Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

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Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 29 August 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (2 wins, 203 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Joe Sinclair. A writer and publisher from Bromley, Greater London. He used to work in the shipping industry working all over the world. He has had 15 works of his published in various different genres.
DC: Susie Dent and Anne Hegerty.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T Y P E I G D U B
R02: H I D E Q N I U G
R03: 3, 2, 9, 1, 8, 1. Target: 460.
TTT: EVEDINING - "Eve will be dining on king prawns, once she's finished preparing them."
R04: R E P N I R S O N
R05: S G P E A L W E L
R06: 100, 7, 6, 3, 9, 8. Target: 267.
R07: S T B A E V T I R
R08: L C O M A O S N U
R09: 1, 3, 3, 6, 10, 9. Target: 607.
TTT: PICKSLUTE - "He picks away at the lute strings, he's so very brave."
R10: V E R M A T S O I
R11: H P T A U L F A O
R12: T N E O R M E R O
R13: D N S A E D N A U
R14: 50, 7, 8, 6, 3, 9. Target: 670.
R15: H A M F O R U S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T Y P E I G D U B

Tony: DEPUTY (6)
Joe: BUDGET (6)
DC: UBIETY (6) BUDGIE (6)
OT: DUBIETY (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: H I D E Q N I U G

Tony: HIDING (6)
Joe: HINGED (6)
OT: QUINIDE (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 3, 2, 9, 1, 8, 1. Target: 460.

Tony: 460. (((8 x 2) + 1) x 3 x 9) + 1 (10)
Joe: 450.
Score: 22–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: EVEDINING -> DEVEINING

Round 4: R E P N I R S O N

Tony: PRISONER (8)
Joe: PRISONER (8)
DC: PENSION (7)
Score: 30–20 (max 32)

Round 5: S G P E A L W E L

Tony: WEASEL (6)
Joe: PLEAS (5)
DC: PELAGE (6) pelages
OT: ALLEGES (7) PEGALLS (7)
Score: 36–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 7, 6, 3, 9, 8. Target: 267.

Tony: 267. (3 x 100) - ((6 x 7) - 9) (10)
Joe: 267. (3 x 100) - ((6 x 7) - 9) (10)
Score: 46–30 (max 49)

Anne talks about taking on a chimpanzee in an intelligence test, and coming 2nd.... :P :P

Round 7: S T B A E V T I R

Tony: BRAVEST (7)
Joe: BRAVEST (7)
DC: TASTIER (7) VIBRATES (8)
OT: BIRETTAS (8)
Score: 53–37 (max 57)

Round 8: L C O M A O S N U

Tony: SALOON (6)
Joe: LOCOMAN (7)
OT: MONAULOS (8)
Score: 53–44 (max 65)

Round 9: 1, 3, 3, 6, 10, 9. Target: 607.

Tony: 606. (6 x 10 x (9 + 1)) + 3 + 3 (7)
Joe: 606. (6 x 10 x (9 + 1)) + 3 + 3 (7)
Score: 60–51 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: PICKSLUTE -> PLUCKIEST

Round 10: V E R M A T S O I

Tony: MOTIVES (7)
Joe: STREAM (6)
DC: ATOMISER (8) VOTARIES (8) OVERMAST (8) AMORTISE (8)
OT: REVOMITS (8) VOMITERS (8)
Score: 67–51 (max 80)

Round 11: H P T A U L F A O

Tony: uphaul
Joe: FAULT (5)
DC: HATFUL (6) AFLOAT (6)
OT: OATHFUL (7)
Score: 67–56 (max 87)

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

Round 12: T N E O R M E R O

Tony: MENTOR (6)
Joe: REMOTE (6)
DC: REMOTER (7) MOONER (6)
OT: TERMONER (8)
Score: 73–62 (max 95)

Round 13: D N S A E D N A U

Tony: SUDDEN (6)
Joe: unsanded
DC: SUNDAE (6) NAUSEA (6)
OT: DUENNAS (7) SAUDADE (7)
Score: 79–62 (max 102)

Round 14: 50, 7, 8, 6, 3, 9. Target: 670.

Tony: 670. ((7 + 6) x 50) + 9 + 8 + 3 (10)
Joe: -
Score: 89–62 (max 112)

Round 15: H A M F O R U S E

Tony buzzes on 13.5 seconds to say FARMHOUSE which is correct. (Unfortunately, as Tony buzzed in, Joe shouted out the answer, as he admitted that he actually forgot to press his buzzer... :oops: :oops: )
Final Score: 99–62 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 6

Joe:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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