Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)

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Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 20 February 2018.

C1: Champion Becky Taberner (2 wins, 166 points.) From Stone, Staffordshire.
C2: Challenger Jill Thwaites. An educational appeals adviser from Chelmsford, Essex. She has been performing for a rock choir at local venues for the last 7 years.
DC: Susie Dent and Alastair Stewart.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D C I A R J U E R
R02: R H U D T E O V N
R03: 50, 100, 2, 5, 6, 7. Target: 697.
TTT: IHATEROCK - "No rock music involved here, try thinking about Jerusalem."
R04: H S U R G A E W M
R05: L K I O Q S A I R
R06: 50, 3, 6, 9, 7, 3. Target: 967.
R07: F N A I V D E O L
R08: N P U L C A I P O
R09: 100, 50, 4, 5, 8, 7. Target: 450.
TTT: NUTFORTEA - "The squirrel had a nut for tea, how very lucky."
R10: M T I O T G A L E
R11: D B O E W Z O R E
R12: S R U E D L U D E
R13: F T I O S P E Y A
R14: 25, 9, 4, 6, 1, 8. Target: 303.
R15: M E R C Y G E N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D C I A R J U E R

Becky: CARRIED (7)
Jill: CARRIED (7)
DC: JUICE (5) JUDICARE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R H U D T E O V N

Becky: THORNED (7)
Jill: THRONED (7)
DC: THUNDER (7)
OT: OVERHUNT (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 100, 2, 5, 6, 7. Target: 697.

Becky: 697. (100 x 7) - (6 / 2) (10)
Jill: 697. (100 x 7) - (6 / 2) (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: IHATEROCK -> ARTICHOKE

Round 4: H S U R G A E W M

Becky: GAMERS (6)
Jill: WASHER (6)
DC: MESH (4) SHAME (5) MESHUGA (7)
OT: MAHEWUS (7) MAUGERS (7) MAUGRES (7)
Score: 30–30 (max 33)

Round 5: L K I O Q S A I R

Becky: SAILOR (6)
Jill: ORALS (5)
DC: SOIL (4)
OT: ARIKIS (6) KAIROS (6) ROSIAL (6)
Score: 36–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 3, 6, 9, 7, 3. Target: 967.

Becky: 966. (6 x 3 x 50) + (9 x 7) + 3 (7)
Jill: 966. (6 x 3 x 50) + (9 x 7) + 3 (7)
Score: 43–37 (max 46)

Alastair talks about two events that took place while he was presenting the ITV Lunchtime News involving babies... :lol: :lol:

Round 7: F N A I V D E O L

Becky: FAILED (6)
Jill: INVADE (6)
DC: DENIAL (6) FOILED (6) LEVAIN (6)
OT: ADINOLE (7) FLAVINE (7) FLAVONE (7) NAEVOID (7)
Score: 49–43 (max 53)

Round 8: N P U L C A I P O

Becky: PLAIN (5)
Jill: PIANO (5)
DC: UNCLIP (6) CAPLIN (6)
OT: INOCULA (7) PINACOL (7) POPINAC (7) POPULIN (7)
Score: 54–48 (max 60)

Round 9: 100, 50, 4, 5, 8, 7. Target: 450.

Becky: 450. (5 + 4) x 50 (10)
Jill: 450. (4 x 100) + 50 (10)
Score: 64–58 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: NUTFORTEA -> FORTUNATE

Round 10: M T I O T G A L E

Becky: GOALIE (6)
Jill: MOTTLE (6)
DC: MATELOT (7)
OT: ALIGOTE (7) LETTIGA (7)
Score: 70–64 (max 77)

Round 11: D B O E W Z O R E

Becky: BOOZED (6)
Jill: BOOZED (6)
DC: BROOD (5) BREWED (6)
OT: BOWERED (7)
Score: 76–70 (max 84)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "x" as a kiss.

Round 12: S R U E D L U D E

Becky: DELUDES (7)
Jill: DELUDES (7)
DC: DELUDERS (8)
Score: 83–77 (max 92)

Round 13: F T I O S P E Y A

Becky: POSTIE (6)
Jill: PASTIE (6)
DC: TEA (3) TEAPOYS (7) OPIATES (7)
OT: FOYAITES (8)
Score: 89–83 (max 100)

Round 14: 25, 9, 4, 6, 1, 8. Target: 303.

Becky: 303. ((8 + 4) x 25) + 9 - 6 (10)
Jill: 303. ((8 + 4) x 25) + 9 - 6 (10)
Score: 99–93 (max 110)

Round 15: M E R C Y G E N E

Jill buzzes on 8 seconds to say EMERGENCY which is correct.
Final Score: 99–103 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

Becky:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 5

Jill:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 5

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