Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)

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Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:02 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 October 2018.

C1: Champion Paul Hollidge (1 win, 77 points.) A security officer from East Grinstead, West Sussex. He's a big Crystal Palace fan.
C2: Challenger Martin May. A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire. Amongst the diners, he has served at his restaurant are boxers Tony Bellew and Tyson Fury, plus Mark "The Beast" Labbett from The Chase. 8-) You might recognise Martin, as he has previously been on the show during the Des O'Connor era, firstly winning 2 shows without losing in Series 56, before retiring for personal reasons, then he came back in the next series winning another 4 shows, before losing to 7-time champion Steve Baines.
DC: Susie Dent and Clive Anderson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G T W A E T N E O
R02: F S R A I O T L E
R03: 75, 25, 8, 10, 1, 9. Target: 979.
TTT: TETHERING - "If there's a nut on the loose, you may need to do this."
R04: Q M N A U E R V S
R05: G M R A I E H T S
R06: 6, 3, 8, 7, 3, 1. Target: 539.
R07: J P L O O D I N U
R08: E I A W M O B S C
R09: 25, 50, 9, 10, 1, 9. Target: 414.
TTT: TITANIMPS - "He's the sort of musician who loves to put the kettle on."
R10: B D T L E A I N A
R11: P S C E O T L A S
R12: A A O R D T R U O
R13: G D Z I E E N M O
R14: 100, 9, 10, 1, 9, 6. Target: 799.
R15: H O W E S I L L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: G T W A E T N E O

Paul: GNAT (4)
Martin: NOTATE (6)
DC: WAGONETTE (18)
Score: 0–6 (max 18)

Round 2: F S R A I O T L E

Paul: FLOATERS (8)
Martin: FLOATERS (8)
DC: TREFOILS (8)
OT: FLOATIER (8) FLOATIES (8) FOLIATES (8) FORESAIL (8) FRAILEST (8) REFLOATS (8)
Score: 8–14 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 25, 8, 10, 1, 9. Target: 979.

Paul: 982.
Martin: 981. (75 + 25 + 8 + 1) x 9 (7)
RR: 979. ((75 + 25) x 9) + (8 x 10) - 1 (10)
Score: 8–21 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: TETHERING -> RETIGHTEN

Round 4: Q M N A U E R V S

Paul: QUAVERS (7)
Martin: QUAVERS (7)
OT: MANURES (7) MARQUES (7) MASQUER (7) MENURAS (7) MURENAS (7) SURNAME (7)
Score: 15–28 (max 43)

Round 5: G M R A I E H T S

Paul: girates
Martin: MIGRATES (8)
DC: MEGAHITS (8)
OT: GREATISH (8) MAGISTER (8) MARTHIES (8) STERIGMA (8)
Score: 15–36 (max 51)

Round 6: 6, 3, 8, 7, 3, 1. Target: 539.

Paul: -
Martin: 540. ((8 x 7) + 3 + 1) x (6 + 3) (7)
RR: 539. ((8 + 7) x (3 + 3) x 6) - 1 (10)
Score: 15–43 (max 61)

Clive talks about his old career as a barrister, and then about open-air courts in the 19th Century.

Round 7: J P L O O D I N U

Paul: POOL (4)
Martin: POUND (5)
DC: UNIPOD (6) DUPION (6)
OT: LUPOID (6) UNLOOP (6)
Score: 15–48 (max 67)

Round 8: E I A W M O B S C

Paul: BASIC (5)
Martin: AMOEBIC (7)
OT: WEBCAMS (7)
Score: 15–55 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 50, 9, 10, 1, 9. Target: 414.

Paul: 414. (50 x 9) - 25 - 10 - 1 (10)
Martin: 414. (50 x 9) - 25 - 10 - 1 (10)
Score: 25–65 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: TITANIMPS -> TIMPANIST

Round 10: B D T L E A I N A

Paul: TABLED (6)
Martin: BANDIT (6)
DC: LABIATE (7)
OT: DENTALIA (8)
Score: 31–71 (max 92)

Round 11: P S C E O T L A S

Paul: STAPLES (7)
Martin: CAPLETS (7)
DC: POLECATS (8) APOSTLES (8)
OT: ALECOSTS (8)
Score: 38–78 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the prefix "auto-".

Round 12: A A O R D T R U O

Paul: ROAD (4)
Martin: outroad
DC: OUTROAR (7) ORATOR (6) AUTORAD (7)
Score: 42–78 (max 107)

Round 13: G D Z I E E N M O

Paul: DOZING (6)
Martin: DEMONIZE (8)
DC: DEEMING (7)
Score: 42–86 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 9, 10, 1, 9, 6. Target: 799.

Paul: 799. ((9 - 1) x 100) - (10 - 9) (10)
Martin: 799. ((9 - 1) x 100) - (10 - 9) (10)
Score: 52–96 (max 125)

Round 15: H O W E S I L L Y

No one buzzes. The answer was YELLOWISH.
Final Score: 52–96 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

Martin:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 7

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