Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)

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Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:57 am

Countdown recap for Friday 5 January 2018.

C1: Champion Jacob Coventry-Peters (3 wins, 245 points.) A politics student who is learning his 7th language.
C2: Challenger Wendy Almond. A retired legal secretary from Lytham St Annes. Plays first clarinet in Fylde Sinfonia orchestra.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R L N A O E H D N
R02: R T S A U E Y P E
R03: 6, 9, 1, 7, 10, 25. Target: 364.
TTT: LOINTABLE - "The loin of pork on the table had been rolled into this."
R04: V R T A O A L T E
R05: D L W O A U S A N
R06: 1, 2, 8, 7, 100, 25. Target: 160.
R07: T S P E O E J G X
R08: G N L E I A D K S
R09: 9, 6, 1, 6, 5, 25. Target: 648.
TTT: ITICELAND - "It feels like Iceland outside; in fact, it's exactly like it."
R10: T D M D E U A T I
R11: C M R E O I T W B
R12: R F N M E A U E S
R13: N L T I A O S H E
R14: 4, 8, 10, 7, 9, 25. Target: 332.
R15: G O O L I B I T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R L N A O E H D N

Jacob: HANDLER (7)
Wendy: HANDLER (7)
DC: LARDON (6) LADRONE (7)
OT: NORLAND (7) RONDENA (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: R T S A U E Y P E

Jacob: PASTURE (7)
Wendy: SPEAR (5)
DC: REPEATS (7)
OT: SUPERATE (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 6, 9, 1, 7, 10, 25. Target: 364.

Jacob: 375.
Wendy: 295.
RR: 364. (10+7-9+6)*(25+1) (10)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LOINTABLE -> BALLOTINE

Round 4: V R T A O A L T E

Jacob: RATTLE (6)
Wendy: TRAVEL (6)
DC: LOVAT (5) LATTER (6)
OT: ROTAVATE (8)
Score: 20–13 (max 33)

Round 5: D L W O A U S A N

Jacob: UNLOADS (7)
Wendy: LAWNS (5)
DC: LANDAUS (7)
Score: 27–13 (max 40)

Round 6: 1, 2, 8, 7, 100, 25. Target: 160.

Jacob: 160. (7-1+100/25)*8*2 (10)
Wendy: 159.
Score: 37–13 (max 50)

Richard talks about when he trekked the north pole for TV show 71 degrees north.

Round 7: T S P E O E J G X

Jacob: EXPOSE (6)
Wendy: EXPOSE (6)
DC: SEXPOT (6)
OT: TOPEES (6)
Score: 43–19 (max 56)

Round 8: G N L E I A D K S

Jacob: DEALINGS (8)
Wendy: leakings
DC: DANGLES (7) DINGLES (7) KINDLES (7) KNAIDELS (8)
OT: DEALIGNS (8) LINKAGES (8) SANDLIKE (8)
Score: 51–19 (max 64)

Round 9: 9, 6, 1, 6, 5, 25. Target: 648.

Jacob: 650. (6*6-9-1)*25 (7)
Wendy: -
RR: 648. (5+6+1)*9*6 (10)
Score: 58–19 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: ITICELAND -> IDENTICAL

Round 10: T D M D E U A T I

Jacob: MUTATED (7)
Wendy: MUTATED (7)
DC: ADMITTED (8)
Score: 65–26 (max 82)

Round 11: C M R E O I T W B

Jacob: BITER (5)
Wendy: WORM (4)
DC: MICROBE (7)
OT: COMERIT (7) MORTICE (7)
Score: 70–26 (max 89)

Susie's origins of words discuss the origin of the expression 'paying through the nose'.

Round 12: R F N M E A U E S

Jacob: - (0)
Wendy: unframes
DC: MANURES (7) MEASURE (7)
OT: FRAENUMS (8) USERNAME (8)
Score: 70–26 (max 97)

Round 13: N L T I A O S H E

Jacob: HOTLINES (8)
Wendy: - (0)
DC: ELATION (7) HAILSTONE (18)
Score: 78–26 (max 115)

Round 14: 4, 8, 10, 7, 9, 25. Target: 332.

Jacob: 332. (10+4-(9-8))*25+7 (10)
Wendy: 303.
Score: 88–26 (max 125)

Round 15: G O O L I B I T S

Jacob buzzes on 2 seconds to say BIOLOGIST which is correct.
Final Score: 98–26 (max 135)


Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78

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