Monday 29th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 36)

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Monday 29th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 36)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:11 pm

Hello and welcome to another Monday recap. Martin Hurst has two wins under his belt, can Arnold Solomon stop him getting a third?

Countdown recap for Monday 29 August 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (2 wins, 197 points.) An Insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Arnold Solomon. A retired pharmacist from Bury.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A U I S P T C R L
R02: N F S E I P U H R
R03: 2, 5, 5, 6, 10, 50. Target: 843.
TTT: ASKCHOIR - "You ask the choir if they'd like some tasty Indian snacks."
R04: G T S T E R S I O
R05: A O I M G D W S E
R06: 5, 3, 7, 8, 75, 50. Target: 805.
R07: I O A D T N G R T
R08: Y S N I E L M R A
R09: 9, 5, 4, 1, 9, 50. Target: 974.
TTT: TUNABAND - "You can buy tuna at all of the supermarkets, there's plenty of it."
R10: V R B O T E S O U
R11: E U A L D T K S D
R12: N Z H S O I R E O
R13: E I A M F M N L T
R14: 2, 8, 10, 5, 100, 25. Target: 176.
R15: T H O R N T A I L (conundrum)


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Round 1: A U I S P T C R L

Martin: CURTAILS (8)
Arnold: SPIT (4)
DC: CURTAILS (8) SPICULAR (8)
OT: CULPRITS (8) PICTURAL (8) PULICATS (8) RUSTICAL (8) STIPULAR (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N F S E I P U H R

Martin: PUNISHER (8)
Arnold: FISHER (6)
DC: FURNISH (7) PUNISHER (8)
OT: FURPHIES (8) REPUNISH (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 2, 5, 5, 6, 10, 50. Target: 843.

Martin: 843. (50+5-2)*(10+6)-5 (10)
Arnold: 845.
Score: 26–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ASKCHOIR -> KACHORIS

Round 4: G T S T E R S I O

Martin: GOITRES (7)
Arnold: testers
DC: GOITRES (7) SITTERS (7) EGOTISTS (8)
OT: STRIGOSE (8)
Score: 33–0 (max 34)

Round 5: A O I M G D W S E

Martin: MIAOWED (7)
Arnold: MIDGES (6)
DC: MEADOWS (7)
OT: MOWDIES (7) OMIGAWD (7)
Score: 40–0 (max 41)

Round 6: 5, 3, 7, 8, 75, 50. Target: 805.

Martin: 805. (3+7)*75+50+5 (10)
Arnold: 800.
Score: 50–0 (max 51)

Gloria regales us with a tale from one of her visits to Ireland.

Round 7: I O A D T N G R T

Martin: RATTING (7)
Arnold: TRADING (7)
DC: ROTATING (8)
Score: 57–7 (max 59)

Round 8: Y S N I E L M R A

Martin: MINERALS (8)
Arnold: MARINES (7)
DC: SEMINAR (7)
OT: INLAYERS (8) MISLEARN (8) SEMINARY (8)
Score: 65–7 (max 67)

Round 9: 9, 5, 4, 1, 9, 50. Target: 974.

Martin: 977. (50*4-1)*5-9-9 (7)
Arnold: 970.
RR: 974. (50*5-9)*4+9+1 (10)
Score: 72–7 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: TUNABAND -> ABUNDANT

Round 10: V R B O T E S O U

Martin: BOOSTER (7)
Arnold: BOOST (5)
DC: REBOOTS (7) SUBVERT (7)
OT: OBVERTS (7) OUBOETS (7) OUVERTS (7)
Score: 79–7 (max 84)

Round 11: E U A L D T K S D

Martin: SALUTED (7)
Arnold: laddest
DC: SLAKED (6) STALKED (7)
OT: ADUSTED (7) AUKLETS (7) AULDEST (7) STADDLE (7)
Score: 86–7 (max 91)

OOW: Susie talks about the history of writing.

Round 12: N Z H S O I R E O

Martin: HORIZONS (8)
Arnold: ZONES (5)
DC: SNOOZIER (8)
OT: OZONISER (8)
Score: 94–7 (max 99)

Round 13: E I A M F M N L T

Martin: INFLAME (7)
Arnold: FAMINE (6)
DC: AILMENT (7) FILAMENT (8)
OT: IMMANTLE (8)
Score: 101–7 (max 107)

Round 14: 2, 8, 10, 5, 100, 25. Target: 176.

Martin: 176. (25-5+2)*8 (10)
Arnold: 177.
Score: 111–7 (max 117)

Round 15: T H O R N T A I L

No one buzzes. The answer was TRIATHLON.
Final Score: 111–7 (max 127)


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