Monday 20th May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 100 )

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Monday 20th May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 100 )

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Hello and welcome to another Monday recap

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C1: Champion Arthur Page (3 wins, 339 points.)
C2: Challenger Wayne Dewsbury.
DC: Susie Dent and Pat Nevin .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T B S U E A E K
R02: R V O F E L O P M
R03: 50, 75, 3, 2, 1, 9. Target: 206.
TTT: GIVENTEN - "The rider was given a 10-point penalty in this competition."
R04: E I S A D L S O M
R05: T G A E M T A I O
R06: 25, 6, 10, 1, 8, 5. Target: 580.
R07: R Y N A E O S W N
R08: G Q U L E I N D U
R09: 50, 75, 9, 4, 7, 7. Target: 893.
TTT: RESTFOAM - "Less than a handful of friends in the science class."
R10: L P D A I T G E H
R11: C I R N O I O D S
R12: N W S E A E T P U
R13: I E A D T G R E F
R14: 100, 5, 7, 3, 10, 4. Target: 526.
R15: S U P I N N A L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T B S U E A E K

Arthur: SUBERATE (8)
Wayne: BEAKERS (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

A great start from our champion Mr Page with his 8 Suberate..........I can only manage a 7


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Round 2: R V O F E L O P M

Arthur: FOOLER (6)
Wayne: FLOOR (5)
DC: PLOVER (6)
OT: FORMOL (6) LOOPER (6) POMELO (6) POOLER (6)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 75, 3, 2, 1, 9. Target: 206.

C1: 206. (75 + 3) × 2 + 50 (10)
C2: 209.
Score: 24–0 (max 24)

Another good numbers solve from our champion Arthur............sadly our Challenger Wayne doesn't even get close with 209

Teatime teaser: GIVENTEN -> EVENTING

Round 4: E I S A D L S O M

Arthur: MODALISES (18)
Wayne: MEDALS (6)
DC: MISLEADS (8)
Score: 42–0 (max 42)

This just gets better and better Arthur produces a really good 9...............you guessed it I spotted this myself

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Round 5: T G A E M T A I O

Arthur: GOETTA (6)
Wayne: IMAGE (5)
DC: AGITATE (7)
OT: AGITATO (7)
Score: 48–0 (max 49)

A good 6 from Arthur can only mean one thing his max game is off.........over in DC they get to shine with their 7 Agitate

Round 6: 25, 6, 10, 1, 8, 5. Target: 580.

C1: 580. (6 × 8 × 10) + (5 − 1) × 25 (10)
C2: -
Score: 58–0 (max 59)

Round 7: R Y N A E O S W N

Arthur: YAWNERS (7)
Wayne: WORSEN (6)
DC: SWANNERY (8)
OT: ANNOYERS (8) RAYONNES (8)
Score: 65–0 (max 67)

No falling asleep in this contest as Arthur comes up with a 7 Yawners...................over in DC they get to shine with their 8 Swannery


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Round 8: G Q U L E I N D U

Arthur: LUNGED (6)
Wayne: LINED (5)
DC: GLUED (5) UNGLUED (7)
OT: ELUDING (7) INDULGE (7) QUEUING (7) UNGULED (7)
Score: 71–0 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 75, 9, 4, 7, 7. Target: 893.

C1: 891. (50 + 25) × 7 + 9 + 7 (7)
C2: -
RR: 893. (75 − 25) × 4 × 9 − 7 (10)
Score: 78–0 (max 84)

Not the easiest of 2Ls our champion Arthur gets 2 away and a useful 7 points........sadly Wayne doesn't get close.........but Rachel shows us how it is done and produces a perfect 10

Teatime teaser: RESTFOAM -> FORMATES

Round 10: L P D A I T G E H

Arthur: PLIGHTED (8)
Wayne: PLAITED (7)
DC: ALIGHTED (8)
OT: GILTHEAD (8)
Score: 86–0 (max 92)

Moving on..............

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Round 11: C I R N O I O D S

Arthur: INDOORS (7)
Wayne: IRONS (5)
DC: CRINOIDS (8) CONDORS (7)
OT: ONISCOID (8)
Score: 93–0 (max 100)

A good 7 from Arthur.........but DC get to shine with their 8 Crinoids

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Round 12: N W S E A E T P U

Arthur: UNSWEPT (7)
Wayne: SWEPT (5)
DC: PEANUTS (7)
OT: NEPETAS (7) PENATES (7) PESANTE (7) PETUNES (7) UNPASTE (7)
Score: 100–0 (max 107)

Another good round from Mr Page............our challenger must be kicking himself knowing that he could add extra letters and stretch it to a 7.........but there were a fair few of them Nepetas was my spot.......and one I had in my 7th heat way back in 2015

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Round 13: I E A D T G R E F

Arthur: REGIFTED (8)
Wayne: TIRADE (6)
OT: FIDGETER (8) GAITERED (8)
Score: 108–0 (max 115)

Can Wayne get any points on the board as rounds are running out fast and avoid a whitewash.........lets see how the next round plays out

Round 14: 100, 5, 7, 3, 10, 4. Target: 526.

C1: 526. 5 × 100 + 3 × 10 − 4 (10)***In Round 14, Page was not shown verbally declaring his edit, however his opponent Dewsbury confirmed Page did reach the target.
C2: 526. 5 × 100 + 3 × 10 − 4 (10)
Score: 118–10 (max 125)

At last our challenger gets some points on the board and avoids a whitewash

Round 15: S U P I N N A L E

C1 buzzes on 5 seconds to say PENINSULA which is correct.
Final Score: 128–10 (max 135)

Another stunning game from Arthur giving him his third century, Wayne seemed nervous at times and couldn't get going therefore making this game one-sided, you can join me again for the next recap in the meantime it is bye for now

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Tracey 'Old Enough To Be My Mum' Mills aka Crazy Cat Lady and Cat Lover
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