Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 35)

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Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 35)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:20 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) Today we see apterite Conrad Teixeira going for his 4th win as he steamrolls towards the Quarter Finals. How will he fare today? Erica Barnes is his challenger. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 11 March 2016.

C1: Champion Conrad Teixeira (3 wins, 302 points.) An apterite. A pharmaceutical salesman from Manchester.
C2: Challenger Erica Barnes. Retired Accounts Manager from Northampton. Loves Handicraft, Crosswords and Scrabble.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T K F M R A E U I
R02: P T A N V E D T O
R03: 5, 2, 7, 10, 5, 100. Target: 640.
TTT: FATSCORE - "You've a fat chance of predicting the score, but you still try."
R04: M W I P T U A S R
R05: G D N L E O A I S
R06: 9, 9, 6, 10, 10, 25. Target: 342.
R07: B R C P N E I U A
R08: L S E D T U R L O
R09: 1, 9, 2, 4, 3, 100. Target: 685.
TTT: SNUBIDEA - "He snubbed my idea, but it was totally without prejudice."
R10: B T I F R O L A E
R11: S H C B O I U A E
R12: N S A R G E T I H
R13: N R Q M S O E I A
R14: 6, 1, 6, 2, 9, 100. Target: 364.
R15: P L A Y O N R E F (conundrum)


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Round 1: T K F M R A E U I

Conrad: MURIATE (7)
Erica: MATURE (6)
DC: FUMIER (6) MARKET (6) ATRIUM (6)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Erica makes a MATURE start, but Conrad gets MURIATE for 7.

Round 2: P T A N V E D T O

Conrad: DONATE (6)
Erica: PATENT (6)
DC: NOVATED (7) NOTEPAD (7)
OT: NOTATED (7) OPTATED (7) TONEPAD (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Conrad decides to DONATE a word. Erica matches with PATENT for 6.

Round 3: 5, 2, 7, 10, 5, 100. Target: 640.

Conrad: 640. (100 - 10) x 7 + (5 x 2) (10)
Erica: 640. (100 - 10) x 7 + (5 x 2) (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 24)

Both players spot on with 640 for 10 points.

Teatime teaser: FATSCORE -> FORECAST

Round 4: M W I P T U A S R

Conrad: PURIST (6)
Erica: STRAW (5)
DC: IMPARTS (7) ARMPITS (7)
OT: ATRIUMS (7) MARUTIS (7) MATSURI (7) PIRMAWS (7) UPSTAIR (7) WARMIST (7)
Score: 29–16 (max 31)

It's the last STRAW for Erica for 5. Conrad gets PURIST for 6.

Round 5: G D N L E O A I S

Conrad: LEADING (7)
Erica: loadings
DC: AGONISED (8) DIAGNOSE (8)
OT: ALONGSIDE (18)
Score: 36–16 (max 49)

Conrad is LEADING the way here. Erica has 'loadings' disallowed.

Round 6: 9, 9, 6, 10, 10, 25. Target: 342.

Conrad: 341. (25 + 10) x 10 - 9 (7)
Erica: 341. (9 + 6) - (10 / 10) x 25 - 9 (7)
RR: 342. (9 x 9) + (10 / 10) - 25 x 6 (10)
Score: 43–23 (max 59)

Both players are 1 away here with 341, so Rachel shows us how to get to 342.

Colin Murray talks about when he was interviewing Mick Fitzgerald.

Round 7: B R C P N E I U A

Conrad: CARBINE (7)
Erica: PUNIER (6)
DC: PRANCE (6) PINCER (6)
OT: BRUCINE (7) CAPRINE (7) RINCEAU (7) RUBICAN (7) UNBRACE (7)
Score: 50–23 (max 66)

Conrad gets CARBINE for 7, as Erica gets a PUNIER word for 6.

Round 8: L S E D T U R L O

Conrad: RUSTLED (7)
Erica: LOUDEST (7)
DC: DETOURS (7) TROLLED (7) STROLLED (8)
OT: DROLLEST (8)
Score: 57–30 (max 74)

The contestants RUSTLED up the LOUDEST words in this round for 7 each.

Round 9: 1, 9, 2, 4, 3, 100. Target: 685.

Conrad: 685. (100 - 2) x (3 + 4) - 1 (10)
Erica: 683.
Score: 67–30 (max 84)

It's a perfect 10 for Conrad, but Erica is 2 away.

Teatime teaser: SNUBIDEA -> UNBIASED

Round 10: B T I F R O L A E

Conrad: FLOATIER (8)
Erica: FLOATER (7)
DC: FIREBOAT (8)
OT: LIFEBOAT (8) ORBITALE (8)
Score: 75–30 (max 92)

Erica gets a FLOATER for 7, but Conrad adds the I and gets FLOATIER for 8.

Round 11: S H C B O I U A E

Conrad: CHASE (5)
Erica: HOUSE (5)
DC: HOUSIE (6)
OT: BACHES (6) BASUCO (6) BUSHIE (6) CEIBAS (6) CHAISE (6) HEIAUS (6) OUCHES (6) SABICU (6)
Score: 80–35 (max 98)

It's 5 a piece here with CHASE and HOUSE.

Susie talks about the origins of pairings of words, e.g. MORTGAGE and MORTUARY.

Round 12: N S A R G E T I H

Conrad: HAIRNETS (8)
Erica: GARNISH (7)
DC: HANGRIEST (18)
OT: INGATHERS (18)
Score: 88–35 (max 116)

Conrad gets HAIRNETS for 8 as Erica gets GARNISH for 7. There were 2 9's there though :o

Round 13: N R Q M S O E I A

Conrad: MORAINES (8)
Erica: romanies
DC: ROMANISE (8)
OT: ROMAINES (8)
Score: 96–35 (max 124)

Erica has 'romanies' disallowed, as it is capitalised, so Conrad gets another 8 with MORAINES.

Round 14: 6, 1, 6, 2, 9, 100. Target: 364.

Conrad: 364. (100 - 9) x (6 - 2) (10)
Erica: -
Score: 106–35 (max 134)

Erica doesn't get close, but Conrad is spot on for 10 points.

Round 15: P L A Y O N R E F

Conrad buzzes on 6 seconds to say PROFANELY which is correct.
Final Score: 116–35 (max 144)

So Conrad marches on to his 4th win and is now half way to becoming an Octochamp. His scores are good as well, giving his fellow challengers something to really think about this series. Will he go on to make it win number 5? Join Sean Fletcher on Monday to find out. It's G G season again, so my next 2 Fridays have been hijacked, meaning my next official recap is Friday April 1st. Wouldn't that have been good if it was the start of the horseracing season :lol: Thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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