Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)

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Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:00 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 6 April 2018.

C1: Champion Luke O'Neill (1 win, 90 points.) An aeronautical engineering student at Loughborough University from Cowes, Isle of Wight.
C2: Challenger Dougie Mackay. A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands. He loves playing poker, and once funded a round-the-world trip which ended on Day 2 in Australia, when he blew his money... :P :P :oops: :oops:
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P R N X O I E C M
R02: N R D A E O P E S
R03: 25, 2, 3, 9, 1, 8. Target: 978.
TTT: RAYSBUILT - "Ray's built a new life for himself in an area known for healthy living."
R04: L K T O I R A L I
R05: S J B C E O I T R
R06: 100, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7. Target: 900.
R07: T S H S E O E D L
R08: S T Y U I E R G N
R09: 100, 8, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 488.
TTT: PASTURIZE - "The circus acrobat couldn't perform, he'd damaged this muscle."
R10: P F T A O E W T M
R11: L D R G O I A T E
R12: D L S U I E V M U
R13: Z S G O I U F V E
R14: 100, 1, 3, 9, 8, 6. Target: 420.
R15: D I S C E R N E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: P R N X O I E C M

Luke: PRINCE (6)
Dougie: MINCER (6)
DC: PONCIER (7)
OT: PROXEMIC (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: N R D A E O P E S

Luke: SPREAD (6)
Dougie: PANDERS (7)
DC: PARDONS (7) PARDONEES (18)
Score: 6–13 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 2, 3, 9, 1, 8. Target: 978.

Luke: 975.
Dougie: 976. ((((8 / 2) x 9) + 3) x 25) + 1 (7)
RR: 978. ((((8 / 2) + 9) x 25) + 1) x 3 (10)
Score: 6–20 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: RAYSBUILT -> SALUBRITY

Round 4: L K T O I R A L I

Luke: TAILOR (6)
Dougie: TAILOR (6)
DC: TROIKA (6)
Score: 12–26 (max 42)

Round 5: S J B C E O I T R

Luke: BORES (5)
Dougie: TRIBES (6)
DC: OBJECTS (7) BISECTOR (8)
Score: 12–32 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7. Target: 900.

Luke: 900. (2 + 7) x 100 (10)
Dougie: 900. (2 + 7) x 100 (10)
Score: 22–42 (max 60)

Colin talks about his time as a commentator on the European Poker Tour.

Round 7: T S H S E O E D L

Luke: TOSSED (6)
Dougie: SLOTHS (6)
DC: HOSTED (6) SLOSHED (7)
OT: ETHOSES (7) HOSTELS (7) ODELETS (7) OSSELET (7) TOELESS (7)
Score: 28–48 (max 67)

Round 8: S T Y U I E R G N

Luke: GUSTIER (7)
Dougie: RUSTING (7)
DC: RESTING (7) SYRINGE (7)
OT: GUNTERS (7) GURNEYS (7) GUTSIER (7) NUTSIER (7) RESUING (7) RETYING (7) REUSING (7) RUGINES (7) RUNGIES (7) STINGER (7) STRINGY (7) TRUEING (7) UNITERS (7) UNRESTY (7)
Score: 35–55 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 8, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 488.

Luke: 488. ((10 / 2) x 100) - (6 x 2) (10)
Dougie: 488. ((6 x 2) + 10 + 100) x (8 / 2) (10)
Score: 45–65 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: PASTURIZE -> TRAPEZIUS

Round 10: P F T A O E W T M

Luke: TOTEM (5)
Dougie: TEMPT (5)
OT: OPTATE (6) TEAPOT (6)
Score: 50–70 (max 90)

Round 11: L D R G O I A T E

Luke: TRAILED (7)
Dougie: GODETIA (7)
DC: GLOATED (7) TAILORED (8)
OT: IDOLATER (8)
Score: 57–77 (max 98)

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

Round 12: D L S U I E V M U

Luke: MULES (5)
Dougie: MISLED (6)
DC: SLIMED (6) MUESLI (6)
OT: DUELISM (7) MUVULES (7)
Score: 57–83 (max 105)

Round 13: Z S G O I U F V E

Luke: FOGIES (6)
Dougie: FOGIES (6)
DC: VOGUES (6)
OT: OGIVES (6)
Score: 63–89 (max 111)

Round 14: 100, 1, 3, 9, 8, 6. Target: 420.

Luke: 420. (((6 - 1) x 8) + 100) x 3 (10)
Dougie: 420. (100 - ((9 + 1) x 3)) x 6 (10)
Score: 73–99 (max 121)

Round 15: D I S C E R N E D

Dougie buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say RESCINDED which is correct.
Final Score: 73–109 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Luke:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 6

Dougie:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 7

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