Wednesday 3rd April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 67 )

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Wednesday 3rd April 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 67 )

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Welcome to Hump day (Wednesday for those without a dirty mind :lol:) Our Champion saw off yours truly yesterday. Today Anthony faces another familiar face in Jessica Pratesi. Jessica like host Colin Murray is a Toronto Blue Jays Baseball fan and as it happens so am I for many years. So will Jessica make a HOME RUN over the finish line or will she be OUT before Second base.
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C1: Champion Anthony Noonan (1 win, 88 points.)
C2: Challenger Jessica Pratesi.
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G N P E G O I S E
R02: D M S I E U G T I
R03: 2, 10, 7, 3, 5, 1. Target: 453.
TTT: GHANANIL - "Your only goal here is not to make it worse."
R04: S E N A R E W N T
R05: C T Q A D O I H A
R06: 9, 1, 4, 2, 9, 1. Target: 273.
R07: S L N O R A I T O
R08: B S U E O R N V I
R09: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 1. Target: 249.
TTT: ASOYAWAR - "Start cutting the wood – what a huge success."
R10: K F S D U A E T D
R11: W R G O R E I T M
R12: R B S E A U J S O
R13: H R Y E T I A M E
R14: 50, 100, 3, 4, 8, 6, . Target: 476.
R15: T I M S S P I K E (conundrum)


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Round 1: G N P E G O I S E

Anthony: SPONGE (6)
Jessica: PIGEONS (7)
DC: PEGGIES (7) EPIGONES (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Anthony has a 6 with SPONGE but Jessica flies right in with PIGEONS and right from the off Anthony is being put to the sword.
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Round 2: D M S I E U G T I

Anthony: disguise
Jessica: MISGUIDE (8)
DC: MISGUIDE (8) SUET
Score: 0–15 (max 16)

Anthony somehow has an extra s in disguise but the disguise did not work, and Jessica takes full advantage with MISGUIDE

Round 3: 2, 10, 7, 3, 5, 1. Target: 453.

C1: -
C2: 453. (2 + 7) × 5 × 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 0–25 (max 26)

Anthony chooses 6 small but Jessica is no stranger to the selection and picks up 10 points without reply to open a 25 point lead after just 3 rounds

Teatime teaser: GHANANIL -> HANGNAIL

Round 4: S E N A R E W N T

Anthony: EARNEST (7)
Jessica: ENSNARE (7)
DC: ENSNARE (7) WEANERS (7)
OT: ANTERNES (8)
Score: 7–32 (max 34)

Anthony gets himself onto the scoreboard with Earnest for 7 points but Jessica also ENSNARES 7 points
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Round 5: C T Q A D O I H A

Anthony: DACOIT (6)
Jessica: DACOIT (6)
OT: DATCHA (6) TAIHOA (6)
Score: 13–38 (max 40)

Both players come up with the same word in DACOIT (Dacoit is a member of a band of armed robbers)

Round 6: 9, 1, 4, 2, 9, 1. Target: 273.

C1: 270.
C2: 274. (2 + 1) × 9 × (9 + 1) + 4 (7)
RR: 273. ((9 + 1) × 2 + 1) × (9 + 4) (10)
Score: 13–45 (max 50)

Jessica wins the battle of the 6 small again getting the target spot on again

Round 7: S L N O R A I T O

Anthony: ORATIONS (8)
Jessica: ORATIONS (8)
DC: TRAILS (6) TONSORIAL (18)
OT: TORSIONAL (18)
Score: 21–53 (max 68)

Both our players spot ORATIONS for 8 but missed the 9 TONSORIAL (A fancy word that describes those who give shaves and haircuts)
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Round 8: B S U E O R N V I

Anthony: SOUVENIR (8)
Jessica: VERSION (7)
DC: SOUVENIR (8)
OT: BOUVIERS (8) BRUNOISE (8)
Score: 29–53 (max 76)

Anthony closes the gap on Jessica but still remains 24 points behind by offering SOUVENIR whilst Jessica only has a 7 with her VERSION

Round 9: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 1. Target: 249.

C1: 249. 100 × 2 + 50 − 1 (10)
C2: 249. 100 × 2 + 50 − 1 (10)
Score: 39–63 (max 86)

Has to be easy when yours truly can get it within the first 5 seconds, an easy 10 points for both of our players.
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Teatime teaser: ASOYAWAR -> SOARAWAY

Round 10: K F S D U A E T D

Anthony: FASTED (6)
Jessica: FASTED (6)
DC: TUSKED (6) TASKED (6)
OT: ADUSTED (7)
Score: 45–69 (max 93)

Both players were very quick to offer FASTED (FASTED : to eat no food for a period of time)

Round 11: W R G O R E I T M

Anthony: GOITRE (6)
Jessica: REGROW (6)
DC: WORMIER (7)
OT: MORTIER (7)
Score: 51–75 (max 100)

Anthony really had to win this round to give himself any chance of pulling this game back but can only match Jessica's offer of REGROW with his own GOITRE so 6's all around.

Round 12: R B S E A U J S O

Anthony: ASSURE (6)
Jessica: AROUSES (7)
DC: ABUSERS (7) AEROBUS (7)
OT: ABJURES (7) BOURSES (7) JERBOAS (7) OBJURES (7)
Score: 51–82 (max 107)

Well looks like game set and the match as Jessica offers AROUSES whilst Anthony only has a 6 with ASSURE to be ASSURE. Jessica stretches her lead to 31 Points and Anthony will need a 9 next round without reply from Jessica to have any chance of claiming a second victory.

Round 13: H R Y E T I A M E

Anthony: THEME (5)
Jessica: MEATIER (7)
OT: ERYTHEMA (8)
Score: 51–89 (max 115)

Game Over 5 for Anthony with his THEME whilst Jessica has a MEATIER word for 7
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Round 14: 50, 100, 3, 4, 8, 6. Target: 476.

C1: 474.
C2: 476. 8 × 50 + 100 − 4 × 6 (10)
Score: 51–99 (max 125)

Another 10 points without reply for Jessica as she gets this numbers game spot on again.

Round 15: T I M S S P I K E

C2 buzzes on 2 seconds to say SKIMPIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 51–109 (max 135)
Long suffering Husband of Tracey Mills.
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