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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR APRIL 10, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Richard Buck          = 1776      33    11        420
     2 Mike Wolfberg         - 1766      62    18        422
     3 Mark Fidler           = 1756      56    19        398
     4 Judy Horn             + 1742     100    63        404
     5 Joel Horn             = 1736     111    49        413
     6 Steven Saul           - 1725      48    27        406
       Richard Spence          1725      16     6        418
     8 Wes Eddings           + 1722      11     6        390
     9 Rob Rosenthal           1721       5     2        381
    10 Jake Bergmann         + 1705      37    27        414

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         + 1628       3     7        357      20
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1705      37    27        414      10
    Burroughs, Sarah           1587       3    10        338      27
    Buck, Richard            = 1776      33    11        420       1
    Cassel, Claudia            1611      20    60        344      24
    Cheras, John               1749/A     3     2        384 
    Conti, Jane              - 1631       2     7        356      17
    Day, Catherine             1600      12    23        335      25
    Eddings, Wes             + 1722      11     6        390       8
    Fidler, Mark             = 1756      56    19        398       3
    Finn, Marshall           + 1630       7     6        385      19
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1618      19    29        352      22
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1624       9    20        343      21
    Gonzales, Steven         - 1547       2    12        321      29
    Horn, Joel               = 1736     111    49        413       5
    Horn, Judy               + 1742     100    63        404       4
    Kaitz, Merrill             1769/A     6     2        409 
    Kirchhausen, Susan         1689/A    13    11        371 
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1672      48    66        370      12
    Kt., Trx.                  1613      29    86        345      23
    Krycka, James              1550      10    47        338      28
    Kulig, Chris             - 1680      51    53        391      11
    Lambert, Rebecca           1730/A    12     3        407 
    Lichtenstein, Bob          1648       7    13        370      15
    Lutts, Tim                 1658      13    15        361      13
    Marshall, Norma            1509/A     2    13        311 
    McCumber, Carol            1604/4     1     3        362 
    McDonald, Carol            1651      43    59        380      14
    Niles, Jack                1698/A     0     3        348 
    Rosenthal, Rob             1721       5     2        381       9
    Ryan, Jamie                1816/A    13     5        452 
    Saul, Steven             - 1725      48    27        406       6
    Sinacola, Chris            1732/A     2     1        391 
    Spence, Richard            1725      16     6        418       6
    Tripathi, Jaya             1591       2    13        337      26
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1766      62    18        422       2
    Wood, Betsey             = 1634      14    29        361      16
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1631      11    24        355      17

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There were 17 players in attendance when we last met on April 3, 2014.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 539, 33.5% above her average.

High rating increase: Judy H. +17; she was 6-0 last week.

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

NEG, HICS, ALOOK, ALOOP, HAARS, LECHS, MIAOL, AWARED, AIRVENT, CAVIARE,
ELICTEE, HOTWIRE, INGOTES, LEANEST, LIONISE, OBLATES, PENATES, SALOMIS,
SATIRED, SHALIER, SLANTEE, UNEASED, BLEEPERS, BLOATERS, BLOATIER, CREASIER,
GAITERED, GLISSADE, LATHINGS, NOVIATES, OUTSURGE, PITTINGS, PRICKLER,
ROASTIER, SARDINED, SAUNAING, SOTWEEDS, UNIONING
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NEG+ (ENG GEN), (CHIS ICHS), HAARS, CAVIARE (AVARICE), LEANEST (LATEENS),
LIONISE (ELISION ISOLINE), OBLATES (BOATELS), PENATES (NEPETAS+), (ARIDEST
ASTRIDE DIASTER DISRATE STAIDER TARDIES TIRADES), SHALIER (HAILERS),
(LATEENS LEANEST), BLEEPERS+, BLOATERS (SORTABLE STORABLE), (LABORITE),
CREASIER, GLISSADE, LATHINGS, PITTINGS (SPITTING), (ROTARIES), SARDINED+,
SAUNAING+


At the recent 16-game tourney in Princeton, NJ in late March:
 In 12-player Div. 1: Judy C. (seeded 5th) was 5th


Last week, Marvin had the rack LMSAIO? and wanted to find a seven ending
in S. There are 3 OWL2 words, and they are uncommon and tough to find.
Collins has 2 more. Here is one way to ask WHAT for the answer - use a
pattern-match query: 6.S,LMAIO?
If you want to not see the answer right away, include an equal sign in
your query and you will be told the letters the blank can represent.


FUDGY has been unacceptable in both OWL2 and Collins, and we are
wondering if the next OWL will include it. Meanwhile, FUDGIER has an
acceptable OWL2 anagram, and FUDGIEST does not; Collins is the same.


DIAGRAM plus a blank makes 4 OWL2 eights or 5 Collins eights.
One of the OWL2 eights is uncommon for most Americans; another is
common, but hard to anagram.


STIR + MORE makes two OWL2 eights. Collins is the same.
HARD + MEN makes an OWL2 seven. Only Collins allows HARDMEN.
RED + WINE makes two OWL2 sevens. Collins is the same.
MISTURN is unacceptable, but it has an OWL2 (or Collins) anagram.


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