Tuesday 24th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 20)

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Tuesday 24th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 20)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 24 July 2018.

C1: Champion Bryan Harrison (2 wins, 194 points.) A systems engineer from Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Liz Lear. A dog walker from West Bergholt, Essex. She's a member of her local rock choir, and has even played at Wembley.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A I E F T R O V M
R02: N I B E N I Q E M
R03: 25, 50, 1, 6, 5, 9. Target: 988.
TTT: DRAWCANOE - "The tide would draw the canoe ever closer to the open sea."
R04: R O L I F U R J O
R05: L N D P E A O H G
R06: 25, 75, 100, 5, 2, 10. Target: 361.
R07: E A I P N L D M E
R08: R A D U S A T E S
R09: 25, 50, 2, 9, 6, 7. Target: 589.
TTT: CANSAREUS - "He promised me that when he died, I would benefit financially from his policy."
R10: L I G A T O R E W
R11: S R D U O A V R G
R12: M E T A Y E P U T
R13: E O E S D S N R O
R14: 75, 50, 100, 7, 8, 5. Target: 191.
R15: S L I D I N L E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: A I E F T R O V M

Bryan: MOTIVE (6)
Liz: AFTER (5)
DC: FORMATIVE (18) OVERFAT (7) FORMATE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 18)

Round 2: N I B E N I Q E M

Bryan: BINMEN (6)
Liz: BEEN (4)
DC: MINNIE (6)
OT: MEINIE (6) NEINEI (6) NEMBIE (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 24)

Round 3: 25, 50, 1, 6, 5, 9. Target: 988.

Bryan: 987. Mistake in working.
Liz: 934.
RR: 988. (25 - 6) x (((9 + 1) / 5) + 50) (10)
Score: 12–0 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: DRAWCANOE -> OCEANWARD

Round 4: R O L I F U R J O

Bryan: FLOUR (5)
Liz: JUROR (5)
DC: FOLIO (5)
OT: FRIJOL (6)
Score: 17–5 (max 40)

Round 5: L N D P E A O H G

Bryan: HANDLE (6)
Liz: ANGLED (6)
DC: PONDAGE (7) HEADLONG (8)
Score: 23–11 (max 48)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 5, 2, 10. Target: 361.

Bryan: 361. (5 x 75) - 10 - (100 / 25) (10)
Liz: 360.
Score: 33–11 (max 58)

John carries on talking about some unusual sporting events with the World Mobile Phone Throwing Championships in Finland.

Round 7: E A I P N L D M E

Bryan: implied
Liz: PANEL (5)
DC: PLAINED (7) EMPLANED (8)
OT: MALIPEDE (8) MIDPLANE (8)
Score: 33–16 (max 66)

Round 8: R A D U S A T E S

Bryan: DUSTERS (7)
Liz: DUSTERS (7)
DC: ASSURED (7) DATURAS (7)
OT: ASSARTED (8)
Score: 40–23 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 50, 2, 9, 6, 7. Target: 589.

Bryan: -
Liz: 591. (2 x 6 x 50) - 9 (7)
RR: 589. ((25 - 6 - 7) x 50) - 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 40–30 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: CANSAREUS -> ASSURANCE

Round 10: L I G A T O R E W

Bryan: GLOATER (7)
Liz: LEGATOR (7)
DC: GLARE (5) TWIRL (5) GROWL (5) GLOWER (6)
OT: WATERLOG (8)
Score: 47–37 (max 92)

Round 11: S R D U O A V R G

Bryan: GUARDS (6)
Liz: GUARDS (6)
DC: GOURDS (6) ARDOUR (6)
OT: GOURAS (6) GRADUS (6) RUGOSA (6) SAVOUR (6) VARDOS (6)
Score: 53–43 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "hullabaloo" and "hurly-burly".

Round 12: M E T A Y E P U T

Bryan: TEAM (4)
Liz: MEATY (5)
DC: PUTTEE (6) AMPUTEE (7)
OT: METATYPE (8)
Score: 53–48 (max 106)

Round 13: E O E S D S N R O

Bryan: SOONER (6)
Liz: SOONER (6)
DC: RODEOS (6) SNORED (6) ENDORSES (8)
Score: 59–54 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 50, 100, 7, 8, 5. Target: 191.

Bryan: 191. 100 + 75 + ((7 - 5) x 8) (10)
Liz: 191. Mistake in working.
Score: 69–54 (max 124)

Round 15: S L I D I N L E T

Liz buzzes on 28 seconds to say INLISTED which is incorrect.
Bryan does not buzz.
The answer was INSTILLED.
Final Score: 69–54 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Bryan:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 4

Liz:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 1

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