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Season 70: Week 14 of 25 – 18/07/2017
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
- The game between Roger and Shirley this week turned into a regular slugfest, when Roger arranged his E-G-L-S-T-U-plus-blank round an S on the board to make… SLUGFEST. The play propelled him from 50 points down into a cozy lead, and across the 400-point line. But not for long. “Shirley,” says Roger, “had the right thing at the wrong time…for me.” Her S went immediately down on the Double Word Score at the end of Roger’s play, with CAHOOT stacked above it — racking up 108 points for the doubled scores of both words, and an ultimate win of more than 500. § A combined score of 900-plus is relatively unusual, but Shirley and Roger weren’t the only players to produce it in Game 2 this week. Dahlia and Peta (clearly in cahoots at their own slugfest?) played an equally high-scorer. § In her game against David S, Dahlia opened with ZONAS for 48 points. David well knows that the belt-like anatomical structure takes no S, and soundly kicked himself for neglecting to challenge it away. Payback, however, came later in the game when he played FRIJOLS — which also went unchallenged. This cultivated Mexican bean is another word that takes no S — though, like ZONA, it does take an E. § While both players stumbled over the hooks in this game, David S laid the ground for a super-elegant hook when he played David L. He put down PLINK: all it took was the U of David L’s DUAD to convert the short, sharp, metallic sound into a satellite communications link. While the score for UPLINK wasn’t astronomical, sometimes stylishness counts — even in Scrabble…. Welcome back to JoanT after a long absence, to Aryeh and Madeline after a month, and to our occasional visitor from Australia, Vicky Kennard.
WWW: Shirley, Hilda, Elaine, Joel, Sara, JudyS, DavidS, Jonathan
WOWs: EYESPOT,HORSILY(DavidS), EUROLAND(Pini), EMERALD(Pamela)
PHOW: PUDENDAS (Hilda), OUSTITI(Dahlia), CARNIVOR(Jonathan), BOONIE(Pamela – a Bonker)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 512(Dahlia), 427(Rena), 1397(DavidS)
B1: 509(Shirley), 401(Roger), 1257(Pamela and Shirley)
B2: 448(Gordon), 338(RuthO), 1108(Gordon)
High combined: 932 (Dahlia 512, Peta 420)
Squeaker: Zev 402, Pamela 400
Shirley: CAHOOTS, 108 pts.