Monday 20th June 2016 (Series 74, 3rd Quarter Final)

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Monday 20th June 2016 (Series 74, 3rd Quarter Final)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:16 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 20 June 2016.

C1: #3 seed Ann Dibben (8 wins, 884 points.)
C2: #6 Tim Down (8 wins, 717 points.)
DC: Susie Dent and Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N S T A E R O I W
R02: P T E A C M U S I
R03: 1, 8, 9, 25, 50, 100. Target: 798.
TTT: HIDEVASE - "Hide the vase you've just broken until you've found some glue."
R04: T O R A S M E F D
R05: T S B O A R E I P
R06: 4, 6, 100, 25, 75, 50. Target: 411.
R07: L Y L A E N O R P
R08: G N S A E T I G O
R09: 7, 10, 2, 75, 50, 100. Target: 272.
TTT: SLAVEARC - "They sound like toffees, but they're small ships."
R10: D U H R E O J S T
R11: G D S A I N A U L
R12: C N E O D P A E R
R13: B Q D I A R E L A
R14: 8, 6, 75, 50, 25, 100. Target: 516.
R15: M A G I C P O R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N S T A E R O I W

Ann: WAITRONS (8)
Tim: WAITRONS (8)
DC: STONIER (7) NOTARISE (8)
OT: NOTAIRES (8) NOTARIES (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

A variety of 8's available and both get one.

Round 2: P T E A C M U S I

Ann: CAMPIEST (8)
Tim: CAMPIEST (8)
DC: CAMPSITE (8)
Score: 16–16 (max 16)

The contestants spot the same 8 again.

Round 3: 1, 8, 9, 25, 50, 100. Target: 798.

Ann: 798. 100*8-50/25 (10)
Tim: 798. 100*8-50/25 (10)
Score: 26–26 (max 26)

A straight forward solve that both players see.

Teatime teaser: HIDEVASE -> ADHESIVE

Round 4: T O R A S M E F D

Ann: FORMATES (8)
Tim: FORMATES (8)
DC: FOREMAST (8)
Score: 34–34 (max 34)

A third, matching 8 by the contestants. It could be hard to separate these two.

Round 5: T S B O A R E I P

Ann: PROBATES (8)
Tim: PROBATES (8)
OT: PASTORIE (8) PREBAITS (8) SEPTORIA (8)
Score: 42–42 (max 42)

No surprises here as both players spot the same 8, again!

Round 6: 4, 6, 100, 25, 75, 50. Target: 411.

Ann: 411. 100*4+6+(75+50)/25 (10)
Tim: 411. 100*4+6+(75+50)/25 (10)
Score: 52–52 (max 52)

Slightly harder solve here, but both get it.

Round 7: L Y L A E N O R P

Ann: LLANERO (7)
Tim: LONELY (6)
DC: PLENARY (7)
OT: NOPALERY (8)
Score: 59–52 (max 60)

A brilliant spot by Ann sees the deadlock broken.

Round 8: G N S A E T I G O

Ann: AGONISE (7)
Tim: SEATING (7)
DC: TANGOES (7)
OT: GIGATONS (8) SEAGOING (8)
Score: 66–59 (max 68)

7 a piece as two 8's are missed by the studio.

Round 9: 7, 10, 2, 75, 50, 100. Target: 272.

Ann: 272. 2*100+75-(10-7) (10)
Tim: 272. 2*100+75-(10-7) (10)
Score: 76–69 (max 78)

Another straight forward numbers gives 10pts a piece.

Teatime teaser: SLAVEARC -> CARAVELS

Round 10: D U H R E O J S T

Ann: DETOURS (7)
Tim: SHOUTED (7)
DC: SHROUD (6) JOUSTED (7)
OT: DEHORTS (7) DOUREST (7) DROUTHS (7) JOUSTER (7) REDOUTS (7) ROUSTED (7) SHORTED (7) SHOUTER (7) SOUTHED (7) SOUTHER (7)
Score: 83–76 (max 85)

Lots of 7's available, and not surprisingly both players get one.
Round 11: G D S A I N A U L

Ann: LAUDING (7)
Tim: LAUDING (7)
DC: IGUANAS (7)
OT: ADALINS (7) AGNAILS (7) AGUILAS (7) AUDINGS (7) LADINGS (7) LANDAUS (7) LANGUID (7) LIGANDS (7) NAGUALS (7) NILGAUS (7) SUNDIAL (7)
Score: 90–83 (max 92)

Another round full of sevens. The contestants match each other again.

Round 12: C N E O D P A E R

Ann: PRANCED (7)
Tim: CAPERED (7)
DC: ENDOCARP (8)
OT: OPERANCE (8) PARDONEE (8)
Score: 97–90 (max 100)

A few tough 8's available, but the players stick with 7's.

Round 13: B Q D I A R E L A

Ann: raidable
Tim: RIBALD (6)
DC: AIDABLE (7)
OT: BEDRAIL (7) BRAAIED (7) BRAILED (7) RADIALE (7) RAILBED (7) RIDABLE (7)
Score: 97–96 (max 107)

Ann's lead is cut as she risks the perfectly plausible RAIDABLE. Had she dropped the R or first A she would've had an allowable 7.

Round 14: 8, 6, 75, 50, 25, 100. Target: 516.

Ann: 512.
Tim: 516. (50/25+75)*8-100 (10)
Score: 97–106 (max 117)

Tim's favoured 4 large pays dividends and he takes the lead right at the death.

Round 15: M A G I C P O R T

Ann buzzes on 28 seconds to say PICTOGRAM which is correct.
Final Score: 107–106 (max 127)

Just when we thought it was all over, Ann's buzzer went and she snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

What a game! Such a shame someone had to lose.

Join Tim tomorrow to see who completes the semi final line up


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Re: Monday 20th June 2016 (Series 74, 3rd Quarter Final)

Post by Tim Down » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:28 pm

I had RAIDABLE and RIDABLE written down in round 13. Having decided RAIDABLE was too dodgy I should have declared RIDABLE (I didn't because I wasn't sure if it needed an E after the D); the 6 points from RIBALD were no use to me at all at that point.

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