Tuesday 13th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 26)

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Tuesday 13th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 26)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 13 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (6 wins, 551 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Mike O'Connell. A staff nurse in a rehabilitation unit from Dundee. He likes a bit of DIY in his spare time too.
DC: Susie Dent and Alistair McGowan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T S E R H I O S R
R02: P D A O E G N D U
R03: 75, 100, 8, 5, 9, 10. Target: 266.
TTT: BILLYEATS - "Billy eats his food with all the grace of a wild animal."
R04: W M A O I L S P U
R05: E D P I N H O M T
R06: 25, 100, 6, 9, 7, 2. Target: 803.
R07: J R E S W A I R T
R08: N S E A X O T R M
R09: 25, 8, 5, 3, 10, 9. Target: 315.
TTT: BASEALTAR - "The base of the altar was adorned with figures made of this."
R10: S N E I T D E V A
R11: E R L I U E B G L
R12: P N T O A E R F A
R13: Z L T I A V R I T
R14: 100, 25, 2, 9, 4, 1. Target: 431.
R15: B U T T I E A R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S E R H I O S R

Phil: RESISTOR (8)
Mike: SHORTER (7)
DC: HORSIEST (8) SHORTIES (8)
OT: HERITORS (8) HOISTERS (8) ORTHESIS (8) REHOISTS (8) ROISTERS (8) SORRIEST (8) STORIERS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P D A O E G N D U

Phil: POUNDAGE (8)
Mike: POUNDAGE (8)
DC: PONGED (6) UNPAGED (7) POUNDED (7)
Score: 16–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 100, 8, 5, 9, 10. Target: 266.

Phil: 266. (5 x 75) - 100 - 9 (10)
Mike: 266. ((10 - 8) x 100) + 75 - 9 (10)
Score: 26–18 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BILLYEATS -> BESTIALLY

Round 4: W M A O I L S P U

Phil: pilums
Mike: SPOIL (5)
DC: MIAOWS (6)
OT: LIPOMAS (7) PAILOUS (7)
Score: 26–23 (max 33)

Round 5: E D P I N H O M T

Phil: POINTED (7)
Mike: POINTED (7)
DC: PIEDMONT (8)
Score: 33–30 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 100, 6, 9, 7, 2. Target: 803.

Phil: 802. ((6 + 2) x 100) + 9 - 7 (7)
Mike: 807.
RR: 803. (((9 + 7) x 100) + 6) / 2 (10)
Score: 40–30 (max 51)

Alistair talks about regaining his love of the piano, and throwing in an impression of Gregg Wallace too.

Round 7: J R E S W A I R T

Phil: WAITERS (7)
Mike: TARRIES (7)
DC: WARIEST (7)
OT: ARTSIER (7) TARSIER (7) WARTIER (7) WRISTER (7) WRITERS (7)
Score: 47–37 (max 58)

Round 8: N S E A X O T R M

Phil: MONSTERA (8)
Mike: MONSTER (7)
DC: MOANERS (7) STOREMAN (8)
OT: MONASTER (8) MONTERAS (8) NEARMOST (8)
Score: 55–37 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 8, 5, 3, 10, 9. Target: 315.

Phil: 315. ((9 + 3) x 25) + 10 + 5 (10)
Mike: -
Score: 65–37 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: BASEALTAR -> ALABASTER

Round 10: S N E I T D E V A

Phil: DEVIANTS (8)
Mike: VAINEST (7)
DC: SEDATIVE (8) INVESTED (8)
OT: NEVADITES (18)
Score: 73–37 (max 94)

Round 11: E R L I U E B G L

Phil: BULGIER (7)
Mike: BURGLE (6)
DC: bullier BEGUILER (8)
Score: 80–37 (max 102)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "carnival".

Round 12: P N T O A E R F A

Phil: PRONATE (7)
Mike: PARENT (6)
DC: PANFORTE (8)
OT: PROFANATE (18)
Score: 87–37 (max 120)

Round 13: Z L T I A V R I T

Phil: TRIVIAL (7)
Mike: RIVAL (5)
Score: 94–37 (max 127)

Round 14: 100, 25, 2, 9, 4, 1. Target: 431.

Phil: 431. (4 x 100) + 25 + 9 - 2 - 1 (10)
Mike: 432.
Score: 104–37 (max 137)

Round 15: B U T T I E A R T

Phil buzzes on 10.75 seconds to say ATTRIBUTE which is correct.
Final Score: 114–37 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 114
Raw score - 114
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 7.6
Raw average score per round - 7.6
Number of maxes - 9

Mike:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 25
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

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