Steve has been avidly watching the Tour de France bicycle race for which I have sometimes been a captive audience. The main Scrabble word recycled throughout the 21-day duration is PELOTON–the name for the main cluster of riders in the race. Then there is he BREAKAWAY–the much smaller group of riders who take a risk by shooting out ahead of the main group. There is also much talk of the MAILLOT JAUNE* or YELLOW JERSEY which is worn by the overall leader in the race. In English, MAILLOT is also a common term for a woman’s one-piece bathing suit. I was amused by the commentator’s mention of ENTENTE CORDIALE* describing the informal alliances between riders or teams since ENTENTE was played and challenged a few weeks ago at club. There is a also much talk of COLS, the French name for a mountain pass since much of the race takes place in the Pyrenees or the Alps.
Speaking of French words, when I was making RATATOUILLE over the weekend, I recalled that two of the main ingredients, EGGPLANT and ZUCCHINI, are referred to as the arguably prettier AUBERGINE and COURGETTE by the British.
24 bodies under the Bridge
Undefeated Record & Avg Score
Joe Gaspard 4-0 427
Steve Bachman 3-0 405
Jeff Lande 1-0 445
Winning Record & Avg Score
Lisa Odom 3-1 412
Steve Pellinen 3-1 396
Dennis Fenichel 2-1 405
Sue Hoehn 2-1 361
Carl Voss 2-1 360
Greg Edwards 525
Who won a dollar? Prizes by Lisa
MLI ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN – Jason for SWIRLED (6) 80 (Author Donald Sobol dies at 87)
HIGH WORD STARTING WITH C – Carol for CLOSED (30)
MLI MUCKRAKING – Jason for OUTGIVEN (4) 92 (A term popularized by Teddy Roosevelt and a final Jeopardy stumper)
BEST LAW AND ORDER WORD – Joe for DUTY
MLI STEPHEN COVEY – Doobie for MINUTES (4) 76 (Author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People dies at 79)
HIGH BLANK WORD WHERE BLANK IS NOT USED IN A BINGO – Carl for MAZES (79)
9:00 BINGO ROUND
3 x 3 – No winner $10 next week
• Joe goes 4-0 to consolidate his first place position while the absent Rob retains second place. Lisa (3-1) moves back into 3rd place, just four tenths ahead of Scott (1-1).
• After getting away with HAIKAS*, let me clarify that a HAIK is an outer garment worn by Arabs. It can be pluralized with A or S and is not related to HAIKU, a form of Japanese poetry that does take an S.
• Steve P noticed that Greg hit for the cycle by having one game in 200s, 300s, 400s and the only 500 game of the night.
• Going Bye Bye (only if necessary): Joe G then Sue H then Harmony K then Anne L then Dennis F then Elle V then Dave L then Lisa O then Steve P.
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.
ATTIRED = MEN'S CLOSET M - ADMITTER E - ITERATED N - NITRATED S - STRIATED TARDIEST C - CITRATED TETRACID TETRADIC L - DETRITAL O - TERATOID (s) (e) T - ATTRITED TITRATED
|High Bingo||176 (GYNOECIA)||Dave Herfel||3/13|
|High Non-Bingo||99 (EXECS)||Mina Le||5/29|
|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|
|Win Streak||12||Vincent Van Dover||5/29|
|Win Streak||12||Scott Jackson||5/29|
– Lisa O