Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

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Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:05 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 13 September 2018.

C1: Champion Dave Ashton (5 wins, 453 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Laura McDonald. An office administrator from Chard, Somerset. Her son is our own Toby McDonald, who of course was the number 2 seed in the last series...., so she's got a lot to live up to. :D :D :D She has had experience though, as she was a contestant in the Des Lynam days of Series 54, losing on her debut to Christine Armstrong.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlie Stayt.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M R P D E U I B T
R02: M Z L O E A T O G
R03: 75, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5. Target: 532.
TTT: THOSEGRIP - "Those who grip it know exactly when to pull it, thanks to this."
R04: L R G I E E L I P
R05: S Y L P O U E T K
R06: 25, 4, 8, 1, 4, 9. Target: 807.
R07: R V S P A O I T A
R08: S R W E I A C O R
R09: 75, 5, 9, 10, 6, 8. Target: 872.
TTT: RUNSEDATE - "He would never run, he was very sedate and did this all the time."
R10: S M R A E U T E J
R11: S S F Q I E U N D
R12: G L W O E I N O T
R13: V D H M A E A F N
R14: 75, 8, 6, 4, 5, 7. Target: 262.
R15: L O A D E D C O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: M R P D E U I B T

Dave: TRUMPED (7)
Laura: PRIMED (6)
DC: UMPIRED (7) BUMPIER (7)
OT: BRUITED (7) DUMPIER (7) IMBRUED (7) IMPUTED (7) TERBIUM (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: M Z L O E A T O G

Dave: GELATO (6)
Laura: GLOOM (5)
DC: GALOOT (6)
OT: ZOOGLEA (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5. Target: 532.

Dave: 534. ((4 + 3) x 75) + 4 + 5 (7)
Laura: 535.
RR: 532. ((5 / 5) + 75) x (4 + 3) (10)
Score: 20–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: THOSEGRIP -> ROPESIGHT

Round 4: L R G I E E L I P

Dave: GRIPE (5)
Laura: piller
DC: GILLIE (6)
OT: GIRLIE (6) GRILLE (6) PELLER (6) PILGER (6) PIRLIE (6) RELLIE (6) RIEGEL (6)
Score: 25–0 (max 30)

Round 5: S Y L P O U E T K

Dave: SLOPE (5)
Laura: POULETS (7)
DC: SPOUT (5) TUPELOS (7)
Score: 25–7 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 4, 8, 1, 4, 9. Target: 807.

Dave: 808. ((4 x 25) + 1) x 8 (7)
Laura: 806. (8 x 4 x 25) + 9 - (4 - 1) (7)
RR: 807. (((25 x 8) + 4) x 4) - 9 (10)
Score: 32–14 (max 47)

Charlie talks about an interview with Stormzy which led to a chart hit :!:

Round 7: R V S P A O I T A

Dave: AVIATORS (8)
Laura: AVIATOR (7)
DC: PIVOTS (6) RASP (4)
Score: 40–14 (max 55)

Round 8: S R W E I A C O R

Dave: WORRIES (7)
Laura: WORRIES (7)
DC: AIRCREWS (8) AIRSCREW (8)
Score: 47–21 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 5, 9, 10, 6, 8. Target: 872.

Dave: 871. ((75 + 5 + 8) x 10) - 9 (7)
Laura: 870.
RR: 872. (((9 - 5) x 10) - 6 + 75) x 8 (10)
Score: 54–21 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: RUNSEDATE -> SAUNTERED

Round 10: S M R A E U T E J

Dave: MATURES (7)
Laura: MATURES (7)
DC: MEASURE (7) MASTER (6) MUSTER (6) JETSAM (6)
OT: AUSTERE (7) RAMJETS (7) RETEAMS (7) STEAMER (7) STRUMAE (7) TEAMERS (7)
Score: 61–28 (max 80)

Round 11: S S F Q I E U N D

Dave: SEQUINS (7)
Laura: FUNDIES (7)
DC: FEUDS (5) INFUSED (7)
OT: INFUSES (7) NIDUSES (7)
Score: 68–35 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tit-for-tat".

Round 12: G L W O E I N O T

Dave: LOOTING (7)
Laura: TOOLING (7)
DC: TOWLINE (7)
OT: LENTIGO (7) LINGTOW (7) TWOONIE (7) WELTING (7) WINGLET (7)
Score: 75–42 (max 94)

Round 13: V D H M A E A F N

Dave: HAVEN (5)
Laura: AHEAD (5)
DC: HEADMAN (7)
Score: 80–47 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 8, 6, 4, 5, 7. Target: 262.

Dave: 260. (4 x 75) - (5 x 8) (7)
Laura: -
RR: 262. ((75 - 8) x 4) - 6 (10)
Score: 87–47 (max 111)

Round 15: L O A D E D C O N

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly solved in the audience by none other than Toby McDonald, was CANOODLED.
Final Score: 87–47 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Laura:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

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