Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)

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Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Welcome to the first recorded episode of 2018...... :shock: :o

Countdown recap for Tuesday 3 April 2018.

C1: Champion George Armstrong (2 wins, 143 points.) An Apterite and butcher's assistant from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Michael Stephenson. An offshore wind project manager from London.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D E T R U T O N A
R02: N T M E I X E D U
R03: 75, 50, 25, 9, 2, 7. Target: 139.
TTT: TYPERULED - "He was the type who ruled with an iron fist, or at least that's what they say."
R04: H Y R A O E S I R
R05: V O S R A G E T O
R06: 100, 7, 10, 8, 8, 10. Target: 551.
R07: N A L P I U C A K
R08: L N F E E O T A R
R09: 50, 25, 75, 8, 9, 2. Target: 270.
TTT: WRISTLOAD - "It sounds like the fish has a story about a dangerous weapon."
R10: S R O E T H I E L
R11: W E D T U G I T O
R12: L C E A B I O D R
R13: S E M V A P I M S
R14: 25, 9, 8, 8, 1, 2. Target: 998.
R15: P E T D E V I C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D E T R U T O N A

George: TAUNTED (7)
Michael: TUTORED (7)
DC: NUTTER (6) NATURED (7) OUTRATED (8)
OT: OUTRANTED (18) ROTUNDATE (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: N T M E I X E D U

George: MINTED (6)
Michael: EXITED (6)
DC: UNMIXED (7) MINUTED (7) MINUETED (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 50, 25, 9, 2, 7. Target: 139.

George: 139. 75 + 50 + 25 - 9 - 2 (10)
Michael: 139. 75 + 50 + (7 x 2) (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: TYPERULED -> REPUTEDLY

Round 4: H Y R A O E S I R

George: HARRIES (7)
Michael: shares
OT: HOARIER (7) HOARSER (7) HORSIER (7) HOSIERY (7) RAREISH (7) REHAIRS (7)
Score: 30–23 (max 43)

Round 5: V O S R A G E T O

George: STORAGE (7)
Michael: GRAVEST (7)
DC: VOTERS (6) GORES (5) ROOTAGES (8)
OT: OSETROVA (8)
Score: 37–30 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 7, 10, 8, 8, 10. Target: 551.

George: 552. ((100 - 10 - 10) x 7) - 8 (7)
Michael: 550. (8 + 7 - 10) x (100 + 10) (7)
RR: 551. (((7 x 8 x 100) - 10) / 10) - 8 (10)
Score: 44–37 (max 61)

Colin talks about the pros and cons of having a Northern Irish accent.

Round 7: N A L P I U C A K

George: PLANK (5)
Michael: punial
DC: LACUNA (6) UNPACK (6)
OT: PINALUA (7)
Score: 49–37 (max 68)

Round 8: L N F E E O T A R

George: FELON (5)
Michael: FLOATER (7)
DC: ETERNAL (7)
OT: AERONEF (7) ALTERNE (7) ENTERAL (7) FLOREAT (7) FRONTAL (7) OFTENER (7) REFLATE (7) REFLOAT (7)
Score: 49–44 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 75, 8, 9, 2. Target: 270.

George: 274.
Michael: 273. (8 x 25) + 75 - 2 (7)
RR: 270. (8 - ((75 x 2) / 50) + 25) x 9 (10)
Score: 49–51 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: WRISTLOAD -> SWORDTAIL

Round 10: S R O E T H I E L

George: HOTELIERS (18)
Michael: HOTELIERS (18)
OT: HELOTRIES (18)
Score: 67–69 (max 103)

Round 11: W E D T U G I T O

George: GUTTED (6)
Michael: GUTTED (6)
DC: GODWIT (6)
OT: WIDEOUT (7)
Score: 73–75 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "rag and bone man".

Round 12: L C E A B I O D R

George: BROILED (7)
Michael: BROILED (7)
DC: BARCODE (7) CABRIOLE (8)
OT: CALIBRED (8)
Score: 80–82 (max 118)

Round 13: S E M V A P I M S

George: PASSIVE (7)
Michael: IMPASSE (7)
DC: MASSIVE (7)
OT: MAVISES (7) MISMAES (7) PAVISES (7) SAMMIES (7)
Score: 87–89 (max 125)

Round 14: 25, 9, 8, 8, 1, 2. Target: 998.

George: 1000. 25 x 8 x ((9 + 1) / 2) (7)
Michael: -
RR: 999. (7)
OT: 999. ((((9 x 8) + 8) / 2) x 25) - 1 (7)
Score: 94–89 (max 132)

Round 15: P E T D E V I C E

George buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say DECEPTIVE which is correct.
Final Score: 104–89 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

George:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 6

Michael:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

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