November was one of my more active months, including a two-day tournament in Asheville, NC. Despite a rough second day I have many reasons to be happy with my play, including finishing day one in first place, a 2.5 bonus-per-game average with only four misses, and a 448 ppg average (to my opponents’ 417). I may still post a few of those games from Asheville. The following is my bonus word list for November 2017 from games I played in Asheville, on ISC.ro, against Quackle, and against the EA/Hasbro Scrabble app. Blanks are not recorded. A complete list of bonus words played can be found here. Tournament games are indicated in bold below.
Sevens (46): AENEOUS, AMPULES, ANAEMIA, ANEARED, ATEBRIN, ATONERS, ATTRAPS, AVIDINS, CRUZIES, DECORUM, DIASTEM, ENGRAFT, ENTRISM, ESPARTO, ESTRICH, IMMURED, INJURED, KARTING, LIBRATE, MARTENS, MORTARS, OLDENED, OLICOOK, OUTDOES, OVERSAD, PONCEAU, QUIETEN, RAMTILS, REFRESH, REINDEX, REPINED, RETRACK, ROBINIA, SAFROLE, SIGHTER, SMITTEN, SPELEAN, STRIPED, TANGOED, TELLIES, TOENAILS, TOLEDOS, TRIOSES, UNSEATS, UPSTATE, VOIDEES.
Eights (47): AGITATOR, ANSWERED, APRICOTS, AVOIDANT, BARRINGS, BIENNIAL (2), DINGBATS, DRAFTIER, DRAGONET, DRAUGHTS, DUELISTS, EISWEINS, EMBRUTED, EPIGAMIC, ESTRAGON, FEMINISE, FILANDER, GENEROUS, GONADIAL, GREENISH, HOTLINER+, LANDINGS, LANTERNS, LASSOERS, OILERIES, OVERGOAD, OVERHANG, OVERNAME, PIVOTERS, POUTIEST, PREVALUE, PULVINAR, RATTLINE, REOILING, RESTROVE, SAVORIER, SCARPAED, SCROUGES, SERMONER, SMUSHING, TABLETED, TEGUEXIN, TOPLINER, VETTURAS, VOLATILE, WRETCHED.
Nines (2): BEGUILERS, PAPERIEST.
Ninety-five total bonuses played, including the word BIENNIAL twice. HOTLINER+ was my lone CSW15 addition played in November, though I’m very pleased to have finally played TEGUEXIN. In Asheville, ATTRAPS, CRUZIES, OLDENED, OLICOOK, FEMINISE, OVERNAME, and SCARPAED all earned ten bonus points upon challenge. GONADIAL was a 149-point nine-timer. DRAFTIER was worth 158, but it was against the Hasbro app.
The number of repeated bonuses has now become significant. AENEOUS, ANEARED, ATONERS, ENGRAFT, QUIETEN, SIGHTER, AGITATOR, BIENNIAL, EISWEINS, GREENISH and OILERIES all join the twice-played list while AVOIDANT joins the thrice-played list. I’ll probably need to find a new way to organize them on the page now that I’m beginning to play twice as many duplicates as usual. A complete list of repeated bonuses can be found here.
My November misses were HYSTERIA, BASANITE, ASPERATE, GLUCANS, TIGERISH, BLUNGERS, DARKNETS, and LITHARGE, which gives me my second highest percentage of bonuses found (92.2%) so far, and second consecutive month over 90%. The first four in that list were my Asheville misses (90% found in tournament). BASANITE and LITHARGE are the only Tier One misses of that group. I also attempted the phonies MOGGERS* and REFROST* in Asheville, only to have them challenged off (confused with MOGGIES and I have no idea). I’m hesitant to call ASPERATE a miss since I did find PAPERIEST but I haven’t fully analyzed yet how I wanted to play the board that game, but I’ll list it anyway. Even if I wouldn’t have played it, I should have seen it. A complete list of missed bonuses can be found here.