Wednesday 14th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 47)

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Wednesday 14th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 47)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:01 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 14 March 2018.

C1: Champion Patrick Murphy (1 win, 62 points.) A primary school teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Ted Anscomb. A semi-retired steward from Balsall Common, West Midlands. He's also a keen Scrabble player, and organises tournaments himself. His son, Jack, appeared in the last series, where he was one of the victims of Michael Pfeffer, despite scoring 81 himself.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F I R L O N E T R
R02: U O E M L M J A S
R03: 50, 1, 2, 6, 3, 10. Target: 834.
TTT: NECKODOUR - "The sailor was James' deputy, and he'd often serve raw food."
R04: O U O N D L Y I R
R05: T A P W E N S U G
R06: 25, 75, 100, 50, 4, 9. Target: 721.
R07: T I Z E P L S I D
R08: A E U C D S V A P
R09: 100, 4, 7, 1, 6, 2. Target: 780.
TTT: ARDOURNUN - "Sue had a lot of ardour, and she wasn't a nun, she gave me this."
R10: E I O S D K T R I
R11: P A L O C R U N A
R12: E A I R W R N M E
R13: D E S E N F U B I
R14: 50, 100, 25, 75, 8, 6. Target: 612.
R15: S A L T B A N D S (conundrum)


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Round 1: F I R L O N E T R

Patrick: LINER (5)
Ted: FRONTIER (8)
DC: LOFTIER (7)
OT: RITORNEL (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: U O E M L M J A S

Patrick: JOULES (6)
Ted: JOULES (6)
DC: JEALOUS (7)
Score: 6–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 1, 2, 6, 3, 10. Target: 834.

Patrick: 837. Mistake in working.
Ted: -
RR: 834. ((10 + 6) x (50 + 2)) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 6–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: NECKODOUR -> UNDERCOOK

Round 4: O U O N D L Y I R

Patrick: ROUNDLY (7)
Ted: ROUNDLY (7)
Score: 13–21 (max 32)

Round 5: T A P W E N S U G

Patrick: GUEST (5)
Ted: PAWNS (5)
DC: PEANUTS (7)
OT: UNPASTE (7) UNSWEPT (7) UPSTAGE (7)
Score: 18–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 50, 4, 9. Target: 721.

Patrick: -
Ted: 721. (9 x 75) + 50 - 4 (10)
Score: 18–36 (max 49)

Suzi talks about the exciting finish of the 2017 MotoGP season.

Round 7: T I Z E P L S I D

Patrick: PILED (5)
Ted: pitside
DC: slides SPITED (6) TIDIES (6)
OT: SPILITE (7)
Score: 23–36 (max 56)

Round 8: A E U C D S V A P

Patrick: PAUSED (6)
Ted: SPACED (6)
DC: UPCASED (7)
Score: 29–42 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 4, 7, 1, 6, 2. Target: 780.

Patrick: 772. Mistake in working.
Ted: 773. Mistake in working.
RR: 780. ((4 x 7) + 2 + 100) x 6 (10)
Score: 29–42 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: ARDOURNUN -> RUNAROUND

Round 10: E I O S D K T R I

Patrick: RISKED (6)
Ted: roisted
DC: DORKIEST (8)
Score: 35–42 (max 81)

Round 11: P A L O C R U N A

Patrick: CORAL (5)
Ted: COAL (4)
DC: LACUNAR (7) COPULAR (7)
OT: COPLANAR (8)
Score: 40–42 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cock and bull".

Round 12: E A I R W R N M E

Patrick: REMAINER (8)
Ted: REMAINER (8)
Score: 48–50 (max 97)

Round 13: D E S E N F U B I

Patrick: SUNBED (6)
Ted: DEFINES (7)
DC: INFUSED (7) FUNDIES (7)
OT: INFEEDS (7)
Score: 48–57 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 100, 25, 75, 8, 6. Target: 612.

Patrick: 617.
Ted: 612. (8 x 75) + ((50 / 25) x 6) (10)
Score: 48–67 (max 114)

Round 15: S A L T B A N D S

Patrick buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say SANDBLAST which is correct.
Final Score: 58–67 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Patrick:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Ted:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 6

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