Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

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Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4 September 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (6 wins, 543 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Sam Klineberg. A liberal arts student at the University of Birmingham, but is originally from Leeds. He's about to head off to Uruguay to study Spanish at Montevideo University for a year.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D T U A R S I E
R02: C O S M E R O G S
R03: 4, 1, 8, 10, 3, 2. Target: 132.
TTT: ONLUNATIC - "He ranted on and on like a lunatic, there was no sign of it stopping."
R04: D I W A N E R B E
R05: N S M U O T B E O
R06: 100, 6, 3, 5, 1, 6. Target: 593.
R07: H G T A E F H O E
R08: T I L D A U P L I
R09: 1, 9, 4, 10, 1, 6. Target: 914.
TTT: LOVETEDDY - "The little girl loved her teddy, and cuddled it this way every bedtime."
R10: N A S K E X S I T
R11: L L D E A V P I E
R12: T A D E R Y O A G
R13: T Q L I U D E F A
R14: 25, 2, 9, 5, 4, 6. Target: 393.
R15: E V I L B I N G E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D T U A R S I E

Tony: TRAIPSED (8)
Sam: SPURTED (7)
DC: UPRAISED (8) PASTURED (8)
OT: DISPUTER (8) STUPIDER (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: C O S M E R O G S

Tony: GROOMS (6)
Sam: GROOMS (6)
DC: SCORES (6) OGRESS (6)
OT: ROMESCOS (8) SMOOGERS (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 4, 1, 8, 10, 3, 2. Target: 132.

Tony: 132. ((8 + 4 + 1) x 10) + 2 (10)
Sam: 132. ((8 + 4 + 1) x 10) + 2 (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ONLUNATIC -> CONTINUAL

Round 4: D I W A N E R B E

Tony: BRAINED (7)
Sam: BRAINED (7)
DC: BANDIER (7) BENDIER (7)
OT: BAWDIER (7) BEADIER (7) BEARDIE (7) INBREED (7) WEARIED (7) WEBINAR (7) WIDENER (7)
Score: 31–23 (max 33)

Round 5: N S M U O T B E O

Tony: MOUNTS (6)
Sam: MOUNTS (6)
DC: MOONSET (7)
OT: SONOTUBE (8)
Score: 37–29 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 6, 3, 5, 1, 6. Target: 593.

Tony: 593. (100 x 6) - 6 - 1 (10)
Sam: 593. (100 x 6) - 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 47–39 (max 51)

Mark talks about etiquette and sportsmanship in modern-day sport.

Round 7: H G T A E F H O E

Tony: HEATH (5)
Sam: GOATEE (6)
Score: 47–45 (max 57)

Round 8: T I L D A U P L I

Tony: ADULT (5)
Sam: PLAUDIT (7)
Score: 47–52 (max 64)

Round 9: 1, 9, 4, 10, 1, 6. Target: 914.

Tony: 911. ((((6 + 4) x 9) + 1) x 10) + 1 (7)
Sam: 916. Mistake in working.
RR: "2 away" (although 916 is actually impossible). (7)
OT: 912. (10 + 9) x 6 x 4 x (1 + 1) (7)
Score: 54–52 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: LOVETEDDY -> DEVOTEDLY

Round 10: N A S K E X S I T

Tony: INTAKES (7)
Sam: SNAKIEST (8)
OT: SEXTAINS (8)
Score: 54–60 (max 79)

Round 11: L L D E A V P I E

Tony: PALLID (6)
Sam: pailed
DC: VEILED (6)
OT: AEDILE (6) ALIPED (6) ALLIDE (6) ALLIED (6) LEAPED (6) LEAVED (6) LEVADE (6) LEVIED (6) PAIDLE (6) PALLED (6) PALLIE (6) PEALED (6) PEDIAL (6) PELADE (6) PILLED (6) PLEIAD (6) VAILED (6) VIELLE (6)
Score: 60–60 (max 85)

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

Round 12: T A D E R Y O A G

Tony: GRATED (6)
Sam: groated
DC: GROAT (5) TRAGEDY (7)
OT: ADROGATE (8)
Score: 66–60 (max 93)

Round 13: T Q L I U D E F A

Tony: QUILTED (7)
Sam: QUILTED (7)
DC: DILUTE (6) TEQUILA (7) LIQUATED (8)
Score: 73–67 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 2, 9, 5, 4, 6. Target: 393.

Tony: 394. ((9 + 5 + 2) x 25) - 6 (7)
Sam: 394. ((9 + 5 + 2) x 25) - 6 (7)
RR: 393. ((25 x 5) + 6) x (9 - 4 - 2) (10)
Score: 80–74 (max 111)

Round 15: E V I L B I N G E

Tony buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say BELIEVING which is correct.
Final Score: 90–74 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

Sam:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 6

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