Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)

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Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 24 April 2018.

C1: Champion Jason Palmer (1 win, 90 points.) A professional golfer from Nottingham, but is originally from Leicester.
C2: Challenger Gavin O'Leary. A freelance translator from Cork, but living in Galway, Republic of Ireland. He's a big football fan, and plays Sunday League football for Merlin Woods.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N S R E I E T G I
R02: S O D A S O X I E
R03: 100, 5, 2, 4, 3, 10. Target: 861.
TTT: ABIGLINES - "A big line's needed if you're going to have a dabble at this."
R04: R A L U T E R P N
R05: R L B U O E C R A
R06: 100, 8, 2, 4, 9, 1. Target: 748.
R07: O U A S Z N T I N
R08: D E G U F E D U O
R09: 100, 1, 8, 2, 7, 5. Target: 328.
TTT: BIGRADIAL - "This really takes the biscuit, the man had no hair!"
R10: T E N A T E W T H
R11: M L T N A O A I S
R12: P A R I S N A D O
R13: U A O P V C E T R
R14: 9, 9, 6, 4, 4, 7. Target: 171.
R15: D R I E D B E E F (conundrum)


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Round 1: N S R E I E T G I

Jason: STEERING (8)
Gavin: STEERING (8)
DC: INTEGERS (8) REIGNITES (18)
OT: NIGERITES (18)
Score: 8–8 (max 18)

Round 2: S O D A S O X I E

Jason: OXIDES (6)
Gavin: OXIDES (6)
DC: DASSIE (6) OXIDASE (7) OXIDASES (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 5, 2, 4, 3, 10. Target: 861.

Jason: 864.
Gavin: 860. ((5 + 3) x 100) + ((2 + 4) x 10) (7)
RR: 861. ((100 - 3) x (4 + 5)) - 10 - 2 (10)
Score: 14–21 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ABIGLINES -> ABSEILING

Round 4: R A L U T E R P N

Jason: REPLANT (7)
Gavin: unlearnt
DC: NEUTRAL (7)
OT: RETURNAL (8)
Score: 21–21 (max 44)

Round 5: R L B U O E C R A

Jason: CURABLE (7)
Gavin: LABOURER (8)
Score: 21–29 (max 52)

Round 6: 100, 8, 2, 4, 9, 1. Target: 748.

Jason: 749. (9 - 2 + 100) x (8 - 1) (7)
Gavin: 746.
RR: 748. ((100 - (9 - 2)) x 8) + 4 (10)
Score: 28–29 (max 62)

Chris talks about the new advances in bird science and technology.

Round 7: O U A S Z N T I N

Jason: NATIONS (7)
Gavin: NATIONS (7)
DC: ANOINTS (7)
OT: NONSUIT (7) ONANIST (7)
Score: 35–36 (max 69)

Round 8: D E G U F E D U O

Jason: FUDGED (6)
Gavin: FUDGED (6)
DC: DEGU (4) FEUDED (6)
Score: 41–42 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 1, 8, 2, 7, 5. Target: 328.

Jason: 320.
Gavin: 329. ((100 + 7) x (2 + 1)) + 8 (7)
RR: 328. (((100 - (5 - 1)) / 2) - 7) x 8 (10)
Score: 41–49 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: BIGRADIAL -> GARIBALDI

Round 10: T E N A T E W T H

Jason: EATEN (5)
Gavin: THANE (5)
DC: WHEATEN (7)
Score: 46–54 (max 92)

Round 11: M L T N A O A I S

Jason: ANIMALS (7)
Gavin: saltman
DC: TALISMAN (8) ATONALISM (18)
Score: 53–54 (max 110)

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

Round 12: P A R I S N A D O

Jason: PARDONS (7)
Gavin: DRAINS (6)
DC: PARANOIDS (18)
OT: DIASPORAN (18)
Score: 60–54 (max 128)

Round 13: U A O P V C E T R

Jason: OUTPACE (7)
Gavin: COVERT (6)
DC: CAPTURE (7) OVERACT (7)
OT: CARVEOUT (8)
Score: 67–54 (max 136)

Round 14: 9, 9, 6, 4, 4, 7. Target: 171.

Jason: 169. (9 x 9 x (6 - 4)) + 7 (7)
Gavin: 173. ((6 + 4) x (9 + 9)) - 7 (7)
RR: 171. (6 + 4 + 9) x 9 (10)
Score: 74–61 (max 146)

Round 15: D R I E D B E E F

Jason buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say DEBRIEFED which is correct.
Final Score: 84–61 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

Jason:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 3

Gavin:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

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