Friday 23rd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 34)

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Friday 23rd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 34)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 23 February 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (2 wins, 230 points.) An Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger John Eadie. A retired teacher and headteacher, who later became a schools inspector. He previously appeared on the show in 1997, where he lost to Tony Killilea 61-30.
DC: Susie Dent and Alastair Stewart.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C V D U A O I T E
R02: D T O L U R I W E
R03: 100, 75, 25, 7, 6, 10. Target: 473.
TTT: DUDEBEACH - "The dude on the beach behaved himself disgracefully."
R04: R D I S U Y A E V
R05: T K B U O O E S D
R06: 50, 25, 75, 100, 3, 5. Target: 553.
R07: R S N I O E L A N
R08: Q S O P E G A D L
R09: 100, 8, 4, 3, 8, 1. Target: 127.
TTT: AMEGAICON - "She was a mega icon, but also the most self-centred person I've ever met."
R10: T X E P I R E N T
R11: R N M I O I T A U
R12: T W E L E H I F L
R13: M A R E L I S E M
R14: 8, 2, 5, 6, 1, 1. Target: 978.
R15: J U G P E R R I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: C V D U A O I T E

Philip: COUVADE (7)
John: DEVOUT (6)
DC: VIADUCT (7)
OT: AUTOCIDE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D T O L U R I W E

Philip: OUTRIDE (7)
John: outwired
OT: DILUTER (7) ETOURDI (7) OUTDREW (7) OUTLIED (7) OUTLIER (7) RIDEOUT (7) TWIRLED (7) WIDEOUT (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 25, 7, 6, 10. Target: 473.

Philip: 472. (75 x 6) + 25 - (10 - 7) (7)
John: 472. (75 x 6) + 25 - (10 - 7) (7)
RR: 473. ((75 - 6) x 7) - 10 (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DUDEBEACH -> DEBAUCHED

Round 4: R D I S U Y A E V

Philip: RESIDUA (7)
John: DRIVES (6)
DC: EASY (4) SUAVE (5)
OT: ADVISER (7) DASYURE (7) DYSURIA (7)
Score: 28–7 (max 32)

Round 5: T K B U O O E S D

Philip: OUTDOES (7)
John: BOOSTED (7)
DC: STOOKED (7)
OT: OUBOETS (7)
Score: 35–14 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 25, 75, 100, 3, 5. Target: 553.

Philip: 553. (5 x 100) + 50 + 3 (10)
John: 553. (5 x 100) + 50 + 3 (10)
Score: 45–24 (max 49)

Alastair talks about killing time during covering the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia including playing Scrabble with Jeremy Thompson.

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

Philip: AILERONS (8)
John: NAILERS (7)
DC: ROSALINE (8)
OT: ALERIONS (8) ALIENORS (8) ONLINERS (8) SOLANINE (8)
Score: 53–24 (max 57)

Round 8: Q S O P E G A D L

Philip: PEDALOS (7)
John: PEDALOS (7)
DC: SPLODGE (7) LAPDOGS (7)
OT: PLODGES (7)
Score: 60–31 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 8, 4, 3, 8, 1. Target: 127.

Philip: 127. ((8 + 1) x 3) + 100 (10)
John: 127. (8 x 3) + 8 - 4 - 1 + 100 (10)
Score: 70–41 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: AMEGAICON -> EGOMANIAC

Round 10: T X E P I R E N T

Philip: INEXPERT (8)
John: PETTIER (7)
Score: 78–41 (max 82)

Round 11: R N M I O I T A U

Philip: MINIATOR (8)
John: OUTRAN (6)
DC: TINAMOU (7)
OT: MIRATION (8)
Score: 86–41 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "being in stitches".

Round 12: T W E L E H I F L

Philip: FILLET (6)
John: FLEET (5)
DC: WHEEL (5) WIFELET (7)
OT: HELLITE (7)
Score: 92–41 (max 97)

Round 13: M A R E L I S E M

Philip: EMAILERS (8)
John: marmelise
DC: REALISM (7)
OT: MEASLIER (8)
Score: 100–41 (max 105)

Round 14: 8, 2, 5, 6, 1, 1. Target: 978.

Philip: 100,000. :lol: :lol: :lol:
John: -
RR: 960. (0)
OT: 960. 8 x 6 x 5 x 2 x (1 + 1) (0)
Score: 100–41 (max 105)

Round 15: J U G P E R R I N

Philip buzzes on 0.25 seconds to say PERJURING which is correct.
Final Score: 110–41 (max 115)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 96
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 12 8-) :D

John:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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