Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 15)

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Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 17 July 2018.

C1: Champion John Mason (1 win, 80 points.) A retired pharmacist from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Ellie Davidson. An English Literature student at Reading University. She plays scrum-half for her university's rugby team, and will become their captain next year.
DC: Susie Dent and Anita Rani.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S A L U M E A P
R02: N E A V M D O G T
R03: 25, 9, 7, 10, 1, 2. Target: 708.
TTT: TREEDRIFT - "It sounds like the chap wasted all his money on deep-fried food."
R04: T D L U E I N F A
R05: R I D H E T E R T
R06: 25, 100, 7, 5, 8, 1. Target: 433.
R07: G A S G E W P I A
R08: I F N L A O S T E
R09: 75, 3, 3, 8, 7, 9. Target: 629.
TTT: RESPIRANT - "These creatures are respirants and can do it underwater."
R10: X N S E O M U A R
R11: D E S O T Q E O L
R12: S A E O N R J P A
R13: N I R A S O T D I
R14: 25, 50, 4, 6, 5, 2. Target: 158.
R15: T R Y S E D U C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S A L U M E A P

John: SAMPLER (7)
Ellie: slumper
DC: SLUMP (5) PERUSAL (7) MAULERS (7) LAMPERS (7)
OT: MUSELAAR (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N E A V M D O G T

John: NOVATED (7)
Ellie: MOVED (5)
DC: MONTAGED (8)
OT: MEGADONT (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 9, 7, 10, 1, 2. Target: 708.

John: -
Ellie: -
RR: 708. (((9 x 2) + 10) x 25) + 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 14–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: TREEDRIFT -> FRITTERED

Round 4: T D L U E I N F A

John: INFLATED (8)
Ellie: FLAUNTED (8)
DC: UNLIFTED (8)
Score: 22–8 (max 34)

Round 5: R I D H E T E R T

John: TETHER (6)
Ellie: RETRIED (7)
DC: DITHERER (8) REHIRED (7) RETIRED (7)
Score: 22–15 (max 42)

Round 6: 25, 100, 7, 5, 8, 1. Target: 433.

John: -
Ellie: 435. Mistake in working.
RR: 433. ((5 - 1) x 100) + 25 + 8 (10)
Score: 22–15 (max 52)

Anita talks about working on Countryfile.

Round 7: G A S G E W P I A

John: PAGES (5)
Ellie: PAGES (5)
DC: AGAPES (6)
OT: SWAGGIE (7)
Score: 27–20 (max 59)

Round 8: I F N L A O S T E

John: FOLATES (7)
Ellie: FINALES (7)
DC: TOENAILS (8)
OT: ALNOITES (8) FLOATIES (8) FOLIATES (8) INFLATES (8) OLIFANTS (8)
Score: 34–27 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 3, 3, 8, 7, 9. Target: 629.

John: 630. (75 x 8) + (7 x 3) + 9 (7)
Ellie: 629. Mistake in working.
RR: 629. ((75 + 3) x 8) + 9 + 3 - 7 (10)
Score: 41–27 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: RESPIRANT -> TERRAPINS

Round 10: X N S E O M U A R

John: MOANERS (7)
Ellie: MOANERS (7)
DC: NEUROMAS (8)
OT: ENAMOURS (8)
Score: 48–34 (max 85)

Round 11: D E S O T Q E O L

John: LOOTED (6)
Ellie: LOOTED (6)
DC: TOODLES (7) STOOLED (7)
OT: ODELETS (7)
Score: 54–40 (max 92)

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

Round 12: S A E O N R J P A

John: PERSONA (7)
Ellie: APRONS (6)
OT: PAESANO (7) PRONASE (7)
Score: 61–40 (max 99)

Round 13: N I R A S O T D I

John: ORDAINS (7)
Ellie: RATIONS (7)
OT: DISTRAIN (8) INTRADOS (8) OTARIIDS (8)
Score: 68–47 (max 107)

Round 14: 25, 50, 4, 6, 5, 2. Target: 158.

John: 159. ((25 + 50) x 2) + 5 + 4 (7)
Ellie: 156.
RR: 158. (25 + 50 + 4) x 2 (10)
Score: 75–47 (max 117)

Round 15: T R Y S E D U C E

Ellie buzzes on 28.5 seconds to say SEDUCTERY which is incorrect.
John does not buzz.
The answer was CURTSEYED.
Final Score: 75–47 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

Ellie:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
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