Thursday 10th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 87)

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Thursday 10th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 87)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 10 May 2018.

C1: Champion Paul Harper (1 win, 97 points.) A finance officer from Manchester.
C2: Challenger Martyn Wingfield. A bingo caller from Carlisle. He once dressed up as Fozzie Bear at a carnival, and a dog thought he was a tree and relieved himself on him... :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T H U O A E S F
R02: P R L I A N T U X
R03: 50, 10, 7, 2, 6, 1. Target: 171.
TTT: GASRANOUT - "When you see the answer to this, you could be feeling rather bitter."
R04: S D L E I A W R S
R05: B K O E U T D L A
R06: 100, 5, 2, 1, 9, 4. Target: 816.
R07: M S E I Z L A B T
R08: N P N O I U G D V
R09: 100, 3, 4, 3, 4, 9. Target: 986.
TTT: SHORTRACE - "It was only a short race, but it came last. It was the wrong breed of animal."
R10: M G W O E O N T E
R11: M L I O E C Q S A
R12: P O M T E I S V R
R13: D H O E A R R S I
R14: 50, 7, 2, 10, 4, 9. Target: 417.
R15: G U L L Y D I N A (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T H U O A E S F

Paul: hustler
Martyn: AUTHORS (7)
DC: FATHERS (7) SHAFTER (7)
OT: EARSHOT (7) FATOUSH (7) FOURTHS (7) HOAREST (7) SHOUTER (7) SOUTHER (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: P R L I A N T U X

Paul: PLIANT (6)
Martyn: untrail
DC: NUPTIAL (7) PURITAN (7)
OT: PATULIN (7) UNPLAIT (7)
Score: 6–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 10, 7, 2, 6, 1. Target: 171.

Paul: 171. (50 x 2) + (10 x 7) + 1 (10)
Martyn: 173.
Score: 16–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GASRANOUT -> ANGOSTURA

Round 4: S D L E I A W R S

Paul: DERAILS (7)
Martyn: drawers
DC: SIDLES (6) WAILERS (7)
OT: LAIRDESS (8)
Score: 23–7 (max 32)

Round 5: B K O E U T D L A

Paul: BLOATED (7)
Martyn: outbaked
DC: DOUBLET (7) BAULKED (7)
OT: ABLUTED (7) BOULTED (7) BOUTADE (7) OUTBLED (7)
Score: 30–7 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 5, 2, 1, 9, 4. Target: 816.

Paul: 814.
Martyn: 816. (9 - 1) x (100 + 2) (10)
Score: 30–17 (max 49)

Adrian talks about his unusual love of watching kettles being descaled... :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: M S E I Z L A B T

Paul: BALMIEST (8)
Martyn: TABLES (6)
DC: TIMBALES (8)
Score: 38–17 (max 57)

Round 8: N P N O I U G D V

Paul: POUNDING (8)
Martyn: POUNDING (8)
Score: 46–25 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 3, 4, 3, 4, 9. Target: 986.

Paul: 987. ((3 + 3 + 4) x 100) - (4 + 9) (7)
Martyn: 987. ((3 + 3 + 4) x 100) - (4 + 9) (7)
RR: 986. ((3 + 3 + 4 + 100) x 9) - 4 (10)
Score: 53–32 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: SHORTRACE -> CARTHORSE

Round 10: M G W O E O N T E

Paul: WOMEN (5)
Martyn: motown
DC: GENOME (6) TONEME (6)
OT: GENTOO (6) MOEGOE (6) MOEONE (6) MOGOTE (6) TEGMEN (6) TOWNEE (6)
Score: 58–32 (max 81)

Round 11: M L I O E C Q S A

Paul: CLAIMS (6)
Martyn: CLAIMS (6)
DC: COALISE (7)
OT: CAMISOLE (8)
Score: 64–38 (max 89)

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

Round 12: P O M T E I S V R

Paul: MOPIEST (7)
Martyn: MISTER (6)
DC: IMPROVES (8) OVERTIPS (8)
OT: IMPOSTER (8) PIVOTERS (8) REVOMITS (8) SPORTIVE (8) STOMPIER (8) VOMITERS (8)
Score: 71–38 (max 97)

Round 13: D H O E A R R S I

Paul: HARRIED (7)
Martyn: HOARDERS (8)
OT: ROSARIED (8)
Score: 71–46 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 7, 2, 10, 4, 9. Target: 417.

Paul: 417. (4 x 2 x 50) + 10 + 7 (10)
Martyn: 417. (4 x 2 x 50) + 10 + 7 (10)
Score: 81–56 (max 115)

Round 15: G U L L Y D I N A

Martyn buzzes on 21.25 seconds to say ALLUDINGLY which is incorrect.
Paul does not buzz.
The answer was LANGUIDLY.
Final Score: 81–56 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Martyn:
Total score - 56
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 5

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