Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

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Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:54 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 19 July 2018.

C1: Champion John Mason (3 wins, 248 points.) A retired pharmacist from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Anne Marrs. A retired accountant from Northwich, Cheshire. She is a big fan of The Beatles, and even saw them at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and even bumped into Sir Paul McCartney, his brother and his daughter on the Wirral recently!! :o 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Anita Rani.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E N Q I S N A E
R02: L O G E I T O D H
R03: 100, 5, 3, 4, 7, 4. Target: 282.
TTT: SIMPLYART - "Some say it's simply an art, while others say it's a load of nonsense."
R04: L A G O A N O J L
R05: P E S S E R A D U
R06: 75, 25, 1, 9, 2, 8. Target: 257.
R07: F E R S E F A I M
R08: A G T A S U O H E
R09: 75, 4, 7, 4, 9, 3. Target: 120.
TTT: PEELRAPID - "Her tan started to peel rapidly, so she put even more aftersun on."
R10: N V A T I X E D P
R11: W O T R I N A E M
R12: S E Y U A R T D E
R13: R I P E G B A E T
R14: 25, 100, 7, 3, 9, 3. Target: 346.
R15: U N P A R T I A L (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E N Q I S N A E

John: SPINE (5)
Anne: PENNIES (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: L O G E I T O D H

John: gilted
Anne: LIGHTED (7)
OT: DELIGHT (7) DOGHOLE (7) LITHOED (7) TOEHOLD (7)
Score: 0–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 5, 3, 4, 7, 4. Target: 282.

John: 282. (100 - (7 - (4 / 4))) x 3 (10)
Anne: 284.
Score: 10–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: SIMPLYART -> PALMISTRY

Round 4: L A G O A N O J L

John: GALLON (6)
Anne: LAGOON (6)
DC: LAGOONAL (8)
Score: 16–20 (max 32)

Round 5: P E S S E R A D U

John: PERSUADES (18)
Anne: PRESSED (7)
DC: REPASSED (8)
Score: 34–20 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 25, 1, 9, 2, 8. Target: 257.

John: 258. ((1 + 9) x 25 + 8 (7)
Anne: 256. ((1 + 9) x 25 + 8 - 2 (7)
RR: 257. (25 x 8) + 75 - (2 x 9) (10)
Score: 41–27 (max 60)

Anita talks about her first TV job at the BBC, where she interviewed the film director David Lynch.

Round 7: F E R S E F A I M

John: FRAMES (6)
Anne: AFFIRMS (7)
OT: AFFEERS (7) AFFEIRS (7) FAERIES (7) FREESIA (7) MISFARE (7) RAFFEES (7) RAFFIES (7) SEAMIER (7) SERIEMA (7)
Score: 41–34 (max 67)

Round 8: A G T A S U O H E

John: outages (declared as 8)
Anne: HOSTAGE (7)
DC: OUTAGES (7) AUTOGAS (7)
OT: GATEAUS (7) HOUSAGE (7)
Score: 41–41 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 4, 7, 4, 9, 3. Target: 120.

John: -
Anne: -
RR: 120. ((75 / 3) + 9 - 4) x 4 (10)
Score: 41–41 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: PEELRAPID -> REAPPLIED

Round 10: N V A T I X E D P

John: PAINTED (7)
Anne: PEDANT (6)
DC: DEVIANT (7) PANDIT (6)
OT: PATINED (7)
Score: 48–41 (max 91)

Round 11: W O T R I N A E M

John: MORAINE (7)
Anne: RATION (6)
DC: ROMANITE (8)
OT: AIRWOMEN (8)
Score: 55–41 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "trousers", "scissors" and "binoculars".

Round 12: S E Y U A R T D E

John: AUSTERE (7)
Anne: DUSTER (6)
DC: TASERED (7) ESTUARY (7)
OT: DASYURE (7) DEAREST (7) DERATES (7) REDATES (7) RESTUDY (7) RUDYTES (7) SAUTEED (7) STRAYED (7) TUYERES (7)
Score: 62–41 (max 106)

Round 13: R I P E G B A E T

John: REBATE (6)
Anne: BERATE (6)
DC: PREBAIT (7)
OT: PEATIER (7) PIERAGE (7) REBEGAT (7)
Score: 68–47 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 100, 7, 3, 9, 3. Target: 346.

John: 346. (100 x 3) + 25 + (7 x 3) (10)
Anne: 321.
Score: 78–47 (max 123)

Round 15: U N P A R T I A L

No one buzzes. The answer was TARPAULIN.
Final Score: 78–47 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Anne:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

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