Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

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Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 6 September 2018.

C1: Challenger Dave Ashton. A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside. He's a big rugby league fan, and unsurprisingly supports St. Helens.
C2: Challenger Joe Harris. A healthcare consultant from Deal, Kent. He's about to go into a career in "Fake News" for a paper called the East Kent Mockery.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W N J N E O U P M
R02: R E N O S G I T E
R03: 50, 9, 5, 4, 2, 8. Target: 670.
TTT: NICESTBOY - "He wasn't the nicest boy, he was prone to using this when speaking."
R04: R A N S E R U Z V
R05: R S R F A I O M E
R06: 75, 3, 8, 7, 10, 4. Target: 548.
R07: G S L T E A O R E
R08: D A P S U T D I O
R09: 100, 8, 7, 9, 10, 1. Target: 375.
TTT: PIGTRADER - "You need to try and find out what gave Alan the bird."
R10: K E T I G L A F S
R11: Y S W B O A E D R
R12: T O N D U Q D A E
R13: R T L O I A H B E
R14: 25, 75, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 244.
R15: O R F U L D A V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: W N J N E O U P M

Dave: NOUN (4)
Joe: NOUN (4)
DC: UNOPEN (6)
OT: MUNJON (6) UNMOWN (6)
Score: 4–4 (max 6)

Round 2: R E N O S G I T E

Dave: STEERING (8)
Joe: STEERING (8)
DC: INTEGERS (8)
OT: EGESTION (8) GENITORS (8) REESTING (8) REINGEST (8) ROSETING (8) SEROTINE (8) TRIGONES (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 9, 5, 4, 2, 8. Target: 670.

Dave: 670. ((9 + 4) x 50) + ((5 x 8) / 2) (10)
Joe: 669.
Score: 22–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NICESTBOY -> OBSCENITY

Round 4: R A N S E R U Z V

Dave: NURSER (6)
Joe: RAVENS (6)
DC: RAVERS (6)
OT: AZURES (6) NAEVUS (6) RASURE (6) RAZERS (6) RERUNS (6) RUNERS (6) SNARER (6) SUAVER (6)
Score: 28–18 (max 30)

Round 5: R S R F A I O M E

Dave: REFORMS (7)
Joe: REFORMS (7)
DC: MARRIES (7) FARMERS (7) FOAMIER (7) ARMOIRES (8)
OT: AERIFORM (8) FIREARMS (8) FOREARMS (8)
Score: 35–25 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 3, 8, 7, 10, 4. Target: 548.

Dave: 548. ((75 - (3 x 7)) x 10) + 8 (10)
Joe: 540.
Score: 45–25 (max 48)

Mark talks about some famous sporting epitaphs.

Round 7: G S L T E A O R E

Dave: GLOATERS (8)
Joe: GLOATERS (8)
DC: GELATOS (7) LEGATORS (8) AGLETS (6)
OT: AEROGELS (8) OLEASTER (8)
Score: 53–33 (max 56)

Round 8: D A P S U T D I O

Dave: STUDIO (6)
Joe: AUDITS (6)
DC: PATIOS (6)
OT: ADIPOUS (7) UTOPIAS (7)
Score: 59–39 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 8, 7, 9, 10, 1. Target: 375.

Dave: -
Joe: -
RR: 375. ((10 - 7) x (100 + 1)) + (9 x 8) (10)
Score: 59–39 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: PIGTRADER -> PARTRIDGE

Round 10: K E T I G L A F S

Dave: FLAKIEST (8)
Joe: FLAKIEST (8)
DC: LIGATES (7)
Score: 67–47 (max 81)

Round 11: Y S W B O A E D R

Dave: BROADS (6)
Joe: SWAYED (6)
DC: BOARDS (6) BOWERS (6) BODYWEAR (8)
OT: BODYWEARS (18)
Score: 73–53 (max 99)

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

Round 12: T O N D U Q D A E

Dave: DATED (5)
Joe: DONUT (5)
DC: QUOTED (6) DAUNTED (7)
OT: DONATED (7) DUODENA (7) UNDATED (7)
Score: 78–58 (max 106)

Round 13: R T L O I A H B E

Dave: BLATHER (7)
Joe: LOITER (6)
DC: RETAIL (6) ORBITAL (7) BLOATER (7)
OT: AEROLITH (8) ORBITALE (8)
Score: 85–58 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 75, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 244.

Dave: 244. (3 x 75) + 25 - 5 - 1 (10)
Joe: 244. Mistake in working.
Score: 95–58 (max 124)

Round 15: O R F U L D A V E

Joe buzzes on 8.5 seconds to say FLAVOURED which is correct.
Final Score: 95–68 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

Joe:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

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