Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

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Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:43 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 26 April 2018.

C1: Champion Jason Palmer (3 wins, 269 points.) A professional golfer from Nottingham, but is originally from Leicester.
C2: Challenger Toby McDonald. An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset. He's a keen video gamer.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G T P K O A U O R
R02: M T C A E A L E V
R03: 100, 10, 2, 5, 2, 3. Target: 929.
TTT: INSTANCES - "It wasn't just a few instances where he wittered on, it was all the time."
R04: S R D O U O R E D
R05: G P G T I E O N E
R06: 25, 6, 7, 2, 10, 1. Target: 910.
R07: Q S G N A E O S R
R08: N P W E O A T E S
R09: 25, 2, 6, 3, 4, 10. Target: 597.
TTT: EVICTAMOB - "The bailiffs tried to evict a mob of squatters who were ready for a fight."
R10: M H R I E I F A B
R11: M S T N O A I E R
R12: S N R U E A T I W
R13: T N L Y A I O U X
R14: 100, 6, 2, 8, 7, 5. Target: 472.
R15: N E B U L A N E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: G T P K O A U O R

Jason: UPROOT (6)
Toby: PARTOOK (7)
DC: RAGOUT (6)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: M T C A E A L E V

Jason: CLEAVE (6)
Toby: CAVEAT (6)
DC: MALATE (6)
OT: CLAVATE (7) MALEATE (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 10, 2, 5, 2, 3. Target: 929.

Jason: 929. ((100 - (5 + 2)) x 10) - (3 - 2) (10)
Toby: 929. ((100 - (5 + 2)) x 10) - (3 - 2) (10)
Score: 16–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: INSTANCES -> INCESSANT

Round 4: S R D O U O R E D

Jason: RUDDERS (7)
Toby: SOURED (6)
DC: ORDURE (6)
OT: ODOURED (7) RODDERS (7)
Score: 23–23 (max 31)

Round 5: G P G T I E O N E

Jason: PIGEON (6)
Toby: EPIGONE (7)
Score: 23–30 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 6, 7, 2, 10, 1. Target: 910.

Jason: 910. ((25 x 2) + (7 x 6) - 1) x 10 (10)
Toby: 910. ((7 - 1) x 6 x 25) + 10 (10)
Score: 33–40 (max 48)

Chris talks about the woodpecker, and its suffering of repetitive brain damage.

Round 7: Q S G N A E O S R

Jason: REASONS (7)
Toby: ORANGES (7)
OT: ENGROSS (7) ONAGERS (7) ORANSES (7) SANGERS (7) SARONGS (7) SERANGS (7)
Score: 40–47 (max 55)

Round 8: N P W E O A T E S

Jason: WEAPONS (7)
Toby: WEAPONS (7)
DC: PEASTONE (8)
Score: 47–54 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 2, 6, 3, 4, 10. Target: 597.

Jason: 597. (6 x 4 x 25) - 3 (10)
Toby: 597. (6 x 4 x 25) - 3 (10)
Score: 57–64 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: EVICTAMOB -> COMBATIVE

Round 10: M H R I E I F A B

Jason: FRAME (5)
Toby: FRAME (5)
DC: BARFI (5) HAREM (5) FIBRE (5)
OT: FIMBRIAE (8)
Score: 62–69 (max 81)

Round 11: M S T N O A I E R

Jason: ROMANITES (18)
Toby: MATRONISE (18)
OT: RANSOMITE (18)
Score: 80–87 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "a frog in one's throat".

Round 12: S N R U E A T I W

Jason: URINATES (8)
Toby: URINATES (8)
DC: NEWTS (5) WAITERS (7)
OT: RUINATES (8) URANITES (8)
Score: 88–95 (max 107)

Round 13: T N L Y A I O U X

Jason: OUTLAY (6)
Toby: outlain
DC: UNITY (5) LAXITY (6)
OT: LUXATION (8)
Score: 94–95 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 6, 2, 8, 7, 5. Target: 472.

Jason: 472. ((100 - 6) x 5) + 2 (10)
Toby: 472. ((100 - 6) x 5) + 2 (10)
Score: 104–105 (max 125)

Round 15: N E B U L A N E T

Toby buzzes on 4.25 seconds to say UNTENABLE which is correct.
Final Score: 104–115 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Jason:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 8

Toby:
Total score - 115
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

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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