Friday 22nd November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 98)

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Friday 22nd November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 98)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:23 pm

It's Friday, and that can mean only one thing. It's my recap time. :P
Today sees Jonathan Liew in the Champion's chair after a win yesterday against June Madell. Will he go on to even greater things today?

Countdown recap for Friday 22 November 2013.

C1: Champion Jonathan Liew (1 win, 84 points.) A general sports journalist from London. He has written from the Grand National, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and had a front row seat in the Olympic Stadium on Super Saturday at the Olympics last year.
C2: Challenger Pam Skingle. A retired nursing sister from Urmston in Manchester, worked in Anaesthetics. Enjoys Line Dancing.

DC: Susie Dent and Selina Scott.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E I O Y P R L C M
R02: S R S T A E O R K
R03: 10, 8, 7, 10, 9, 4. Target: 861.
TTT: DEADCUTE - "The sort of guess made by somebody who's clever."
R04: C N L D A O E G P
R05: I E O T R M D T F
R06: 6, 10, 10, 9, 75, 50. Target: 664.
R07: A I U Q T V N S G
R08: L T D S A E I H T
R09: 5, 3, 4, 9, 8, 4, . Target: 866.
TTT: TINROOMS - "Keeps a close eye on the computer hardware."
R10: R S T H E A I E N
R11: O I A D S N S G B
R12: J X P M D I O I U
R13: E A O R S B S N P
R14: 5, 1, 6, 9, 25, 100. Target: 810.
R15: O N I O S S O U P (conundrum)


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Round 1: E I O Y P R L C M

C1: COMPILER (8)
C2: POLICY (6)
DC: EMPLOY (6)
OT: MICROPYLE (18) POLYMERIC (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

The challenger has a POLICY, but it doesn't work here as Jonathan becomes the COMPILER of an early 8 point lead.

Round 2: S R S T A E O R K

C1: STARKERS (8)
C2: STARKER (7)
DC: STROKERS (8)
OT: ASSERTOR (8) ROASTERS (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 26)

The champion goes STARKERS in this round. This could get interesting. :shock:

Round 3: 10, 8, 7, 10, 9, 4. Target: 861.

C1: 861. (8x10) +7) x 10 -9 (10)
C2: -
Score: 26–0 (max 36)

A perfect 861 for Jonathan. Pam yet to get off the mark.

Teatime teaser: DEADCUTE -> EDUCATED

Round 4: C N L D A O E G P

C1: GLANCED (7)
C2: PLACED (6)
DC: CONGEAL (7) DECAGON (7)
OT: CELADON (7) CLANGED (7) CONGAED (7)
Score: 33–0 (max 43)

Another 7 points for Jonathan with GLANCED.

Round 5: I E O T R M D T F

C1: FITTER (6)
C2: MITRED (6)
DC: FITTED (6) FRITTED (7)
OT: DOTTIER (7) OMITTED (7)
Score: 39–6 (max 50)

At last the challenger is off the mark, with 6 points for MITRED. Matched by Jonathan's offering of FITTER.

Round 6: 6, 10, 10, 9, 75, 50. Target: 664.

C1: 665. (75x9) -10 (7)
C2: -
RR: 664. (75x9) - (10x6) +50) /10) (10)
Score: 46–6 (max 60)

Jonathan only manages 665, but still goes a further 7 ahead.

Selina Scott talks about her audition to be a bond girl.

Round 7: A I U Q T V N S G

C1: STAVING (7)
C2: STING (5)
DC: QUAINT (6)
OT: ASQUINT (7) QUINTAS (7)
Score: 53–6 (max 67)

The champion is STAVING off any threat of defeat in this game.

Round 8: L T D S A E I H T

C1: THISTLE (7)
C2: LASHED (6)
DC: ATHEIST (7) DETAILS (7) LATTES (6)
OT: DILATES (7) HALIDES (7) LATEISH (7) LITHEST (7) SHITTED (7) SLATTED (7) SLITTED (7) STAITHE (7) STEALTH (7) STILTED (7)
Score: 60–6 (max 74)

Jonathan celebrates St Andrew's Day a week early with THISTLE.

Round 9: 5, 3, 4, 9, 8, 4. Target: 866.

C1: 865. (8x9) x (4x3) + (5-4) (7)
C2: -
Score: 67–6 (max 81)

Jonathan again comes 1 away, but again his 865 is enough to bag 7 points.

Teatime teaser: TINROOMS -> MONITORS

Round 10: R S T H E A I E N

C1: HAIRNETS (8)
C2: NEAREST (7)
DC: TRAINEES (8) HEARTIES (8)
OT: HERNIATES (18)
Score: 75–6 (max 99)

Jonathan gets another 8 with HAIRNETS. 7 was the NEAREST Pam could get.

Round 11: O I A D S N S G B

C1: BOSSING (7)
C2: BOSSING (7)
DC: DOSSING (7)
OT: BAGNIOS (7) BANDOGS (7) GABIONS (7) GANOIDS (7)
Score: 82–13 (max 106)

Both players BOSSING this round. Seven apiece.

Susie talks about the origin of the word 'taser'.

Round 12: J X P M D I O I U

C1: PODIUM (6)
C2: PODIUM (6)
DC: OIDIUM (6)
Score: 88–19 (max 112)

Both players on the PODIUM here. For Jonathan, reporting on the Olympics last year, this would be a familiar sight.

Round 13: E A O R S B S N P

C1: PARSONS (7)
C2: SNORES (6)
DC: REASONS (7) PERSONAS (8)
OT: BARONESS (8) RESPONSA (8)
Score: 95–19 (max 120)

Divine intervention for Jonathan as he gets PARSONS.

Round 14: 5, 1, 6, 9, 25, 100. Target: 810.

C1: 810. 100 -(6+5 -1)) x 9 (10)
C2: 811.
Score: 105–19 (max 130)

A perfect 10 for Jonathan, as he strolls to 810.

Round 15: O N I O S S O U P

C2 buzzes on 4 seconds to say POISONOUS which is correct.
Final Score: 105–29 (max 140)

A good consolation for Pam as she gets POISONOUS in 4 seconds. But Jonathan eases to his second win. Will his reign go on into next week? Join Graeme Cole on Monday to see the next chapter in the series 69 book. :) I'll be back next Friday, when Pam Ayres will be in DC. (I know that, because I was there :P ) For now though, it's goodbye, and have a wonderful weekend. :)

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Re: Friday 22nd November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 98)

Post by Peter Mabey » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:22 pm

The brackets in Jonathan's solution have gone astray - you need (100-(6+5-1))x9 for 810. :?

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Re: Friday 22nd November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 98)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Peter Mabey wrote:The brackets in Jonathan's solution have gone astray - you need (100-(6+5-1))x9 for 810. :?
Corrected now. Thanks.

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Re: Friday 22nd November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 98)

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:05 pm

Anthony Endsor wrote:
Round 13: E A O R S B S N P

C1: PARSONS (7)
C2: SNORES (6)
DC: REASONS (7) PERSONAS (8)
OT: BARONESS (8) RESPONSA (8)
Score: 95–19 (max 120)

Divine intervention for Jonathan as he gets PARSONS.
Didn't Rachel find Personas :?:

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