Post will even provide yet another award-winning public service: Getting the players together, face to face, for an actual meeting.

-- Michael Rosenwald

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | July 16, 2010; 9:04 AM ET
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