BUNgos

BUNgos (quiz)

Our own Zev Kesselman coined the word BUNgo to mean a bungled bingo. This specifically designates a bingo whose player miscalled one or both blanks, resulting in a phony word, when one or more legitimate bingos could have been played. Note that a BUNgo is a BUNgo irrespective of whether it is challenged off the board.

Example: a player plays “ANIMA?E”, calling the blank as “L”, thereby forming the phony ANIMALE*. A call of “T” would have yielded the legitimate bingo ANIMATE.

Quiz yourself (optional, may not work on all devices)

The table below lists some of the BUNgos that have been played over the years in the JSC. So that you may quiz yourself, the valid play(s) are initially hidden in the table. To reveal each (one at a time) hover your pointer (e.g., mouse) over the “show me!” text; if you’re using an iPad or other tablet, simply tap with your finger lightly on “show me!”.

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#PLAYEROPPONENTPLAYDECLAREDVALID PLAY(S)OUTCOME
1Seymour RosenZev KesselmanSPERMIN?G (SPERMING*)
[1]
2JJ JonahSam OrbaumQUIS?INGH (QUISHING*)
[1]
3Zev KesselmanHazel Haberer?LOSSIEG (GLOSSIE*)
[1]
4Steve GoldbergZelig LeaderDEPLA?EDC (DEPLACED*)
[1]
5David LitkeEdythe FriedlanderSORTE?SE (SORTEES*)
[1]
6Alice JonahSteve GoldbergWHEELIE?R (WHEELIER*)
[1]
7Steve GoldbergZev KesselmanT?TANICSI (TITANICS*)
[1]
8Zev KesselmanBrian MossUSQUABA?S (USQUABAS*)
[1]
9JJ JonahSteve GoldbergOESTR?NEI (OESTRINE*)
[1]
10BereniceMadelineGURGLE?SR (GURGLERS*)
[1]
11Steve GoldbergSara SchacterNEOLIT?SE (NEOLITES*)
[2]
12David LitkeSteve GoldbergRAIN?EARG (RAINGEAR*)
[1] [3]
13Zev KesselmanRena Schwartz?LINTIERG (GLINTIER*)
[2] [5]
14Steve GoldbergAryeh WetherhornBEANER?S (BEANERS*)
[2]
15Zev KesselmanEsther GerberCOR?INAT (CORTINA*)
[2] [5]
16David LitkeDahlia FriedmanJ?LTIESTI (JILTIEST*)
[2]
17Zev KesselmanZelig Leader?UTDOWNSP (PUTDOWNS*)
[2] [5]
18Zev KesselmanMadeline WetherhornPEPTO?ES (PEPTOSE*)
[2]
19Sam OrbaumSteve GoldbergNEURO?AN (NEURONA*)
[2]
20Steve GoldbergEtta MargalitO?RALISU (OURALIS*)
[2]
21Zev KesselmanAryeh WetherhornCATLIN?E (CATLINE*)
[2]
22Steve GoldbergRena Blumenthal?EMINATIONSS (SEMINATIONS*)[2] [4]
23David LitkeAmi TzuberyAGIOTA?ET (AGIOTATE*)
[2]
24Aryeh WetherhornRena SchwartzDIOXIN?T (DIOXINE*)
unknown
25Zev KesselmanRoger FriedlandVE?GENCET (VENGENCE*)
[2]
26Joel BaileyChani Katz?UMERICT (TUMERIC*)
[1]
27Mia PincuZev KesselmanWAS?IE?T..R (WASTIER*)
[1]
28Elana MarsdenZev KesselmanUNWIELD?S (UNWIELDS*)
[1]
29Zev KesselmanPamela LovalNEATHE??RS (NEATHERS*)
[1]
30Chani KatzZev KesselmanCAULIN?G (CAULING*)
[2]
31Judy MontagueZev KesselmanLIPLI?EN (LIPLINE*)
[1]
32Wendy EllimanRoger FriedlandEROTI?ES (EROTISE*)
[3]
33Joel BaileyChani KatzTHRO?INGB (THROBING*)
[1]
34Zev KesselmanRafi Stern?OOLEESC (COOLEES*)
[2]
35Hilda Ben-NunCilla MerozREI?INGC (REICING*)
[2]
36David SpolterRuth OgdanP?LLIERI (PILLIER*)
[1]
37Zev KesselmanQueene ParnesAR?ORIESB (ARBORIES*)
[1]
38Steve GoldbergZev KesselmanL?DDITEU (LUDDITE*)
[2]
39Steve GoldbergHadassah BraunZONATE?S (ZONATES*)
[2]
40Judy SegalTaffy SassoonFRES?ERS (FRESSER*)
[2]
41Hadassah BraunZev KesselmanSTIN?EDG (STINGED*)
[1]
42Dahlia FriedmanDavid SpolterLIQUI?YE (LIQUIDY*)
[2] [6]
43Zev KesselmanPeta PellachATRESIA?E (ATRESIAE*)
[1]
44Zev KesselmanWendy EllimanREC?NNEDA (RECANNED*)
[2]
45Bernard RosinskyAryeh WetherhornANNO?ERT (ANNOTER*)
[1]
46David SpolterDavid LitkeBA?ISTAT (BATISTA*)
[2]
47Aryeh WetherhornDavid SpolterSULF?RSE (SULFERS*)
[1] [7]
48Asher ScheinerShirley ZauerRE?ISTERL (RELISTER*)
[1]
49Zev KesselmanDahlia FriedmanCORD?TESA (CORDATES*)[1]
50Asher ScheinerSusan BedeinWI?CHERT (WITCHER*)[1]
51Asher ScheinerYehuda MerozDELA?INGC (DELACING*)[2]


OUTCOME (LEGEND)

[1] Challenged off with a sigh of relief from opponent and a big post-game
AAAAARRRRRGGGGHH! by the player.

[2] Play went unchallenged and stayed on the board.

[3] This one was particularly painful for the player. He needed this last
rack, out play bingo to win.

[4] This 11-letter bingo was played to an IONS already on the board, and is
probably the longest North American (OSPD) bungo ever played. The word
is acceptable by British (OSW) standards.

[5] Play vindicated by OSPD4.

[6] Play vindicated by OSPD5.

[7] Unblockable

T (DELATING)
or
Y (DELAYING)
N (WINCHER)
I (CORDITES)
G (REGISTER)
U (SULFURS)
R (BARISTA)
Y (ANNOYER)
O (RECONNED)
S (ATRESIAS)
D (LIQUIDY)
or
F (LIQUIFY)
T (STINTED)
H (FRESHER)
D (ZONATED)
Y (LYDDITE)
M (ARMORIES)
A (PALLIER)
N (REINING)
or
V (REIVING)
D (DOOLEES)
N (THRONING)
or
W (THROWING)
S (EROTIZE)
K (LIPLIKE)
E (CAULINE)
RD (NEATHERD)
Y (UNWIELDY)
H..R (WASHIER)
or
P..R (WASPIER)
N (NUMERIC)
R (VERGENCE)
S (DIOXINS)
G (AGIOTAGE)
G (GEMINATIONS)
G (CATLING)
or
S (CATLINS)
O (OORALIS)
M (NEUROMA)
N (PEPTONE)
C (CUTDOWNS)
O (JOLTIEST)
B (CORBINA)
or
V (CORVINA)
Y (FLINTIER)
F (FLINTIER)
W (RAINWEAR)
H (NEOLITHS)
T (GURGLETS)
O (OESTRONE)
E (USQUABAE)
E (TETANICS)
S (WHEELIES)
R (SORTERS)
N (DEPLANED)
F (FLOSSIE)
L (QUISLING)
E (SPERMINE)