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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR MAY 19, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jake Bergmann           1767      34    10        430
     2 Mike Wolfberg         - 1762      74    30        422
     3 Chris Kulig           - 1760      81    41        413
     4 Mark Fidler           = 1750      57    26        410
     5 Joel Horn             + 1748     119    54        421
       Steven Saul           + 1748      58    31        410
     7 Bob Becker            + 1742      46    32        408
       Chris Sinacola        - 1742       2     3        410
     9 Richard Buck            1741      27    13        436
    10 John Cheras           - 1729       2     3        353

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1624      14    22        356      23
    Baggish, Steve             1407       0     2        309      27
    Barton, Elaine             1466/9     0     2        319 
    Becker, Bob              + 1742      46    32        408       7
    Bergmann, Jake             1767      34    10        430       1
    Buck, Richard              1741      27    13        436       9
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1640      30    46        352      19
    Cheras, John             - 1729       2     3        353      10
    Day, Catherine             1586/A     2     6        338 
    Eddings, Wes               1705       6     6        372      12
    Fidler, Mark             = 1750      57    26        410       4
    Finkey, Don                1713/A    11     8        388 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1641      26    38        364      18
    Goldstein, Marc            1632      21    33        351      21
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1563      17    83        328      25
    Horn, Joel               + 1748     119    54        421       5
    Horn, Judy               - 1695     103    73        405      14
    Kraus, Marvin            = 1665      59    79        379      16
    Krycka, James              1630      19    26        351      22
    Kt., Trx.                  1619      34    93        351      24
    Kulig, Chris             - 1760      81    41        413       3
    Lambert, Rebecca         - 1720       0     1        347      11
    McDonald, Carol            1704      65    58        391      13
    McGrath, Lachlan           UNR        0     3        251 
    Revkin, Barbara            1688/A    18    17        389 
    Saul, Steven             + 1748      58    31        410       5
    Sheer-Baggish, Eli         1392/5     0     3        283 
    Sinacola, Chris          - 1742       2     3        410       7
    Sousounis, Basil         - 1552       8    10        324      26
    Sousounis, Christopher   + 1308       0    20        267      28
    Sousounis, Maria           1194/A     1    11        257 
    Spiller, Diana           + 1638      16    37        371      20
    Winkelman, Jack            UNR        0     3        322 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1762      74    30        422       2
    Wood, Betsey               1681       8     6        383      15
    Yorra, Wayne               1661      25    31        362      17

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There were 17 players in attendance when we last met on May 12, 2016.

We welcome Rebecca Lambert back to our club for her return visit;
she last played in the club over one year ago.

Congratulations to Linda G. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 528, 46.4% above her average.

Another high score: Joel 559

High losing scores: Judy H. 443 to Bob B. 492,
                    Linda G. 422 to Joel 491,
                    Marvin 407 to Chris K. 486
High total score:   see the Judy-Bob game above with a total of 935
                    see the Joel-Linda game above with a total of 913

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

BYED, LATU, BOWIE, PRATE, AURAES, BOWIES, BOXOUT, WRUNGS, GETTIES, RETHUNK,
VESTIGE, ARMORING, CANDIEST, OUTRIPEN, REVERENTS, TRAGICALS, UNEQUATED
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LATU, PRATE (APTER PATER PEART TAPER), (OUTBOX), VESTIGE, ARMORING,
(DANCIEST+ DISTANCE), (ERUPTION)


In the high-total game last week, Linda played SPRINGED at B5 and Joel
then played BEAMING at A8, which scored 114 points; the play included
overlapping of 5 words. In the club's history there have been several
6-way overlaps played, and a 7-way overlap was likely played by Mark
soon after the club began in 1980, but details have not been noted.
See http://LSC.wolfberg.net/stats for club history statistics.


Last week's news had a paragraph about the unacceptable CORIAN and its
acceptable anagrams. Some of that info was incorrect for CSW2015. The
singular word has only two anagrams in CSW2015 (not three), and the
plural CORIANS has three acceptable CSW2015 words. Thanks to Richard
for the correction. He also pointed out ...
"CORIAN* has 9 anagrams in Spanish (FISE2009) and 12 in Italian (ZINGA)."

Richard has also noticed that in OWL3 ...
  "There is one word (of length 15 or less) that contains all the
   letters in DUPONT CORIAN.  Not an uncommon word."


HELLFIRE is an acceptable noun in OWL3, so you might wonder if
HECKFIRE would be acceptable; but it is not, although it has an
acceptable anagram, which is a common word. CSW2015 is the same.


PAT+ONCE forms an acceptable seven. If you add an S to those letters
they anagram to two OWL3 words; one of which is a noun, and the
other is an adjective. CSW2015 is the same.


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