Dear Sun Spots: I read your Sun Spots first thing every morning. I have a request that maybe Sun Spots or one of your readers may be able to help me with.

I have looked everywhere for a Scrabble dictionary and cannot find one. I hope you will be able to find one. I can be reached at (207) 786-7027. I would be willing to pay for it. – L.D., No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with a co-worker who plays Scrabble tournaments frequently.

He says the key here is whether you want the dictionary used in tournament play or the one available for general players. The latter is available in several versions (hardcover, paper, large print, etc.) in the games section of most bookstores.

The biggest difference between this “household” edition and the other one is that the tournament version includes about 180 words not deemed appropriate for family use (obscenities, vulgarities, etc.) but acceptable in tournament play. The household edition also lists one definition for each word; the tournament version doesn’t.

In the meantime, a Scrabble club will likely be starting up in the L-A area in the coming months. If you would like more information or just some friendly competition, call Sharon at (207) 344-0026.

In addition, you may also want to check with the following who may have a dictionary on hand or be able to order one for you:

The Page Turner and Pages Already Turned, 247 Lisbon St., Lewiston, (207) 753-1112. They are open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Artios Books at 180 Turner St., Auburn, (207) 786-4007. They are open six days a week.

Pepperall Books in Lewiston, (207) 344-6900.

Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St., Lewiston, (207) 783-2273.

Book Burrow & Cafe, 1 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, (207) 344-6090.

Waldenbooks, Auburn Mall, 550 Center Street, Auburn, (207) 783-8946.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your great community service.

We owners of a new condo development are starting a fund to provide equipment for a recreation building to be constructed by the developer when the estate is completed. It will be two-thirds completed by Labor Day.

We are planning a private fund-raising and get-acquainted lawn party on the premises Sept. 18. We would like to borrow, or rent for a modest price, a canopy for the day. We need a 20-by-20 foot or a 15-by-15, possibly larger if somebody has one. The canopy would be picked up and returned the same day. Please call B.L. Edwards at (207) 782-5228. – Burleigh L. Edwards, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if anyone in the Lewiston-Auburn area would have an older style, windup clock still in good working condition?

This would be used at our camp, which has no electricity, and we like to keep battery use at a minimum. I am willing to pay a reasonable price for the alarm clock. I can be reached at (207) 946-3316 after 6 p.m.

Your help is greatly appreciated. – Lucille Robichaud, Greene.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you may want to contact Dan Poulin at Orphan Annie’s, 96 Court St., Auburn, (207) 782-0638. He often carries unusual and hard-to-find items and may be able to assist you here.

Dear Sun Spots: Could Sun Spots please find out when the Edward Little High School class of 1974 will hold its 30th reunion? Thank you. – Cathy Belanger, Lewiston.

Answer: It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Auburn Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $35 and you can send your checks to: Class of 1974, 81 Pinewood Drive, Auburn, ME 04210 or pay at the door. For more information please call Nancy Morin at (207) 784-2085.

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