Tuesday 6th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 41)

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Tuesday 6th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 41)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:36 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 6 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (3 wins, 350 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Jonathan Stoneman. A freelance journalism trainer from Dartford, Kent. He's also a keen musician.
DC: Susie Dent and Liz Bonnin, making her DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E P S U N A T I D
R02: S N M O E L I N H
R03: 50, 100, 5, 6, 3, 5. Target: 406.
TTT: FEEDACRAB - "He didn't wear a mask, but he told lots of shameless lies."
R04: C D U L E N A R V
R05: N I D E J U D R T
R06: 75, 100, 7, 2, 7, 8. Target: 905.
R07: O I E B K T L G M
R08: V T S A I E R D Q
R09: 75, 100, 7, 5, 9, 9. Target: 331.
TTT: ENDEDBIRD - "He ended his hobby of birdwatching, when he could no longer get up."
R10: F T O C I S P U N
R11: A T P H I R A L R
R12: T W L I O I M S O
R13: M G A E N F E U L
R14: 100, 50, 5, 9, 9, 6. Target: 216.
R15: A L B I N O C A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: E P S U N A T I D

Zarte: SUPINATED (18)
Jonathan: DISPUTE (7)
DC: SAPIENT (7) PANTIES (7)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: S N M O E L I N H

Zarte: SOLEMN (6)
Jonathan: INSOLE (6)
DC: LEMONS (6) MELONS (6) LIMES (5)
OT: MOHSINE (7)
Score: 24–6 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 100, 5, 6, 3, 5. Target: 406.

Zarte: 406. ((5 + 3) x 50) + 6 (10)
Jonathan: 406. ((5 + 3) x 50) + 6 (10)
Score: 34–16 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: FEEDACRAB -> BAREFACED

Round 4: C D U L E N A R V

Zarte: UNCLEAR (7)
Jonathan: CRAVEN (6)
DC: UNLACED (7) CAVERN (6)
OT: CANDLER (7) DURANCE (7) LAUNDER (7) LURDANE (7) NUCLEAR (7) RUNCLED (7) RUNDALE (7) UNCARED (7) UNRACED (7) UNRAVEL (7) VENULAR (7)
Score: 41–16 (max 42)

Round 5: N I D E J U D R T

Zarte: INJURED (7)
Jonathan: RUINED (6)
DC: INTRUDED (8)
Score: 48–16 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 100, 7, 2, 7, 8. Target: 905.

Zarte: 905. ((100 + 2) x 8) + 7 + 7 + 75 (10)
Jonathan: 900.
Score: 58–16 (max 60)

Liz talks about the unusual characteristics of the boxer crab which she observed whilst doing some filming recently.

Round 7: O I E B K T L G M

Zarte: GIMLET (6)
Jonathan: TIME (4)
DC: GOBLET (6)
OT: BLOKIE (6) EMBOLI (6) MOBILE (6) MOTILE (6) OBLIGE (6)
Score: 64–16 (max 66)

Round 8: V T S A I E R D Q

Zarte: ADVERTS (7)
Jonathan: DIVEST (6)
DC: STRIVED (7) ASTRIDE (7) DIVERTS (7)
OT: ADVISER (7) DATIVES (7) DISRATE (7) STAIDER (7) STARVED (7) TIRADES (7) TRADIES (7)
Score: 71–16 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 100, 7, 5, 9, 9. Target: 331.

Zarte: 331. ((75 - 7) x 5) - 9 (10)
Jonathan: -
Score: 81–16 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: ENDEDBIRD -> BEDRIDDEN

Round 10: F T O C I S P U N

Zarte: SUCTION (7)
Jonathan: SUCTION (7)
OT: CONFITS (7) OUTSPIN (7) PINOUTS (7) PONCIFS (7)
Score: 88–23 (max 90)

Round 11: A T P H I R A L R

Zarte: PARTIAL (7)
Jonathan: TRIAL (5)
DC: PATHIA (6)
OT: PATRIAL (7)
Score: 95–23 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Smart Alec" and "clever clogs".

Round 12: T W L I O I M S O

Zarte: LIMITS (6)
Jonathan: WILTS (5)
DC: MOILS (5)
OT: LOWMOST (7)
Score: 101–23 (max 104)

Round 13: M G A E N F E U L

Zarte: MELANGE (7)
Jonathan: MANEGE (6)
DC: MENAGE (6) GAMEFUL (7)
OT: FUGLEMAN (8) FUGLEMEN (8)
Score: 108–23 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 50, 5, 9, 9, 6. Target: 216.

Zarte: 216. (50 - 9 - 5) x 6 (10)
Jonathan: -
Score: 118–23 (max 122)

Round 15: A L B I N O C A T

Zarte buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say BOTANICAL which is correct.
Final Score: 128–23 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 128
Raw score - 128
Total % of max - 97
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 8.5
Raw average score per round - 8.5
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Jonathan:
Total score - 23
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 17
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 1.5
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 2

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