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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR AUGUST 27, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Joey Mallick            1803       7     4        452
     2 Seth Lipkin           - 1786      12     3        428
     3 Richard Buck          + 1743      45    24        417
     4 Mike Wolfberg         + 1736     125    53        419
     5 Rob Rosenthal           1735       4     0        390
     6 Joel Horn             + 1734     154    85        417
     7 Jake Bergmann         + 1728      52    25        412
     8 Steven Saul           - 1727      85    41        412
     9 Mark Fidler           - 1722      87    41        399
       Don Finkey              1722      24    18        405

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Baggish, Steve           + 1387       2    17        291      25
    Barton, Elaine             1480/7     1     6        313 
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1728      52    25        412       7
    Buck, Richard            + 1743      45    24        417       3
    Calandra, Mark           - 1426       1    17        293      24
    Day, Catherine           - 1591       2    15        317      23
    Eddings, Wes             - 1703      17    17        403      13
    Fidler, Mark             - 1722      87    41        399       9
    Finkey, Don                1722      24    18        405       9
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1661      42    53        367      18
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1608      11    32        349      21
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1599      29    61        341      22
    Horn, Joel               + 1734     154    85        417       6
    Horn, Judy               = 1692     137    85        404      14
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1634      62   104        374      20
    Krycka, James              1598/A    18    45        353 
    Kt., Trx.                  1560/A    37   113        335 
    Kulig, Chris             - 1716      85    61        405      11
    Lipkin, Seth             - 1786      12     3        428       2
    Mallick, Joey              1803       7     4        452       1
    Marshall, Norma            1543/A     6    18        333 
    McDonald, Carol          + 1667      74    93        390      17
    Mead, Jere                 1807/A     1     0        438 
    Morris, Justin             1689       4     5        365      15
    Revkin, Barbara            1706      24    14        403      12
    Rosenthal, Rob             1735       4     0        390       5
    Saul, Steven             - 1727      85    41        412       8
    Sinacola, Chris            1741/A     8     2        418 
    Spiller, Diana             1685      40    50        379      16
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1736     125    53        419       4
    Wood, Betsey               1665/A    24    35        368 
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1657      43    57        370      19

There were 19 players in attendance when we last met on August 20, 2015.

Congratulations to Marc G. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 454, 31.3% above his average, against one of the
top ten players in the club.

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High score: Mike W. 532

High rating increase: Steven G. +16

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

SOU, ABYS, NOME, OGLE, DOGEY, ONERY, VENAS, DATTOE, REJOLT, RETING, VOICEY,
BELLERS, BRANDER, ESTIVAL, FOULERS, GOLDEST, OLESTRA, ORNATED, PITTERS,
ROILIES, SUBPENA, TORRIDS, VERDUNS, BAITINGS, FANGIEST, MIRKIEST, OUSTINGS,
OUTCHIDE, OUTWINDS, PUTTABLE, REIRONED, TZATSKIS, OUTRAISED
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SOU, ABYS (BAYS), NOME (MENO OMEN), OGLE (LOGE), DOGEY, ONERY, (AVENS
NAVES VANES), (JOLTER), (ENGIRT), BRANDER (REBRAND+), ESTIVAL, (OURSELF),
GOLDEST, OLESTRA, (SPITTER TIPSTER), SUBPENA, (STRIDOR), (FEASTING),
MIRKIEST, (OUTSINGS), OUTCHIDE, OUTWINDS, OUTRAISED

Judy and Joel Horn's 20th anniversary will be on Thursday, 3-Sep-15.
Please attend club that night and help them celebrate.

Mic Barron, active player in the Wednesday Manchester, NH, Club, enjoys
making up anamonics. An anamonic is a memory device used to help a
player know what letters will combine with a 6- or 7-letter stem to
make a bingo. "Anamonic" is a portmanteau of "anagram" and "mnemonic",
it is unacceptable in Scrabble play. For example, if you have the stem
INSECT on your rack, the anamonic "A jar of unhappy flies" gives you
the complete set of letters that will each combine with INSECT to make
a bingo. Note that letters can be repeated in the anamonic phrase; the
number of times a letter appears is not significant. Also, if there
are no vowels in the set of letters, an anamonic can be constructed
using any vowels needed, while preceding the anamonic with an asterisk
to denote that vowels are to be ignored; for example, an anamonic for
the 7-letter stem MANLIER is "*Fat egos" -- only the consonants will
combine with MANLIER to make bingos.

You can use WHAT to find the set of letters that will combine with a
stem to make bingos. For example, to find the letters that combine
with the stem AENPST, use the command: aenpst?=
This will return the following set of letters: ADEHILOPRSTUW.
These letters can then be used to construct a memorable anamonic.
To then see all those words type the WHAT query of only a colon to see:
    A: ANAPEST  PEASANT
    D: PEDANTS  PENTADS
    E: NEPETAS  PENATES
    H: HAPTENS
    I: PANTIES  PATINES  SAPIENT  SPINATE
    L: PLANETS  PLATENS
    O: TEOPANS
    P: PETNAPS
    R: ARPENTS  ENTRAPS  PARENTS  PASTERN  TREPANS
    S: APTNESS  PATNESS
    T: PATENTS  PATTENS
    U: PEANUTS
    W: STEWPAN
Mic recently offered... Besides my old standby for N.E.PATS,
    "All are powerless to stop the proud Patriots", I now have the
    following: "Who's all aired up? The Pats!"
    and alternatively: "We hope the Pats are all aired up!"

Our club web site: http://LSC.wolfberg.net or via http://ScrabbleClub.com

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