Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)

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Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:31 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 13 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (5 wins, 472 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Andy Christley. A football data analyst for the Football Association from London.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D N N I A E R W I
R02: F D O R U D A T P
R03: 25, 3, 8, 1, 7, 4. Target: 666.
TTT: ROAMEDDRY - "He roamed the dry lands with nothing but this creature for company."
R04: S M E T A T O P E
R05: S G R I O U R I W
R06: 100, 75, 5, 3, 3, 4. Target: 634.
R07: S L P E I E M S A
R08: V K O R U P E M N
R09: 50, 2, 10, 1, 3, 5. Target: 392.
TTT: FREDCOLIN - "You might not find Fred and Colin in here, but you're sure to find the kernel."
R10: G D A R O C E L I
R11: H N Z A I O S T D
R12: S T I V E J A S L
R13: T C M E A I L E N
R14: 50, 75, 5, 7, 1, 3. Target: 750.
R15: M R G O T N I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D N N I A E R W I

Dougie: WINDIER (7)
Andy: WINDIER (7)
DC: DINER (5) INWARD (6)
OT: ADRENIN (7) DENARII (7) INDRAWN (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: F D O R U D A T P

Dougie: PROUD (5)
Andy: POUT (4)
DC: PADOU (5)
OT: DOTARD (6) DUFTAR (6) PODURA (6)
Score: 12–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 3, 8, 1, 7, 4. Target: 666.

Dougie: 664. (((25 x 4) - 3 - 1) x 7) - 8 (7)
Andy: 668. ((8 + 1) x 3 x 25) - 7 (7)
RR: 666. (((1 + 4) x 8) - 3) x (25 - 7) (10)
Score: 19–14 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ROAMEDDRY -> DROMEDARY

Round 4: S M E T A T O P E

Dougie: TEMPEST (7)
Andy: MATTES (6)
DC: POETASTE (8)
Score: 26–14 (max 31)

Round 5: S G R I O U R I W

Dougie: RIGOURS (7)
Andy: RIGOURS (7)
Score: 33–21 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 75, 5, 3, 3, 4. Target: 634.

Dougie: 635.
Andy: 634. ((3 + 3) x (100 + 5)) + 4 (10)
Score: 33–31 (max 48)

Jimmy talks about touring in the 1970's, and an interesting run-in with the Hells Angels. :P :P

Round 7: S L P E I E M S A

Dougie: SAMPLES (7)
Andy: SAMPLES (7)
DC: MISPLEASE (18)
Score: 40–38 (max 66)

Round 8: V K O R U P E M N

Dougie: PROVEN (6)
Andy: unprove
DC: PUNKER (6)
OT: PORKMEN (7)
Score: 46–38 (max 73)

Round 9: 50, 2, 10, 1, 3, 5. Target: 392.

Dougie: 392. (50 - 1) x (5 + 3) (10)
Andy: 392. ((5 + 3) x 50) - 10 + 2 (10)
Score: 56–48 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: FREDCOLIN -> CORNFIELD

Round 10: G D A R O C E L I

Dougie: caloried
Andy: GLACIER (7)
DC: CALORIE (7) DARE CORDIAL (7) DARIOLE (7)
OT: CARIOLE (7) CORDAGE (7) ERGODIC (7) GEOIDAL (7) GLORIED (7) GODLIER (7) GRACILE (7) LORICAE (7) RADICEL (7) RADICLE (7) RADIOLE (7) REDCOAL (7)
Score: 56–55 (max 90)

Round 11: H N Z A I O S T D

Dougie: STAIN (5)
Andy: STAIN (5)
DC: TOADISH (7)
OT: HOATZINS (8)
Score: 61–60 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words which have been mistranslated into English.

Round 12: S T I V E J A S L

Dougie: VALISES (7)
Andy: VALISES (7)
DC: JIVES (5) SALTIES (7)
OT: ALVITES (7) STEVIAS (7) VESTALS (7)
Score: 68–67 (max 105)

Round 13: T C M E A I L E N

Dougie: CLIMATE (7)
Andy: CENTIME (7)
DC: CLEMENT (7)
OT: LINEMATE (8) MACILENT (8) MELANITE (8) NEMALITE (8)
Score: 75–74 (max 113)

Round 14: 50, 75, 5, 7, 1, 3. Target: 750.

Dougie: 750. (7 + 3) x 75 (10)
Andy: 750. (7 + 3) x 75 (10)
Score: 85–84 (max 123)

Round 15: M R G O T N I N E

Andy buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say "TR..., no, I've not got it, and I now have it", which is incorrect.
Dougie buzzes on 27.5 seconds to say MENTORING which is correct.
Final Score: 95–84 (max 133)

Probably the cruellest loss of all time, Andy buzzes in, presumably about to say TREMORING, and as he says it, he stops himself from saying it, then admits to knowing the correct answer while he's saying he doesn't have it :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o :( :( :cry: :cry:

It just had to be on Friday the 13th as well, didn't it.... :? :? :twisted: :twisted:

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Andy:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

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