Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)

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Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:27 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 March 2018.

C1: Champion Mohsin Shabir (2 wins, 178 points.) A primary school teacher from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
C2: Challenger Ed Morrison. A psychology lecturer at Portsmouth University from Southsea, Hampshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A O E R B T L X U
R02: T I O A N R S Y R
R03: 5, 1, 1, 10, 7, 2. Target: 977.
TTT: LAIDAPLUM - "If you're into metal, there's a chance you might see it here."
R04: E A E L F D K M A
R05: R S D L I A U E O
R06: 100, 1, 10, 1, 10, 2. Target: 354.
R07: M P T A U O R S V
R08: S N A I U R D F O
R09: 25, 7, 5, 3, 2, 5. Target: 526.
TTT: VERYHOPED - "She very much hoped the film was as good as they said, but it wasn't the case."
R10: I E O D R P C R U
R11: G P D N T E A E I
R12: H Z E A O N W S N
R13: P M U E G C L I T
R14: 25, 2, 10, 3, 10, 2. Target: 153.
R15: S M I L I E B O D (conundrum)


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Round 1: A O E R B T L X U

Mohsin: TROUBLE (7)
Ed: BLOATER (7)
DC: ROUTABLE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T I O A N R S Y R

Mohsin: RATIONS (7)
Ed: STARRY (6)
DC: station
OT: NRITYAS (7) OSTIARY (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 5, 1, 1, 10, 7, 2. Target: 977.

Mohsin: 980. 2 x 7 x (5 + 1 + 1) x 10 (7)
Ed: -
Score: 21–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: LAIDAPLUM -> PALLADIUM

Round 4: E A E L F D K M A

Mohsin: FLAMED (6)
Ed: FLAKED (6)
DC: LEAKED (6) FLEEK (5)
OT: AEFALD (6) AFLAME (6) ALMADE (6) DEFAME (6) FEMALE (6) LEAFED (6) MEDAKA (6) MELADA (6)
Score: 27–13 (max 28)

Round 5: R S D L I A U E O

Mohsin: LOADERS (7)
Ed: RESIDUAL (8)
OT: AELUROIDS (18)
Score: 27–21 (max 46)

Round 6: 100, 1, 10, 1, 10, 2. Target: 354.

Mohsin: 357. (10 + 10 - 1 + 100) x (2 + 1) (7)
Ed: 358.
RR: 356. (7)
OT: 356. (100 - 10 - 1) x ((10 / 2) - 1) (7)
Score: 34–21 (max 53)

Len talks about his parents and how they were evacuated from the hospital in London as Len was about to be born... :shock: :o

Round 7: M P T A U O R S V

Mohsin: TRAMPS (6)
Ed: outramps
DC: VAPOURS (7)
OT: OUTARMS (7) RUMPOTS (7)
Score: 40–21 (max 60)

Round 8: S N A I U R D F O

Mohsin: UNFAIR (6)
Ed: UNSAID (6)
DC: DINOSAUR (8) FRIANDS (7)
Score: 46–27 (max 68)

Round 9: 25, 7, 5, 3, 2, 5. Target: 526.

Mohsin: 526. (7 x 3 x 25) + (5 / 5) (10)
Ed: 526. (7 x 3 x 25) + (5 / 5) (10)
Score: 56–37 (max 78)

Teatime teaser: VERYHOPED -> OVERHYPED

Round 10: I E O D R P C R U

Mohsin: PRODUCE (7)
Ed: CROUPIER (8)
DC: PRODUCER (8)
OT: PROCURED (8)
Score: 56–45 (max 86)

Round 11: G P D N T E A E I

Mohsin: peating
Ed: TAPING (6)
DC: PAINTED (7) NEGATED (7) PEDANT (6)
OT: PEGANITE (8)
Score: 56–51 (max 94)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "companion" and "chum".

Round 12: H Z E A O N W S N

Mohsin: ZONES (5)
Ed: SHOWN (5)
DC: HENNAS (6)
OT: NEOZAS (6) NOSEAN (6) NOWHEN (6) OZENAS (6) SHONEN (6)
Score: 61–56 (max 100)

Round 13: P M U E G C L I T

Mohsin: GLUE (4)
Ed: LIMPET (6)
DC: GIMLET (6) IMPUTE (6)
OT: MUCIGEL (7) PICULET (7)
Score: 61–62 (max 107)

Round 14: 25, 2, 10, 3, 10, 2. Target: 153.

Mohsin: 153. ((10 - 2 - 2) x 25) + 3 (10)
Ed: 153. ((10 - 2 - 2) x 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 71–72 (max 117)

Round 15: S M I L I E B O D

Ed buzzes on 25.5 seconds to say MOBILISED which is correct.
Final Score: 71–82 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Mohsin:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Ed:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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