Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)

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Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:51 pm

After the 2 near misses at the start of the series, are we now about to have back-to-back octochamps :?: :?:

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 September 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (7 wins, 633 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Duncan Hill. A heating engineer from Brixham, Devon. He once sang and danced to the Frozen hit song "Let It Go" whilst installing some heating in a flat, and had 2 window cleaners give him a standing ovation! :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V S L E U Q L O I
R02: D E N L A I W S P
R03: 10, 5, 4, 8, 5, 7. Target: 931.
TTT: FINEATOMS - "Honesty might be the best policy, but this is full of them."
R04: C G O E P N B I X
R05: D S T E A D D E O
R06: 50, 25, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 460.
R07: R L Y U E T R I A
R08: S F E O M T B A O
R09: 3, 9, 9, 6, 1, 2. Target: 267.
TTT: TIPSLATER - "I'll count my tips later, but chicken feed springs to mind."
R10: S K I E A D L T S
R11: R G T A U M P E A
R12: G H E E A D T N I
R13: T R H U I C M A O
R14: 100, 50, 10, 3, 1, 4. Target: 607.
R15: U P D A T E E R R (conundrum)


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Round 1: V S L E U Q L O I

Tony: QUILLS (6)
Duncan: lovies
DC: OLIVES (6)
OT: VILLOSE (7) VILLOUS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D E N L A I W S P

Tony: SWINDLE (7)
Duncan: SPANIEL (7)
DC: SPAWNED (7) DENIALS (7) DEWLAPS (7)
OT: PINWALES (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 10, 5, 4, 8, 5, 7. Target: 931.

Tony: -
Duncan: -
RR: 930/932. (7)
OT: 930. ((5 x 5 x 4) - 7) x 10 (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: FINEATOMS -> MANIFESTO

Round 4: C G O E P N B I X

Tony: COPING (6)
Duncan: BOXING (6)
DC: PEGBOX (6)
OT: BIOGEN (6) BONXIE (6) COXING (6) EXONIC (6) ICEBOX (6) PICONG (6) PIGEON (6)
Score: 19–13 (max 28)

Round 5: D S T E A D D E O

Tony: STEAD (5)
Duncan: DEADEST (7)
DC: SEDATED (7)
Score: 19–20 (max 35)

Round 6: 50, 25, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 460.

Tony: 460. (50 - 4) x 10 (10)
Duncan: 460. (50 - 4) x 10 (10)
Score: 29–30 (max 45)

Mark talks about technological troubles.

Round 7: R L Y U E T R I A

Tony: TRAILER (7)
Duncan: REALITY (7)
DC: RETRIAL (7)
OT: LITERARY (8) RURALITE (8) RURALITY (8)
Score: 36–37 (max 53)

Round 8: S F E O M T B A O

Tony: TOMBS (5)
Duncan: BOATS (5)
DC: BEAST (5) FATSO (5)
OT: FEMBOTS (7) OSTEOMA (7)
Score: 41–42 (max 60)

Round 9: 3, 9, 9, 6, 1, 2. Target: 267.

Tony: 267. ((9 + 1) x (6 / 2) x 9) - 3 (10)
Duncan: 268.
Score: 51–42 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: TIPSLATER -> PALTRIEST

Round 10: S K I E A D L T S

Tony: LADIES (6)
Duncan: DETAILS (7)
DC: TALKIES (7) SALTIES (7)
OT: ALSIKES (7) DELISTS (7) DESALTS (7) DILATES (7) STALKED (7)
Score: 51–49 (max 77)

Round 11: R G T A U M P E A

Tony: TEMPURA (7)
Duncan: RAMPAGE (7)
DC: TRUMP (5) MARGATE (7)
OT: AGERATUM (8)
Score: 58–56 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "in a pickle".

Round 12: G H E E A D T N I

Tony: HEADING (7)
Duncan: HEATING (7)
DC: HEEDING (7) NEGATED (7)
OT: ENDGATE (7) HEADTIE (7) NEIGHED (7) NETHEAD (7) NIGHTED (7) THEEING (7)
Score: 65–63 (max 92)

Round 13: T R H U I C M A O

Tony: CHARIOT (7)
Duncan: ATRIUM (6)
DC: HAIRCUT (7) OUTCHARM (8)
OT: OUTMARCH (8)
Score: 72–63 (max 100)

Round 14: 100, 50, 10, 3, 1, 4. Target: 607.

Tony: 607. (((50 / 10) + 1) x 100) + 4 + 3 (10)
Duncan: 607. ((100 + 50) x 4) + 10 - 3 (10)
Score: 82–73 (max 110)

Round 15: U P D A T E E R R

No one buzzes. The answer was DEPARTURE.
Final Score: 82–73 (max 120)

So, Tony might've missed the conundrum, but he's an octochamp, and his 715 points take him to the #1 spot on the leaderboard :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 5

Duncan:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 6

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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