Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

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Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 12 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (7 wins, 604 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Sarah Harper. A mosaic artist from London. Her community event in Plumstead recently won an award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T V Z S A E I M G
R02: S N R A E A T S J
R03: 75, 100, 50, 25, 9, 7. Target: 874.
TTT: FRESHFOOD - "The fresh food company moved all their operations overseas."
R04: S L T E O U D N I
R05: R N W O U E R L N
R06: 100, 25, 10, 10, 8, 7. Target: 863.
R07: G C N W A A E F E
R08: S L P U E G I H K
R09: 50, 75, 100, 25, 1, 7. Target: 834.
TTT: LASTOPERA - "In his last opera, Rossini included a section of this type of music."
R10: T B T A E A P M E
R11: C R H P U O E V O
R12: D M D I E I X S T
R13: D G R N O E A U R
R14: 100, 75, 9, 10, 10, 4. Target: 146.
R15: D H E L I B O N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: T V Z S A E I M G

Lewis: MATIES (6)
Sarah: GAMIEST (7)
DC: MISGAVE (7)
OT: MAZIEST (7) MESTIZA (7) SIGMATE (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: S N R A E A T S J

Lewis: STARES (6)
Sarah: STERNS (6)
DC: ASTERN (6) TASERS (6)
OT: NARASES (7) STAARNS (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 100, 50, 25, 9, 7. Target: 874.

Lewis: 875. (100 x 9) - 25 (7)
Sarah: 875. (100 x 9) - 25 (7)
OT: 874. ((75 + 9) x (7 + (100 / 25))) - 50 (10)
Score: 13–20 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FRESHFOOD -> OFFSHORED

Round 4: S L T E O U D N I

Lewis: DELUSION (8)
Sarah: DILUTES (7)
DC: SOLITUDE (8) TOUSLED (7) OUTLINES (8) UNLISTED (8) DILUENTS (8)
OT: ELUTIONS (8) INSULTED (8) NODULISE (8) OUTLINED (8) UNSOILED (8)
Score: 21–20 (max 32)

Round 5: R N W O U E R L N

Lewis: LONER (5)
Sarah: NOUN (4)
DC: RUNNER (6) NEURON (6)
OT: LORNER (6) LOWNER (6) RENOWN (6) ROWNER (6) RUNNEL (6) UNWORN (6)
Score: 26–20 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 25, 10, 10, 8, 7. Target: 863.

Lewis: 865. ((100 + 25) x 7) - 10 (7)
Sarah: 870.
RR: 863. ((100 + 25) x 7) - 10 - (10 - 8) (10)
Score: 33–20 (max 48)

Adam talks about his educational role at the Cotswold Farm Park.

Round 7: G C N W A A E F E

Lewis: CANE (4)
Sarah: FAWN (4)
DC: ENCAGE (6)
Score: 37–24 (max 54)

Round 8: S L P U E G I H K

Lewis: SPIKE (5)
Sarah: HIKES (5)
DC: PUKES (5) SLEIGH (6)
OT: PLUSHIE (7)
Score: 42–29 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 75, 100, 25, 1, 7. Target: 834.

Lewis: 832. ((100 + 25 + 1) x 7) - 50 (7)
Sarah: 825.
RR: 834. (((50 / 25) + 7) x (100 + 1)) - 75 (10)
Score: 49–29 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: LASTOPERA -> PASTORALE

Round 10: T B T A E A P M E

Lewis: ABATE (5)
Sarah: ABATE (5)
OT: MATAPEE (7)
Score: 54–34 (max 78)

Round 11: C R H P U O E V O

Lewis: HOOVER (6)
Sarah: VOUCHER (7)
DC: OVERCUP (7)
OT: PUCHERO (7)
Score: 54–41 (max 85)

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

Round 12: D M D I E I X S T

Lewis: MISTED (6)
Sarah: MIDDIES (7)
OT: MIDSIDE (7) MISDIET (7) MIXITES (7)
Score: 54–48 (max 92)

Round 13: D G R N O E A U R

Lewis: ROUNDER (7)
Sarah: GROUNDER (8)
DC: GRANDEUR (8)
OT: REGROUND (8) UNREGARD (8)
Score: 54–56 (max 100)

Round 14: 100, 75, 9, 10, 10, 4. Target: 146.

Lewis: 145. 100 + 75 - (10 x 4) + 10 (7)
Sarah: 150.
RR: 146. ((100 - 75 - 10) x 10) - 4 (10)
Score: 61–56 (max 110)

Round 15: D H E L I B O N G

Sarah buzzes on 7.75 seconds to say BEHOLDING which is correct.
Final Score: 61–66 (max 120)

Ouch, Lewis misses out on octochampdom at the final hurdle, but for now, his 7 wins and 665 points see him top the leaderboard, so he's in with a good shout of making the finals, although we've only had 12 shows, and we've got about 100 to go... :!: :!: :!:

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 1

Sarah:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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