Friday 1st March 2024 (Series 89, Preliminary 44)

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Friday 1st March 2024 (Series 89, Preliminary 44)

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Hello and welcome to another Friday Recap


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C1: Champion Isabelle Heward (3 wins, 240 points.)
C2: Challenger James McDonald.
DC: Susie Dent and Vick Hope .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S C T O E I D H S
R02: J R S U E A N G O
R03: 50, 7, 9, 4, 4, 10. Target: 800.
TTT: LIAMSCAB - "Would Michael have it on a salad?"
R04: P L S I E A T R O
R05: N E R W O A N T M
R06: 75, 50, 25, 100, 4, 1. Target: 840.
R07: R D N I O R G M U
R08: T N G E I E T B A
R09: 100, 8, 7, 2, 9, 3, . Target: 737.
TTT: IRISHPAN - " They're a prominent feature in barnet and Monaco."
R10: T F L O E O G S U
R11: C E V K A R T I P
R12: M T H E U E L D U
R13: S A G C M O E P T
R14: 4, 7, 7, 6, 10, 3, . Target: 626.
R15: M A Y P O R T E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: S C T O E I D H S

Isabelle: HISSED (6)
James: disects
DC: DITCHES (7) DISCOES (7)
OT: COSIEST (7) COTISED (7) COTISES (7) DISSECT (7) HOISTED (7) HOSTIES (7) OECISTS (7) SITCHES (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Not the best start from our challenger James and early attack of nerves as Susie disallows his word............there were a fair few 7s two of those were spotted by DC

Round 2: J R S U E A N G O

Isabelle: SURGEON (7)
James: jaguars
DC: SURGEON (7)
OT: AERUGOS (7) ONAGERS (7) ONSURGE (7) ORANGES (7) RAGEOUS (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 14)

Another fine round from our champ Isabella with her 7 Surgeon ..........Jagaurs is a word but there is no A in this selection of letters......sadly Susie has to say no........but there were a fair few 7s hidden away.........again not a lot to whinge about !

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A veterinary surgeon they help sick and injured animals, then sometimes spay or castrate your animal if necessary


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These guys save your life and do an amazing job

Round 3: 50, 7, 9, 4, 4, 10. Target: 800.

C1: 800. 50 × 4 × 4 (10)
C2: 800. (9 + 7) × 50 (10)
Score: 23–10 (max 24)

Piss easy this numbers game...........but there was a LNAFP which I got

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7+9=16
16+4=20
20*4=80
80*10=800

Teatime teaser: LIAMSCAB -> BALSAMIC

Round 4: P L S I E A T R O

Isabelle: REPLAITS (8)
James: POLITER (7)
DC: EPILATORS (18)
OT: EPISTOLAR (18) PELOTARIS (18) POSTERIAL (18)
Score: 31–10 (max 42)

A good 8 from our champion Isabella with Replaits.............over in DC they get to shine with their 9 Epilators this was one I spotted..........there were a few more 9s................bu tno extra points if you can spot them all


Round 5: N E R W O A N T M

Isabelle: WANTER (6)
James: TOWER (5)
DC: REMNANT (7)
OT: ORNAMENT (8) WANTONER (8)
Score: 37–10 (max 50)

Another good round from our champion Isabella with her 6 Wanter................over in DC they get to shine with their 7 Remnant........but there were a couple of 8s hidden away with Ornament and Wantoner which was my spot


Round 6: 75, 50, 25, 100, 4, 1. Target: 840.

C1: -
C2: 850. (100 + 75 + 25) × 4 + 50 (5)
RR: 844. (75 × 50 + 25 + 1) ÷ 4 − 100 (7)
Score: 37–15 (max 57)

Rachel says that this impossible 4 away is the best you can get

Round 7: R D N I O R G M U

Isabelle: MOUND (5)
James: MOURN (5)
DC: MURRING (7)
Score: 42–20 (max 64)

5s all round from our Champion and Challenger..............DC get to shine with their 7 Murring

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Round 8: T N G E I E T B A

Isabelle: BATTING (7)
James: BEATING (7)
DC: ABETTING (8) BEIGNET (7)
OT: AGENBITE (8)
Score: 49–27 (max 72)

7s all round.............there were a couple of 8s hidden away one of those was spotted DC with Abetting


Round 9: 100, 8, 7, 2, 9, 3. Target: 737.

C1: 738.
C2: 737. (100 + 3) × 7 + 8 × 2 (10)
Score: 49–37 (max 82)

Plane sailing when it comes to this numbers game.......a really good solve from our challenger James that bags him 10 points which proves very useful..............but I found another way of getting 737 if you turn your attention to your 8 times table


7+2=9
100-9=91
91*8=728
728+9=737

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Teatime teaser: IRISHPAN -> HAIRPINS

Round 10: T F L O E O G S U

Isabelle: FLOUTS (6)
James: FLOUTS (6)
DC: OUTGOES (7) FOOTLES (7)
OT: FOULEST (7) LOGOUTS (7) OUTSOLE (7)
Score: 55–43 (max 89)

6s all round.........but there were a few 7s hidden away......two of those were spotted by DC

Round 11: C E V K A R T I P

Isabelle: TACKIER (7)
James: PRIVATE (7)
DC: PICRATE (7)
OT: CAPTIVE (7) PARETIC (7) PRICKET (7) TRACKIE (7)
Score: 62–50 (max 96)

7s all around...............can we move on please ??????

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Round 12: M T H E U E L D U

Isabelle: MELTED (6)
James: DUEL (4)
DC: THEMED (6) HELMET (6)
OT: ELUTED (6) HELMED (6) MUTUEL (6) MUTULE (6) TELEDU (6)
Score: 68–50 (max 102)

Another fine round from Ms Heward............but our challenger James seems to be st stuck on 4.................but no extra points if you spot all of the 6s that are lurking about

Round 13: S A G C M O E P T

Isabelle: COMETS (6)
James: STAGE (5)
DC: POSTAGE (7)
OT: POSTGAME (8)
Score: 74–50 (max 110)

Another good round from our champion Isabella..........our challenger James is stuck on 5 and 50 points from round 11.................meanwhile over in DC they are stamping their authority with their 7 Postage...........but there was an interesting 8 hidden away with Postgame............you guessed it I spotted this one !

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Round 14: 4, 7, 7, 6, 10, 3. Target: 626.

C1: 626. (6 + 3) × 7 × 10 − 4 (10)
C2: -
Score: 84–50 (max 120)

Another fine solve from from Ms Heward.......sadly James doesn't even get close

Round 15: M A Y P O R T E R

C2 buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say PORTRAYER which is incorrect.
C1 does not buzz.
The answer was TEMPORARY.
Final Score: 84–50 (max 130)

Our challenger James guesses the conundrum incorrectly..............our champion Isabella doesn't buzz so nobody gets the conundrum, a great game all round our champion Isabella is taking steps toward octo-champdom .........but take nothing away from James he enjoyed the experience despite the nervy start he will be happy with his goody bag and 50 points............you can join me again for any future recaps..........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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