Monthly Archives: September 2015

RESULTS 9-24-15 SUPER-S GAMES

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On 9-24-15 we learned something about “EID” (Arabic word meaning festivity to celebrate an old tradition–unfortunately not useful in crossword games).  After lunch we enjoyed two games in the afternoon.

CONGRATS Tom Titus and Roy Kamen for winning both games! ROY scored the high game (HG=1039), had a high bingo=105 for RESIDUA, and the most bingos played=9 total.  The next meeting is scheduled for 10-08-15. A reminder will be posted.  

WN=number of games won; GP=games played; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; and BP=Bingo played.

BOB AGNEW: GP=2, WN=0, HG=822, CM=1550, BP=4

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=2, WN=1, HG=1025, CM=1787, BP=5

NANCY DOUGLAS: GP=2, WN=1, HG=870, CM=1556, BP=1

LYNN GUNN: GP=2, WN=1, HG=933, CM=1827, BP=5

RENÉE KAHN: GP=2, WN=1, HG=908, CM=1605, BP=4

ROY KAMEN:  GP=2, WN=2HG=1039CM=2014, BP=9

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=1, HG=870, CM=1547, BP=5

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=2, WN=0, HG=680, CM=1306, BP=1

PAT REED, GP=2, WN=1, HG=893, CM=1782, BP=6

TOM TITUS, GP=2, WN=2, HG=919, CM=1733, BP=6

SUPER-S GAMES 9-24-15 – 2 GAMES

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We will not have the usual schedule.  GAMES WILL BEGIN AT 1:30 P.M.  Come for LUNCH at 12:30 P.M.  GAMES BEGIN:  1:30 P.M.  Tell your friends and let’s have fun together.  Everyone will see an “Eidie” sack surprise.  Please let me know if you can make it.  Reply to maliha.mendoza@gmail.com; text or call 714-654-4308.

The instant award for finding 12- to 13-letter words is now worth $35.  The previous winners were: Bill Lapinski, and Nancy Douglas, and it was replenished on June 4, 2015. The box for words with 14 to 15+ letters now has $360.  Play long words in multiple steps. To qualify for an instant reward with the assigned categories, the word must contain 5 letters.  Prizes are available for winning all games (2 games for today; normal schedule will have 3 games) the highest scoring game, highest total cumulative score, high point bingo word, and the highest number of bingo words played.

1st game category:  4-legged animals such as goats, sheep, donkey, horse, sloth, carabao, rhino rhinoceros, doggy, buffalo, marsupial, koala, kangaroo, bears, etc.

2rd game category:  Your favorite and necessary things (be honest about this):  eyeglass, snack, popsicle, fruits, coffee, books, email, paycheck, music, roses, etc.

ALL DAY category:  Words containing two ii’s (courtesy of Gary Moss):  AALII, AALIIS, ALIBIING, BACCHII, CONGII, CONIINE, CONIINES, DENARII, FILARIID, GENII, HONGIING, MEDII, NAUPLII, OBIISM, OBIISMS, PIING, RADII, REDUVIID, RETIARII, SARTORII, SENARII, SEXTARII, SHIITAKE, SKIING, SKIINGS, SPLENII, TAXIING, TEIID, TEIIDS, TORII, TRAPEZII, ZOMBIISM

LEARN a long word today:  APEXCARDIOGRAPHY (singular = 16 letters); APEXCARDIOGRAPHIES (plural = 18 letters).  Somewhere about the middle of the board, you may start with CARDIO.  Breakdown:  APE, APEX, CAR, CARD, CARDIO, GRAPH, PHI, GRAPHIC, AR, HI, PE, EX.

UP WORDS by Gary Moss, Club #350

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“SCRABBLE CLUB #350 IS ABOUT PLAYING A GAME AND HAVING FUN. . . BUT IT IS REALLY ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN THAT.  THE GAME WE PLAY AND LOVE SO MUCH IS ABOUT WORDS AND PUZZLES AND KNOWLEDGE.  THE GAME WE LOVE SO MUCH IS ABOUT STRETCHING OUR MEMORY SO THAT IT CAN HOLD AND RECALL EVERY ITEM WE STUFF INTO IT, WHENEVER AND HOWEVER WE CAN USE IT TO SCORE INCREDIBLE POINT SCORES.” Gary’s Club #350 meets every Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00PM, 24112 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods 92637. PLAY ONE OR MORE WORDS FROM THE ‘UP’ LIST AT EITHER SESSION OF SCRABBLE CLUB #350, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16 AND/OR THURSDAY, SEPT 17 AND EARN 1 ENTRY FOR EACH WORD, INTO THE SEPTEMBER JACKPOT DRAWING.

           It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.  A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UPWhen it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UPWhen it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so…….it is time to shut UP! Now it’s UP to you.

UPALONG, UPAS, UPASES, UPBEAR, UPBEARS, UPBEAT, UPBEATS, UPBIND, UPBINDS, UPBOIL, UPBOILS, UPBORE, UPBORNE, UPBOUND, UPBOW, UPBOWS, UPBRAID, UPBUILD, UPBUILT, UPBY, UPBYE, UPCAST, UPCASTS, UPCHUCK, UPCLIMB, UPCOAST, UPCOIL, UPCOILS, UPCOURT, UPCURL, UPCURLS, UPCURVE, UPDART, UPDARTS, UPDATE, UPDATED, UPDATER, UPDATES, UPDIVE, UPDIVED, UPDIVES, UPDO, UPDOS, UPDOVE, UPDRAFT, UPDRIED, UPDRIES, UPDRY, UPEND, UPENDED, UPENDS, UPFIELD, UPFLING, UPFLOW, UPFLOWS, UPFLUNG, UPFOLD, UPFOLDS, UPFRONT, UPGAZE, UPGAZED, UPGAZES, UPGIRD, UPGIRDS, UPGIRT, UPGOING, UPGRADE, UPGREW, UPGROW, UPGROWN, UPGROWS, UPHEAP, UPHEAPS, UPHEAVE, UPHELD, UPHILL, UPHILLS, UPHOARD, UPHOLD, UPHOLDS, UPHOVE, UPHROE, UPHROES, UPKEEP, UPKEEPS, UPLAND, UPLANDS, UPLEAP, UPLEAPS, UPLEAPT, UPLIFT, UPLIFTS, UPLIGHT, UPLINK, UPLINKS, UPLIT, UPLOAD, UPLOADS, UPMOST, UPO, UPON, UPPED, UPPER, UPPERS, UPPILE, UPPILED, UPPILES, UPPING, UPPINGS, UPPISH, UPPITY, UPPROP, UPPROPS, UPRAISE, UPRATE, UPRATED, UPRATES, UPREACH, UPREAR, UPREARS, UPRIGHT, UPRISE, UPRISEN, UPRISER, UPRISES, UPRIVER, UPROAR, UPROARS, UPROOT, UPROOTS, UPROSE, UPROUSE, UPRUSH, UPS, UPSCALE, UPSELL, UPSELLS, UPSEND, UPSENDS, UPSENT, UPSET, UPSETS, UPSHIFT, UPSHOOT, UPSHOT, UPSHOTS, UPSIDE, UPSIDES, UPSILON, UPSIZE, UPSIZED, UPSIZES, UPSKILL, UPSLOPE, UPSOAR, UPSOARS, UPSOLD, UPSTAGE, UPSTAIR, UPSTAND, UPSTARE, UPSTART, UPSTATE, UPSTEP, UPSTEPS, UPSTIR, UPSTIRS, UPSTOOD, UPSURGE, UPSWEEP, UPSWELL, UPSWEPT, UPSWING, UPSWUNG, UPTAKE, UPTAKES, UPTALK, UPTALKS, UPTEAR, UPTEARS, UPTEMPO, UPTHREW, UPTHROW, UPTICK, UPTICKS, UPTIGHT, UPTILT, UPTILTS, UPTIME, UPTIMES, UPTORE, UPTORN, UPTOSS, UPTOWN, UPTOWNS, UPTREND, UPTURN, UPTURNS, UPWAFT, UPWAFTS, UPWARD, UPWARDS, UPWELL, UPWELLS, UPWIND, UPWINDS,