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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR MAY 16, 2019

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mark Fidler           - 1768      53    31        401
     2 Richard Buck          = 1764      14    11        401
       Steven Saul           + 1764      81    37        417
     4 Wes Eddings             1763      52    28        414
     5 Jake Bergmann           1747      31    19        408
       Carl Durdan           - 1747      31    17        421
       Joel Horn             + 1747      95    56        411
     8 Chris Sinacola          1740       1     1        423
     9 Judy Horn             + 1738      71    94        388
    10 John Cheras             1734       1     2        356

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Barron, Mic                1784/A     5     1        416 
    Becker, Bob              - 1715      30    26        402      14
    Bergmann, Jake             1747      31    19        408       5
    Buck, Richard            = 1764      14    11        401       2
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1633      33    82        348      17
    Cheras, John               1734       1     2        356      10
    Cole, Judy                 1717/A     0     1        386 
    Durdan, Carl             - 1747      31    17        421       5
    Eddings, Wes               1763      52    28        414       4
    Fidler, Mark             - 1768      53    31        401       1
    Finkey, Don                1742/A    12     5        406 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        = 1652      27    54        359      16
    Horn, Joel               + 1747      95    56        411       5
    Horn, Judy               + 1738      71    94        388       9
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1716      45    59        382      12
    Kt., Trx.                  1611      27   108        331      18
    Kulig, Chris               1744/A    66    34        419 
    McDonald, Carol            1733      41    37        386      11
    Novinson, Daniel           1713/A    35    21        395 
    Saul, Steven             + 1764      81    37        417       2
    Sinacola, Chris            1740       1     1        423       8
    Wolfberg, Mike             1716      59    46        403      12
    Wood, Betsey               1665       9    15        371      15

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There were 10 players in attendance when we last met on May 9, 2019.

Congratulations to Linda G. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 455, 27.0% above her average.

High losing scores: Marvin 450 to Steven S. 455,
                    Marvin 400 to Bob B. 421

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

YOH, KIRN, OOZY, AWAITER, BIENIAL, DETUNES, SENDOUT, STRAITE, MONITERS
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(HOY), KIRN (RINK), OOZY, AWAITER, DETUNES, (SNOUTED), (ARTIEST ARTISTE
ATTIRES IRATEST RATITES STRIATE TASTIER)

Erratum - missing from last week's news:
 Judy H. made two triple-triples on 2-May-19 in two different games:
  NEATNESS for 131 points and CURVETED for 212 points.

We were only 5 points away from having all wining scores at
400 or higher last week (397 and 398 were the only ones below 400).

The following words were noted to have anagrams on the Jeopardy
TV Show on 7-May-19; some of these have multiple answers:
METEOR, VERBOSE, PREDATOR, SEASIDE, PRESUME.

There are 49 sevens in NWL2018 which end in ARY.
The first 25 were in the news last time. Here are the remaining words:

OLIVARY - OLIVARY adj shaped like an olive
OSSUARY - OSSUARY n pl. -ARIES a receptacle for the bones of the dead
OSTIARY - OSTIARY n pl. -ARIES a doorkeeper at a church
OVULARY - OVULE n pl. -S a rudimentary seed OVULAR, OVULARY adj
PALMARY - PALMARY adj worthy of praise
PECCARY - PECCARY n pl. -RIES a hoofed mammal
PEDLARY - PEDLARY n pl. -LARIES peddlery
PESSARY - PESSARY n pl. -RIES a contraceptive device worn in the vagina
PISCARY - PISCARY n pl. -RIES a place for fishing
PLENARY - PLENARY n pl. -RIES a session attended by all members
PRIMARY - PRIMARY n pl. -RIES a preliminary election
QUINARY - QUINARY n pl. -RIES a group of five
RETIARY - RETIARY adj resembling a net
SECTARY - SECTARY n pl. -RIES a member of a sect
SUMMARY - SUMMARY n pl. -RIES a condensation of the substance of a larger work
TERNARY - TERNARY n pl. -RIES a group of three
TOPIARY - TOPIARY n pl. -ARIES the art of trimming shrubs into shapes
TRINARY - TRINARY adj consisting of three parts
TURBARY - TURBARY n pl. -RIES a place where peat can be dug
UNCHARY - UNCHARY adj
UNITARY - UNITARY adj pertaining to a unit
UNWEARY - UNWEARY adj
URINARY - URINARY n pl. -NARIES a urinal
ZEDOARY - ZEDOARY n pl. -ARIES the medicinal root of a tropical plant

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