Friday 15th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 13)

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Friday 15th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 13)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:40 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) So now series 75 is in full swing, it's time once again to admire another apterite, as Stephen Fuller has come along and so far won 3 games. He'll be hoping for a 4th today. Andrew Cripps stands in his way. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 15 July 2016.

C1: Champion Stephen Fuller (3 wins, 237 points.) Apterite From Chinham, Basingstoke. Father to Samantha, George and Louis. Once performed at the O2 in the National Final of an Open competition.
C2: Challenger Andrew Cripps. A Financial Analyst from Wimbledon. Loves playing Cricket, Squash, and competing in Triathlons. Once spent a year in Sri Lanka living in a Buddhist Monastery.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D B V T E O A N I
R02: R G R O E U T P Z
R03: 4, 6, 5, 3, 8, 50. Target: 434.
TTT: OLDCLUES - "He conspires with his friend to get the answer to this."
R04: S G S I A O B T E
R05: L D L V R I A O E
R06: 2, 7, 4, 5, 3, 50. Target: 436.
R07: Y N C D A I A U R
R08: N M J E I E P L U
R09: 10, 5, 5, 2, 9, 50. Target: 441.
TTT: MINTNOTE - "It's not a note from the Royal Mint, it's a liquid from the chemist."
R10: G N T O E A R T O
R11: S C S M U I O E F
R12: R N G A U I O T S
R13: N P S L S A E I M
R14: 5, 2, 7, 8, 3, 9. Target: 290.
R15: T U R N A W E E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: D B V T E O A N I

Stephen: BOATED (6)
Andrew: NOVATED (7)
DC: OBTAINED (8) OBVIATED (8)
OT: DONATIVE (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Stephen got BOATED for 6, but Andrew NOVATED him for 7.

Round 2: R G R O E U T P Z

Stephen: GROUTER (7)
Andrew: TROUPER (7)
DC: GROUPER (7)
OT: PORTEUR (7) REGROUP (7) REGROUT (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

It's 7 each here with GROUTER and TROUPER.

Round 3: 4, 6, 5, 3, 8, 50. Target: 434.

Stephen: 434. (8 x 50) + (5 x 6) + 4 (10)
Andrew: 434. (50 + 4) x 8 + (5 - 3) (10)
Score: 17–24 (max 25)

A perfect 10 for both players with 434.

Teatime teaser: OLDCLUES -> COLLUDES

Round 4: S G S I A O B T E

Stephen: BOGIES (6)
Andrew: BIGOTS (6)
DC: SIESTA (6) BOATIES (7) BAGSIES (7)
OT: AGEISTS (7) EGOISTS (7) SOSATIE (7) STOGIES (7)
Score: 23–30 (max 32)

A 6 each here with BOGIES and BIGOTS. Lovely words :shock:

Round 5: L D L V R I A O E

Stephen: DALLIER (7)
Andrew: vollied
DC: OVERLAID (8) RIVALLED (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 40)

Stephen is a DALLIER but Andrew gets 'vollied' disallowed. Has to be EY instead of I.

Round 6: 2, 7, 4, 5, 3, 50. Target: 436.

Stephen: 435. (7 + 2) x 9 - (5 x 3) (7)
Andrew: 435. (7 + 2) x 9 - (5 x 3) (7)
Score: 37–37 (max 47)

A perfect 10 for both players with 435.

Chris Packham talks about birds and their sense of taste.

Round 7: Y N C D A I A U R

Stephen: CANDY (5)
Andrew: RANCID (6)
DC: CANARY (6) ACARID (6)
OT: RADIANCY (8)
Score: 37–43 (max 55)

Stephen gets CANDY for 5, but Andrew gets a RANCID 6.

Round 8: N M J E I E P L U

Stephen: PIEMEN (6)
Andrew: PLUME (5)
DC: LUPINE (6)
OT: ENPLUME (7) PELMENI (7)
Score: 43–43 (max 62)

Stephen gets PIEMEN for 6, as Andrew settles for 5 with PLUME.

Round 9: 10, 5, 5, 2, 9, 50. Target: 441.

Stephen: 442.
Andrew: 441. (9 x 50) - 10 + (5 / 5) (10)
Score: 43–53 (max 72)

Andrew gets 10 for the numbers with 441, as Stephen misses it to get 1 away.

Teatime teaser: MINTNOTE -> OINTMENT

Round 10: G N T O E A R T O

Stephen: OREGANO (7)
Andrew: TARGET (6)
DC: GENTOO (6) ATONER (6) NATTER (6) NEGATOR (7)
OT: ORGANETTO (18)
Score: 50–53 (max 90)

Andrew hits the TARGET for 6, but Stephen gets OREGANO for 7.

Round 11: S C S M U I O E F

Stephen: FOCUSES (7)
Andrew: MUSIC (5)
DC: MOUSE (5) MOUSES (6) MISCUES (7)
OT: MOCUSES (7) MUSICOS (7) OECIUMS (7)
Score: 57–53 (max 97)

Andrew gets MUSIC for 5, but Stephen FOCUSES on his 7.

Susie talks about Gods and Spirits.

Round 12: R N G A U I O T S

Stephen: AROUSING (8)
Andrew: STORING (7)
DC: ORGANIST (8) RAINOUTS (8)
OT: AUTOINGS (8) NUGATORS (8) OUTRINGS (8) ROASTING (8) ROUSTING (8) SIGNATOR (8)
Score: 65–53 (max 105)

Andrew is STORING a 7 here, but Stephen is AROUSING for 8.

Round 13: N P S L S A E I M

Stephen: PAINLESS (8)
Andrew: SAMPLES (7)
DC: IMPALES (7) MANIPLES (8)
OT: PALMINESS (18)
Score: 73–53 (max 123)

Andrew SAMPLES a 7 but Stephen has a PAINLESS round to score 8.

Round 14: 5, 2, 7, 8, 3, 9. Target: 290.

Stephen: -
Andrew: 290. (7 + 3) x ((8 x 5) - 9 - 2) (10)
Score: 73–63 (max 133)

Stephen misses the 6 small numbers, allowing Andrew to get 10 points.

Round 15: T U R N A W E E D

Stephen buzzes on 6 seconds to say UNWATERED which is correct.
Final Score: 83–63 (max 143)

Stephen gets the conundrum in 6 seconds to collect his 4th win.

So a gallant effort by Andrew, but Stephen held him off to collect his 4th win. He is now half way through his quest to become an Octochamp. Will he go all the way? Join Sean Fletcher on Monday to see if he can make it 5. I'll be back next Friday. I hope you will join me then. Thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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