Monday 17th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 69)

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Monday 17th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 69)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Mon May 15, 2017 7:19 am

Countdown recap for Monday 17 April 2017.

C1: Champion Berkan Chelikhan (1 win, 85 points.) A computer sciences student from Bexley.
C2: Challenger David Orriss. A golfer, runner and volunteer driver for charities from Launceston, Cornwall.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R D A E S O E J L
R02: R S L Z O E I N L
R03: 1, 3, 5, 6, 4, 50. Target: 161.
TTT: DEREKSOON - "Derek soon realised that when it came to the balls, he had a big problem."
R04: T G V O E P A E S
R05: D G T I U A M F I
R06: 1, 7, 8, 100, 25, 50. Target: 404.
R07: N L D I O U X I I
R08: B N A E T N I R E
R09: 10, 8, 10, 3, 75, 25. Target: 122.
TTT: GIRLTRIES - "The girl tries a mouthful of meat, but it's much harder to swallow than last time."
R10: K G H A I N U S W
R11: E S T I R M E V O
R12: T R D F H E E U E
R13: A U R P L I O D A
R14: 10, 8, 1, 9, 10, 7. Target: 123.
R15: M Y C L A N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R D A E S O E J L

Berkan: LEADERS (7)
David: RELOADS (7)
DC: ORDEALS (7) LOADERS (7)
OT: AREOLES (7) DEALERS (7) LASERED (7) REDEALS (7) RELADES (7) RESOLED (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Lots of seven's available, and both players spot one.

Round 2: R S L Z O E I N L

Berkan: LESION (6)
David: INSOLE (6)
DC: SENIOR (6) NEROLI (6)
OT: ORELLINS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

The scores remain level, whilst the darrenic max is missed by all in the studio.

Round 3: 1, 3, 5, 6, 4, 50. Target: 161.

Berkan: 161. 50*3+5+6 (10)
David: 161. 50*3+5+6 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 25)

A simple numbers yields ten points each.

Teatime teaser: DEREKSOON -> SNOOKERED

Round 4: T G V O E P A E S

Berkan: POSTAGE (7)
David: stopage
DC: GOATEES (7) POTAGES (7)
OT: APOGEES (7) SEPTAGE (7)
Score: 30–23 (max 32)

David's declaration needs another P, allowing Berkan to take the lead.

Round 5: D G T I U A M F I

Berkan: -
David: DIGIT (5)
DC: DATUM (5) MUFTI (5) MIDGUT (6)
Score: 30–28 (max 38)

Berkan blanks, so David pulls five points back. DC spot the only six.

Round 6: 1, 7, 8, 100, 25, 50. Target: 404.

Berkan: 404. 50*8+100/25 (10)
David: 401.
Score: 40–28 (max 48)

David can only get 3 away, so Berkan extends his lead to double figures.

Jay talks about confusion surrounding the mishearing of offering people polenta chips.

Round 7: N L D I O U X I I

Berkan: linux
David: LOUD (4)
DC: DIOXIN (6)
OT: UNIOID (6)
Score: 40–32 (max 54)

Berkan's offering is capitalised, putting David back within ten points.

Round 8: B N A E T N I R E

Berkan: beanier
David: TRAINEE (7)
DC: REBATE (6) BANNERET (8)
Score: 40–39 (max 62)

The gap closes to one point, as Berkan has another word disallowed.

Round 9: 10, 8, 10, 3, 75, 25. Target: 122.

Berkan: 123. (8+3)*10+10+75/25 (7)
David: 123. 25+75+10+10+3 (7)
RR: 122. 10*10+25-3 (10)
Score: 47–46 (max 72)

With both contestants getting one away the gap remains the same. Jay Rayner takes the glory.

Teatime teaser: GIRLTRIES -> GRISTLIER

Round 10: K G H A I N U S W

Berkan: SHAKING (7)
David: WASHING (7)
DC: ANGUISH (7) HUSKING (7)
OT: GAWKISH (7) HAWKING (7)
Score: 54–53 (max 79)

Half a dozen 7's available, and both players spot one.

Round 11: E S T I R M E V O

Berkan: MOTIVES (7)
David: MOISTER (7)
DC: REMOVES (7) OVERTIME (8)
OT: OVERSITE (8) REMOTIVE (8) REVOMITS (8) ROMEITES (8) TIRESOME (8) VOMITERS (8)
Score: 61–60 (max 87)

Lots of eights on offer but both contestants are stuck on 7.

OoW: Susie talks about the history of swearing and, more specifically, the origin of 'expletive'.

Round 12: T R D F H E E U E

Berkan: FEEDER (6)
David: FEEDER (6)
DC: REFUTED (7)
Score: 67–66 (max 94)

With the contestants stuck on 6, DC take the glory with the only 7 on offer.

Round 13: A U R P L I O D A

Berkan: RADIAL (6)
David: paraloid
DC: DIPOLAR (7)
OT: PARODIAL (8)
Score: 73–66 (max 102)

David's risky 8 is disallowed, putting Berkan 7 ahead.

Round 14: 10, 8, 1, 9, 10, 7. Target: 123.

Berkan: 123. 10*10+7+8+9-1 (10)
David: 123. 10*10+7+8+9-1 (10)
Score: 83–76 (max 112)

A straight forward numbers guarantees a crucial conundrum.

Round 15: M Y C L A N G E R

Berkan buzzes on 2 seconds to say CLERGYMAN which is correct.
Final Score: 93–76 (max 122)

A very fast solve by Berkan secures his second win.

Berkan was never behind in this game, but never took a commanding lead and will be happy with a quick conundrum solve to secure the win.
He'll be hoping for a few more wins to secure his place in the finals.


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