Friday 26th February 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 25)

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Friday 26th February 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 25)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) Sorry this is a month late. We have had some technical issues here in recap corner, but we're back up and running now, so here goes. Our apterite Paul Erdunast has dominated this week, sweeping all before him and now has 6 wins under his belt. Will he go all the way and become an Octochamp? Colin Mills stands in his way today. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 26 February 2016.

C1: Champion Paul Erdunast (6 wins, 716 points.) An apterite, law student from Pinner, Middlesex.
C2: Challenger Colin Mills. A Hospital Clerk from Ipswich, used to be a compere at a holiday camp.
DC: Susie Dent and Julia Bradbury.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M L A E R Z O U S
R02: R A N V E S I N L
R03: 7, 1, 6, 6, 4, 75. Target: 103.
TTT: GETSNEAR - "He's not very PC, but he's as near as you can get."
R04: T Q O V P E I T B
R05: H L O E P F O J S
R06: 1, 2, 1, 3, 25, 100. Target: 979.
R07: R K A I N D E S C
R08: D S N I E G D I T
R09: 2, 1, 10, 8, 6, 100. Target: 488.
TTT: UPDATEIT - "You can solve this if you've got the ability."
R10: B U R D T A I R O
R11: N Y A E S G O E N
R12: F H W A O L T E G
R13: M T U O G T A O P
R14: 3, 2, 75, 100, 50, 25. Target: 878.
R15: N U T T I S L A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: M L A E R Z O U S

Paul: RAMULOSE (8)
Colin: MORALS (6)
OT: ROMULEAS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Colin finds his MORALS for 6 but Paul gets off to a flyer with RAMULOSE for 8.

Round 2: R A N V E S I N L

Paul: RAVELINS (8)
Colin: SILVER (6)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Colin gets SILVER for 6, but Paul hits gold with RAVELINS for 8.

Round 3: 7, 1, 6, 6, 4, 75. Target: 103.

Paul: 103. (7 x 4) + 75 (10)
Colin: 103. Mistake in working.
Score: 26–0 (max 26)

Paul goes further ahead with a perfect 10 as Colin makes a mistake.

Teatime teaser: GETSNEAR -> SERGEANT

Round 4: T Q O V P E I T B

Paul: TIPTOE (6)
Colin: PIVOT (5)
DC: PETIT (5)
Score: 32–0 (max 32)

Paul gets a 6 to TIPTOE further ahead of Colin who gets PIVOT for 5.

Round 5: H L O E P F O J S

Paul: FOOLS (5)
Colin: LOOSE (5)
DC: SPOOL (5)
OT: OHELOS (6) POLJES (6) POSOLE (6)
Score: 37–5 (max 38)

It's 5 for both players with FOOLS and LOOSE.

Round 6: 1, 2, 1, 3, 25, 100. Target: 979.

Paul: -
Colin: -
RR: 978. (7)
OT: 978. (((100 x 3) + 1) + 25) x (2 + 1) (7)
Score: 37–5 (max 45)

A tough numbers game which neither player comes close on. Rachel managed 1 away with 978, which I am reliably informed is the best possible.

Julia Bradbury talks about letters received from her fans.

Round 7: R K A I N D E S C

Paul: raindecks
Colin: DARKENS (7)
DC: SIDECAR (7) CRANKED (7) CARDIES (7)
OT: SKINCARE (8) SNACKIER (8)
Score: 37–12 (max 53)

Paul tries a 9 'raindecks' but it is a risk too far. Colin therefore scores 7 with DARKENS.

Round 8: D S N I E G D I T

Paul: DINGIEST (8)
Colin: DINGIEST (8)
OT: GIDDIEST (8)
Score: 45–20 (max 61)

Both players get 8 with DINGIEST.

Round 9: 2, 1, 10, 8, 6, 100. Target: 488.

Paul: 488. (6 - 1) x 100 - (10 - 2) (10)
Colin: 488. Mistake in working.
Score: 55–20 (max 71)

Paul gets a perfect 10 but Colin slips up again.

Teatime teaser: UPDATEIT -> APTITUDE

Round 10: B U R D T A I R O

Paul: BURRITO (7)
Colin: RATIO (5)
DC: AUDITOR (7)
Score: 62–20 (max 78)

Paul gets another 7 with BURRITO as Colin gets RATIO for 5.

Round 11: N Y A E S G O E N

Paul: NOSEGAY (7)
Colin: NOSEY (5)
DC: NONAGES (7)
OT: NOSEANE (7)
Score: 69–20 (max 85)

Another 7 for Paul with NOSEGAY as Colin only gets as far as NOSEY for 5.

Susie talks about the origin of the phrase 'became a cropper.'

Round 12: F H W A O L T E G

Paul: WEALTH (6)
Colin: GLOAT (5)
DC: WHALE (5) LOATHE (6) THOLE (5)
OT: THALWEG (7)
Score: 75–20 (max 92)

Paul gets a WEALTH of points, 6 in fact. Colin will GLOAT but he won't score as it's only 5.

Round 13: M T U O G T A O P

Paul: TOMATO (6)
Colin: POUT (4)
DC: POTATO (6)
OT: MOUGAT (6) POMATO (6) PUTTOO (6) TAUTOG (6)
Score: 81–20 (max 98)

Colin may well POUT with his 4, as Paul gets TOMATO for 6.

Round 14: 3, 2, 75, 100, 50, 25. Target: 878.

Paul: 877. (100 + 75) x (2 + 3) + (50 / 25) (7)
Colin: -
OT: ((( 100 x 3) x (75 - 2)) + 50) / 25 (10)
Score: 88–20 (max 108)

A tough numbers game which even Rachel didn't get. Colin didn't come close. Paul got 1 away. It was possible though.

Round 15: N U T T I S L A M

Paul buzzes on 27 seconds to say STIMULANT which is correct.
Final Score: 98–20 (max 118)

A very slow conundrum spot by Paul doesn't stop him from getting his 7th win. Another great performance sees him through to his 3rd week and his 8th game. Will Monday be the day he becomes an Octochamp? Join Sean Fletcher to find out. I'll be back next Friday. I hope you will join me then. Thank you very much for reading. Goodbye. :)

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