Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)

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Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:11 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (5 wins, 608 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Dave Burch. A bus driver from Melton, Suffolk. He likes to do some karaoke at his local pub, and his favourite song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
DC: Susie Dent and Liz Bonnin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E M R U A N T I S
R02: O T A L I E C U T
R03: 50, 25, 10, 9, 1, 9. Target: 497.
TTT: DEADWRONG - "They thought they got the penthouse suite, but they were dead wrong, they were given this."
R04: R I O N R E A S R
R05: L K E O I G S N Z
R06: 50, 10, 6, 1, 8, 4. Target: 539.
R07: M S C Q E O I S T
R08: S U E L T O F A H
R09: 75, 50, 4, 5, 3, 10. Target: 326.
TTT: IRISHGLEN - "Glen was really looking forward to the prospect of tasting the salsa."
R10: D A I N A Y E S O
R11: I A I M V G T W O
R12: D A T E S U R L I
R13: O E R P T I P D N
R14: 25, 4, 5, 8, 1, 2. Target: 719.
R15: C R U D E R O S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: E M R U A N T I S

Zarte: ANTISERUM (18)
Dave: RUMINATES (18)
OT: MISAUNTER (18) RUMANITES (18)
Score: 18–18 (max 18)

Round 2: O T A L I E C U T

Zarte: TACTILE (7)
Dave: luciate
DC: LUCITE (6) COALITE (7)
OT: AUTOTELIC (18)
Score: 25–18 (max 36)

Round 3: 50, 25, 10, 9, 1, 9. Target: 497.

Zarte: 497. ((50 + 9) x (9 - 1)) + 25 (10)
Dave: 498.
Score: 35–18 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: DEADWRONG -> DOWNGRADE

Round 4: R I O N R E A S R

Zarte: SERRANO (7)
Dave: REASON (6)
DC: IRONERS (7)
OT: ARRIEROS (8)
Score: 42–18 (max 54)

Round 5: L K E O I G S N Z

Zarte: LEGIONS (7)
Dave: LEGIONS (7)
DC: SONGLIKE (8 - which it looked like Zarte had written down too... :roll: )
Score: 49–25 (max 62)

Round 6: 50, 10, 6, 1, 8, 4. Target: 539.

Zarte: 539. ((50 + 4) x 10) - 1 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 59–25 (max 72)

Liz talks about finally being able to visit the Galapagos Islands and go aboard a scientific research vessel.

Round 7: M S C Q E O I S T

Zarte: COSIEST (7)
Dave: COMETS (6)
DC: SOMITES (7)
OT: COTISES (7) MITOSES (7) MOSSITE (7) OECISTS (7) OSMITES (7) SITCOMS (7)
Score: 66–25 (max 79)

Round 8: S U E L T O F A H

Zarte: LOATHES (7)
Dave: LOATHES (7)
DC: HATFULS (7) OUTFLASH (8)
Score: 73–32 (max 87)

Round 9: 75, 50, 4, 5, 3, 10. Target: 326.

Zarte: 326. (50 x 5) + 75 + 4 - 3 (10)
Dave: 326. Mistake in working.
Score: 83–32 (max 97)

Teatime teaser: IRISHGLEN -> RELISHING

Round 10: D A I N A Y E S O

Zarte: ANODISE (7)
Dave: DEANS (5)
OT: ADONISE (7) NAIADES (7) NAYSAID (7) NOYADES (7) YANDIES (7)
Score: 90–32 (max 104)

Round 11: I A I M V G T W O

Zarte: AMIGO (5)
Dave: GAIT (4)
DC: MAGOT (5)
OT: IMAGO (5) MIAOW (5) OMIAI (5) TOWAI (5) VOMIT (5)
Score: 95–32 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "the whole 9 yards".

Round 12: D A T E S U R L I

Zarte: RESIDUAL (8)
Dave: TRAILED (7)
DC: STUDLIER (8)
OT: ADULTERS (8) DILUTERS (8) LARDIEST (8) REDTAILS (8)
Score: 103–32 (max 117)

Round 13: O E R P T I P D N

Zarte: TRIPPED (7)
Dave: PRINTED (7)
DC: DIOPTRE (7) PERIDOT (7)
OT: PTEROPID (8) REDPOINT (8)
Score: 110–39 (max 125)

Round 14: 25, 4, 5, 8, 1, 2. Target: 719.

Zarte: 719. (((25 x 4) - (5 x 2)) x 8) - 1 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 120–39 (max 135)

Round 15: C R U D E R O S E

Zarte buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say RESOURCED which is correct.
Final Score: 130–39 (max 145)

Back-to-back 130's with a 128 before that :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o Absolute madness from Zarte :!: :!: :!: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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 - 10 :)

Dave:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 1

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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