Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)

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Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:19 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 5 April 2018.

C1: Champion George Armstrong (4 wins, 342 points.) An Apterite and butcher's assistant from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Luke O'Neill. An aeronautical engineering student at Loughborough University from Cowes, Isle of Wight. He once met Princes William & Harry while they were on Prince Edward's stag do. :P :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L U S M E R I N E
R02: P Z H I U E T L O
R03: 25, 50, 75, 3, 3, 8. Target: 704.
TTT: LOUSYDIVE - "He took a lousy dive in the box, and did so to con the referee."
R04: G W T U A U R B E
R05: V A F J E B I C Y
R06: 50, 4, 2, 3, 7, 4. Target: 814.
R07: Q E X T A S A D O
R08: G L S N E I E R A
R09: 50, 25, 100, 3, 9, 2. Target: 894.
TTT: GASPUNTIL - "The fans would gasp until the final whistle, such was the excitement of the game."
R10: S N T E I A U N R
R11: G O M R O C E T O
R12: P D R E O I T R O
R13: N A D T I R E D O
R14: 50, 3, 10, 5, 9, 4. Target: 512.
R15: U R I N A L B O G (conundrum)


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Round 1: L U S M E R I N E

George: lumineer
Luke: lumineers
DC: MERLINS (7)
OT: RELUMINES (18)
Score: 0–0 (max 18)

Round 2: P Z H I U E T L O

George: POLITE (6)
Luke: HOTEL (5)
DC: HOPLITE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 3, 3, 8. Target: 704.

George: 703. ((75 - 50 + 3) x 25) + 3 (7)
Luke: 700.
Score: 13–0 (max 32)

Teatime teaser: LOUSYDIVE -> DEVIOUSLY

Round 4: G W T U A U R B E

George: BARGE (5)
Luke: BRUTE (5)
DC: BUREAU (6)
OT: ARGUTE (6) AUTEUR (6) RUGATE (6)
Score: 18–5 (max 38)

Round 5: V A F J E B I C Y

George: CAVE (4)
Luke: FACE (4)
DC: BIFACE (6)
Score: 22–9 (max 44)

Round 6: 50, 4, 2, 3, 7, 4. Target: 814.

George: 814. (4 x 4 x 50) + (7 x 2) (10)
Luke: 814. (4 x 4 x 50) + (7 x 2) (10)
Score: 32–19 (max 54)

Colin talks about his unusual grandfather, who was an MI6 codebreaker :!: :!: :shock: :o

Round 7: Q E X T A S A D O

George: TAXES (5)
Luke: TOADS (5)
DC: TAXED (5) DETOX (5)
OT: TODEAS (6)
Score: 37–24 (max 60)

Round 8: G L S N E I E R A

George: LINGERS (7)
Luke: RELEASING (18)
DC: RESEALING (18)
Score: 37–42 (max 78)

Round 9: 50, 25, 100, 3, 9, 2. Target: 894.

George: 894. (100 x 9) - (3 x 2) (10)
Luke: 894. (100 x 9) - (3 x 2) (10)
Score: 47–52 (max 88)

Teatime teaser: GASPUNTIL -> PULSATING

Round 10: S N T E I A U N R

George: RUNNIEST (8)
Luke: RUNNIEST (8)
DC: SATURNINE (18)
Score: 55–60 (max 106)

Round 11: G O M R O C E T O

George: GROOM (5)
Luke: GROOM (5)
DC: COOTER (6)
OT: MOGOTE (6) MOOTER (6) REMOOT (6)
Score: 60–65 (max 112)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "for Pete's sake".

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

George: TORRID (6)
Luke: DROOPIER (8)
DC: DOPIER (6) DIOPTRE (7)
OT: PIROOTED (8)
Score: 60–73 (max 120)

Round 13: N A D T I R E D O

George: TRAINED (7)
Luke: TRAINED (7)
DC: ORDINATE (8)
OT: DERATION (8) NADORITE (8) ORDAINED (8) RATIONED (8) RODENTIA (8) TRENDOID (8)
Score: 67–80 (max 128)

Round 14: 50, 3, 10, 5, 9, 4. Target: 512.

George: 512. (50 x 10) + 9 + 3 (10)
Luke: 512. (50 x 10) + 9 + 3 (10)
Score: 77–90 (max 138)

Round 15: U R I N A L B O G

George buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say LABOURING which is correct.
Final Score: 87–90 (max 148)

Statistics Corner

George:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

Luke:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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