COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

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COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

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The sixth COREA (Countdown in Reading) is on the Saturday of Easter weekend, 15th April 2017, in Woodley in Reading.

Details at at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea17

We will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Research UK.

We have decided it will not be part of FOCAL just yet.
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Tony Atkins wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:11 pmWe haven't decided if it will be part of FOCAL yet.
We'd rather presumed you had decided as we e-mailed you in September and didn't receive any acknowledgement.

No issue in principle with Reading being a part of FOCAL under the terms that all other events are, however all events were asked to be confirmed 6 months prior if they were old events, or 3 months prior if new. I did attach something that said that when I tried to make contact.

If we need to add pages to the website, and try and publicise etc. though, we really need the time to be able to work on that. So if you are genuinely considering it, could you let us know by the last day of the month please - otherwise we'll presume that you're happier being an independent event.

Either way, best of luck with it - hope it goes well :)
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Sorry Zarte, did not mean to cause the focal team more work or worry - we will stay out this year.
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In please.
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Are you allowed to bring your own spoons?
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Tony Atkins wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Tony Atkins wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
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Callum Todd wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Tony Atkins wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
somebody make a brexit joke
In, please.

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somebody make a brexit joke
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Yes. They have decided to REMAIN out for this year. :lol:
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Callum Todd wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Tony Atkins wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
somebody make a brexit joke
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Please count me in (in both senses!)
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I'll come.
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Count me in, Tony. :)
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I'm in for this as well.
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Winnersh Triangle Travelodge is £36 for the Saturday night if anyone was thinking of staying over.
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I'm going to have to drop out of this, as will be away that weekend.
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I'll be there. ;) :) :D
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Chris Marshall wrote: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 pm Winnersh Triangle Travelodge is £36 for the Saturday night if anyone was thinking of staying over.
A whole Travelodge for £36 for one night - bargain. It looks like you're winning the #travelodgepricewar so far (I paid £83.50 for two nights, including breakfast)...
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Heather Styles wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:29 am
Chris Marshall wrote: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 pm Winnersh Triangle Travelodge is £36 for the Saturday night if anyone was thinking of staying over.
A whole Travelodge for £36 for one night - bargain. It looks like you're winning the #travelodgepricewar so far (I paid £83.50 for two nights, including breakfast)...
I paid £89 for 2 including brekkie. :)
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In please!
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In please :)
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Sorry, Tony, I can't make it after all, I'm just not up to it.
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I'll be there tomorrow.
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Congrats to Rob Foster who beat Graeme Cole 67-99 in an exciting final where a 17 point lead turned into a 32 points loss.
Full recaps and results later in the weekend. Thanks to the the 17 players we raised over £185 for the charity.
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Results up at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea17/results.html

Countdown in Reading Final Recap - Saturday 15 April 2017

C1: Rob Foster (5 wins, 528 points)
C2: Graeme Cole (4 wins, 495 points)
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Q M G S E E A V O
R02: R N S I A I C I X
R03: 25, 3, 1, 2, 10, 6. Target: 953.
TTT: BARGAINED - "He bargained in North America for the cloth for his coat"
R04: T L N E E I T P U
R05: R V L D A A O P H
R06: 10, 2, 6, 9, 4, 6. Target: 568.
R07: R N S L O E A G O
R08: R T N E O I T N I
R09: 100, 4, 3, 4, 1, 5. Target: 547.
TTT: ASWANROOM - "A swan should make room when this lady comes by"
R10: B N J A E U N M U
R11: D B T F E E O T D
R12: M L L E I A Z C S
R13: K T R D I U E E O
R14: 50, 25, 100, 75, 2, 10. Target: 881.
R15: I P L U M E T E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: Q M G S E E A V O

Rob: OMEGAS (6)
Graeme: OMEGAS (6)
Score: 6-6 (max 6)

Double maximum to start the game with the only six available.

Round 2: R N S I A I C I X

Rob: SIXAIN (6)
Graeme: RAISIN (6)
OT: CAIRNS (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 12)

A sixain is a six-line stanza.

Round 3: 25, 3, 1, 2, 10, 6. Target: 953.

Rob: 951x. (0)
Graeme: 951. (((3x10)+6+2)x25)+1 (7)
OT: 952. (((10+6+3)x25)+1)x2 (7)
OT: 954. ((25x3x2)+10-1)x6 (7)
Score: 12-19 (max 19)

Graeme gets near to an impossible target and Rob forgets his method - one away was possible and got
by some of the audience.

Teatime teaser: BARGAINED -> GABARDINE (North American variant on GABERDINE)

Round 4: T L N E E I T P U

Rob: ENTITLE (7)
Graeme: ENTITLE (7)
OT: LUNETTE (7), PENTILE (7)
Score: 19-26 (max 26)

Pentile is a variant of pantile.

Round 5: R V L D A A O P H

Rob: ADORAL (6)
Graeme: ADORAL (6)
OT: APODAL (6), APOLAR (6), PARDAO (6), PHOLAD (6)
Score: 25-32 (max 32)

Adoral means relating to or denoting the side or end where the mouth is situated.

Round 6: 10, 2, 6, 9, 4, 6. Target: 568.

Rob: -. (0)
Graeme: 568. (((9x10)+6)x6)-(4x2) (10)
Score: 25-42 (max 42)

Graeme selects a tactical six small selection and Rob fails to get it, giving Graeme a 17 point lead.

Tony shows a picture of the Ugandan school latrines with the church name on, built thanks to the money raised
for the Mitaya Charity the previous year, and mentions that word games are good for the brain.

Round 7: R N S L O E A G O

Rob: ARENOSOL (8)
Graeme: sonoral (0)
Score: 33-42 (max 50)

Graeme was thinking of sonorant. Arenosol is a soil of a type consisting mainly of sand, with little
humus or clay, found typically in deserts and arid tropical regions.

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

Rob: TRETINOIN (18)
Graeme: TONTINE (7)
Score: 51-42 (max 68)

Game on! Tretinoin is a preparation of retinoic acid, applied to the skin to treat acne and other disorders.

Round 9: 100, 4, 3, 4, 1, 5. Target: 547.

Rob: 547. ((4x4x3)-1)+(100x5) (10)
Graeme: 548. (0)
Score: 61-42 (max 78)

Rob spots the trick in a tricky one large selection to go 19 ahead with the swing of the year.

Teatime teaser: ASWANROOM -> OARSWOMAN

Round 10: B N J A E U N M U

Rob: enjamb (0)
Graeme: UNBAN (5)
OT: JAMUN (5), MANEB (5), MUNJA (5), NUMEN (5), UNMAN (5)
Score: 61-47 (max 83)

Rob unluckily picks a six that is not valid. Graeme finds one of the mostly obscure fives.

Round 11: D B T F E E O T D

Rob: DOTTED (6)
Graeme: BETTED (6)
Score: 67-53 (max 89)

They each get one of the sixes available.

Hannah presents Origin of Words on the Cardiff district of Splott, in honour
of the home of Only Connect won recently by the Verbivores, two of whom (Graeme
and Phyl) were present (Tom was in India).

Round 12: M L L E I A Z C S

Rob: MISCALL (7)
Graeme: MISCALL (7)
OT: MICELLAS (8)
Score: 74-60 (max 97)

A miscall from both players: micellas (or mycellas) are the same as micelles,
aggregates of molecules in colloidal solutions, such as those formed by detergents.

Round 13: K T R D I U E E O

Rob: ETOURDIE (8)
Graeme: OUTRIDE (7)
Score: 82-60 (max 105)

Rob outrides Graeme with the Darrenic eight to get an uncatchable lead, though he is lucky
as only étourdi is valid in Oxford Online - a thoughtless, irresponsible, or foolish person
(especially a man); a scatterbrain.

Round 14: 50, 25, 100, 75, 2, 10. Target: 881.

Rob: 877. (100x10)-75-50+2 (7)
Graeme: 877. (8x100)+75+(50/25) (7)
OT: 880. ((((100+50)/25)x75)-10)x2 (7)
Score: 89-67 (max 112)

Graeme's four large turns out impossible, but some of the audience got the one away solution.

Round 15: I P L U M E T E D

Rob buzzes on 5 seconds to say MULTIPEDE which is correct.
Final Score: 99-67 (max 122)

So Rob Foster becomes the COREA champion for 2017.
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Countdown recap for COREA Round 1 Saturday 15 April 2017.

C1: Peter Clarke
C2: Graeme Cole
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words
SN: Sample number solutions

R01: A A O F H L R S U
R02: R L V E E E G M T
R03: 5, 3, 7, 4, 1, 8. Target: 450.
R04: M L P U E O R A M
R05: G N N O E U P L S
R06: 25, 4, 7, 8, 10, 1. Target: 529.
R07: T S D U E A K B I
R08: S T Y C O I I U S
R09: 100, 25, 5, 6, 3, 3. Target: 808.
R10: L W W E U E V A S
R11: R R I O M E F F E
R12: T N O O J S A I X
R13: O A A N Z T O R P
R14: 25, 6, 2, 7, 7, 1. Target: 745.
R15: C H E A P S I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: A A O F H L R S U

C1: AROUSAL (7)
C2: AROUSAL (7)
OT: RASHFUL (7)
Score: 7-7 (max 7)

RASHFUL just means the same as RASH.

Round 2: R L V E E E G M T

C1: REMEET (6)
C2: LEVERET (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 14)

The young hare becomes a rival to our Easter bunny.

Round 3: 5, 3, 7, 4, 1, 8. Target: 450.

C1: 450 (10)
C2: 450 (10)
SN: 450 (1+8)x(3+7)x5 (10)
Score: 17-24 (max 24)

Round 4: M L P U E O R A M

C1: AMPOULE (7)
C2: AMPOULE (7)
OT: ALMEMOR, LEPROMA, MAMPOER, MORULAE, PLEROMA, PUMMELO, ROMULEA (7)
Score: 24-31 (max 31)

Lots of sevens, some quite obscure.

Round 5: G N N O E U P L S

C1: LOUNGES (7)
C2: LOUNGES (7)
OT: PLUNGEONS (18)
Score: 31-38 (max 49)

Nobody gets the nine, which in the south-west of England is a ford across a rhyne.

Round 6: 25, 4, 7, 8, 10, 1. Target: 529.

C1: 529 (10)
C2: 529 (10)
SN: 529 ((7x10)-4)x8+1
score: 41-48 (max 59)


Round 7: T S D U E A K B I

C1: BUSTED (6)
C2: BASTIDE (7)
OT: SUBEDIT (7)
Score: 41-55 (max 66)

A BASTIDE is a country house or fortified village in southern France.

Round 8: S T Y C O I I U S

C1: SCOUTS (6)
C2: SCOUTS (6)
OT: CYTISUS (7)
Score: 47-61 (max 73)

Nobody got CYTISUS which are plants of the broom family.

Round 9: 100, 25, 5, 6, 3, 3. Target: 808.

C1: 809 (7)
C2: 809 (7)
SN: 808 (((100-3)x25)-6+5)/3 (10)
Score: 54-68 (max 83)

Nobody gets 808 which the computer says is 99% hard!

Round 10: L W W E U E V A S

C1: LEAVES (6)
C2: LEAVES (6)
OT: ALVEUS, AVULSE, VALUES, WEASEL, WEAVES (6)
Score: 60-74 (max 89)

Round 11: R R I O M E F F E

C1: FORMER (6)
C2: FORMER (6)
OT: OFFERER, REOFFER (7)
Score: 66-80 (max 96)

Round 12: T N O O J S A I X

C1: JOINTS (6)
C2: JOINTS (6)
OT: AXIONS, NOSTOI, TOXINS (6)
Score: 72-86 (max 102)

NOSTOI is a lost Greek epic but is valid on Apterous for some reason.

Round 13: O A A N Z T O R P

C1: RATOON (6)
C2: PATROON (7)
OT: PRONOTA (7)
Score: 72-93 (max 109)

A PRONOTUM is a shield over the thorax of some insects.

Round 14: 25, 6, 2, 7, 7, 1. Target: 745.

C1: 745 (10)
C2: 745 (10)
SN: 745 (((6x25)-1)x(7-2))(10)
Score: 82-103 (max 119)

Round 15: C H E A P S I T E

C2 buzzes to say PEACHIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 82-113 (max 129)

This was the high score for the round.

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Countdown recap for COREA Round 2 Saturday 15 April 2017.

C1: Pete Grieve
C2: Martyn Neads
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words
SN: Sample number solutions

R01: T S Y B O O A G U
R02: L R Z S A E A N E
R03: 100, 50, 8, 6, 3, 1. Target: 444.
R04: M R S E I U R M E
R05: E U E X G T T I N
R06: 6, 9, 7, 8, 6, 9. Target: 620.
R07: M S O I D E P R D
R08: M D D I E I C N E
R09: 25, 50, 5, 6, 3, 4. Target: 459.
R10: S H N E U E A N R
R11: V E G O W E L I F
R12: T F T A A U W E L
R13: T M J E A O A N V
R14: 50, 25, 100, 6, 3, 7. Target: 816.
R15: A S T O N E F U L (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S Y B O O A G U

C1: BOOST (5)
C2: BOGUS (5)
OT: ABOUTS, BAYOUS, BOYAUS, GUYOTS, OUTGAS, TABOOS (6)
Score: 5-5 (max 6)

Round 2: L R Z S A E A N E

C1: LEANER (6)
C2: leaners
OT: ARSENAL (7)
Score: 11–5 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 50, 8, 6, 3, 1. Target: 444.

C1: 442
C2: 444 (10)
SN: 444 ((8+1)x50)-6 (10)
Score: 11-15 (max 23)

Round 4: M R S E I U R M E

C1: immurse
C2: SUMMER (6)
OT: RUMMERIES (18)
Score: 11-21 (max 41)

The nearest anyone got to the 9 was RUMMIER, a RUMMERY being a ale house or shop in the US.

Round 5: E U E X G T T I N

C1: UNTIE (5)
C2: TEXTING (7)
OT: EXIGENT (7)
Score: 11-28 (max 48)

Round 6: 6, 9, 7, 8, 6, 9. Target: 620.

C1: -
C2: -
SN: 620 ((9x6)+8)x(9+7-6) (10)
Score: 11-28 (max 58)

Round 7: M S O I D E P R D

C1: PROMISED (8)
C2: PROMISED (8)
SN: DERMOIDS, DROPSIDE, SPODDIER (8)
Score: 19-36 (max 66)

Round 8: M D D I E I C N E

C1: MEDICINE (8)
C2: MEDICINE (8)
Score: 27-44 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 50, 5, 6, 3, 4. Target: 459.

C1: 459 (10)
C2: 459 (10)
SN: 459 (50+5-4)x(6+3) (10)
Score: 37-54 (max 84)

Round 10: S H N E U E A N R

C1: unhears (0)
C2: shunner (0)
OT: ENSNARE (7)
Score: 37-54 (max 913)

Round 11: V E G O W E L I F

C1: GLOVE (5)
C2: VOWEL (5)
OT: GWEILO, WEEVIL (6)
Score: 42-59 (max 97)

A GWEILO is a Westerner in some parts of south-east Asia.

Round 12: T F T A A U W E L

C1: WATTLE (6)
C2: WATTLE (6)
OT: AEFAUL, FLAUTA, FLUATE (6)
Score: 48-65 (max 103)

Round 13: T M J E A O A N V

C1: jetman (0)
C2: MEANT (5)
OT: MOVANT, NAVETA, NOVATE, OMENTA (6)
Score: 48-70 (max 109)

Round 14: 50, 25, 100, 6, 3, 7. Target: 816.

C1: 818
C2: 816 (10)
SN: 816 (100+25)x7-50-6-3 (10)
Score: 48-80 (max 119)

Nice standard method solution for the three large selection.

Round 15: A S T O N E F U L

Neither player buzzes - SULFONATE is correct.
Final Score: 48-80 (max 129)

James got the high score for the round (104).

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Countdown recap for COREA Round 3 Saturday 15 April 2017.

C1: Graeme Cole
C2: Jeff Clayton
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words
SN: Sample number solutions

R01: R N X O O E R O Z
R02: D R O E V D I I H
R03: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 8. Target: 426.
R04: R A M E R U C O R
R05: L D C H A I U W E
R06: 100, 10, 6, 5, 8, 7. Target: 974.
R07: L N U K U O E W E
R08: F A E S Q O E F S
R09: 2, 10, 3, 4, 5, 1. Target: 390.
R10: D S S U A E C S E
R11: N P E E L I N B G
R12: M S R O E E L T Y
R13: G F S O O E G A D
R14: 75, 1, 3, 4, 10, 9. Target: 729.
R15: C A R O L A B L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R N X O O E R O Z

C1: OZONE (5)
C2: OZONE (5)
OT: OZONER (6)
Score: 5-5 (max 6)

Nobody got OZONER which is US slang for a drive-in cinema.

Round 2: D R O E V D I I H

C1: OVERDID (7)
C2: OVERDID (7)
OT: DIVIDER, IVORIED (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 8. Target: 426.

C1: 426 (10)
C2: 426 (10)
SN: 426 ((75-25-3)x8)+50 (10)
Score: 22-22 (max 23)

Round 4: R A M E R U C O R

C1: ARMOURER (8)
C2: ARMOURER (8)
Score: 30-30 (max 31)

Round 5: L D C H A I U W E

C1: HAULED (6)
C2: HAULED (6)
OT: EDICULA (7)
Score: 36-36 (max 38)

Rob got EDICULA, a Roman niche for a statue.

Round 6: 100, 10, 6, 5, 8, 7. Target: 974.

C1: 974 (10)
C2: 974 (10)
SN: 974 (100-7+5)x10-6 (10)
Score: 46-46 (max 48)

Round 7: L N U K U O E W E

C1: WEEK (4)
C2: WOKEN (5)
OT: KNEEL, KNOWE, KNULE, LEONE, LOWEN, NEWEL (5)
Score: 46-51 (max 53)

Round 8: F A E S Q O E F S

C1: SAFES (5)
C2: SAFES (5)
OT: FOSSAE (6)
Score: 51-56 (max 59)

A FOSSA is a hollow in anatomy.

Round 9: 2, 10, 3, 4, 5, 1. Target: 390.

C1: 390 (10)
C2: 390 (10)
SN: 390 ((2x4)+5)x3x10 (10)
Score: 61-66 (max 69)

Round 10: D S S U A E C S E

C1: SEDUCES (7)
C2: CAUSES (6)
Score: 68-66 (max 76)

Round 11: N P E E L I N B G

C1: BLEEPING (8)
C2: BLEEPING (8)
Score: 76-74 (max 84)

Round 12: M S R O E E L T Y

C1: MOLESTER (8)
C2: REMOTELY (8)
OT: REMOLEST, SMELTERY (8)
Score: 84-82 (max 92)

Round 13: G F S O O E G A D

C1: SEAFORD (7)
C2: SAGGED (6)
Score: 91-82 (max 99)

Round 14: 75, 1, 3, 4, 10, 9. Target: 729.

C1: 729 (10)
C2: 729 (10)
SN: 729 (75+10-4)x9 (10)
Score: 101-92 (max 109)

Also a 750-21 solution.

Round 15: C A R O L A B L E

C1 buzzes to say CABALLERO (a Spanish gentleman or US horseman) which is correct.
Final Score: 111-92 (max 119)

This was the high score for the round.

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Countdown recap for COREA Round 4 Saturday 15 April 2017.

C1: Catriona Cappleman
C2: Mike Brown
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words
SN: Sample number solutions

R01: D R H E E I A L C
R02: B M M T E I O I J
R03: 25, 2, 10, 1, 5, 2. Target: 437.
R04: R R D I A E R T I
R05: S N B I U E T O Y
R06: 25, 50, 75, 100, 10, 2. Target: 117.
R07: C M O I W R I O F
R08: E U I M N D T E S
R09: 25, 100, 6, 2, 8, 3. Target: 509.
R10: V N L G A E E M B
R11: K R N U A A E N S
R12: A A O E L N N T O
R13: T G S U A A R U E
R14: 75, 4, 2, 9, 8, 8. Target: 327.
R15: F I N E R S O U P (conundrum)


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Round 1: D R H E E I A L C

C1: CHAIRED (7)
C2: HERALDIC (8)
Score: 0-8 (max 8)

Round 2: B M M T E I O I J

C1: TIME (4)
C2: EMOJI (5)
OT: BOMMIE (6)
Score: 0-13 (max 14)

Nobody got BOMMIE, a sunken reef in Australia.

Round 3: 25, 2, 10, 1, 5, 2. Target: 437.

C1: 438 (7)
C2: 440
SN: 437 (25-1)x((2x10)-2)+5 (10)
Score: 7-13 (max 24)

Also a 23x19 solution for those who like the product of two primes.

Round 4: R R D I A E R T I

C1: TARRIED (7)
C2: TARRIED (7)
OT: DIRTIER, TARDIER, TARRIER (7)
Score: 14-20 (max 31)

Round 5: S N B I U E T O Y

C1: BOUNTIES (8)
C2: BOUNTIES (8)
Score: 22-28 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 50, 75, 100, 10, 2. Target: 117.

C1: 117 (10)
C2: 117 (10)
SN: 117 (75+50-10+2) (10)
Score: 32-38 (max 49)

Round 7: C M O I W R I O F

C1: ROOM (4)
C2: MICRO (5)
OT: FROOM (5)
Score: 32-43 (max 54)

Round 8: E U I M N D T E S

C1: MINUTES (7)
C2: endtimes
OT: DEMENTIS, MINUETED, MISTUNED, SEDIMENT, UNMISTED (8)
Score: 39-43 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 100, 6, 2, 8, 3. Target: 509.

C1: 508 (7)
C2: 508 (7)
SN: 509 (6x100)-(3x25)-(2x8) (10)
Score: 46-50 (max 72)

Also 4x125+9 solution available.

Round 10: V N L G A E E M B

C1: EVANGEL (7)
C2: MANGLE (6)
OT: GLEEMAN, MELANGE, VELAMEN (7)
score: 53-50 (max 79)

Round 11: K R N U A A E N S

C1: SUNKEN (6)
C2: SUNKEN (6)
OT: ANURANS, UNRAKES, UNRANKS (7)
Score: 59-56 (max 86)

Round 12: A A O E L N N T O

C1: ATONAL (6)
C2: ETALON (6)
OT: NEONATAL (8)
Score: 65-62 (max 94)

Round 13: T G S U A A R U E

C1: AUGURS (6)
C2: AUGUST (6)
OT: AUTEURS, GATEAUS, TRAAGUS (7)
Score: 71-68 (max 101)

TRAAGUS is presumably a variation on TRAGUS - an ear flap.

Round 14: 75, 4, 2, 9, 8, 8. Target: 327.

C1: 327 (10)
C2: 327 (10)
SN: 327 (4x75)+8+8+9+2 (10)
Score: 81-78 (max 111)

Round 15: F I N E R S O U P

C1 buzzes to say PERFUSION which is correct.
Final Score: 91-78 (max 121)

James and Zubair got the high score for the round (106).

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Countdown recap for COREA Round 5 Saturday 15 April 2017.

C1: Rob Foster
C2: Zubair Patel
Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads
DC: Hannah McIntosh
OT: Other words
SN: Sample number solutions

R01: M I A R L E O T O
R02: V L E U K B I A T
R03: 6, 9, 5, 4, 3, 4. Target: 336.
R04: F Y O A A N E S E
R05: J W N S E A E N R
R06: 75, 5, 9, 5, 8, 7. Target: 972.
R07: Z T N C O U O S E
R08: L N R E O E L E S
R09: 50, 75, 1, 9, 5, 7. Target: 448.
R10: B M D O O U O T O
R11: G T C E A I D F M
R12: P X S T U E O P R
R13: S R E E T I R F G
R14: 50, 75, 25, 3, 10, 1. Target: 426.
R15: L I O N C A G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: M I A R L E O T O

C1: MOTORIAL (8)
C2: tailroom
Score: 8-0 (max 8)

Zubair is unlucky with his 8 - MOTORIAL is to do with muscles (and not cars on trains).

Round 2: V L E U K B I A T

C1: VIABLE (6)
C2: tabule
OT: ABLUTE, ALBEIT, ALBITE, ALVITE, AUKLET, LIKUTA, TALKIE, VIABLE (6)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Unfortunately again Zubairs's six isn't viable.

Round 3: 6, 9, 5, 4, 3, 4. Target: 336.

C1: -
C2: -
SN: 336 (9+4-5)x(4+3)x6 (10)
Score: 14-0 (max 24)

A tricky six small, but several other players got it (also 84x4).

Round 4: F Y O A A N E S E

C1: AEONS (5)
C2: SOFA (4)
OT: ANOAS, EENSY, FANES, FONES, NEEFS, NEOSA, NOSEY, OFAYS, SAYEE, SAYON, YEANS (5)
Score: 19-0 (max 29)

Round 5: J W N S E A E N R

C1: ENSNARE (7)
C2: ENSNARE (7)
OT: WEANERS (7)
Score: 26-7 (max 36)

ENSNARE appears as a maximum for the second time in the day.

Round 6: 75, 5, 9, 5, 8, 7. Target: 972.

C1: 972 (10)
C2: 972 (10)
SN: 972 (5+8)x75-(5+7-9) (10)
Score: 36-17 (max 46)

Also 108x9.

Round 7: Z T N C O U O S E

C1: CONTUSE (7)
C2: CONTUSE (7)
OT: CUENTOS (7)
Score: 43-24 (max 53)

A CUENTO is a million maravedis, old Spanish coins.

Round 8: L N R E O E L E S

C1: ENROLLEES (18)
C2: SELLER (6)
Score: 61-24 (max 71)

Nobody else got the nine, but some got RELLENOS - stuffed and batter-fried chillis.

Round 9: 50, 75, 1, 9, 5, 7. Target: 448.

C1: 448 (10)
C2: 448 (10)
SN: 448 (9x50)-7+5 (10)
Score: 41-34 (max 81)

Round 10: B M D O O U O T O

C1: DOUBT (5)
C2: OUTDO (5)
OT: DUMBO, DUOMO, ODOOM (5)
Score: 76-39 (max 86)

Round 11: G T C E A I D F M

C1: GAMETIC (7)
C2: metafid (0)
OT: MIDFACE (7)
Score: 83-39 (max 93)

Round 12: P X S T U E O P R

C1: STOPPER (7)
C2: POSTURE (7)
OT: EXPORTS, PEROPUS, PETROUS, POPSTER, POUTERS, PROTEUS, PURPOSE,
SPOUTER, SUPPORT, TOPPERS, TROUPES (7)
Score: 90-46 (max 100)

Round 13: S R E E T I R F G

C1: REGIFTERS (18)
C2: GRIFTERS (8)
Score: 108-46 (max 118)

Nobody else got the nine (those who pass a gift on as a present); REGISTERS is the other 8.

Round 14: 50, 75, 25, 3, 10, 1. Target: 426.

C1: 426 (10)
C2: 426 (10)
SN: 426 (10x50)-75+1 (10)
Score: 118-56 (max 128)

Another standard method to finish the heat's numbers round.

Round 15: L I O N C A G E R

C1 buzzes to say RECOALING which is correct.
Final Score: 128-56 (max 138)

This was the high score for the round.

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Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

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Tony, just so you know there's an error at the end of mine and Graeme's game. Graeme (C2) buzzed in before me (not C1), meaning also the score should be 82-113 and not 92-113 😀
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