Monday 8th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 25)

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Monday 8th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 25)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:45 pm

Hello and welcome to another Monday recap. After beating 2-time winner Cammy Lovatt on Friday, Annie Humphries will be hoping to get a few more wins. Can Zak Brown stop her?

Countdown recap for Monday 8 August 2016.

C1: Champion Annie Humphries (1 win, 97 points.) A retired teacher from Basildon.
C2: Challenger Zak Brown. A sports coach from Darwin, Lancashire. Once represented Great Britain in a football tournament for youngsters with diabetes.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H D O E S M A I W
R02: L B D N U A I E L
R03: 10, 1, 5, 8, 7, 100. Target: 142.
TTT: CYSTBOOT - "Geoffrey decides not to attend any more cricket matches."
R04: P J U A F S E I M
R05: T S N O A R E I U
R06: 2, 5, 3, 2, 10, 50. Target: 116.
R07: F S G L O I T E R
R08: W O A S I E D R T
R09: 5, 8, 1, 9, 9, 100. Target: 572.
TTT: ODDSPACE - "Bring your paella to life by throwing in a few of these."
R10: P N T O A S V U L
R11: T N S E O U R V I
R12: G S T E E U D Y M
R13: T D Q A O E L G A
R14: 2, 8, 3, 1, 75, 100. Target: 436.
R15: G R E E N W I S K (conundrum)


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Round 1: H D O E S M A I W

Annie: MEADOWS (7)
Zak: SHAMED (6)
DC: SHADOW (6) WASHED (6) HOMIES (6) MASHED (6)
OT: MIAOWED (7) MOWDIES (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

An early lead for the champion as Zak is stuck on six.

Round 2: L B D N U A I E L

Annie: BULLIED (7)
Zak: BULLIED (7)
DC: BLIND (5) AUDIBLE (7)
OT: UNALLIED (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

The contestants BULLY their way to seven points each.

Round 3: 10, 1, 5, 8, 7, 100. Target: 142.

Annie: 142. 10*5+100-8 (10)
Zak: 142. (5+1)*7+100 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 25)

A simple numbers that both players get.

Teatime teaser: CYSTBOOT -> BOYCOTTS

Round 4: P J U A F S E I M

Annie: PAUSE (5)
Zak: JUMPS (5)
DC: SEPIA (5) JAPES (5) JASPE (5)
OT: PIEJAMS (7)
Score: 29–22 (max 32)

A tough selection sees the studio stuck on five. A seven was available though.

Round 5: T S N O A R E I U

Annie: RAINOUTS (8)
Zak: STONIER (7)
DC: URINATES (8)
OT: NITREOUS (8) NOTAIRES (8) NOTARIES (8) NOTARISE (8) ROUTINES (8) RUINATES (8) URANITES (8)
Score: 37–22 (max 40)

Zak can't spot any of the numerous eights, allowing Annie to extend her lead.

Round 6: 2, 5, 3, 2, 10, 50. Target: 116.

Annie: 116. (50+5+3)*2 (10)
Zak: 116. (50+5+3)*2 (10)
Score: 47–32 (max 50)

Another simple numbers. Another 10pts each.

Gyles talks about when he did a non-stop speech for twelve and a half hours.

Round 7: F S G L O I T E R

Annie: FLORIST (7)
Zak: gloriest
DC: GORIEST (7) FROGLETS (8)
OT: RIGOLETS (8) TREFOILS (8)
Score: 54–32 (max 58)

Annie now has a comfortable lead, as Zak has his eight disallowed.

Round 8: W O A S I E D R T

Annie: ASTEROID (8)
Zak: WORDIEST (8)
DC: ROWDIEST (8) WEIRDOS (7)
Score: 62–40 (max 66)

Eights for the contestants keeps the gap the same.

Round 9: 5, 8, 1, 9, 9, 100. Target: 572.

Annie: 572. 100*5+8*9 (10)
Zak: 574.
Score: 72–40 (max 76)

Another straight forward numbers, but this time only Annie gets it.

Teatime teaser: ODDSPACE -> DECAPODS

Round 10: P N T O A S V U L

Annie: OUTSPAN (7)
Zak: POSTAL (6)
OT: PATOLUS (7) PLUTONS (7) PULSANT (7) PULTANS (7) PULTONS (7) UNPLATS (7)
Score: 79–40 (max 83)

PULTAN (also PULTON): In India: a regiment of infantry.

Annie furthers her lead with a seven, and the win now looks likely.

Round 11: T N S E O U R V I

Annie: ROUTINES (8)
Zak: STONIER (7)
DC: SOUVENIR (8) VENTURIS (8)
OT: INVESTOR (8) NITREOUS (8) UNRIVETS (8) VIRTUOSE (8) VITREOUS (8)
Score: 87–40 (max 91)

Numerous eights available, but Zak can only spot a seven.

OoW: Susie talks about the word CHARM, and how its meaning has become positive over time.

Round 12: G S T E E U D Y M

Annie: SMUDGE (6)
Zak: GUSTED (6)
DC: GUESTED (7)
Score: 93–46 (max 98)

Six a piece sees Annie wrap up the win with three rounds to go.

Round 13: T D Q A O E L G A

Annie: GLOATED (7)
Zak: GLOATED (7)
DC: LEGATO (6) GELATO (6)
OT: GEODATA (7)
Score: 100–53 (max 105)

Sevens from the contestants sees Annie hit the century.

Round 14: 2, 8, 3, 1, 75, 100. Target: 436.

Annie: 432.
Zak: 434. (3+2)*100-75+8+1 (7)
RR: 436. (75+1)*3+8+(2*100) (10)
Score: 100–60 (max 115)

Toughest numbers of the day sees Zak claw back seven points. Rachel is needed for perfection.

Round 15: G R E E N W I S K

Zak buzzes on 18 seconds to say SKEWERING which is correct.
Final Score: 100–70 (max 125)

Zak strikes the parting blow with the conundrum solve, and gives himself a decent finishing score.

Annie took an early lead and never looked in danger of losing this contest. She will be hoping to get a few more wins and secure a quarter final spot and/or octochampdom.

Join Tim tomorrow to see if she can continue her run.


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