Will run test with my "in house" Chessman tomorrow and get back to you with results. Please let us know if you find any further clarification.
Side note: my daughter and I can beat the socks off of ole Dad in scrabble! To such an extent he doesn't like to play with us. :) But then he has it all over us when it comes to chess.
Just out of curiosity, wonder if any surveys have ever been done, for it seems in general, men excel more in chess than women and women excel more than men in scrabble.
Catch you later,