Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)

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Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 11 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (6 wins, 512 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger James Bell. A senior forensic scientist from Oxford.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D T D I O E T L G
R02: M S D A U E B I R
R03: 25, 50, 100, 75, 1, 8. Target: 609.
TTT: TEASERSIN - "He couldn't get any of the Teasers in the break, so he became full of this."
R04: E O T S R X V E A
R05: C S M O E O T R A
R06: 75, 25, 100, 5, 7, 8. Target: 228.
R07: D H H F I E A S U
R08: W Y R E A E N T E
R09: 50, 25, 75, 100, 6, 6. Target: 804.
TTT: AMINSURED - "I am insured to look after your children, it's my profession."
R10: O I K P P O G M I
R11: F R L B O A A Q R
R12: P T D I O S A I E
R13: N P C N O O U L I
R14: 100, 25, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 765.
R15: C A N D Y R O S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D T D I O E T L G

Lewis: TOILED (6)
James: DOTTED (6)
DC: TODDLE (6) DOTTLE (6)
OT: DELTOID (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: M S D A U E B I R

Lewis: BRAISED (7)
James: BRAISED (7)
DC: MISREAD (7) SEABIRD (7)
OT: ADUMBERS (8) AUMBRIES (8) SUBEDARI (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 100, 75, 1, 8. Target: 609.

Lewis: 608. (75 + 1) x 8 (7)
James: 601.
RR: 609. ((75 - (100 / 50)) x 8) + 25 (10)
Score: 20–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TEASERSIN -> IRATENESS

Round 4: E O T S R X V E A

Lewis: VOTERS (6)
James: EXERTS (6)
DC: OVERTAXES (18)
Score: 26–19 (max 43)

Round 5: C S M O E O T R A

Lewis: MOOTERS (7)
James: MOOTERS (7)
DC: TEAROOMS (8)
OT: ACROSOME (8) CASEROOM (8) COMATOSE (8) OCTAMERS (8)
Score: 33–26 (max 51)

Round 6: 75, 25, 100, 5, 7, 8. Target: 228.

Lewis: 227. (25 x 8) + 100 - 75 + 7 - 5 (7)
James: 227. 25 + 75 + 100 + (7 x 5) - 8 (7)
RR: 228. ((8 - 5) x 75) + 7 - (100 / 25) (10)
Score: 40–33 (max 61)

Adam talks about buying a bull at an auction.

Round 7: D H H F I E A S U

Lewis: FISHED (6)
James: HUSHED (6)
DC: HASHED (6) FASHED (6)
OT: ADIEUS (6) FEDAIS (6) HEIAUS (6) SHAHID (6)
Score: 46–39 (max 67)

Round 8: W Y R E A E N T E

Lewis: WATERY (6)
James: twenty
DC: EYEWATER (8)
Score: 52–39 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 75, 100, 6, 6. Target: 804.

Lewis: 806. (((50 / 25) + 6) x 100) + 6 (7)
James: 806. (((50 / 25) + 6) x 100) + 6 (7)
RR: 804. (((75 x 6) / 50) + 25 + 100) x 6 (10)
Score: 59–46 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: AMINSURED -> NURSEMAID

Round 10: O I K P P O G M I

Lewis: PIMP (4)
James: POIPOI (6)
DC: GOPIK (5)
OT: PIOPIO (6)
Score: 59–52 (max 91)

Round 11: F R L B O A A Q R

Lewis: ORAL (4)
James: FLORA (5)
DC: ARBOR (5)
OT: ABORAL (6) ARROBA (6)
Score: 59–57 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "go to pot".

Round 12: P T D I O S A I E

Lewis: DEPOSIT (7)
James: POSITED (7)
DC: TOPSIDE (7) DIOPTASE (8) IDIOTS (6)
Score: 66–64 (max 105)

Round 13: N P C N O O U L I

Lewis: UNCOOL (6)
James: unpool
DC: COUPON (6) POILU (5)
OT: NONOIC (6) NUNCIO (6) PUNNIC (6) UNCLIP (6) UNCOIL (6) UNLOOP (6)
Score: 72–64 (max 111)

Round 14: 100, 25, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 765.

Lewis: 765. (100 x 8) - 25 - 9 - 1 (10)
James: 765. Mistake in working.
Score: 82–64 (max 121)

Round 15: C A N D Y R O S E

Lewis buzzes on 11.25 seconds to say SECONDARY which is correct.
Final Score: 92–64 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

James:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

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