Thursday 5th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 8)

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Thursday 5th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 8)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 5 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (3 wins, 267 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Joe Hawkes. A builder from Wolverhampton. In his spare time he works as a magician at weddings and corporate events.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G D X O E A W S E
R02: F O T D A E L L I
R03: 75, 100, 25, 50, 9, 7. Target: 610.
TTT: OKAMBROKE - "OK, I'm broke, I lost everything to this chap."
R04: A G M R O E G I C
R05: L S B U I U A F Y
R06: 50, 100, 8, 3, 5, 4. Target: 574.
R07: C R P T E A E D I
R08: U V J N A O H R E
R09: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 7. Target: 656.
TTT: HOISTSAIL - "Never mind hoisting the sails, a bad case of this is enough to sink a battleship."
R10: T E P E A B S L E
R11: T N M T I O O T N
R12: S N U E K R R I V
R13: P S T E O I L T O
R14: 50, 75, 9, 6, 2, 10. Target: 365.
R15: M A T T B A C O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: G D X O E A W S E

Lewis: SEWAGE (6)
Joe: weased
DC: WEDGES (6) DOSAGE (6)
OT: DEWAXES (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: F O T D A E L L I

Lewis: FLOATED (7)
Joe: FLOATED (7)
DC: FOETID (6) FOLIATED (8)
OT: FELLATIO (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 100, 25, 50, 9, 7. Target: 610.

Lewis: 609. ((100 - 75) x 25) - 9 - 7 (7)
Joe: -
RR: 610. ((9 - (100 / 25) + 75) x 7) + 50 (10)
Score: 20–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: OKAMBROKE -> BOOKMAKER

Round 4: A G M R O E G I C

Lewis: MIRAGE (6)
Joe: MAGIC (5)
DC: CAMOGIE (7) GRIMACE (7)
OT: GEORGIC (7)
Score: 26–7 (max 32)

Round 5: L S B U I U A F Y

Lewis: FAILS (5)
Joe: SLAB (4)
DC: FIBULAS (7) BUSILY (6)
Score: 31–7 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 100, 8, 3, 5, 4. Target: 574.

Lewis: 575.
Joe: 574. (100 x 5) + 50 + (3 x 8) (10)
Score: 31–17 (max 49)

Jon talks about another great entertainer we lost recently, Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Round 7: C R P T E A E D I

Lewis: CREATED (7)
Joe: CARPETED (8)
DC: PREDICATE (18)
Score: 31–25 (max 67)

Round 8: U V J N A O H R E

Lewis: HOVER (5)
Joe: NEAR (4)
DC: RAVEN (5) HERON (5)
OT: HAVENOR (7)
Score: 36–25 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 50, 75, 100, 3, 7. Target: 656.

Lewis: 656. (100 x 7) - 50 + (75 / 25) + 3 (10)
Joe: 656. (100 x 7) - 50 + (75 / 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 46–35 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: HOISTSAIL -> HALITOSIS

Round 10: T E P E A B S L E

Lewis: BEETLES (7)
Joe: STABLE (6)
DC: PLEATS (6)
OT: SEEABLE (7) STEEPLE (7)
Score: 53–35 (max 91)

Round 11: T N M T I O O T N

Lewis: MOTION (6)
Joe: MOTION (6)
DC: MONOTINT (8)
Score: 59–41 (max 99)

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

Round 12: S N U E K R R I V

Lewis: INSURER (7)
Joe: SKIN (4)
OT: RUINERS (7)
Score: 66–41 (max 106)

Round 13: P S T E O I L T O

Lewis: LOOPIEST (8)
Joe: POTTIES (7)
OT: PISTOLET (8) POETITOS (8) POLITEST (8) TOOLTIPS (8)
Score: 74–41 (max 114)

Round 14: 50, 75, 9, 6, 2, 10. Target: 365.

Lewis: 369. ((6 - 2) x 75) + 50 + 10 + 9 (7)
Joe: 365. Mistake in working.
RR: 365. (50 x 6) + 75 - 10 (10)
Score: 81–41 (max 124)

Round 15: M A T T B A C O N

Lewis buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say COMBATANT which is correct.
Final Score: 91–41 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 5

Joe:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 2

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