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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JULY 30, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jere Mead             - 1807       1     0        438
     2 Seth Lipkin             1787      10     2        426
     3 Richard Buck          + 1745      41    23        418
     4 Mark Fidler           - 1742      84    37        400
     5 Steven Saul           - 1739      78    36        415
     6 Mike Wolfberg         + 1732     111    48        419
     7 Chris Kulig           + 1730      75    53        406
     8 Jake Bergmann           1726      49    23        413
     9 Joel Horn             - 1721     141    79        417
    10 Wes Eddings           = 1717      16    14        410

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Baggish, Steve           + 1378       1    13        289      23
    Barton, Elaine             1480/7     1     6        313 
    Bergmann, Jake             1726      49    23        413       8
    Buck, Richard            + 1745      41    23        418       3
    Calandra, Mark             1442       1     9        298      22
    Cassel, Claudia            1623/A    25    83        346 
    Day, Catherine             1596/A     2    12        314 
    Eddings, Wes             = 1717      16    14        410      10
    Fidler, Mark             - 1742      84    37        400       4
    Finkey, Don                1700      20    17        401      11
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1666      38    49        366      14
    Goldstein, Marc            1602/A     9    26        347 
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1582      23    53        339      20
    Horn, Joel               - 1721     141    79        417       9
    Horn, Judy               + 1690     128    74        406      12
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1648      62    99        375      18
    Krycka, James              1598      18    45        353      19
    Kt., Trx.                  1560      37   113        335      21
    Kulig, Chris             + 1730      75    53        406       7
    Lipkin, Seth               1787      10     2        426       2
    Mallick, Joey              1814/8     5     3        457 
    Marshall, Norma            1543/A     6    18        333 
    McDonald, Carol          - 1667      70    87        390      13
    Mead, Jere               - 1807       1     0        438       1
    Morris, Justin             1682/A     2     4        352 
    Revkin, Barbara            1719/A    23    13        405 
    Saul, Steven             - 1739      78    36        415       5
    Sinacola, Chris            1741/A     8     2        418 
    Spiller, Diana             1659      34    46        378      16
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1732     111    48        419       6
    Wood, Betsey               1665      24    35        368      15
    Yorra, Wayne               1656      40    52        372      17

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There were 13 OWL players in attendance when we last met on July 23, 2015.

We welcome Puneet Sharma to our club for his first visit last week.
He played only Collins games. There were 5 Collins players attending.

Congratulations to Joel for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 535, 28.0% above his average.

Another high score: Mike W. 526

High losing scores: Mark F. 436 to Jere 438,
                    Carol McDonald 406 to Chris K. 443

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

BEV, LUD, ALLS, GEAN, POWO, VUGG, WLEI, LOUPS, NAIAD, TOWNY, HULLOS,
STUCKY, BURPIER, CAMAILS, HUTSLER, RENOTED, SKIINGS, XENOSIS, DECKLESS,
NONDIETS, TOOTLERS, UNLOOPED, BARRELFUL
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LUD+, ALLS (SALL), GEAN+ (GAEN GANE), VUGG, (LWEI WILE), LOUPS, NAIAD,
TOWNY, HULLOS, CAMAILS, (HURTLES HUSTLER), (ERODENT), SKIINGS (KISSING),
DECKLESS+, TOOTLERS (ROOTLETS), BARRELFUL


In Mark's 2-point loss, he bingoed at the end of game by extending
BA to (BA)rRELFUL. That word has a surprising Collins anagram.


Mark C. informs us that John Williams' new book is available in the
Minuteman Library Network, including at libraries of Sudbury,
Wayland, Lincoln, and Concord, etc. Here is a link to it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Word-Nerd-Dispatches-Grammar-Underground/dp/0871407736/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437100746&sr=8-1&keywords=9780871407733 


Ron McGill (a.k.a. Zax) provided this quiz on the naspa-pro email list:
 Insert a letter between the 4th and 5th letters to form a 7-letter
 word; for example. GIGGED becomes GIGGLED.
  ACTION, AGRAFE, BARGES, BENDYS, BESTOW, BIONIC, BLOWED, BONITO,
  BRIBES, BULGUR, CAROCH, HOMIES, HORSES, JARGON, KECKED, LECHES,
  PEACED, PLANAR, PRIMED, RUCKED, RUSHES, SCOOCH, SHAMES, SPARED,
  SUCKER, TESTON, THORNS, UNDIES, VENUES, VICUNA


DEADEND is unacceptable in OWL3 and Collins, but it has a new OWL3
anagram, and that word is also new in CSW15, the new Collins list.


POORS is unacceptable in OWL3 and in Collins. In OWL3, there are
three acceptable words with those letters, and Collins allows for
another. None of these words are common.


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

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