Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)

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Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 3 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (1 win, 84 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Tom McDonald. A company director from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. He once had lunch with George Clooney at the Scottish Business Awards.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N L R M E U E S A
R02: T M I O K I U P T
R03: 25, 75, 50, 100, 7, 4. Target: 768.
TTT: GOATSNAIL - "You can say what you like, but this certainly isn't what it used to be."
R04: W S E A H T E D F
R05: S L P S A O E T E
R06: 75, 5, 4, 1, 4, 7. Target: 149.
R07: X L N O I A R J U
R08: F P E O T E W D G
R09: 50, 75, 100, 25, 5, 6. Target: 109.
TTT: SNAILPLOP - "Did these dogs belong to a former Devil's Island inmate?"
R10: N R A E L D O C V
R11: T G T C I A U T E
R12: S N A R B U O L A
R13: R S R E I E H G O
R14: 50, 25, 8, 5, 9, 7. Target: 296.
R15: G R I N G O D U N (conundrum)


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Round 1: N L R M E U E S A

Lewis: MANURES (7)
Tom: leaners
DC: LEANER (6) MAULERS (7) NUMERALS (8) USERNAME (8)
OT: MENSURAL (8) MUSELAER (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T M I O K I U P T

Lewis: outtip
Tom: tumik
DC: TUPIK (5) OPIUM (5)
OT: MITOUT (6)
Score: 7–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 100, 7, 4. Target: 768.

Lewis: 769. (100 x 7) + 75 - (50 / 25) - 4 (7)
Tom: -
RR: 768. ((100 + 75) x 4) + 50 + 25 - 7 (10)
Score: 14–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GOATSNAIL -> NOSTALGIA

Round 4: W S E A H T E D F

Lewis: HEADSET (7)
Tom: FEASTED (7)
DC: SHAFTED (7) DEFEATS (7)
OT: DEAFEST (7) HEADEST (7) SHEAFED (7) SWATHED (7) SWEATED (7)
Score: 21–7 (max 31)

Round 5: S L P S A O E T E

Lewis: epolates
Tom: STAPLES (7)
DC: POETLESS (8)
OT: APOSTLES (8)
Score: 21–14 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 5, 4, 1, 4, 7. Target: 149.

Lewis: 149. ((5 - (7 - 4)) x 75) - 1 (10)
Tom: 149. ((7 - 5) x 75) - 1 (10)
Score: 31–24 (max 49)

Jon talks about one of his heroes who recently died, Professor Stephen Hawking.

Round 7: X L N O I A R J U

Lewis: LUNAR (5)
Tom: JOURNAL (7)
DC: JUNIOR (6)
OT: UXORIAL (7)
Score: 31–31 (max 56)

Round 8: F P E O T E W D G

Lewis: TOWED (5)
Tom: TOWED (5)
DC: WEDGE (5) WODGE (5)
OT: DEFOG (5) DEPOT (5) EPODE (5) FETED (5) GEODE (5) GODET (5) OGEED (5) OPTED (5) PEWED (5) PODGE (5) POTED (5) TOPED (5) TOPEE (5) TWEED (5)
Score: 36–36 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 75, 100, 25, 5, 6. Target: 109.

Lewis: 109. (75 / 25) + 6 + 100 (10)
Tom: 109. (75 / 25) + 6 + 100 (10)
Score: 46–46 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: SNAILPLOP -> PAPILLONS

Round 10: N R A E L D O C V

Lewis: LOANED (6)
Tom: vocaled
DC: OVERLAND (8) COLANDER (8)
OT: NOVERCAL (8) RONDAVEL (8)
Score: 52–46 (max 79)

Round 11: T G T C I A U T E

Lewis: CUTIE (5)
Tom: tactic
DC: CATGUT (6) ACUTE (5)
OT: GUTTATE (7)
Score: 57–46 (max 86)

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

Round 12: S N A R B U O L A

Lewis: AROUSAL (7)
Tom: LABOURS (7)
OT: ALBURNS (7) LABROUS (7) RABONAS (7) RANULAS (7) SOLUNAR (7) SUBALAR (7)
Score: 64–53 (max 93)

Round 13: R S R E I E H G O

Lewis: HORSIER (7)
Tom: GORIER (6)
DC: HIRERS (6) HEROISE (7)
OT: OGREISH (7) REHIRES (7) RESHORE (7)
Score: 71–53 (max 100)

Round 14: 50, 25, 8, 5, 9, 7. Target: 296.

Lewis: 295. (25 x 8) + ((9 - 7) x 50) - 5 (7)
Tom: 299.
RR: 296. (25 x 9) + 50 + ((8 - 5) x 7) (10)
Score: 78–53 (max 110)

Round 15: G R I N G O D U N

Lewis buzzes on 3 seconds to say GROUNDING which is correct.
Final Score: 88–53 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 7

Tom:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 6

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