Friday 1st May 2009 (Series 60, Game 61)

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Friday 1st May 2009 (Series 60, Game 61)

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sat May 02, 2009 1:42 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 1 May 2009.

C1: Champion Hamish Williamson (2 wins, 208 points.)
C2: Challenger John Marsom.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth (Making his 300th appearance today in DC).
RR: Rachel Riley.
JS: Jeff Stelling.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M S U O N S A B I
R02: D Q N W A E O H P
R03: A N O D E T I P D
R04: K D L L A E U T A
R05: 75, 4, 4, 8, 8, 7. Target: 456.
TTT: LAMEGRIN - "Zola's novel in its early stages"
R06: N C N F E A A T E
R07: M G O A N I R X O
R08: R Y M R E I M O I
R09: A U R P E I C N O
R10: 25, 8, 3, 5, 5, 6. Target: 782.
TTT: DIREBEDS - "Sustenance for the peckish pecker"
R11: D T A R I R E U G
R12: T C T S E I E O R
R13: J E R A V L E T D
R14: 25, 10, 8, 7, 4, 3. Target: 542.
R15: B A N A L M I C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M S U O N S A B I

C1: BASINS (6)
C2: BASIN (5)
DC: OMNIBUS (7)
OT: BIOMASS (7) SUASION (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D Q N W A E O H P

C1: WEAPON (6)
C2: PHONED (6)
DC: PAWNED (6)
OT: DAPHNE (6)
Score: 12–6 (max 13)

Round 3: A N O D E T I P D

C1: POINTED (7)
C2: PAINTED (7)
DC: NOTEPAD (7) ANTIPODE (8)
Score: 19–13 (max 21)

Round 4: K D L L A E U T A

C1: ALLUDE (6)
C2: TALKED (6)
DC: ADULATE (7)
Score: 25–19 (max 28)

Round 5: 75, 4, 4, 8, 8, 7. Target: 456.

C1: -
C2: 461. Mistake in working.
RR: 456. (75 + 8 - 7) x ((8 / 4) + 4) (10)
JS: 456. (8 x 8 x 7) + 4 + 4
Score: 25–19 (max 38)

Teatime teaser: LAMEGRIN -> GERMINAL

Round 6: N C N F E A A T E

C1: FACET (5)
C2: CANTEEN (7)
OT: CATENANE (8)
Score: 25–26 (max 46)

Round 7: M G O A N I R X O

C1: ROAMING (7)
C2: MOORING (7)
OT: ROOMING (7)
Score: 32–33 (max 53)

Round 8: R Y M R E I M O I

C1: MEMORY (6)
C2: MEMORY (6)
OT: MEMOIR (6) RIMIER (6)
Score: 38–39 (max 59)

Round 9: A U R P E I C N O

C1: PRICE (5)
C2: PORCINE (7)
DC: CAPRINE (7) CAPONIER (8)
OT: APOCRINE (8) PROCAINE (8)
Score: 38–46 (max 67)

O.O.W. - Today Susie talked about the phrases "As Sick As A Dog" and "As Sick As A Parrot".

Round 10: 25, 8, 3, 5, 5, 6. Target: 782.

C1: 775. ((8 x 5) - 6 - 3) x 25 (5)
C2: -
RR: 782. (((25 x 6) + 8) x 5) - (5 + 3) (10)
Score: 43–46 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: DIREBEDS -> BIRDSEED

Round 11: D T A R I R E U G

C1: guitared
C2: TARRIED (7)
OT: GAUDIER (7) TARDIER (7) TRIAGED (7) TRUDGER (7)
Score: 43–53 (max 84)

Round 12: T C T S E I E O R

C1: ESOTERIC (8)
C2: triste
DC: COTERIES (8)
OT: COTTIERS (8)
Score: 51–53 (max 92)

Round 13: J E R A V L E T D

C1: AVERTED (7)
C2: VALETED (7)
OT: ALERTED (7) ALTERED (7) RELATED (7) TREADLE (7)
Score: 58–60 (max 99)

Round 14: 25, 10, 8, 7, 4, 3. Target: 542.

C1: 543. ((10 + 8 + 4) x 25) - 7 (7)
C2: -
RR: 542. (((4 x 3) + 10) x 25) - 8 (10)
Score: 65–60 (max 109)

Round 15: B A N A L M I C E

No one buzzes. The answer was IMBALANCE.
Score: 65–60 (max 119)


Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=60

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