Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

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Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:29 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 9 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (6 wins, 738 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Steve Shingleton. A house clearance operative from Dartford, Kent. He's a singer, guitarist and songwriter too.
DC: Susie Dent and Liz Bonnin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E F P U D I N L N
R02: T M V A H E G O L
R03: 100, 25, 4, 10, 3, 7. Target: 506.
TTT: DALESNECK - "Dale's neck was a bit stiff, so he did this to his tie."
R04: R P B U R A M E D
R05: X R Y T I A U S I
R06: 75, 6, 5, 9, 7, 10. Target: 429.
R07: D R K L O E A W S
R08: M V T E S O N A P
R09: 25, 50, 10, 5, 7, 3. Target: 928.
TTT: ITSNAPPED - "It snapped due to overuse, so nobody could get any water."
R10: N S M I L E R E T
R11: N R I O E L C I E
R12: R T S A T O N U O
R13: U E A D G L M R I
R14: 25, 75, 8, 7, 8, 4. Target: 195.
R15: C A N O P Y I N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: E F P U D I N L N

Zarte: UPFIELD (7)
Steve: FUNNEL (6)
DC: UNLINED (7)
OT: PINNULE (7) UNPILED (7) UNPLIED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T M V A H E G O L

Zarte: MEGAVOLT (8)
Steve: movate
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 4, 10, 3, 7. Target: 506.

Zarte: 506. ((100 + 25) x 4) + 10 - 7 + 3 (10)
Steve: -
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DALESNECK -> SLACKENED

Round 4: R P B U R A M E D

Zarte: RUMBAED (7)
Steve: PURRED (6)
DC: BUMPED (6)
OT: ADUMBER (7) EARDRUM (7) MARRUBE (7)
Score: 32–0 (max 32)

Round 5: X R Y T I A U S I

Zarte: STRAY (5)
Steve: STAIR (5)
DC: SURTAX (6)
OT: STYRAX (6)
Score: 37–5 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 6, 5, 9, 7, 10. Target: 429.

Zarte: 429. ((75 - 5) x 6) + 9 (10)
Steve: 429. Mistake in working.
Score: 47–5 (max 48)

Liz talks more about her trip to the Galapagos Islands, and a trip to the top of a volcano.

Round 7: D R K L O E A W S

Zarte: WALKERS (7)
Steve: WALKERS (7)
DC: ORDEALS (7) RELOADS (7) WALDOES (7)
OT: LORDSAKE (8)
Score: 54–12 (max 56)

Round 8: M V T E S O N A P

Zarte: POSTMAN (7)
Steve: NOVATES (7)
OT: MOPANES (7) MOVANTS (7) PASMENT (7) POSTMEN (7) TAMPONS (7)
Score: 61–19 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 50, 10, 5, 7, 3. Target: 928.

Zarte: 927. ((25 - 5) x 50) - (10 x 7) - 3 (7)
Steve: 925.
RR: 928. (25 x 5 x 7) + 50 + 3 (10)
Score: 68–19 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: ITSNAPPED -> STANDPIPE

Round 10: N S M I L E R E T

Zarte: LISTENER (8)
Steve: MISTER (6)
DC: MINSTREL (8)
OT: ENLISTER (8) LIMERENT (8) MISENTER (8) RELISTEN (8) TIERSMEN (8)
Score: 76–19 (max 81)

Round 11: N R I O E L C I E

Zarte: RECLINE (7)
Steve: clorine
DC: EIRENIC (7)
OT: IRONICE (7) ONEIRIC (7)
Score: 83–19 (max 88)

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

Round 12: R T S A T O N U O

Zarte: NOTATORS (8)
Steve: OUTRAN (6)
DC: RATOONS (7) RATTONS (7)
OT: OUTRANTS (8)
Score: 91–19 (max 96)

Round 13: U E A D G L M R I

Zarte: MIRAGED (7)
Steve: GLIDER (6)
DC: GUILDER (7)
OT: DRUMLIE (7) GAUDIER (7) MAIRDLE (7) MAUGRED (7) MIAULED (7) MURALED (7)
Score: 98–19 (max 103)

Round 14: 25, 75, 8, 7, 8, 4. Target: 195.

Zarte: 195. ((25 + 4) x 7) - 8 (10)
Steve: 195. (8 x 25) - (8 - (7 - 4)) (10)
Score: 108–29 (max 113)

Round 15: C A N O P Y I N G

Zarte buzzes on 5.75 seconds to say POIGNANCY which is correct.
Final Score: 118–29 (max 123)

That now puts Zarte on 856 points after 7 games... :shock: :o 8-)

A score of 119 or above will see him break Dylan Taylor's octochamp scoring record of 974 points :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o

You'd better tune in for that :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 118
Total % of max - 96
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 12 :shock:

Steve:
Total score - 29
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 1.9
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 2

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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