Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

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Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 January 2018.

C1: Champion Mary Bainbridge (2 wins, 174 points.)
C2: Challenger Graeme Dryburgh-Cook. A Maths and Accounting faculty leader from Markinch, Fife. A Rugby player who also referees for Scottish Rugby Union.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R Y T I O E C T B
R02: P W D O E A N T G
R03: 4, 7, 1, 3, 2, 25. Target: 414.
TTT: CUPMYEARS - "If you solve this teaser, you might end up with a feeling of this."
R04: N T H I E U J N G
R05: D M N O E U T K I
R06: 9, 6, 1, 4, 6, 25. Target: 831.
R07: B R X O I O R R E
R08: T R T A E U G H N
R09: 5, 10, 2, 7, 3, 100. Target: 609.
TTT: CRASSHELM - "Her bracelet matches her personality; there's not a lot to it."
R10: R S M I A O Q D A
R11: F C M I E I Z L D
R12: S L S A O E L R N
R13: W T L A E I D S R
R14: 1, 2, 2, 9, 8, 25. Target: 801.
R15: E A S T R I D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R Y T I O E C T B

Mary: BITTER (6)
Graeme: biotec
DC: COTTIER (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P W D O E A N T G

Mary: PANTED (6)
Graeme: TWANGED (7)
DC: TOWAGE (6) WEAPON (6)
OT: NOTEPAD (7) PONDAGE (7) PONTAGE (7) TANGOED (7) TONEPAD (7)
Score: 6–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 4, 7, 1, 3, 2, 25. Target: 414.

Mary: 414. (1+3)*4*25+2*7 (10)
Graeme: 412.
Score: 16–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CUPMYEARS -> SUPREMACY

Round 4: N T H I E U J N G

Mary: HUNTING (7)
Graeme: HUNTING (7)
OT: UNHINGE (7)
Score: 23–14 (max 31)

Round 5: D M N O E U T K I

Mary: MOUNTED (7)
Graeme: MOUNTED (7)
DC: KNOUTED (7)
OT: OMNITUDE (8)
Score: 30–21 (max 39)

Round 6: 9, 6, 1, 4, 6, 25. Target: 831.

Mary: 831. (4*6+9)*25+6 (10)
Graeme: 834.
Score: 40–21 (max 49)

Raj tells a story about a stray dog urinating over clients furniture.

Round 7: B R X O I O R R E

Mary: BOXIER (6)
Graeme: BOXER (5)
Score: 46–21 (max 55)

Round 8: T R T A E U G H N

Mary: HAUNTER (7)
Graeme: tartan
DC: RETAUGHT (8)
OT: EARTHNUT (8) HEARTNUT (8)
Score: 53–21 (max 63)

Round 9: 5, 10, 2, 7, 3, 100. Target: 609.

Mary: 609. 2*3*100+10/5+7 (10)
Graeme: 609. (10)
Score: 63–31 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: CRASSHELM -> CHARMLESS

Round 10: R S M I A O Q D A

Mary: DRAMAS (6)
Graeme: DRAMS (5)
DC: DIORAMAS (8)
Score: 69–31 (max 81)

Round 11: F C M I E I Z L D

Mary: FILED (5)
Graeme: FIELD (5)
DC: FILMED (6) MIDLIFE (7)
OT: FILMIZED (8)
Score: 74–36 (max 89)

Susie's origins of words discuss the origin of the word 'Recipe'.

Round 12: S L S A O E L R N

Mary: LEARNS (6)
Graeme: REASONS (7)
DC: LASSOER (7) LOANERS (7) OARLESS (7)
OT: LLANEROS (8) ROSELLAS (8)
Score: 74–43 (max 97)

Round 13: W T L A E I D S R

Mary: RETAILS (7)
Graeme: SLATED (6)
DC: TRAILS (6) ASTRIDE (7) LARDIEST (8)
OT: REDTAILS (8)
Score: 81–43 (max 105)

Round 14: 1, 2, 2, 9, 8, 25. Target: 801.

Mary: 801. 2*2*25*8+1 (10)
Graeme: 801. (2+2)*25*8+1 (10)
Score: 91–53 (max 115)

Round 15: E A S T R I D E R

No one buzzes. The answer was DREARIEST.
Final Score: 91–53 (max 125)


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

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