Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

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Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 31 August 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (4 wins, 392 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Nick Fisk. A sales collector from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He runs a charity which makes bags of sweets for charity shops.
DC: Susie Dent and Anne Hegerty.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T B N O A S F I A
R02: T C D O E O N J A
R03: 8, 9, 5, 2, 1, 4. Target: 614.
TTT: ANURECIPE - "She's keen to taste a new recipe everyday, she adores her food."
R04: P D T E A E F I D
R05: G T X U A H T E P
R06: 50, 25, 100, 1, 7, 8. Target: 480.
R07: R L S U A K C E A
R08: M D P I A I A G W
R09: 9, 7, 3, 5, 1, 4. Target: 970.
TTT: RITASLIFE - "Rita's life was getting harder, she was stricken by certain weaknesses."
R10: R N T U O E N R A
R11: S T S I O T M I E
R12: R S R M A I U R O
R13: Q R L E O D S E G
R14: 75, 100, 50, 25, 9, 8. Target: 529.
R15: B I G B R E A S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T B N O A S F I A

Tony: BASTION (7)
Nick: BASTION (7)
DC: fatbison
OT: ABATONS (7) ABSTAIN (7) OBTAINS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T C D O E O N J A

Tony: COATED (6)
Nick: COATED (6)
DC: ODONATE (7) JACONET (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 8, 9, 5, 2, 1, 4. Target: 614.

Tony: 612. Mistake in working.
Nick: -
RR: 614. ((((8 x 9) + 5) x 4) - 1) x 2 (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ANURECIPE -> EPICUREAN

Round 4: P D T E A E F I D

Tony: DEFEAT (6)
Nick: DEFEAT (6)
OT: IDEATED (7)
Score: 19–19 (max 31)

Round 5: G T X U A H T E P

Tony: PATH (4)
Nick: TAUGHT (6)
DC: AUGHT (5)
OT: PETTAH (6)
Score: 19–25 (max 37)

Round 6: 50, 25, 100, 1, 7, 8. Target: 480.

Tony: 476. (8 x 50) + 100 - 25 + 1 (7)
Nick: 475.
RR: 480. ((100 / 25) + 7 - 1 + 50) x 8 (10)
Score: 26–25 (max 47)

Anne talks about going to the launderette and being intercepted by a "mugger".

Round 7: R L S U A K C E A

Tony: SLACKER (7)
Nick: SLACKER (7)
DC: SUCKLER (7) CAULKERS (8) CAESURAL (8)
OT: RECAULKS (8)
Score: 33–32 (max 55)

Round 8: M D P I A I A G W

Tony: PAID (4)
Nick: digipad
DC: GAWP (4)
OT: AGAMID (6) MIGAWD (6)
Score: 37–32 (max 61)

Round 9: 9, 7, 3, 5, 1, 4. Target: 970.

Tony: -
Nick: -
RR: 970. ((7 x 3 x 9) + 1 + 4) x 5 (10)
Score: 37–32 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: RITASLIFE -> FRAILTIES

Round 10: R N T U O E N R A

Tony: RETURN (6)
Nick: RUNNER (6)
DC: NEUTRON (7) ORNATURE (8)
Score: 43–38 (max 79)

Round 11: S T S I O T M I E

Tony: MOISTEST (8)
Nick: MOIST (5)
DC: MITOSIS (7)
OT: MISTIEST (8) OSTEITIS (8) TIMEISTS (8)
Score: 51–38 (max 87)

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

Round 12: R S R M A I U R O

Tony: ARMOUR (6)
Nick: ROARS (5)
DC: ARMOURS (7)
OT: ORARIUMS (8) ROSARIUM (8)
Score: 57–38 (max 95)

Round 13: Q R L E O D S E G

Tony: LODGERS (7)
Nick: SOLDER (6)
DC: RELODGES (8)
Score: 64–38 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 100, 50, 25, 9, 8. Target: 529.

Tony: 529. (9 x 50) + 75 + (100 / 25) (10)
Nick: 525.
Score: 74–38 (max 113)

Round 15: B I G B R E A S T

Tony buzzes on 7 seconds to say GRABBIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 84–38 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Nick:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

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