Wednesday 10th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 74)

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Wednesday 10th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 74)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 10 October 2018.

C1: Champion Mike Daysley (5 wins, 511 points.) An accounts assistant from Hull.
C2: Challenger Chris Allen. A retired administrator from Crynant, West Glamorgan. He loves country music and has been to the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee on numerous occasions.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I A S N G U A H
R02: W T G E A P R E I
R03: 75, 7, 3, 10, 5, 8. Target: 116.
TTT: CANALLUDE - "The name of this plant can allude to it being around for the whole year."
R04: G F S O A O P W E
R05: B A I F C E Y D A
R06: 100, 50, 6, 3, 10, 3. Target: 937.
R07: Z R I E S N T A S
R08: N R P O E M G U O
R09: 100, 75, 5, 3, 7, 9. Target: 840.
TTT: TURNMEDIA - "She thought deeply about things while chewing grass."
R10: L D S I A D E H I
R11: T A I M N X O E C
R12: P S N U A I K R E
R13: T O E J D I M A R
R14: 75, 25, 5, 3, 9, 10. Target: 650.
R15: E M E T I C T O M (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I A S N G U A H

Mike: AGAINST (7)
Chris: HAUNTS (6)
DC: ANGUISH (7) IGUANAS (7)
OT: ANTHIAS (7) GITANAS (7) HASTING (7) NAUGHTS (7) SHAITAN (7) TAHINAS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: W T G E A P R E I

Mike: REPEAT (6)
Chris: REPEAT (6)
DC: WIRETAP (7) PEATIER (7)
OT: PETIGREW (8)
Score: 13–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 7, 3, 10, 5, 8. Target: 116.

Mike: 116. (8 x 5) + 75 + ((7 + 3) / 10) (10)
Chris: 113.
Score: 23–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: CANALLUDE -> CALENDULA

Round 4: G F S O A O P W E

Mike: SWOOP (5)
Chris: GOOFS (5)
DC: GOOSE (5) SWAGE (5)
OT: OPGAFS (6) POGOES (6) SPOOGE (6)
Score: 28–11 (max 31)

Round 5: B A I F C E Y D A

Mike: FACED (5)
Chris: FACED (5)
DC: BIFACE (6) bifaced
OT: ACEDIA (6) FACADE (6)
Score: 33–16 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 50, 6, 3, 10, 3. Target: 937.

Mike: 937. ((3 + 6) x 100) + 50 - (10 + 3) (10)
Chris: 937. ((3 + 6) x 100) + 50 - (10 + 3) (10)
Score: 43–26 (max 47)

Richard talks about going to Majorca to cover Love Island.

Round 7: Z R I E S N T A S

Mike: STRAINS (7)
Chris: STRAINS (7)
DC: STAINERS (8) RESTAINS (8)
OT: ARTINESS (8) RETSINAS (8) RETZIANS (8) STARNIES (8)
Score: 50–33 (max 55)

Round 8: N R P O E M G U O

Mike: MORGUE (6)
Chris: GROUP (5)
DC: GUNROOM (7)
OT: MEROGON (7) MURGEON (7) POMERON (7)
Score: 56–33 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 75, 5, 3, 7, 9. Target: 840.

Mike: 840. (100 x 9) - 75 + (5 x 3) (10)
Chris: 841.
Score: 66–33 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: TURNMEDIA -> RUMINATED

Round 10: L D S I A D E H I

Mike: LASHED (6)
Chris: LADDIES (7)
DC: LADDISH (7)
OT: DAILIES (7) HALIDES (7) LIAISED (7) SEDILIA (7)
Score: 66–40 (max 79)

Round 11: T A I M N X O E C

Mike: NOTICE (6)
Chris: MANIC (5)
DC: EXACTION (8) MANIOC (6)
OT: MACONITE (8) NOEMATIC (8) TOXAEMIC (8)
Score: 72–40 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words where the words have been altered thanks to the pronunciation of it.

Round 12: P S N U A I K R E

Mike: UPRISEN (7)
Chris: PUNKERS (7)
DC: SPANKER (7) SPUNKIER (8) PUNKIER (7)
OT: UNPRAISE (8)
Score: 79–47 (max 95)

Round 13: T O E J D I M A R

Mike: MOATED (6)
Chris: MATIER (6)
DC: MORDITA (7) MEDIATOR (8)
OT: MAJORITE (8)
Score: 85–53 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 25, 5, 3, 9, 10. Target: 650.

Mike: 650. (75 x 9) - 25 (10)
Chris: 650. (10 x 75) - ((9 - 5) x 25) (10)
Score: 95–63 (max 113)

Round 15: E M E T I C T O M

Chris buzzes on 16.5 seconds to say COMMITTEE which is correct.
Final Score: 95–73 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Mike:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

Chris:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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