Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)

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Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:05 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 January 2018.

C1: Champion Jacob Coventry-Peters (2 wins, 175 points.) A politics student from Newcastle.
C2: Challenger Anthony McLaughlin. A school cover supervisor from Leeds. Referees football and Gaelic football.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z R S T I I D E P
R02: L F N O E A T R E
R03: 9, 10, 5, 9, 2, 50. Target: 792.
TTT: FATEDSEMI - "He thought his team were fated to lose in the semi-final because he suffered from this."
R04: N O B I D R E P M
R05: S S B M A U I R A
R06: 1, 2, 10, 6, 7, 100. Target: 880.
R07: N I R T I E H M F
R08: S I E W G I S N K
R09: 7, 6, 8, 2, 9, 25. Target: 360.
TTT: IFDRAGONS - "Even if dragons come charging towards her, she'll stay calm due to this."
R10: T O I X M A S O T
R11: W N G U E O P C S
R12: D J G I E O T M L
R13: D L C I E U Q R V
R14: 9, 1, 2, 10, 9, 100. Target: 592.
R15: V I T T A R O O M (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z R S T I I D E P

Jacob: STRIPED (7)
Anthony: STRIDE (6)
DC: SPIRITED (8) SPRITZED (8)
OT: RIPTIDES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

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

Jacob: FLOATER (7)
Anthony: LOANER (6)
DC: ETERNAL (7) REFLATE (7)
OT: AERONEF (7) ALTERNE (7) ENTERAL (7) FLOREAT (7) FRONTAL (7) OFTENER (7) REFLOAT (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 9, 10, 5, 9, 2, 50. Target: 792.

Jacob: 791. (9+5+2)*50-9 (7)
Anthony: 790.
RR: 792. (50-10)/5*(9+2)*9 (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FATEDSEMI -> DEFEATISM

Round 4: N O B I D R E P M

Jacob: BINDER (6)
Anthony: MORBID (6)
DC: PRIMED (6) POINDER (7)
OT: BIRDMEN (7) BROMIDE (7) BROMINE (7) MINORED (7) PONERID (7)
Score: 27–6 (max 32)

Round 5: S S B M A U I R A

Jacob: RUMBAS (6)
Anthony: BRASS (5)
DC: SAMURAIS (8)
Score: 33–6 (max 40)

Round 6: 1, 2, 10, 6, 7, 100. Target: 880.

Jacob: 880. (100+10)*(6+2) (10)
Anthony: -
Score: 43–6 (max 50)

Richard talks about when he appeared on Star-boot-sale selling tat for charity.

Round 7: N I R T I E H M F

Jacob: INTERIM (7)
Anthony: MITRE (5)
DC: MITHER (6) MINTIER (7)
OT: INHERIT (7) NIFTIER (7) TERMINI (7)
Score: 50–6 (max 57)

Round 8: S I E W G I S N K

Jacob: SKEWING (7)
Anthony: sewings
DC: KISSING (7) SWINGES (7)
OT: KINESIS (7) KINGIES (7) SEISING (7) SKINGES (7) WINKIES (7) WISSING (7)
Score: 57–6 (max 64)

Round 9: 7, 6, 8, 2, 9, 25. Target: 360.

Jacob: 360. Mistake in working.
Anthony: 350. (8+6)*2 (5)
RR: 360. (8+7+25)*9 (10)
Score: 57–11 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: IFDRAGONS -> SANGFROID

Round 10: T O I X M A S O T

Jacob: tomatos
Anthony: TOAST (5)
DC: ATOMIST (7)
Score: 57–16 (max 81)

Round 11: W N G U E O P C S

Jacob: POUNCES (7)
Anthony: SCOPE (5)
DC: POGUES (6) SPONGE (6)
OT: GOWPENS (7)
Score: 64–16 (max 88)

Susie's origins of words discusses the origins of the names of foreign coins.

Round 12: D J G I E O T M L

Jacob: JILTED (6)
Anthony: TOILED (6)
DC: GIMLET (6) MOTILE (6)
OT: GODLET (6) JOLTED (6) MELOID (6) MIDGET (6) MOILED (6)
Score: 70–22 (max 94)

Round 13: D L C I E U Q R V

Jacob: licquer
Anthony: viced
DC: CURVED (6) DRIVEL (6)
OT: QUIRLED (7)
Score: 70–22 (max 101)

Round 14: 9, 1, 2, 10, 9, 100. Target: 592.

Jacob: 590.
Anthony: 591. (9-1-2)*100-9 (7)
OT: 591. (100/2+9)10+1 (7)
Score: 70–29 (max 108)

Round 15: V I T T A R O O M

No one buzzes. The answer was MOTIVATOR.
Final Score: 70–29 (max 118)


Further summaries are at:
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