Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)

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Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:49 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 September 2018.

C1: Champion Greg Purling (1 win, 86 points.) A vehicle buyer from Norwich.
C2: Challenger Robin Johnson. A retired man from Wimborne, Dorset. He has been looking up his family history recently.
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M A H T O S A E M
R02: D H O U T D A O L
R03: 75, 8, 4, 3, 2, 9. Target: 413.
TTT: ITASININE - "It definitely describes several asinine remarks."
R04: S U E N F O S E D
R05: R O P M A S I K U
R06: 100, 10, 1, 5, 8, 9. Target: 409.
R07: O L G D E A Z N O
R08: I R D N E I D T E
R09: 25, 6, 1, 4, 6, 10. Target: 438.
TTT: ILLYOUTHS - "Ill-behaved youths tend to act in this sort of way."
R10: N C O S G U E V O
R11: L P E U S J E N I
R12: U L W B O U Q N I
R13: T A R S G E I R G
R14: 50, 2, 6, 8, 6, 3. Target: 773.
R15: P R I C E N T A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: M A H T O S A E M

Greg: hansome
Robin: stomata
DC: SHAME (5) HAMATES (7)
OT: METASOMA (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D H O U T D A O L

Greg: LOUT (4)
Robin: ADULT (5)
DC: ADULTHOOD (18) HOLDOUT (7)
Score: 0–5 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 8, 4, 3, 2, 9. Target: 413.

Greg: -
Robin: -
RR: 413. ((9 - 4) x (75 + 8)) - 2 (10)
Score: 0–5 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ITASININE -> INANITIES

Round 4: S U E N F O S E D

Greg: FOUND (5)
Robin: SOUNDS (6)
DC: FUSSED (6) DEFUSES (7)
OT: DUENESS (7) FONDUES (7)
Score: 0–11 (max 43)

Round 5: R O P M A S I K U

Greg: maouris
Robin: PRAMS (5)
DC: PRISM (5) IMPARKS (7)
OT: MAKORIS (7) MARKUPS (7) RUMAKIS (7)
Score: 0–16 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 10, 1, 5, 8, 9. Target: 409.

Greg: 409. ((5 - 1) x 100) + 9 (10)
Robin: 409. ((5 - 1) x 100) + 9 (10)
Score: 10–26 (max 60)

Janet talks about scaremongering generated in the national press.

Round 7: O L G D E A Z N O

Greg: lagooned
Robin: GLAZED (6)
DC: LAGOON (6) GONDOLA (7) ONGLAZE (7)
OT: ZOOGLEA (7)
Score: 10–32 (max 67)

Round 8: I R D N E I D T E

Greg: TIRED (5)
Robin: TRENDED (7)
DC: DENTED (6) DENDRITE (8)
OT: NIDDERET (8) NITRIDED (8)
Score: 10–39 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 6, 1, 4, 6, 10. Target: 438.

Greg: 435.
Robin: 436. ((((4 - 1) x 6) + 25) x 10) + 6 (7)
RR: 438. ((25 x 6) - 4) x (10 - 6 - 1) (10)
Score: 10–46 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ILLYOUTHS -> LOUTISHLY

Round 10: N C O S G U E V O

Greg: OUNCES (6)
Robin: VOGUES (6)
DC: CONVOS (6) SCUNGE (6)
OT: CONGES (6) COVENS (6) NOOVES (6) VENOUS (6)
Score: 16–52 (max 91)

Round 11: L P E U S J E N I

Greg: SPLINE (6)
Robin: PULSE (5)
DC: LUPINE (6) PENSILE (7)
OT: LINEUPS (7) LUPINES (7) UNPEELS (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 22–52 (max 98)

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

Round 12: U L W B O U Q N I

Greg: unbow
Robin: BLOWN (5)
DC: QUOIN (5) QUIB (4)
OT: QUINOL (6)
Score: 22–57 (max 104)

Round 13: T A R S G E I R G

Greg: TRIGGERS (8)
Robin: TARRIES (7)
DC: STAGGER (7) TAGGERS (7) RAGGIEST (8)
Score: 30–57 (max 112)

Round 14: 50, 2, 6, 8, 6, 3. Target: 773.

Greg: 770. (3 + 2 + 50) x (6 + 8) (7)
Robin: -
RR: 773. (((50 x 8) - (6 + 6)) x 2) - 3 (10)
Score: 37–57 (max 122)

Round 15: P R I C E N T A G

Greg buzzes on 26.5 seconds to say CARPETING which is correct.
Final Score: 47–57 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Greg:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 4

Robin:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

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