Tuesday 6th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 21)

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Tuesday 6th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 21)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 3:26 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 6 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (1 win, 78 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Simon Block. A retired administrator from Little Common, East Sussex. He used to work for the British Boxing Board of Control as their General Secretary. He says the best British boxer he ever saw was Prince Naseem Hamed, and the best ever boxer was Sugar Ray Leonard.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N S E R Z I O B T
R02: Y G R A O L I E R
R03: 25, 6, 9, 1, 8, 3. Target: 303.
TTT: HOLYGROIN - "She studied this for years, so she definitely "nose" about it."
R04: H A E F S L A O V
R05: C R O F S E U P N
R06: 25, 75, 1, 8, 5, 3. Target: 549.
R07: P S I G O H I R N
R08: A R T E A W U N S
R09: 25, 7, 8, 9, 4, 1. Target: 831.
TTT: SPEDCANAL - "They never sped along the canal, they took their time and took in the wonderful views."
R10: T M E C I P E O L
R11: T L E A D T V I X
R12: B E T I W U D I M
R13: E N U L I D R N L
R14: 75, 100, 4, 5, 1, 9. Target: 959.
R15: D E S I R E H M M (conundrum)


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Round 1: N S E R Z I O B T

Phil: bronziest
Simon: brazen
DC: BRONZES (7) BONIEST (7) BONZER (6)
OT: RIBSTONE (8) ROBINETS (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Y G R A O L I E R

Phil: OGLER (5)
Simon: GAOLER (6)
DC: GORIER (6)
OT: GIRLERY (7) RAGLORE (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 9, 1, 8, 3. Target: 303.

Phil: 303. ((3 + 9) x 25) + 8 + 1 - 6 (10)
Simon: 303. ((3 + 9) x 25) + 8 - 6 + 1 (10)
Score: 10–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HOLYGROIN -> RHINOLOGY

Round 4: H A E F S L A O V

Phil: LOAVES (6)
Simon: HALVES (6)
OT: AASVOEL (7) FAVELAS (7)
Score: 16–22 (max 32)

Round 5: C R O F S E U P N

Phil: POUNCERS (8)
Simon: FORCES (6)
DC: PREFOCUS (8)
Score: 24–22 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 75, 1, 8, 5, 3. Target: 549.

Phil: 549. (((3 x 5) - 8) x 75) + 25 - 1 (10)
Simon: 555.
Score: 34–22 (max 50)

Alexis talks about his ability to win a free round of drinks from people.

Round 7: P S I G O H I R N

Phil: PRISING (7)
Simon: hirings
DC: HIRING (6) SHORING (7) HORSING (7)
OT: IRONISH (7) NOIRISH (7) ORIGINS (7) ORPINGS (7) PHISIOG (7) POISING (7) POSHING (7) PROINGS (7) PROSING (7) RIPINGS (7) RISPING (7) ROSPING (7)
Score: 41–22 (max 57)

Round 8: A R T E A W U N S

Phil: SAUNTER (7)
Simon: WASTER (6)
DC: UNAWARES (8)
OT: URANATES (8)
Score: 48–22 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 7, 8, 9, 4, 1. Target: 831.

Phil: 832. (((8 x 4) + 1) x 25) + 7 (7)
Simon: -
RR: 831. (((7 x 8) - 4) x (25 - 9)) - 1 (10)
Score: 55–22 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: SPEDCANAL -> LANDSCAPE

Round 10: T M E C I P E O L

Phil: COMPLETE (8)
Simon: POLICE (6)
DC: EPITOME (7) POLEMIC (7)
Score: 63–22 (max 83)

Round 11: T L E A D T V I X

Phil: valeted
Simon: DATIVE (6)
DC: TAXIED (6)
OT: ALVITE (6) DETAIL (6) DILATE (6) TAILED (6) TILTED (6) TITLED (6) VAILED (6) VATTED (6) VITTAE (6) VITTLE (6)
Score: 63–28 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of more terms to do with "hell".

Round 12: B E T I W U D I M

Phil: IMBUED (6)
Simon: TIMED (5)
OT: DIMWIT (6) TEDIUM (6)
Score: 69–28 (max 95)

Round 13: E N U L I D R N L

Phil: UNLINED (7)
Simon: DULLER (6)
DC: NURDLE (6)
OT: INURNED (7)
Score: 76–28 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 100, 4, 5, 1, 9. Target: 959.

Phil: 959. (100 x 9) + 75 - ((5 - 1) x 4) (10)
Simon: -
Score: 86–28 (max 112)

Round 15: D E S I R E H M M

Phil buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say SHIMMERED which is correct.
Final Score: 96–28 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 9

Simon:
Total score - 28
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 23
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 1.9
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 2

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