Thursday 29th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 58)

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Thursday 29th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 58)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:38 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 29 March 2018.

C1: Champion John Cole (2 wins, 169 points.) A retired yachting instructor from Gosport, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Riley Halson. A sociology student at the University of Warwick originally from Harlow, Essex. For his GCSE's, he talked about the work done by The Prince's Trust in Cambridge.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G C I A T R E O T
R02: V R E F D I M R E
R03: 25, 10, 7, 9, 10, 3. Target: 917.
TTT: MAGGINORA - "Maggi and Nora went to hospital together to have this done."
R04: K D O Z R E M N U
R05: W Y I A R S E I L
R06: 75, 2, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 932.
R07: N T L A I A F T I
R08: S T A H P E S L O
R09: 100, 25, 50, 4, 2, 5. Target: 117.
TTT: DUMPYNOSE - "Her friends call her "Dumpy Nose", but she used a different name altogether."
R10: M T I J S U H S I
R11: X G E A B S O E N
R12: R D U B P I L O I
R13: N C E O R N A I R
R14: 5, 9, 6, 2, 3, 7. Target: 398.
R15: D U N C E C L O D (conundrum)


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Round 1: G C I A T R E O T

John: COTTAGE (7)
Riley: GAROTTE (7)
DC: COTTAGER (8)
OT: COGITATE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: V R E F D I M R E

John: FERVID (6)
Riley: REFRIED (7)
OT: FERRIED (7) REDRIVE (7) REFIRED (7) RIVERED (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 10, 7, 9, 10, 3. Target: 917.

John: 918. (9 x 10 x 10) + 25 - 7 (7)
Riley: 918. (9 x 10 x 10) + 25 - 7 (7)
RR: 917. ((10 x 10) + 9 - 3 + 25) x 7 (10)
Score: 14–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MAGGINORA -> ANGIOGRAM

Round 4: K D O Z R E M N U

John: MOURNED (7)
Riley: DOZEN (5)
DC: MENU (4)
OT: RONUKED (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 32)

Round 5: W Y I A R S E I L

John: swayer
Riley: RISE (4)
DC: SAWYER (6) WAILERS (7) WEARILY (7)
OT: LAWYERS (7)
Score: 21–25 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 2, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 932.

John: 935. (2 x 6 x 75) + ((8 - 1) x 5) (7)
Riley: -
RR: 932. (2 x 6 x 75) + ((5 - 1) x 8) (10)
Score: 28–25 (max 49)

Jay talks about his love of jazz and his touring with The Jay Rayner Quartet.

Round 7: N T L A I A F T I

John: FANTAIL (7)
Riley: FATAL (5)
Score: 35–25 (max 56)

Round 8: S T A H P E S L O

John: STAPLES (7)
Riley: HOSTELS (7)
DC: HAPLESS (7) TOPLESS (7) APOSTLES (8)
OT: ALPHOSES (8) PATHLESS (8) PHOLASES (8) PLATSHES (8) SHOALEST (8) SHOPLETS (8)
Score: 42–32 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 25, 50, 4, 2, 5. Target: 117.

John: 117. 100 + 25 - (2 x 4) (10)
Riley: 117. 100 + 25 - (2 x 4) (10)
Score: 52–42 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: DUMPYNOSE -> PSEUDONYM

Round 10: M T I J S U H S I

John: sushimi
Riley: SHUTS (5)
DC: SUSHI (5) MISHITS (7) ISTHMUS (7)
OT: MISSUIT (7)
Score: 52–47 (max 81)

Round 11: X G E A B S O E N

John: BEGONE (6)
Riley: BEGONE (6)
DC: NOSEBAG (7)
OT: SEXAGON (7)
Score: 58–53 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "volt" and "galvanise".

Round 12: R D U B P I L O I

John: PROUD (5)
Riley: BUILD (5)
DC: BROIL (5) LIBIDO (6)
OT: OILBIRD (7)
Score: 63–58 (max 95)

Round 13: N C E O R N A I R

John: CORNIER (7)
Riley: CANNER (6)
DC: CANNIER (7)
OT: ACONINE (7) CARNIER (7) CARRION (7) NACRINE (7)
Score: 70–58 (max 102)

Round 14: 5, 9, 6, 2, 3, 7. Target: 398.

John: 400. (6 + 2) x 5 x (3 + 7) (7)
Riley: -
RR: 398. ((6 + 3) x 9 x 5) - 7 (10)
Score: 77–58 (max 112)

Round 15: D U N C E C L O D

John buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say CONCLUDED which is correct.
Final Score: 87–58 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

Riley:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 2

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