Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

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Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:01 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 16 March 2018.

C1: Champion Maria Frizelle (1 win, 78 points.) An accounts assistant from New Ross, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland.
C2: Challenger John Dickinson. A retired computer analyst from Halesowen, West Midlands. He's a committee member of the Halesowen University of the Third Age.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U O A T H G S I T
R02: M E G I S O R Q E
R03: 25, 6, 3, 2, 10, 5. Target: 489.
TTT: SKIRTCAGE - "You don't have to be left-handed to use this, but you'd struggle to use your right."
R04: M A R J U N I P W
R05: S O R A G I V E K
R06: 25, 75, 4, 4, 5, 6. Target: 317.
R07: M O D U S I T A M
R08: B O R I F N A X P
R09: 25, 9, 5, 3, 1, 6. Target: 480.
TTT: HEGONEAMP - "He's only gone and blown the amp, so he's having to use this instead."
R10: T E N S O D T E R
R11: P U D A L O C A Y
R12: N E H U D T O L A
R13: R E S U L I M E T
R14: 50, 75, 4, 8, 10, 5. Target: 756.
R15: H U B R E G I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: U O A T H G S I T

Maria: SIGHT (5)
John: SOUGHT (6)
DC: GOATISH (7)
OT: OUTASIGHT (18)
Score: 0–6 (max 18)

Round 2: M E G I S O R Q E

Maria: MERGES (6)
John: MERGES (6)
DC: REGIMES (7)
OT: EMIGRES (7) MORGIES (7) OGREISM (7) REMIGES (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 6, 3, 2, 10, 5. Target: 489.

Maria: 498.
John: 489. (25 x 10 x 2) - (6 + 5) (10)
Score: 6–22 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: SKIRTCAGE -> GEARSTICK

Round 4: M A R J U N I P W

Maria: PRAWN (5)
John: JUMP (4)
DC: UNWRAP (6)
OT: INWRAP (6) MURAJI (6) PUJARI (6) RUMINA (6)
Score: 11–22 (max 41)

Round 5: S O R A G I V E K

Maria: GRAVIES (7)
John: SKIVER (6)
DC: VIRAGOES (8)
Score: 18–22 (max 49)

Round 6: 25, 75, 4, 4, 5, 6. Target: 317.

Maria: 318. (75 x 4) + 25 - 6 - (5 - 4) (7)
John: 316. ((75 - 25) x 6) + (4 x 4) (7)
RR: 317. ((75 - (6 - 5)) x 4) - 4 + 25 (10)
Score: 25–29 (max 59)

Suzi talks about her memories of her hometown, Wolverhampton.

Round 7: M O D U S I T A M

Maria: MAIDS (5)
John: modist
DC: STADIUM (7) DIATOMS (7)
OT: DOMATIUMS (18)
Score: 30–29 (max 77)

Round 8: B O R I F N A X P

Maria: BRAIN (5)
John: BARON (5)
OT: FORNIX (6) PORINA (6)
Score: 35–34 (max 83)

Round 9: 25, 9, 5, 3, 1, 6. Target: 480.

Maria: -
John: 475. Mistake in working.
RR: 480. (((9 + 3 - 1) x 5) + 25) x 6 (10)
Score: 35–34 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: HEGONEAMP -> MEGAPHONE

Round 10: T E N S O D T E R

Maria: DENOTES (7)
John: STONED (6)
DC: ROSETTED (8)
OT: ONSETTER (8) TETRODES (8)
Score: 42–34 (max 101)

Round 11: P U D A L O C A Y

Maria: CLOUDY (6)
John: UPLOAD (6)
DC: PAYLOAD (7)
Score: 48–40 (max 108)

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

Round 12: N E H U D T O L A

Maria: HUNTED (6)
John: OUTLAND (7)
DC: NODULATE (8)
OT: DUATHLON (8) UNLATHED (8)
Score: 48–47 (max 116)

Round 13: R E S U L I M E T

Maria: MUSTIER (7)
John: MUSTIER (7)
DC: EMERITUS (8)
Score: 55–54 (max 124)

Round 14: 50, 75, 4, 8, 10, 5. Target: 756.

Maria: 756. (75 x 10) + (50 / 5) - 4 (10)
John: 756. (75 x 10) + (50 / 5) - 4 (10)
Score: 65–64 (max 134)

Round 15: H U B R E G I O N

No one buzzes. The answer was NEIGHBOUR.
Final Score: 65–64 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Maria:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 1

John:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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