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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR DECEMBER 1, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mike Wolfberg           1783      29     8        425
     2 Carl Durdan             1752       9     4        422
     3 Don Finkey            + 1748       7     3        412
     4 Richard Buck          - 1747       8     3        440
     5 Steven Saul           + 1741      27    12        420
     6 Mark Fidler           - 1736      17     7        405
       Chris Kulig             1736      22    12        410
     8 Chris Sinacola          1734       1     0        415
     9 Jake Bergmann         + 1729      10     5        417
    10 John Cheras             1726       0     1        356

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         - 1640       8     8        371      19
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1729      10     5        417       9
    Buck, Richard            - 1747       8     3        440       4
    Calandra, Mark             1451/A     0    15        301 
    Cassel, Claudia            1649/A    11    11        362 
    Cheras, John               1726       0     1        356      10
    Cole, Judy                 1690/A     2     1        396 
    Day, Catherine             1596       1     3        339      23
    Durdan, Carl               1752       9     4        422       2
    Eddings, Wes               1727/A     6     2        422 
    Fidler, Mark             - 1736      17     7        405       6
    Finkey, Don              + 1748       7     3        412       3
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1630       8    12        368      20
    Gonzales, Steven         - 1560       4     4        332      24
    Green, Aaron             - 1709       1     4        396      13
    Horn, Joel               + 1719      34    29        411      11
    Horn, Judy               + 1717      32    31        399      12
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1660      20    33        367      17
    Krycka, James            - 1620       3    13        354      21
    Kt., Trx.                - 1611      14    33        338      22
    Kulig, Chris               1736      22    12        410       6
    McDonald, Carol          - 1689      20    22        375      16
    Naso, Nick               ? 1632/4     2     2        350 
    Revkin, Barbara            1708       7     4        420      14
    Saul, Steven             + 1741      27    12        420       5
    Saveriano, Scott         + 1541       2    15        328      26
    Sinacola, Chris            1734       1     0        415       8
    Smith, Lee                 UNR        1     1        366 
    Smolensky, Nathan          1698/5     2     3        409 
    Sousounis, Basil         - 1548       0     3        330      25
    Sousounis, Christopher   + 1330       0     3        316      27
    Spiller, Diana             1705       8     6        410      15
    Wolfberg, Mike             1783      29     8        425       1
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1646      10    11        359      18

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There were 20 players in attendance when we last met on November 17, 2016.

Congratulations to Marvin for having the high-above-average game last
time, in which he scored 463, 27.5% above his average.

High scores: Don 540, Jake B. 507

High losing scores: Basil 417 to Steven S. 488,
                    Emmanuel 412 to Nick 418,
		    Marvin 408 to Emmanuel 431,
		    Aaron G. 407 to Jake B. 507

High rating increases: Christopher Sousounis +22, Scott +20

These are the words challenged or considered last time:

MAH, REE, CRAW, EGIS, FLAC, FLIR, HUPS, JEUS, SHEV, SKEP, VOIR, WHUP,
HEBEL, LAZER, LORED, LORES, MIRID, PULED, TUITS, AZARIA, AFREETS, AIRBOAT,
DANVERS, DELANED, DONITES, FINNERS, OFFLINE, STONIED, TARSINE, VALIENT,
DOTTINGS, FIGEATER, GRAPIEST, JOURNIES, NARATING, OUTFLEES, PATINIZE,
SCATTIER, SQUIRTER
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(HAM), REE (ERE), CRAW, EGIS (GIES), (CALF), FLIR, (PUSH), SKEP (KEPS),
WHUP, (OLDER), LORES (LOSER ORLES ROLES SOREL), MIRID+, PULED (DUPLE),
AFREETS (FEASTER), AIRBOAT, (LADENED), OFFLINE, (ANESTRI ANTSIER NASTIER
RATINES RETAINS RETINAS RETSINA STAINER STEARIN), (VENTAIL), FIGEATER,
GRAPIEST, (OUTFEELS), PATINIZE, SCATTIER (CITRATES CRISTATE), SQUIRTER

At the 7-game Saturday After Thanksgiving tourney held in Woburn:

 There were 6 OWL16 Divisions of 8 players, and here are the winners:
  Joey Mallick, Don Drumm, Jack Peters, Linda, Jamie Logan, Scott S.
 For complete results see:
  http://www.cross-tables.com/tourney.php?tourneyid=9691

 There was one CSW2015 Division of 6 players, and the winner was:
  Brad W., who went 7-0 +609
 For complete results see:
  http://www.cross-tables.com/tourney.php?tourneyid=9694


Chris K. has wondered what nines have the most imbedded words
without rearrangement. SHALLOWED is the winner, with 24 subwords.
He also wondered whether there are any nines with no subwords,
and there are these three:  CLEPSYDRA EQUIVOQUE SURROGACY

We noticed there are 114 nines where every digram is a word.
For example, the first one alphabetically is ABOMINATE, and
UNAWESOME is at the other end. Two of these nines include HM.

The above analysis was done using WHAT with OWL16.


Richard suggested this difficult quiz he recently encountered ...
 Find five words which include the trigram BTS.
 The most interesting one is one of an interesting anagram pair.
 All are good in OWL16, and Collins is the same.

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