Wednesday 4th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 7)

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Wednesday 4th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 7)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:54 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 4 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (2 wins, 172 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Khana Kayembe. A merchandiser from Catford, Greater London. He's a big Manchester United fan, and plays Sunday League football as a striker.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V Y R A O E G S M
R02: D S A M O B I A T
R03: 25, 100, 50, 75, 7, 8. Target: 250.
TTT: URGEOCTET - "I urge you not to think about eight, think about eat."
R04: A R S P I A U N E
R05: D L R J E O E T S
R06: 100, 9, 9, 5, 7, 10. Target: 708.
R07: D T N S A E O P O
R08: I O S H N A R T E
R09: 25, 50, 100, 75, 7, 3. Target: 604.
TTT: DALESPATH - "Dale's path was in a state of disrepair, so he had this done to it."
R10: V T R I E I L P E
R11: K T P C U O E B I
R12: F R O A W T N O H
R13: S N M T E U A R E
R14: 100, 9, 8, 6, 6, 10. Target: 505.
R15: L I O N V I S I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: V Y R A O E G S M

Lewis: MOVERS (6)
Khana: VOYAGES (7)
DC: VOYAGERS (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D S A M O B I A T

Lewis: BOAST (5)
Khana: BOAST (5)
DC: BIODATA (7) DIATOMS (7)
OT: ADATOMS (7) BASMATI (7) MASTOID (7)
Score: 5–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 100, 50, 75, 7, 8. Target: 250.

Lewis: 250. 25 + 100 + 50 + 75 (10)
Khana: 250. ((100 / 50) + 8) x 25 (10)
Score: 15–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: URGEOCTET -> COURGETTE

Round 4: A R S P I A U N E

Lewis: asparin
Khana: persian
DC: ASPIRE (6) UNPRAISE (8)
OT: PERSIANA (8)
Score: 15–22 (max 33)

Round 5: D L R J E O E T S

Lewis: STORED (6)
Khana: RESTED (6)
DC: REJOLTED (8)
Score: 21–28 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 9, 9, 5, 7, 10. Target: 708.

Lewis: 709. (100 x 7) + 9 (7)
Khana: 709. (100 x 7) + 9 (7)
RR: 708. (100 x 7) + 9 - (10 - 9) (10)
Score: 28–35 (max 51)

Jon talks about his impersonation of President Donald Trump.

Round 7: D T N S A E O P O

Lewis: SPOONED (7)
Khana: DONATES (7)
DC: PEDANTS (7) NOTEPADS (8) TEASPOON (8)
OT: ODONATES (8) PADSTONE (8) TONEPADS (8)
Score: 35–42 (max 59)

Round 8: I O S H N A R T E

Lewis: HORNIEST (8)
Khana: HAIRNETS (8)
DC: SENHORITA (18) HORTENSIA (18)
Score: 43–50 (max 77)

Round 9: 25, 50, 100, 75, 7, 3. Target: 604.

Lewis: 604. ((75 - 50) x 25) - (7 x 3) (10)
Khana: 603.
Score: 53–50 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: DALESPATH -> ASPHALTED

Round 10: V T R I E I L P E

Lewis: RELIVE (6)
Khana: RELIVE (6)
DC: PRIVET (6) REPTILE (7) LIVER (5) TRIPE (5)
OT: PERLITE (7)
Score: 59–56 (max 94)

Round 11: K T P C U O E B I

Lewis: POCKET (6)
Khana: POCKET (6)
DC: BUCKET (6) UPTICK (6)
OT: PICKET (6) PICOTE (6) POETIC (6) UTOPIC (6)
Score: 65–62 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tea" as a meal, and "high tea".

Round 12: F R O A W T N O H

Lewis: AFRONT (6)
Khana: THROWN (6)
DC: THRAWN (6)
OT: AFROWN (6) ANTHRO (6) NOWHAT (6) RATOON (6) TOWNHO (6)
Score: 71–68 (max 106)

Round 13: S N M T E U A R E

Lewis: MATURES (7)
Khana: renumates
DC: MENSURATE (18)
Score: 78–68 (max 124)

Round 14: 100, 9, 8, 6, 6, 10. Target: 505.

Lewis: 506. ((10 / (8 - 6)) x 100) + 6 (7)
Khana: 506. Mistake in working.
RR: 505. ((100 - (10 + 6)) x 6) + 9 - 8 (10)
Score: 85–68 (max 134)

Round 15: L I O N V I S I T

Khana buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say "Sorry, I accidentally hit the buzzer", which is incorrect.
Lewis buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say VIOLINIST which is correct.
Final Score: 95–68 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

Khana:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

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