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THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 72: Wk 4 of 25 – May 22, 2018 ***
- Shmuel has won the Division A playoffs! Triumphing in four of his six playoff games, he edged past David L, and his parallel win-loss record, on point differential. The game in which they faced off against one another this week was the clincher: David bingoed into the lead, only to be instantly overtaken by Shmuel’s eight-letter response, VENEREAL. “Can’t you leave your work at the hospital?” protested David to physician Shmuel. Shmuel’s reward for his playoff win is a best-of-five series for the Season 71 Club Championship against Division A winner David S. § Ami entered a new decade at the Club this week, celebrating his birthday with us with a table laden with goodies. Rita, newly returned from the US, honored him by playing the word AMI — which the dictionary variously defines as a male friend, a type of marijuana and a bipolar transmission method that reverses the polarity of alternate marks or 1-bits. § Asher, trailing by 140 points, came back to win by 70 — an upset aided by two bingos and his opponent’s loss of 30 points on the clock. § Lesley ruthlessly used her clock in her game against Vivienne. With Vivienne down to her final second, Lesley rapidly passed her turn rather than play her last tile, Vivienne’s clock ticked to minus, and Lesley scooped up 10 points. § And Lesley’s (uncharacteristic) ruthlessness brings us back to more –LESS words. As well as RUTHLESS, we can be LISTLESS, RECKLESS AND GORMLESS. The dictionary displays a definite preference for feet over hands, allowing us SHOELESS, SOCKLESS and LACELESS, but not GLOVELESS — although THUMBLESS does make it. (FINGERLESS does not.) Moving to the metaphysical, we can be SOULLESS and MINDLESS, SELFLESS and NAMELESS, TEARLESS and SIGHLESS, HOPELESS, LOVELESS and LUCKLESS, HELPLESS and HOMELESS, ECHOLESS and FAMELESS, PAINLESS and HURTLESS, MOVELESS and ROOTLESS. And to end the –LESSes, a couple of curios: there is FORKLESS but no KNIFELESS; and, it seems that special words are needed to describe the absence of popes and toads, with POPELESS and TOADLESS (but not FROGLESS) embraced by our capricious dictionary.
WWWW: Chani WWW: Elaine, Madeline, JudyM, DavidS
WOW: ODALISK(Shmuel), VENDUES(Zev) INTERSEX(DavidL)
PHOW: STEARITE(Hilda), OUSTITI(DavidS), BERRIERS(Pamela), KORONAS(Asher)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 464(DavidS), 374(Steve), 1309(DavidS)
B1: 453(Asher), 377(Rita), 1221(Jonathan)
B2: 435(Hilda), 406(Lesley), 1139(JudyM)
Steve: ZOUAVES, 108
DavidS: QUERIED, 102
Pamela: EQUITIES, 101