Thursday 25th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 13)

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Thursday 25th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 13)

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 25 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (4 wins, 369 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Robin McConnell. From Wood End, Coventry, West Midlands. He supports Tottenham Hotspur, but is a season ticket holder at his local team, Tamworth.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N B H E I E N S Y
R02: S M U B A D T I A
R03: 100, 7, 4, 2, 5, 9. Target: 139.
TTT: TINYTRACE - "You be sure of it, you be absolutely sure of it!"
R04: R O M T A R U K E
R05: W T S U E I R W F
R06: 25, 9, 2, 9, 1, 3. Target: 614.
R07: Q S N Z E U O C E
R08: L A M T E P U F E
R09: 9, 1, 3, 7, 3, 5. Target: 381.
TTT: BACONTUCK - "Three, two, one, it sounds like Dracula's returned."
R10: N I J A L I M A D
R11: R T L S O A I M O
R12: D A N I T E N A D
R13: L R D E A E T L D
R14: 75, 8, 7, 6, 8, 4. Target: 656.
R15: R E N T G I V E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: N B H E I E N S Y

Chris: SHINE (5)
Robin: shiney
DC: SHINY (5) BENNIES (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S M U B A D T I A

Chris: AUDITS (6)
Robin: STADIA (6)
DC: masted STADIUM (7)
OT: BASMATI (7) MITSUBA (7) SUTIABA (7)
Score: 11–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 7, 4, 2, 5, 9. Target: 139.

Chris: 139. (5 x 7) + 4 + 100 (10)
Robin: 139. (4 x 9) + 5 - 2 + 100 (10)
Score: 21–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TINYTRACE -> CERTAINTY

Round 4: R O M T A R U K E

Chris: MORTAR (6)
Robin: MATURER (7)
DC: OUTRAKE (7)
OT: ERRATUM (7) ORATURE (7) ROTAMER (7)
Score: 21–23 (max 31)

Round 5: W T S U E I R W F

Chris: FUSTIER (7)
Robin: FURIES (6)
DC: SURFEIT (7)
OT: SWIFTER (7)
Score: 28–23 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 9, 2, 9, 1, 3. Target: 614.

Chris: 611. ((9 - 1) x 3 x 25) + 9 + 2 (7)
Robin: 611. ((9 - 1) x 3 x 25) + 9 + 2 (7)
RR: 614. ((25 + 9) x 2 x 9) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 35–30 (max 48)

John talks about Russian words that are used in the English language.

Round 7: Q S N Z E U O C E

Chris: QUEENS (6)
Robin: OUNCES (6)
DC: COZENS (6)
Score: 41–36 (max 54)

Round 8: L A M T E P U F E

Chris: PLATE (5)
Robin: PLUME (5)
DC: FLEET (5) EMULATE (7) AMPUTEE (7)
OT: PLUMATE (7) PLUMETE (7)
Score: 46–41 (max 61)

Round 9: 9, 1, 3, 7, 3, 5. Target: 381.

Chris: 380. ((7 x 5) + 3) x (9 + 1) (7)
Robin: 380. ((7 x 5) + 3) x (9 + 1) (7)
RR: 381. ((1 + 5) x 9 x 7) + 3 (10)
Score: 53–48 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: BACONTUCK -> COUNTBACK

Round 10: N I J A L I M A D

Chris: ANIMAL (6)
Robin: ANIMAL (6)
DC: INLAID (6)
OT: NIALAMID (8)
Score: 59–54 (max 79)

Round 11: R T L S O A I M O

Chris: MORTALS (7)
Robin: MORALIST (8)
DC: ISOLATOR (8)
OT: MOTORIAL (8) OSTIOLAR (8)
Score: 59–62 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some gambling terms.

Round 12: D A N I T E N A D

Chris: TANNED (6)
Robin: used letter twice :oops:
DC: TINNED (6) ANDANTE (7)
OT: ADIATED (7)
Score: 65–62 (max 94)

Round 13: L R D E A E T L D

Chris: RELATED (7)
Robin: -
DC: ALTERED (7) ALERTED (7) TREADLED (8)
Score: 72–62 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 8, 7, 6, 8, 4. Target: 656.

Chris: 656. ((75 + 6) x 8) + 8 (10)
Robin: 656. (8 x 75) + (8 x 7) (10)
Score: 82–72 (max 112)

Round 15: R E N T G I V E R

Chris buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say REVERTING which is correct.
Final Score: 92–72 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 5

Robin:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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