Friday 10th June 2016 (Series 74, 1st Quarter-Final)

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Friday 10th June 2016 (Series 74, 1st Quarter-Final)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:15 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) After 4 and a bit arduous months of preliminaries, we have finally reached the point in the series everyone has been waiting for. Yes it's the start of the series 74 Quarter Finals. Here's where the creme de la creme of the series return to fight it out for the title of series Champion and the chance to get their name engraved on the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy. Paul Erdunast and Tony Lock are the first 2 Quarter Finalists. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 10 June 2016.

C1: Champion Paul Erdunast (8 wins, 925 points.) An apterite. A law graduate from Pinner.
C2: Champion Tony Lock (4 wins, 384 points.) A retired bank worker from the Chilterns.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T O E R L A I E
R02: T M N U O I E R C
R03: 10, 4, 9, 7, 5, 75. Target: 432.
TTT: SANDRAIL - "Some people wear these, even when they're not at work."
R04: S G S T I U A N S
R05: K L E O P W A E G
R06: 5, 2, 1, 2, 10, 100. Target: 574.
R07: F S I E M N O A T
R08: Q S N D U I A O R
R09: 3, 6, 7, 4, 3, 100. Target: 483.
TTT: PAYKIOSK - "If you're in the Ukraine, you can pay at the kiosk with these."
R10: Z N R T U E I P Y
R11: P L A O T S A I V
R12: T M F T O U E U W
R13: D M I O B D I A R
R14: 1, 7, 50, 100, 25, 75. Target: 376.
R15: L I L B I F F E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T O E R L A I E

Paul: RELATION (8)
Tony: LATINE (6)
DC: TOENAIL (7) TREENAIL (8) ORIENTAL (8)
OT: AEROLITE (8) ROTALINE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Paul got an 8 in RELATION to this round. Tony got LATRINE for 7.

Round 2: T M N U O I E R C

Paul: ROUTINE (7)
Tony: COUNTER (7)
DC: INTERCOM (8)
OT: MUCORINE (8) NEUROTIC (8)
Score: 15–7 (max 16)

It's 7 each with ROUTINE and COUNTER.

Round 3: 10, 4, 9, 7, 5, 75. Target: 432.

Paul: 432. (75 + 10) x 5 + 7 (10)
Tony: 432. (75 x 5) + (7 x 10) - 9 - 4 (10)
Score: 25–17 (max 26)

It's a perfect 10 for both players with 432 in this round.

Teatime teaser: SANDRAIL -> LANIARDS

Round 4: S G S T I U A N S

Paul: SUSSING (7)
Tony: SUSSING (7)
DC: SUSTAINS (8)
Score: 32–24 (max 34)

Both players were SUSSING out a 7 here.

Round 5: K L E O P W A E G

Paul: PELAGE (6)
Tony: plowage
DC: LOWAGE (6)
OT: APOGEE (6) PALKEE (6)
Score: 38–24 (max 40)

Paul got PELAGE for 6. Tony had 'plowage' disallowed.

Round 6: 5, 2, 1, 2, 10, 100. Target: 574.

Paul: 575. (10 + 2 + 2 + 1) + 100 x 5 (7)
Tony: 578.
RR: 574. (100 - 1) x (5 - 2) - 10 x 2 (10)
Score: 45–24 (max 50)

Tony was 4 short of 574, Paul got 575 though so took 7 points. After careful thought, Rachel showed how 574 could be done.

Richard Madeley talks about when his Dad borrowed a Ford Mustang to run in for Prince Phillip and his cat was sick in it the day before it was due to go to the Palace.

Round 7: F S I E M N O A T

Paul: MANIFESTO (18)
Tony: MOANIEST (8)
Score: 63–24 (max 68)

Tony was the MOANIEST for 8, but Paul had a plan for his MANIFESTO to be elected.

Round 8: Q S N D U I A O R

Paul: DINOSAUR (8)
Tony: radions
DC: SQUADRON (8)
OT: AQUORINS (8) QUINDARS (8)
Score: 71–24 (max 76)

Tony got 'radions' disallowed. Paul got a real DINOSAUR for 8.

Round 9: 3, 6, 7, 4, 3, 100. Target: 483.

Paul: 482. (6 x 3) + 100 x 4 + 7 + 3 (7)
Tony: 487.
RR: 483. (100 - 4) x (7 - (6 / 3)) + 3 (10)
Score: 78–24 (max 86)

Tony was 4 away with 487. Paul got 1 away with 482, so scored 7 points.

Teatime teaser: PAYKIOSK -> KOPIYKAS

Round 10: Z N R T U E I P Y

Paul: UNPIETY (7)
Tony: PUNTER (6)
DC: PUNIER (6) TURNIPY (7)
OT: REPUNIT (7)
Score: 85–24 (max 93)

Tony was a PUNTER with his 6, but Paul showed UNPIETY for 7.

Round 11: P L A O T S A I V

Paul: SPATIAL (7)
Tony: SALIVA (6)
DC: PIVOTAL (7) TOPSAIL (7)
OT: PATOLAS (7) POTAILS (7) SOLATIA (7)
Score: 92–24 (max 100)

Paul got another 7 with SPATIAL. Tony got SALIVA for 6.

Susie talks about nose phrases such as 'paying through the nose'.


Round 12: T M F T O U E U W

Paul: MOTET (5)
Tony: FUME (4)
DC: TOME TOTEM (5)
OT: FUMET (5) MOTTE (5)
Score: 97–24 (max 105)

Tony decides to FUME when he gets a 4, as Paul gets MOTET for 5.

Round 13: D M I O B D I A R

Paul: MORDIDA (7)
Tony: MORBID (6)
DC: BOARD (5) RADIO (5)
OT: RABDOID (7)
Score: 104–24 (max 112)

It's a MORBID 6 for Tony, as Paul gets MORDIDA for 7.

Round 14: 1, 7, 50, 100, 25, 75. Target: 376.

Paul: 376. 7 - (50 / 25) x 75 + 1 (10)
Tony: 376. (7 x 50) + 25 + 1 (10)
Score: 114–34 (max 122)

It's a perfect 10 for both players with 376.

Round 15: L I L B I F F E R

No one buzzes. The answer was FIBREFILL.
Final Score: 114–34 (max 132)

So Paul Erdunast becomes the first player to get through to the Semi Finals with a convincing performance against Tony Lock, who put up a good fight but never really looked likely to trouble Paul, who was excellent throughout. The second Quarter Final takes place on Monday, where we will find out who else will join Paul in the Semis. Join Sean Fletcher for that. I'll be back in 2 weeks time for the grand final, as Royal Ascot takes over next week. I hope you will join me then. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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