Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)

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Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 10:27 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 February 2018.

C1: Champion Louise Regan (1 win, 80 points.) A project manager for Camden Council.
C2: Challenger David Shipley. A retired chemical engineer from Yarm, North Yorkshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P R M U A E R S A
R02: P O W E R I G S A
R03: 25, 100, 8, 5, 7, 10. Target: 859.
TTT: OPENREACH - "No need to make a phone call to tell of your safety, you've got this."
R04: D E L A B I M S E
R05: N G E A P T I E V
R06: 25, 3, 4, 4, 8, 10. Target: 532.
R07: R T O I D D U V E
R08: T O M E F S D U T
R09: 50, 25, 3, 1, 5, 4. Target: 429.
TTT: BYACTIONS - "You can tell by his actions that he's never going to change, he's known for this."
R10: H I L A K Q O N I
R11: S T D E I A R N O
R12: F E M E N T Z M U
R13: T N S I A E L A W
R14: 100, 3, 1, 7, 8, 9. Target: 598.
R15: G I L T I L A D Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: P R M U A E R S A

Louise: sumper
David: amuser
DC: RAMPERS (7)
OT: ARMURES (7) PARERAS (7) PARURES (7) UPREARS (7)
Score: 0–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P O W E R I G S A

Louise: waspier
David: waspier
DC: GAWPERS (7) PRISAGE (7)
OT: EARWIGS (7) PORGIES (7) SOAPIER (7)
Score: 0–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 100, 8, 5, 7, 10. Target: 859.

Louise: 860. (100 x 8) + ((7 - 5) x 25) + 10 (7)
David: 857.
RR: 859. ((100 + 7) x 8) + ((25 + 5) / 10) (10)
Score: 7–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: OPENREACH -> CHAPERONE

Round 4: D E L A B I M S E

Louise: BLAMED (6)
David: MISLEAD (7)
DC: DISABLE (7) ambleside
OT: ABSEILED (8) BELDAMES (8) LIMEADES (8) MEDALISE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 32)

Round 5: N G E A P T I E V

Louise: TAPING (6)
David: NEGATIVE (8)
DC: VINTAGE (7) pageant
OT: AGENTIVE (8) PEGANITE (8)
Score: 7–15 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 3, 4, 4, 8, 10. Target: 532.

Louise: 533. ((8 + 10 + 3) x 25) + 4 + 4 (7)
David: 532. Mistake in working.
RR: 532. (((25 - 4) x 4) - 8) x (10 - 3) (10)
Score: 14–15 (max 50)

Suzannah talks about more stereotypes attributes to witchcraft.

Round 7: R T O I D D U V E

Louise: OUTDRIVE (8)
David: OUTDRIVE (8)
DC: OVERDID (7)
Score: 22–23 (max 58)

Round 8: T O M E F S D U T

Louise: OUSTED (6)
David: OUSTED (6)
DC: SMUTTED (7) TESTUDO (7)
OT: DUETTOS (7)
Score: 28–29 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 25, 3, 1, 5, 4. Target: 429.

Louise: 429. ((5 + 3) x 50) + 25 + 4 (10)
David: 429. ((5 + 3) x 50) + 25 + 4 (10)
Score: 38–39 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: BYACTIONS -> OBSTINACY

Round 10: H I L A K Q O N I

Louise: HAIL (4)
David: LINK (4)
DC: HALON (5) KAOLIN (6)
OT: HINOKI (6)
Score: 42–43 (max 81)

Round 11: S T D E I A R N O

Louise: ORDINATES (18)
David: DERATIONS (18)
DC: NOTARISED (18)
OT: NADORITES (18)
Score: 60–61 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of silent letters.

Round 12: F E M E N T Z M U

Louise: TEEM (4)
David: fent
DC: MENTUM (6)
OT: UNMEET (6)
Score: 64–61 (max 105)

Round 13: T N S I A E L A W

Louise: WAIST (5)
David: SALIENT (7)
DC: SALINATE (8) SALTINE (7)
Score: 64–68 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 3, 1, 7, 8, 9. Target: 598.

Louise: 599.
David: 598. ((9 - 3) x 100) - (8 + 1 - 7) (10)
Score: 64–78 (max 123)

Round 15: G I L T I L A D Y

No one buzzes. The answer was DIGITALLY.
Final Score: 64–78 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Louise:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

David:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

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