Wednesday 28th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 37)

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Wednesday 28th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 37)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:56 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 February 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (5 wins, 550 points.) An Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger Jenny Coote. A Zumba instructor and accountant from Horsham, West Sussex. She's a belly dancer and has performed with The Chameleons.
DC: Susie Dent and Myleene Klass.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N M I A E H A T
R02: M U T Y E I R V A
R03: 75, 100, 50, 1, 2, 10. Target: 662.
TTT: TENNISPET - "They buy extremely cheap camping equipment, then ask for forgiveness."
R04: L R E C A M W I T
R05: N M R O A U T R Q
R06: 100, 75, 9, 5, 10, 6. Target: 407.
R07: F N P I O I G E D
R08: A E F S H O S B L
R09: 25, 50, 75, 10, 2, 9. Target: 505.
TTT: CHEERDEAN - "The crowd cheered Dean, because they appreciated his commitment to the cause."
R10: E C U D L S A T R
R11: D S P I E I S E O
R12: T U T N O E G I D
R13: P A L E D I W A S
R14: 1, 10, 8, 2, 4, 6. Target: 357.
R15: C L I N G Y M O P (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N M I A E H A T

Philip: LAMINATE (8)
Jenny: MENTAL (6)
DC: AILMENT (7) ALIMENT (7)
OT: ANTHELIA (8) ANTHEMIA (8) HAEMATIN (8) HIELAMAN (8) METHANAL (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: M U T Y E I R V A

Philip: VARIETY (7)
Jenny: VARIETY (7)
DC: MURIATE (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 100, 50, 1, 2, 10. Target: 662.

Philip: 663. ((10 + 2) x (50 - 1)) + 75 (7)
Jenny: -
RR: 662. ((75 + 1) x 10) - 100 + 2 (10)
Score: 22–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TENNISPET -> PENITENTS

Round 4: L R E C A M W I T

Philip: METRICAL (8)
Jenny: CREAM (5)
DC: WARTIME (7) RECLAIM (7)
Score: 30–7 (max 33)

Round 5: N M R O A U T R Q

Philip: ROMAUNT (7)
Jenny: MOUNT (5)
DC: AMOUNT (6) MORTAR (6)
Score: 37–7 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 75, 9, 5, 10, 6. Target: 407.

Philip: 406. ((75 - 9) x 6) + 10 (7)
Jenny: 406. (5 x 100) - 75 - 10 - 9 (7)
OT: 407. ((75 x 6 x 9) + (100 / 5)) / 10 (10)
Score: 44–14 (max 50)

Myleene talks about a programme she did about the Baedeker Blitz in Norwich.

Round 7: F N P I O I G E D

Philip: poigned
Jenny: PIGEON (6)
DC: PINGED (6) PONGED (6)
OT: EPIGONI (7)
Score: 44–20 (max 57)

Round 8: A E F S H O S B L

Philip: FLASHES (7)
Jenny: FLESH (5)
OT: ASSHOLE (7 - note that DC mentioned that "a word that can't be broadcast" :P :P ) FABLESS (7)
Score: 51–20 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 10, 2, 9. Target: 505.

Philip: 505. (50 x 10) + 2 + (75 / 25) (10)
Jenny: 505. (50 x 10) + 2 + (75 / 25) (10)
Score: 61–30 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: CHEERDEAN -> ADHERENCE

Round 10: E C U D L S A T R

Philip: ADULTERS (8)
Jenny: CLUSTER (7)
DC: TRADUCES (8)
OT: EDUCRATS (8)
Score: 69–30 (max 82)

Round 11: D S P I E I S E O

Philip: EPISODES (8)
Jenny: DESPISE (7)
OT: SPIEDIES (8)
Score: 77–30 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words that have lost their original meanings, such as "literally".

Round 12: T U T N O E G I D

Philip: DUETTINO (8)
Jenny: denoting
OT: DUETTING (8)
Score: 85–30 (max 98)

Round 13: P A L E D I W A S

Philip: PALISADE (8)
Jenny: wisped
Score: 93–30 (max 106)

Round 14: 1, 10, 8, 2, 4, 6. Target: 357.

Philip: 357. ((8 + 1) x 4 x 10) - (6 / 2) (10)
Jenny: -
Score: 103–30 (max 116)

Round 15: C L I N G Y M O P

Philip buzzes on 25.75 seconds to say COMPLYING which is correct.
Final Score: 113–30 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 113
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 12 8-)

Jenny:
Total score - 30
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.0
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 2

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