Friday 1st November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 83)

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Friday 1st November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 83)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:16 pm

Well yesterday saw an Apterite Alan Young, known as "Youngy" take the Champion's chair (please nobody ask where to :P ) but will he retain his title today and get a second win against Michael Dunne?

Countdown recap for Friday 1 November 2013.

C1: Champion Alan "Youngy" Young (1 win, 83 points.) An Apterite and recruitment co-ordinator from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Michael Dunne. A software engineer from Cambridge, originally from Preston. Plays the trumpet.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Foster.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G D L O A I M R U
R02: F O W N I O R N M
R03: 6, 8, 2, 1, 75, 50. Target: 397.
TTT: OURSTEEL - "As a person our steel can make us very determined."
R04: Z S N A O T A R E
R05: M T F A U I D G E
R06: 1, 7, 75, 50, 100, 25. Target: 594.
R07: C A S S Q P E O S
R08: P G D I O L U E D
R09: 6, 7, 4, 3, 9, 4. Target: 792.
TTT: HOLECASE - "It's often tied up, but not really busy."
R10: I E O T N S L D V
R11: N R H E I O L R I
R12: N B S E I O T P I
R13: S X T H E U E R O
R14: 4, 3, 50, 75, 100, 25. Target: 270.
R15: B E N A R T H U R (conundrum)


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Round 1: G D L O A I M R U

C1: GLAMOUR (7)
C2: GLAMOUR (7)
DC: MARIGOLD (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

So the GLAMOUR of the studio clearly visible as both players kick off with 7 points.

Round 2: F O W N I O R N M

C1: MINOR (5)
C2: MINNOW (6)
DC: ONION (5) INFORM (6)
OT: MORION (6)
Score: 7–13 (max 14)

An early lead for the challenger as MINNOW gets him a lead of 6.

Round 3: 6, 8, 2, 1, 75, 50. Target: 397.

C1: 397. (8x50) -2-1 (10)
C2: 397. (8x50) -2-1 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 24)

Easy numbers game sees both players score 10 points.

Teatime teaser: OURSTEEL -> RESOLUTE

Round 4: Z S N A O T A R E

C1: SONATA (6)
C2: SONATA (6)
DC: TREASON (7) SENATOR (7)
OT: ROANEST (7) SANTERO (7)
Score: 23–29 (max 31)

6 a piece with SONATA, but it could have been TREASON :shock:

Round 5: M T F A U I D G E

C1: FIDGET (6)
C2: fumate
DC: FATIGUE (7) FATIGUED (8) FUMIGATED (18)
Score: 29–29 (max 49)

The equaliser for Youngy as the challenger has 'fumate' disallowed, but both players will be fum-ing over the 9 - FUMIGATED. DC have cleaned them out :P

Round 6: 1, 7, 75, 50, 100, 25. Target: 594.

C1: 594. (25+50) / 75=1 (100-1) x (7-1) (10)
C2: 593.
Score: 39–29 (max 59)

Youngy takes a 10 point lead as Michael could only manage 593.

Mark Foster talks about his sports work with Clare Balding.

Round 7: C A S S Q P E O S

C1: SPACES (6)
C2: SPACES (6)
DC: COPSES (6)
OT: PSOASES (7)
Score: 45–35 (max 66)

6 all here with SPACES.

Round 8: P G D I O L U E D

C1: guilded
C2: guilded
DC: PIDDLE (6) PUDDLE (6)
OT: EUPLOID (7)
Score: 45–35 (max 73)

Both players make the same mistake here as 'guilded' is disallowed. So a pointless round.

Round 9: 6, 7, 4, 3, 9, 4. Target: 792.

C1: 786. (7x9) x4 +4+6x3 (5)
C2: -
RR: 792. (6/3) x 4x9 x(7+4) (10)
Score: 50–35 (max 83)

Nothing for Michael here, and Alan only manages 786, so a measly 5 points, but it takes him further ahead.

Teatime teaser: HOLECASE -> SHOELACE

Round 10: I E O T N S L D V

C1: VIOLENT (7)
C2: TINSEL (6)
DC: TONSIL (6) VIOLENT (7) NOVELIST (8)
Score: 57–35 (max 91)

The champion's getting VIOLENT now. I think we'd better calm him down. :P

Round 11: N R H E I O L R I

C1: HORNIER (7)
C2: HOLIER (6)
DC: LORINER (7)
Score: 64–35 (max 98)

And now he's getting HORNIER. This is getting out of hand. :P

Susie talks about the origin of the word 'bumpkin'. All sounds double dutch to me :roll:

Round 12: N B S E I O T P I

C1: BONIEST (7)
C2: BONIEST (7)
DC: POINTS (6) POINTES (7) TIEPINS (7)
Score: 71–42 (max 105)

Pick the bones out of this one. BONIEST sees both players grab 7 points.

Round 13: S X T H E U E R O

C1: SHOUTER (7)
C2: hoster
DC: EXHORTS (7)
OT: HETEROS (7) REHOUSE (7)
Score: 78–42 (max 112)

Our champion has been VIOLENT and HORNIER so far. But now he's a SHOUTER. Must have had a row with someone last night :P

Round 14: 4, 3, 50, 75, 100, 25. Target: 270.

C1: 268. Mistake in working.
C2: -
RR: 270. (75x4) -25-(100/50) -3 (10)
Score: 78–42 (max 122)

Oh deary deary me. The champion declares 268, only to make a mess of it. The challenger has no answer, so it's left to Rachel to spend the next 10 minutes cleaning up the mess :P

Round 15: B E N A R T H U R

No one buzzes. The answer was HEARTBURN.
Final Score: 78–42 (max 132)

No answer from the contestants here, so Nick turns to the audience. A lady then gives him HEARTBURN. (Probably not for the first time :roll: )

So another week draws to a close and we have a 2 time champion in Alan Young. Will he carry his bat throughout next week? Join Graeme Cole on Monday to see if he can make it number 3. For now though, thank you for reading and have a good weekend.

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