Wednesday 12th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 55)

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Wednesday 12th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 55)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:25 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 September 2018.

C1: Champion Dave Ashton (4 wins, 366 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Kim Wilson. A retired civil servant from West Kirby, Merseyside. She likes crown green bowling and swimming, and is joining the University of the Third Age.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlie Stayt.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M S C N O E U T A
R02: P W D J O A E P X
R03: 50, 1, 4, 8, 10, 6. Target: 259.
TTT: SMILEDHUG - "The fighter hugged his opponent and smiled, before taking this out."
R04: L N P Z I O E B A
R05: M F S D A I E T R
R06: 100, 25, 9, 5, 9, 3. Target: 516.
R07: T C P R A O A W O
R08: G L N R E A E H O
R09: 75, 7, 5, 3, 10, 7. Target: 957.
TTT: IRISHDEAL - "Everyone kept telling her to get a grip, but she got this instead."
R10: V S T R E I U A Y
R11: H T B N O E O R D
R12: M R D L I U E E G
R13: S L N Q A I E T A
R14: 25, 75, 9, 6, 6, 4. Target: 462.
R15: G A R Y O R T I M (conundrum)


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Round 1: M S C N O E U T A

Dave: AMOUNTS (7)
Kim: COUNTS (6)
DC: MOUSE (5) COSTUME (7) CONTUSE (7) SEAMOUNT (8)
OT: MUCONATES (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: P W D J O A E P X

Dave: WAXED (5)
Kim: spewed
DC: DOPE (4) POPE (4) JAPED (5) JAPPED (6)
OT: WAXPOD (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 24)

Round 3: 50, 1, 4, 8, 10, 6. Target: 259.

Dave: 258. ((4 + 1) x 50) + 8 (7)
Kim: 258. Mistake in working.
RR: 259. (4 x 50) + (6 x 10) - 1 (10)
Score: 19–0 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: SMILEDHUG -> GUMSHIELD

Round 4: L N P Z I O E B A

Dave: balonie
Kim: PLAIN (5)
DC: LANE (4) BLAZON (6) OPINABLE (8)
Score: 19–5 (max 42)

Round 5: M F S D A I E T R

Dave: STRAFED (7)
Kim: FASTER (6)
DC: SITED (5) SIDEARM (7) TIRADES (7) MARDIEST (8)
OT: MISFARED (8) MISRATED (8) READMITS (8)
Score: 26–5 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 25, 9, 5, 9, 3. Target: 516.

Dave: 516. (5 x 100) + 25 - 9 (10)
Kim: -
Score: 36–5 (max 60)

Charlie talks about interviewing Jeff Goldblum.

Round 7: T C P R A O A W O

Dave: croop
Kim: PORT (4)
DC: POOR (4) POORT (5) COWPAT (6)
OT: CAPTOR (6) CARTOP (6) PROACT (6)
Score: 36–9 (max 66)

Round 8: G L N R E A E H O

Dave: GENERAL (7)
Kim: HEALER (6)
DC: REAL (4) HALOGEN (7) GLEANER (7)
OT: AEROGEL (7) EARHOLE (7) ENLARGE (7) ERELONG (7) LEGHORN (7) LEHENGA (7)
Score: 43–9 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 7, 5, 3, 10, 7. Target: 957.

Dave: 958. (((3 x 7) + 75) x 10) - (7 - 5) (7)
Kim: -
RR: 957. (75 + 5 + 7) x ((7 x 3) - 10) (10)
Score: 50–9 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: IRISHDEAL -> HAIRSLIDE

Round 10: V S T R E I U A Y

Dave: ESTUARY (7)
Kim: ESTUARY (7)
DC: RUES (4) VARIETY (7) VESTIARY (spelt as VESTUARY on the board.... :roll: :oops: ) (8) VESTRY (6)
Score: 57–16 (max 91)

Round 11: H T B N O E O R D

Dave: THRONED (7)
Kim: THRONED (7)
DC: BONED (5) THORNED (7)
OT: THEORBO (7) THONDER (7)
Score: 64–23 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "six and half a dozen".

Round 12: M R D L I U E E G

Dave: LEDGER (6)
Kim: DELUGE (6)
DC: REEL (4) DEMIURGE (8)
Score: 70–29 (max 106)

Round 13: S L N Q A I E T A

Dave: SALIENT (7)
Kim: ENTAILS (7)
DC: SALINATE (8)
OT: NASTALIQ (8)
Score: 77–36 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 75, 9, 6, 6, 4. Target: 462.

Dave: 462. (6 - 4 + 75) x 6 (10)
Kim: -
Score: 87–36 (max 124)

Round 15: G A R Y O R T I M

No one buzzes. The answer was MIGRATORY.
Final Score: 87–36 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Kim:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 54
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 40
Total average score per round - 2.4
Raw average score per round - 3.6
Number of maxes - 1

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