Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)

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Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:43 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 January 2018.

C1: Champion Mary Bainbridge (3 wins, 265 points.) Retired teacher from Lechlade, Gloucestershire.
C2: Challenger Amit Amin. A risk and control manager from Mytchett, Surrey. Tottenham Hotspur fan who also enjoys cricket.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L S I E A P N E
R02: D W U R I E L N A
R03: 10, 5, 4, 1, 7, 100. Target: 874.
TTT: ADULTFREE - "The adult wanted a free ride in life, and never paid any of his debts."
R04: Z H O E N R G O I
R05: K E D O G E T P M
R06: 7, 8, 3, 5, 6, 100. Target: 612.
R07: T R I U V R T O E
R08: D R A S I E M F A
R09: 2, 3, 6, 4, 1, 75. Target: 106.
TTT: RIDEATEND - "The ride was at its end, so naturally, he got off."
R10: J T H E O T N A P
R11: P M D E A E S M S
R12: A B R S I E Y R S
R13: C I L E N R A N D
R14: 6, 1, 6, 50, 75, 25. Target: 432.
R15: N O R M A G I N O (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L S I E A P N E

Mary: PLEASES (7)
Amit: SALINE (6)
DC: PENALISES (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: D W U R I E L N A

Mary: UNWIRED (7)
Amit: durile
DC: LAUNDER (7) UNRAILED (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 10, 5, 4, 1, 7, 100. Target: 874.

Mary: 872. Mistake in working.
Amit: -
RR: 874. (100-(7+5+1))*10+4 (10)
Score: 14–0 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ADULTFREE -> DEFAULTER

Round 4: Z H O E N R G O I

Mary: ZEROING (7)
Amit: ZEROING (7)
OT: HORIZON (7)
Score: 21–7 (max 43)

Round 5: K E D O G E T P M

Mary: PODGE (5)
Amit: MOPED (5)
DC: TEMPED (6)
OT: GEEKDOM (7)
Score: 26–12 (max 50)

Round 6: 7, 8, 3, 5, 6, 100. Target: 612.

Mary: 612. 6*100+7+5 (10)
Amit: 612. 6*100+7+5 (10)
Score: 36–22 (max 60)

Raj talks about the best items he's bought including Lord Nelson's will, Muhammad Ali's army boots and the Spurs sign from outside White Hart Lane.

Round 7: T R I U V R T O E

Mary: ROUTER (6)
Amit: VIRTUE (6)
DC: TRIVET (6) ROUTIER (7)
OT: OUVRIER (7) RUTTIER (7) TORTURE (7)
Score: 42–28 (max 67)

Round 8: D R A S I E M F A

Mary: FRAMED (6)
Amit: mardies
DC: ADMIRES (7) MISREAD (7)
OT: MISFARED (8)
Score: 48–28 (max 75)

Round 9: 2, 3, 6, 4, 1, 75. Target: 106.

Mary: 106. (2+6)*4-1+75 (10)
Amit: 106. (2+6)*4-1+75 (10)
Score: 58–38 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: RIDEATEND -> DETRAINED

Round 10: J T H E O T N A P

Mary: THANE (5)
Amit: NEATH (5)
DC: PHAETON (7) PHONATE (7)
Score: 63–43 (max 92)

Round 11: P M D E A E S M S

Mary: MASSED (6)
Amit: MASSED (6)
DC: SPAMMED (7) SPASMED (7)
OT: PESADES (7)
Score: 69–49 (max 99)

Susie's origin of words discusses English words taken from the Tongan language including 'Taboo' and 'Tattoo'.

Round 12: A B R S I E Y R S

Mary: BRASSIER (8)
Amit: brasiers
Score: 77–49 (max 107)

Round 13: C I L E N R A N D

Mary: LANCED (6)
Amit: dancier
DC: CRANNIED (8) INLANDER (8)
Score: 83–49 (max 115)

Round 14: 6, 1, 6, 50, 75, 25. Target: 432.

Mary: 444.
Amit: -
RR: 432. (75-25*6/50)*6 (10)
Score: 83–49 (max 125)

Round 15: N O R M A G I N O

No one buzzes. The answer was MAROONING.
Final Score: 83–49 (max 135)


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

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