Wednesday 19th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 71)

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Wednesday 19th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 71)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 April 2017.

C1: Champion Berkan Chelikhan (3 wins, 264 points.)
C2: Challenger Hannah Rodger. An Earth sciences student from Cranleigh, Surrey. Enjoys trampolining and studying volcanoes.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T S O A P L E S L
R02: Q R S I U R K E T
R03: 10, 6, 7, 5, 4, 25. Target: 562.
TTT: NUDEMINCE - "This is a hard one; it could take 10 years to get it."
R04: N W I E D R D U H
R05: O T L E U V E G Z
R06: 2, 5, 7, 3, 8, 25. Target: 462.
R07: T P I A A G R I L
R08: D E P M U N L A E
R09: 10, 8, 7, 6, 25, 100. Target: 695.
TTT: ARTGENIUS - "The art genius would put this somewhere on the canvas."
R10: Y A N S R E I F T
R11: N T A I R E N L T
R12: S F V I A X S U O
R13: E R S I E N M I H
R14: 7, 10, 5, 4, 8, 75. Target: 927.
R15: E G G F I N D I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S O A P L E S L

Berkan: PALLETS (7)
Hannah: STAPLES (7)
DC: PLOTLESS (8) APOSTLES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Seven for both players, as DC spot both available 8's.

Round 2: Q R S I U R K E T

Berkan: SQUIRE (6)
Hannah: SQUIRT (6)
DC: SQUIRTER (8) RUSTIER (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 16)

The scores remain level but Hannah could have extended her word for the darrenic max.

Round 3: 10, 6, 7, 5, 4, 25. Target: 562.

Berkan: 560. Mistake in working.
Hannah: 560. Mistake in working.
RR: 562. (6*10+25-4)*7-5 (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 26)

No points here as both players calculate wrongly. Rachel provides the solution.

Teatime teaser: NUDEMINCE -> DECENNIUM

Round 4: N W I E D R D U H

Berkan: HUNDRED (7)
Hannah: HINDER (6)
DC: REWIND (6) UNWIRED (7)
OT: UNDRIED (7)
Score: 20–13 (max 33)

A few sevens available, and Berkan takes the leads by finding one of them.

Round 5: O T L E U V E G Z

Berkan: VOGUE (5)
Hannah: GLOVE (5)
DC: VOLUTE (6)
OT: EVOLUTE (7) VELOUTE (7)
Score: 25–18 (max 40)

A tough selection yields 5 points each. DC stretch to a 6, but there were two 7's hidden.

Round 6: 2, 5, 7, 3, 8, 25. Target: 462.

Berkan: 462. (8-2)*3*25+5+7 (10)
Hannah: 462. (8-2)*3*25+5+7 (10)
Score: 35–28 (max 50)

No mistakes this time as both contestants get ten points.

Adam talks about the time he tried toe wrestling.

Round 7: T P I A A G R I L

Berkan: PARTIAL (7)
Hannah: PARTIAL (7)
DC: PIGTAIL (7)
OT: GAIATRI (7) PATRIAL (7) RAGTAIL (7) TILAPIA (7)
Score: 42–35 (max 57)

The players are both PARTIAL to a seven point increase on their scores.

Round 8: D E P M U N L A E

Berkan: LUMPED (6)
Hannah: LUMPED (6)
DC: DEPLUME (7)
OT: EMPLANED (8) ENPLUMED (8)
Score: 48–41 (max 65)

Six-a-piece keeps Berkan in a slim lead.

Round 9: 10, 8, 7, 6, 25, 100. Target: 695.

Berkan: 695. 100*7-10/(8-6) (10)
Hannah: 694.
Score: 58–41 (max 75)

Hannah can only get 1 away, so Berkan extends his lead to double figures.

Teatime teaser: ARTGENIUS -> SIGNATURE

Round 10: Y A N S R E I F T

Berkan: RETAINS (7)
Hannah: NASTIER (7)
DC: REINS (5) FAINTER (7)
OT: ARTYFIES (8)
Score: 65–48 (max 83)

The champion RETAINS his lead with both players getting sevens. A tough 8 was available.

Round 11: N T A I R E N L T

Berkan: INTERNAL (8)
Hannah: INTERNAL (8)
OT: INTRANET (8)
Score: 73–56 (max 91)

The players find one of the two eights.

OoW: Susie talks about the C-word (cancer) which originated from the ancient Greek word 'karkinos'.

Round 12: S F V I A X S U O

Berkan: AXIS (4)
Hannah: SOFAS (5)
DC: FOSSA (5)
OT: AVISOS (6) OUSIAS (6)
Score: 73–61 (max 97)

Hannah's five cuts Berkan's lead to 12 points. Is a late comeback on the cards?

Round 13: E R S I E N M I H

Berkan: SHINIER (7)
Hannah: MINERS (6)
DC: MENHIRS (7) ERMINES (7)
OT: MINERIES (8)
Score: 80–61 (max 105)

Hannah can only find a 6, allowing Berkan to take a 19 point lead going into the final numbers.

Round 14: 7, 10, 5, 4, 8, 75. Target: 927.

Berkan: 924. (5+7)*(8/4+75) (7)
Hannah: 932.
RR: 927. (75+10)*(4+7)-8 (10)
Score: 87–61 (max 115)

Hannah needed ten points here but can only get 5 away. Berkan gets 3 away to wrap up his 4th win.

Round 15: E G G F I N D I T

Berkan buzzes on 18 seconds to say FIDGETING which is correct.
Final Score: 97–61 (max 125)

And Berkan solves the conundrum to record his highest score.

He'll be back tomorrow, hoping to push on towards octochampdom.

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