In my final North Metro game with Scott last week, my rack was AAAORR? and I couldn’t remember if the word I was thinking of was ARAROBA or ARRAROBA*. Turns out it was the former while I played the latter though Scott was kind enough to let it stay on the Board. Now I know the only word starting with ARAR is ARAROBA.
Other vowel-starting two letter repeating pairs:
ACAC: ACACIA a flower tree or shrub
ANAN: ANANKE, a compelling necessity in ancient Greek religion.
ICIC: ICICLE (n, ) ICICLED
OLOL: OLOLIUQUI (n), a kind of morning glory with hallucinogenic seeds.
OTOT: OTOTOXIC and OTOTOXICITY (n). OTOTOXIC means having an harmful effect on the ear or its nerve supply
OVOV: OVOVIPAROUS and OVOVIPAROUSLY. OVOVIPAROUS means producing young by means of eggs that are hatched after they have been laid by the parent.
ULUL: ULULANT, ULULATE (v), ULULATION (n). ULULATE is an onomatopoeic verb meaning to wail UNUN words are UNUNBIUM (n), UNUNITED and UNUNUNIUM (n) which is actually 3 UNS in a row! UNUNBIUM and UNUNUNIUM are number 112 and 111 on the period table of elements and have been more recently renamed Copernicium* and Roetgenium*.
22 bodies under the Bridge
Undefeated Record & Avg Score
Carl Voss 4-0 410
Winning Record & Avg Score
Greg Edwards 3-1 439
Joe Gaspard 3-1 419
Steve Pellinen 3-1 399
Jason Vaysberg 3-1 392
Steve Bachman 2-1 405
Dennis Fenichel 2-1 397
Bob Lundegaard 2-1 379
Paul Kyllonen 2-1 368
Scott Jackson 529
Richard Johnson 520
Steve Bachman 505
Sue Hoehn 505
Who won a dollar?
Prizes by Jason
BEST WORD RELATED TO SCRABBLE – Dave Herfel for DORKS
MLI “MEAT USE HARES” – Joe Gaspard for REEXTEND (6)
3×3 ($1) – No winner
BEST ZOO RELATED WORD – Dennis for YAKS
LOW GAME – Sue Hoehn with 336
3 x 3 ($1) – No winner
HIGH “Y” PLAY – Dan for DEXY (45)
HIGH WORD PLACING 1 TILE – DENNIS FOR S (23)
3 x 3 ($2) – Dave Herfel for STRIDDEN (131)
9:00 BINGO ROUND
1. Dennis F
2. David H
3. Jason V
• After going 0-4, last week, Carl Voss is the player of the night, going 4-0. This included a win over first place Joe in game 4. Although Carl wasn’t familiar with the bingos in Joe’s AELNOST rack, he still made the correct strategic block to hold on to the win. The two words are ETALONS and TOLANES.
• Joe consolidates his first place standing by going 3-1. The absent Rob moves into 2nd and Lisa drops to third (1-2).
• Cutest bingos of the night? I’d vote for Steve P’s TIPTOES and Scott J’s FRISBEE. Nice finds were also Melissa’s PILLORY and David H’s OLIGURIA.
• GOING BYE-BYE (only if necessary): Pete B then Michelle A then Greg E then Steve P then Nadine J then Bob L then Diane W then Carl V then Dawn G.
Anamonic of the Week
Anamonics are phrases or words in which all of the letters combine with the stem word to form legit words. The best ones are those which are easy to remember because they relate to the stem word in an obvious way. Also, the more concise, the better, though concision should not supersede the memorability of the phrase. (BTW, anamonic is not a legit word).
Some of the best anamonics are ones that define the stem word perfectly since it makes them easy to remember.
MOTELS = I REST AT RATTY INNS I - MOTILES R - MERLOTS MOLTERS E - OMELETS TELOMES S - MOLESTS T - MOTTLES A - MALTOSE (t) (r) (a) (t) (t) Y - MOTLEYS (i) N - LOMENTS MELTONS (n) (s) (selected by Lisa Odom)
|High Bingo||176 (GYNOECIA)||Dave Herfel||3/13|
|High Non-Bingo||84 (SCURVY)||Greg Edwards||2/21|
|High Non-Bingo||84 (FRIZ)||Joe Gaspard||3/30|
|High 3-game Series||1697||Greg Edwards||2/21|
|High 4-game Series||2050||Greg Edwards||2/21|
|High Game||642||Greg Edwards||2/21|
|High Loss||462||Greg Edwards||2/14|
|Win Streak||12||Lisa Odom||2/28|
– Lisa O