UVSC Session Report
Monday, May 27, 2019 (Session #229)
(authored by BJ)
For the third week in a row, a triple-triple was played at our club.
This time it was David's turn, getting 131 for SPRAINED. Despite the
big play, the game went to Iliana. In fact, David had four solid 400+
games in which he was outscored, including a high loss of 456. That's
some tough luck, or at least, some slugfest games!
With exactly four of us at club, Ellen, David, Iliana and I played
round-robin style. Though Ellen started out with two losses, she
finished on a roll, beating each of us and winning three in a row.
Iliana started with three wins in a row, and found some gorgeous bingos,
including BEDSONIA (syntactically gorgeous, not semantically -- it is
the old name of a venereal disease), CALLIOPE, and the 9-letter
DOCTORING (extending from DO). I was pleased to find some less common
words myself, including VIRAEMIA (the presence of a virus in a host),
which is one of the 400ish (depending on lexicon) eight-letter words
containing five vowels. They come in handy quite often, a welcome
treatment for vowelitis! Lists of 5-vowel 8s for each lexicon can be
found here: TWL/NWL CSW.
Our bingo heap also included STOURIE (dusty), RESOUND, LEVANTS,
PORTHOLE, ASTONIES (ASTONY is an old word for ASTONISH), OUTRANCE (the
last extremity), WAGERER, AGITATED, BASINET (a light helmet), MIDSIZE,
FOREGONE, EXCITOR (a nerve that triggers increased action), FINITES
(FINITE as a noun means "something that is finite"), STURDIER, DITONES#
(a DITONE# is an old musical scale interval), UNDEREAT, GLORIES,
CHEATING, EMIRATES, LEANEST, SHORTIES, DESOLATE, MISTIER, AERATES,
FILINGS, ATTORNS (to ATTORN is to accept tenancy from a new landlord),
DOMINES (a DOMINE is a master), SPONGIER, TAPELIKE, RETILES, CANDIDER,
GAMIEST, STRAINER, ACETONES, ENTERING, FROSTILY, and TORUSES.