Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

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Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:52 pm

Lewis Carson got to 7...., didn't become an octochamp...
Bob Lunt got to 7...., didn't become an octochamp...
Adam Rolston is on 7...., will he become an octochamp... :? :?:

Countdown recap for Thursday 23 August 2018.

C1: Champion Adam Rolston (7 wins, 561 points.) A film producer from Twickenham, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Craig Lumsden. A former golf professional from Lauder, Scottish Borders. When he was 19, he held a course record, when he had a handicap of 1, he now has a handicap of 3.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N K I S A L N O S
R02: J T A D E R P I S
R03: 50, 3, 7, 7, 9, 4. Target: 812.
TTT: BEACHTALC - "The wicketkeeper's got every chance of grabbing hold of this one."
R04: M D O N A T P U W
R05: R O S I E M G N R
R06: 75, 5, 8, 8, 7, 5. Target: 940.
R07: H L R E A H T O G
R08: S Y U N E D R A L
R09: 75, 25, 10, 2, 5, 2. Target: 106.
TTT: LADYDARTS - "Oh, Dick! That was a very cruel thing to do."
R10: S B I X E P R A L
R11: F E E Q A R M V F
R12: N E D I C S E B T
R13: R C N O A O R U T
R14: 25, 8, 5, 7, 8, 4. Target: 549.
R15: D O C T O R S U E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N K I S A L N O S

Adam: SALONS (6)
Craig: SNAILS (6)
DC: KAOLIN (6) SLINKS (6)
OT: NASIONS (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: J T A D E R P I S

Adam: TRAIPSED (8)
Craig: STRIPED (7)
DC: DEPARTS (7) PARTIES (7) PIRATES (7)
Score: 14–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 3, 7, 7, 9, 4. Target: 812.

Adam: 812. ((9 + 7) x 50) + (4 x 3) (10)
Craig: 813.
Score: 24–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BEACHTALC -> CATCHABLE

Round 4: M D O N A T P U W

Adam: AMOUNT (6)
Craig: WOUND (5)
DC: PANTOUM (7)
Score: 30–6 (max 32)

Round 5: R O S I E M G N R

Adam: mongers
Craig: merosing
DC: IGNORERS (8)
OT: ORMERINGS (18)
Score: 30–6 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 5, 8, 8, 7, 5. Target: 940.

Adam: 940. ((7 + 5) x 75) + (5 x 8) (10)
Craig: 940. ((5 + 8) x 75) - (7 x 5) (10)
Score: 40–16 (max 60)

Raj talks about selling a stone tablet from 1750BC, which happened to be the first complaint letter :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o

Round 7: H L R E A H T O G

Adam: LOATHER (7)
Craig: GLOATER (7)
OT: LEGATOR (7) LOGHTER (7) RATHOLE (7)
Score: 47–23 (max 67)

Round 8: S Y U N E D R A L

Adam: RELANDS (7)
Craig: dualers
DC: LAUNDERS (8) UNDERLAYS (18)
Score: 54–23 (max 85)

Round 9: 75, 25, 10, 2, 5, 2. Target: 106.

Adam: 106. 75 + 25 + (2 / 2) + 5 (10)
Craig: 106. 75 + 25 + (2 / 2) + 5 (10)
Score: 64–33 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: LADYDARTS -> DASTARDLY

Round 10: S B I X E P R A L

Adam: BAILERS (7)
Craig: SPIRAL (6)
DC: PARLIES (7) PRAXIS (6)
OT: REBAILS (7)
Score: 71–33 (max 102)

Round 11: F E E Q A R M V F

Adam: FRAME (5)
Craig: FARM (4)
DC: RAFFEE (6)
OT: AFFEER (6)
Score: 76–33 (max 108)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "mayonnaise" and other places where food is named after.

Round 12: N E D I C S E B T

Adam: SCENTED (7)
Craig: DEBITS (6)
DC: BISECTED (8) BENDIEST (8)
Score: 83–33 (max 116)

Round 13: R C N O A O R U T

Adam: RACOON (6)
Craig: TOUCAN (6)
DC: CARTOON (7) CONTOUR (7) COURANT (7)
OT: CARTRON (7) CROUTON (7) CURATOR (7) CURRANT (7) OUTROAR (7) RANCOUR (7) TOURACO (7)
Score: 89–39 (max 123)

Round 14: 25, 8, 5, 7, 8, 4. Target: 549.

Adam: -
Craig: 550. Mistake in working.
RR: 549. ((25 x 7) + 8) x (8 - 5) (10)
Score: 89–39 (max 133)

Round 15: D O C T O R S U E

Adam buzzes on 23 seconds to say "No, sorry, I don't have it", which is incorrect.
Craig does not buzz.
The answer was OUTSCORED.
Final Score: 89–39 (max 143)

So, Adam's total of 650 points is actually lower than both Lewis and Bob, but since has the magical 8 wins, he goes to number 1 on the leaderboard...

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Craig:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
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