Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

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Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:44 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 28 August 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (1 win, 98 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Pamela Threlfal. An office manager from Blackburn, Lancashire. She likes travelling and cycling, and has been as far away in Cuba and Costa Rica.
DC: Susie Dent and Anne "The Governess" Hegerty, making her DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N P R I E M D A M
R02: L P S U E L T O A
R03: 7, 9, 3, 5, 4, 3. Target: 593.
TTT: HOLYOXTIP - "If you love the archers, you'll probably all about this."
R04: M O S T E S A R M
R05: G C T U O N D E U
R06: 50, 10, 6, 5, 3, 4. Target: 914.
R07: W L R E O G C E I
R08: S R U D E U S A N
R09: 6, 9, 2, 4, 1, 6. Target: 393.
TTT: DRCOCONUT - "You'll find one of these in a concert hall, but not on a bus."
R10: B H E Z I B O S F
R11: S N R I O N V A I
R12: R T E R N I E R N
R13: D T D I E Q V I A
R14: 25, 7, 9, 4, 8, 2. Target: 931.
R15: G I V E A I N C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: N P R I E M D A M

Tony: PRIMED (6)
Pamela: DAMPER (6)
DC: MERMAID (7)
OT: ADERMIN (7) PARDINE (7) PREDAMN (7) PRIMMED (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L P S U E L T O A

Tony: PALLETS (7)
Pamela: OUTSELL (7)
DC: APOSTLE (7) PULSATE (7) PULLETS (7)
OT: OUTLEAPS (8) PETALOUS (8) POLLUTES (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 7, 9, 3, 5, 4, 3. Target: 593.

Tony: 594. ((5 x 3) + 7) x 3 x 9 (7)
Pamela: -
RR: 593. (((9 x 3) + 3) x 5 x 4) - 7 (10)
Score: 20–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HOLYOXTIP -> TOXOPHILY

Round 4: M O S T E S A R M

Tony: STREAMS (7)
Pamela: STAMMERS (8)
DC: MARMOSETS (18)
Score: 20–21 (max 43)

Round 5: G C T U O N D E U

Tony: COUNTED (7)
Pamela: COUNTED (7)
DC: TONGUED (7)
Score: 27–28 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 10, 6, 5, 3, 4. Target: 914.

Tony: 914. (6 x 3 x 50) + 10 + 4 (10)
Pamela: 914. (6 x 3 x 50) + 10 + 4 (10)
Score: 37–38 (max 60)

Anne talks about how she became "The Governess" on The Chase.

Round 7: W L R E O G C E I

Tony: RECOIL (6)
Pamela: GROWL (5)
DC: GLOWIER (7) COWGIRL (7)
Score: 43–38 (max 67)

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

Tony: SANDERS (7)
Pamela: assunder
DC: SUNDAES (7) UNDRESS (7)
OT: DANSEURS (8) NARDUSES (8) SAUNDERS (8)
Score: 50–38 (max 75)

Round 9: 6, 9, 2, 4, 1, 6. Target: 393.

Tony: 396. ((6 x 2) - 1) x 4 x 9 (7)
Pamela: -
RR: 393. (6 x 6 x (9 + 2)) - (4 - 1) (10)
Score: 57–38 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: DRCOCONUT -> CONDUCTOR

Round 10: B H E Z I B O S F

Tony: HOBBIES (7)
Pamela: HOBBIES (7)
Score: 64–45 (max 92)

Round 11: S N R I O N V A I

Tony: VISION (6)
Pamela: VISION (6)
DC: INVASION (8)
Score: 70–51 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cue" and "snooker".

Round 12: R T E R N I E R N

Tony: TERRIER (7) ;) :) :D
Pamela: TERRIER (7) ;) :) :D
DC: interrer
OT: REINTERN (8)
Score: 77–58 (max 108)

Never bad to say TERRIER on this show... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Round 13: D T D I E Q V I A

Tony: ADDITIVE (8)
Pamela: DIVED (5)
Score: 85–58 (max 116)

Round 14: 25, 7, 9, 4, 8, 2. Target: 931.

Tony: 931. (((4 x 7) + 9) x 25) + 8 - 2 (10)
Pamela: -
Score: 95–58 (max 126)

Round 15: G I V E A I N C H

Tony buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say ACHIEVING which is correct.
Final Score: 105–58 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 6

Pamela:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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