Boring month but I’ve finally managed to find more than 90% of my bonus words. I’ve gone 54 for 57 in October, for a success rate of 94.7%. They’re all very standard, no holy grails, but I feel I can attribute my better performance to slowing down my play and reviewing the fours and fives so I miss fewer hooks. Next month I’m playing a tournament in Asheville NC, which will be my first since Lille, France. The following is my bonus word list for October 2017 from games I played in person, 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.
Sevens (28): AGISTER, ALUNITE, ANOETIC, ASSEVER, BEINKED, CURDLED, ELEGITS, ENCINAL, ENDITES, GRODIER, HABITUE, HASBIAN, IODISER, KNIFERS, LEVULIN, NEDDISH, ONSTAGE, PROPONE, QUIETEN, RABBONI, SERVERS, STANGED, TIDIEST, TITULED, TORMINA, WINESOP, WINTLES, ZLOTIES.
Eights (26): ATHERINE, ATTORNEY, CHEROOTS, COGENERS, DAUNTONS, DETRAQUE, DIRENESS, DISCOERS, EXPIRANT, FINNIEST, FLETTONS, LEVANTED, LOOTINGS, MESODERM, OUTEATEN, OVERRUNS, PALTERER, PREFILES, REALISES, ROYALISE, TENURIAL, TOGETHER, TRIBADES, UNREAVED, UNRIDDLE, ZORGITES.
None of my October bonuses were CSW15 additions. Six of them are bonuses I’ve played a second time since I started recording them: IODISER, ONSTAGE, STANGED, WINESOP, DAUNTONS, and OUTEATEN. I’m still surprised by how few of my bonuses are repeats after playing thousands of them, but it’s also fun to play many different ones. A complete list of repeated bonuses can be found here.
My three misses this month were BORONIA, INHESION, and GIRANDOLA, all of which I knew but had forgotten. A complete list of missed bonuses can be found here.