Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)

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Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 20 July 2018.

C1: Champion John Mason (4 wins, 326 points.) A retired pharmacist from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Bryan Harrison. A systems engineer from Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire. He's a keen motorcyclist, and likes to watch and ride the Isle of Man TT circuit.
DC: Susie Dent and Anita Rani.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L I D S U R O S A
R02: S T M O I V E L O
R03: 100, 2, 3, 7, 3, 5. Target: 210.
TTT: HADFIBRES - "The creature had what looked like fibres hanging down under its mouth."
R04: W A B E C K I O R
R05: T I N R A N O O M
R06: 100, 75, 9, 9, 8, 7. Target: 749.
R07: C U T E D R E Z E
R08: G P J I U E H L U
R09: 25, 9, 3, 9, 5, 6. Target: 438.
TTT: MATTVIDEO - "Matt felt inspired to put on lots of garish lycra, and watch his fitness video."
R10: S N R M O A E O B
R11: G E L P I M N E E
R12: A U O T R G T A S
R13: R O G E Q L I U D
R14: 100, 75, 6, 6, 9, 10. Target: 744.
R15: I N D I A T A R O (conundrum)


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Round 1: L I D S U R O S A

John: SAILORS (7)
Bryan: SOLIDS (6)
OT: DULOSIS (7) RADIOUS (7) SARDIUS (7) SOLIDUS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S T M O I V E L O

John: MOTIVES (7)
Bryan: loomiest
DC: VIOLETS (7) MOOLIS (6)
OT: TOILSOME (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 2, 3, 7, 3, 5. Target: 210.

John: 210. (100 + 5) x 2 (10)
Bryan: 210. (2 x 100) + 7 + 3 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HADFIBRES -> BEARDFISH

Round 4: W A B E C K I O R

John: WACKIER (7)
Bryan: WACKIER (7)
DC: AEROBIC (7) ROWBACK (7)
Score: 31–17 (max 32)

Round 5: T I N R A N O O M

John: MONITOR (7)
Bryan: ORATION (7)
DC: NOMINATOR (18)
Score: 38–24 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 75, 9, 9, 8, 7. Target: 749.

John: 750.
Bryan: 749. (8 - (9 / 9) + 100) x 7 (10)
Score: 38–34 (max 60)

Anita talks about the Bollywood film industry, and getting a part as an extra in a Bollywood film.

Round 7: C U T E D R E Z E

John: CUTER (5)
Bryan: RECEDE (6)
DC: REDUCE (6) ERECTED (7)
OT: ERUCTED (7)
Score: 38–40 (max 67)

Round 8: G P J I U E H L U

John: PLUG (4)
Bryan: GULP (4)
DC: GUILE (5) JULEP (5)
OT: PUGIL (5)
Score: 42–44 (max 72)

Round 9: 25, 9, 3, 9, 5, 6. Target: 438.

John: 437.
Bryan: 438. ((9 + 9) x 25) - ((5 - 3) x 6) (10)
Score: 42–54 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: MATTVIDEO -> MOTIVATED

Round 10: S N R M O A E O B

John: MOANERS (7)
Bryan: MOANERS (7)
DC: OARSMEN (7) MAROONS (7)
OT: AMBONES (7) BEMOANS (7) BOOMERS (7) BOONERS (7) BORANES (7) MAENORS (7) MONERAS (7) MOONERS (7) MORBOSE (7) MORENAS (7) NABOOMS (7) RAMOONS (7) ROMANSO (7)
Score: 49–61 (max 89)

Round 11: G E L P I M N E E

John: PEELING (7)
Bryan: PEELING (7)
DC: MINGLE (6) PIEMEN (6)
OT: LIEGEMEN (8)
Score: 56–68 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "step" as in "stepmother", and "pad".

Round 12: A U O T R G T A S

John: GROUTS (6)
Bryan: GROUTS (6)
DC: RAGOUTS (7) AORTAS (6)
OT: AUTOGAS (7) SAGUARO (7) TAUTOGS (7) TOTARAS (7) TRAAGUS (7)
Score: 62–74 (max 104)

Round 13: R O G E Q L I U D

John: rout
Bryan: UGLIER (6)
DC: LIQUORED (8)
Score: 62–80 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 75, 6, 6, 9, 10. Target: 744.

John: 744. (10 x 75) - 6 (10)
Bryan: 744. (10 x 75) - 6 (10)
Score: 72–90 (max 122)

Round 15: I N D I A T A R O

Bryan buzzes on 8.5 seconds to say RADIATION which is correct.
Final Score: 72–100 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Bryan:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
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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