Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

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Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:51 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 21 March 2018.

C1: Champion Mohsin Shabir (1 win, 89 points.) A primary school teacher from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
C2: Challenger Nicola Sibbick. An English teacher from Wimborne, Dorset. She likes going to live music festivals, particularly the Download Festival.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D T L I O A I U
R02: F W D O E G M I A
R03: 9, 9, 8, 1, 7, 7. Target: 680.
TTT: ABALDPATE - "The man had a bald pate, but he grew to live with it eventually"
R04: F D H U E K C O J
R05: S L D E A E A M R
R06: 25, 2, 1, 5, 3, 8. Target: 934.
R07: B R Y O R A U E N
R08: C S T O A R T I U
R09: 50, 10, 5, 1, 9, 6. Target: 287.
TTT: PEELTOOTH - "Forget Rachel and Susie, this Teatime Teaser is simply "lens"."
R10: M R A O Z N E A S
R11: P O A E L R T R I
R12: W N E I S E L I S
R13: E A I E D N R V I
R14: 8, 3, 5, 10, 1, 6. Target: 542.
R15: D E F O T O O T H (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D T L I O A I U

Mohsin: plaudit
Nicola: PILOT (5)
DC: UTOPIA (6) UPLOAD (6)
OT: IDIOPT (6) IDIOTA (6) LIPOID (6) LUPOID (6) PAILOU (6) PATOLU (6) PILOTI (6) PODIAL (6) POTAIL (6)
Score: 0–5 (max 6)

Round 2: F W D O E G M I A

Mohsin: IMAGED (6)
Nicola: IMAGED (6)
DC: MEADOW (6) MIAOWED (7)
OT: OMIGAWD (7) WIFEDOM (7)
Score: 6–11 (max 13)

Round 3: 9, 9, 8, 1, 7, 7. Target: 680.

Mohsin: -
Nicola: 685. Mistake in working.
RR: 680. ((7 x 7) - 9) x (9 + 8) (10)
Score: 6–11 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ABALDPATE -> ADAPTABLE

Round 4: F D H U E K C O J

Mohsin: CHOKED (6)
Nicola: CHOKED (6)
DC: HOCKED (6) HUCKED (6)
OT: DOUCHE (6) FUCKED (6) JOUKED (6) OUCHED (6)
Score: 12–17 (max 29)

Round 5: S L D E A E A M R

Mohsin: LEADERS (7)
Nicola: DEALERS (7)
DC: EMERALDS (8)
OT: DEMERSAL (8)
Score: 19–24 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 2, 1, 5, 3, 8. Target: 934.

Mohsin: 930. Mistake in working.
Nicola: -
RR: 934. ((((25 - 2) x 8) + 3) x 5) + 1 (10)
Score: 19–24 (max 47)

Len talks about how he started on Strictly Come Dancing, and meeting his hero, Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Round 7: B R Y O R A U E N

Mohsin: BARREN (6)
Nicola: arbor
DC: ARBOUR (6) BARONY (6)
OT: BARNEY (6) BARYON (6) BORANE (6) BOURNE (6) BRUERY (6) BURNER (6) NEARBY (6) ORNERY (6) OYABUN (6) REBORN (6) REBUOY (6) REBURY (6) ROANER (6) RURBAN (6) UNROBE (6) URBANE (6)
Score: 25–24 (max 53)

Round 8: C S T O A R T I U

Mohsin: ARTIST (6)
Nicola: STATIC (6)
DC: OUTCAST (7) TOURIST (7)
OT: CITATORS (8) RICOTTAS (8)
Score: 31–30 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 10, 5, 1, 9, 6. Target: 287.

Mohsin: 287. ((50 - (10 / 5)) x 6) - 1 (10)
Nicola: 285.
Score: 41–30 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: PEELTOOTH -> TELEPHOTO

Round 10: M R A O Z N E A S

Mohsin: MOANERS (7)
Nicola: AMAZES (6)
DC: OARSMAN (7) AMAZONS (7)
OT: MOREANAS (8) ROMANZAS (8) ROMANZES (8)
Score: 48–30 (max 79)

Round 11: P O A E L R T R I

Mohsin: AIRPORT (7)
Nicola: PARROT (6)
DC: EPILATOR (8)
OT: PALTRIER (8) PELOTARI (8) PERIORAL (8) PETIOLAR (8) PORTLIER (8) PRETRIAL (8) PRIORATE (8)
Score: 55–30 (max 87)

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

Round 12: W N E I S E L I S

Mohsin: WINLESS (7)
Nicola: SWINES (6)
DC: WILINESS (8)
Score: 62–30 (max 95)

Round 13: E A I E D N R V I

Mohsin: INVADER (7)
Nicola: RAVINED (7)
DC: REINVADE (8)
Score: 69–37 (max 103)

Round 14: 8, 3, 5, 10, 1, 6. Target: 542.

Mohsin: 542. ((8 + 1) x 6 x 10) + 5 - 3 (10)
Nicola: -
Score: 79–37 (max 113)

Round 15: D E F O T O O T H

Mohsin buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say HOTFOOTED which is correct.
Final Score: 89–37 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Mohsin:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Nicola:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 1

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