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Puzzle ID:#49849
Fun:*** (2.49)
Difficulty:**** (3.27)
Submitted By:spikethru4*au**




Twelve players took part in a Scrabble tournament, where each played seven games against different opponents. From the clues below, can you work out what order the top five finished in, how many games they won, their last opponent, and their highest word (HW) and game (HG) scores for the tournament?

Top 5: Chris (m), Dianne (f), Edie (f), Russell (m), Sally (f)
Opponents: Carolyn (f), Judy (f), Mark (m), Russell (m), Sally (f)
Games won: 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6
High Game scores: 470, ?, 576, ?, 601
High Word scores: 90, ?, 97, ?, 121

You will need to determine the missing high game and high word scores. They are presented in numerical order, and all the scores are different. Note also that a drawn game counts as half a win for both players.

1. The top five players were, in some order: the eventual winner; Carolyn's final opponent; the player with the best game score; the player with the best word score; and Chris.
2. Sally got off to a bad start, losing both her opening games before winning her third.
3. The only tie of the tournament was played between two ladies in game 3.
4. Edie's best game score was a perfect square; the only other player to achieve this came third.
5. The two players whose high game scores were in the 500's had high word scores ending in 5.
6. Only one of the top five played someone of the same gender in the last game; the winner of that match scored 576, their best score for the day.
7. Dianne was delighted to join the '600 Club' in game 5 against Carolyn; this eclipsed Russell's best by 4 points.
8. The champion's highest word score was exactly eight more than that of Mark's last opponent, who finished below Chris.

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Two of the top five played each other in the final round.

If you haven't worked out the missing High Game scores, check clues 4, 5 & 7.

If you haven't worked out the missing High Word scores, check clues 5 & 8.


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Jul 13, 2013

Brilliant, it looks challenging!
Jul 14, 2013

Thank you; that was the aim. ;)
Jul 15, 2013

This was a true challenge to work out. I have to say, I quite enjoyed it. My biggest challenge was realizing that Russell played Sally last when I had already figured out that Sally played Russell last. Quite boneheaded of me, I must say.
Jul 15, 2013

Don't you just hate it when that happens?
Jul 21, 2013

wonderful teaser! it looks intimidating, and I certainly had to turn on my little grey cells but it was worth it! I have no idea how you come up with such good clues, btw--they didn't immediately give anything away, but taken together they made the puzzle quite doable I like it!!
Jul 22, 2013

Thanks trewq; glad you enjoyed it.
Jul 25, 2013

By the way are you related to Einstein?
Jul 25, 2013

No, but I do have ein Stein for drinking beer out of.
Aug 08, 2013

I read online my last name is German for a one liter beer mug. To make things worse my first name means healer.
Nov 19, 2013

Loved this!!
Mar 17, 2014

excellent puzzle! The trickiest part for me was figuring out the last game opponents since it wasn't a simple 5x5 matrix. Very nice twist.
Sep 26, 2015

This took me sooooooooo long. Finally got it though 10/10

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