A player recently brought to my attention that the concluding moves of his recent games were marked by strange words. Wanting to know how he got beaten, he researched the words thoroughly, including a lookup of the official word list (see the sidebar), a Google search for the words, and an attempted pass-and-play game using the words. In each case, the words were not present.
I admit to being skeptical at first. I am occasionally beaten by a closeout bingo that causes me to pull my hair out. But I went ahead and performed the same kind of inquiry and got the same result. This left me with no other choice but to award this player with a win in Round 7. I eliminated the accused player.
The ability to trick the application into accepting any word you fancy threatens the integrity of the game. I have emailed the NewToy developers about this issue and suggested ways to address it. Until we get a fix, you the players will need to be vigilant and look up any word you suspect of being fabricated.
Here are screen shots.
You won't find "KIHEH" out there, unless you're referring to proper nouns.
REPANACO doesn't even come up in a Google search (maybe it will now)