Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)

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Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:21 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 14 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (7 wins, 665 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Heather Blackley. A retired betting shop manager from London. She's a darts fan, and represents the Bricklayer's Arms in Sydenham.
DC: Susie Dent and Alistair McGowan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S M A Q M E B O D
R02: L C I U N G I E S
R03: 50, 9, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 547.
TTT: NAILEVENT - "She had her nails done for the big event in an attempt to impress her partner."
R04: F A R C O T E Y D
R05: I L N U K R E F L
R06: 50, 8, 1, 2, 5, 8. Target: 117.
R07: D R A E W D R O I
R08: V A P E X R U E T
R09: 25, 50, 10, 9, 4, 6. Target: 284.
TTT: REDPETALS - "It was Valentine's Day, but he didn't red petals, he went to the pub instead."
R10: W I N P O T A N I
R11: S D P E O S L E D
R12: L U M R A U B R I
R13: M H O E S P I N G
R14: 75, 7, 4, 4, 9, 10. Target: 423.
R15: M A L A R K E E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: S M A Q M E B O D

Phil: MAMBOED (7)
Heather: DOMES (5)
DC: MAMBOES (7)
OT: MADOMBES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: L C I U N G I E S

Phil: CLUEING (7)
Heather: SINGLE (6)
DC: CEILINGS (8) SLUICING (8)
OT: SCUNGILE (8) SCUNGILI (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 9, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 547.

Phil: 547. ((9 + 2) x 50) - (8 - 6 + 1) (10)
Heather: -
Score: 24–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NAILEVENT -> VALENTINE

Round 4: F A R C O T E Y D

Phil: FACTORED (8)
Heather: CROFTED (7)
DC: FACTORY (7) CRAFTED (7)
Score: 32–0 (max 34)

Round 5: I L N U K R E F L

Phil: flunker
Heather: FUNKIER (7)
DC: lineker LUNKER (6)
OT: FLUKIER (7) FLULIKE (7) RUNKLIE (7)
Score: 32–7 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 8, 1, 2, 5, 8. Target: 117.

Phil: 117. (8 + 5) x (8 + 1) (10)
Heather: 117. (50 x 2) + 8 + 8 + 1 (10)
Score: 42–17 (max 51)

Alistair talks about learning Latin to get into musical terms.

Round 7: D R A E W D R O I

Phil: WORDIER (7)
Heather: WORDIER (7)
DC: REWORD (6) REDRAW (6) DOWDIER (7) WORRIED (7)
OT: ARRODED (7) ARROWED (7) RADIOED (7) RAIRDED (7) REDWARD (7) ROADIED (7) ROWDIER (7)
Score: 49–24 (max 58)

Round 8: V A P E X R U E T

Phil: -
Heather: EXPERT (6)
DC: REPEAT (6)
OT: EPATER (6) PAREVE (6) PREVUE (6) REPAVE (6) REPUTE (6) UPRATE (6) VERTEX (6)
Score: 49–30 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 50, 10, 9, 4, 6. Target: 284.

Phil: 284. (6 x 50) - (25 - 9) (10)
Heather: -
Score: 59–30 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: REDPETALS -> PLASTERED

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

Phil: WAPITI (6)
Heather: NATION (6)
DC: PIANINO (7)
OT: OPINANT (7)
Score: 65–36 (max 81)

Round 11: S D P E O S L E D

Phil: PEDDLES (7)
Heather: DEPOSED (7)
DC: SPEEDOS (7) PODDLES (7)
OT: SEEDPODS (8)
Score: 72–43 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of terms to with Valentine's Day, which it is today. ;) :) :D

Round 12: L U M R A U B R I

Phil: BURIAL (6)
Heather: RAIL (4)
DC: RUMBA (5) MURAL (5) BARIUM (6) LUMBAR (6)
OT: BRUMAL (6) LABIUM (6) LABRUM (6) MARRUB (6) RUBRAL (6) UMBRAL (6) URAMIL (6)
Score: 78–43 (max 95)

Round 13: M H O E S P I N G

Phil: PIGEONS (7)
Heather: HOPING (6)
DC: SHOEING (7) PHENOMS (7) MOSHING (7)
OT: GNOMISH (7) HEMPING (7) MESHING (7) MOHSINE (7) MPINGOS (7) PHONIES (7) POSHING (7) SHOPMEN (7)
Score: 85–43 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 7, 4, 4, 9, 10. Target: 423.

Phil: 424. ((10 - 4) x (75 - 4)) - (9 - 7) (7)
Heather: -
RR: 423. ((4 x 10) + 7) x 9 (10)
Score: 92–43 (max 112)

Round 15: M A L A R K E E D

No one buzzes. The answer was DEALMAKER.
Final Score: 92–43 (max 122)

So, Phil becomes an octochamp, and his total of 757 points, puts him just 3 points behind Chris Thorn in the #2 spot on the leaderboard.

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

Heather:
Total score - 43
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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