Friday 21st September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 61)

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Friday 21st September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 21 September 2018.

C1: Champion Robin Johnson (1 win, 57 points.) A retired man from Wimborne, Dorset.
C2: Challenger Chris Hague. A retired business analyst from Ightham, Kent.
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G S A I D A L H O
R02: M Z E T A C E W L
R03: 25, 5, 3, 6, 3, 7. Target: 374.
TTT: MANSTITLE - "This man's title is all about extraordinary powers of the mind."
R04: M U N O S A F L M
R05: G R U O E T N W A
R06: 7, 9, 10, 8, 5, 9. Target: 829.
R07: L T M E O N X I S
R08: R T E A R S E G I
R09: 75, 1, 7, 8, 2, 4. Target: 255.
TTT: CANENTIRE - "You can eat the entire thing, just not the stone."
R10: N E S N I A S R E
R11: D A O A R B D U T
R12: H G O E R I P B U
R13: R F E A R V E D P
R14: 1, 5, 8, 7, 9, 6. Target: 714.
R15: E U R O M P I I S (conundrum)


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Round 1: G S A I D A L H O

Robin: DAHLIAS (7)
Chris: ADAGIOS (7)
DC: GALOSH (6) HIDALGOS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: M Z E T A C E W L

Robin: METAL (5)
Chris: CAMEL (5)
DC: CLEAT (5) TEAZEL (6)
OT: ACTEME (6) ECZEMA (6) MECATE (6) TEAZLE (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 5, 3, 6, 3, 7. Target: 374.

Robin: 374. (3 x 5 x 25) - (7 - 6) (10)
Chris: 374. (3 x 5 x 25) - (7 - 6) (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MANSTITLE -> MENTALIST

Round 4: M U N O S A F L M

Robin: FAMOUS (6)
Chris: soulman
DC: SNAFU (5)
OT: MOANFUL (7) SOLANUM (7)
Score: 28–22 (max 31)

Round 5: G R U O E T N W A

Robin: OUTRAGE (7)
Chris: OUTRAGE (7)
DC: OUTRANGE (8)
Score: 35–29 (max 39)

Round 6: 7, 9, 10, 8, 5, 9. Target: 829.

Robin: 830. (9 x 9 x 10) + 8 + 7 + 5 (7)
Chris: 830. (9 x 9 x 10) + 8 + 7 + 5 (7)
RR: 829. ((8 + 5) x 7 x 9) + 10 (10)
Score: 42–36 (max 49)

Janet talks about research regarding children playing outside.

Round 7: L T M E O N X I S

Robin: MOTELS (6)
Chris: EXTOLS (6)
DC: MOXIE (5)
OT: MOLINETS (8)
Score: 48–42 (max 57)

Round 8: R T E A R S E G I

Robin: GREASIER (8)
Chris: TARRIES (7)
DC: REGRATES (8)
OT: ARTERIES (8) REGISTER (8)
Score: 56–42 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 1, 7, 8, 2, 4. Target: 255.

Robin: 255. (4 x 75) - ((8 + 1) x (7 - 2)) (10)
Chris: 255. (75 + 2 + 8) x (4 - 1) (10)
Score: 66–52 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: CANENTIRE -> NECTARINE

Round 10: N E S N I A S R E

Robin: SINNERS (7)
Chris: inaner
DC: INANE (5) ANSERINE (8)
OT: ENSNARES (8) NEARNESS (8)
Score: 73–52 (max 83)

Round 11: D A O A R B D U T

Robin: ABOARD (6)
Chris: BROAD (5)
DC: DOUBT (5) radar ABROAD (6)
OT: AUTORAD (7)
Score: 79–52 (max 90)

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

Round 12: H G O E R I P B U

Robin: brough
Chris: GROUPIE (7)
DC: BOUGH (5) BROGUE (6) PIROGUE (7)
OT: BOURGIE (7) ROUGHIE (7)
Score: 79–59 (max 97)

Round 13: R F E A R V E D P

Robin: DEPRAVE (7)
Chris: FEVER (5)
DC: PERVADER (8)
OT: PREFADER (8)
Score: 86–59 (max 105)

Round 14: 1, 5, 8, 7, 9, 6. Target: 714.

Robin: -
Chris: 713. ((8 x 9) x (6 + 5 - 1)) - 7 (7)
RR: 714. (8 + 9) x 6 x 7 (10)
Score: 86–66 (max 115)

Round 15: E U R O M P I I S

No one buzzes. The answer (solved just after the time by Chris) was IMPERIOUS.
Final Score: 86–66 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Robin:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

Chris:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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