Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

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Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:17 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 March 2018.

C1: Champion John Cole (1 win, 80 points.) A retired yachting instructor from Gosport, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Marjory Humphreys. A retired computer analyst from Royston, Hertfordshire. She plays a lot of golf at Royston Golf Club, and is trying to lower her handicap.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V T U A N L O E G
R02: R N I O S N E S R
R03: 100, 75, 3, 10, 9, 9. Target: 390.
TTT: LONGWINKY - "She looked at him, and they both smiled in this type of way."
R04: D F O P V U I S E
R05: N L J O E A R F U
R06: 100, 75, 10, 6, 4, 6. Target: 333.
R07: T W I E R M A E L
R08: M Y O B R A D E R
R09: 100, 5, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 195.
TTT: DOVEPEARS - "She loves to do this so much so, that she could write her own soap."
R10: Z N U E K S A T D
R11: H M O A T R U I C
R12: L T P E I D O E L
R13: T C L A I E P W A
R14: 75, 25, 10, 5, 5, 7. Target: 258.
R15: C H A N G E D I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: V T U A N L O E G

John: TANGLE (6)
Marjory: LOUNGE (6)
DC: OVULATE (7) TANGELO (7)
OT: LANGUET (7) OUTGAVE (7) VOLTAGE (7) VULGATE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: R N I O S N E S R

John: SENIORS (7)
Marjory: SNORERS (7)
OT: IRONNESS (8) ROSINERS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 3, 10, 9, 9. Target: 390.

John: 393.
Marjory: 390. (3 x 100) + (9 x 10) (10)
Score: 13–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LONGWINKY -> KNOWINGLY

Round 4: D F O P V U I S E

John: DEVIOUS (7)
Marjory: POISED (6)
DC: UPSIDE (6) POSIED (6)
Score: 20–23 (max 32)

Round 5: N L J O E A R F U

John: JOURNAL (7)
Marjory: loaned
DC: FLANEUR (7)
OT: EARNFUL (7) FLEURON (7) FUNERAL (7)
Score: 27–23 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 75, 10, 6, 4, 6. Target: 333.

John: 334. ((75 + 10) x 4) - 6 (7)
Marjory: 336.
RR: 333. ((6 + 6 - 10 + 100) x 4) - 75 (10)
Score: 34–23 (max 49)

Jay talks about his love of "stinky" food, such as cheese.

Round 7: T W I E R M A E L

John: EMIRATE (7)
Marjory: MALTIER (7)
DC: WARTIME (7) MEALIER (7)
OT: MATERIEL (8)
Score: 41–30 (max 57)

Round 8: M Y O B R A D E R

John: BOARDER (7)
Marjory: BROADER (7)
OT: REBOARD (7)
Score: 48–37 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 5, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 195.

John: 195. (2 x 100) - 5 (10)
Marjory: 195. (2 x 100) - 5 (10)
Score: 58–47 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: DOVEPEARS -> EAVESDROP

Round 10: Z N U E K S A T D

John: SKATED (6)
Marjory: DANKEST (7)
DC: UNASKED (7)
Score: 58–54 (max 81)

Round 11: H M O A T R U I C

John: CHARIOT (7)
Marjory: AUTHOR (6)
DC: HARICOT (7) OUTCHARM (8)
OT: OUTMARCH (8)
Score: 65–54 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words to do with "enthusiasts".

Round 12: L T P E I D O E L

John: PILOTED (7)
Marjory: PILOTED (7)
DC: EPIDOTE (7)
OT: PETIOLED (8)
Score: 72–61 (max 97)

Round 13: T C L A I E P W A

John: PLACATE (7)
Marjory: CAPITAL (7)
DC: PLAICE (6) PLICATE (7)
OT: PALAEIC (7) PELICAT (7)
Score: 79–68 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 25, 10, 5, 5, 7. Target: 258.

John: 258. (25 x 10) + 7 + (5 / 5) (10)
Marjory: 258. (25 x 10) + 7 + (5 / 5) (10)
Score: 89–78 (max 114)

Round 15: C H A N G E D I T

No one buzzes. The answer was DETACHING.
Final Score: 89–78 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Marjory:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

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