We had 15 players at LaCasita Thursday, July 5th.
Nobody won all four.
Scott Jackson won all three: 493 — 458 — 332
3/1: Zbigniew, Steve P., Doobie.
HIGH SCORES (450+)
526 Lisa Odom
493 Scott Jackson
490 Carol Dustin
470 Lisa Odom
468 Harriet Strasberg
458 Scott Jackson
Next up for byes: Pete, Jerry, David H., Jason, Zbigniew.
At the half-year, here are the five top ranking players, and the 2012 records, all of which were set early in the year, and will be tough to beat!
High Game 667 Steve Pellinen 1/5
High 3-gm Series 1680 Scott Jackson 4/26
High 4-gm Series 2185 Joe Gaspard 5/10
High Avg Score 459 Rob Robinsky
Win Streak 27 Rob Robinsky
High Loss 468 Lisa Odom
High Bingo Play 221 1/5 COEVOLVE Steve Pellinen
High non-bingo Play 95 1/5 ZOOTY Fran Galt
I wonder why my spellcheck accepts Pellinen, but rejects Robinsky? (spellcheck also rejects spellcheck — it’s NG in Scrabble, too)
Instead of a word list this week, I’m going to give you a couple of quizzes, partially inspired by, and partailly stolen from c-g-p posts of Frank Tangredi’s a couple years ago. Answers at the end.
• What is the FIRST seven-letter word in the OSPD?
• What is the LAST seven-letter word in the OSPD?
• What is the first 7-letter word in each of these sections of the OSPD: J, U, L and Y?
• What is the last word in each of the above sections: J-U-L and Y ?
(I missed most of these myself, but I learned some cool words!)
One more quiz, “ADD X AND STIR”:
Identify each of the following pairs of words in which you get the second word by adding an X to the first word and rearranging the letters:
• A snake becomes part of a train.
• A unit of magnetism becomes a type of sugar.
• A seabird becomes something you can use to study for a tournament
• An Italian sauce becomes a hot babe
• Excrement becomes a fraction
I got ALL of these, without looking… but not all of them are everyday words.
PUNNY (authors unknown):
“Once you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.”
“When I saw my first grey hair, I thought I’d dye.”
See you soon,
• First 7 in OSPD: AARRGHH
• Last 7 in OSPD: ZYZZYVA
• First 7 starting with J: JABBERS last: JUGGLER
• First 7 starting with U: UAKARIS. last: UVULARS
• First 7 starting with L: LAAGERS last: LYSOGEN
• First 7 starting with Y: YABBERS last: YUPPIFY
• cobra –> boXcar
• oersted –> deXtrose
• petrel –> LeXpert*
• pesto –> seXpot
• shit –> siXth
This is the end. My only friend, the end.