Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)

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Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:16 am

Countdown recap for Friday 16 February 2018.

C1: Champion Simon Baker (1 win, 72 points.) From Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Becky Taberner. From Stone, Staffordshire. She's a big fan of sitcoms, particularly Friends.
DC: Susie Dent and Alistair McGowan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D M O U R F A I W
R02: Q R E O N B E I T
R03: 50, 1, 9, 3, 2, 8. Target: 171.
TTT: WATERFORD - "In my book about Ireland, this came right at the very end."
R04: T D O U R H E S D
R05: M Y E A E R C A L
R06: 100, 50, 2, 3, 10, 3. Target: 394.
R07: F L P I U I N S A
R08: S L E I P R O T X
R09: 75, 1, 5, 6, 9, 8. Target: 435.
TTT: GIFTHORSE - "If you knew what was to come, you'd not have looked this in the mouth."
R10: D T I O N W O I R
R11: P B L A U E K T D
R12: L P E O M V A G T
R13: S Z M E I U N L I
R14: 100, 75, 10, 3, 9, 2. Target: 983.
R15: T I G E R L I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: D M O U R F A I W

Simon: WAIF (4)
Becky: fraid
DC: RADIUM (6)
OT: MAROUDI (7)
Score: 4–0 (max 7)

Round 2: Q R E O N B E I T

Simon: BONIER (6)
Becky: BONIER (6)
DC: EBONITE (7) BORNITE (7)
OT: ROBINET (7)
Score: 10–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 1, 9, 3, 2, 8. Target: 171.

Simon: 171. (50 + 9 - 2) x 3 (10)
Becky: 171. (50 + 8 - 1) x 3 (10)
Score: 20–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: WATERFORD -> AFTERWORD

Round 4: T D O U R H E S D

Simon: RUDEST (6)
Becky: SHOUTED (7)
DC: DETOURS (7) SHUDDER (7) DOUREST (7) SHROUDED (8)
Score: 20–23 (max 32)

Round 5: M Y E A E R C A L

Simon: yearly
Becky: CREAMY (6)
DC: CALMER (6) CARAMEL (7) CAMERAL (7)
OT: CARAMELY (8)
Score: 20–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 50, 2, 3, 10, 3. Target: 394.

Simon: 390.
Becky: 394. ((10 - 2) x 50) - 3 - 3 (10)
Score: 20–39 (max 50)

Alistair talks about unusual requests he has received from fans.

Round 7: F L P I U I N S A

Simon: PLAINS (6)
Becky: FAILS (5)
DC: PAINFUL (7) PANFULS (7)
OT: AILPINS (7) FINIALS (7) NAUPLII (7) NIAULIS (7) PAULINS (7)
Score: 26–39 (max 57)

Round 8: S L E I P R O T X

Simon: slopier
Becky: explorist
DC: EXPLOITS (8) respoilt PROXIES (7) POXIEST (7)
OT: PETROILS (8) PISTOLER (8) POITRELS (8) SEXPLOIT (8)
Score: 26–39 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 1, 5, 6, 9, 8. Target: 435.

Simon: -
Becky: 435. (75 x 6) - 9 - 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 26–49 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: GIFTHORSE -> FORESIGHT

Round 10: D T I O N W O I R

Simon: TWIN (4)
Becky: WOOD (4)
DC: TOROID (6)
OT: INDOOR (6) NIDIOT (6) ROTINI (6)
Score: 30–53 (max 81)

Round 11: P B L A U E K T D

Simon: bauked
Becky: UPDATE (6)
DC: BAULKED (7) DUPABLE (7)
OT: DUBPLATE (8)
Score: 30–59 (max 89)

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

Round 12: L P E O M V A G T

Simon: MAPLE (5)
Becky: VOLTAGE (7)
DC: MEGAVOLT (8)
Score: 30–66 (max 97)

Round 13: S Z M E I U N L I

Simon: SMILE (5)
Becky: luminise
DC: MUSLIN (6) MUESLI (6) MILIEUS (7)
OT: MISLINE (7)
Score: 35–66 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 75, 10, 3, 9, 2. Target: 983.

Simon: 982.
Becky: 983. ((100 - 2) x 10) + 3 (10)
Score: 35–76 (max 114)

Round 15: T I G E R L I O N

Becky buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say LOITERING which is correct.
Final Score: 35–86 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Simon:
Total score - 35
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 28
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 1

Becky:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

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