Tuesday 10th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 10)

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Tuesday 10th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 10)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 10 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (5 wins, 424 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Joe Roscow. A retail worker from Blackburn, Lancashire. He plays guitar for 2 cover bands and football for 2 different teams. He has just finished a Masters Degree in International Politics.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M R T S E A E D A
R02: V I Z R G O U S I
R03: 25, 75, 50, 100, 8, 4. Target: 629.
TTT: LIAMSTUCK - "Liam stuck this in his hand and set about painting the sign."
R04: T P I E N R N O J
R05: N R S T A A E C E
R06: 25, 100, 4, 2, 6, 8. Target: 463.
R07: Q W S O O E F N D
R08: P Y I U T S M E A
R09: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 3. Target: 150.
TTT: INTRODUCE - "As part of the introductory offer, you get Issues 1 & 2 for just 99p."
R10: L N E I T P G A L
R11: S R W A O U P H A
R12: L R K I E D O E B
R13: N L G U E A N F U
R14: 50, 75, 10, 3, 8, 7. Target: 217.
R15: Q U E E R C L A D (conundrum)


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Round 1: M R T S E A E D A

Lewis: TEASER (6)
Joe: mastered (declared as 9) :oops: :oops:
DC: MASTERED (8) STREAMED (8)
OT: REMASTED (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: V I Z R G O U S I

Lewis: VISOR (5)
Joe: VIGOUR (6)
DC: vizirs (needs the E in there, despite what DC say... :oops: :roll: ) VIZORS (6)
OT: GUIROS (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 100, 8, 4. Target: 629.

Lewis: 629. (75 x 8) + 25 + 4 (10)
Joe: 629. (75 x 8) + 25 + 4 (10)
Score: 16–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LIAMSTUCK -> MAULSTICK

Round 4: T P I E N R N O J

Lewis: POINTER (7)
Joe: POINTER (7)
DC: JOINTER (7) PROTEIN (7)
OT: ENPRINT (7) INTONER (7) NITRONE (7) NOINTER (7) PONTINE (7) PTERION (7) REJOINT (7) REPOINT (7) TROPINE (7)
Score: 23–23 (max 31)

Round 5: N R S T A A E C E

Lewis: CREATES (7)
Joe: CREATES (7)
DC: CANTERS (7) CANASTER (8)
OT: ARSENATE (8) CANAREES (8) CATERANS (8) REASCENT (8) SARCENET (8) SERENATA (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 100, 4, 2, 6, 8. Target: 463.

Lewis: 464. (100 x 4) + ((6 + 2) x 8) (7)
Joe: 464. (100 x 4) + (25 x 2) + 8 + 6 (7)
RR: 463. ((100 + 8) x 4) + 25 + 6 (10)
Score: 37–37 (max 49)

Adam talks about a war veteran who was paralysed, but was reinvigorated into life by a care dog.

Round 7: Q W S O O E F N D

Lewis: SNOWED (6)
Joe: SWOONED (7)
Score: 37–44 (max 56)

Round 8: P Y I U T S M E A

Lewis: IMPUTES (7)
Joe: STEAMY (6)
DC: IMPETUS (7) PASTIME (7)
OT: MISTYPE (7)
Score: 44–44 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 3. Target: 150.

Lewis: 150. 100 + 50 (10)
Joe: 150. 50 + 100 (10)
Score: 54–54 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: INTRODUCE -> REDUCTION

Round 10: L N E I T P G A L

Lewis: TELLING (7)
Joe: PENAL (5)
DC: PALLETING (18)
Score: 61–54 (max 91)

Round 11: S R W A O U P H A

Lewis: HOURS (5)
Joe: SHARP (5)
DC: PASHA (5)
OT: PAAHOS (6) PHAROS (6) PHASOR (6) PHWOAR (6) PRAHUS (6) PURAOS (6) RAUPOS (6) WHAUPS (6)
Score: 66–59 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "one fell swoop".

Round 12: L R K I E D O E B

Lewis: BOLDER (6)
Joe: BRIDE (5)
DC: BROILED (7) REBOILED (8)
OT: ERODIBLE (8)
Score: 72–59 (max 105)

Round 13: N L G U E A N F U

Lewis: FUNNEL (6)
Joe: FUNGAL (6)
DC: FLANGE (6)
OT: ENGULF (6) GUNNEL (6) GUNNLE (6) LANGUE (6) LEGUAN (6) UNGUAL (6) UNLEAF (6) UNLEAN (6)
Score: 78–65 (max 111)

Round 14: 50, 75, 10, 3, 8, 7. Target: 217.

Lewis: 217. (75 x 3) - 8 (10)
Joe: 217. (75 x 3) - 8 (10)
Score: 88–75 (max 121)

Round 15: Q U E E R C L A D

Joe buzzes on 21 seconds to say QUARRELLED which is incorrect.
Lewis does not buzz.
The answer was LACQUERED.
Final Score: 88–75 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 6

Joe:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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