Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, 2nd Semi-Final)

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Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, 2nd Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:45 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 21 June 2018.

C1: No.7 Seed Philip "The Bideford Bruiser" Aston (7 wins, 864 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bideford, Devon. He defeated No.2 Seed Toby McDonald 104-97 in his quarter-final last Friday.
C2: No.6 Seed Dougie "The Guernsey Gunner" Mackay (8 wins, 856 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands. He defeated No.3 Seed Chris Thorn 97-68 in his quarter-final on Monday.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D S W A O E M X C
R02: M T N E A I D R O
R03: 75, 100, 25, 6, 6, 3. Target: 690.
TTT: DANASLEEP - "Dan fell asleep by the seafront, having had a long walk here."
R04: N S V E A U Y S G
R05: R T D E A E R L G
R06: 75, 8, 2, 9, 6, 5. Target: 451.
R07: F P R O A I D J E
R08: L T Q A O A S N T
R09: 50, 75, 1, 2, 8, 10. Target: 438.
TTT: GREENFIST - "Uncle's fist had turned green, it was very septic."
R10: H W S E U E P G R
R11: K L M I O U R E O
R12: A U N R I F T A P
R13: N I T O G E R E S
R14: 6, 6, 8, 2, 10, 7. Target: 673.
R15: I C E D A N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: D S W A O E M X C

Philip: CAMEOS (6)
Dougie: CAMEOS (6)
DC: MEADOWS (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: M T N E A I D R O

Philip: MONRADITE (18)
Dougie: RATIONED (8)
DC: DERATION (8)
Score: 24–6 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 100, 25, 6, 6, 3. Target: 690.

Philip: 691.
Dougie: 690. ((100 / 25) + 6) x (75 - 6) (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: DANASLEEP -> ESPLANADE

Round 4: N S V E A U Y S G

Philip: GAYNESS (7)
Dougie: USAGES (6)
OT: GANSEYS (7)
Score: 31–16 (max 42)

Round 5: R T D E A E R L G

Philip: RELATED (7)
Dougie: RELATED (7)
DC: TREADLE (7) REGRATED (8)
OT: GARTERED (8)
Score: 38–23 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 8, 2, 9, 6, 5. Target: 451.

Philip: 451. (6 x 75) + 9 - 8 (10)
Dougie: 451. (6 x 75) + 9 - 8 (10)
Score: 48–33 (max 60)

Paul does a magic trick involving the lottery numbers.

Round 7: F P R O A I D J E

Philip: PERIOD (6)
Dougie: FIRED (5)
DC: PAIRED (6) DIAPER (6) FEIJOA (6)
OT: DOPIER (6) FAIRED (6) FEDORA (6) PARODE (6) PIEDRA (6) RAJOID (6) RAPIDE (6) RAPIDO (6) REPAID (6) ROADIE (6)
Score: 54–33 (max 66)

Round 8: L T Q A O A S N T

Philip: TOTALS (6)
Dougie: TALONS (6)
DC: ATONAL (6)
OT: STATALON (8)
Score: 60–39 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 75, 1, 2, 8, 10. Target: 438.

Philip: 438. ((50 + 2) x 10) - 75 - 8 + 1 (10)
Dougie: 438. ((8 + 1) x 50) - 10 - 2 (10)
Score: 70–49 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: GREENFIST -> FESTERING

Round 10: H W S E U E P G R

Philip: PERUSE (6)
Dougie: RUPEES (6)
DC: PURGES (6) HEWERS (6)
OT: PUGREES (7) PURGEES (7)
Score: 76–55 (max 91)

Round 11: K L M I O U R E O

Philip: loomier
Dougie: LOOKER (6)
DC: MILKER (6) MOILER (6)
OT: KOUROI (6) LOURIE (6) MOOIER (6) MOOLIE (6) MOULIE (6) MULIER (6) MURLIE (6) OKOUME (6) ORIOLE (6) ORMOLU (6) RELOOK (6) ROOKIE (6) ROOMIE (6)
Score: 76–61 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words relating to comedy.

Round 12: A U N R I F T A P

Philip: PURITAN (7)
Dougie: PURITAN (7)
DC: TURNIP (6)
OT: PARFAIT (7) TANPURA (7)
Score: 83–68 (max 104)

Round 13: N I T O G E R E S

Philip: GENITORS (8)
Dougie: STEERING (8)
DC: INTEGERS (8)
OT: EGESTION (8) REESTING (8) REINGEST (8) ROSETING (8) SEROTINE (8) TRIGONES (8)
Score: 91–76 (max 112)

Round 14: 6, 6, 8, 2, 10, 7. Target: 673.

Philip: 670. ((6 + 6) x 7 x 8) - 2 (7)
Dougie: 666.
RR: 673. ((10 + 2) x 7 x 8) + (6 / 6) (10)
Score: 98–76 (max 122)

Round 15: I C E D A N G E R

No one buzzes. The answer was GRADIENCE.
Final Score: 98–76 (max 132)

Interestingly, the conundrum was redone, as Dougie gave an incorrect answer, then Philip gave the infamous GANDISEEG answer..., so it was redone to remove that mention... :roll: :roll: :roll:

So, tomorrow we have the rematch we all wanted, as Zarte Siempre takes on Philip Aston :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

Dougie:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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