Mark and I played seven games this long weekend and I won five, averaging 411 to Mark’s 369. Here is the bingo breakdown:
|ELEGIST (65)||IDoLISE (73)|
|ENABLING (72)||FIeNDISH (65)|
|FELSITEs (72)||TINIEsT (66)|
|RATLINS (73)||SOARINg (62)|
|kOOKIEST (76)||TWEEDIEr (62)|
|BERRIES (77)||BARFING (86)|
|CONATIvE (70)||SHIFTINg (80)|
|REGALISM (72) *|
The blank in kOOKIEST could also be an h or an r yet these two other words do not rhyme with kOOKIEST. As you substitute letters for the blank, do not pronounce the words in your head as you might miss something.
The phony REGALISM anagrams to the acceptable GREMIALS, which also would have fit for the same points.
In our second-last game Mark picked a tile to see who would play first. He picked the X and then I picked a Y. This penultimate pick has occurred to me before (yet I cannot recall the outcome or who I was playing) yet the very last two tiles were chosen in a game I played with Priya Fernando, when I chose a Y and she pulled out the Z. As for the opposite, in a game with Joel Wapnick at a Montreal tournament, we both pulled out the blanks (I drew mine first).