Wednesday 25th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 77)

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Wednesday 25th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 77)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 25 April 2018.

C1: Champion Jason Palmer (2 wins, 174 points.) A professional golfer from Nottingham, but is originally from Leicester.
C2: Challenger Maria Ryan. A professional musician from Limerick, Republic of Ireland. She's a violinist who plays in a 4-piece band called Strung.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D M G E O E B F P
R02: V A T S E I N P W
R03: 75, 7, 10, 3, 6, 3. Target: 672.
TTT: ONETOMSUM - "They went out for Chinese food to celebrate a very special occasion."
R04: H E P R L U O R E
R05: D S F R U E I D U
R06: 100, 50, 5, 10, 7, 1. Target: 625.
R07: A I E J L T W A N
R08: Z I D R C A E T O
R09: 25, 3, 2, 7, 6, 4. Target: 947.
TTT: ROADOPENS - "The road opens up into a forest full of this type of tree."
R10: T I R E L S L C O
R11: A I O X N D E M Y
R12: S U H L M G A E I
R13: S R T N O U E T A
R14: 25, 75, 7, 2, 8, 9. Target: 712.
R15: I N F E R G O R E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D M G E O E B F P

Jason: MOPED (5)
Maria: poemed
DC: PODGE (5) BODGE (5)
OT: BEFOG (5) BEGEM (5) DEFOG (5) DEMOB (5) EMBED (5) EMPED (5) EPODE (5) GEODE (5) MOBED (5) MOBEE (5) MODGE (5) MOGED (5) OGEED (5) POMBE (5)
Score: 5–0 (max 5)

Round 2: V A T S E I N P W

Jason: VAINEST (7)
Maria: PANTIES (7)
DC: NATIVES (7) SAPIENT (7)
OT: PATINES (7) PIANETS (7) PINATES (7) WANTIES (7) WAVIEST (7)
Score: 12–7 (max 12)

Round 3: 75, 7, 10, 3, 6, 3. Target: 672.

Jason: 672. ((6 + 3) x 75) - 3 (10)
Maria: 672. ((6 + 3) x 75) - 3 (10)
Score: 22–17 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: ONETOMSUM -> MOMENTOUS

Round 4: H E P R L U O R E

Jason: HELPER (6)
Maria: RULER (5)
DC: LOUPE (5) POURER (6)
OT: ELOPER (6) HURLER (6) PELURE (6) PERULE (6) PURLER (6) REPOUR (6) ROUPER (6)
Score: 28–17 (max 28)

Round 5: D S F R U E I D U

Jason: fuddier
Maria: suddier
DC: RUDDIES (7)
Score: 28–17 (max 35)

Round 6: 100, 50, 5, 10, 7, 1. Target: 625.

Jason: 625. ((100 - 10) x 7) - 5 (10)
Maria: 625. Mistake in working.
Score: 38–17 (max 45)

Chris talks about his annoyance of the term "bird-brained".

Round 7: A I E J L T W A N

Jason: AWAIT (5)
Maria: latin
DC: JAWLINE (7)
Score: 43–17 (max 52)

Round 8: Z I D R C A E T O

Jason: CAROTID (7)
Maria: COATED (6)
DC: EROTICA (7) CORDATE (7)
OT: CORDITE (7) RATIOED (7) REDCOAT (7)
Score: 50–17 (max 59)

Round 9: 25, 3, 2, 7, 6, 4. Target: 947.

Jason: 947. (((7 x 6) - 4) x 25) - 3 (10)
Maria: -
Score: 60–17 (max 69)

Teatime teaser: ROADOPENS -> PONDEROSA

Round 10: T I R E L S L C O

Jason: TROLLIES (8)
Maria: LOITERS (7)
DC: COSTLIER (8) COLLIERS (8) CORTILES (8)
OT: CELLOIST (8) CITOLERS (8) CLOISTER (8) CREOLIST (8) LORILETS (8) ROTELLIS (8)
Score: 68–17 (max 77)

Round 11: A I O X N D E M Y

Jason: DAEMON (6)
Maria: minxed
DC: MINX (4) DOMAINE (7) DIOXANE (7)
OT: IXNAYED (7) OXAMIDE (7)
Score: 74–17 (max 84)

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

Round 12: S U H L M G A E I

Jason: LAUGHS (6)
Maria: humages
DC: AGEISM (6) MESHUGA (7)
OT: MAGILUS (7) MESGHAL (7)
Score: 80–17 (max 91)

Round 13: S R T N O U E T A

Jason: OUTSTARE (8)
Maria: neater
DC: SOUTANE (7)
OT: OUTEARNS (8) OUTRANTS (8) OUTRATES (8) TAUNTERS (8)
Score: 88–17 (max 99)

Round 14: 25, 75, 7, 2, 8, 9. Target: 712.

Jason: 714. (9 x 75) + 25 + (7 x 2) (7)
Maria: 710. ((75 + 25) x 7) + 8 + 2 (7)
RR: 712. ((7 x 2) + 75) x 8 (10)
Score: 95–24 (max 109)

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

Jason buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say REFORGING which is incorrect.
Maria buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say REFERRING which is incorrect.
The answer was FOREIGNER.
Final Score: 95–24 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

Jason:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 9

Maria:
Total score - 24
Raw score - 42
Total % of max - 20
Raw % of max - 35
Total average score per round - 1.6
Raw average score per round - 2.8
Number of maxes - 2

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