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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JULY 23, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Seth Lipkin             1787      10     2        426
     2 Mark Fidler             1748      82    35        400
     3 Steven Saul           + 1743      76    34        415
     4 Richard Buck            1741      40    23        418
       Chris Sinacola          1741       8     2        418
     6 Joel Horn             - 1735     138    77        418
     7 Jake Bergmann           1726      49    23        413
     8 Mike Wolfberg         - 1722     106    48        419
     9 Chris Kulig           + 1721      71    53        404
    10 Barbara Revkin          1719      23    13        405

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Appel, Scott               1712/4     2     2        408 
    Baggish, Steve             1372       1    10        284      26
    Barton, Elaine             1480/7     1     6        313 
    Bergmann, Jake             1726      49    23        413       7
    Buck, Richard              1741      40    23        418       4
    Calandra, Mark           ! 1442       1     9        298      25
    Cassel, Claudia            1623/A    25    83        346 
    Day, Catherine             1596/A     2    12        314 
    Eddings, Wes             - 1717      15    13        411      11
    Fidler, Mark               1748      82    35        400       2
    Finkey, Don              + 1700      20    17        401      12
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1666      38    49        366      16
    Goldstein, Marc            1602/A     9    26        347 
    Gonzales, Steven         = 1576      21    51        337      22
    Horn, Joel               - 1735     138    77        418       6
    Horn, Judy               + 1686     126    70        407      13
    Kraus, Marvin            = 1645      61    95        375      20
    Krycka, James            - 1598      18    45        353      21
    Kt., Trx.                  1560      37   113        335      23
    Kulig, Chris             + 1721      71    53        404       9
    Lipkin, Seth               1787      10     2        426       1
    Mallick, Joey              1814/8     5     3        457 
    Marshall, Norma            1543       6    18        333      24
    McDonald, Carol            1680      70    83        391      15
    Morris, Justin             1682       2     4        352      14
    Revkin, Barbara            1719      23    13        405      10
    Saul, Steven             + 1743      76    34        415       3
    Sinacola, Chris            1741       8     2        418       4
    Spiller, Diana             1659      34    46        378      18
    Tripathi, Jaya             1599/A     2    11        345 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1722     106    48        419       8
    Wood, Betsey             - 1665      24    35        368      17
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1656      40    52        372      19

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There were 14 players in attendance when we last met on July 16, 2015.

We welcome Mohan Chunkath to our club for his first visit last week. He is visiting from India and does expect to show up at this club
on 23-Jul-15. He is a Collins-only player, and he will be player
number two representing India in the next Scrabble World Tourney in
Perth, Australia in November of this year. As demonstrated by his 3-1
record against Richard last week, he is a formidable player. In one
of the games he lost, Richard played a 176-point triple-triple.
Weekly club reports for Collins games are not included here, but
there is a separate news document, which you can see on the club
web site. You are also welcome to subscribe to the Collins news by
email, but newsy items are generally included in the main club
news only.

Congratulations to Don for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 551, 38.8% above his average.

Another high score: Judy H. 524

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

ISH, EKER, NIFF, OIKS, AWANT, COFTS, FEDUP, OATEN, TIYIN, BEAUTE, ENVIRO,
LEUCIN, ROOTSY, TROVED, ALTOIDS, ARESOLE, DINTIER, ERINGOS, HOMEBOY,
ONLOADS, SADDISH, SANTOOR, GOODLIER, ODOURANT, OUTLIKED, REANGLED,
RETEMPER, TRIPLERS, UNDERROW, FATUATION
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(HIS), (REEK), NIFF+, OIKS+ (KOIS), OATEN (ATONE), TIYIN+, ENVIRO
(RENVOI), LEUCIN (NUCLEI), ROOTSY+, (AREOLES), (INDITER NITRIDE), ERINGOS
(IGNORES REGIONS SIGNORE), HOMEBOY, ONLOADS, SADDISH+ (SIDDHAS+), SANTOOR
(RATOONS), GOODLIER, (ENLARGED), RETEMPER (TEMPERER)

In last week's news were listed OWL3 words which can then take a
suffix CH. Richard points out that HOTCHPOT was missing from that
list. He also says Collins has quite a few more; a couple of the
most interesting being HONEYBUN and QUIDDIT#. To use WHAT to see
these words, issue these two commands: *# and []CH

HERB + NUT yields an obscure OWL3 word. Collins is the same.

OWL3 has many new words which originate with words of the Inuit people.
This is probably due to the fact that a Canadian dictionary contributed
words for the OWL3 update. This has nothing to do with the fact that
ICE + SUET forms a tough-to-find seven which is not new in OWL3.
Collins is the same.

UKE is a musical instrument with 5 front hooks, and these are
all common words. LUTE has 3 front hooks, one of which is also
a musical instrument. ARMONICA is a musical instrument, and it
has a front hook. Other instruments with a front hook: HORN,
HARP, and ORGAN. GONG forms three sixes when preceded by two
letters, one of which is new in OWL3. One surprising fact is
CELLI (a plural of CELLO) has a front hook.

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