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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 72: Wk 22 of 25 – October 9, 2018 ***
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Ami is one of perhaps a dozen players at the Club who did not grow up speaking English — something which not infrequently works to his advantage. His LAGUNES this week, for example, drew an instant challenge from his US-born opponent, because native English-speakers know that the word is spelled LAGOONS. Except…in its “dated form,” which is accepted by the dictionary, it uses Ami’s alternate spelling. § May was more fortunate when she challenged her Division A opponent. With too many vowels on his rack, he tried slipping some of them past her and blocking a triple-word lane at the same time. Which combination of I-O-U is she more likely to accept? he pondered. As it turned out, none of them. Familiar with her three-letter words, she dispatched his phony, and, her attention now drawn to the triple-word sweet-spot, played SIZE in its place. § Asher, eyeing MO at the beginning of a triple-word-score lane in his game against a jet-lagged Yaakov, threw down his rack after it in a Hail Mary that spelled out MORTARMEN. The challenge revealed it to mean the men who operate mortars. Who but Asher? § David S was also in compound-word-mode this week, with SEAFOAM and TOPSOIL. (The latter could have been POLOIST… but that’s not a compound.) § Brenda inhaled the welcome relief of breaking an eight-game losing streak. When you’re in one, she says, you feel it will last forever. § And newly returned Sara, after having earlier placed SLATIER, had the pleasure of slotting in her SLANTIER outplay (unrecognized by the dictionary until four years ago) above LOOTS, forming four cross-plays — AL, NO, TO and IT. (ES was already in place.)
§ Scrabble School returns Tuesday, October 23, meeting from 7.oo to 7.30 pm, before the Club is in session. All levels, all stages, all ages and most dispositions are welcome.
WWWW: Peta WWW: Hilda, DavidS, DavidL, Rena, Dahlia, Joel
WOW: JOLLITY (Rose), OBVIATE(RuthW), BLENDES/MORTARMEN(Asher), SEAFOAM(DavidS), NIELLOS(DavidL)
PHOW: WHEATIEST (Zev)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 519(DavidL), 416(Steve), 1334(DavidS)
B1: 537(Asher), 380(May), 1249(Asher)
B2: 428(Hilda), 381(JudyM), 1174(Hilda)
100-pt plays: none
(****) POW #15 – 2018 October 11 (credit: Josh G)
Bet You Can’t Avoid Thinking of Bananas…
- How many 6-letter words can you think of that have the form xAxAxA — where “x” is any letter?
- How many of these words have at least one vowel besides the 3 As?
This and all previous POWs may be found in the Puzzle of the Week (POW) Archive