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THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 73: Wk 6 of 25 – December 11, 2018 ***
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The A-Slayers were out in force again at the Club this week. Division B-1 usually groans when paired against A-players — but, time after time, in what has become a Club ritual (jinx?), they topple their higher-ranked opponents. This week, it was Queenie, Shirley, Madeline, Vivienne and JudyM, who had their A division opponents eat their dust… § Queenie not only outplayed Ami, she out-psyched him, as well. Judging that the Jerusalem-born native across the table was likely more familiar with the internal combustion engine than with southern hemisphere seabirds, she declared the blank in here P-E-T-R-?-L-S an E, not an O, and successfully drew a critical challenge. § After a lackluster start to the season, Aryeh not only stood firm against his B-1 opponent, he also put down UNHORSES and BRONZERS (the latter, for 134 points), gleefully drawing challenges for both. § Steve’s tour de force this week was not a bingo, didn’t tempt a challenge and scored a little over 40 points — but is nonetheless one for posterity: after first playing OX, on a subsequent turn he fronted it with B-E-A-T-B. § Want to know the highest possible score that can be made on a Scrabble board? The anti-inflammatory drug OXYPHENBUTAZONE racks up 1,782 points when played across the top of the board to hit three triple word scores and connect with seven crosswords downward. Since it’s 15 letters long and must meet impossible board conditions, this is one word, at least, that we needn’t commit to memory.
WWW: Paul, Elana, Queene, Shirley, DavidS
WOW: SANGUINE(Jonathan), INOSINE(Yaakov), PREAMBLE/DEARNESS(Peta), EPILATOR(DavidS), SORICINE(DavidL)
PHOW: ELUMINER (Madeline)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 525(Dahlia), 418(Jonathan), 1322(Aryeh)
B1: 443(JudyM), 411(Hilda), 1255(Madeline)
B2: 421(RuthO), 391(Lesley), 1139(Lesley)
Aryeh: BRONZERS, 134 pts.
(*) POW #19 – 2018 November 21 (credit: Chani K)
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