Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

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Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (3 wins, 286 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Ann Duckworth. A staff nurse from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. She works at the Royal Oldham Hospital. She also likes collecting vintage cars along with her husband.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P T G E I E T V F
R02: T R M O I A R D E
R03: 100, 3, 7, 6, 2, 3. Target: 886.
TTT: PETERMADE - "Peter made a curry and the smell spread throughout the house."
R04: T R M O I A I S L
R05: S N X N O E A P U
R06: 25, 7, 1, 2, 5, 3. Target: 657.
R07: R W J O A I D L E
R08: K N R L O A I A S
R09: 9, 3, 10, 5, 1, 1. Target: 692.
TTT: RIPVOICES - "No chips for this type of creature, it'll just have fish."
R10: B T D U O U L D A
R11: L N C M E O E Z T
R12: R S P N O U E M T
R13: R P T I U I E D S
R14: 100, 7, 3, 8, 2, 6. Target: 113.
R15: I C O P I T A L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: P T G E I E T V F

Chris: PETITE (6)
Ann: pattie
OT: GIFTEE (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: T R M O I A R D E

Chris: MARDIER (7)
Ann: DREAM (5)
DC: MARRIED (7) TARRIED (7) MEDIATOR (8)
OT: AIRDROME (8) MORTARED (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 3, 7, 6, 2, 3. Target: 886.

Chris: 886. ((6 + 3) x 100) - (7 x 2) (10)
Ann: 886. ((6 + 3) x 100) - (7 x 2) (10)
Score: 23–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: PETERMADE -> PERMEATED

Round 4: T R M O I A I S L

Chris: TRAILS (6)
Ann: MISTRAL (7)
DC: TROILISM (8) MORALIST (8)
OT: MISTRIAL (8) SLIOTAIR (8)
Score: 23–17 (max 32)

Round 5: S N X N O E A P U

Chris: saxon
Ann: spanx
DC: PAUSE (5) UNOPEN (6)
OT: PANNOSE (7) POSAUNE (7)
Score: 23–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 7, 1, 2, 5, 3. Target: 657.

Chris: 653. (((7 x 3) + 5) x 25) + 1 + 2 (7)
Ann: -
RR: 657. (((25 + 1) x 3) - 5) x (2 + 7) (10)
Score: 30–17 (max 49)

John talks about the Russian language, and some useful Russian phrases.

Round 7: R W J O A I D L E

Chris: JOWLIER (7)
Ann: LOADER (6)
DC: DARIOLE (7)
OT: RADIOLE (7)
Score: 37–17 (max 56)

Round 8: K N R L O A I A S

Chris: LARKS (5)
Ann: KOALAS (6)
DC: SAILOR (6) ANORAKS (7)
OT: ALKARSIN (8) ORINASAL (8)
Score: 37–23 (max 64)

Round 9: 9, 3, 10, 5, 1, 1. Target: 692.

Chris: 700. (((5 + 3) x 9) - 1 - 1) x 10 (5)
Ann: 700. (9 + 1) x 10 x (5 + 3 - 1) (5)
RR: 693. (5 + 3 - 1) x 9 x (10 + 1) (7)
Score: 42–28 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: RIPVOICES -> PISCIVORE

Round 10: B T D U O U L D A

Chris: ADULT (5)
Ann: DOUBT (5)
DC: DOULA (5)
OT: ABOUT (5) ADBOT (5) ALOUD (5) BALOT (5) BALUT (5) BLOAT (5) BOULT (5) BOUTU (5) LADDU (5) TUBAL (5)
Score: 47–33 (max 76)

Round 11: L N C M E O E Z T

Chris: CLONE (5)
Ann: CLEMENT (7)
DC: CEMENT (6) MOLTEN (6) TELECOM (7)
OT: TELECON (7)
Score: 47–40 (max 83)

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

Round 12: R S P N O U E M T

Chris: REMOUNTS (8)
Ann: MENTORS (7)
DC: MOUNTERS (8)
OT: PORTSMEN (8)
Score: 55–40 (max 91)

Round 13: R P T I U I E D S

Chris: RIPTIDES (8)
Ann: SPIRITED (8)
OT: PRUDITIES (18)
Score: 63–48 (max 109)

Round 14: 100, 7, 3, 8, 2, 6. Target: 113.

Chris: 113. 100 + 7 + 6 (10)
Ann: 113. 100 + 8 + 2 + 3 (10)
Score: 73–58 (max 119)

Round 15: I C O P I T A L L

Chris buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say POLITICAL which is correct.
Final Score: 83–58 (max 129)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 7

Ann:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

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