UVSC Session Report Monday, August 12, 2019 (Session #240) (authored by BJ) This was David's last week before returning to college, and though we haven't been playing into the wee hours as much in recent sessions, that was not the case this time. Just when I thought we were done, Iliana and David convinced me to stay for another ... and then another ... and then another! Iliana played a total of 8 games, I played 10, and David played a whopping 11 before the session was over. A number of those were simultaneous games when we had odd numbers. We were rounded out by the more sane players, Margaret and Ellen, who left at a reasonable hour and probably were far less groggy the next day! In the improbability category, David had yet another tie, his third one in recent weeks. He and Iliana finished deadlocked at 471, a very high-scoring tie; it was just 15 points shy of the NASPA club record for high CSW tie game, which as it happens was set at this very club two years ago! In one of her games, Ellen found the delicious and high-scoring word GYOZA. You can find gyozas on the menu at the local Japanese restaurants just a mile or so away -- they are pork and cabbage dumplings that are steamed or fried, and I've eaten them many times. Mmm! The bingo heap consisted of many good words, including lots of uncommon ones, language-wise. Among them were HEROIZE (to make heroic), CANIEST# (CANY# means resembling cane), JITTERS, RESISTER, FORINTS (a FORINT is a monetary unit of Hungary), PLERION# (a type of supernova), ARISTAE (an ARISTA is a bristlelike structure), SOCAGES (SOCAGE is a form of feudal land tenure), TALONED, OLEARIA# (an Australian daisy shrub), INCENSER# (a burner of incense), ENTIRES (yes, this is the plural of ENTIRE used as a noun), FOVEOLAS (a FOVEOLA is a small fovea, or shallow anatomical depression), SEAKALES (a kale-like plant), ONAGERS (an ONAGER is a wild Asian ass), UNGEARS# (to UNGEAR# is to unharness), TOROIDS (a TOROID is a donut-like shape), SLENTERS# (a SLENTER# is a trick), PRIESTLY, SLEEKER, TRUEING, SUNBURN, INDORSE, AIRPORT, AMIABLE, SULFITE, UNWRITE# (to cancel something written), HOEDOWN, SLUSHING, PREVENTS, and CREELED (to CREEL is to put caught fish into a basket). Shown below are fried gyozas, a wicker creel, a bill of 20000 forints, two onagers, and a seakale plant.