Thursday 4th April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 68 )

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Thursday 4th April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 68 )

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Welcome back for our new champion Jessica Pratesi a fellow Toronto Blue Jays fan who beat my victor Anthony Noonan yesterday can she make it 2 wins today as we welcome her opponent Chris Craddock
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C1: Champion Jessica Pratesi (1 win, 109 points.)
C2: Challenger Chris Craddock.
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R P V E O E N D U
R02: B F W A I A D R O
R03: 4, 3, 1, 8, 6, 4. Target: 160.
TTT: LICITNAP - "Are Michel's pockets full of precious metal?"
R04: S C N I E O R M S
R05: N E D I G A P R E
R06: 100, 75, 1, 10, 2, 9, . Target: 574.
R07: J I L T Q E A G E
R08: T F D A O W A T U
R09: 25, 50, 1, 7, 8, 10. Target: 525.
TTT: CLIPUSER - "It sounds like there's plenty of this garment left over at church."
R10: S T A L T O U S P
R11: S N S R E A O E I
R12: D S M O I E D G H
R13: L T L I E I N R N
R14: 100, 75, 6, 2, 10, 4. Target: 496.
R15: G E T S F I N E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R P V E O E N D U

Jessica: UNPROVED (8)
Chris: peered
DC: PROVEN (6) PROVED (6) UNPROVED (8)
OT: PROVENED (8) PROVENUE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Having already proved herself as a worthy champion Jessica tries to be UNPROVED whilst Chris tried peered only to use a phantom e
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Round 2: B F W A I A D R O

Jessica: AFRAID (6)
Chris: AFRAID (6)
DC: BIOWAR (6) AFRAID (6)
OT: ABOARD (6) ABORAD (6) ABROAD (6) FORBAD (6) FORBID (6)
Score: 14–6 (max 14)

Chris may have been AFRAID in round 1 but neither player was AFRAID this round
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Round 3: 4, 3, 1, 8, 6, 4. Target: 160.

C1: 160. (8 + 3 − 1) × 4 × 4 (10)
C2: 160. 4 × 4 × (6 + 1 + 3) (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 24)

If your's truly can get this 6 small then it must be easy, both players picking up 10 points each in the first numbers round
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Teatime teaser: LICITNAP -> PLATINIC

Round 4: S C N I E O R M S

Jessica: MOSSIER (7)
Chris: sinners
DC: MINCERS (7) CRIMSONS (8)
OT: INCOMERS (8) MINORESS (8) NECROSIS (8) SERMONIC (8)
Score: 31–16 (max 32)

7 points to Jessica with MOSSIER whilst Chris Sins with another letter not in the selection, this time offering sinners but we only have one N
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Round 5: N E D I G A P R E

Jessica: READING (7)
Chris: PEERING (7)
DC: REGAINED (8)
OT: PANIERED (8) PERIGEAN (8)
Score: 38–23 (max 40)

7 points each as Jessica has no problem READING whilst Chris was PEERING

Round 6: 100, 75, 1, 10, 2, 9. Target: 574.

C1: 574. 9 × 75 − 100 − 1 (10)
C2: -
Score: 48–23 (max 50)

Jessica extends her lead to 25 points getting 574 spot on

Round 7: J I L T Q E A G E

Jessica: LEGATE (6)
Chris: AGILE (5)
DC: EAGLET (6) LEGIT (5) EEJIT (5) LIGATE (6)
OT: ELEGIT (6) GELATI (6) TELEGA (6)
Score: 54–23 (max 56)

Legate for Jessica and she extends her lead to 31 points as Chris is not AGILE enough to keep up with her at this stage
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Round 8: T F D A O W A T U

Jessica: FATWA (5)
Chris: DATA (4)
DC: FATWA (5)
OT: OUTTA (5) TATAU (5) TAWAF (5)
Score: 59–23 (max 61)

Chris only has a 4 with DATA but its not enough DATA to beat Jessica's offering of FATWA which is a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law
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Round 9: 25, 50, 1, 7, 8, 10. Target: 525.

C1: 525. 50 × 10 + 25 (10)
C2: 525. 50 × 10 + 25 (10)
Score: 69–33 (max 71)

Easy 10 points for both here
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Teatime teaser: CLIPUSER -> SURPLICE

Round 10: S T A L T O U S P

Jessica: OUTLASTS (8)
Chris: OUTLASTS (8)
Score: 77–41 (max 79)

Good 8 from Jessica and Chris here as they both OUTLASTS each other

Round 11: S N S R E A O E I

Jessica: seasoner
Chris: REASONS (7)
DC: SENSORIA (8)
OT: ROSEINES (8)
Score: 77–48 (max 87)

There are REASONS why Chris did not risk seasoner as it would have been disallowed
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Round 12: D S M O I E D G H

Jessica: HOMIES (6)
Chris: SIGHED (6)
DC: MIDGES (6) HODDIES (7)
OT: DEMIGODS (8)
Score: 83–54 (max 95)

Chris needs a 9 without reply here to stand any chance of a comeback but it's not to be as both of our players offer 6's Jessica with HOMIES and Chris just SIGHED
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Round 13: L T L I E I N R N

Jessica: TINNIER (7)
Chris: TILLER (6)
DC: TINNIER (7) LENTIL (6)
OT: NITRILE (7)
Score: 90–54 (max 102)

Game Over now as Jessica stretches her lead to 36 points with just a possible 20 points left

Round 14: 100, 75, 6, 2, 10, 4. Target: 496.

C1: 496. 10 ÷ 2 × 100 − 4 (10)
C2: 496. Mistake in working.
Score: 100–54 (max 112)

Chris makes a mistake in his working out but Jessica gets it spot on with 496 another yours's truly also got.
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Round 15: G E T S F I N E R

No FESTERING forJessica in 2 seconds she buzzes and wins by a comfortable 56 points in the end

Join us tomorrow to see if Jessica can make it a Hat Trick of wins.


Final Score: 110–54 (max 122)
Long suffering Husband of Tracey Mills.
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