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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR DECEMBER 14, 2017

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Richard Buck            1760       8     3        439
     2 Joel Horn             + 1758      40    22        418
       Chris Kulig           + 1758      36    16        409
     4 Wes Eddings           + 1755      17     9        407
     5 Mic Barron            - 1754       0     3        317
     6 Steven Saul             1753      29    13        431
     7 Jake Bergmann           1748      11     3        420
     8 Carl Durdan           - 1734       9     4        401
       Mark Fidler           + 1734      17    12        411
    10 Mike Wolfberg         - 1723      17    16        403

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         - 1666       9    12        365      17
    Barron, Mic              - 1754       0     3        317       5
    Becker, Bob              + 1709      11     7        402      12
    Bergmann, Jake             1748      11     3        420       7
    Buck, Richard              1760       8     3        439       1
    Cassel, Claudia            1643/A     5    12        342 
    Day, Catherine             1589/A     0     3        294 
    Durdan, Carl             - 1734       9     4        401       8
    Eddings, Wes             + 1755      17     9        407       4
    Fidler, Mark             + 1734      17    12        411       8
    Finkey, Don                1737/A     4     1        399 
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1637       7    20        354      19
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1623       5    15        340      20
    Green, Aaron             - 1702      11    15        381      13
    Horn, Joel               + 1758      40    22        418       2
    Horn, Judy               - 1690      37    32        397      14
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1681      14    19        379      15
    Krycka, James              1607/A     4     9        358 
    Kt., Trx.                - 1604      12    41        337      21
    Kulig, Chris             + 1758      36    16        409       2
    McDonald, Carol          + 1711      13    18        396      11
    Mix, Beth                  1693/4     2     2        415 
    Saul, Steven               1753      29    13        431       6
    Saveriano, Scott           1560       2     3        365      22
    Smith, Lee                 1449       1     7        299      23
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1723      17    16        403      10
    Wood, Betsey               1667       2     4        384      16
    Yorra, Wayne               1651       4     4        380      18

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There were 15 players in attendance when we last met on December 7, 2017.

Congratulations to Marvin for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 503, 35.2% above his average.

Other high scores: Mike W. 517, Chris K. 514

High losing scores: Marvin 430 to Chris K. 514,
                    Emmanuel 405 to Mark F. 425
High tieing score:  Judy H. and Mark F. 418-418

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

SUD, JOOK, CADGY, IZARD, CREPED, PANTER, DISPORT, INNAGES, NILLIES,
SPATZES
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JOOK+, CADGY, IZARD+, CREPED, (ARPENT ENRAPT ENTRAP PARENT TREPAN),
DISPORT (TORPIDS TRIPODS), INNAGES

Chris made a 10-letter word last week. He opened the game with
ETHION; he later extended it to the triple with ETHIONINE, and
later made METHIONINE.

Joel and Trix played all three word which have Vietnam in their
definitions. Joel played XU, Trix played HAO, and Joel extended
that to CHAO. All three of these words are defined as "a monetary
unit of Vietnam". Pho's definition includes "Vietnamese".
Although CHAO does not pluralize with an S, CHAOS is acceptable.

At the one-day 7-game tourney on 25-Nov-17 in Woburn, MA:
 In 10-player Div. 1: Joey Mallick (seeded 1st) won 6-1 +663,
                      Chris K. (seeded 5th) was 2nd 6-1 +481
                      (Chris hit a new peak rating of 1746),
                      Don (seeded 8th) was 3rd,
                      Jack Peters (seeded 7th) was 4th,
                      Morris Greenberg (seeded 2nd) was 5th,
                      lower half: Joel, Judy H., Richard,
                      Bob B., Mark F.
 In 10-player Div. 2: Diana (seeded 4th) was 2nd,
                      Marvin (seeded 5th) was 5th,
                      lower half: Betsey
 In 10-player Div. 3: Trx. Kt. (seeded 3rd) was 3rd,
                      lower half: James 

At the one-day 5-game tourney on 26-Nov-17 in Florence, MA:
 In 6-player Div. 1: Richard (seeded 1st) won 4.5 - .5 +246,
                     lower half: Bob B.

Helena Gauthier suggested:
 For OWL16 and CSW2015, there is a one-letter front hook for TITIS.

 For OWL16 there are two 3-letter prefixes for GHETTO;
 CSW2015 has one more such prefix.

 For either lexicon there is a 3-letter prefix for GARLIC.

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