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Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:03 pm
by James Robinson
Countdown recap for Tuesday 8 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (7 wins, 778 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Lee Padovani. A receptionist from East Boldon, Tyne & Wear. She's afraid of heights, but did an abseil down the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L G J E O I S U A
R02: N E R U S O R E S
R03: 100, 9, 7, 2, 4, 3. Target: 498.
TTT: SATANFIST - "He dreams constantly about having an abnormal sack full of orangeade."
R04: W I P N A P U T O
R05: H D Z A I U N E L
R06: 75, 10, 2, 9, 4, 9. Target: 849.
R07: T R L U A O T I D
R08: R A F O M X E R U
R09: 25, 10, 8, 3, 3, 2. Target: 661.
TTT: WHITEROSE - "He thought the White Rose was the emblem of Lancashire, but everyone else knew different."
R10: T I R E S I L O R
R11: T F R A U I M E D
R12: N I D S E G I V N
R13: D S B A O I T E M
R14: 50, 25, 5, 8, 1, 6. Target: 204.
R15: B A D A S E V I L (conundrum)


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Round 1: L G J E O I S U A

Toby: GOALIES (7)
Lee: JEALOUS (7)
DC: JALOUSIE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N E R U S O R E S

Toby: errous
Lee: NURSE (5)
DC: NEUROSES (8)
Score: 7–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 9, 7, 2, 4, 3. Target: 498.

Toby: 498. ((9 - 4) x 100) - 2 (10)
Lee: 498. ((3 + 2) x 100) - (9 - 7) (10)
Score: 17–22 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SATANFIST -> FANTASIST

Round 4: W I P N A P U T O

Toby: APPOINT (7)
Lee: APPOINT (7)
DC: PUPATION (8)
Score: 24–29 (max 34)

Round 5: H D Z A I U N E L

Toby: DUALIZE (7)
Lee: HANDLE (6)
DC: INHALED (7)
OT: ALIUNDE (7) UNIDEAL (7)
Score: 31–29 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 10, 2, 9, 4, 9. Target: 849.

Toby: 849. ((75 + 9) x 10) + 9 (10)
Lee: 849. ((75 + 9) x 10) + 9 (10)
Score: 41–39 (max 51)

Dr. Phil talks about what could be happening in the next 50 years of the NHS.

Round 7: T R L U A O T I D

Toby: TAILOR (6)
Lee: TRAIL (5)
DC: ADROIT (6) TUTORIAL (8)
OT: ALTITUDO (8)
Score: 47–39 (max 59)

Round 8: R A F O M X E R U

Toby: FOREARM (7)
Lee: FORMER (6)
Score: 54–39 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 10, 8, 3, 3, 2. Target: 661.

Toby: 661. ((25 + 2) x 3 x 8) + 10 + 3 (10)
Lee: -
Score: 64–39 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: WHITEROSE -> OTHERWISE

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

Toby: LOITERS (7)
Lee: LORRIES (7)
DC: OILIEST (7) TOILERS (7)
OT: RIOTRIES (8)
Score: 71–46 (max 84)

Round 11: T F R A U I M E D

Toby: MUDIRATE (8)
Lee: FRAMED (6)
Score: 79–46 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "spondulix" and "wonga".

Round 12: N I D S E G I V N

Toby: DEVISING (8)
Lee: ENDINGS (7)
DC: SINGED (6)
Score: 87–46 (max 100)

Round 13: D S B A O I T E M

Toby: BOATIES (7)
Lee: BAITED (6)
DC: ATOMISED (8) MODISTE (7)
OT: MODISTAE (8)
Score: 94–46 (max 108)

Round 14: 50, 25, 5, 8, 1, 6. Target: 204.

Toby: 204. (25 x 8) + 5 - 1 (10)
Lee: 206.
Score: 104–46 (max 118)

Round 15: B A D A S E V I L

Toby buzzes on 10.75 seconds to say "I thought it was....", which is incorrect.
Lee does not buzz.
The answer was ADVISABLE.
Final Score: 104–46 (max 128)

So, with 882 points (complete with 8 centuries), Toby becomes the #2 seed for the finals!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 8

Lee:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 2

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