Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)

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Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:00 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 9 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (4 wins, 347 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger John Owens. A retired computer systems analyst from Oldham, Greater Manchester. He was previously on the show 25 years ago in Series 22, where he won once.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T U N W E A S T
R02: T L D O E I N M L
R03: 75, 25, 6, 3, 4, 5. Target: 451.
TTT: FEWERMOON - "There were several supervisors in the factory, but they weren't three men."
R04: S F H U O I T Q V
R05: E D H J I E D N E
R06: 75, 6, 3, 10, 1, 3. Target: 175.
R07: I U I L R N E S D
R08: C W Z A E O G S A
R09: 25, 75, 10, 3, 10, 7. Target: 180.
TTT: SLEEPGURU - "It can't guarantee you a good night's sleep, but it'll make sure your eyes stay shut."
R10: P T M R U A E D N
R11: A X R N O C E E V
R12: R M G S I O A O R
R13: S I F M U P T E R
R14: 3, 5, 5, 10, 9, 7. Target: 404.
R15: G U N G A W I F F (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T U N W E A S T

Phil: TUNERS (6)
John: WASTER (6)
DC: TAUNTERS (8) WANTERS (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: T L D O E I N M L

Phil: MOLTEN (6)
John: -
DC: LENTOID (7)
OT: MOLLIENT (8)
Score: 12–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 25, 6, 3, 4, 5. Target: 451.

Phil: 451. (6 x 75) + 4 - 3 (10)
John: 451. (6 x 75) + 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 22–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: FEWERMOON -> FOREWOMEN

Round 4: S F H U O I T Q V

Phil: outfish
John: SHOUT (5)
DC: QUOITS (6)
OT: SHUFTI (6)
Score: 22–21 (max 32)

Round 5: E D H J I E D N E

Phil: HIDDEN (6)
John: HIDDEN (6)
DC: NEEDED (6) HEEDED (6)
OT: DENIED (6) INDEED (6)
Score: 28–27 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 6, 3, 10, 1, 3. Target: 175.

Phil: 175. ((6 + 3 + 1) x 10) + 75 (10)
John: 175. ((6 + 3 + 1) x 10) + 75 (10)
Score: 38–37 (max 48)

Alexis does a trick involving a couple of 10 pence pieces, and a shot of apple juice. 8-)

Round 7: I U I L R N E S D

Phil: LINERS (6)
John: unriled
DC: RILED (5) INSURED (7)
OT: INLIERS (7) INSIDER (7) NURDLES (7) NURSLED (7) RESILIN (7) RINDELS (7) RINDLES (7) RINDLIS (7) SIDELIN (7) URIDINE (7)
Score: 44–37 (max 55)

Round 8: C W Z A E O G S A

Phil: CAGES (5)
John: CAGES (5)
DC: COWAGES (7)
Score: 49–42 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 75, 10, 3, 10, 7. Target: 180.

Phil: 180. ((10 x 7) - 10) x (75 / 25) (10)
John: 180. (75 x 3) - 25 - 10 - 10 (10)
Score: 59–52 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: SLEEPGURU -> SUPERGLUE

Round 10: P T M R U A E D N

Phil: MATURED (7)
John: TRAMPED (7)
DC: TEMPURA (7) UNPARTED (8)
OT: UNDREAMT (8)
Score: 66–59 (max 80)

Round 11: A X R N O C E E V

Phil: overance
John: CAVER (5)
DC: CAVERN (6) CRAVEN (6) CORNEA (6)
OT: CERVENA (7)
Score: 66–64 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words which originate from places.

Round 12: R M G S I O A O R

Phil: GROOMS (6)
John: GROOMS (6)
DC: ORGASM (6) IMAGOS (6)
OT: ROOIGRAS (8)
Score: 72–70 (max 95)

Round 13: S I F M U P T E R

Phil: FRUMPIEST (18)
John: SIFTER (6)
DC: PERFUMIST (18)
Score: 90–70 (max 113)

Round 14: 3, 5, 5, 10, 9, 7. Target: 404.

Phil: 402.
John: 403. (((7 x 5) + 5) x 10) + 3 (7)
RR: 404. (((5 x 5) + (7 x 3)) x 9) - 10 (10)
Score: 90–77 (max 123)

Round 15: G U N G A W I F F

Phil buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say GUFFAWING which is correct.
Final Score: 100–77 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

John:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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