Tuesday 27th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 36)

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Tuesday 27th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 36)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:09 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 27 February 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (4 wins, 434 points.) An Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger Derek Matthews. A retired software developer from Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire. He's a dancer and also plays the melodion for a group of Morris dancers.
DC: Susie Dent and Myleene Klass.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M G D A E O R E C
R02: L R T O I L F O I
R03: 25, 50, 100, 4, 5, 10. Target: 400.
TTT: SHOUTTIME - "He has to shout a lot of drivel all the time, because he's this."
R04: S E M U R P I X T
R05: S V L A I E R O N
R06: 3, 4, 8, 10, 9, 5. Target: 747.
R07: B R N I E I A T A
R08: H O C A L V E N P
R09: 75, 50, 100, 4, 4, 1. Target: 260.
TTT: ICASTLONG - "I cast a long look back at the past, and become all this."
R10: S A W N O Y B E U
R11: T M L I E I D R D
R12: S J A F I M T E N
R13: R A T I H E S A I
R14: 50, 4, 3, 2, 5, 8. Target: 687.
R15: O I L Y F U R U S (conundrum)


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Round 1: M G D A E O R E C

Philip: COMRADE (7)
Derek: CREAMED (7)
DC: CORDAGE (7)
OT: AMERCED (7) CAROMED (7) DECAMER (7) MERCADO (7) RACEMED (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: L R T O I L F O I

Philip: TROLL (5)
Derek: FOOT (4)
DC: FOLIO (5)
OT: FOOTRILL (8)
Score: 12–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 100, 4, 5, 10. Target: 400.

Philip: 400. 100 x 4 (10)
Derek: 400. 100 x 4 (10)
Score: 22–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SHOUTTIME -> MOUTHIEST

Round 4: S E M U R P I X T

Philip: STUMPIER (8)
Derek: STUMPIER (8)
OT: MIXTURES (8)
Score: 30–25 (max 33)

Round 5: S V L A I E R O N

Philip: VERSIONAL (18)
Derek: VERSION (7)
DC: OVARIES (7) AILERONS (8)
Score: 48–25 (max 51)

Round 6: 3, 4, 8, 10, 9, 5. Target: 747.

Philip: 747. (9 x 8 x 10) + ((5 + 4) x 3) (10)
Derek: 746.
Score: 58–25 (max 61)

Myleene talks about celebrating the 25th anniversary of Classic FM by playing the harp for Prince Charles and Camilla.

Round 7: B R N I E I A T A

Philip: rabatine
Derek: RETAIN (6)
DC: britain INERTIA (7) BARNET (6)
OT: ANTBEAR (7) ARABINE (7) RABINET (7)
Score: 58–31 (max 68)

Round 8: H O C A L V E N P

Philip: ALCOVE (6)
Derek: CHAPEL (6)
DC: PLANCHE (7)
OT: CEPHALON (8)
Score: 64–37 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 50, 100, 4, 4, 1. Target: 260.

Philip: 260. (75 - ((4 + 1) x (100 / 50))) x 4 (10)
Derek: 254.
Score: 74–37 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: ICASTLONG -> NOSTALGIC

Round 10: S A W N O Y B E U

Philip: noyaus
Derek: YAWNS (5)
DC: NOYAU (5) NEWSBOY (7) BEANOS (6)
OT: OYABUNS (7) SOYBEAN (7)
Score: 74–42 (max 93)

Round 11: T M L I E I D R D

Philip: LIMITED (7)
Derek: LIMITED (7)
DC: TIDDLIER (8)
Score: 81–49 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some flowers.

Round 12: S J A F I M T E N

Philip: INMATES (7)
Derek: STAMEN (6)
DC: MANIFEST (8)
Score: 88–49 (max 109)

Round 13: R A T I H E S A I

Philip: HAIRIEST (8)
Derek: -
OT: HETAIRAI (8) HETAIRAS (8)
Score: 96–49 (max 117)

Round 14: 50, 4, 3, 2, 5, 8. Target: 687.

Philip: 687. (((4 x 3) + 2) x 50) - 8 - 5 (10)
Derek: 687. Mistake in working.
Score: 106–49 (max 127)

Round 15: O I L Y F U R U S

Philip buzzes on 0.5 seconds to say FURIOUSLY which is correct.
Final Score: 116–49 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 116
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 9

Derek:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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