Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

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Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 1 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (2 wins, 223 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Colin Beckwith. A retired prison hospital officer from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. He used to be a coach builder in York, in the days before prefabrication.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P H T I O E N I R
R02: T R G A U I S O T
R03: 100, 6, 3, 10, 7, 1. Target: 550.
TTT: TRIEDNUTS - "He tried the nuts, but couldn't chew them. He needs to revisit this person."
R04: E A O B L T I X S
R05: D P G E A U S O R
R06: 25, 3, 1, 6, 5, 3. Target: 618.
R07: D T H E A I M A S
R08: E N O D I J L R E
R09: 100, 1, 7, 5, 5, 4. Target: 508.
TTT: EATINGHER - "She was interrupted while eating her tea, so she's popped it in the microwave."
R10: S R A I F O N Q E
R11: M D T O A E B O W
R12: E O T L U R W I V
R13: N Y L A U E M O S
R14: 100, 9, 3, 9, 7, 4. Target: 204.
R15: S T A C Y C L A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: P H T I O E N I R

Toby: POINTIER (8)
Colin: thornier
DC: PHONIER (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T R G A U I S O T

Toby: AGOUTIS (7)
Colin: STAG (4)
DC: GUITARS (7) TOURIST (7)
OT: AGISTOR (7) AUTOIST (7) GIAOURS (7) ORATIST (7) ORGIAST (7) OUTRIGS (7) RAGOUTS (7) RITTAGS (7) SAUTOIR (7) TAUTOGS (7) TURISTA (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 6, 3, 10, 7, 1. Target: 550.

Toby: 550. (100 + 10) x (6 - 1) (10)
Colin: 546.
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TRIEDNUTS -> DENTURIST

Round 4: E A O B L T I X S

Toby: BOATIES (7)
Colin: EXALTS (6)
DC: ISOLATE (7)
OT: ABLEIST (7) AEOLIST (7) ASTILBE (7) BESTIAL (7) BOATELS (7) BOXIEST (7) OBELIAS (7) OBLATES (7) OXTAILS (7) SALTBOX (7) SEXBOAT (7) STABILE (7)
Score: 32–0 (max 32)

Round 5: D P G E A U S O R

Toby: ROGUED (6)
Colin: SPARED (6)
DC: GRASPED (7) UPGRADES (8)
OT: PODARGUS (8)
Score: 38–6 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 3, 1, 6, 5, 3. Target: 618.

Toby: 618. (((5 - 1) x 25) + 3) x 6 (10)
Colin: -
Score: 48–6 (max 50)

Chris talks about the endothermic properties that birds have.

Round 7: D T H E A I M A S

Toby: ADAMITES (8)
Colin: heated
DC: MASTHEAD (8)
OT: ADAMSITE (8) DIASTEMA (8)
Score: 56–6 (max 58)

Round 8: E N O D I J L R E

Toby: REJOINED (8)
Colin: joinered
Score: 64–6 (max 66)

Round 9: 100, 1, 7, 5, 5, 4. Target: 508.

Toby: 508. (100 x 5) + 7 + 1 (10)
Colin: 508. (100 x 5) + 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 74–16 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: EATINGHER -> REHEATING

Round 10: S R A I F O N Q E

Toby: REASON (6)
Colin: FAIRS (5)
DC: INSOFAR (7)
Score: 80–16 (max 83)

Round 11: M D T O A E B O W

Toby: BOOTED (6)
Colin: BOATED (6)
DC: WOMBAT (6) MEADOW (6)
OT: TABOOED (7)
Score: 86–22 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "wise words butter no parsnips".

Round 12: E O T L U R W I V

Toby: OUTLIER (7)
Colin: wilter
DC: WILT (4) OUTLIVE (7) RIVULET (7)
OT: OUTLIVER (8)
Score: 93–22 (max 98)

Round 13: N Y L A U E M O S

Toby: MELANOUS (8)
Colin: MEASLY (6)
Score: 101–22 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 9, 3, 9, 7, 4. Target: 204.

Toby: 204. ((9 - 7) x 100) + 4 (10)
Colin: 204. ((9 - 7) x 100) + 4 (10)
Score: 111–32 (max 116)

Round 15: S T A C Y C L A M

Toby buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say CATACLYSM which is correct.
Final Score: 121–32 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 121
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 96
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Colin:
Total score - 32
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 25
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 2.1
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 2

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