Friday 30th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 59)

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Friday 30th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 59)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:58 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 30 March 2018.

C1: Champion John Cole (3 wins, 256 points.) A retired yachting instructor from Gosport, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger George Armstrong. An Apterite and butcher's assistant from Bingley, West Yorkshire. He's a fan of the prog rock band, Sparks, and went to see them in concert last year.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G R A E D S I A W
R02: R O F T E H A T O
R03: 100, 5, 4, 8, 1, 8. Target: 275.
TTT: GIANTMICE - "There's something rather mysterious about this..."
R04: M I N T U E D T U
R05: M F B E E A Y R R
R06: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 9. Target: 332.
R07: L H I E J T U E R
R08: D I Z N A R O E N
R09: 75, 25, 4, 10, 10, 8. Target: 231.
TTT: INSERTSME - "An attractive woman walks in, and as a result, he hits the wrong key."
R10: S A C B U L A I A
R11: P S D E O E N L R
R12: D A V L I U N I P
R13: N T E I S P E A S
R14: 75, 100, 25, 5, 3, 2. Target: 603.
R15: P E R T L Y D U N (conundrum)


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Round 1: G R A E D S I A W

John: WAGERS (6)
George: AWARDS (6)
OT: AGARISED (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: R O F T E H A T O

John: fother
George: HOTTER (6)
DC: FATHER (6) HATTER (6) HOOTER (6) FOOTER (6)
OT: OROTATE (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 5, 4, 8, 1, 8. Target: 275.

John: 279. ((4 - 1) x 100) - (8 + 8 + 5) (7)
George: 279. ((4 - 1) x 100) - (8 + 8 + 5) (7)
RR: 275. (100 / 4) x (8 + 8 - 5) (10)
Score: 13–19 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GIANTMICE -> ENIGMATIC

Round 4: M I N T U E D T U

John: MINUTED (7)
George: MINUTED (7)
DC: UNMUTED (7)
OT: UNITUDE (7)
Score: 20–26 (max 32)

Round 5: M F B E E A Y R R

John: REFRAME (7)
George: FARMER (6)
DC: BEAMER (6) BARMY (5) MARRY (5) BEERY (5)
Score: 27–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 9. Target: 332.

John: 330. (9 x 25) + 100 + (50 / 10) (7)
George: 334. (25 x 10) + 75 + 9 (7)
RR: 332. (100 + 75 - 9) x (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 34–33 (max 49)

Jay talks about the use of touch while eating food, as opposed to using cutlery.

Round 7: L H I E J T U E R

John: hilter
George: LITRE (5)
DC: LUTHIER (7)
Score: 34–38 (max 56)

Round 8: D I Z N A R O E N

John: ANODIZE (7)
George: ORDAIN (6)
DC: DINNER (6) ANODINE (7)
OT: ANODIZER (8) RENDZINA (8)
Score: 41–38 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 25, 4, 10, 10, 8. Target: 231.

John: 232. (25 x 10) - 10 - 8 (7)
George: 232. Mistake in working.
RR: 231. ((25 + 4) x 8) - (10 / 10) (10)
Score: 48–38 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: INSERTSME -> MISENTERS

Round 10: S A C B U L A I A

John: CLUBS (5)
George: CASUAL (6)
DC: ABACUS (6) CABALS (6)
OT: ACAUSAL (7)
Score: 48–44 (max 81)

Round 11: P S D E O E N L R

John: PONDERS (7)
George: PONDERS (7)
DC: SLENDER (7) RESPOND (7)
OT: DEPLORES (8) LEPROSED (8) PERSONED (8) RESPLEND (8)
Score: 55–51 (max 89)

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

Round 12: D A V L I U N I P

John: INVALID (7)
George: INVALID (7)
DC: UNPAID (6) NAUPLII (7)
OT: DILUVIAN (8)
Score: 62–58 (max 97)

Round 13: N T E I S P E A S

John: PANTIES (7)
George: PANTIES (7)
DC: PEATINESS (18)
Score: 69–65 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 100, 25, 5, 3, 2. Target: 603.

John: 604.
George: 603. (3 x 2 x 100) + (75 / 25) (10)
Score: 69–75 (max 125)

Round 15: P E R T L Y D U N

No one buzzes. The answer was PRUDENTLY.
Final Score: 69–75 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

George:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 2

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