Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

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Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:19 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (4 wins, 478 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Patrick Gray. An NHS administrator from Bingley, West Yorkshire. He's a big football fan, supporting Bradford City.
DC: Susie Dent and Liz Bonnin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O Y P R S I A I T
R02: G U D R O S E T I
R03: 75, 50, 5, 10, 3, 9. Target: 895.
TTT: FETIDRICE - "The accountant had all the qualifications, but was declared insane."
R04: R U B A M U L F E
R05: X M T P A I O U E
R06: 50, 3, 1, 5, 9, 4. Target: 163.
R07: T A I O S D T E W
R08: N I L A D E G U N
R09: 50, 25, 7, 6, 10, 1. Target: 874.
TTT: IRANGMILK - "I rang the milkman and ordered an extra pint for the cat."
R10: S A N P I O R H E
R11: I B M U N A L D E
R12: R I D A V T O E L
R13: A O A F P V H U D
R14: 100, 5, 7, 3, 6, 6. Target: 727.
R15: D O N T M I N C E (conundrum)


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

Zarte: TOPIARY (7)
Patrick: PASTRY (6)
DC: PARITY (6) SPIRIT (6) spirito
OT: AIRPOTS (7) OSTIARY (7) PAROTIS (7) PIOSITY (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: G U D R O S E T I

Zarte: STODGIER (8)
Patrick: gifted
DC: OUTSIDER (8)
OT: ETOURDIS (8) OUTRIDES (8) RIDEOUTS (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 50, 5, 10, 3, 9. Target: 895.

Zarte: 895. ((9 + 3) x 75) - 5 (10)
Patrick: 895. ((9 + 3) x 75) - 5 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FETIDRICE -> CERTIFIED

Round 4: R U B A M U L F E

Zarte: RUMBLE (6)
Patrick: LUMBER (6)
DC: FLAMBE (6) AMBLER (6) ARMFUL (6) FUMBLER (7 - which Zarte thought about going for... :roll: )
OT: MARBLUE (7)
Score: 31–16 (max 32)

Round 5: X M T P A I O U E

Zarte: MIXTAPE (7)
Patrick: EXPAT (5)
DC: MATIPOU (7)
OT: OPIUMATE (8)
Score: 38–16 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 3, 1, 5, 9, 4. Target: 163.

Zarte: 163. (50 x 3) + 9 + 4 (10)
Patrick: 163. (50 x 3) + 9 + 4 (10)
Score: 48–26 (max 50)

Liz talks about a visit to Panama to see a special kind of sloth.

Round 7: T A I O S D T E W

Zarte: TOADIES (7)
Patrick: TWISTED (7)
DC: TOASTED (7)
OT: IODATES (7) OATIEST (7) OSTIATE (7) SWATTED (7) SWOTTED (7) TOASTIE (7) WAISTED (7)
Score: 55–33 (max 57)

Round 8: N I L A D E G U N

Zarte: UNALIGNED (18)
Patrick: LANDING (7)
OT: UNLEADING (18)
Score: 73–33 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 7, 6, 10, 1. Target: 874.

Zarte: 874. ((10 + 7) x 50) + 25 - 1 (10)
Patrick: 875.
Score: 83–33 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: IRANGMILK -> GRIMALKIN

Round 10: S A N P I O R H E

Zarte: APHORISE (8)
Patrick: PARISH (6)
DC: ORPHANISE (18)
OT: AIRPHONES (18)
Score: 91–33 (max 103)

Round 11: I B M U N A L D E

Zarte: UNLIMBED (8)
Patrick: UNMAILED (8)
OT: MANDIBLE (8)
Score: 99–41 (max 111)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words involving "cheek".

Round 12: R I D A V T O E L

Zarte: DEVIATOR (8)
Patrick: VIOLATED (8)
DC: DOVETAIL (8)
OT: IDOLATER (8) OVERLAID (8) TAILORED (8) VIOLATER (8)
Score: 107–49 (max 119)

Round 13: A O A F P V H U D

Zarte: FAD (3)
Patrick: POD (3)
OT: PAAHO (5) PADOU (5)
Score: 110–52 (max 124)

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Round 14: 100, 5, 7, 3, 6, 6. Target: 727.

Zarte: 727. ((100 + 3) x 7) + 6 (10)
Patrick: 727. ((100 + 3) x 7) + 6 (10)
Score: 120–62 (max 134)

Round 15: D O N T M I N C E

Patrick buzzes on 0.5 seconds to say "Sorry...., sorry, no, no", which is incorrect.
Zarte buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say CONDIMENT which is correct.
Final Score: 130–62 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 130
Raw score - 130
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 8.7
Raw average score per round - 8.7
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Patrick:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

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