Wednesday 31st January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 17)

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Wednesday 31st January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 17)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 27, 2018 9:35 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 31 January 2018.

C1: Challenger Mandy Wilson. A civil servant from Preston, Lancashire. She likes fell walking in the Yorkshire Dales.
C2: Challenger Louise Regan. A project manager for Camden Council. She's a big Manchester United fan, and she saw Eric Cantona at the London Palladium in the front row of an event last year.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z L A E N I C G T
R02: F B S O U A T E N
R03: 25, 7, 10, 3, 9, 7. Target: 735.
TTT: IFWETFISH - "If wet fish come into contact with your clothes, they'll soon become this."
R04: K Q R U I I T O S
R05: D M E E N H I E M
R06: 25, 100, 5, 6, 2, 3. Target: 805.
R07: Y S D O I O P N J
R08: T R T A E I S L E
R09: 25, 2, 6, 1, 1, 9. Target: 671.
TTT: ITSEVERAL - "It has several different functions, which means it's most definitely this."
R10: T L M U E A C E O
R11: N F A O H S I A W
R12: L T X I O U N R E
R13: D V R I A E L R D
R14: 25, 50, 7, 3, 8, 8. Target: 605.
R15: T I T A N B E R G (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z L A E N I C G T

Mandy: ELATING (7)
Louise: LAZING (6)
DC: ANGELIC (7)
OT: TEAZLING (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: F B S O U A T E N

Mandy: boasted
Louise: FASTEN (6)
DC: SOUTANE (7) ABOUTS (6)
OT: SUBTONE (7)
Score: 7–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 7, 10, 3, 9, 7. Target: 735.

Mandy: 732. Mistake in working.
Louise: 735. Mistake in working.
RR: 735. (25 - 10) x 7 x 7 (10)
Score: 7–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IFWETFISH -> WHIFFIEST

Round 4: K Q R U I I T O S

Mandy: SQUIRT (6)
Louise: SQUIRT (6)
DC: QUIRTS (6)
OT: OIKIST (6) QUIRKS (6) QUOITS (6) QUORKS (6) SUITOR (6)
Score: 13–12 (max 31)

Round 5: D M E E N H I E M

Mandy: MINED (5)
Louise: HEMMED (6)
DC: MEHENDI (7)
Score: 13–18 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 100, 5, 6, 2, 3. Target: 805.

Mandy: 805. ((6 + 2) x 100) + 5 (10)
Louise: 805. ((6 + 2) x 100) + 5 (10)
Score: 23–28 (max 48)

Suzannah talks more about witchcraft in the past.

Round 7: Y S D O I O P N J

Mandy: POISON (6)
Louise: SPOON (5)
DC: SPOONY (6)
OT: POISONY (7)
Score: 29–28 (max 55)

Round 8: T R T A E I S L E

Mandy: TREATS (6)
Louise: REALIST (7)
DC: RATTLES (7) LITERATES (18)
OT: STATELIER (18)
Score: 29–35 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 2, 6, 1, 1, 9. Target: 671.

Mandy: 674. ((2 + 1) x 9 x 25) - 1 (7)
Louise: 672. Mistake in working.
RR: 671. (((25 x 9) - 1) x (6 / 2)) - 1 (10)
Score: 36–35 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: ITSEVERAL -> VERSATILE

Round 10: T L M U E A C E O

Mandy: EMULATE (7)
Louise: EMULATE (7)
DC: MACULE (6)
OT: METACOEL (8)
Score: 43–42 (max 91)

Round 11: N F A O H S I A W

Mandy: FASHION (7)
Louise: FASHION (7)
DC: AWASH (5)
Score: 50–49 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more unusual plurals.

Round 12: L T X I O U N R E

Mandy: ROUTE (5)
Louise: UNTIE (5)
DC: ROUTINE (7) RETINOL (7) OUTLINER (8)
Score: 55–54 (max 106)

Round 13: D V R I A E L R D

Mandy: DRIVEL (6)
Louise: VARIED (6)
DC: RIDDLER (7) ARRIVED (7) LARDIER (7)
OT: RAIRDED (7)
Score: 61–60 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 50, 7, 3, 8, 8. Target: 605.

Mandy: -
Louise: 605. ((50 + 25) x 8) + 8 - 3 (10)
Score: 61–70 (max 123)

Round 15: T I T A N B E R G

Mandy buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say BANTERING which is incorrect.
Louise buzzes on 14.25 seconds to say BATTERING which is correct.
Final Score: 61–80 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Mandy:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 3

Louise:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

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