Thursday 22nd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

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Thursday 22nd February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 February 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (1 win, 107 points.) An Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger Sylvia O'Brien. A retired bookkeeper from Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary by cycling round Lake Garda.
DC: Susie Dent and Alastair Stewart.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S T A I O P R E
R02: P M I O C S E T I
R03: 50, 25, 100, 2, 1, 7. Target: 849.
TTT: RUEDAEMON - "You might rue upsetting the daemon, especially when you see this change."
R04: A I Q D E N F I R
R05: B N R A E O H E L
R06: 100, 50, 25, 75, 7, 6. Target: 199.
R07: N M D A E I M A S
R08: O E L W N I S G U
R09: 100, 75, 25, 6, 5, 2. Target: 274.
TTT: ISNTBEAST - "Nora isn't a beast, she's just known for her crazy behaviour."
R10: Z G P A E F U P R
R11: T R G I E A T O X
R12: E U I H M T E N J
R13: L S M A I A T E L
R14: 50, 9, 3, 8, 3, 10. Target: 353.
R15: S T E A K F I R E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S T A I O P R E

Philip: PRIORATES (18)
Sylvia: ROASTER (7)
DC: AIRPORTS (8)
OT: PARROTISE (18) TROPARIES (18)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: P M I O C S E T I

Philip: MOPIEST (7)
Sylvia: MITES (5)
DC: POETIC (6) POETICISM (18)
Score: 25–0 (max 36)

Round 3: 50, 25, 100, 2, 1, 7. Target: 849.

Philip: 849. ((2 + 7) x 100) - 50 - 1 (10)
Sylvia: 850.
Score: 35–0 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: RUEDAEMON -> DEMEANOUR

Round 4: A I Q D E N F I R

Philip: DENARII (7)
Sylvia: FRIEND (6)
DC: FAIRED (6)
Score: 42–0 (max 53)

Round 5: B N R A E O H E L

Philip: EARLOBE (7)
Sylvia: leaned
DC: NOBLER (6) ENABLER (7)
OT: EARHOLE (7) RENABLE (7)
Score: 49–0 (max 60)

Round 6: 100, 50, 25, 75, 7, 6. Target: 199.

Philip: 199. 100 + 75 + 25 - (7 - 6) (10)
Sylvia: 199. 100 + 75 + 25 - (7 - 6) (10)
Score: 59–10 (max 70)

Alastair talks about his daughter, Clem, whose birthday it is today, and a visit from Mo Mowlam.

Round 7: N M D A E I M A S

Philip: ADAMINES (8)
Sylvia: MAIDENS (7)
DC: NAMED (5) MISNAMED (8)
OT: MAENADISM (18)
Score: 67–10 (max 88)

Round 8: O E L W N I S G U

Philip: IGNEOUS (7)
Sylvia: SLOWING (7)
DC: WIGEONS (7) LIGNEOUS (8)
OT: LONGWISE (8)
Score: 74–17 (max 96)

Round 9: 100, 75, 25, 6, 5, 2. Target: 274.

Philip: 274. (100 x 2) + 75 - (6 - 5) (10)
Sylvia: 275.
Score: 84–17 (max 106)

Teatime teaser: ISNTBEAST -> BATTINESS

Round 10: Z G P A E F U P R

Philip: gauzer
Sylvia: grappe
DC: UPPER (5) GAPPER (6)
OT: FAPPER (6) FRAPPE (6) PAUPER (6) ZAPPER (6)
Score: 84–17 (max 112)

Round 11: T R G I E A T O X

Philip: TRIAGE (6)
Sylvia: GREAT (5)
DC: EXTORT (6) TARGET (6)
OT: GAROTTE (7) GOATIER (7)
Score: 90–17 (max 119)

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

Round 12: E U I H M T E N J

Philip: MINUTE (6)
Sylvia: HITMEN (6)
DC: INHUME (6)
OT: METHINE (7) MUNJEET (7)
Score: 96–23 (max 126)

Round 13: L S M A I A T E L

Philip: MALAISE (7)
Sylvia: MALLETS (7)
DC: MALATES (7)
OT: ALALITES (8) MITELLAS (8)
Score: 103–30 (max 134)

Round 14: 50, 9, 3, 8, 3, 10. Target: 353.

Philip: 353. ((10 - 3) x 50) + 3 (10)
Sylvia: 353. ((10 - 3) x 50) + 3 (10)
Score: 113–40 (max 144)

Round 15: S T E A K F I R E

Philip buzzes on 0.5 seconds to say FREAKIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 123–40 (max 154)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 123
Raw score - 123
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 8.2
Raw average score per round - 8.2
Number of maxes - 8

Sylvia:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 26
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 2

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