Friday 12th February 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 15)

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Friday 12th February 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 15)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:21 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) So following the demise of 4 times champion David Edgar on Wednesday, we now have Jack Creswell in the champions chair, having won 2 games so far and chasing a 3rd win today. Jamie Dunn is challenging. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 12 February 2016.

C1: Champion Jack Creswell (2 wins, 161 points.) A Facilities Manager from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Jamie Dunn. An Entrepreneur from Worcester, originally from Birmingham.
DC: Susie Dent and Jennie McAlpine.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M S R A O E L P X
R02: T N L U O I M W D
R03: 10, 2, 2, 6, 10, 4, . Target: 861.
TTT: DECKBARS - "It sounds like the spiders have been out in the sun too long."
R04: B R A U E N S R A
R05: R R D I E A F D R
R06: 9, 6, 8, 5, 8, 25. Target: 861.
R07: C P P U O I R N A
R08: B T U O E N T U V
R09: 2, 4, 1, 1, 2, 3, . Target: 529.
TTT: MEGAPITY - "It was such a pity, but I couldn't get her to shut up."
R10: D S K A E Y S D I
R11: N T J A O E L T G
R12: C L M I O E F G U
R13: T S T I E O S N S
R14: 7, 3, 4, 10, 10, 25. Target: 175.
R15: A F U L L T E N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M S R A O E L P X

Jack: MORALS (6)
Jamie: REALMS (6)
DC: SAMPLER (7)
OT: LEPROMAS (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Jack finds his MORALS and Jamie is in the REALMS of reality as both players score 6.

Round 2: T N L U O I M W D

Jack: UNTOLD (6)
Jamie: lution
DC: OUTWIND (7)
OT: MIDTOWN (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Jack does UNTOLD damage as Jamie has 'lution' disallowed.

Round 3: 10, 2, 2, 6, 10, 4. Target: 861.

Jack: 860. ((6 + 2) x 10 + 4 + 2) x 10 (7)
Jamie: -
Score: 19–6 (max 22)

Jack gets 7 for 1 away as Jamie fails to score. Rachel could do no better as 861 is impossible.

Teatime teaser: DECKBARS -> REDBACKS

Round 4: B R A U E N S R A

Jack: BURNERS (7)
Jamie: SNARE (5)
DC: BARRENS (7)
OT: ABRASURE (8)
Score: 26–6 (max 30)

Jack gets 7 with BURNERS as Jamie gets SNARE for just 5.

Round 5: R R D I E A F D R

Jack: FARRIER (7)
Jamie: farried
DC: FADDIER (7)
OT: RAIRDED (7) REFRAID (7)
Score: 33–6 (max 37)

Jack gets 7 with FARRIER. Jamie gets 'farried' disallowed.

Round 6: 9, 6, 8, 5, 8, 25. Target: 861.

Jack: -
Jamie: 860. Mistake in working.
RR: 861. ((6 x 5) - 9) x (25 + 8 + 8) (10)
Score: 33–6 (max 47)

Jack doesn't get close. Jamie thought he had 860 but made a mistake, so nil each. Rachel shows the way to 861.

Jennie McAlpine talks about when she was in a restaurant and sang Happy Birthday to a couple enjoying a romantic meal.

Round 7: C P P U O I R N A

Jack: APRON (5)
Jamie: RAIN (4)
DC: CUPPA (5) CROUP (5) CAPON (5)
OT: PIPCORN (7) POPINAC (7)
Score: 38–6 (max 54)

Jack gets 5 with APRON, leaving Jamie out in the RAIN.

Round 8: B T U O E N T U V

Jack: BUTTON (6)
Jamie: neputon
DC: OUTBENT (7)
Score: 44–6 (max 61)

Jack is on the BUTTON for 6. Jamie has 'nepution' disallowed as there is only 1 N.

Round 9: 2, 4, 1, 1, 2, 3. Target: 529.

Jack: -
Jamie: -
Score: 44–6 (max 61)

An impossible numbers game results in a blank all round.

Teatime teaser: MEGAPITY -> MAGPIETY

Round 10: D S K A E Y S D I

Jack: ASKED (5)
Jamie: kaddeys
DC: SADDIES (7)
OT: DAYSIDES (8)
Score: 49–6 (max 69)

Jack ASKED for 5 points and got them as Jamie had 'kaddeys' disallowed.

Round 11: N T J A O E L T G

Jack: GLOAT (5)
Jamie: gatton
DC: NOTATE (6) GELATO (6) LEGATO (6) TANGELO (7)
OT: GALJOEN (7) LANGETT (7)
Score: 54–6 (max 76)


Jack will GLOAT over this 5 points as Jamie has 'gatton' disallowed.

Susie talks about the origins of clothes worn over the decades.

Round 12: C L M I O E F G U

Jack: folic
Jamie: CLIME (5)
DC: FOLIUM (6)
OT: MUCIGEL (7)
Score: 54–11 (max 83)

This time it's Jack who has a word disallowed. The term folic acid is combination only, so 'folic' is disallowed. Jamie gets 5 with CLIME.

Round 13: T S T I E O S N S

Jack: tensions
Jamie: settions
DC: STONIEST (8) NOSIEST (7)
OT: SONSIEST (8) STENOSIS (8) TOTSIENS (8)
Score: 54–11 (max 91)

There are real 'tensions' in the studio, but with only 1 N, Jack finds himself out of the points. Likewise Jamie, as 'settions' is disallowed.

Round 14: 7, 3, 4, 10, 10, 25. Target: 175.

Jack: 175. (3 + 4) x 25 (10)
Jamie: 175. 7 x 25 (10)
Score: 64–21 (max 101)

A slightly easier numbers game sees both players get 10 points for 175.

Round 15: A F U L L T E N T

Jack buzzes on 1 second to say FLATULENT which is correct.
Final Score: 74–21 (max 111)

So Jack gets FLATULENT to score 10 more points. Surely he could have waited :shock: Well that clearly was a stinker for Jamie as he only managed 21 points against a now 3 times champion. Jack now marches on to next week. How far will he go? Join Andy McGurn on Monday to see if he can get win number 4. I'll be back next Friday. I hope you will join me then. Thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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