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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR MAY 26, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mike Wolfberg         - 1760      76    30        422
     2 Jake Bergmann         - 1757      35    12        428
       Joel Horn             + 1757     123    55        421
     4 Mark Fidler           = 1750      59    27        410
       Steven Saul           + 1750      61    31        411
     6 Bob Becker              1742      46    32        408
       Chris Sinacola          1742       2     3        410
     8 Chris Kulig           - 1737      82    44        410
     9 Richard Buck          - 1736      27    14        436
    10 John Cheras             1729       2     3        353

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         - 1620      14    25        353      23
    Baggish, Steve             1407/A     0     2        309 
    Barton, Elaine             1466/9     0     2        319 
    Becker, Bob                1742      46    32        408       6
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1757      35    12        428       2
    Buck, Richard            - 1736      27    14        436       9
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1641      31    47        351      19
    Cheras, John               1729       2     3        353      10
    Day, Catherine             1586/A     2     6        338 
    Eddings, Wes               1705       6     6        372      14
    Fidler, Mark             = 1750      59    27        410       4
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1641      26    38        364      19
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1628      21    35        351      22
    Gonzales, Steven           1563      17    83        328      24
    Horn, Joel               + 1757     123    55        421       2
    Horn, Judy               + 1707     107    75        406      13
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1663      60    82        379      16
    Krycka, James            + 1637      20    29        355      21
    Kt., Trx.                  1619/A    34    93        351 
    Kulig, Chris             - 1737      82    44        410       8
    Lambert, Rebecca           1720       0     1        347      11
    McDonald, Carol          + 1711      69    59        393      12
    McGrath, Lachlan           UNR        0     3        251 
    Revkin, Barbara            1688/A    18    17        389 
    Saul, Steven             + 1750      61    31        411       4
    Sheer-Baggish, Eli         1392/5     0     3        283 
    Sinacola, Chris            1742       2     3        410       6
    Sousounis, Basil           1552       8    10        324      25
    Sousounis, Christopher     1308       0    20        267      26
    Sousounis, Maria           1194/A     1    11        257 
    Spiller, Diana           + 1656      19    39        372      17
    Winkelman, Jack            UNR        0     3        322 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1760      76    30        422       1
    Wood, Betsey               1681       8     6        383      15
    Yorra, Wayne             - 1655      26    34        362      18

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There were 16 players in attendance when we last met on May 19, 2016.

Congratulations to Wayne for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 509, 40.7% above his average.

Other high scores: Carol McDonald 524 and 511, Judy H. 501

High losing scores: Richard B. 451 to Judy H. 456,
                    Marvin 410 to Diana 419,
                    Mark F. 409 to Steven S. 425,
                    James 402 to Mike W. 437

High rating increase: Diana +18

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

EDU, OHS, OFFA, VAGU, PIKER, YELDS, PTOSIS, AMORETS, DISFACE, INSILED,
REDDEST, TANGELO, ANTIRAGS, OUTBRING, SHEERLING
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(DUE), OHS (HOS SHO+ SOH+), OFFA+, PIKER, (LYSED), PTOSIS (POSITS),
(MAESTRO OMERTAS+), (LINDIES), REDDEST (TEDDERS), TANGELO, (GRANITAS),
(RESHINGLE)


Of the 29 games played last week, 6 of the games had scores of
either 347 or 437. How often something like this happens in unknown.

Last week, Joel had ISSSTT? in his rack, and although this looks
like a terrible rack, it turns out there is indeed one acceptable
new OWL3 7-letter word which can be made. It is not a common word.
CSW2015 is the same.

RINDY is OWL3-acceptable, but it does compare in OWL3, although
CSW2015 does have both RINDIER and RINDIEST.
RINDIEST has three acceptable anagrams in both OWL3 and CSW2015.

Here are 3 OWL3 sevens and 2 OWL3 eights which end in NES and then take
an S back hook:  COSINES, GAMINES, HOMINES, NERVINES, SALTINES
CSW2015 has 2 more sevens and 3 more eights with this characteristic.

Here are 16 OWL3 sevens which end in LES and then take an S back hook:
 DECKLES, FOOTLES, GARBLES, HANDLES, HURTLES, KINDLES, NEEDLES, RANKLES,
 ROOTLES, RUMPLES, RUSTLES, SUCKLES, TACKLES, TAILLES, WATTLES, WINDLES
CSW2015 has 5 more sevens with this characteristic.

Here are 2 OWL3 eights which end in LES and then take an S back hook:
  SKIFFLES, TREADLES
CSW2015 has 3 more eights with this characteristic.

PSALTERY is an ancient stringed instrument, and you can unhook the
first letter of that word to make the word which means a factory
where fish is salted for storage. WHAT can show you unhookable
letters using the accent grave character. For example:

  WHAT?: psaltery`

   PEYTRALS-  PLASTERY- -PSALTERY-

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