Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

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Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:03 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 3 January 2018.

C1: Champion Jacob Coventry-Peters (1 win, 91 points.) A politics students looking to learn his 7th language.
C2: Challenger Shelagh Addis. A retired cathedral guide from Wells.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N R I O A M R E
R02: M V W U A E L D O
R03: 7, 10, 7, 1, 6, 25. Target: 854.
TTT: TOSCAPIER - "She was offered tickets to see "Tosca" on the pier, but she wasn't into this type of thing."
R04: G N F I A O D J E
R05: L D P I A U E N V
R06: 4, 5, 10, 6, 3, 100. Target: 662.
R07: G R K A E E Q L H
R08: P G L U E O U S W
R09: 2, 5, 10, 7, 8, 25. Target: 829.
TTT: BORNHATER - "He was a born hater, and everything seemed this to him."
R10: T C X N A E A I S
R11: Y H S O E A R T T
R12: C T L M E U O T I
R13: S N T E A E D R S
R14: 6, 1, 6, 8, 100, 75. Target: 682.
R15: B I G M E R L I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N R I O A M R E

Jacob: MOANIER (7)
Shelagh: MARINER (7)
DC: RAIMENT (7) TERRAIN (7)
OT: ANTERIOR (8) ROMANITE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: M V W U A E L D O

Jacob: VALUED (6)
Shelagh: MAULED (6)
DC: MAUVE (5) VALUED (6)
OT: VOLUMED (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 7, 10, 7, 1, 6, 25. Target: 854.

Jacob: -
Shelagh: -
RR: 854. ((6-1)*25-(10-7))*7 (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TOSCAPIER -> OPERATICS

Round 4: G N F I A O D J E

Jacob: FANGED (6)
Shelagh: JOINED (6)
DC: FEIJOA (6) GAINED (6)
OT: ADJIGO (6) ADJOIN (6) ADOING (6) DEFANG (6) FADING (6) GANOID (6)
Score: 19–19 (max 31)

Round 5: L D P I A U E N V

Jacob: UNPAID (6)
Shelagh: VALUED (6)
DC: UNALIVE (7)
OT: PALUDINE (8)
Score: 25–25 (max 39)

Round 6: 4, 5, 10, 6, 3, 100. Target: 662.

Jacob: 660.
Shelagh: 662. (100+10)*6+5-3 (10)
Score: 25–35 (max 49)

Richard talks about interviewing Priscilla Presley on the 40th anniversary of Elvis' passing.

Round 7: G R K A E E Q L H

Jacob: LEAKER (6)
Shelagh: HEALER (6)
DC: REGALE (6)
OT: GALERE (6)
Score: 31–41 (max 55)

Round 8: P G L U E O U S W

Jacob: GULPS (5)
Shelagh: LOUSE (5)
DC: GOSPEL (6) POGUES (6)
OT: PLOGUES (7)
Score: 36–46 (max 62)

Round 9: 2, 5, 10, 7, 8, 25. Target: 829.

Jacob: 827. (7*5-2)*25+10-8 (7)
Shelagh: 829. Mistake in working.
RR: 829. (25*5-8)*7+10 (10)
Score: 43–46 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: BORNHATER -> ABHORRENT

Round 10: T C X N A E A I S

Jacob: candies
Shelagh: EXIST (5)
DC: ESTANCIA (8)
Score: 43–51 (max 80)

Round 11: Y H S O E A R T T

Jacob: SHATTER (7)
Shelagh: THREATS (7)
DC: EARSHOT (7) HATTERY (7) RHEOSTAT (8)
Score: 50–58 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of slang-type names for old coins eg. Bob, Tanner.

Round 12: C T L M E U O T I

Jacob: CUTLET (6)
Shelagh: MOTTLE (6)
DC: TOTEMIC (7)
OT: TIMEOUT (7)
Score: 56–64 (max 95)

Round 13: S N T E A E D R S

Jacob: STANDEES (8)
Shelagh: TENDERS (7)
DC: DEARNESS (8)
OT: ASSENTED (8) ASSENTER (8) ASSERTED (8) DEARESTS (8) EARNESTS (8) ESTRANES (8) SARSENET (8) STANDERS (8) STERANES (8)
Score: 64–64 (max 103)

Round 14: 6, 1, 6, 8, 100, 75. Target: 682.

Jacob: 682. 6*100+75+6+1 (10)
Shelagh: 682. 6*100+75+6+1 (10)
Score: 74–74 (max 113)

Round 15: B I G M E R L I N

Jacob buzzes on 6 seconds to say LIMBERING which is correct.
Final Score: 84–74 (max 123)


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