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THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 72: Wk 16 of 25 – August 14, 2018 ***
|A new Puzzle of the Week (POW) appears at the bottom of this page|
Never underrate word knowledge. Steve took a look at QUEANS, and placed COT in front of it, not only changing its meaning from disreputable women to coarse or scolding women, but also extending it to the triple word score to net 60 points. § Asher got away with the phony JUPITER — which he felt was a thoroughly reasonable risk. After all, he commented, VENUS (bivalve molluscs), MARS (damages), MERCURY(metallic element) and EARTH are all listed….and, he continued, clearly on a roll, if PLUTO is invalid, GOOFY and SPOT are legal. § Division A players fell to B1 in legions in interdivisional games this week, with B1s winning 6 of 12 matches against A. § Queene drew the X as both her first and last tile in a single game — in the draw for who plays first, and as the final tile out of the bag. § Roger searched his conscience as to how he offended the tile fairy. First, she gave him a Z in the draw. And then, when his opponent overdrew tiles, she directed him to toss a P back in the bag, leaving an easily placed OVATION on his opponent’s rack. § Anagrams with Chani begins next week at 7.00 pm, and Peta has contributed this week’s Scrabble challenge, below.
WWW: Taffy, Pamela, Elaine, RuthO, JudyS, Hilda, DavidS
WOW: COTQUEANS(Steve), EELPOUT(DavidL), SHUSHED(Lesley), GOONIES(Paul), WIDOWED(Alice)
PHOW: MINOTAR(Brenda), DOTTLERS(Roger), IMBUERS(Pamela), JUPITER/UNMARKS(Asher), JUCIER(Paul), FURRIES(JudyS), EROTISE(Jonathan)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 515(Steve), 399(Roger), 1324(DavidS)
B1: 497(Shirley), 426(Jonathan), 1243(Taffy)
B2: 486(Hilda), 365(Joan), 1313(Hilda)
100-pt plays: none reported
POW #10 – 2018 August 15 (credit: Peta P, Josh G)
(Peta) This is more of a fun challenge than a quiz.
1. Begin with any two-letter word.
2. Add one letter at a time to create new legal words. Each new word must involve some scrambling of the letters, not just a hook at the beginning or end. For example, EN cannot become TEN or END, but can become NET.
Question: What is the longest word you can build this way?
(Josh) To better illustrate, this is a partial solution:
AE EAT ETNA TINEA RETAIN ...
I would guess that there is a quasi-infinite number of solutions.
This and all previous POWs may be found in the Puzzle of the Week (POW) Archive