Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)

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Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:24 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 October 2018.

C1: Champion Andy Wedlake (1 win, 79 points.) A Chemistry PhD student at the University of Cambridge, and is from Cambridge.
C2: Challenger Paul Hollidge. A security officer from East Grinstead, West Sussex. He's a big Crystal Palace fan.
DC: Susie Dent and Clive Anderson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N P O O G H I D E
R02: B D R O U D S A E
R03: 50, 100, 25, 2, 9, 6. Target: 458.
TTT: COLINSOIL - "Colin's oil is all over the road, he's just had an accident."
R04: R Z N I O L R E E
R05: N I C O S T O X V
R06: 75, 50, 3, 2, 8, 3. Target: 857.
R07: K T S U E A H E G
R08: D M L U O E C D U
R09: 75, 6, 3, 1, 10, 8. Target: 594.
TTT: MIREDPETS - "His dogs have been mired in this viral struggle for a few days now."
R10: P S T I E B J A T
R11: Y E M R A L E W D
R12: N F S A E I P R T
R13: S U R E P L A S I
R14: 50, 100, 6, 3, 7, 2. Target: 604.
R15: D R I E D R A G S (conundrum)


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Round 1: N P O O G H I D E

Andy: POOING (6)
Paul: HOOPING (7)
DC: depoo HOODIE (6) HOODING (7)
OT: DIPHONE (7) POOHING (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: B D R O U D S A E

Andy: ADSORBED (8)
Paul: AROUSED (7)
DC: ROSEBUD (7)
OT: DEBOARDS (8) ROADBEDS (8)
Score: 8–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 25, 2, 9, 6. Target: 458.

Andy: 458. (9 x 50) + 6 + 2 (10)
Paul: 458. (9 x 50) + 6 + 2 (10)
Score: 18–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: COLINSOIL -> COLLISION

Round 4: R Z N I O L R E E

Andy: LONER (5)
Paul: LINER (5)
DC: LORINER (7)
OT: RELINER (7)
Score: 23–22 (max 32)

Round 5: N I C O S T O X V

Andy: TOONS (5)
Paul: TOXINS (6)
DC: CONVOS (6)
OT: OVONICS (7)
Score: 23–28 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 50, 3, 2, 8, 3. Target: 857.

Andy: 850. ((3 / 3) + (8 x 2)) x 50 (5)
Paul: 856. Mistake in working.
RR: 857. (((50 x 8) - (3 x 3)) x 2) + 75 (10)
Score: 28–28 (max 49)

Clive talks about the struggles of filming in Lagos, Nigeria.

Round 7: K T S U E A H E G

Andy: HUGEST (6)
Paul: STAGE (5)
DC: GASKET (6)
OT: AUGHTS (6) EGESTA (6) GUTKHA (6)
Score: 34–28 (max 55)

Round 8: D M L U O E C D U

Andy: MOULDED (7)
Paul: CLOUDED (7)
DC: MODULE (6)
Score: 41–35 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 6, 3, 1, 10, 8. Target: 594.

Andy: 594. (75 x 8) - 6 (10)
Paul: 594. (75 x 8) - 6 (10)
Score: 51–45 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: MIREDPETS -> DISTEMPER

Round 10: P S T I E B J A T

Andy: BAPTISE (7)
Paul: PATTIES (7)
DC: PASTIE (6)
OT: BAPTIST (7) BATISTE (7) BATTIES (7)
Score: 58–52 (max 79)

Round 11: Y E M R A L E W D

Andy: EMERALD (7)
Paul: EMERALD (7)
DC: LEEWARD (7)
OT: LAWYERED (8)
Score: 65–59 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some American English spellings.

Round 12: N F S A E I P R T

Andy: pansier
Paul: PAINTERS (8)
DC: PANTRIES (8) FAIREST (7) SAPIENT (7)
OT: PERTAINS (8) PINASTER (8) PRISTANE (8) REPAINTS (8)
Score: 65–67 (max 95)

Round 13: S U R E P L A S I

Andy: pussier
Paul: -
DC: SPIRALS (7) pearlies PARLIES (7) UPRAISES (8)
OT: PERUSALS (8) SUPERIAL (8)
Score: 65–67 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 100, 6, 3, 7, 2. Target: 604.

Andy: 604. (6 x 100) + 7 - 3 (10)
Paul: 604. (6 x 100) + 7 - 3 (10)
Score: 75–77 (max 113)

Round 15: D R I E D R A G S

Andy buzzes on 28.5 seconds to say DISGRADER which is incorrect.
Paul does not buzz.
The answer was DISREGARD.
Final Score: 75–77 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Andy:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 7

Paul:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 7

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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