Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)

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Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:42 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 15 February 2018.

C1: Challenger Simon Baker. From Thirsk, North Yorkshire. He loves Italy, and now he has retired, he takes lessons in learning Italian.
C2: Challenger Tony Smith. A retired engineer from East Bergholt, Suffolk.
DC: Susie Dent and Alistair McGowan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T H N E I A V N U
R02: T J I E S T E A T
R03: 100, 2, 6, 4, 4, 3. Target: 371.
TTT: MATTCLEAN - "Matt is never clean, he's always dirty from the farm."
R04: M G E O R S I E T
R05: L S O A A T Z R I
R06: 100, 25, 6, 4, 2, 9. Target: 748.
R07: N P K E O E S L I
R08: X D A E L N O O T
R09: 50, 8, 7, 4, 5, 1. Target: 998.
TTT: DOWNLOADS - "No downloads available in this vicinity, there's no Internet connection."
R10: W S A U D G A E V
R11: S B R I E U P G O
R12: R D I E P C A U M
R13: M R S A E I N L E
R14: 3, 1, 9, 4, 7, 8. Target: 128.
R15: D E F R E S U L T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T H N E I A V N U

Simon: NAIVE (5)
Tony: event
DC: THANE (5) THINE (5) VAUNT (5) NATIVE (6) INVENT (6)
OT: UNNATIVE (8)
Score: 5–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T J I E S T E A T

Simon: jests
Tony: TEASE (5)
DC: JETTIES (7) TATTIES (7) TESTATE (7)
OT: ETATISTE (8) STEATITE (8)
Score: 5–5 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 2, 6, 4, 4, 3. Target: 371.

Simon: 371. (100 x 4) - ((6 x 4) + 3 + 2) (10)
Tony: -
Score: 15–5 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: MATTCLEAN -> CATTLEMAN

Round 4: M G E O R S I E T

Simon: MOISTER (7)
Tony: MORTISE (7)
DC: ERGOTISM (8)
OT: GERMIEST (8) ROMEITES (8) TIRESOME (8)
Score: 22–12 (max 34)

Round 5: L S O A A T Z R I

Simon: TRAILS (6)
Tony: TAILS (5)
DC: SOLARIA (7) TAILORS (7) LARIATS (7)
OT: ALASTOR (7) ORALIST (7) ROSALIA (7) SLIOTAR (7) SOLATIA (7)
Score: 28–12 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 25, 6, 4, 2, 9. Target: 748.

Simon: 748. ((100 + 25) x 6) - (4 - 2) (10)
Tony: 750.
Score: 38–12 (max 51)

Alistair talks about gaining classical music inspiration for his piano from listening to the radio.

Round 7: N P K E O E S L I

Simon: SPOKEN (6)
Tony: SPOKEN (6)
DC: PINKOES (7) PENSILE (7)
OT: PLEIONES (8)
Score: 44–18 (max 59)

Round 8: X D A E L N O O T

Simon: DEALT (5)
Tony: LOANED (6)
DC: TONED (5) TALONED (7) ODONATE (7)
OT: OXONATE (7)
Score: 44–24 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 8, 7, 4, 5, 1. Target: 998.

Simon: 998. (5 x 4 x 50) - (8 - 7 + 1) (10)
Tony: 998. (5 x 4 x 50) - (8 - 7 + 1) (10)
Score: 54–34 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: DOWNLOADS -> WOODLANDS

Round 10: W S A U D G A E V

Simon: sauvage
Tony: swadge
DC: SAVAGED (7)
Score: 54–34 (max 83)

Round 11: S B R I E U P G O

Simon: GROUPIES (8)
Tony: BROGUES (7)
DC: PIROGUES (8)
Score: 62–34 (max 91)

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

Round 12: R D I E P C A U M

Simon: CAMPER (6)
Tony: CRAMPED (7)
DC: UMPIRED (7) URAEMIC (7)
OT: CAMPIER (7) CRIMPED (7) CRUMPED (7) DUMPIER (7) PERACID (7) PUMICED (7)
Score: 62–41 (max 98)

Round 13: M R S A E I N L E

Simon: SMILER (6)
Tony: MARINES (7)
DC: MINERALS (8) MEASLIER (8)
OT: EMAILERS (8) MELANISE (8) MISLEARN (8)
Score: 62–48 (max 106)

Round 14: 3, 1, 9, 4, 7, 8. Target: 128.

Simon: 128. (7 x 9 x (3 - 1)) + (8 / 4) (10)
Tony: -
Score: 72–48 (max 116)

Round 15: D E F R E S U L T

No one buzzes. The answer was FLUSTERED.
Final Score: 72–48 (max 126)

Nice to see the conundrum used in my special episode again. At least I got it this time :!: :!: :P :P :lol: :lol: :D :D

Statistics Corner

Simon:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Tony:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

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