Friday 22nd April 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 58)

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Friday 22nd April 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 58)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri May 13, 2016 9:18 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) Well following her coronation as our latest octochamp yesterday, Ann Dibben has now been propelled into the future, and will now appear in the Quarter Finals in June. This all means we now have 2 new contestants. Jon Hinchcliffe and Dave Costello are here to play. With both players being an unknown quantity, it remains to be seen how far either of these will go. Well we're about to begin to find out. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 22 April 2016.

C1: Challenger Jon Hinchcliffe. A retro video games enthusiast from Sheffield. Played and managed an amateur football team for 20 years. Keen cyclist.
C2: Challenger Dave Costello. A pensions actuary from Bath. Enjoys riding his motorbike, running and badminton.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlotte Hawkins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B T R U A I L S E
R02: V O G N L U E I T
R03: 6, 1, 4, 2, 75, 25. Target: 115.
TTT: PETERIAN - "Peter and Ian couldn't go, so they took this."
R04: F M S C A O E I T
R05: Y G S O A I N H U
R06: 3, 8, 6, 75, 50, 100. Target: 102.
R07: P S M A E D R A N
R08: D T C I E O R T L
R09: 5, 1, 9, 7, 25, 50. Target: 658.
TTT: TEARYCOG - "If you get this, you've obviously got some class."
R10: D G A E U J S F E
R11: W T S A E N T I A
R12: D P R O I A L T E
R13: S R P K U I E R I
R14: 1, 2, 4, 8, 6, 5, . Target: 398.
R15: R I N G S U S I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: B T R U A I L S E

Jon: BRUTALISE (18)
Dave: RETAILS (7)
DC: LIBRATES (8)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

What a start for Jon! The first word he utters is 9. The word is BRUTALISE. Dave gets RETAILS for 7 but it won't sell in this round.

Round 2: V O G N L U E I T

Jon: LOVING (6)
Dave: VETOING (7)
DC: OUTLIVE (7) ELUTION (7)
OT: INVOLUTE (8) OUTGIVEN (8)
Score: 18–7 (max 26)

Jon is LOVING his 6, but Dave is VETOING him and gets 7.

Round 3: 6, 1, 4, 2, 75, 25. Target: 115.

Jon: 115. (75 + 25) + (6 x 2) + (4 - 1) (10)
Dave: 115. (2 x 25) + 75 - 6 - 4 (10)
Score: 28–17 (max 36)

A perfect 10 for both players with 115.

Teatime teaser: PETERIAN -> APERIENT

Susie very kindly explains, an aperient is a tablet for constipation. That should give us something to go on. :lol:

Round 4: F M S C A O E I T

Jon: CAMEOS (6)
Dave: FOAMIEST (8)
DC: MASCOT (6)
OT: COMFIEST (8) OSMICATE (8)
Score: 28–25 (max 44)

Jon plays CAMEOS but Dave is the FOAMIEST here.

Round 5: Y G S O A I N H U

Jon: HOUSING (7)
Dave: HOUSING (7)
DC: ANGUISH (7) YOUNGISH (8)
Score: 35–32 (max 52)

It's 7 apiece as both players get HOUSING.

Round 6: 3, 8, 6, 75, 50, 100. Target: 102.

Jon: 102. 100 + (6 / 3) (10)
Dave: 102. 100 + 8 - 6 (10)
Score: 45–42 (max 62)

It's an easy 10 points for both players here.

Charlotte Hawkins talks about Piers Morgan's first day and an embarrassing incident with her pants.

Round 7: P S M A E D R A N

Jon: PANDERS (7)
Dave: REMANDS (7)
DC: AMPERSAND (18)
Score: 52–49 (max 80)

Jon PANDERS and Dave REMANDS as both players get 7.

Round 8: D T C I E O R T L

Jon: LITTER (6)
Dave: DOTTIER (7)
DC: CLOTTED (7) COTTIER (7)
OT: CITOLER (7) CLITTER (7) CORDITE (7) CORTILE (7) CROTTLE (7) TRIOLET (7)
Score: 52–56 (max 87)

Jon decides to LITTER this round with a 6, but Dave is DOTTIER for 7.

Round 9: 5, 1, 9, 7, 25, 50. Target: 658.

Jon: 663.
Dave: 659. (7 + 5 + 1) x 50 + 9 (7)
RR: 658. (25 - 7 - 5) x 50 + (9 - 1) (10)
Score: 52–63 (max 97)

Jon is 5 away here with 663. Dave gets closer, 659, just 1 away, so gets 7 points. Rachel then shows how you could have got 10.

Teatime teaser: TEARYCOG -> CATEGORY

Round 10: D G A E U J S F E

Jon: FEUDS (5)
Dave: FUDGES (6)
DC: JUDGES (6) DEFUSE (6)
OT: SEGUED (6)
Score: 52–69 (max 103)

Jon FEUDS with his 5, as Dave FUDGES a 6.

Round 11: W T S A E N T I A

Jon: ATTAINS (7)
Dave: TAINTS (6)
DC: TAWNIEST (8) INSTATE (7)
OT: ASTATINE (8)
Score: 59–69 (max 111)

Dave TAINTS a 6, but Jon ATTAINS a 7.

Round 12: D P R O I A L T E

Jon: POLITER (7)
Dave: OPIATED (7)
DC: DEPILATOR (18)
Score: 66–76 (max 129)

Both players get 7, Jon is POLITER as Dave OPIATED.

Round 13: S R P K U I E R I

Jon: SPIKIER (7)
Dave: SPIKIER (7)
DC: RISKIER (7)
OT: SPRUIKER (8)
Score: 73–83 (max 137)

Both players get SPIKIER for 7.

Round 14: 1, 2, 4, 8, 6, 5. Target: 398.

Jon: 398. (5 x 8) x (6 + 4) - 2 (10)
Dave: 398. (5 x 8) x (6 + 4) - 2 (10)
Score: 83–93 (max 147)

A perfect 10 for both, as it's 398 all round.

Round 15: R I N G S U S I E

Jon buzzes on 10 seconds to say REISSUING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–93 (max 157)

Tie Break Conundrum: BAGELCHIN

Dave buzzes on 4 seconds to say BLEACHING which is correct.
Final Score: 93-103 (max 157)

So an epic finish and Dave Costello has emerged victorious after a tie break conundrum, which is a relatively rare occurrence, but just shows how close this game was. He will now go on into next week, looking to continue where he left off today. How far will he get? Join Sean Fletcher on Monday to see if he can get his second win. I'll be back next Friday. I hope you will join me then. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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