Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

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Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:41 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 21 August 2018.

C1: Champion Adam Rolston (5 wins, 417 points.) A film producer from Twickenham, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Fiona O'Reilly. An accountant from Kinross, Perth & Kinross. She likes running half-marathons and marathons.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P Y P E U M A F L
R02: G T R O E T A S E
R03: 100, 10, 2, 1, 2, 6. Target: 866.
TTT: CONTINUER - "The Grand Old Duke of York had 10,000 men, but this chap only had a hundred."
R04: J S H U I E N R A
R05: T S P I O V C A O
R06: 25, 2, 4, 6, 10, 3. Target: 572.
R07: T W O G E S L A Q
R08: R N D A I A L H E
R09: 100, 25, 50, 3, 10, 8. Target: 860.
TTT: NOTPROFIT - "You take this you wherever go, but you also leave it behind."
R10: E I D S B O N E G
R11: V T S A E X N O R
R12: U E T M N A R S O
R13: R D I E S K A C D
R14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 4, 7. Target: 389.
R15: D A I S Y M I N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: P Y P E U M A F L

Adam: FLAPPY (6)
Fiona: MEALY (5)
DC: PLUMPY (6)
OT: APPLEY (6) FLAMEY (6) MAULEY (6) PAPULE (6) PEPFUL (6) PEPLUM (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: G T R O E T A S E

Adam: GREATEST (8)
Fiona: STORAGE (7)
DC: GAROTTES (8) GETTERS (7)
OT: STRATEGE (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 10, 2, 1, 2, 6. Target: 866.

Adam: 876. ((10 - 1) x 100) - (6 x 2 x 2) (5)
Fiona: 880.
RR: 866. ((100 - (6 - 2)) x (10 - 1)) + 2 (10)
Score: 19–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CONTINUER -> CENTURION

Round 4: J S H U I E N R A

Adam: SHINER (6)
Fiona: RAINS (5)
DC: INJURES (7) NEARISH (7)
OT: HEJIRAS (7) HERNIAS (7) RUNSHIE (7)
Score: 25–0 (max 31)

Round 5: T S P I O V C A O

Adam: PATIOS (6)
Fiona: PATIOS (6)
DC: TOPICS (6) COPITAS (7) PIVOTS (6)
OT: OVISCAPT (8) SCOTOPIA (8)
Score: 31–6 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 2, 4, 6, 10, 3. Target: 572.

Adam: 571. (((2 x 10) + 3) x 25) - 4 (7)
Fiona: 571. (((2 x 10) + 3) x 25) - 4 (7)
RR: 572. ((25 x 6) - (10 - 3)) x 4 (10)
Score: 38–13 (max 49)

Raj talks about living in Minorca and owning a speedboat, and a misunderstanding with the Help signal... :oops: :oops: :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: T W O G E S L A Q

Adam: towages
Fiona: GALES (5)
DC: TOWAGE (6) STOWAGE (7) LEGATOS (7 - which Susie thought was a 6 for some reason... :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: )
OT: GELATOS (7) LOWAGES (7)
Score: 38–18 (max 56)

Round 8: R N D A I A L H E

Adam: HANDRAIL (8)
Fiona: INHALED (7)
DC: RAILHEAD (8) ANHEDRAL (8)
OT: HEADRAIL (8) NAILHEAD (8)
Score: 46–18 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 25, 50, 3, 10, 8. Target: 860.

Adam: 857.
Fiona: 860. (8 x 100) + 50 + 10 (10)
Score: 46–28 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: NOTPROFIT -> FOOTPRINT

Round 10: E I D S B O N E G

Adam: SEEDING (7)
Fiona: BEGINS (6)
DC: EBONISED (8)
Score: 53–28 (max 82)

Round 11: V T S A E X N O R

Adam: novaters
Fiona: TONERS (6)
DC: TAVERNS (7) OVERTAX (7)
OT: VENATORS (8)
Score: 53–34 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tight".

Round 12: U E T M N A R S O

Adam: REMOUNTS (8)
Fiona: ROUTES (6)
DC: SEAMOUNT (8) NEUROMAST (18)
Score: 61–34 (max 108)

Round 13: R D I E S K A C D

Adam: draked
Fiona: SCARED (6)
DC: DRAKES (6) CADDIES (7) CARDIES (7)
OT: DARKIES (7) DICKERS (7) DISCARD (7) KIDDERS (7) RACKIES (7) RADDIES (7) RADICES (7) SIDECAR (7)
Score: 61–40 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 4, 7. Target: 389.

Adam: 390. (4 x 100) - ((75 / 25) + 7) (7)
Fiona: 388. Mistake in working.
RR: 389. ((100 - ((75 - 50) / 25)) x 4) - 7 (10)
Score: 68–40 (max 125)

Round 15: D A I S Y M I N G

No one buzzes. The answer was DISMAYING.
Final Score: 68–40 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

Fiona:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 1

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