Wednesday 4th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 62)

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Wednesday 4th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 62)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:34 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 4 April 2018.

C1: Champion George Armstrong (3 wins, 247 points.) An Apterite and butcher's assistant from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Danny Sarkissian. A supply teacher from Manchester. He likes doing poems and short stories in his spare time.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T O K S A N E R U
R02: S W E I S L E R W
R03: 75, 25, 50, 8, 1, 1. Target: 883.
TTT: PATONBILL - "Even when it's outside the box, it's definitely a pen."
R04: B R D I E P M I A
R05: H I R V E D I R O
R06: 50, 2, 8, 2, 3, 5. Target: 234.
R07: C E T F E D O S A
R08: X T L O E R T I H
R09: 100, 10, 7, 2, 2, 9. Target: 992.
TTT: AGOALDOWN - "They were only a goal down at half-time, but they let in lots more in the second period."
R10: B S E O N S N U R
R11: M E V F U G O T J
R12: D A Z N O I Q T E
R13: N O C P A L E Y T
R14: 9, 6, 10, 9, 10, 4. Target: 421.
R15: T R E E D R I F T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T O K S A N E R U

George: OUTRANKS (8)
Danny: RANKEST (7)
DC: STONKER (7)
OT: OUTEARNS (8) OUTRAKES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S W E I S L E R W

George: WIRELESS (8)
Danny: WIRELESS (8)
DC: RESILES (7)
Score: 16–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 25, 50, 8, 1, 1. Target: 883.

George: 875. ((1 + 1) x 50 x 8) + 75 (5)
Danny: 875. (8 x 50 x (1 + 1)) + 75 (5)
RR: 882. (75 + 50 + 1) x (8 - 1) (7)
Score: 21–13 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: PATONBILL -> BALLPOINT

Round 4: B R D I E P M I A

George: IMPAIRED (8)
Danny: IMPAIRED (8)
Score: 29–21 (max 31)

Round 5: H I R V E D I R O

George: DRIVER (6)
Danny: DRIVER (6)
DC: HORRID (6) DIVIER (6)
OT: IVORIED (7)
Score: 35–27 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 2, 8, 2, 3, 5. Target: 234.

George: 234. (50 x 5) - (8 x 2) (10)
Danny: 234. (50 x 5) - (8 x 2) (10)
Score: 45–37 (max 48)

Colin talks about growing up through "The Troubles" and interviewing children who lived during it while in his first job as a news journalist.

Round 7: C E T F E D O S A

George: DEFECTS (7)
Danny: COATED (6)
DC: FEASTED (7) COASTED (7)
OT: ACETOSE (7) CESTODE (7) COATEES (7) DEAFEST (7) DEFACES (7) DEFEATS (7) FACETED (7)
Score: 52–37 (max 55)

Round 8: X T L O E R T I H

George: HOTTER (6)
Danny: TOILET (6)
DC: HOTTIE (6) TRIOLET (7)
OT: ORTHITE (7)
Score: 58–43 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 10, 7, 2, 2, 9. Target: 992.

George: 992. ((100 - (2 / 2)) x 10) + 9 - 7 (10)
Danny: 992. (100 x 10) - ((2 / 2) + 7) (10)
Score: 68–53 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: AGOALDOWN -> WAGONLOAD

Round 10: B S E O N S N U R

George: BONES (5)
Danny: BONERS (6)
DC: NEURONS (7)
OT: BONUSES (7) BOURNES (7) BOURSES (7) SUBORNS (7) UNROBES (7)
Score: 68–59 (max 79)

Round 11: M E V F U G O T J

George: VOGUE (5)
Danny: MOVE (4)
OT: FUMET (5) MOGUE (5)
Score: 73–59 (max 84)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "knowing your onions".

Round 12: D A Z N O I Q T E

George: ATONED (6)
Danny: ZONED (5)
DC: ANODIZE (7)
OT: ADONITE (7) ADONIZE (7)
Score: 79–59 (max 91)

Round 13: N O C P A L E Y T

George: CANOPY (6)
Danny: PLACE (5)
DC: POLENTA (7) POTENCY (7)
OT: CALOTYPE (8)
Score: 85–59 (max 99)

Round 14: 9, 6, 10, 9, 10, 4. Target: 421.

George: 421. (((10 x 10) + 9 - 6) x 4) + 9 (10)
Danny: 424.
Score: 95–59 (max 109)

Round 15: T R E E D R I F T

Danny buzzes on 17.5 seconds to say FRITTERED which is correct.
Final Score: 95–69 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

George:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 8

Danny:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

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