Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

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Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:37 pm

CAN ZARTE MAKE HISTORY AND BREAK DYLAN'S RECORD :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?:

REMEMBER: 119 is the magic number :!: :!: :!: 8-) 8-) 8-)

HERE WE GO :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 12 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (7 wins, 856 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Anthony Jenkin. A member of the Parking Services department of Cheshire East Council from Crewe. He is an actor and was given the award of "Actor of the Year", by the Cheshire Guild for an Alan Bennett piece. He's also a previous contestant on the show, and unless I'm not mistaken the first ever OCTOCHAMP to return to the show, as he was one of those back in Series 31 in 1996. :shock: :o He qualified as #2 seed, but he would lose out in the quarter-finals of that series....
DC: Susie Dent and Liz Bonnin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O C T U H A S I E
R02: D I F R G A O P S
R03: 50, 75, 10, 9, 10, 8. Target: 757.
TTT: ASHENDIRT - "The family silver had become all ashen and dirty."
R04: W I S T E O D A T
R05: N J T N I A E O R
R06: 100, 7, 8, 4, 2, 9. Target: 193.
R07: B A L U R I S D E
R08: P H O G I W D A U
R09: 25, 75, 2, 2, 6, 7. Target: 836.
TTT: NOBLEDUCK - "He wasn't flush with success, so he took the plunge and did this."
R10: L E C N I Z E A T
R11: O D I L N E S I M
R12: L E F R A I U E T
R13: R A N O T E L A O
R14: 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 6. Target: 312.
R15: S C A N T F A T I (conundrum)


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Round 1: O C T U H A S I E

Zarte: CATHOUSE (8)
Anthony: CHEATS (6)
DC: ACHIOTES (8)
OT: SOUTACHE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D I F R G A O P S

Zarte: RADIOS (6)
Anthony: GRASP (5)
OT: RAPIDOS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 75, 10, 9, 10, 8. Target: 757.

Zarte: 757. (75 x 10) + 9 + 8 - 10 (10)
Anthony: 757. (75 x 10) + 9 + 8 - 10 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ASHENDIRT -> TARNISHED

Round 4: W I S T E O D A T

Zarte: TOASTED (7)
Anthony: WAISTED (7)
DC: TOADIES (7) DITTOS (6)
OT: IODATES (7) OATIEST (7) OSTIATE (7) SWATTED (7) SWOTTED (7) TOASTIE (7) TWISTED (7)
Score: 31–17 (max 32)

Round 5: N J T N I A E O R

Zarte: ANOINTER (8)
Anthony: JOINTER (7)
OT: REANOINT (8)
Score: 39–17 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 7, 8, 4, 2, 9. Target: 193.

Zarte: 193. (2 x 100) - 7 (10)
Anthony: 193. (2 x 100) - 7 (10)
Score: 49–27 (max 50)

Liz talks about learning about animal intelligence and debunking certain myths.

Round 7: B A L U R I S D E

Zarte: RESIDUAL (8)
Anthony: BUILDERS (8)
DC: DISABLER (8) DURABLES (8)
OT: AUDIBLES (8) BEDRAILS (8) BULERIAS (8) RAILBEDS (8) REBUILDS (8) SUBEDARI (8)
Score: 57–35 (max 58)

Round 8: P H O G I W D A U

Zarte: PODIA (5)
Anthony: DOUGH (5)
DC: AUDIO (5) APHID (5)
OT: DOGWHIP (7) PHUGOID (7)
Score: 62–40 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 75, 2, 2, 6, 7. Target: 836.

Zarte: -
Anthony: 836. Mistake in working.
RR: 836. ((75 x 6) - (25 + 7)) x 2 (10)
Score: 62–40 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: NOBLEDUCK -> UNBLOCKED

Round 10: L E C N I Z E A T

Zarte: CLIENT (6)
Anthony: CLEAN (5)
DC: ENTAIL (6) LATENCE (7)
OT: CENTILE (7)
Score: 68–40 (max 82)

Round 11: O D I L N E S I M

Zarte: LIONISED (8)
Anthony: MISLED (6)
DC: DOMINIES (8) MIDLINES (8)
OT: MISLINED (8)
Score: 76–40 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of animal-related metaphors.

Round 12: L E F R A I U E T

Zarte: FAULTIER (8)
Anthony: FAULTIER (8)
OT: FILATURE (8) FREETAIL (8)
Score: 84–48 (max 98)

Only a 9 here will keep Zarte's fading hopes of the record alive.... :roll: :roll:

Round 13: R A N O T E L A O

Zarte: ORTOLAN (7)
Anthony: ORTOLAN (7)
OT: AERONAT (7) ALATERN (7)
Score: 91–55 (max 105)

Well, he has won the game, but Dylan's record is safe for the time being.... (So, that's now the second time that Dylan has beaten Zarte... :P )

Round 14: 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 6. Target: 312.

Zarte: 312. ((6 x 2) + 1) x 6 x 4 (10)
Anthony: 312. (6 + 5 + 2) x 4 x 6 (10)
Score: 101–65 (max 115)

Round 15: S C A N T F A T I

Zarte buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say FANTASTIC which is correct.
Final Score: 111–65 (max 125)

Alas, thanks mainly to the unkind letters from the last 2 shows (there being no 9's available), Zarte falls just short of being the octochamp record holder, but his phenomenal total of 967 points is still the second highest of all time, and should be rightly praised :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

He will obviously return as #1 seed, unless someone else of similar ilk is coming this series of course.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

So, back to Square 1 tomorrow. :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Anthony:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

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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