Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)

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Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 October 2018.

C1: Champion Martin May (1 win, 96 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Chris Stableford. A bridge teacher from Woking, Surrey. He had previously worked in IT, but decided to give it up to pursue his bridge passion.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R P K U I N E S O
R02: G L F A U I X S T
R03: 100, 75, 10, 8, 7, 6. Target: 946.
TTT: ABEESNEST - "A lot of our vowels simply haven't turned up today."
R04: E O I P D V C R A
R05: D M O U I B S G A
R06: 25, 2, 1, 4, 2, 7. Target: 440.
R07: E U N M W D A O P
R08: L Y B I U D N E S
R09: 75, 100, 1, 8, 7, 3. Target: 806.
TTT: LILYTIBIA - "Lily fractured her tibia when roller skating, she was always in the walls."
R10: O A I T S P R O T
R11: N D L U E T C I M
R12: A E O G H T J L U
R13: S M D I A O R E S
R14: 50, 100, 75, 8, 8, 6. Target: 974.
R15: B O D D A N C E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R P K U I N E S O

Martin: PRUINOSE (8)
Chris: PRUNES (6)
DC: SPUNKIER (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: G L F A U I X S T

Martin: FAULTS (6)
Chris: FLAGS (5)
DC: GUILTS (6) FISTULA (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 10, 8, 7, 6. Target: 946.

Martin: 946. (100 x 10) - 75 + 8 + 7 + 6 (10)
Chris: 944.
Score: 24–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ABEESNEST -> ABSENTEES

Round 4: E O I P D V C R A

Martin: OVERPAID (8)
Chris: AVOIDER (7)
OT: POIVRADE (8)
Score: 32–0 (max 33)

Round 5: D M O U I B S G A

Martin: DOGMAS (6)
Chris: BOGUS (5)
DC: BIGAMOUS (8)
OT: SUBIMAGO (8)
Score: 38–0 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 2, 1, 4, 2, 7. Target: 440.

Martin: 440. (((25 - 1) x 2) + 7) x 2 x 4 (10)
Chris: 436.
Score: 48–0 (max 51)

Gloria talks about receiving her OBE from The Queen.

Round 7: E U N M W D A O P

Martin: MOPANE (6)
Chris: MOANED (6)
DC: UNMOWED (7)
OT: WOADMEN (7)
Score: 54–6 (max 58)

Round 8: L Y B I U D N E S

Martin: BUNDLES (7)
Chris: BUILDS (6)
DC: BYLINES (7)
OT: SNIDELY (7) SUBLINE (7)
Score: 61–6 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 100, 1, 8, 7, 3. Target: 806.

Martin: 806. (100 x 8) + 7 - 1 (10)
Chris: 806. (100 x 8) + 7 - 1 (10)
Score: 71–16 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: LILYTIBIA -> LIABILITY

Round 10: O A I T S P R O T

Martin: TAPROOTS (8)
Chris: PATRIOTS (8)
OT: POTATORS (8)
Score: 79–24 (max 83)

Round 11: N D L U E T C I M

Martin: INCLUDE (7)
Chris: INCLUDE (7)
DC: DUCTILE (7)
OT: CUTLINE (7) DILUENT (7) MIDCULT (7) MINUTED (7) MULCTED (7) NUCLIDE (7) TUNICLE (7) UNLIMED (7)
Score: 86–31 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "muster" and "seeing a man about a dog".

Round 12: A E O G H T J L U

Martin: OUTAGE (6)
Chris: HOGLET (6)
DC: LOATHE (6)
OT: GELATO (6) HAGLET (6) LEGATO (6) TEGULA (6)
Score: 92–37 (max 96)

Round 13: S M D I A O R E S

Martin: SIDEARMS (8)
Chris: MISREADS (8)
DC: RADOMES (7) ADORES (6)
OT: MISDOERS (8) SESAMOID (8)
Score: 100–45 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 100, 75, 8, 8, 6. Target: 974.

Martin: 973. ((100 + 6) x 8) + 75 + 50 (7)
Chris: 973. (8 x 100) + 75 + 50 + (8 x 6) (7)
RR: 974. ((100 + 50) x 6) + 75 - (8 / 8) (10)
Score: 107–52 (max 114)

Round 15: B O D D A N C E S

Martin buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say ABSCONDED which is correct.
Final Score: 117–52 (max 124)

Martin equals the highest score of the series with his 117 performance today. 8-)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 117
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 94
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 7.8
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Chris:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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