Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)

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Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:01 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 11 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (3 wins, 292 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Sarah Farley. A life coach from Binfield, Berkshire. She did a marathon and said she wouldn't do one again, then signed for another one the next day. :P :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V Z T E I A R D D
R02: R W U R E O N D A
R03: 25, 4, 1, 5, 1, 9. Target: 603.
TTT: WOKLEGEND - "The London taxi driver knew exactly where the Biblical tree was."
R04: R T U S I O T E N
R05: S C P A U E T R O
R06: 50, 7, 8, 4, 5, 10. Target: 372.
R07: M N P A I O G N E
R08: L I F N A A P I M
R09: 50, 25, 3, 5, 8, 1. Target: 503.
TTT: RATSURFED - "The rat surfed the Internet looking for people he could scam."
R10: R T E R I G C E I
R11: P T W A I A R E S
R12: D N A J H E U F O
R13: N L S E I O L H Q
R14: 100, 10, 5, 10, 5, 4. Target: 648.
R15: H A I T I M U L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: V Z T E I A R D D

Dougie: DIVERT (6)
Sarah: DIVERT (6)
DC: VARIED (6) tardive
OT: ADVERT (6) AIRTED (6) DARTED (6) DATIVE (6) RADDIE (6) RAIDED (6) TIRADE (6) TRADED (6) TRADIE (6) VIZARD (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: R W U R E O N D A

Dougie: NARROWED (8)
Sarah: rewound (declared as 8)
DC: REWOUND (7)
Score: 14–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 4, 1, 5, 1, 9. Target: 603.

Dougie: 603. (((25 x 4) - 1) x (5 + 1)) + 9 (10)
Sarah: 601.
Score: 24–6 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: WOKLEGEND -> KNOWLEDGE

Round 4: R T U S I O T E N

Dougie: SNOTTIER (8)
Sarah: SUITOR (6)
DC: ROUTINES (8) TENORIST (8)
OT: RITENUTOS (18)
Score: 32–6 (max 42)

Round 5: S C P A U E T R O

Dougie: CAPTURES (8)
Sarah: CAPTURES (8)
DC: CARPETS (7)
OT: APTEROUS (8) OUTPACES (8) OUTRACES (8) OUTSCAPE (8) PARTOUSE (8) POSTCURE (8)
Score: 40–14 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 7, 8, 4, 5, 10. Target: 372.

Dougie: 372. (50 x 8) - (4 x 7) (10)
Sarah: 372. (7 x 50) + (4 x 5) + 10 - 8 (10)
Score: 50–24 (max 60)

Jimmy talks about performing for The Queen.

Round 7: M N P A I O G N E

Dougie: MEANING (7)
Sarah: misdeclared 7
DC: OPENING (7) MOANING (7)
OT: AGNOMEN (7) NEAPING (7) PAEONIN (7)
Score: 57–24 (max 67)

Round 8: L I F N A A P I M

Dougie: IMPALA (6)
Sarah: FINIAL (6)
DC: ANIMAL (6)
OT: FAMILIA (7) PIAIMAN (7)
Score: 63–30 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 25, 3, 5, 8, 1. Target: 503.

Dougie: 501. ((5 - 3 + 8) x 50) + 1 (7)
Sarah: -
RR: 503. (50 x 8) + ((5 - 1) x 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 70–30 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: RATSURFED -> FRAUDSTER

Round 10: R T E R I G C E I

Dougie: RECITE (6)
Sarah: GRIT (4)
DC: RETIRE (6) RECITER (7)
Score: 76–30 (max 91)

Round 11: P T W A I A R E S

Dougie: TRAIPSE (7)
Sarah: WAITERS (7)
DC: PATWARIS (8) PARASITE (8)
OT: ASPIRATE (8) SEPTARIA (8) WIRETAPS (8)
Score: 83–37 (max 99)

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

Round 12: D N A J H E U F O

Dougie: HOUND (5)
Sarah: FOUND (5)
DC: FONDUE (6)
OT: DOUANE (6)
Score: 88–42 (max 105)

Round 13: N L S E I O L H Q

Dougie: HOLLIES (7)
Sarah: LESION (6)
DC: SOLE (4) INSOLE (6)
OT: HELLIONS (8)
Score: 95–42 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 10, 5, 10, 5, 4. Target: 648.

Dougie: 650. ((10 - 4) x 100) + (5 x 10) (7)
Sarah: 650. ((10 - 4) x 100) + (5 x 10) (7)
RR: 650. ((10 - 4) x 100) + (5 x 10) (7)
OT: 646. (5 x 100) + ((10 + 5) x 10) - 4 (7)
Score: 102–49 (max 120)

Round 15: H A I T I M U L E

Sarah buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say HUMILIATE which is correct.
Final Score: 102–59 (max 130)

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Sarah:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

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