Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

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Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 January 2018.

C1: Champion Mary Bainbridge (1 win, 87 points.) A retired teacher from Lechlade.
C2: Challenger Glen Burke. A credit control handler from Dublin. A golfer with a 13 handicap who once got a hole-in-one.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T N A O A T C E
R02: Y R S U A E M I K
R03: 1, 5, 3, 7, 4, 100. Target: 888.
TTT: MISSEMOTE - "You don't always spot the answer, just every now and again."
R04: V L R E A E J L I
R05: M G H U I O N T N
R06: 10, 1, 3, 10, 2, 75. Target: 811.
R07: S N S A U E G D A
R08: R N T O E A S M T
R09: 4, 5, 7, 3, 10, 50. Target: 103.
TTT: NIGHTMORE - "She's getting up a lot more in the night to look after her new baby."
R10: F M V E U I D S R
R11: T A N O W H I P E
R12: A I E D P S I M Q
R13: L T E A S E F R G
R14: 8, 3, 2, 5, 6, 9. Target: 483.
R15: R U S T E D P O P (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T N A O A T C E

Mary: NOTATE (6)
Glen: ENACT (5)
DC: CONTENT (7)
OT: ANNOTATE (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Y R S U A E M I K

Mary: MAKERS (6)
Glen: MISERY (6)
DC: MUSKIER (7)
OT: MAKIYES (7) MUSIKER (7) RAMKIES (7) RIMAYES (7) RUMAKIS (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 1, 5, 3, 7, 4, 100. Target: 888.

Mary: 888. (4+7+100)*(5+3) (10)
Glen: 890.
Score: 22–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MISSEMOTE -> SOMETIMES

Round 4: V L R E A E J L I

Mary: LEAVER (6)
Glen: REVEAL (6)
DC: JAILER (6) RELIVE (6)
OT: LEALER (6) RELLIE (6) REVILE (6) VEALER (6) VIELLE (6)
Score: 28–12 (max 31)

Round 5: M G H U I O N T N

Mary: MOUNTING (8)
Glen: MOUNTING (8)
DC: HUNTING (7) NOTHING (7) MOUTHING (8)
Score: 36–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 10, 1, 3, 10, 2, 75. Target: 811.

Mary: 811. Mistake in working.
Glen: 811. (3*2+75)*10+1 (10)
Score: 36–30 (max 49)

Raj talks about how his interest in antiques started aged 10.

Round 7: S N S A U E G D A

Mary: SAUSAGE (7)
Glen: GASSED (6)
DC: AGENDAS (7) ASSUAGED (8)
Score: 43–30 (max 57)

Round 8: R N T O E A S M T

Mary: MATRONS (7)
Glen: ornaments
DC: TOASTER (7) STOREMAN (8)
OT: MAROTTES (8) MONASTER (8) MONSTERA (8) MONTERAS (8) NEARMOST (8) NORTMAST (8) TORMENTS (8)
Score: 50–30 (max 65)

Round 9: 4, 5, 7, 3, 10, 50. Target: 103.

Mary: 103. (7-5)*50+3 (10)
Glen: 103. (5-3)*50+10-7 (10)
Score: 60–40 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: NIGHTMORE -> MOTHERING

Round 10: F M V E U I D S R

Mary: FIVERS (6)
Glen: DRIVES (6)
DC: DIVERS (6) FERVID (6)
OT: DEMURS (6) DERMIS (6) DIMERS (6) ERUVIM (6) FEMURS (6) FIRMED (6) FUMIER (6) FURIES (6) MEDIUS (6) MUDIFS (6) MUDIRS (6) MURIDS (6) MURSID (6) REDIFS (6) RUDIES (6) SURFED (6) SURFIE (6) VERISM (6) VERMIS (6)
Score: 66–46 (max 81)

Round 11: T A N O W H I P E

Mary: WHITEN (6)
Glen: pantie
DC: PHONATE (7)
OT: HAPTINE (7) PHAETON (7)
Score: 72–46 (max 88)

Susie's origins of words discuss the origin of the expression 'to take the gilt off the gingerbread'.

Round 12: A I E D P S I M Q

Mary: SPADE (5)
Glen: AIMED (5)
DC: MAIDS (5)
OT: MISPAID (7)
Score: 77–51 (max 95)


Round 13: L T E A S E F R G

Mary: felters
Glen: GRAFTS (6)
DC: GREASE (6) REFLATES (8)
Score: 77–57 (max 103)

Round 14: 8, 3, 2, 5, 6, 9. Target: 483.

Mary: 483. 8*6*5*2+3 (10)
Glen: 483. 8*6*5*2+3 (10)
Score: 87–67 (max 113)

Round 15: R U S T E D P O P

Glen buzzes on 11 seconds to say SUPPORTED which is correct.
Final Score: 87–77 (max 123)


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

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