Tuesday 30th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 16)

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Tuesday 30th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 16)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 27, 2018 1:54 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (7 wins, 641 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Ryan Peteranna. A journalism and politics student from the island of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, but is currently studying at Stirling University.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D V R M U E I E G
R02: M S P I A E W R V
R03: 10, 7, 3, 1, 3, 2. Target: 940.
TTT: ASERECTED - "As soon as the monument was erected, people would come and disrespect it."
R04: N N M U A O U D T
R05: S D T I O A N D B
R06: 75, 6, 6, 4, 9, 1. Target: 290.
R07: L S R O A E S T G
R08: A I E W N H X L S
R09: 3, 1, 6, 9, 3, 6. Target: 945.
TTT: LIVEDCITY - "He lived in the city, at the bottom of a very big hill."
R10: R I T E J I T P M
R11: H R P A E A Y R D
R12: L P R I U O E L F
R13: C L T A E O S R E
R14: 50, 1, 3, 4, 8, 5. Target: 991.
R15: D E E P C R O S S (conundrum)


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Round 1: D V R M U E I E G

Chris: GRIEVED (7)
Ryan: VERGED (6)
DC: DEMIURGE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: M S P I A E W R V

Chris: VAMPIRES (8)
Ryan: PRAISE (6)
OT: SWAMPIER (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 10, 7, 3, 1, 3, 2. Target: 940.

Chris: -
Ryan: -
RR: 945. (7)
OT: 945. (10 - 1) x 7 x 3 x (3 + 2) (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ASERECTED -> DESECRATE

Round 4: N N M U A O U D T

Chris: AMOUNT (6)
Ryan: AMOUNT (6)
DC: OUTMAN (6) UNMOUNT (7)
OT: NOTANDUM (8)
Score: 21–6 (max 31)

Round 5: S D T I O A N D B

Chris: BASTION (7)
Ryan: BASTION (7)
DC: BANDITOS (8) BANDITS (7)
OT: BANDIDOS (8)
Score: 28–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 6, 6, 4, 9, 1. Target: 290.

Chris: 290. (75 x 4) - 9 - 1 (10)
Ryan: 290. (75 x 4) - 9 - 1 (10)
Score: 38–23 (max 49)

Suzannah talks about witches and myths brought up in literature.

Round 7: L S R O A E S T G

Chris: GLOATERS (8)
Ryan: GLOATERS (8)
DC: LARGESS (7)
OT: LEGATORS (8)
Score: 46–31 (max 57)

Round 8: A I E W N H X L S

Chris: INHALES (7)
Ryan: WHALES (6)
DC: SHAWLIE (7)
OT: INWALES (7) WAHINES (7)
Score: 53–31 (max 64)

Round 9: 3, 1, 6, 9, 3, 6. Target: 945.

Chris: 945. ((6 x 3 x 6) - 3) x 9 (10)
Ryan: -
Score: 63–31 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: LIVEDCITY -> DECLIVITY

Round 10: R I T E J I T P M

Chris: PERMIT (6)
Ryan: JITTER (6)
DC: PITIER (6) pittier
OT: PRIMITE (7)
Score: 69–37 (max 81)

Round 11: H R P A E A Y R D

Chris: HARPED (6)
Ryan: HARPED (6)
DC: PARADER (7) DRAPERY (7)
OT: HARDPEAR (8)
Score: 75–43 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some odd irregularities of the English language, including the plural of "octopus".

Round 12: L P R I U O E L F

Chris: FILLER (6)
Ryan: FULLER (6)
DC: ROUILLE (7)
OT: POUFIER (7) PROFILE (7) RIPEFUL (7) ROPEFUL (7)
Score: 81–49 (max 96)

Round 13: C L T A E O S R E

Chris: RELOCATES (18)
Ryan: treacles
DC: COATEES (7)
Score: 99–49 (max 114)

Round 14: 50, 1, 3, 4, 8, 5. Target: 991.

Chris: 991. (4 x 5 x 50) - 8 - 1 (10)
Ryan: 991. (4 x 5 x 50) - 8 - 1 (10)
Score: 109–59 (max 124)

Round 15: D E E P C R O S S

Chris buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say PROCESSED which is correct.
Final Score: 119–59 (max 134)

So, with 760 points, and being the first person to reach 8 wins in this series, Chris is the new #1 seed, and more than likely will be back for the finals in June. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 119
Raw score - 119
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 8

Ryan:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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