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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JANUARY 17, 2019

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Richard Buck          + 1785       6     5        406
     2 Joel Horn             - 1784      52    21        416
     3 Steven Saul           - 1780      43    19        416
     4 Carl Durdan             1769      18     9        436
     5 Chris Kulig           - 1762      38    17        425
     6 Mike Wolfberg         + 1749      29    18        411
     7 Jake Bergmann         - 1748      19    13        407
     8 Wes Eddings           - 1738      21    17        413
     9 Mark Fidler           + 1735      23    15        396
    10 Don Finkey              1730       6     3        392

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Barron, Mic                1776/A     1     1        372 
    Becker, Bob                1718      17    16        401      11
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1748      19    13        407       7
    Buck, Richard            + 1785       6     5        406       1
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1679      20    42        348      16
    Durdan, Carl               1769      18     9        436       4
    Eddings, Wes             - 1738      21    17        413       8
    Fidler, Mark             + 1735      23    15        396       9
    Finkey, Don                1730       6     3        392      10
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1644      14    28        361      18
    Goldstein, Marc            1637/A     4     8        342 
    Horn, Joel               - 1784      52    21        416       2
    Horn, Judy               + 1708      33    55        382      13
    Kraus, Marvin              1689      21    28        381      15
    Kt., Trx.                  1607/A    13    48        331 
    Kulig, Chris             - 1762      38    17        425       5
    McDonald, Carol          - 1697      17    21        379      14
    Novinson, Daniel         - 1715      27    17        395      12
    Saul, Steven             - 1780      43    19        416       3
    Whitmarsh, Brad            1754/5     2     3        392 
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1749      29    18        411       6
    Wood, Betsey               1650       2     7        379      17

                        (over for the news)

There were 13 players in attendance when we last met on January 10, 2019.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 480, 26.1% above her average.

High score: Wes 509

High losing score: Wes 404 to Chris K. 460

High rating increase: Judy H. +18

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

MAH, BLAM, DARBY, LINEY, SCRIES, JAWLESS, MEDULAR, UNSIDED, SAINTLEY,
UNBUNDLE, UNSPAYED
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(HAM), BLAM (BALM LAMB), LINEY, SCRIES (CRISES), JAWLESS, (MURALED),
UNBUNDLE

There are 4 monetary units from Central Asia which are similar.
The 4-letter ones are from Kazakhstan: TYIN and TIYN.
The first one looks more reasonable, but it does not have an -S plural.
The 5-letter ones are from Kyrgyzstan: TIYIN and TYIYN.
The second one is the weirder one, and does not have an -S plural.

These are all the OWL16 words of length 4-8 with the digram IY:

AIYEE+   ALIYOS   GALABIYA KEFFIYEH OUGUIYA  RUFIYAA  TIYIN+
ALIYA    ALIYOT   HIYA+    KOPIYKA  OUGUIYAS SAIYID   TIYINS+
ALIYAH   ALIYOTH+ KAFFIYAH KOPIYKAS RIYAL    SAIYIDS  TIYN+
ALIYAHS  BIYEARLY KAFFIYEH OUGIYA+  RIYALS   SUKIYAKI TIYNS+
ALIYAS   DAHABIYA KEFFIYAH OUGIYAS+ RUBAIYAT TERIYAKI TYIYN

HOSIERY plus a blank yields only one uncommon eight.

Most OWL4 words lists are now on Mike's website at:
  http://wolfberg.net/scrabble/wordlists/OWL4
There are 232 new words of lengths 2-8 and there are 12 OWL3 words
which have been removed from OWL4.
This club will likely begin to use the OWL4 list in February.
Other clubs in the area will be doing so.

Our club website: http://LSC.wolfberg.net

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