Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)

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Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 4:39 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (2 wins, 174 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Lisa Miller. An auditor from Warrington, Cheshire. She's a keep-fit fanatic, and once did a marathon, but needed support after almost collapsing after 30km. She also did a half-marathon while she was 14 weeks pregnant!! :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P F E L M E A N S
R02: O P J R I A N R E
R03: 25, 7, 2, 4, 7, 9. Target: 496.
TTT: TINASNOSE - "Tina had a feeling her nose caused widespread excitement."
R04: L H I E T F O R D
R05: M R U I C Y Q E B
R06: 100, 50, 75, 5, 10, 1. Target: 102.
R07: N O S T S I G N U
R08: P E A T M L E S R
R09: 75, 6, 10, 9, 2, 4. Target: 857.
TTT: ONSIXTEEN - "On your sixteenth birthday, your parents let you stay out longer than usual."
R10: U K A N S I R A W
R11: D E X M G O O T T
R12: S E G W U I T D S
R13: E O C H A D M T I
R14: 5, 8, 4, 7, 2, 7. Target: 733.
R15: F L U I D L I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P F E L M E A N S

Phil: FLAMENS (7)
Lisa: MEALS (5)
DC: ENAMELS (7)
OT: EMPANELS (8) EMPLANES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: O P J R I A N R E

Phil: PIANO (5)
Lisa: RAINER (6)
DC: PORNIER (7)
OT: PROREAN (7) RAPINER (7)
Score: 7–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 7, 2, 4, 7, 9. Target: 496.

Phil: 493. ((9 + 7 + 4) x 25) - 7 (7)
Lisa: -
RR: 496. (((7 / 7) + 9) x 2 x 25) - 4 (10)
Score: 14–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TINASNOSE -> SENSATION

Round 4: L H I E T F O R D

Phil: FROTHED (7)
Lisa: fortied
DC: DITHER (6)
OT: FLIRTED (7) LITHOED (7) LOFTIER (7) ORTHIDE (7) THEROID (7) TREFOIL (7) TRIFLED (7) TRIFOLD (7)
Score: 21–6 (max 32)

Round 5: M R U I C Y Q E B

Phil: CUMBER (6)
Lisa: MICE (4)
DC: CRUMBY (6)
OT: CERIUM (6) CIRQUE (6) ERBIUM (6) IMBRUE (6) RECUMB (6)
Score: 27–6 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 50, 75, 5, 10, 1. Target: 102.

Phil: 102. (10 / 5) + 100 (10)
Lisa: 102. ((50 / 5) / 10) + 100 + 1 (10)
Score: 37–16 (max 48)

Alexis talks about proposition bets including moving an olive from a napkin using a brandy snifter. :P

Round 7: N O S T S I G N U

Phil: OUTINGS (7)
Lisa: TOSSING (7)
DC: OUSTING (7) oustings
OT: NONSUITS (8) OUTSINGS (8)
Score: 44–23 (max 56)

Round 8: P E A T M L E S R

Phil: SAMPLER (7)
Lisa: PLATERS (7)
DC: EMPLASTER (18)
Score: 51–30 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 6, 10, 9, 2, 4. Target: 857.

Phil: -
Lisa: 856. ((75 + 9 + 2) x 10) - 4 (7)
RR: 857. ((6 - 4 + 75) x (9 + 2)) + 10 (10)
Score: 51–37 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: ONSIXTEEN -> EXTENSION

Round 10: U K A N S I R A W

Phil: RAINS (5)
Lisa: SAUNA (5)
DC: SAURIAN (7)
OT: KINARAS (7) UAKARIS (7) WAIRUAS (7)
Score: 56–42 (max 91)

Round 11: D E X M G O O T T

Phil: MOOTED (6)
Lisa: MOOTED (6)
DC: MOTTOED (7)
Score: 62–48 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some animals with spooky connections.

Round 12: S E G W U I T D S

Phil: GUIDES (6)
Lisa: SUITED (6)
DC: DISGUST (7) STUDIES (7) WIDGETS (7)
OT: DEGUSTS (7) DIGESTS (7) DUGITES (7) GUSSIED (7)
Score: 68–54 (max 105)

Round 13: E O C H A D M T I

Phil: MATCHED (7)
Lisa: MATCHED (7)
DC: MITCHED (7)
OT: METHODIC (8)
Score: 75–61 (max 113)

Round 14: 5, 8, 4, 7, 2, 7. Target: 733.

Phil: -
Lisa: 734. Mistake in working.
RR: 733. ((4 + 2 + 7) x 7 x 8) + 5 (10)
Score: 75–61 (max 123)

Round 15: F L U I D L I N E

No one buzzes. The answer was NULLIFIED.
Final Score: 75–61 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

Lisa:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 1

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