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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JANUARY 28, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Richard Buck          + 1762      14     6        437
     2 Jake Bergmann         + 1759      22     5        427
     3 Judy Horn             + 1753      62    31        410
       Mike Wolfberg         - 1753      30    13        423
     5 Mark Fidler           + 1748      25    12        404
     6 Steven Saul           + 1734      26    15        416
     7 Aaron Green             1729       2     4        399
     8 Joel Horn             + 1718      55    34        410
     9 Chris Kulig             1716      34    23        401
    10 Bob Becker              1711      25    23        401

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Becker, Bob                1711      25    23        401      10
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1759      22     5        427       2
    Blinder, Karen           ? UNR        0     1        240 
    Buck, Richard            + 1762      14     6        437       1
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1639      14    22        349      18
    Cole, Judy                 1681       4     6        378      13
    Crimmins, Karen            UNR        0     1        191 
    Day, Catherine             1589/A     1     5        323 
    Eddings, Wes               1722/A     5     1        405 
    Fidler, Mark             + 1748      25    12        404       5
    Finkey, Don                1712/A     8     6        379 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1661      15    15        357      16
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1618      12    21        346      21
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1576       7    39        325      22
    Green, Aaron               1729       2     4        399       7
    Horn, Joel               + 1718      55    34        410       8
    Horn, Judy               + 1753      62    31        410       3
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1677      28    43        384      14
    Krycka, James              1635/A    13    17        350 
    Kt., Trx.                - 1620      14    36        347      20
    Kulig, Chris               1716      34    23        401       9
    Lipkin, Seth               1777/A     5     5        447 
    McDonald, Carol          - 1701      29    31        390      11
    Revkin, Barbara            1668       3     9        362      15
    Saul, Steven             + 1734      26    15        416       6
    Spiller, Diana             1644       3    15        359      17
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1753      30    13        423       3
    Wood, Betsey             + 1695       4     2        404      12
    Yorra, Wayne               1634      10    21        349      19

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There were 16 players in attendance when we last met on January 21, 2016.

We welcome Karen Blinder to our club for her first visit last week.

Congratulations to Marvin for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 508, 32.8% above his average, against one of the
top ten players in the club.

Other high scores: Steven S. 547, Joel 509,
                   Carol McDonald 504, Mark F. 502

High losing scores: Joel 457 to Steven S. 547,
                    Claudia 407 to Steven S. 446

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

DEX, MIT, KEWS, LATI, LITA, QUEY, REGO, EYENS, ZOAVE, BOGIED, QUALMY,
THERES, TIDALS, ZOOTID, GOITRED, OUTMOAN, FOREDATE, FOREHEEL, HERDINGS,
RIMTRAIL, TANGOERS, STRENILER
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DEX (XED+), (SKEW), LATI (ALIT TAIL TALI), (ALIT LATI TAIL TALI), QUEY,
(ERGO GOER GORE OGRE), (EENSY+), QUALMY, THERES (ETHERS THREES), (DISTAL),
GOITRED+, FOREDATE, HERDINGS+, (ESTRAGON NEGATORS)


Steven's high-scoring game mentioned above also was mentioned in the
high losing scores. That game had a total of 1004 points, which made
it the 16th highest total achieved in this club's history. What is
also interesting about this is the scores are anagrams of one another.
It turns out the 14th highest game totalling 1008 had anagram scores
of 549 and 459.


In last week's news it was mentioned there are 8 OWL3 words with
a letter appearing as 3 consecutive letters, and these are:
  BRRR  EEEW+  GRRRL+  GRRRLS+  HMMM+  MMM+  SHHH+  ZZZ
Recall that Collins allows another such word.


Suggested by Andy Strait, a Scrabble player from the Miami area...
  There are 12 7-letter OWL3 words with four 'E's. One of these is
  new in OWL3. Another one can be front-hooked with a letter to
  form a word whose meaning is close to the 7-letter word.
  Eight of the thirteen sevens are of the form: .EE.EE.
  The other four sevens have unique placements of the 'E's.


You likely know the word PHYLUM, but you may not be sure of its plural.
You can indeed add an S to those letters to form a seven, but it is not
the plural - those 7 letters anagram to a word you may know, but it is
not very common. The only acceptable plural of PHYLUM has two back hooks,
one of which is surprising. Additionally, the plural of PHYLUM is also
the plural of another word.


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