Friday 2nd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 19)

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Friday 2nd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 19)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 11:12 am

Countdown recap for Friday 2 February 2018.

C1: Champion David Shipley (1 win, 78 points.) A retired chemical engineer from Yarm, North Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Lena Hamre. From Seascale, Cumbria, but is originally from Norway. She originally moved to England after a holiday romance in Greece.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B E H O T D L I S
R02: Y T X A E O L R N
R03: 50, 1, 8, 2, 4, 10. Target: 577.
TTT: RICKSTAIN - "Rick leaves a large stain all over the floor of the first class carriage."
R04: J R G E A U P L R
R05: C N O S I A R O C
R06: 25, 100, 3, 10, 9, 1. Target: 663.
R07: R L E G U W E S M
R08: T P W A U I I S T
R09: 3, 3, 2, 10, 8, 4. Target: 650.
TTT: THEICYMRS - "The Mrs. was very icy towards her husband, there was no emotional connection."
R10: G F N O E I M P D
R11: S I D O M E R S I
R12: T K N E A O E F D
R13: N O S U T R A V I
R14: 50, 75, 100, 3, 9, 5. Target: 827.
R15: I N T A G L I O S (conundrum)


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Round 1: B E H O T D L I S

David: HOTELS (6)
Lena: BOLDEST (7)
DC: HOLIEST (7) BOTHIES (7)
OT: BEHOLDS (7) BOLIDES (7) BOLSHIE (7) DOLTISH (7) EOLITHS (7) HOISTED (7) HOSTILE (7) HOTBEDS (7) LITHOED (7) LITHOES (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: Y T X A E O L R N

David: realtor
Lena: ornatly
DC: ORNATELY (8) LEARNT (6)
Score: 0–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 1, 8, 2, 4, 10. Target: 577.

David: 577. ((50 + 8) x 10) - 2 - 1 (10)
Lena: 580.
Score: 10–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: RICKSTAIN -> TRAINSICK

Round 4: J R G E A U P L R

David: GRAPE (5)
Lena: -
DC: EARPLUG (7) REGULAR (7) GRAUPEL (7)
OT: PLAGUER (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 32)

Round 5: C N O S I A R O C

David: SONIC (5)
Lena: roccas
DC: OCCASION (8) RACCOONS (8)
Score: 20–7 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 100, 3, 10, 9, 1. Target: 663.

David: 661. ((100 + 10) x (9 - 3)) + 1 (7)
Lena: 663. Mistake in working.
RR: 663. ((100 - 25 - 1) x 9) - 3 (10)
Score: 27–7 (max 50)

Suzannah talks about sorcery and healing spells from the 16th century.

Round 7: R L E G U W E S M

David: LEGUMES (7)
Lena: mesure
OT: LEMURES (7) RELUMES (7)
Score: 34–7 (max 57)

Round 8: T P W A U I I S T

David: WAPITIS (7)
Lena: WAIST (5)
DC: AUTIST (6)
Score: 41–7 (max 64)

Round 9: 3, 3, 2, 10, 8, 4. Target: 650.

David: 650. Mistake in working.
Lena: 650. ((3 / 3) + (8 x 2 x 4)) x 10 (10)
Score: 41–17 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: THEICYMRS -> CHEMISTRY

Round 10: G F N O E I M P D

David: GNOME (5)
Lena: minged
DC: DEMOING (7) PONGED (6)
Score: 46–17 (max 81)

Round 11: S I D O M E R S I

David: MOSSIER (7)
Lena: MOSSIER (7)
DC: DOSSIER (7)
OT: MISDOERS (8) SIDERISM (8)
Score: 53–24 (max 89)

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

Round 12: T K N E A O E F D

David: DEFEAT (6)
Lena: DONATE (6)
DC: tokened
OT: AKETON (6) ANTODE (6) ATONED (6) DEAFEN (6) DENOTE (6) FANTOD (6) KETONE (6) TANKED (6) TONKED (6)
Score: 59–30 (max 95)

Round 13: N O S U T R A V I

David: RATIONS (7)
Lena: RAINOUTS (8)
DC: VARIOUS (7)
OT: VIRTUOSA (8)
Score: 59–38 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 3, 9, 5. Target: 827.

David: 827. (9 x 100) - 75 + 5 - 3 (10)
Lena: 827. (9 x 100) - 75 + 5 - 3 (10)
Score: 69–48 (max 113)

Round 15: I N T A G L I O S

David buzzes on 4 seconds to say ISOLATING which is correct.
Final Score: 79–48 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 6

Lena:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 5

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