Friday 11th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 88)

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Friday 11th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 88)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 11 May 2018.

C1: Champion Paul Harper (2 wins, 178 points.) A finance officer from Manchester.
C2: Challenger Faye Battye. A data analyst from Wimbledon. She's wearing a Countdown necklace, which is a cube with the faces including a C, a D and the number 18 for this year. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S G A E O R D I P
R02: N T U O R I F T N
R03: 100, 2, 5, 5, 8, 2. Target: 533.
TTT: HASBULLET - "He has a bullet in his body, but it's not going to cause death."
R04: D C A E J R U S D
R05: B D O A I P R E Y
R06: 50, 2, 2, 1, 3, 3. Target: 870.
R07: T S L A I U P O C
R08: H T I F A R L R E
R09: 25, 3, 7, 2, 10, 5. Target: 963.
TTT: COLINMUST - "Colin must submit his copy to the editor by 4pm at the latest."
R10: K G T O U L A W V
R11: S N S I O E M N G
R12: D L O A S L B E V
R13: S M I O E P M S A
R14: 25, 100, 10, 9, 7, 8. Target: 914.
R15: O V E R C R E E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: S G A E O R D I P

Paul: ASPIRED (7)
Faye: ASPIRED (7)
DC: GRAPES (6) GRADES (6) PARODIES (8) PARODISE (8)
OT: POSIGRADE (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: N T U O R I F T N

Paul: UNFIT (5)
Faye: FRUIT (5)
DC: TROUT (5) FOUNT (5) FORINT (6)
OT: INTRON (6) NITRON (6) NUTTIN (6) OUTFIT (6) ROTTIN (6) TRITON (6) TURION (6) UNITOR (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 24)

Round 3: 100, 2, 5, 5, 8, 2. Target: 533.

Paul: 533. ((100 + 5) x 5) + 8 (10)
Faye: 533. ((8 - 2 + 100) x 5) + 5 - 2 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: HASBULLET -> SUBLETHAL

Round 4: D C A E J R U S D

Paul: CAUSED (6)
Faye: RACED (5)
DC: CRUSADE (7) CRUSADED (8) ADDUCERS (8)
Score: 28–22 (max 42)

Round 5: B D O A I P R E Y

Paul: PAIRED (6)
Faye: boared
DC: PARODY (6)
OT: RADIOBE (7)
Score: 34–22 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 2, 2, 1, 3, 3. Target: 870.

Paul: -
Faye: -
RR: 870. (((50 - 1) x 3) - 2) x 3 x 2 (10)
Score: 34–22 (max 59)

Adrian talks about going to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and meeting Pelé.

Round 7: T S L A I U P O C

Paul: OPTICAL (7)
Faye: TOPICAL (7)
DC: PLAITS (6) CAPITOLS (8)
OT: CAPITOULS (18)
Score: 41–29 (max 77)

Round 8: H T I F A R L R E

Paul: RETAIL (6)
Faye: FARTER (6)
DC: FRAILER (7) TRIFLER (7)
OT: FARTHER (7) RETIRAL (7) RETRIAL (7) TRAILER (7)
Score: 47–35 (max 84)

Round 9: 25, 3, 7, 2, 10, 5. Target: 963.

Paul: 962. (((5 x 7) + 3) x 25) + 10 + 2 (7)
Faye: -
RR: 963. ((25 + 7) x 3 x 10) + 5 - 2 (10)
Score: 54–35 (max 94)

Teatime teaser: COLINMUST -> COLUMNIST

Round 10: K G T O U L A W V

Paul: WALKOUT (7)
Faye: OUTLAW (6)
DC: OUTWALK (7)
Score: 61–35 (max 101)

Round 11: S N S I O E M N G

Paul: MESSING (7)
Faye: MESSING (7)
DC: GNOMES (6) SENSING (7)
OT: ENSIGNS (7) MOSSING (7) NOSINGS (7) ONEINGS (7) ONEISMS (7) SONGMEN (7) SONNIES (7)
Score: 68–42 (max 108)

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

Round 12: D L O A S L B E V

Paul: LOVABLE (7)
Faye: BALLS (5)
DC: ABSOLVED (8) SOLVABLE (8)
Score: 75–42 (max 116)

Round 13: S M I O E P M S A

Paul: IMPASSE (7)
Faye: POMMIES (7)
DC: SAMMIES (7)
OT: IMPOSES (7) MIMOSAS (7) MISMAES (7) MOPSIES (7) SOAPIES (7)
Score: 82–49 (max 123)

Round 14: 25, 100, 10, 9, 7, 8. Target: 914.

Paul: 915.
Faye: 914. (100 x 9) + 25 - 10 - (8 - 7) (10)
Score: 82–59 (max 133)

Round 15: O V E R C R E E D

Paul buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say RECOVERED which is correct.
Final Score: 92–59 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 5

Faye:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 4

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