Friday 5th April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 69 )

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Friday 5th April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 69 )

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Its Friday and we welcome back Jessica Pratesi who is looking to make it a Hat-Trick of wins today against her new challenger who is Jack Salisbury from Chester, Jack will be hoping it's not PLAIN sailing for Jessica today, stay tuned to find out how he get's on against our Champion.
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C1: Champion Jessica Pratesi (2 wins, 219 points.)
C2: Challenger Jack Salisbury.
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D M N E O I U H E
R02: Y C S I E L T O D
R03: 6, 8, 7, 2, 6, 3. Target: 409.
TTT: MAINLOOP - "A friend, almost a type of acid, and a horse"
R04: R S T D E A I S O
R05: T R P I O E N I U
R06: 75, 2, 8, 1, 5, 9. Target: 799.
R07: T O R E H A C L E
R08: B A S U T V A I G
R09: 5, 10, 2, 8, 7, 1. Target: 769.
TTT: COATCOOK - "The bird was there, and singer Joe came along as well."
R10: T D A N I R U A I
R11: M B G E U O R W E
R12: M X O A N L P O E
R13: R A G I L E T A O
R14: 50, 25, 100, 75, 6, 9. Target: 302.
R15: M O U S E C R O P (conundrum)


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Round 1: D M N E O I U H E

Jessica: DOMINEE (7)
Jack: HOUND (5)
DC: INHUMED (7)
OT: MEHENDI (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

A great spot from Jessica with DOMINEE to give her an early 7 point lead and HOUND Jack out from the off.(DOMINEE is a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church).

Round 2: Y C S I E L T O D

Jessica: docilest
Jack: COLDEST (7)
DC: SOCIETY (7) CYSTOID (7)
OT: YODELIST (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Scores ar level as Jessica takes a risk with docilest which is disallowed but Jack's COLDEST send's a shiver through Jessica.
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Round 3: 6, 8, 7, 2, 6, 3. Target: 409.

C1: -
C2: -
RR: 409. ((6 + 2) × 8 + 3) × 6 + 7 (10)
Score: 7–7 (max 25)

Both players fail to solve this six small numbers but Rachel shows them how to do it.
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Teatime teaser: MAINLOOP -> PALOMINO

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

Jessica: DISASTER (8)
Jack: ASTEROIDS (18)
Score: 7–25 (max 43)

A DISASTER this round for Jessica as Jack finds a word that is Out of this World with ASTEROIDS for 9 and 18 points for an 18 point lead, can Jessica dig herself out of this hole.
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Round 5: T R P I O E N I U

Jessica: ERUPTION (8)
Jack: POINTER (7)
DC: POINTIER (8)
OT: PITURINE (8)
Score: 15–25 (max 51)

Jessica Erupts into action with a fine 8 ERUPTION to make a POINTER to Jack that she is not giving up.

Round 6: 75, 2, 8, 1, 5, 9. Target: 799.

C1: 799. (75 + 5) × (8 + 2) − 1 (10)
C2: 799. Mistake in working.
Score: 25–25 (max 61)

Scores are level after Jessica gets this 6 small spot on for 10 points and Jack makes an error after declaring the target.

Round 7: T O R E H A C L E

Jessica: RELOCATE (8)
Jack: CHORTLE (7)
DC: TROCHLEAE (18)
Score: 33–25 (max 79)

Jessica RELOCATEs herself into the lead with this 8 whilst Jack does not find this funny declaring CHORTLE
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Round 8: B A S U T V A I G

Jessica: BAITS (5)
Jack: BAITS (5)
DC: AVAST (5) GUAVAS (6)
OT: SUTIABA (7)
Score: 38–30 (max 86)

5's all around with this not so good selection and all they could come up with was BAITS after fishing around for more

Round 9: 5, 10, 2, 8, 7, 1. Target: 769.

C1: 769. (8 + 5 − 2) × 7 × 10 − 1 (10)
C2: 769. (8 + 5 − 2) × 7 × 10 − 1 (10)
Score: 48–40 (max 96)

10 points each as both players get this 6 small spot on and Jack is just 8 points behind.

Teatime teaser: COATCOOK -> COCKATOO

Round 10: T D A N I R U A I

Jessica: DURIAN (6)
Jack: untrain
DC: RADIANT (7) DATURIA (7)
OT: INTRADA (7) UNITARD (7) URANIID (7)
Score: 54–40 (max 103)

A risk from Jack with untrain does not pay off for him and Jessica gets Fruity with DURIAN
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Round 11: M B G E U O R W E

Jessica: BROGUE (6)
Jack: BREW (4)
DC: EMBOWER (7)
Score: 60–40 (max 110)

Jessica puts the foot in with BROGUE whilst Jack was busy having a BREW
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Round 12: M X O A N L P O E

Jessica: MOPANE (6)
Jack: pomane
DC: POLEMAN (7)
OT: LAMPOON (7) POMONAL (7)
Score: 66–40 (max 117)

Jacks 6 is disallowed but Jessica has a TREEmendous 6 with MOPANE to branch out her lead to 26 points
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Round 13: R A G I L E T A O

Jessica: REGALIA (7)
Jack: GLOATER (7)
OT: AGALITE (7) ALGAROT (7) ALIGOTE (7) GOATIER (7) LAIRAGE (7) LEGATOR (7) OLEARIA (7) OTALGIA (7) RAGTAIL (7) RAILAGE (7) RIGOLET (7)
Score: 73–47 (max 124)

7's all around which guarantee's Jessica wins her third winning game and she will be back next Monday.

Round 14: 50, 25, 100, 75, 6, 9. Target: 302.

C1: 302. 6 × 50 + 9 − (100 + 75) ÷ 25 (10)
C2: 303.
Score: 83–47 (max 134)

Jack selects 4 large but was one away from the target but Jessica again gets it spot on.

Round 15: M O U S E C R O P

No one buzzes. The answer was COMPOSURE.
Final Score: 83–47 (max 144)

Both players showed no COMPOSURE as neither player gets this Conundrum

So Join us again at the start of Next week, can Jessica make it 4 wins and can anyone stop her becoming an Octochamp
See you Monday.

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