Friday 27th May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 77)

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Friday 27th May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 77)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:48 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) Today we could see our 6th octochamp of the series take his place in the Quarter Finals. Robin McKay has swept all before him this week and now stands on the verge of greatness. Will he make it today? Aden Brooks stands in his way. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 27 May 2016.

C1: Champion Robin McKay (7 wins, 777 points.) An apterite from Basingstoke, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Aden Brooks. An Administrator at the University of Manchester. Will start training to be a teacher in September.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Buerk.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F U D E L I N O R
R02: B T R E A E P S M
R03: 9, 6, 1, 8, 1, 100. Target: 866.
TTT: TIREFISH - "You'll soon tire of this fishy character's unusual behaviour."
R04: S Y G O I A R P E
R05: S U X I T O N A M
R06: 8, 5, 4, 6, 6, 75. Target: 541.
R07: T I G U D I V A L
R08: P W R E O E T C N
R09: 5, 2, 4, 9, 7, 25, . Target: 160.
TTT: ICETAILS - "Catherine gets ridiculous about this mineral."
R10: D G T A E U M R S
R11: T I V I S E D A G
R12: W S H I U I L R E
R13: S O T A R O P A F
R14: 3, 9, 6, 7, 2, 50. Target: 929.
R15: O C T E T S E N D (conundrum)


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Round 1: F U D E L I N O R

Robin: FLOUNDER (8)
Aden: unfiled
DC: FLUORIDE (8)
OT: FLUORINE (8) REUNFOLD (8) UNRIFLED (8) URNFIELD (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Aden has 'unfiled disallowed. Robin then causes a FLOUNDER.

Round 2: B T R E A E P S M

Robin: BERATES (7)
Aden: BEATERS (7)
DC: MASTER (6) TEMPERS (7) REBATES (7) TAMPERS (7)
OT: AMPERES (7) BEAMERS (7) BESMEAR (7) REBEATS (7) REPEATS (7) RESTAMP (7) RETEAMS (7) STAMPER (7) STEAMER (7) TEMPERA (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Both players get 7 here, with BERATES and BEATERS.

Round 3: 9, 6, 1, 8, 1, 100. Target: 866.

Robin: 866. (100 + 9) x 8 - 6 (10)
Aden: 861.
Score: 25–7 (max 25)

Robin gets a perfect 10, but Aden is 5 awa.

Teatime teaser: TIREFISH -> SHIFTIER

Round 4: S Y G O I A R P E

Robin: SOAPIER (7)
Aden: SOAPIER (7)
DC: PORGIES (7)
OT: PRISAGE (7)
Score: 32–14 (max 32)

Both players get SOAPIER for 7.

Round 5: S U X I T O N A M

Robin: summit
Aden: AMOUNTS (7)
DC: MANITOUS (8)
OT: TINAMOUS (8)
Score: 32–21 (max 40)

Robin thought he had reached the 'summit' but found himself an m short, allowing Aden to get AMOUNTS for 7.

Round 6: 8, 5, 4, 6, 6, 75. Target: 541.

Robin: 541. (75 - 6) x 8 - 6 - 5 (10)
Aden: 544.
Score: 42–21 (max 50)

Robin gets a perfect 10 as Aden is 3 away.

Michael Buerk talks about when he picked up on a passion play that had gone wrong, and got suspended for 2 weeks.

Round 7: T I G U D I V A L

Robin: DIGITAL (7)
Aden: GUILT (5)
Score: 49–21 (max 57)

Robin goes DIGITAL as Aden feels GUILT for 5.

Round 8: P W R E O E T C N

Robin: PEWTER (6)
Aden: REPENT (6)
DC: CORNET (6) OPENER (6)
OT: POWERNET (8) TWOPENCE (8)
Score: 55–27 (max 65)

It's 6 a piece here with PEWTER and REPENT.

Round 9: 5, 2, 4, 9, 7, 25. Target: 160.

Robin: 160. (25 + 7) x 5 (10)
Aden: 160. (7 + 9) x 5 x 2 (10)
Score: 65–37 (max 75)

Both players get a perfect 10 here.

Teatime teaser: ICETAILS -> SILICATE

Round 10: D G T A E U M R S

Robin: MATURED (7)
Aden: GREATS (6)
DC: MATURES (7)
OT: MAGRETS (7) MAUGERS (7) MAUGRED (7) MAUGRES (7) MUSTARD (7) MUTAGES (7) REMUDAS (7) SMARTED (7) STRUMAE (7) SUGARED (7) TADGERS (7) TRUDGES (7)
Score: 72–37 (max 82)

Robin MATURED for 7, as Aden got GREATS for 6.

Round 11: T I V I S E D A G

Robin: VISITED (7)
Aden: VISITED (7)
DC: ADVISE (6) VISAGED (7)
OT: AGISTED (7) DATIVES (7) DIVIEST (7)
Score: 79–44 (max 89)

Both players VISITED here for 7.

Susie talks about the Murphy behind Murphy's law.

Round 12: W S H I U I L R E

Robin: WHIRLS (6)
Aden: whilers
DC: WISHER (6) WILIER (6)
OT: LUSHER (6) REISHI (6) RELISH (6) RISHEW (6) WHILES (6)
Score: 85–44 (max 95)

Robin WHIRLS a 6, Aden has 'whilers' disallowed.

Round 13: S O T A R O P A F

Robin: PASTOR (6)
Aden: aparts
OT: PASTORA (7)
Score: 91–44 (max 102)

Aden has 'aparts' disallowed. Robin gets PASTOR for 6.

Round 14: 3, 9, 6, 7, 2, 50. Target: 929.

Robin: 929. (50 + 2) x (6 x 3) - 7 (10)
Aden: 927.
Score: 101–44 (max 112)

Aden is 2 away, but Robin gets a perfect 10.

Round 15: O C T E T S E N D

Robin buzzes on 1 second to say CONTESTED which is correct.
Final Score: 111–44 (max 122)

So Robin comfortably manages to win his 8th game, thus in the process making himself an octochamp. We'll see him again in the Quarter Finals no doubt, and he has produced some excellent performances to make himself number 2 seed for now. We will have 2 new contestants on Monday. Join Sean Fletcher to find out if either of them can be the next star in the making. It's the Derby next week, and I don't mean Manchester or Liverpool, but Epsom, so I'll be back in 2 weeks time. I hope you will join me then. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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