Thursday 12th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 68)

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Thursday 12th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 68)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:50 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 12 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (4 wins, 394 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Simon Clayton. A retired insurance company worker from the Isle of Skye, but originally from London. He retired to Skye in 2016 after working in Kenya for said insurance company. He's also the father of young twin boys.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S D L I E A G S L
R02: K S R I U O E S B
R03: 25, 100, 75, 50, 5, 8. Target: 842.
TTT: IRISSOAPS - "Iris soaps her skin very delicately, she's got an issue with it."
R04: Y T S U O A X E M
R05: B T V O E O D T M
R06: 75, 2, 5, 1, 2, 9. Target: 307.
R07: G P P U E O R A V
R08: L S C E O E T N S
R09: 25, 3, 5, 4, 1, 6. Target: 537.
TTT: ALTOBRIAN - "Brian had an alto voice, but Mr. White's was much deeper."
R10: Q H L A I O E N N
R11: R M R A E A J H Z
R12: R T T E I A N R W
R13: N D C I U E L G F
R14: 75, 8, 2, 1, 7, 9. Target: 922.
R15: T I A R A G R A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: S D L I E A G S L

Dougie: GLASSED (7)
Simon: DALLIES (7)
DC: GLADE (5) GLADES (6) GLISSADE (8)
OT: SILLAGES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: K S R I U O E S B

Dougie: SERIOUS (7)
Simon: BUSKERS (7)
DC: BRUISES (7)
OT: RUBEOSIS (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 100, 75, 50, 5, 8. Target: 842.

Dougie: 845.
Simon: 842. (8 x 100) + 50 - 5 - (75 / 25) (10)
Score: 14–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: IRISSOAPS -> PSORIASIS

Round 4: Y T S U O A X E M

Dougie: STEAMY (6)
Simon: -
DC: MOUSY (5) MOUSEY (6)
OT: MATEYS (6) MAYEST (6) MEATUS (6) MOYEST (6) MUTASE (6) MYSTAX (6) OMATSU (6) OSMATE (6)
Score: 20–24 (max 32)

Round 5: B T V O E O D T M

Dougie: BOOTED (6)
Simon: MOOTED (6)
DC: BOTTOMED (8) MOTTOED (7)
Score: 26–30 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 2, 5, 1, 2, 9. Target: 307.

Dougie: 307. (((9 - 1) / 2) x 75) + 5 + 2 (10)
Simon: 307. ((5 - 1) x 75) + 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 36–40 (max 50)

Jimmy talks about his love of doing caricatures.

Round 7: G P P U E O R A V

Dougie: APPROVE (7)
Simon: PURGE (5)
DC: PAUPER (6) VAPOUR (6) GAPPER (6)
OT: PROPAGE (7)
Score: 43–40 (max 57)

Round 8: L S C E O E T N S

Dougie: ENCLOSES (8)
Simon: solents
DC: TONELESS (8)
OT: COSTEENS (8) NOTELESS (8) TELECONS (8)
Score: 51–40 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 3, 5, 4, 1, 6. Target: 537.

Dougie: 536. Mistake in working.
Simon: 540. Mistake in working.
RR: 537. (((6 + 1) x 25) + 4) x 3 (10)
Score: 51–40 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ALTOBRIAN -> BARITONAL

Round 10: Q H L A I O E N N

Dougie: INHALE (6)
Simon: INHALE (6)
DC: LOAN (4) HENNA (5) HALON (5)
OT: ALOINE (6) EONIAL (6) EONIAN (6) ONLINE (6)
Score: 57–46 (max 81)

Round 11: R M R A E A J H Z

Dougie: harmer
Simon: HAREM (5)
DC: MARRA (5)
OT: JARRAH (6) MEHARA (6)
Score: 57–51 (max 87)

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

Round 12: R T T E I A N R W

Dougie: TRAINER (7)
Simon: TRAINER (7)
DC: RETAIN (6) RATTIER (7)
OT: INTERWAR (8)
Score: 64–58 (max 95)

Round 13: N D C I U E L G F

Dougie: CLUEING (7)
Simon: CEDING (6)
DC: NUDGE (5) FEUDING (7) INCLUDE (7)
OT: FUDGICLE (8) INGULFED (8)
Score: 71–58 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 8, 2, 1, 7, 9. Target: 922.

Dougie: 917. ((7 - 1) x 2 x 75) + 9 + 8 (7)
Simon: 915.
RR: 922. ((75 - 9) x (8 + 7 - 1)) - 2 (10)
Score: 78–58 (max 113)

Round 15: T I A R A G R A M

No one buzzes. The answer was MARGARITA.
Final Score: 78–58 (max 123)

Interesting also, that the anagram is so so close to being MARGARITA backwards... :P :P 8-) 8-) :ugeek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Simon:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

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