Friday 6th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 88)

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Friday 6th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 88)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:33 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) We have had a bit of movement in the champions chair this week, and yesterday saw Keith Kan take the chair after a win against Anthony Poulton-Smith. Will he get a second win today? Luci Clarke is challenging. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 6 November 2015.

C1: Champion Keith Kan (1 win, 89 points.) From Shenfield, Retired, formerly with Aston Martin running the DB7 programme.
C2: Challenger Luci Clarke. An A Level Student from Beaford in East Yorkshire. Currently learning to drive.
DC: Susie Dent and Michelle Collins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G R C E O A R S I
R02: T W S A U G A R T
R03: 10, 7, 6, 8, 75, 50. Target: 436.
TTT: LANCEMAD - "Lance was mad. His hands had been chained together."
R04: D F J O I E T B R
R05: D R L A O E P T U
R06: 7, 9, 5, 8, 25, 50. Target: 390.
R07: M G V E A I H T Z
R08: L V X A E S N O T
R09: 9, 5, 8, 1, 25, 100. Target: 421.
TTT: MANSRUDE - "He's not necessarily rude, but he doesn't half ramble on."
R10: D H P A U E R S N
R11: G T P I O A W N L
R12: D T M B E U O R N
R13: M S P A E I L S A
R14: 10, 1, 3, 8, 25, 50. Target: 474.
R15: D U M P N I E C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: G R C E O A R S I

Keith: GROCERS (7)
Luci: GRACERS (7)
DC: CARGOES (7) CARRIES (7) GRICERS (7)
OT: COARSER (7) CORRIES (7) CORSAGE (7) CORSAIR (7) CROSIER (7) GORSIER (7) SCARIER (7) SCORIAE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Both players start with a 7. GROCERS and GRACERS.

Round 2: T W S A U G A R T

Keith: SUGAR (5)
Luci: WARTS (5)
DC: TARTS (5) SUTRA (5)
OT: ATTARS (6) STRATA (6) TARGAS (6) TRAGUS (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Level again, this time for 5 with SUGAR and WARTS.

Round 3: 10, 7, 6, 8, 75, 50. Target: 436.

Keith: 435. Mistake in working.
Luci: 432. (50 x 8) + (7 x 6) - 10 (7)
RR: 436. (75 x 6) - ((10 - 8) x 2) (10)
Score: 12–19 (max 23)

Keith makes a mistake with the numbers. Lucy gets 4 away to score 7.

Teatime teaser: LANCEMAD -> MANACLED

Round 4: D F J O I E T B R

Keith: BRIEF (5)
Luci: forted
DC: ORBITED (7) BIDET (5)
Score: 17–19 (max 30)

Keith makes a BRIEF appearance to score 5. Luci has 'forted' disallowed.

Round 5: D R L A O E P T U

Keith: PAROLED (7)
Luci: polared
DC: PROLATED (8)
OT: ADOPTER (7) DELATOR (7) DROPLET (7) LEOPARD (7) LEOTARD (7) PRELOAD (7) PROLATE (7) READOPT (7) ROULADE (7) TADPOLE (7) TORULAE (7) UPRATED (7)
Score: 24–19 (max 38)

Keith is PAROLED for 7, but Luci discovers you cannot be 'polared'.

Round 6: 7, 9, 5, 8, 25, 50. Target: 390.

Keith: 391. Mistake in working.
Luci: 391. (50 x 8) - 9 (7)
RR: 390. (50 x 8) - ((9 - 7) x 5) (10)
Score: 24–26 (max 48)

Luci gets 1 away with 391. Keith gets into a real muddle here and somehow manages to convert 400 into 384 when trying to get 391 :shock:

Michelle Collins talks about when she helped Julie Walters find her husband.

Round 7: M G V E A I H T Z

Keith: MIGHT (5)
Luci: HEAT (4)
DC: EIGHT (5)
OT: MITZVAH (7)
Score: 29–26 (max 55)

The HEAT is on Luci for 4, but Keith MIGHT score 5 here.

Round 8: L V X A E S N O T

Keith: STOLEN (6)
Luci: STONE (5)
DC: SOLVENT (7)
OT: ETALONS (7) LEVANTS (7) NOVATES (7) SOLVATE (7)
Score: 35–26 (max 62)

Keith has STOLEN 6 points as Luci gets STONE for 5.

Round 9: 9, 5, 8, 1, 25, 100. Target: 421.

Keith: -Mistake in working.
Luci: 425. (8 x 5) x (1 + 9) + 25 (7)
RR: 421. (100 - 1) x (9 - 5) + 25 (10)
Score: 35–33 (max 72)

Keith makes another mistake on numbers, allowing Luci to get 7 points for being 4 away.

Teatime teaser: MANSRUDE -> MAUNDERS

Round 10: D H P A U E R S N

Keith: PANDERS (7)
Luci: herds
DC: SHARPEN (7) UNPHRASED (18)
OT: UNHASPED (8) UNSHAPED (8) UNSHARED (8)
Score: 42–33 (max 90)

Keith PANDERS his way to 7, as Luci gets 'herds' disallowed.

Round 11: G T P I O A W N L

Keith: plowing
Luci: PLANT (5)
DC: PLATING (7) LAPWING (7) (RR)
OT: ANTILOG (7) GALIPOT (7)
Score: 42–38 (max 97)

Keith has 'plowing' disallowed as it is an American spelling, so Luci scores 5 with PLANT.

Susie talks about the origin of simplicity.

Round 12: D T M B E U O R N

Keith: DOUBTER (7)
Luci: BORN (4)
DC: DEMOUNT (7) MOURNED (7)
OT: BOUNDER (7) MORDENT (7) MOUNTED (7) MOUNTER (7) OBTRUDE (7) OUTBRED (7) REBOUND (7) REDOUBT (7) REMOUNT (7) UNROBED (7)
Score: 49–38 (max 104)

Keith is a DOUBTER and scores 7, as Luci is BORN for this round, but it is only 4.

Round 13: M S P A E I L S A

Keith: PLASMA (6)
Luci: SAILS (5)
DC: MALAISE (7)
OT: PALAISES (8)
Score: 55–38 (max 112)

Keith is on the telly, the PLASMA in fact, as Luci SAILS through.

Round 14: 10, 1, 3, 8, 25, 50. Target: 474.

Keith: 474. (50 x 10) - 25 - 1 (10)
Luci: 475.
Score: 65–38 (max 122)

Luci is 1 away, and ... HOORAY!! :lol: Keith gets a numbers correct for 10 points.

Round 15: D U M P N I E C E

Keith buzzes on 14 seconds to say IMPUDENCE which is correct.
Final Score: 75–38 (max 132)

And Keith shows real IMPUDENCE on the conundrum.

So Keith gets his second win, but it wasn't without its traumas, as he failed on 3 numbers games. Luci put up a good fight, but Keith fought through in the end and will now go on into next week. How far will he get? Join Andy McGurn on Monday to see if he can get a 3rd win. Next Friday, I will be on the Emerald Isle for Co:Dublin. I will therefore be sending a message out shortly to offer any wannabe recappers the chance to deputise. If nobody responds, it will be the following Monday at the earliest before I am able to do it myself. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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Re: Friday 6th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 88)

Post by James Laverty » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:05 am

I'm free next Friday so can stand in for you if needed Anthony
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Friday 6th November 2015 (Series 73, Prelim 88)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:18 pm

Thanks for that James. That would be great :)

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