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Friday 31 October 1986 (Series 10, Prelim 14)

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:55 am
by Joseph Krol
Countdown recap for Friday 31 October 1986.

C1: Challenger Harvey Freeman. (Yep, the famous one)
C2: Champion David Whiting.
DC: Freda Thornton and Lee Peck.
CV: Carol Vorderman.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S R H E A O T I N
R02: U E I R T M W S L
R03: T S G U O A R E P
R04: 100, 9, 5, 4, 2, 9. Target: 441.
R05: A O I S P T F G E
R06: S T R A I U P E X
R07: A E N S F N L T I
R08: 25, 8, 4, 4, 3, 9. Target: 887.
R09: E G I I N N U T Y * (conundrum)


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Enjoy the show.

Round 1: S R H E A O T I N

C1: NOTARIES (8)
C2: HORNIEST (8)
DC: HOARIEST (8)
OT: HORTENSIA (18) SENHORITA (18)
Score: 8–8 (max 18)

Round 2: U E I R T M W S L

C1: MUSTIER (7)
C2: MUSTIER (7)
DC: LUSTIER (7) MISRULE (7)
Score: 15–15 (max 25)

Round 3: T S G U O A R E P

C1: OUTRAGES (8)
C2: OUTRAGES (8)
OT: APTEROUS (8) GROUPSET (8) PORTAGES (8) POTAGERS (8)
Score: 23–23 (max 33)

Round 4: 100, 9, 5, 4, 2, 9. Target: 441.

C1: 441. ((100+9)*4)+5 (10)
C2: 441. Mistake in working.
Score: 33–23 (max 43)

Round 5: A O I S P T F G E

C1: SPIGOT (6)
C2: POSTAGE (7)
OT: ATOPIES (7) OPIATES (7)
Score: 33–30 (max 50)

Round 6: S T R A I U P E X

C1: PASTURE (7)
C2: PASTURE (7)
DC: PARTIES (7) PIRATES (7)
OT: SUPERTAX (8)
Score: 40–37 (max 58)

Round 7: A E N S F N L T I

C1: INFLATES (8)
C2: INFLATES (8)
OT: INFANTES (8)
Score: 48–45 (max 66)

Round 8: 25, 8, 4, 4, 3, 9. Target: 887.

C1: 888. (25*4*9)-8-4 (7)
C2: 885.
CV: 887. ((8+4)*25*3)-9-4 (10)
Score: 55–45 (max 76)

Round 9: E G I I N N U T Y *

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say INGENUITY which is correct.
Score: 65–45 (max 86)


Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=10

Re: Friday 31 October 1986 (Series 10, Prelim 14)

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:30 pm
by Johnny Canuck
Just imagine how subpar Harvey Freeman would look to Apterites if he missed that first-round 9 today.

Tangentially Related Note: I believe Round 3 was the first time the word APTEROUS was ever known to have been available in a game.