Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

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Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 17 August 2018.

C1: Champion Adam Rolston (3 wins, 245 points.) A film producer from Twickenham, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Peter Dooley. A retired engineer from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. He has been a twitcher for the last 30 years, and has been all over the world looking for birds, even losing his luggage in Antarctica!! :P :P :oops: :oops:
DC: Susie Dent and Julia Bradbury.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L V S A O E M L V
R02: T R A E G P I A N
R03: 75, 9, 8, 2, 10, 7. Target: 404.
TTT: HOTDOGGIN - "I'm done for the evening, I'll see you in the morning."
R04: T S O E M L A U T
R05: D S M A E U D B E
R06: 50, 100, 6, 10, 1, 2. Target: 901.
R07: T R W E O P I Y F
R08: D S E O R L E A K
R09: 100, 50, 9, 6, 1, 1. Target: 615.
TTT: BURMALIST - "Burma is on my list of places to avoid, there's too much of this."
R10: B R U I C S E I R
R11: M F T E A O N U T
R12: R N O I S R A O Z
R13: A G E H P N I U R
R14: 100, 75, 1, 7, 1, 5. Target: 640.
R15: D L E R O T T T H (conundrum)


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Round 1: L V S A O E M L V

Adam: SLALOM (6)
Peter: VALVES (6)
DC: SMELL (5) SMALL (5)
OT: AMOLES (6) LOAVES (6) MALEOS (6) MOLLES (6) VOLVAS (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: T R A E G P I A N

Adam: PAINTER (7)
Peter: PAINTER (7)
DC: TAPERING (8) PAGINATE (8)
OT: AERATING (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 9, 8, 2, 10, 7. Target: 404.

Adam: 394. Mistake in working.
Peter: -
RR: 404. (10 + 9 + 7 + 75) x (8 / 2) (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: HOTDOGGIN -> GOODNIGHT

Round 4: T S O E M L A U T

Adam: MOTTLES (7)
Peter: MOLEST (6)
DC: SOULMATE (8) MATELOTS (8)
OT: MULATTOES (18)
Score: 20–13 (max 42)

Round 5: D S M A E U D B E

Adam: BEMUSED (7)
Peter: AMUSED (6)
OT: DEBASED (7) EMBUSED (7) MEDUSAE (7)
Score: 27–13 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 100, 6, 10, 1, 2. Target: 901.

Adam: 901. (100 x 10) - (50 x 2) + 1 (10)
Peter: 902.
Score: 37–13 (max 59)

Julia talks about an amusing moment when she hosted the ITV game show, Take On The Twisters.

Round 7: T R W E O P I Y F

Adam: powter
Peter: POWER (5)
DC: TORPEFY (7)
OT: FIREPOT (7) PETRIFY (7)
Score: 37–18 (max 66)

Round 8: D S E O R L E A K

Adam: LARKED (6)
Peter: LEAKED (6)
DC: LEAKERS (7) LEADERS (7) ORDEALS (7)
OT: LORDSAKE (8)
Score: 43–24 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 50, 9, 6, 1, 1. Target: 615.

Adam: 611.
Peter: 618. (6 x 100) + ((1 + 1) x 9) (7)
RR: 615. ((100 + 1) x 6) + 9 (10)
Score: 43–31 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: BURMALIST -> BRUTALISM

Round 10: B R U I C S E I R

Adam: BRUISER (7)
Peter: CRUISER (7)
DC: RUBRICISE (18)
Score: 50–38 (max 102)

Round 11: M F T E A O N U T

Adam: AMOUNT (6)
Peter: TAUNT (5)
DC: FATTEN (6) FOMENT (6) OMENTA (6) TOMENTA (7)
OT: NUTMEAT (7)
Score: 56–38 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "fill it in" and "fill it out".

Round 12: R N O I S R A O Z

Adam: raison
Peter: raison
DC: RAZOO (5) RAZOOS (6)
OT: ARROSION (8) ORARIONS (8)
Score: 56–38 (max 117)

Round 13: A G E H P N I U R

Adam: graphine
Peter: RIPEN (5)
DC: HARPING (7) HEARING (7)
OT: HEAPING (7) HEPARIN (7) NURAGHE (7) NURAGHI (7) REAPING (7)
Score: 56–43 (max 124)

Round 14: 100, 75, 1, 7, 1, 5. Target: 640.

Adam: 635. (100 x 7) - (75 - ((1 + 1) x 5))) (7)
Peter: 675.
RR: 640. (75 + 5) x (7 + 1) (10)
Score: 63–43 (max 134)

Round 15: D L E R O T T T H

Adam buzzes on 7.75 seconds to say THROTTLED which is correct.
Final Score: 73–43 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

Peter:
Total score - 43
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 47
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

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