Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

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Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:14 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 4 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (5 wins, 565 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Nilesh Pandya. A school business manager from Redbridge, Greater London. He likes playing cricket with his kids, and has visited The Oval too.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T B M A E U S I R
R02: O M K A D C I T A
R03: 25, 7, 5, 6, 1, 9. Target: 604.
TTT: ANTINOMAD - "For some, it's the ultimate punishment for living a sinful life."
R04: I G T U N R E P V
R05: G T S O E U D A N
R06: 75, 2, 6, 1, 8, 2. Target: 947.
R07: C W T I E U D E T
R08: A R N I Y P E R M
R09: 25, 2, 6, 3, 5, 8. Target: 363.
TTT: BOLDMANIA - "It wasn't a pain in the neck, it was somewhere else."
R10: U D S A M R I D O
R11: B R G E A I T E F
R12: O L T A L R O S U
R13: L S N I O E H A F
R14: 25, 8, 8, 6, 9, 10. Target: 943.
R15: C R I S P B E E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: T B M A E U S I R

Toby: BARMIEST (8)
Nilesh: BARMIEST (8)
DC: BUSTIER (7)
OT: AUMBRIES (8) MURIATES (8) RESUBMIT (8) RUBIATES (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: O M K A D C I T A

Toby: DIATOM (6)
Nilesh: ATOMIC (6)
DC: MIKADO (6)
OT: DATACOM (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 7, 5, 6, 1, 9. Target: 604.

Toby: 604. ((25 x 6) + 1) x (9 - 5) (10)
Nilesh: 600.
Score: 24–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ANTINOMAD -> DAMNATION

Round 4: I G T U N R E P V

Toby: REPUTING (8)
Nilesh: PINGER (6)
OT: ERUPTING (8)
Score: 32–14 (max 33)

Round 5: G T S O E U D A N

Toby: OUTAGES (7)
Nilesh: TONGUES (7)
DC: SOUTANE (7)
OT: GUSTNADO (8)
Score: 39–21 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 2, 6, 1, 8, 2. Target: 947.

Toby: 947. (((75 x 2) + 8) x 6) - 1 (10)
Nilesh: -
Score: 49–21 (max 51)

Dr. Phil talks about how the doctors came around to the idea of the NHS at its birth in 1948.

Round 7: C W T I E U D E T

Toby: WETTED (6)
Nilesh: WITTED (6)
OT: DECEIT (6) DETECT (6) WETTIE (6)
Score: 55–27 (max 57)

Round 8: A R N I Y P E R M

Toby: MARINER (7)
Nilesh: PRIMARY (7)
OT: RAMPIER (7) RAMPIRE (7) RAPINER (7)
Score: 62–34 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 2, 6, 3, 5, 8. Target: 363.

Toby: 363. ((25 x 5) - (6 - 2)) x 3 (10)
Nilesh: 363. Mistake in working.
Score: 72–34 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BOLDMANIA -> ABDOMINAL

Round 10: U D S A M R I D O

Toby: MAROUDIS (8)
Nilesh: RADIOS (6)
DC: RADIUS (6)
OT: MORDIDAS (8)
Score: 80–34 (max 82)

Round 11: B R G E A I T E F

Toby: FRIGATE (7)
Nilesh: FRIGATE (7)
OT: FATBERG (7) FEARTIE (7) REBEGAT (7)
Score: 87–41 (max 89)

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

Round 12: O L T A L R O S U

Toby: ROAST (5)
Nilesh: TOURS (5)
DC: OUTROLLS (8)
OT: ROLLOUTS (8)
Score: 92–46 (max 97)

Round 13: L S N I O E H A F

Toby: LESION (6)
Nilesh: FASHION (7)
OT: FINALES (7) INHALES (7) OLEFINS (7)
Score: 92–53 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 8, 8, 6, 9, 10. Target: 943.

Toby: 942. (((8 x 6) - 10) x 25) - 8 (7)
Nilesh: -
RR: 943. (((8 x 10) + 25) x 9) - (8 - 6) (10)
Score: 99–53 (max 114)

Round 15: C R I S P B E E R

Nilesh buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say PRESCRIBER which is incorrect. :oops:
Toby buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say PRESCRIBE which is correct.
Final Score: 109–53 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Nilesh:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 5

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