Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

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Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:15 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 October 2018.

C1: Champion Mike Daysley (6 wins, 606 points.) An accounts assistant from Hull.
C2: Challenger Lee Bettinson. A senior customer relations officer from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. He likes his music and is a big fan of the Top 40 charts.
DC: Susie Dent and Clive Anderson, making his DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W F E A N P E Y I
R02: D O L E O X L M A
R03: 100, 1, 1, 4, 7, 9. Target: 738.
TTT: LOCALTREE - "If you're allowed to vote, you could be on a bit of a roll."
R04: H O A S U G V O S
R05: D E U W N P A U S
R06: 100, 3, 10, 8, 8, 4. Target: 772.
R07: R E B T O S R E I
R08: N E U G O R E T L
R09: 75, 8, 3, 6, 8, 9. Target: 582.
TTT: ITUCKFARE - "I tuck into all the fare at the buffet, including a large slice of this."
R10: O P E M N R E D U
R11: M I H S E D B I A
R12: T O D E R L A D I
R13: T O F R O R Z U C
R14: 100, 1, 8, 1, 6, 2. Target: 834.
R15: M A L T U N I T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: W F E A N P E Y I

Mike: WEENY (5)
Lee: WIFEY (5)
OT: AINEE (5) EPENA (5) NEFIE (5) NEWIE (5) PAYEE (5) PINEY (5) WANEY (5) WEEPY (5) WINEY (5)
Score: 5–5 (max 5)

Round 2: D O L E O X L M A

Mike: LOOMED (6)
Lee: LOOMED (6)
DC: MODELLO (7)
Score: 11–11 (max 12)

Round 3: 100, 1, 1, 4, 7, 9. Target: 738.

Mike: 738. (9 x 4) + 1 + 1 + (7 x 100) (10)
Lee: 738. (9 x 4) + 1 + 1 + (7 x 100) (10)
Score: 21–21 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: LOCALTREE -> ELECTORAL

Round 4: H O A S U G V O S

Mike: SHAGS (5)
Lee: shugs
DC: VAGUS (5)
OT: HAUGOS (6) SOUGHS (6)
Score: 26–21 (max 28)

Round 5: D E U W N P A U S

Mike: SPAWNED (7)
Lee: SPAWNED (7)
DC: UNPAUSED (8)
Score: 33–28 (max 36)

Round 6: 100, 3, 10, 8, 8, 4. Target: 772.

Mike: 772. (100 x 8) - (3 x 10) + (8 / 4) (10)
Lee: 772. (8 x 100) - (8 x 3) - 4 (10)
Score: 43–38 (max 46)

Clive talks about talks about interviewing Richard Branson, and having a glass of water chucked on him. :lol: :lol:

Round 7: R E B T O S R E I

Mike: strober
Lee: besties
DC: ORBITERS (8)
Score: 43–38 (max 54)

Round 8: N E U G O R E T L

Mike: tonguer
Lee: LONGER (6)
DC: LOUNGER (7)
OT: ERELONG (7) EUGENOL (7) GENTLER (7) REGULON (7) TELOGEN (7) TOLUENE (7)
Score: 43–44 (max 61)

Round 9: 75, 8, 3, 6, 8, 9. Target: 582.

Mike: 582. (75 x 8) - (6 x 3) (10)
Lee: 582. (75 x 8) - (6 x 3) (10)
Score: 53–54 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: ITUCKFARE -> FRUITCAKE

Round 10: O P E M N R E D U

Mike: POUNDER (7)
Lee: POUNDER (7)
DC: ENDURE (6)
OT: MODERNE (7) MOURNED (7) PEERDOM (7) PREDONE (7) PREMUNE (7) REPONED (7) UNROPED (7)
Score: 60–61 (max 78)

Round 11: M I H S E D B I A

Mike: BEAMISH (7)
Lee: MASHED (6)
OT: MAIDISH (7)
Score: 67–61 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words described as "cranberry morphs".

Round 12: T O D E R L A D I

Mike: toadier
Lee: TRAILED (7)
DC: IDOLATER (8) TODDLER (7)
OT: TAILORED (8)
Score: 67–68 (max 93)

Round 13: T O F R O R Z U C

Mike: ROTOR (5)
Lee: COURT (5)
DC: CROFT (5)
OT: CRUFT (5) CRUOR (5) OFURO (5) OUTRO (5) ZORRO (5)
Score: 72–73 (max 98)

Round 14: 100, 1, 8, 1, 6, 2. Target: 834.

Mike: 832. (100 + 2 + 1 + 1) x 8 (7)
Lee: 824.
RR: 834. ((6 - 2 + 100) x 8) + 1 + 1 (10)
Score: 79–73 (max 108)

Round 15: M A L T U N I T S

No one buzzes. The answer was STIMULANT.
Final Score: 79–73 (max 118)

Statistics Corner

Mike:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 7

Lee:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 6

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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