Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

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Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 23, 2018 8:04 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (2 wins, 198 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Todd Goodman. A chef from Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire. He likes playing darts and pool in his spare time.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W B B A U M T I E
R02: G L T I E U D S L
R03: 25, 4, 9, 5, 10, 10. Target: 834.
TTT: LILACDORY - "You're warmly invited to attend a soft drinks reception."
R04: F R M K A E A N M
R05: T R D E O U S Q E
R06: 75, 8, 2, 4, 6, 6. Target: 953.
R07: D S C O E I T S D
R08: H T G E I A D R T
R09: 1, 6, 7, 8, 7, 1. Target: 247.
TTT: SOCIALRUT - "There's one "I" in the answer, but she deals with hundreds of them."
R10: S R L I A I E N P
R11: M R W I U E J F N
R12: R O N Y A I L N D
R13: L R P A E I R S L
R14: 75, 3, 2, 10, 4, 4. Target: 856.
R15: N A I V E S L U R (conundrum)


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Round 1: W B B A U M T I E

Chris: BITE (4)
Todd: tabbie
DC: WABBIT (6)
Score: 4–0 (max 6)

Round 2: G L T I E U D S L

Chris: UGLIEST (7)
Todd: DILUTES (7)
DC: GULLIES (7) GULLETS (7)
OT: DUELLIST (8) GUILLETS (8)
Score: 11–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 4, 9, 5, 10, 10. Target: 834.

Chris: 840.
Todd: 830. ((10 + 10 + 9 + 4) x 25) + 5 (7)
OT: 834. ((((10 + 4) x 10) + 25) x 5) + 9 (10)
Score: 11–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LILACDORY -> CORDIALLY

Round 4: F R M K A E A N M

Chris: FRAME (5)
Todd: KARMA (5)
DC: FREAK (5) MARKMAN (7) MANFARE (7)
OT: MARKMEN (7)
Score: 16–19 (max 31)

Round 5: T R D E O U S Q E

Chris: REQUEST (7)
Todd: QUESTER (7)
DC: QUOTED (6) REQUOTED (8)
OT: REQUOTES (8) ROQUETED (8)
Score: 23–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 8, 2, 4, 6, 6. Target: 953.

Chris: 954. ((8 + 4) x (6 - 2 + 75)) + 6 (7)
Todd: -
Score: 30–26 (max 46)

John talks about the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia, by doing some interesting about Russia.

Round 7: D S C O E I T S D

Chris: TODDIES (7)
Todd: TODDIES (7)
DC: DISSECT (7) DISCO (5) DISCOED (7)
OT: COSIEST (7) COTISED (7) COTISES (7) DISCOES (7) OECISTS (7)
Score: 37–33 (max 53)

Round 8: H T G E I A D R T

Chris: RIGHTED (7)
Todd: RIGHTED (7)
DC: TIRADE (6) TIGHTER (7)
OT: ADITHER (7) ADREIGH (7) ATTIRED (7) GIRTHED (7) GRITTED (7) HEADRIG (7) RATHITE (7) TRIAGED (7)
Score: 44–40 (max 60)

Round 9: 1, 6, 7, 8, 7, 1. Target: 247.

Chris: 246. (((7 x 6) - 8 + 1) x 7) + 1 (7)
Todd: 246. (7 x 7 x (6 - 1)) + 1 (7)
RR: 247. ((7 - 1 - 1) x 8 x 6) + 7 (10)
Score: 51–47 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: SOCIALRUT -> OCULARIST

Round 10: S R L I A I E N P

Chris: PRALINES (8)
Todd: prailines
DC: AIRLINES (8)
Score: 59–47 (max 78)

Round 11: M R W I U E J F N

Chris: INJURE (6)
Todd: FUMIER (6)
DC: MURINE (6) UNFIRM (6)
OT: FRENUM (6) MUREIN (6) NERIUM (6) UNRIFE (6)
Score: 65–53 (max 84)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Wales" and "walnut".

Round 12: R O N Y A I L N D

Chris: ORDAIN (6)
Todd: -
DC: ORDINAL (7) ironlady
OT: ANDIRON (7) NAILROD (7) NORLAND (7) RANDILY (7) RODINAL (7)
Score: 71–53 (max 91)

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

Chris: RALLIES (7)
Todd: REPAIRS (7)
DC: PARRIES (7) RAPIERS (7) REPRISAL (8)
OT: PARRILLS (8) PERILLAS (8) RALLIERS (8)
Score: 78–60 (max 99)

Round 14: 75, 3, 2, 10, 4, 4. Target: 856.

Chris: 856. ((10 + 2) x (75 - 4)) + 4 (10)
Todd: 870.
Score: 88–60 (max 109)

Round 15: N A I V E S L U R

No one buzzes. The answer was UNIVERSAL.
Final Score: 88–60 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

Todd:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 3

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