Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

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Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:53 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 18 July 2018.

C1: Champion John Mason (2 wins, 155 points.) A retired pharmacist from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Ian Adams. A chef from Ealing, Greater London. He twice cooked for government officials in the 1980's, whilst having security watching over him!! :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Anita Rani.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R E C M U I H S E
R02: B Z A O P B O A D
R03: 50, 5, 3, 7, 5, 9. Target: 972.
TTT: SAGODANCE - "The man was full of himself, and totally full of this."
R04: C N T E I K S A V
R05: G E Y W O I T R A
R06: 50, 75, 9, 7, 1, 3. Target: 299.
R07: L E R W E U N D I
R08: R M O E T U X T O
R09: 50, 8, 3, 9, 5, 5. Target: 471.
TTT: SLYPOTATO - "Potatoes has eyes, not ears, so they can't have this."
R10: P S R O U I N L E
R11: T E R D I T E I M
R12: D S V A E G T A O
R13: N E T U R S O M A
R14: 25, 3, 7, 1, 8, 9. Target: 114.
R15: I C I N G D O L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: R E C M U I H S E

John: MUSHIER (7)
Ian: CHEMISE (7)
OT: CHIMERS (7) CUSHIER (7) EUCHRES (7) HEURISM (7) MERCIES (7) MIRCHES (7) MURICES (7) SCHEMER (7) SCHEMIE (7) SCHMEER (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: B Z A O P B O A D

John: BOOB (4)
Ian: aboard
DC: BAZOO (5)
OT: ADOBO (5)
Score: 11–7 (max 12)

Round 3: 50, 5, 3, 7, 5, 9. Target: 972.

John: 971. ((5 + 5 + 9) x 50) + (3 x 7) (7)
Ian: 960.
RR: 972. (((7 - 5) x 50) + 5 + 3) x 9 (10)
Score: 18–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: SAGODANCE -> GASCONADE

Round 4: C N T E I K S A V

John: INTAKES (7)
Ian: INVEST (6)
DC: NATIVES (7)
OT: VESICANT (8)
Score: 25–7 (max 30)

Round 5: G E Y W O I T R A

John: GOITRE (6)
Ian: WATERY (6)
DC: GYRATE (6) GAIETY (6)
OT: GOATIER (7)
Score: 31–13 (max 37)

Round 6: 50, 75, 9, 7, 1, 3. Target: 299.

John: 299. ((9 - 3) x 50) - 1 (10)
Ian: 299. ((9 - 3) x 50) - 1 (10)
Score: 41–23 (max 47)

Anita talks about travelling to Namibia and Papua New Guinea in preparation for covering the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Round 7: L E R W E U N D I

John: UNDERLIE (8)
Ian: WIELDER (7)
DC: UNWIRED (7)
Score: 49–23 (max 55)

Round 8: R M O E T U X T O

John: MOOTER (6)
Ian: MOTOR (5)
DC: EXTORT (6)
OT: MUTTER (6) REMOOT (6) TOOTER (6) TOUTER (6) URTEXT (6)
Score: 55–23 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 8, 3, 9, 5, 5. Target: 471.

John: 472. (50 x 8) + ((3 + 5) x 9) (7)
Ian: 470. (9 x 50) + (3 x 5) + 5 (7)
RR: 471. ((50 + 5 + 5) x 8) - 9 (10)
Score: 62–30 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: SLYPOTATO -> OTOPLASTY

Round 10: P S R O U I N L E

John: PERILOUS (8)
Ian: PRISON (6)
DC: REPULSION (18)
OT: NEUROPILS (18) PRELUSION (18)
Score: 70–30 (max 89)

Round 11: T E R D I T E I M

John: REMITTED (8)
Ian: MERITED (7)
OT: TERMITID (8)
Score: 78–30 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "putting your best foot forward".

Round 12: D S V A E G T A O

John: STAGED (6)
Ian: SAVAGED (7)
DC: GEODATA (7)
OT: DOGATES (7) DOTAGES (7)
Score: 78–37 (max 104)

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

John: REMOUNTS (8)
Ian: STORE (5)
DC: NEUROMAST (18)
Score: 86–37 (max 122)

Round 14: 25, 3, 7, 1, 8, 9. Target: 114.

John: 115. ((3 + 1) x 25) + 7 + 8 (7)
Ian: -
RR: 114. (9 - 3) x (25 - (7 - 1)) (10)
Score: 93–37 (max 132)

Round 15: I C I N G D O L L

Ian buzzes on 18.5 seconds to say COLLIDING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–47 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 5

Ian:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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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