Friday 2nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 39)

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Friday 2nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 39)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:35 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 2 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (1 win, 121 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Keith Howkins. An NHS information analyst from Cardiff. He has done a couple of half marathons, and his PB is 1 hour, 46 minutes. He also likes to play rugby for his local club.
DC: Susie Dent and Myleene Klass.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O U E G C T S A D
R02: P I L S E B U M E
R03: 25, 100, 4, 5, 9, 8. Target: 903.
TTT: GOODLINER - "He's not in charge of a seafaring craft, but he can still make waves."
R04: R O P T I D A L O
R05: R I T A J E R D V
R06: 100, 7, 5, 4, 3, 1. Target: 443.
R07: U H S O P A L E S
R08: X I G A F O B E N
R09: 75, 50, 9, 6, 7, 7. Target: 671.
TTT: TOESFIRST - "On a day like this, the cold could quickly get to your toes first."
R10: N I D M A E Y T I
R11: R O U K T E R I U
R12: F A T W E R T O D
R13: G I A A S L R E R
R14: 25, 8, 3, 9, 2, 8. Target: 132.
R15: H A V E N O C A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: O U E G C T S A D

Zarte: OUTAGES (7)
Keith: COASTED (7)
OT: ACETOUS (7) ACTUOSE (7) CUSTODE (7) DOGATES (7) DOTAGES (7) DOUCEST (7) SCOUTED (7) SCUTAGE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: P I L S E B U M E

Zarte: SUBLIME (7)
Keith: SUBLIME (7)
DC: IMPULSE (7)
OT: MEUBLES (7) PILEUMS (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 100, 4, 5, 9, 8. Target: 903.

Zarte: 903. (100 x 9) + 8 - 5 (10)
Keith: 903. (100 x 9) + 8 - 5 (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GOODLINER -> GONDOLIER

Round 4: R O P T I D A L O

Zarte: PAROTID (7)
Keith: ADROIT (6)
DC: TOROIDAL (8)
OT: PAROTOID (8) TRIPODAL (8)
Score: 31–24 (max 32)

Round 5: R I T A J E R D V

Zarte: TARRIED (7)
Keith: TARDIER (7)
DC: ARRIVED (7)
Score: 38–31 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 7, 5, 4, 3, 1. Target: 443.

Zarte: 443. ((100 + 3 - 1) x 4) + (7 x 5) (10)
Keith: 443. ((100 + 7) x 4) + (5 x 3) (10)
Score: 48–41 (max 49)

Myleene talks about her clothing ranges.

Round 7: U H S O P A L E S

Zarte: HAPLESS (7)
Keith: HAPLESS (7)
OT: ALPHOSES (8) ESPOUSAL (8) PHOLASES (8)
Score: 55–48 (max 57)

From the smirk on Zarte's face, I think a certain ASSHOLE might've made it in, before being taken out... :oops: :oops: :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 8: X I G A F O B E N

Zarte: BEGONIA (7)
Keith: FOXING (6)
DC: BIOGEN (6)
Score: 62–48 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 6, 7, 7. Target: 671.

Zarte: 671. ((75 - 6) x 9) + 50 (10)
Keith: 670.
Score: 72–48 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TOESFIRST -> FROSTIEST

Round 10: N I D M A E Y T I

Zarte: DYNAMITE (8)
Keith: MAIDEN (6)
DC: DAYTIME (7)
OT: MINIATED (8)
Score: 80–48 (max 82)

Round 11: R O U K T E R I U

Zarte: ROUTER (6)
Keith: ROUTER (6)
DC: ROUTIER (7)
Score: 86–54 (max 89)

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

Round 12: F A T W E R T O D

Zarte: ROTATED (7)
Keith: frotted
OT: DOWFART (7)
Score: 93–54 (max 96)

Round 13: G I A A S L R E R

Zarte: RAILAGES (8)
Keith: regalias
DC: REGALIA (7) LAAGERS (7)
OT: LAIRAGES (8) SERIGALA (8)
Score: 101–54 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 8, 3, 9, 2, 8. Target: 132.

Zarte: 132. ((25 x 3) - 9) x 2 (10)
Keith: 132. ((9 - 3) x 25) - (8 + 8 + 2) (10)
Score: 111–64 (max 114)

Round 15: H A V E N O C A T

No one buzzes. The answer was ANCHOVETA.
Final Score: 111–64 (max 124)

What a horrible conundrum, only people with too much time on their hands would know that one...., and lo and behold, we go into the audience to see Callum Todd answer it :!: :!: :P :P :lol: :lol: :D :D

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Keith:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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