COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

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COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:55 pm

The fifth COREA (Countdown in Reading) is on the Saturday of Easter weekend, 26th March 2016, in Woodley in Reading.

Details at at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea16

We will be raising money for the Mityana Charity, who work in a poor part of Uganda, and so will not be part of FOCAL.

Skip past the pre-event info for the recaps
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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:59 pm

You can count me in. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:24 am

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:47 am

Tony Atkins wrote:The fifth COREA (Countdown in Reading) is on the Saturday of Easter weekend
But is it Easter Saturday?

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Heather Styles » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:04 pm

In, please.

"But is it Easter Saturday?" Good question. I'll link you to this Huffington Post article http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11 ... 69526.html with a trigger warning that it a) includes a gallery of "19 Creepy Easter Bunnies" (upsetting to anyone of sane mind - I mean, is there such a thing as a totally non-creepy Easter Bunny?) and b) neglects to mention the entirety of Orthodox Christian tradtion.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Stewart Gordon » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:33 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:The fifth COREA (Countdown in Reading) is on the Saturday of Easter weekend
But is it Easter Saturday?
Don't start that again.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Jack Worsley » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:20 pm

Neither Worsley will be there this year, unfortunately, but I wish everyone well and I'm sure it will be a great success as always.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Giles » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:48 pm

I have to report neither Hutchings will be there this year too. Seems that parents' anniversaries have to be celebrated or something.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:22 pm

It's obviously a time for bad news. Neither Saldanha brother (Allan or Richard) will be present.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Lisa Hermann » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:16 pm

The news improves slightly - no Hermanns either!
Because Easter is early this year, the 'Easter' holidays are after Easter - so I won't be in Reading as usual! Sadly, the inaugural winner of the Fighting Spirit award, Oliver Hermann, won't be able to defend his title because of 'A' Level revision (a likely story)

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Paul Erdunast » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:35 pm

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Catriona Cappleman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:03 pm

Hi, Tony, I can come too.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Chris Marshall » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:18 pm

Hotel booked. Count me in 8-)

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Adam Dexter » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:23 pm

Anyone going to this want to grab some food after? My train is 20:23 so would need to be swift (no George for me this year :( ) - looks like an O'Neills near to the station though so that could be good
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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Adam Dexter » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:13 pm

Also, is anyone getting in to Reading station at about 10? Be nice to have a travelling buddy for the bus (cuz they is so big n scary)
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Post by Peter Clarke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:47 am

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Post by Peter Clarke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:Also, is anyone getting in to Reading station at about 10? Be nice to have a travelling buddy for the bus (cuz they is so big n scary)
I should be arriving there around then. I am also planning to catch the same bus.

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Post by Robert Foster » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:44 pm

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Thanks to the 15 people who came today and raised over £200 for charity.

Congrats to Tom Cappleman who got BOMBSHELL as a crucial conundrum to beat Paul Erdunast 94-85 in a close final.

Results at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea16/results.html

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:12 pm

Recaps from COREA 2016

COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 1

C1: Alan Styles.
C2: Graeme Cole.
OT: Other words.
NO: Sample number solutions.

R01: G N T E E I S U T
R02: N S N V E O A N E
R03: 100, 50, 3, 2, 8, 4. Target: 866.
R04: S T P O E O N R U
R05: T B E I D I K C G
R06: 50, 2, 5, 8 , 9 , 6. Target: 143.
R07: L F O U T L E A D
R08: G C T E I E O L A
R09: 50, 7, 2, 1, 1, 4. Target: 942.
R10: Y Q L C E A I G S
R11: D N B A A I W D E
R12: R B P E A E R A M
R13: F D M R I A O U N
R14: 75, 10, 4, 2, 7, 3. Target: 391.
R15: W H A T R O D E O (conundrum)


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Round 1: G N T E E I S U T

C1: GUTTIES (7)
C2: TESTING (7)
OT: EUGENIST (8)
Score: 7-7 (max 8)

Tom, Rob and Paul get the eight, but both players here get seven.

Round 2: N S N V E O A N E

C1: nonanes (0)
C2: NOVENAS (7)
OT: NOSEANE, NONENES (7)
Score: 7-14 (max 15)

Graeme takes the lead with some prayers, but Alan is one letter out with his chemical.

Round 3: 100, 50, 3, 2, 8, 4. Target: 866.

C1: 868 (0)
C2: 866 (10)
NO: (100+2)x8+50
Score: 7-24 (max 25)

Graeme solves the numbers too.

Round 4: S T P O E O N R U

C1: POSTERN (7)
C2: NOVENAS (7)
OT: TROPONES (8)
Score: 14–31 (max 33)

Paul was the only player to get the eight here.

Round 5: T B E I D I K C G

C1: TICKED (6)
C2: TICKED (6)
OT: CITIED (6)
Score: 20–37 (max 39)

Only one six here as dickie is not valid.

Round 6: 50, 2, 5, 8 , 9 , 6. Target: 143.

C1: 143 (10)
C2: 143 (10)
NO: (50x(9-6))-5-2
Score: 30–47 (max 49)

A few ways of making this target.

Round 7: L F O U T L E A D

C1: FLOUTED (7)
C2: DEFAULT (7)
OT: DOLEFUL (7), FALLOUT (7), FAULTED (7), FLOATED (7), FLOATEL (7), OUTFALL (7).

Score: 37–54 (max 56)

Other sevens available.

Round 8: G C T E I E O L A

C1: COITAL (6)
C2: GELCOAT (7)
OT: ECLOGITE (8)
Score: 37-61 (max 64)

Paul and Rob get the eight, but Graeme wins this round with a seven.

Round 9: 50, 7, 2, 1, 1, 4. Target: 942.

C1: - (0)
C2: 936 (5)
NO: 945 (50-4-1)x(7x(2+1))
Score: 37-66 (max 71)

An impossible numbers and Graeme does well to get 5 points.

Round 10: Y Q L C E A I G S

C1: SILAGE (6)
C2: EASILY (6)
OT: ALGESIC (7)
Score: 43–72 (max 78)

Nobody got the seven here.

Round 11: D N B A A I W D E

C1: BIDDEN (6)
C2: WIDEBAND (8)
OT: BANDIED (7), BADIANE (7)
Score: 43–80 (max 86)

Graeme is one of two players to get the radio equivalent of broadband.

Round 12: R B P E A E R A M

C1: AMPERE (6)
C2: BEARER (6)
OT: PARAMERE (8)
Score: 49–86 (max 94)

Nobody spots the zoological eight to do with symmetry.

Round 13: F D M R I A O U N

C1: radion (0)
C2: UNIFORM (7)
OT: MAINOUR (7), MAROUDI (7), MORINDA (7), MUDARIN (7).
Score: 49-93 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 10, 4, 2, 7, 3. Target: 391.

C1: 391x (0)
C2: 391 (10)
NO: (75x4)+((10+3)x7)
Score: 49–103 (max 111)

A tricky numbers solve gives Graeme the ton.

Round 15: W H A T R O D E O (conundrum)

C1 buzzes to say HEARTWOOD which is correct.
Final Score: 59–103 (max 121)

Graeme starts with an early win and went on to win 5 with a score of 524.



COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 2

C1: Rob.
C2: James.
OT: Other words.
NO: Sample number solutions.

R01: G N R O U A P E U
R02: O E E M R Z T T A
R03: 8, 6, 5, 10, 4, 8. Target: 320.
R04: B R N T A O E U R
R05: L H P U O U M E B
R06: 9, 50, 7, 25, 5, 100. Target: 668.
R07: R B P I E I S T E
R08: D M R I U A T E G
R09: 25, 8, 7, 5, 6, 9. Target: 682.
R10: I C A S I X E R S
R11: S T D K I E O O M
R12: N S C O E A F D A
R13: T L Y O U I Q I G
R14: 9, 8, 7, 2, 3, 1. Target: 848.
R15: L E A N T O W L S (conundrum)

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Round 1: G N R O U A P E U
C1: GOPURA (6)
C2: ONAGER (6)
OT: PARENGO (7), UNGROUP (7)
Score: 6-6 (max 7)

Neil, Graeme and Pete G got ungroup.

Round 2: O E E M R Z T T A
C1: MOZETTE (7)
C2: tetroma (0)
OT: MAROTTE (7), MOZETTA (7)
Score: 13-6 (max 14)

James makes up a word to allow Rob to get one of the real sevens (Paul got MOZETTA).

Round 3: 8, 6, 5, 10, 4, 8. Target: 320.
C1: 320 (10)
C2: 320 (10)
NO: 4X8X10, 8X8X5
Score: 23-16 (max 24)

If anyone says six-small is hard show them these recaps!

Round 4: B R N T A O E U R
C1: BARONET (7)
C2: ABORTER (7)
OT: OATBURNER (18)
Score: 30-23 (max 42)

Nobody gets the nine which is American slang for a horse.

Round 5: L H P U O U M E B
C1: BUMHOLE (7)
C2: BUMHOLE (7)
Score: 37-30 (max 49)

Both players get the cheeky seven.

Round 6: 9, 50, 7, 25, 5, 100. Target: 668.
C1: 667 (0)
C2: 668 (10)
NO: ((50+25)x9)-7, ((100-(50/5)+9)x7)-25
Score: 37-40 (max 59)

A tricky numbers gives James the lead.

Round 7: R B P I E I S T E
C1: RESPITE (7)
C2: STRIPE (6)
OT: SPREiTE (7), PITERIES (8)
Score: 44-40 (max 67)

As Rob takes the lead back, we are told PITERIES is still on Apterous but is one of the variants removed from ODO.

Round 8: D M R I U A T E G
C1: GAUDIER (7)
C2: MURIATE (7)
OT: MIGRATED (8), MUDIRATE (8)
Score: 51-47 (max 75)

MIGRATED is always hard to spot for some reason, but some players went for the invalid MURIATED rather than its anagram.

Round 9: 25, 8, 7, 5, 6, 9. Target: 682.
C1: 682x (0)
C2: 682 (10)
NO: ((5X7)-8)X25+7
Score: 51-57 (max 85)

Another tricky numbers sees James back in control.

Round 10: I C A S I X E R S
C1: SCARES (6)
C2: SIXERS (6)
OT: CISSIER (7)
Score: 57-63 (max 92)

Tom and Graeme saw the seven, but James got the six there in order.

Round 11: S T D K I E O O M
C1: SODOMITE (8)
C2: MOODIEST (8)
OT: DOOMIEST (8)
Score: 65-71 (max 100)

Round 12: N S C O E A F D A
C1: FACADES (7)
C2: DEACONS (7)
OT: ACNODES (7), CAFONES (7)
Score: 72-78 (max 107)

Round 13: T L Y O U I Q I G
C1: GUILTY (6)
C2: GUILTY (6)
Score: 78-84 (max 113)

Round 14: 9, 8, 7, 2, 3, 1. Target: 848.
C1: 848x (0)
C2: 848 (10)
NO: ((8X7)-3)X2X8
Score: 78-94 (max 123)

A failed numbers attempt by Rob gives James the game.

Round 15: L E A N T O W L S (conundrum)

C1 buzzes to say STONEWALL which is correct.
Final Score: 88–94 (max 133)


COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 3

C1: Chris.
C2: Phyl.
OT: Other words.
NO: Sample number solutions.

R01: C G N T I O U S L
R02: W D D E O A F A I
R03: 100, 50, 25, 6, 3, 1. Target: 884.
R04: D C T S O A E L E
R05: S W F R I O O I A
R06: 7, 6, 5, 9, 5, 5. Target: 114.
R07: A K S E E M N S E
R08: H P D E E I G N M
R09: 75, 6, 7, 9, 1, 6. Target: 395.
R10: P T L O A E A Q D
R11: N G T I O F L O O
R12: B M Z E U U E R E
R13: N B R O I I M E R
R14: 75, 4, 4, 2, 5, 6. Target: 893.
R15: D I D F O R T W O (conundrum)

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Round 1: C G N T I O U S L
C1: SCOUTING (8)
C2: CLOUTING (8)
OT: LINOCUTS (8), TOUSLING (8)
Score: 8-8 (max 8)

Round 2: W D D E O A F A I
C1: WADED (5)
C2: FADED (5)
OT: ADDIO (5), ADEAD (5), AIDED (5), DIODE (5), FEDAI (5)

Lowest scoring round of the day.

Score: 13-13 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 50, 25, 6, 3, 1. Target: 884.
C1: 884 (10)
C2: 884 (10)
NO: ((100+50+1)x6)-25+3
Score: 23-23 (max 23)

Round 4: D C T S O A E L E
C1: DESOLATE (8)
C2: - (0)
OT: ADOLESCE (8), CLOSETED (8)
Score: 31-23 (max 31)

Phyl blanks to give Chris the lead getting desolate.

Round 5: S W F R I O O I A
C1: ARIOSO (6)
C2: - (0)
OT: OWARIS (6)
Score: 37-23 (max 37)

Owari is a variant on oware, another name for the game mancala, but oddly it seems you can pluralise it.

Round 6: 7, 6, 5, 9, 5, 5. Target: 114.
C1: 114 (10)
C2: 114 (10)
NO: (5+5+9)x6
Score: 47-33 (max 47)

Round 7: A K S E E M N S E
C1: SEAMEN (6)
C2: MEEKNESS (8)
Score: 47-41 (max 55)

Phyl's meekness sees her catch up a bit.

Round 8: H P D E E I G N M
C1: DEEMING (7)
C2: HEEDING (7)
OT: HEMPING (7), MEHENDI (7), NEIGHED (7)
Score: 54-48 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 6, 7, 9, 1, 6. Target: 395.
C1: 395 (10)
C2: 395 (10)
NO: ((75-9)x6)-1
Score: 64-58 (max 72)

Round 10: P T L O A E A Q D
C1: TADPOLE (7)
C2: TADPOLE (7)
OT: PALATED (7), PLOATED (7)
Score: 71-65 (max 79)

Round 11: N G T I O F L O O
C1: LOOTING (7)
C2: FOOTLING (8)
OT: FOOTLONG (8)
Score: 71-73 (max 87)

A lot of players footled about to get the first eight (annoying those who got footing or fooling).

Round 12: B M Z E U U E R E
C1: EMBER (5)
C2: BREEZE (6)
OT: BEEZER (6)
Score: 71-79 (max 93)

Nobody got the "excellant" alt six.

Round 13: N B R O I I M E R
C1: BROMINE (7)
C2: BROMINE (7)
OT: BRINIER (7), MINIBORE (8)
Score: 78-86 (max 101)

Nobody gets the eight, which is the same as microbore, a small heting pipe.

Round 14: 75, 4, 4, 2, 5, 6. Target: 893.
C1: 893 (10)
C2: - (0)
NO: (((6x75)-4)x2)+5-4
Score: 88-86 (max 111)

Missing a hard numbers solve keeps the conundrum crucial but reverses the lead.

Round 15: D I D F O R T W O (conundrum)

C1 buzzes to say DRIFTWOOD which is correct.
Final Score: 98–86 (max 121)

Chris gets the conundrum to win.


COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 4

C1: Catriona.
C2: Heather.
OT: Other words.
NO: Sample number solutions.

R01: T D S L A I E S A
R02: B T V S E A O I E
R03: 25, 50, 75, 100, 10, 7. Target: 617.
R04: O A I R R C G I G
R05: N M Y N U E I T L
R06: 100, 25, 5, 7, 7, 6. Target: 905.
R07: T B N T E E I A R
R08: W F N E I I N L E
R09: 2, 1, 9, 6, 7, 7. Target: 170.
R10: R P A E J O M Z I
R11: D T T O U E R N O
R12: S S I A C B A U A
R13: R M S A E I O T M
R14: 100, 50, 2, 5, 7, 1. Target: 904.
R15: E A G L E S L I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T D S L A I E S A

C1: ASSAILED (8)
c2: DETAILS (7)
OT: DIASTASE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Catriona takes an early lead.

Round 2: B T V S E A O I ET

C1: OBVIATES (8)
C2: OBVIATES (8)
Score: 16-8 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 100, 10, 7. Target: 617.

C1: 617 (10)
C2: 618 (0)
NO: (7x100)-75-10+2, (7X75)+100-10+2
Score: 26-8 (max 26)

Round 4: O A I R R C G I G

C1: CIGAR (5)
C2: cigarro (0)
OT: AGOGIC (6), ORGIAC (6)
Score: 31–8 (max 32)

Heather's risky 7 gives Catriona a big lead.

Round 5: N M Y N U E I T L

C1: MINUTELY (8)
C2: UNTIMELY (8)
Score: 39-16 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 25, 5, 7, 7, 6. Target: 905.

C1: 905 (10)
C2: 905 (10)
NO: (100+25)X7+(5X6)
Score: 49–26 (max 50)

Round 7: T B N T E E I A R

C1: NATTIER (7)
C2: TRAINEE (7)
OT: BATTERIE (8), BITERNATE (18)
Score: 56-33 (max 68)

Paul and Rob got the botanical nine (meaning a leaf with leaflets that are ternate)

Round 8: W F N E I I N L E

C1: FENNEL (6)
C2: FENNEL (6)
OT: FELINE (6), WIENIE (6), NEWLINE (7)
Score: 62-39 (max 75)

Graeme got the seven.

Round 9: 2, 1, 9, 6, 7, 7. Target: 170.

C1: 170 (10)
C2: - (0)
NO: (7+7+(6/2))X(9+1)
Score: 72–39 (max 85)

Round 10: R P A E J O M Z I

C1: MOPIER (6)
C2: EMPORIA (7)
OT: MAJORIZE (8)
Score: 72–46 (max 93)

Heather starts to pull back with the seven, but Peter C, Tom and Paul got the eight.

Round 11: D T T O U E R N O

C1: UNROOTED (8)
C2: tournedo (0)
OT: UNROTTED (8)
Score: 80-46 (max 101)

Round 12: S S I A C B A U A

C1: ABACUS (6)
C2: BASICS (6)
OT: ABASIAS (7), CASABAS (7), SABICUS (7)
Score: 86-52 (max 10894)

Round 13: R M S A E I O T M

C1: moaniest
C2: ATOMISER (8)
OT: AMORTISE (8), MAMOTIES (8), MARMITES (8), MARMOSET (8), MEMORATS (8), MEMORIST (8), TRAMMIES (8)
Score: 86-60 (max 116)

Catriona's risk means Heather starts a come-back.

Round 14: 100, 50, 2, 5, 7, 1. Target: 904.

C1: 904 (10)
C2: 904 (10)
NO: (2+7)x100+5-1
Score: 96-70 (max 126)

Round 15: E A G L E S L I T (conundrum)

C2 buzzes to say LEGISLATE which is correct.
Final Score: 96–80 (max 136)

But it is too late and Catriona wins comfortably.


COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 5

C1: Jeff.
C2: Neil.
OT: Other words.
NO: Sample number solutions.

R01: V T T D I A E D U
R02: N L S M U I I A E
R03: 75, 4, 9, 10, 6, 3. Target: 329.
R04: E A I S Z S S A T
R05: O O E J P B X I S
R06: 2, 6, 10, 5, 7, 1. Target: 285.
R07: G M O U G E N R F
R08: G L T A E U O E D
R09: 50, 7, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 346.
R10: S P N E I O B T E
R11: L R R A A E T U Q
R12: G P R C A O A E R
R13: S W N O O E H O C
R14: 75, 8, 8, 2, 2, 5. Target: 202.
R15: O N W A R D I G O (conundrum)


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Round 1: V T T D I A E D U

C1: AUDITED (7)
C2: AUDITED (7)
Score: 7-7 (max 7)

Round 2: N L S M U I I A E

C1: INSULAE (7)
C2: MUESLI (6)
OT: ALUMINISE (18)
Score: 14-7 (max 25)

Tom, Rob and Paul get the nine.

Round 3: 75, 4, 9, 10, 6, 3. Target: 329.

C1: 329 (10)
C2: 329 (10)
NO: (75+9)x4-7, (75+10)x4-9-(6/3), (4x75)+((6/3)x10)+9
Score: 24–17 (max 35)

Round 4: E A I S Z S S A T

C1: ASSIST (6)
C2: ASSIZES (7)
ot: TASSIES (7), SIESTAS (7)
Score: 24–24 (max 45)

Round 5: O O E J P B X I S

C1: JIBES (5)
C2: BOXES (5)
OT: OOPSIE (6)
Score: 29-29 (max 52)

Tom was the only one who said OOPSIE.

Round 6: 2, 6, 10, 5, 7, 1. Target: 285.

C1: 285 (10)
C2: 285 (10)
NO: (6-2)x7x10+5, (6x5x10)-(7x2)-1, ((6x10)-1-2)x5
Score: 39-39 (max 58)

Round 7: G M O U G E N R F

C1: MUGGER (6)
C2: FROGMEN (7)
OT: MURGEON (7)
Score: 39-46 (max 65)

Murgeon was got by Paul, a dialect word for soily stuff.

Round 8: G L T A E U O E D

C1: GLOATED (7)
C2: GLOATED (7)
OT: AGLETED (7), DOGEATE (7), GOATEED (7), LEAGUED (7), TEGULAE (7)
Score: 46–53 (max 72)

Round 9: 50, 7, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 346.

C1: 346 (10)
C2: 346 (10)
NO: (7x50)-4, (10/2)x7x10-4
Score: 56-63 (max 82)

Round 10: S P N E I O B T E

C1: BONIEST (7)
C2: BONIEST (7)
OT: BETONIES (8)
Score: 63–70 (max 90)

Rob, James and Paul got BETONIES.

Round 11: L R R A A E T U Q

C1: QUARTER (7)
C2: QUARTER (7)
OT: QUARTAL (7), QUARREL (7)
Score: 70–77 (max 97)

Round 12: G P R C A O A E R

C1: AGORA (5)
C2: GROCER (6)
OT: PARERGA (7), AEROCAR (7)
Score: 70–83 (max 104)

James was the only one to get PARERGA (the plural of PARERGON of course), but nobody got AEROCAR.

Round 13: S W N O O E H O C

C1: CHOSEN (6)
C2: CHOSEN (6)
OT: CHOONS (6), CHOOSE (6), COHENS (6), COHOES (6), OCHONE (6), ONEHOW (6)

Score: 76–89 (max 110)

Round 14: 75, 8, 8, 2, 2, 5. Target: 202.

C1: 202 (10)
C2: - (0)
NO: ((8-5)x8+2+75)x2, (8-5)x(75-8)+(2/2)
Score: 86–89 (max 120)

Neil fails to get the tricky numbers, giving Jeff a chance at a crucial conundrum.

Round 15: O N W A R D I G O (conundrum)

c2 buzzes to say WOODGRAIN which is correct.
Final Score: 86–99 (max 130)

Neil's win here gave him three wins and the best newcomer prize.

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Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:54 am

COREA Final recap, Saturday 26 March 2016.

C1: Tom Cappleman (5 wins, 525 points.)
C2: Paul Erdunast (4 wins, 527 points.)
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B T G N E A E U E
R02: S T O A P L O E N
R03: 2, 9, 2, 3, 5, 8, . Target: 929.
TTT: DASHCARE - "Making sounds or just play-acting? I'm sorry I haven't a clue!"
R04: B K E A N S U D U
R05: V S S T I O I W W
R06: 25, 9, 2, 8, 8, 1. Target: 786.
R07: M R R F I U I O F
R08: C Y O E T N A A T
R09: 25, 50, 75, 100, 5, 1, . Target: 149.
TTT: BINGBLOW - "Are these bunnies unstable? I'm sorry I haven't a clue!"
R10: B R A E L R E A S
R11: P Q D N A I I E D
R12: X N A A H G O J S
R13: T R P T E E E U Z
R14: 100, 6, 9, 8, 1, 4. Target: 493.
R15: L M S H O B B L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: B T G N E A E U E

Tom: TEENAGE (7)
Paul: TEENAGE (7)
OT: TUNEAGE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: S T O A P L O E N

Tom: TEASPOON (8)
Paul: LAPSTONE (8)
OT: PELOTONS (8) PETALONS (8) PLATOONS (8) PLEONAST (8) POLENTAS (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 2, 9, 2, 3, 5, 8. Target: 929.

Tom: 920. (0)
Paul: 927. ((8+2)x5x2+3)X9 (7)
OT: 930. ((9x5x2)+3)x(8+2) (7)
Score: 15–22 (max 22)

Paul gets nearest to an impossible target, though one away was possible.

Teatime teaser: DASHCARE -> CHARADES

Round 4: B K E A N S U D U

Tom: SUNBAKED (8)
Paul: SUBDEAN (7)
Score: 23–22 (max 30)

Round 5: V S S T I O I W W

Tom: VISITS (6)
Paul: VISITS (6)
OT: OVISTS (6)
Score: 29–28 (max 36)

An OVIST is a believer in OVISM, which seems to mean they believe in eggs.

Round 6: 25, 9, 2, 8, 8, 1. Target: 786.

Tom: 787. (((25x8)-1)x(8/2))-9 (7)
Paul: 787. (((25x8)-1)x(8/2))-9 (7)
RR: 786. (((9X8)+25+1)x8)+2, (((25-1)x(8+9))+)x2 (10)
Score: 36–35 (max 46)

Round 7: M R R F I U I O F

Tom: FORUM (5)
Paul: muriri (0)
OT: MURRI (5)
Score: 41–35 (max 51)

Paul is thinking of MURITI. A MURRI is an Aborigine.

Round 8: C Y O E T N A A T

Tom: OCTANE (6)
Paul: CATENA (6)
OT: CYANATE (7)
Score: 47–41 (max 58)

A chemical beater available here.

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 100, 5, 1. Target: 149.

Tom: 149. ((75x50x5)/(100+25))-1 (10)
Paul: 149. (((75x50)+100)/25)-5 (10)
Score: 57–51 (max 68)

Both players demonstrate interesting solutions.

Teatime teaser: BINGBLOW -> WOBBLING

Round 10: B R A E L R E A S

Tom: rearable (0)
Paul: BARRELS (7)
OT: ERASABLE (8)
Score: 57–58 (max 76)

Tom unluckily picks an ABLE that is not valid.

Round 11: P Q D N A I I E D

Tom: PAINED (6)
Paul: PAINED (6)
OT: PANDIED (7)
Score: 63–64 (max 83)

PANDY is a word with three meanings, one of which is also a verb - a Scottish/Irish term for caning someone on the palm.

Hannah presents Origin of Words on the game and terms found in
Mornington Crescent.


Round 12: X N A A H G O J S

Tom: HANGS (5)
Paul: XOANA (5)
OT: HOGANS (6) SANGHA (6)
Score: 68–69 (max 89)

Paul hopes for an 8-point bonus for usuing the X, having spotted the plural of XOANON, a wooden image of a diety in
ancient Greece. They both miss the sixes: HOGANS - Navajo Indian huts - and SANGHA - a Buddhist monastic order.

Round 13: T R P T E E E U Z

Tom: REPUTE (6)
Paul: REPUTE (6)
OT: PETTER (6) PUTTEE (6) PUTTER (6) RUTTEE (6) TEETER (6) TERETE (6)
Score: 74–75 (max 95)

A flat round to end the letters in this tight game.

Round 14: 100, 6, 9, 8, 1, 4. Target: 493.

Tom: 493. ((4+1)x100)-9+8-6 (10)
Paul: 493. ((9-4)x100)-8+1 (10)
Score: 84–85 (max 105)

Both players find a way to the target to set up a crucial conundrum.

Round 15: L M S H O B B L E

Tom buzzes on 5 seconds to say BOMBSHELL which is correct.
Final Score: 94–85 (max 115)

So Tom Cappleman becomes the COREA champion for 2016.

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