Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)

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Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:17 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 17 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (7 wins, 668 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Mac Walker. A 6th Form Politics student from Sheffield. He's in their debating society, and is hoping to eventually study PPE in university.
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C D J I E O V T C
R02: S E A F L R O A P
R03: 100, 4, 1, 7, 5, 3. Target: 382.
TTT: IRISFACED - "Iris was faced with a really untidy lawn, so she did this to it."
R04: G E E L D N U S G
R05: R D M E I E Z S O
R06: 100, 75, 10, 2, 3, 8. Target: 228.
R07: G T R O I A N W N
R08: R E N T Q U A E L
R09: 75, 5, 4, 1, 3, 7. Target: 986.
TTT: TESSACANT - "Tessa can't play these today, she's hurt her fingers."
R10: D O A E N X T S B
R11: K S T U O U R E M
R12: R I T H B I A V E
R13: H S T A O I F A W
R14: 50, 75, 7, 3, 10, 8. Target: 910.
R15: D E F T C R E E P (conundrum)


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Round 1: C D J I E O V T C

Dougie: joined
Mac: VOICED (6)
DC: EVICT (5) JIVED (5)
OT: DECOCT (6)
Score: 0–6 (max 6)

Round 2: S E A F L R O A P

Dougie: LOAFERS (7)
Mac: LOAFERS (7)
DC: PAROLES (7) PARASOL (7) EARFLAPS (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 4, 1, 7, 5, 3. Target: 382.

Dougie: 382. (4 x 100) - ((5 + 1) x 3) (10)
Mac: 382. ((100 - 5) x 4) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: IRISFACED -> SCARIFIED

Round 4: G E E L D N U S G

Dougie: SNUGGLED (8)
Mac: LEGENDS (7)
DC: UNLEGGED (8)
Score: 25–23 (max 32)

Round 5: R D M E I E Z S O

Dougie: RESIZED (7)
Mac: RESIZE (6)
DC: REDOES (6)
OT: MISDOER (7) MISERED (7) MOIDERS (7) MOIREED (7) OREIDES (7) REMEIDS (7) REMISED (7)
Score: 32–23 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 75, 10, 2, 3, 8. Target: 228.

Dougie: 228. (((10 - 2) / 8) + 75) x 3 (10)
Mac: 228. (((8 + 2) / 10) + 75) x 3 (10)
Score: 42–33 (max 49)

Pasha talks about growing up in -40C conditions in eastern Siberia.

Round 7: G T R O I A N W N

Dougie: WANTING (7)
Mac: WANTING (7)
DC: TANGO (5) IGNORANT (8)
OT: NORATING (8)
Score: 49–40 (max 57)

Round 8: R E N T Q U A E L

Dougie: UNREAL (6)
Mac: unrate
DC: RENTAL (6) QUATERNE (8)
Score: 55–40 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 5, 4, 1, 3, 7. Target: 986.

Dougie: 987. ((7 + 5 + 1) x 75) + (4 x 3) (7)
Mac: 987. ((7 + 5 + 1) x 75) + (4 x 3) (7)
RR: 986. ((((75 + 7) x 4) - 1) x 3) + 5 (10)
Score: 62–47 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: TESSACANT -> CASTANETS

Round 10: D O A E N X T S B

Dougie: BOASTED (7)
Mac: BOASTED (7)
DC: SANDBOX (7) SABOTED (7)
OT: ANTODES (7) DONATES (7) ONSTEAD (7) SEXBOAT (7)
Score: 69–54 (max 82)

Round 11: K S T U O U R E M

Dougie: SMOKER (6)
Mac: MUSTER (6)
DC: TUMOURS (7)
OT: MOUKETS (7) MURKEST (7)
Score: 75–60 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "throw the book at them".

Round 12: R I T H B I A V E

Dougie: BATHER (6)
Mac: VIBRATE (7)
Score: 75–67 (max 96)

Round 13: H S T A O I F A W

Dougie: OAFISH (6)
Mac: FATWAS (6)
DC: AWAITS (6) FAITHS (6)
OT: TAIHOAS (7)
Score: 81–73 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 75, 7, 3, 10, 8. Target: 910.

Dougie: 910. ((10 + 8) x 50) + 7 + 3 (10)
Mac: 910. ((75 + 50 - 10) x 8) - 7 - 3 (10)
Score: 91–83 (max 113)

Round 15: D E F T C R E E P

Mac buzzes on 1 second to say PERFECTED which is correct.
Final Score: 91–93 (max 123)

Dougie is agonisingly torn away from octochampdom, but his 7 wins currently put him into the #4 seed position, so there's a good chance he'll return for the finals.... ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 6

Mac:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

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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