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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR AUGUST 24, 2017

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mic Barron              1795       4     0        416
     2 Wes Eddings             1775      44    13        417
       Jon Shreve              1775       9     7        423
     4 Mike Wolfberg         + 1750     116    59        408
     5 Carl Durdan             1744      21    12        412
     6 Richard Buck          + 1742      42    16        428
     7 Don Finkey            + 1737      17    12        399
     8 Judy Horn             = 1735     115    94        403
       Chris Kulig           + 1735      71    55        401
    10 Aaron Green           - 1733      33    30        391
       Joel Horn             + 1733     147    79        413

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1651      20    19        371      20
    Barron, Mic                1795       4     0        416       1
    Becker, Bob                1699/A    22    26        389 
    Bergmann, Jake             1724      36    28        399      16
    Buck, Richard            + 1742      42    16        428       6
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1624      34    69        348      24
    Catanese, Paula            UNR        0     2        355 
    Cheras, John               1727       3     2        372      14
    Durdan, Carl               1744      21    12        412       5
    Eddings, Wes               1775      44    13        417       2
    Fidler, Mark             - 1731      82    44        394      12
    Finkey, Don              + 1737      17    12        399       7
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1645      33    61        361      21
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1631      10    23        342      23
    Gonzales, Steven           1570       6    13        335      27
    Green, Aaron             - 1733      33    30        391      10
    Horn, Joel               + 1733     147    79        413      10
    Horn, Judy               = 1735     115    94        403       8
    Kraus, Marvin              1680      60    93        375      18
    Krycka, James            - 1591      14    55        346      26
    Kt., Trx.                  1606/A    43   105        339 
    Kulig, Chris             + 1735      71    55        401       8
    Marshall, Norma          + 1606       3     3        368      25
    McDonald, Carol          + 1729      74    80        387      13
    Peters, Jack               1700/A    19    18        399 
    Saul, Steven             - 1718      94    55        407      17
    Shreve, Jon                1775       9     7        423       2
    Sinacola, Chris            1726       2     2        390      15
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1750     116    59        408       4
    Wood, Betsey             - 1668      11    15        374      19
    Yorra, Wayne               1633      16    26        359      22

                        (over for the news)

There were 16 players in attendance when we last met on August 17, 2017.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 670, 66.8% above her average.

Other high scores: Mike W. 527, Richard B. 515, Chris K. 503

High losing scores: Judy H. 409 to Mark F. 479, Judy H. 405 to Carol 446

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

ANE, DOBE, HEYS, LAVO, TATA, ASTER, LIVEN, RECCE, ATAXIS, AXITES, CAUSER,
DOZILY, TARRER, TWEETY, WIZENS, DELETER, LIVABLE, DEBTLESS, DETACHED,
HEEDINGS, JARGONET, LOTIONED, LOURINGS, PILEATED, TRADINGS, VALANCED
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ANE (NAE), DOBE+ (BODE), (OVAL), ASTER (RATES RESAT STARE TARES TASER+
TEARS), LIVEN (LEVIN), RECCE, AXITES (TAXIES), CAUSER (CESURA SAUCER),
DOZILY, WIZENS (WINZES), LIVABLE, DEBTLESS, DETACHED, PILEATED (DEPILATE
EPILATED), TRADINGS+, VALANCED


Judy H. had a 670-point game last week. It was her second-highest
game score to date; her highest was a 698 at Niagara Falls earlier
this year. Against one of our top players, she played 5 bingos,
two of which were challenged and stayed: VALANcE(D) for 86 and
T(R)ADINGS for 80. She began the game with a 118-point QUO(T)IENT
on a double-double. She made OESTRIN for 61, and bingoed out with
DIS(O)RDER for 140. Unfortunately, there was the phony ORECTiV(ES)
on the board, but it gave her the O for her final play. ORECTIVE is
an adjective; ORECTIVES has an anagram. CSW2015 is the same as OWL16.

Joel made a 6-way overlap last week. NArGILE was at C5 and he
played REINING at D6.

Although there is an OWL16 DOGGER, there is no catter.
A DOGGER is defined as being a fishing vessel.
Here are the OWL16 words which start with CAT and CAT
can be replaced by DOG...

  CAT        CATFIGHT   CATHOUSES  CATNAPPED  CATS
  CATE       CATFIGHTS  CATLIKE    CATNAPPER  CATTAIL
  CATES      CATFISH    CATNAP     CATNAPPERS CATTAILS
  CATFACE    CATFISHES  CATNAPER   CATNAPPING
  CATFACES   CATHOUSE   CATNAPERS  CATNAPS

CSW2015 also allows for CATFOOD, CATHOLE, CATSKIN, and
their plurals. DOGSKIN is OWL16-acceptable.

If a game opens with BERRY played at 8H, there are 15 3-letter
prefixes which can then extend the word to the first column.
In other words, there are 15 OWL16 words of the form: ...BERRY
CSW2015 has three more such words.

INGESTS has two OWL16 anagrams. CSW2015 is the same.

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