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Word Nerds — Scrabblers unleash 'i' torrent

Could the writer of a Scrabble column do so without burdening her readers with the first person singular?

Perhaps she could start by highlighting some of the good words made by players over the past months that used a lower case ‘i’ — words like ‘thrive’, ‘punish’ and ‘zestier’ by Nancy Dressler. Her bonus plays were ‘boiling’ and ‘awarding’ and awarded her with a huge score for each one of them.

A relative newcomer, Gerald Kloosterman from Strathclair, had ‘avoids’ and ‘maxi’. Another player from Stratclair, in the person of Deb Lee, landed a landlocked ‘squid’, ‘jive’, ‘dipt’ and ‘riot’. If it seems there is a plethora of players from Strathclair, there is, in fact, an exodus from that wordy little town to the north. We welcome Jude Roberts quite frequently, too. She contributed ‘ovaries’ and ‘yowling’. Gosh, Jude, what a donation you have made. Many of us would be yowling, too, if they were ours!

From Len Sandeman ,we had ‘amoire’, ‘viral’, ‘retires’ (67 points) and ‘realize’ (68 points). From co-director Carol Enns, there was ‘vicar’, ‘balling’ and ‘bize’. The bonus with ‘balling’ was when it was challenged by her opponent and, sure enough, it is very much like ‘skeining’. It pays to be knitter who rarely slips a stitch!

Kim Herperger impressed us with ‘thriving’, ‘grieve’, ‘brewing’ and ‘strife’. Flo Huston drove down to the club but ‘biked’ onto the board and we all took her to task for not wearing her ‘helminth’. Yes, puns float fast and furiously at our meetings.

Fred Saunders, our resident impresario of words, donated ‘housing’, ‘quipu’, ‘wizen’, ‘gravid’ and ‘ivory’. His bonus words were ‘cattails’ (70 points) and ‘suitable’ for another 70 points.

Other imaginative plays were made by Shirley Durham with ‘daily’, ‘maid’, and ‘womanize’. Jean Kettles contributed ‘tendrils’, ‘dirges’, ‘silex’ and ‘inhumane’. Dev Lallawooa inserted ‘writ’, ‘qadi’, ‘raisers’ and ‘booties’ with each seven letter word garnering him 68 points.

Margie Hilash put her ‘i’s to good use, too, with her bingos of ‘raciest’ and ‘shaving’. Collectively, they added 156 points to her score. Amy Knight’s illusory plays were ‘decisive’, ‘divisive’ and ‘trilled’.

The Brandon Scrabblers meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 till 9:30 at the Army and Navy clubrooms at 31-14th Street.

Everyone with a love of words is warmly welcomed, helped, supplied with word lists and pointers on strategy.

Scrabble is always free on the first night you play. Every one of us was a newcomer when we first started! We issue an open invitation to bring your words, worms or puns and join us at the ANAVETS club.

Call Carol at 726-1117 or Amy at 728-3271 for further information.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 20, 2013

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Could the writer of a Scrabble column do so without burdening her readers with the first person singular?

Perhaps she could start by highlighting some of the good words made by players over the past months that used a lower case ‘i’ — words like ‘thrive’, ‘punish’ and ‘zestier’ by Nancy Dressler. Her bonus plays were ‘boiling’ and ‘awarding’ and awarded her with a huge score for each one of them.

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Could the writer of a Scrabble column do so without burdening her readers with the first person singular?

Perhaps she could start by highlighting some of the good words made by players over the past months that used a lower case ‘i’ — words like ‘thrive’, ‘punish’ and ‘zestier’ by Nancy Dressler. Her bonus plays were ‘boiling’ and ‘awarding’ and awarded her with a huge score for each one of them.

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