Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)

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Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 23 March 2018.

C1: Champion Ed Morrison (1 win, 82 points.) A psychology lecturer at Portsmouth University from Southsea, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Glen Jones. A managing director from Loughton, Essex. His first 2 dates with his then-to-be wife involved cliff jumping and bungee jumping in Australia :!: :!: :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L O U A D W G M E
R02: T R L I E I T R E
R03: 75, 50, 25, 8, 8, 4. Target: 740.
TTT: EARNMERCY - "He can earn money without showing any mercy whatsoever."
R04: T M D I A E F R O
R05: E A O Z H M C R J
R06: 75, 25, 50, 100, 8, 1. Target: 806.
R07: U I O T M N R I P
R08: D L N A O E S V I
R09: 100, 6, 9, 10, 7, 2. Target: 931.
TTT: AGINCOURT - "No battle here, he's easily going faster than everyone else."
R10: R G K E U I D N A
R11: W L G U A U T S I
R12: B S N A E A R D I
R13: E I E R B X T P I
R14: 75, 100, 50, 25, 7, 8. Target: 287.
R15: R E D H O T F A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: L O U A D W G M E

Ed: gloamed
Glen: GLOWED (6)
DC: MEADOW (6) MODULE (6)
OT: MOGULED (7) MOULAGE (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: T R L I E I T R E

Ed: LITTER (6)
Glen: LITTERER (8)
DC: RETITLE (7)
Score: 0–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 50, 25, 8, 8, 4. Target: 740.

Ed: 750.
Glen: 742. (((50 / 25) + 8) x 75) - 8 (7)
RR: 740. ((75 + 25 - 8) x 8) + 4 (10)
Score: 0–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: EARNMERCY -> MERCENARY

Round 4: T M D I A E F R O

Ed: FOAMIER (7)
Glen: FRAMED (6)
DC: MEDIATOR (8) FORMATE (7)
Score: 7–21 (max 33)

Round 5: E A O Z H M C R J

Ed: CAROM (5)
Glen: CHROME (6)
OT: CHOREA (6) CHROMA (6) MACHER (6) MORCHA (6) OCHREA (6) ORACHE (6)
Score: 7–27 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 25, 50, 100, 8, 1. Target: 806.

Ed: 806. ((100 + 1) x 8) - (50 / 25) (10)
Glen: 806. (8 x 100) + ((75 + 50) / 25) + 1 (10)
Score: 17–37 (max 49)

Len talks about his love of cricket in his youth.

Round 7: U I O T M N R I P

Ed: IMPRINT (7)
Glen: IMPORT (6)
DC: TURNIP (6)
OT: RUMPTION (8)
Score: 24–37 (max 57)

Round 8: D L N A O E S V I

Ed: EVASION (7)
Glen: LADIES (6)
DC: LEVAINS (7) INVADES (7)
OT: ADINOLES (8) NODALISE (8) OVALISED (8)
Score: 31–37 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 6, 9, 10, 7, 2. Target: 931.

Ed: 930.
Glen: 931. ((100 + 2) x 9) + 6 + 7 (10)
Score: 31–47 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: AGINCOURT -> OUTRACING

Round 10: R G K E U I D N A

Ed: READING (7)
Glen: gunkier
DC: GUNK (4)
OT: GAUDIER (7) GRADINE (7) GRAINED (7) KERUING (7) UNAIRED (7) UNIRKED (7) UNRAKED (7)
Score: 38–47 (max 82)

Round 11: W L G U A U T S I

Ed: AUGUST (6)
Glen: gauls
OT: LAWSUIT (7)
Score: 44–47 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "monger".

Round 12: B S N A E A R D I

Ed: BRANDIES (8)
Glen: BRANDIES (8)
DC: SARDINE (7) BRAINED (7) AIRBANDS (8)
OT: ARABINES (8) ARANEIDS (8) BADIANES (8) REABANDS (8)
Score: 52–55 (max 97)

Round 13: E I E R B X T P I

Ed: EXPERT (6)
Glen: EXPERT (6)
DC: EXPIRE (6) PITIER (6)
OT: PERITI (6) REBITE (6) TRIXIE (6)
Score: 58–61 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 100, 50, 25, 7, 8. Target: 287.

Ed: 286. Mistake in working.
Glen: 285. Mistake in working.
RR: 287. (((100 x 75) + 50) / 25) - 8 - 7 (10)
Score: 58–61 (max 113)

Round 15: R E D H O T F A G

Ed buzzes on 29.75 seconds to say "I just want to say, I've had a lovely time and I've got no idea", which is incorrect. :P :lol:
Glen does not buzz.
The answer was GODFATHER.
Final Score: 58–61 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Ed:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

Glen:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

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