Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)

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Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:14 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 26 June 2018.

C1: Champion Diane Cordery. (2 wins, 149 points.) A retired accountant from Ascot, Berkshire.
C2: Challenger Jodine Lawrence. A reception supervisor from Birmingham. She also likes to sing and play the piano.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D N D E U E G N I
R02: T R S A O R T I P
R03: 25, 2, 8, 10, 4, 7. Target: 702.
TTT: ITSAGIANT - "It's a giant portion, and it's most definitely satisfying her."
R04: S S A E P P A R G
R05: L C M V E I O E T
R06: 50, 100, 7, 4, 10, 6. Target: 422.
R07: S T H A I E W D O
R08: G N Y E A O K D U
R09: 25, 1, 6, 8, 5, 8. Target: 923.
TTT: DIRTYTALC - "You may need to think like a sloth to get this."
R10: B I E R M P U I H
R11: J R L E I A S Q O
R12: R N W A I E S O V
R13: T B L T O E A O T
R14: 100, 1, 10, 6, 10, 5. Target: 161.
R15: T I M E L L E S S (conundrum)


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Round 1: D N D E U E G N I

Diane: NEEDING (7)
Jodine: NEEDING (7)
DC: DENUDING (8)
OT: UNDENIED (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T R S A O R T I P

Diane: RAPIST (6)
Jodine: PORTRAITS (18)
DC: AIRPORTS (8)
Score: 7–25 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 2, 8, 10, 4, 7. Target: 702.

Diane: 702. (7 x 4 x 25) + 2 (10)
Jodine: 702. (7 x 4 x 25) + 2 (10)
Score: 17–35 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ITSAGIANT -> SATIATING

Round 4: S S A E P P A R G

Diane: PASSAGE (7)
Jodine: PASSAGE (7)
DC: APPEARS (7) GRAPPAS (7) PASSAGER (8)
Score: 24–42 (max 44)

Round 5: L C M V E I O E T

Diane: COVET (5)
Jodine: EMOTIVE (7)
DC: TELECOM (7) movielet VOICELET (8)
Score: 24–49 (max 52)

Round 6: 50, 100, 7, 4, 10, 6. Target: 422.

Diane: 424.
Jodine: 423. (100 x 4) + 6 + 7 + 10 (7)
RR: 422. ((100 - 7) x 4) + 50 (10)
Score: 24–56 (max 62)

Paul talks about the great magician Chung Ling Soo, leading up a magic trick involving him which he will do in tomorrow's show.

Round 7: S T H A I E W D O

Diane: WASTED (6)
Jodine: WAISTED (7)
DC: TOWHEADS (8)
Score: 24–63 (max 70)

Round 8: G N Y E A O K D U

Diane: YANKED (6)
Jodine: DONKEY (6)
DC: UNOAKED (7)
OT: GUANOED (7) UNYOKED (7)
Score: 30–69 (max 77)

Round 9: 25, 1, 6, 8, 5, 8. Target: 923.

Diane: -
Jodine: 925. ((6 x 5) + 8 - 1) x 25 (7)
RR: 923. ((8 - 1) x 5 x 25) + (8 x 6) (10)
Score: 30–76 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: DIRTYTALC -> TRIDACTYL

Round 10: B I E R M P U I H

Diane: HUMPIER (7)
Jodine: BUMPIER (7)
OT: PRIBUMI (7)
Score: 37–83 (max 94)

Round 11: J R L E I A S Q O

Diane: JAILS (5)
Jodine: JAILERS (7)
DC: SERIAL (6)
Score: 37–90 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Hewer", "Riley" and "Dent".

Round 12: R N W A I E S O V

Diane: WAVIER (6)
Jodine: VERSION (7)
DC: RAVINES (7) OVARIES (7) AVERSION (8)
OT: OVERWINS (8)
Score: 37–97 (max 109)

Round 13: T B L T O E A O T

Diane: TABLET (6)
Jodine: bootlet
DC: BOTTLE (6) BLOTTO (6)
OT: BATTLE (6) BOATEL (6) LOBATE (6) OBLATE (6) TALBOT (6) TATTLE (6) TATTOO (6) TOOTLE (6)
Score: 43–97 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 1, 10, 6, 10, 5. Target: 161.

Diane: 161. (10 x 6) + 1 + 100 (10)
Jodine: 161. (10 x 6) + 1 + 100 (10)
Score: 53–107 (max 125)

Round 15: T I M E L L E S S

Diane buzzes on 9.5 seconds to say LIMITLESS which is incorrect.
Jodine buzzes on 26.5 seconds to say SMELLIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 53–117 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Diane:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Jodine:
Total score - 117
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.8
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
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