Friday 17th December 2021 (Series 84, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Friday 17th December 2021 (Series 84, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Hey everybody! Sorry for being a bit absent for a while, college and life is important y'know! Anyhoo, here's the next QF!


Countdown recap for Friday 17 December 2021.

C1: Champion Florence Cappleman-Lynes (8 wins, 860 points.)
C2: Champion Jasamrit Rahala (7 wins, 727 points.)
DC: Adrian Chiles (sitting in for Susie Dent so that she can get tested for Covid)
AMI: Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon (sitting in for Rachel Riley so that she can tend to her pregnancy)
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H E N A S E L G D
R02: R U O S A H O I T
R03: 100, 75, 25, 6, 10, 5. Target: 637.
TTT: OUZOYANK - "When it comes to wrestling, he's the big daddy."
R04: D E X O E R P T C
R05: L I R I T O S I L
R06: 75, 25, 50, 100, 4, 1. Target: 358.
R07: M A T E R A V E U
R08: R E O G N T I O S
R09: 25, 8, 3, 9, 2, 4. Target: 610.
TTT: NAMEITEM - "The intervening period in Greenwich, perhaps."
R10: G C I U R M A T O
R11: G I S E L O T E A
R12: N S E A O D O E T
R13: W I S E Q I N P M
R14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 10, 9. Target: 702.
R15: M I C R O F U R C (conundrum)


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Round 1: H E N A S E L G D

Florence: DANGLES (7)
Jasamrit: LEASHED (7)
DC: GNASHED (7)
OT: LEHENGAS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

A seven from both individuals puts them on the board to start! But the eight sneaks past everybody!

LEHENGA: A full ankle-length skirt worn by Indian women, usually on formal or ceremonial occasions.

Round 2: R U O S A H O I T

Florence: AUTHORS (7)
Jasamrit: STAIR (5)
OT: OUTSOAR (7) RIOTOUS (7) ROUTISH (7) SAUTOIR (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

There's the break-off!

Round 3: 100, 75, 25, 6, 10, 5. Target: 637.

Florence: 637. (100 − 75) × 25 + 6 × 10 ÷ 5 (10)
Jasamrit: 637. (100 + 5) × 6 + 10 − 75 ÷ 25 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: OUZOYANK -> YOKOZUNA

Round 4: D E X O E R P T C

Florence: EXPORTED (8)
Jasamrit: EXPORTED (8)
DC: PROCEED (7)
OT: EXPECTOR (8)
Score: 32–25 (max 33)

Round 5: L I R I T O S I L

Florence: TROLLS (6)
Jasamrit: STROLL (6)
OT: IRITIS' (6) TRILLS (6)
Score: 38–31 (max 39)

Nothing but sixes from this round, not even an obscure seven!

IRITIS: Inflammation of the iris of the eye.

Round 6: 75, 25, 50, 100, 4, 1. Target: 358.

Florence: 358. (75 + 1) × 4 + 50 + 100 ÷ 25 (10)
Jasamrit: 357.
Score: 48–31 (max 49)

DCB1- Adrian's bought a puppy over lockdown and the experience with it.

Round 7: M A T E R A V E U

Florence: AMATEUR (7)
Jasamrit: EATER (5)
OT: AUREATE (7)
Score: 55–31 (max 56)

Florence breaks away even more with another seven!

AUREATE: Made of or having the colour of gold.

Round 8: R E O G N T I O S

Florence: ROOSTING (8)
Jasamrit: ROOSTING (8)
OT: GENITORS (8) ROSETING (8) SNOOTIER (8) TRIGONES (8)
Score: 63–39 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 8, 3, 9, 2, 4. Target: 610.

Florence: 610. (25 × 8 + 4) × 3 − 2 (10)
Jasamrit: 610. (8 × 25 + 2) × 3 + 4 (10)
Score: 73–49 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: NAMEITEM -> MEANTIME

Round 10: G C I U R M A T O

Florence: GOURAMI (7)
Jasamrit: gromit
OT: MARIGOT (7) MAROTIC (7) TRAGIUM (7)
Score: 80–49 (max 81)

Unlucky for Jasamrit with the risk, but it's Florence who takes the Wensleydale cheese in this round with a fish!

Round 11: G I S E L O T E A

Florence: ELEGIAST (8)
Jasamrit: LEGATES (7)
OT: ALIGOTES (8)
Score: 88–49 (max 89)

Round 12: N S E A O D O E T

Florence: ODONATES (8)
Jasamrit: ODONATES (8)
OT: ONSTEEAD (8)
Score: 96–57 (max 97)

ONSTEEAD: The farmhouse and other buildings belonging to a farm; a farmstead.

DCB2 - conversion to Catholicism

Round 13: W I S E Q I N P M

Florence: SWINE (5)
Jasamrit: SPINE (5)
OT: IMINE (5) IMPIS (5) MIENS (5) MINES (5) MINIS (5) MINSE (5) NISEI (5) PEINS (5) PENIS (5) PINES (5) SEWIN (5) SINEW (5) SNIPE (5) SWIPE (5) WIMPS (5) WINES (5) WIPES (5)
Score: 101–62 (max 102)

What a field of fives here, especially you know what ;) ...

IMPIS, which are bodies of Zulu warriors. What five did you think I was referencing?

Round 14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 10, 9. Target: 702.

Florence: 702. 9 × 75 + 25 + 100 ÷ 50 (10)
Jasamrit: 700.
Score: 111–62 (max 112)

Round 15: M I C R O F U R C

Florence buzzes on 4 seconds to say CRUCIFORM which is correct.
Final Score: 121–62 (max 122)

What an absolutely MARVELOUS game from Florence! Only dropped one point throughout the whole game, more than enough to book yourself in for the SFs! Take nothing away from Jasamrit though, he played a very good game against her and kept a solid pace behind her.

The fourth and final quarter-final is coming up soon between Jeremy and Matt, and after that it's the semis! So far we've got:

Ahmed "Arsenal Madman" Mohamed vs. Whoever Wins QF 4

Stu "!" Harkness vs. Florence "Figure Cruncher" Cappleman-Lynes

For now, see you later with the first semi-final!

Game Statistics

Florence Cappleman-Lynes:
Score - 121
Raw Score - 121
Maxes - 14 :o 8-)

Jasamrit Rahala:
Score - 62
Raw Score - 93
Maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=84
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