Tuesday 18th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 70)

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Tuesday 18th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 70)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Mon May 15, 2017 8:31 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 April 2017.

C1: Champion Berkan Chelikhan (2 wins, 178 points.)
C2: Challenger Matt Windsor. A chartered accountant from Southampton. Plays poker and was once on the same table as Matt Le Tissier.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N Q U E O T M L D
R02: T A R O T E N O L
R03: 2, 10, 3, 10, 8, 75. Target: 524.
TTT: CLIENTAGE - "The age of the client had nothing to do with his illness; it was hereditary."
R04: S I T U R E M A D
R05: L H B I E N A I W
R06: 8, 5, 9, 10, 1, 100. Target: 594.
R07: I S L R A E A D C
R08: R U Y A S E M O V
R09: 10, 6, 9, 4, 9, 25. Target: 142.
TTT: RUGBYDATE - "Due to financial constraints, he took his date to a rugby match."
R10: G A R E F I N U R
R11: O S K A V Z O A S
R12: J E P I B E S U R
R13: S T E X A I T E G
R14: 4, 7, 1, 10, 10, 75. Target: 639.
R15: D I R T W A S T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N Q U E O T M L D

Berkan: MOUNTED (7)
Matt: QUOTED (6)
DC: DEMOUNT (7) MOULTED (7)
OT: MOUNDLET (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

With Matt stuck on six, Berkan takes an early lead.

Round 2: T A R O T E N O L

Berkan: ROTATE (6)
Matt: RATTLE (6)
DC: NATTER (6) ORTOLAN (7)
OT: TOLERANT (8)
Score: 13–6 (max 16)

The contestants get a six each, but the darrenic eight is missed by the studio.

Round 3: 2, 10, 3, 10, 8, 75. Target: 524.

Berkan: 524. (10-3)*75-((10-8)/2) (10)
Matt: 524. (10-3)*75-((10-8)/2) (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 26)

A perfect solve by both players keeps the gap at 7.

Teatime teaser: CLIENTAGE -> GENETICAL

Round 4: S I T U R E M A D

Berkan: MATURES (7)
Matt: MISTER (6)
DC: MATURED (7) MARDIEST (8) MUDIRATES (18)
Score: 30–16 (max 44)

Berkan's lead matures to 14. DC get the chance to shine with the 9.

Round 5: L H B I E N A I W

Berkan: WHILE (5)
Matt: INHALE (6)
DC: WAHINE (6)
OT: AWHILE (6) BAILIE (6) BEWAIL (6) HABILE (6) INWALE (6) LABNEH (6)
Score: 30–22 (max 50)

Berkan can only see a five, allowing Matt to pull back to within 10.

Round 6: 8, 5, 9, 10, 1, 100. Target: 594.

Berkan: 594. (100+10+9)*5-1 (10)
Matt: 598.
Score: 40–22 (max 60)

Berkan re-establishes his double point lead with a good solve.

Adam tells us about rare animals in his family's collection and how they were used in films, including oxen in Braveheart and a pig in 101 Dalmatians.

Round 7: I S L R A E A D C

Berkan: RADIALS (7)
Matt: RAILED (6)
DC: SALARIED (8) RADICALS (8)
OT: ALCAIDES (8) CALDERAS (8) DESCRIAL (8) RADIALES (8) RADICELS (8) RADICLES (8) SIDALCEA (8)
Score: 47–22 (max 68)

Berkan is looking comfortable as his 7 extends his lead to 25 points. Lots of 8's were available though.

Round 8: R U Y A S E M O V

Berkan: SAVOUR (6)
Matt: MOVERS (6)
DC: SAVOURY (7) OVERSAY (7)
OT: MOUSERY (7) VOYEURS (7)
Score: 53–28 (max 75)

Six-a-piece here. DC point out Berkan could have added the Y to his word.

Round 9: 10, 6, 9, 4, 9, 25. Target: 142.

Berkan: 141. 25*6-10+9/9 (7)
Matt: 141. 25*6-9 (7)
RR: 142. 25*6-(9+9-10) (10)
Score: 60–35 (max 85)

Rachel is allowed to take the glory, as both players get 1-away.

Teatime teaser: RUGBYDATE -> BUDGETARY

Round 10: G A R E F I N U R

Berkan: FEARING (7)
Matt: FEARING (7)
DC: GUNFIRE (7)
OT: ANGRIER (7) EARRING (7) FERRIAN (7) FIGURAE (7) FRANGER (7) FURRING (7) GRAINER (7) GRANFER (7) RANGIER (7) REARING (7) REFRAIN (7) REFUGIA (7)
Score: 67–42 (max 92)

The contestants won't have been FEARING losing this round as 7 was the max.

Round 11: O S K A V Z O A S

Berkan: KAZOOS (6)
Matt: -
Score: 73–42 (max 98)

An excellent spot from Berkan leaves him looking very comfortable for his 3rd win.

Oow: Susie talks about the origin of the word 'ballot'.

Round 12: J E P I B E S U R

Berkan: BRUISE (6)
Matt: BUSIER (6)
DC: SUPERB (6)
OT: BURPEES (7)
Score: 79–48 (max 105)

Six each for the players leaves Matt needing a nine in the last letters game.


Round 13: S T E X A I T E G

Berkan: TAXIS (5)
Matt: GESTATE (7)
DC: EXEATS (6)
OT: AETITES (7) TAGETES (7)
Score: 79–55 (max 112)

Matt cuts the gap with a good spot, but his 24 point deficit is unassailable.

Round 14: 4, 7, 1, 10, 10, 75. Target: 639.

Berkan: 640. ((7+1)*75)+(10*4) (7)
Matt: -
RR: 639. (75-4)*(10-1) (10)
Score: 86–55 (max 122)

Rachel has to show us how it's done, as Matt blanks and Berkan is 1-away.

Round 15: D I R T W A S T E

No one buzzes. The answer was TAWDRIEST.
Final Score: 86–55 (max 132)

Neither player get's the conundrum.

Berkan will be happy to have his first non-crucial conundrum, and will be hoping to not face them in any future wins.


Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76

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