Thursday 8th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 23)

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Thursday 8th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 23)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (3 wins, 249 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Alyn McFetridge. A civil servant from Belfast. He was once cast as Tinkerbell in a college production of Peter Pan.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T A P R O E S V
R02: B I U L T L E R I
R03: 75, 10, 5, 9, 2, 8. Target: 730.
TTT: ROGERDOWN - "Roger was sent down, he'd been a very naughty boy."
R04: V I D R N E D A N
R05: Z R I A E M D X S
R06: 50, 8, 9, 7, 7, 9. Target: 253.
R07: R S L A S E I P G
R08: J A B N Q O E S G
R09: 25, 50, 75, 9, 6, 9. Target: 934.
TTT: ADAMBELTS - "Adam belts out the criticism to his staff, leaving them severely reprimanded."
R10: T I N W P A M O K
R11: C G E D O U C R F
R12: H E R S O P T U R
R13: M N E T Y I A D M
R14: 100, 6, 3, 9, 2, 10. Target: 278.
R15: T R Y I N B L A H (conundrum)


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Round 1: L T A P R O E S V

Phil: PAROLES (7)
Alyn: PLATERS (7)
DC: OVERSALT (8) PORTALS (7)
OT: LEVATORS (8) OVERLAPS (8) PETROSAL (8) PREVOTAL (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: B I U L T L E R I

Phil: REBUILT (7)
Alyn: REBUILT (7)
DC: TILLER (6) BUTLER (6)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 10, 5, 9, 2, 8. Target: 730.

Phil: 730. (75 - 2) x 10 (10)
Alyn: 730. (75 - 2) x 10 (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ROGERDOWN -> WRONGDOER

Round 4: V I D R N E D A N

Phil: INVADER (7)
Alyn: RAVINED (7)
DC: DANDIER (7)
OT: ADRENIN (7) DRAINED (7) INVADED (7)
Score: 31–31 (max 32)

Round 5: Z R I A E M D X S

Phil: ADMIRES (7)
Alyn: DREAMS (6)
DC: SIDEARM (7)
OT: ADMIXES (7) MEZAIRS (7) MIDEARS (7) MISREAD (7)
Score: 38–31 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 8, 9, 7, 7, 9. Target: 253.

Phil: 251. ((7 - (9 - 7)) x 50) + 9 - 8 (7)
Alyn: 251. ((7 + 7 - 9) x 50) + 9 - 8 (7)
RR: 253. ((50 x 9) + (8 x 7)) / (9 - 7) (10)
Score: 45–38 (max 49)

Alexis talks about a trick involving extracting a £20 note from under a glass bottle.

Round 7: R S L A S E I P G

Phil: GLASSIER (8)
Alyn: GLASSIER (8)
DC: PARLIES (7)
OT: PAIRLSES (8) PRISAGES (8)
Score: 53–46 (max 57)

Round 8: J A B N Q O E S G

Phil: BANJOES (7)
Alyn: BANJOES (7)
DC: BANJOS (6) NOSEBAG (7)
OT: OGBANJES (8)
Score: 60–53 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 9, 6, 9. Target: 934.

Phil: 935. ((75 + 25) x 9) + 50 - 9 - 6 (7)
Alyn: -
RR: 934. (50 x 9) + (75 x 6) + 25 + 9 (10)
Score: 67–53 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ADAMBELTS -> LAMBASTED

Round 10: T I N W P A M O K

Phil: POTMAN (6)
Alyn: PAINT (5)
DC: TAMPION (7)
OT: MAINTOP (7)
Score: 73–53 (max 82)

Round 11: C G E D O U C R F

Phil: occured
Alyn: FORGED (6)
DC: ROUGED (6)
OT: CODGER (6) DOUCER (6) DROGUE (6) FORCED (6) GOURDE (6) ROGUED (6)
Score: 73–59 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words which are often spelt incorrectly.

Round 12: H E R S O P T U R

Phil: POSTURER (8)
Alyn: sprouter
OT: PORTEURS (8) TROUPERS (8)
Score: 81–59 (max 96)

Round 13: M N E T Y I A D M

Phil: AMENITY (7)
Alyn: AMENITY (7)
DC: DAYTIME (7) ANYTIME (7) DYNAMITE (8)
Score: 88–66 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 6, 3, 9, 2, 10. Target: 278.

Phil: 278. (3 x 100) - ((2 x 6) + 10) (10)
Alyn: 278. ((100 - 10) x 3) + 6 + 2 (10)
Score: 98–76 (max 114)

Round 15: T R Y I N B L A H

Alyn buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say LABYRINTH which is correct.
Final Score: 98–86 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

Alyn:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

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