Wednesday 18th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 72)

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Wednesday 18th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 72)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:57 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 18 April 2018.

C1: Champion Mac Walker (1 win, 93 points.) A 6th Form Politics student from Sheffield.
C2: Challenger Masha Bell. A literary researcher from Wareham, Dorset. She's originally from Lithuania, and also lived in Germany for a time.
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S O O Y D P T E I
R02: P S A E O T L S E
R03: 100, 75, 8, 4, 10, 1. Target: 301.
TTT: TUNELOVER - "She loves playing tunes so much, she does it for free at the local hospital."
R04: D A R E P R M I R
R05: G O A N L N I M O
R06: 75, 50, 7, 2, 10, 8. Target: 596.
R07: W E K B I M E A T
R08: T N G U E I P C N
R09: 25, 100, 5, 3, 10, 4. Target: 399.
TTT: SYDLITTLE - "The man felt rather uneasy and began to speak in this way."
R10: H X A H E R S I D
R11: R U M E A B S D S
R12: G J L T U I A F W
R13: N O E V G C I A N
R14: 75, 50, 1, 9, 6, 4. Target: 330.
R15: E L F I N G I R L (conundrum)


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Round 1: S O O Y D P T E I

Mac: DEPOSIT (7)
Masha: POISED (6)
DC: DOPIEST (7) STOOPED (7)
OT: ISOTOPE (7) ISOTOPY (7) OOTYPES (7) OSTEOID (7) PODITES (7) POOTIES (7) POSITED (7) TOIDEYS (7) TOPSIDE (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P S A E O T L S E

Mac: APOSTLES (8)
Masha: ELAPSES (7)
DC: POTLESS (7) PESTLES (7)
OT: POETLESS (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 8, 4, 10, 1. Target: 301.

Mac: 301. (75 x 4) + 1 (10)
Masha: 301. (75 x 4) + 1 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TUNELOVER -> VOLUNTEER

Round 4: D A R E P R M I R

Mac: MARRIED (7)
Masha: MARRIED (7)
DC: MARDIER (7) PARRIED (7)
OT: ADMIRER (7) MARRIER (7) PARRIER (7) RAMPIER (7) RAMPIRE (7)
Score: 32–17 (max 32)

Round 5: G O A N L N I M O

Mac: LOANING (7)
Masha: MOANING (7)
DC: mongolian
OT: ALMOIGN (7) LONGMAN (7) LOOMING (7) LOONING (7) MAGNOON (7) MIGALOO (7) MILONGA (7) MOOLING (7) MOONING (7) NOMINAL (7)
Score: 39–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 50, 7, 2, 10, 8. Target: 596.

Mac: 596. (75 x 8) - (7 - (50 / 10) + 2) (10)
Masha: 595.
Score: 49–24 (max 49)

Pasha talks about his dancing tour, and how he first discovered Western culture upon moving to America.

Round 7: W E K B I M E A T

Mac: TWEAK (5)
Masha: TWEAK (5)
DC: MAWKIT (6) BETAKE (6)
OT: METAKE (6)
Score: 54–29 (max 55)

Round 8: T N G U E I P C N

Mac: PUNTING (7)
Masha: PUNTING (7)
DC: PENGUIN (7)
OT: PETUNING (8)
Score: 61–36 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 100, 5, 3, 10, 4. Target: 399.

Mac: 400.
Masha: 399. (100 x 4) - (3 - (10 / 5)) (10)
Score: 61–46 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SYDLITTLE -> STILTEDLY

Round 10: H X A H E R S I D

Mac: SHARED (6)
Masha: SHARED (6)
DC: DASHER (6) SHADIER (7)
OT: AIRSHED (7) HARDISH (7) RHEXIAS (7)
Score: 67–52 (max 80)

Round 11: R U M E A B S D S

Mac: DUMBER (6)
Masha: bermudas
DC: RUMBA (5) RUMBAED (7)
OT: ADUMBERS (8) SUBEDARS (8)
Score: 73–52 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the world's 5 oceans.

Round 12: G J L T U I A F W

Mac: FLAG (4)
Masha: fling
DC: AWFUL (5) GUILT (5)
OT: WILTJA (6)
Score: 77–52 (max 94)

Round 13: N O E V G C I A N

Mac: CONNIVE (7)
Masha: CANOEING (8)
Score: 77–60 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 50, 1, 9, 6, 4. Target: 330.

Mac: 330. (50 + 4 + 1) x 6 (10)
Masha: 330. (50 + 4 + 1) x 6 (10)
Score: 87–70 (max 112)

Round 15: E L F I N G I R L

Masha buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say REFILLING which is correct.
Final Score: 87–80 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Mac:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Masha:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

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