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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JULY 31, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Merrill Kaitz         + 1797      10     2        461
     2 Jamie Ryan              1766      28    12        436
     3 Richard Buck          = 1748      44    20        416
     4 Jake Bergmann         + 1738      53    36        415
     5 Mike Wolfberg         - 1737     109    41        416
     6 Joel Horn             + 1728     162    74        413
       Chris Kulig           - 1728      97    80        396
     8 Morris Greenberg      - 1725       5     5        396
     9 Steven Saul           - 1722      82    45        408
    10 Bob Becker            + 1721      19     7        393

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Bihlmeyer, Joe             1630/4     2     2        367 
    Bond, Chris                UNR        1     1        267 
    Cassel, Claudia          = 1614      39    91        347      25
    Cheras, John               1755/A     4     2        408 
    Choslovsky, Marla        + 1600       1     1        321      27
    Day, Catherine             1623      19    33        346      22
    Eddings, Wes             + 1710      15    12        377      12
    Fidler, Mark             - 1705      92    44        396      13
    Finn, Marshall           - 1621       7    10        371      23
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1601      33    59        351      26
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1620      14    33        349      24
    Gonzales, Steven           1561/A     9    28        326 
    Green, Aaron               1728/A    24     8        408 
    Horn, Judy               - 1704     132    83        403      14
    Kazarian, Nicole         ? 1547/8     1     7        338 
    Kirchhausen, Susan         1689      16    12        374      16
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1646      65    94        371      19
    Kt., Trx.                  1574/A    44   135        344 
    Krycka, James              1587      22    71        337      29
    Lambert, Rebecca           1734/A    17     5        408 
    Lutts, Tim               - 1639      16    25        362      20
    Marshall, Norma            1519       8    28        326      30
    McDonald, Carol          + 1692      74    88        385      15
    McMahon, Megan           - 1594       3     6        342      28
    Rosenthal, Rob             1720      11     5        394      11
    Sinacola, Chris            1733/A     4     1        407 
    Spiller, Diana             1654      20    25        390      18
    Tripathi, Jaya             1601/A     8    24        343 
    Wood, Betsey             + 1668      27    43        370      17
    Yorra, Wayne             - 1635      24    41        356      21

Players in the top ten are listed only at the top of this sheet,
since there is not enough room to also include them in the full list.


                        (over for the news)

There were 24 players in attendance when we last met on July 24, 2014.

Congratulations to Bob B. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 517, 35.6% above his average.

Other high scores: Merrill 562 and 516, Mike W. 501

High losing scores: Chris K. 407 to Betsey 417, Steven S. 404 to Betsey 451

High rating increases: Bob B. +17, Betsey +16

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

BABA, DAAL, GOYS, HAHA, JURA, OHOS, OWEE, SWOB, TULL, TWAS, ABEND, BAZAR,
BRITE, HALFS, JURAM, JURIC, MIXTE, CANOER, DULIAS, PINCHY, VOGUER, ATELING,
BREEZER, CARLINE, CUBLIKE, DALLATE, DISCANT, DUELIER, FIRNIES, GELADAS,
OCULARS, OUTPEAK, RECLING, SERIFIN, SOGGERS, ELICITER, ROQUELET, TARRIFED
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BABA (ABBA), GOYS, HAHA, JURA, (OOHS SHOO), SWOB (BOWS), TWAS (STAW SWAT
TAWS WAST WATS), (BANED), BAZAR (BRAZA), (BITER TRIBE), (FLASH), CANOER+
(CORNEA), DULIAS, (HYPNIC), VOGUER, (ATINGLE ELATING GELATIN GENITAL
TAGLINE+), CARLINE, DISCANT, GELADAS, OCULARS (CAROLUS OSCULAR), (CLINGER
CRINGLE), (DRAFTIER)

In a game last week, when picking to go first, Chris K. picked an A, and
then Carol McD. picked a blank!

In a game between Bob B. and Mike W., there were several people names
on the board: TADS, LOUIE, GLEN, MAX, AL, BUM, HI, ERN, and a famous
(in Basketball) last name RONDO.


Happy 90th Birthday to Stella Russell, active player at the Manchester, NH
and Exeter, NH Scrabble Clubs.


Chris K. suggested this puzzle:  What word(s) can be formed by changing
a word with ZZ to have QU in place of the ZZ, keeping the letters in
the same order? No anagramming is involved. Collins is the same as OWL2.


There are OWL2 words with these letters (anagrammed):
DOG + EARS,  DOG + EYES,  DOG + NOSE, DOG + LEGS  (2), DOG + TOES,
DOG + HEART, DOG + LIVER, DOG + FACE, DOG + TEETH (2), DOG + HIPS,
DOG + NAILS, DOG + PENIS, DOG + HEAD, DOG + RUMP,      DOG + BITE,
DOG + RETINAS

SOUL + MAN forms an uncommon OWL2 seven and another Collins seven.

AEROMAN is unacceptable, but it has an anagram recognized by those
knowledgeable in a certain field; Collins is the same as OWL2.

The following form uncommon sevens, and Collins is the same as OWL2:
RACY + SET, MOON + PIT, unacceptable TAILISH.


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