Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

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Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:21 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 15 March 2018.

C1: Champion Ted Anscomb (1 win, 67 points.) A semi-retired steward from Balsall Common, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger Maria Frizelle. An accounts assistant from New Ross, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. She likes reading and is particularly keen on "The Green Platform" by Declan Coyle.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O U A C L M L E P
R02: D Z T I A E A N M
R03: 25, 100, 50, 75, 9, 6. Target: 210.
TTT: ILATENESS - "I won't tolerate lateness, it's vital that you get there on time."
R04: P U R A N O W E R
R05: I O E S D S L R H
R06: 100, 50, 2, 9, 3, 6. Target: 353.
R07: I U E F G D S O D
R08: P I T O V A T E M
R09: 100, 25, 50, 75, 5, 4. Target: 363.
TTT: CANNYTREE - "It might take you a while to get this, possibly a hundred years."
R10: T S C U I O B A D
R11: E O U K F L R A L
R12: S I T O L U N A R
R13: E O I N R S Y R N
R14: 75, 5, 8, 2, 7, 5. Target: 406.
R15: I P R E G N A N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: O U A C L M L E P

Ted: COUPLE (6)
Maria: PLACE (5)
DC: AMPOULE (7)
OT: MOLECULA (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D Z T I A E A N M

Ted: MEDIANT (7)
Maria: MEDIAN (6)
DC: DIAMANTE (8)
OT: ANIMATED (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 100, 50, 75, 9, 6. Target: 210.

Ted: 209. 75 + 25 + 100 + 9 (7)
Maria: 209. 75 + 25 + 100 + 9 (7)
RR: 210. 100 + 75 + 50 - 9 - 6 (10)
Score: 20–7 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ILATENESS -> ESSENTIAL

Round 4: P U R A N O W E R

Ted: WEAPON (6)
Maria: UPROAR (6)
DC: PRAWNER (7)
OT: PREWARN (7) PRONEUR (7) PROREAN (7) UNPOWER (7)
Score: 26–13 (max 33)

Round 5: I O E S D S L R H

Ted: SLIDERS (7)
Maria: HOLDERS (7)
DC: SOLDIERS (8)
OT: SLOSHIER (8)
Score: 33–20 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 50, 2, 9, 3, 6. Target: 353.

Ted: 353. (3 x 100) + 50 + (6 / 2) (10)
Maria: 353. ((9 - 2) x 50) + 3 (10)
Score: 43–30 (max 51)

Suzi talks about the privileges of travelling around the world on the MotoGP circuit.

Round 7: I U E F G D S O D

Ted: FUDGES (6)
Maria: FUDGED (6)
DC: DODGES (6)
OT: GODISED (7)
Score: 49–36 (max 58)

Round 8: P I T O V A T E M

Ted: MOTIVATE (8)
Maria: MOTIVATE (8)
DC: OPTIMATE (8)
OT: OPTATIVE (8)
Score: 57–44 (max 66)

Round 9: 100, 25, 50, 75, 5, 4. Target: 363.

Ted: 359. ((75 / 25) x 100) + 50 + 4 + 5 (7)
Maria: 370.
RR: 363. ((100 - 4) x (5 - (50 / 25))) + 75 (10)
Score: 64–44 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: CANNYTREE -> CENTENARY

Round 10: T S C U I O B A D

Ted: audios
Maria: BASIC (5)
DC: AUDIO (5) CUBOIDS (7) DACOITS (7)
OT: ABDUCTS (7) ACTIOUS (7) OBDUCTS (7) OUTBIDS (7) SUBACID (7)
Score: 64–49 (max 83)

Round 11: E O U K F L R A L

Ted: FLORAL (6)
Maria: FLORAL (6)
DC: ALLURE (6)
OT: EARFUL (6) FALLER (6) FERULA (6) FOULER (6) FULLER (6) LAUREL (6) LOAFER (6) REFALL (6)
Score: 70–55 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "lick into shape".

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

Ted: soutrain
Maria: TAILORS (7)
DC: INSULATOR (18)
OT: URANOTILS (18)
Score: 70–62 (max 107)

Round 13: E O I N R S Y R N

Ted: SENIOR (6)
Maria: SENIOR (6)
DC: IRONERS (7) NOSIER (6)
OT: NORRIES (7) ROSINER (7) YONNIES (7)
Score: 76–68 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 5, 8, 2, 7, 5. Target: 406.

Ted: 405.
Maria: 406. (75 x 5) + (7 x 5) - (8 / 2) (10)
Score: 76–78 (max 124)

Round 15: I P R E G N A N T

Ted buzzes on 7.25 seconds to say "No, no, I've got it wrong, I've got it wrong", which is incorrect.
Maria does not buzz.
The answer was PARENTING.
Final Score: 76–78 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Ted:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

Maria:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

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