The extra words count on mine. I wonder why it is not counting on yours? That’s the first thing I do is find every small word I can before pursuing the theme words. Two-letter words don’t count, though. After I’ve collected quite a few words (maybe 25 or so), the box that keeps them turns shiny and vibrates to release the flow of couns to the top.
“Thought” and “treat” can be used as nouns...AND verbs:
“I thought I wanted ice cream, but changed my mind.”
“Okay, I will treat you to ice cream next time!”
I am having that same problem...where an ad will pop up and then, if I don’t hit the X fast enough to close it, the white box with the ap itself shows up. I don’t want to get the ap, so I hit the “done” button, but the window doesn’t close! Then I have to restart my ipad to get rid of the white window and start fresh again! VERY frustrating!