Friday 19th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 81)

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Friday 19th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 81)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 19 October 2018.

C1: Champion Martin May (2 wins, 213 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Seamus Bradley. An accountant from Ballyfoley, County Wexford. His mum apparently told him that the first word he said was "conundrum"... :P :P :lol: :lol: 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N W E O N A R U
R02: L F V I A U S T I
R03: 25, 50, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 656.
TTT: LADDERLOP - "Eve climbed a ladder to lop off the tops of the trees."
R04: G H R E A I P S N
R05: O U R T H O T Y E
R06: 100, 10, 8, 2, 6, 4. Target: 720.
R07: A E O S W S M I R
R08: Z D L U O E G B T
R09: 7, 6, 3, 8, 10, 5. Target: 999.
TTT: ARMYCLOSE - "If you're in the army, you certainly wouldn't want to get too close to these."
R10: R L T A I A D M U
R11: I O E P Q S U P G
R12: C T N A O I L P U
R13: E A I N S C M O S
R14: 4, 3, 5, 6, 7, 6. Target: 991.
R15: U N F A I R T I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N W E O N A R U

Martin: TONNEAU (7)
Seamus: OUTRAN (6)
DC: WANTONER (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: L F V I A U S T I

Martin: FISTULA (7)
Seamus: FAULTS (6)
DC: VATFULS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 656.

Martin: 655. ((25 - (6 x 2)) x 50) + 4 + 1 (7)
Seamus: 654.
RR: 656. (((25 + 1) / 2) x 50) + 6 (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LADDERLOP -> POLLARDED

Round 4: G H R E A I P S N

Martin: RESHAPING (18)
Seamus: RESHAPING (18)
DC: GRIPES (6) SPEARING (8)
OT: REPHASING (18)
Score: 39–18 (max 43)

Round 5: O U R T H O T Y E

Martin: HOOTER (6)
Seamus: TRUTHY (6)
DC: HOTTER (6) THEORY (6)
OT: OUTHER (6) ROUTHY (6) TOOTER (6) TOOTHY (6) TOTHER (6) TOUTER (6)
Score: 45–24 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 10, 8, 2, 6, 4. Target: 720.

Martin: 720. ((10 x 2) + 100) x 6 (10)
Seamus: 720. (8 x 100) - ((6 + 2) x 10) (10)
Score: 55–34 (max 59)

Gloria talks about her involvement in Cliff Richard's recent court case.

Round 7: A E O S W S M I R

Martin: MOSSIER (7)
Seamus: ROAMS (5)
DC: AIRSOME (7)
OT: ISOMERS (7) MASSIER (7) MERISSA (7) SARMIES (7)
Score: 62–34 (max 66)

Round 8: Z D L U O E G B T

Martin: DOUBLET (7)
Seamus: OUTBLED (7)
OT: BOULTED (7)
Score: 69–41 (max 73)

Round 9: 7, 6, 3, 8, 10, 5. Target: 999.

Martin: 996. (((8 x 5) - 7) x 3 x 10) + 6 (7)
Seamus: -
RR: 999. ((((8 x 5) - 6) x 10) - 7) x 3 (10)
Score: 76–41 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: ARMYCLOSE -> CLAYMORES

Round 10: R L T A I A D M U

Martin: MARITAL (7)
Seamus: RADIAL (6)
DC: MARTIAL (7)
OT: MUDALIAR (8)
Score: 83–41 (max 91)

Round 11: I O E P Q S U P G

Martin: GUPPIES (7)
Seamus: GUPPIES (7)
Score: 90–48 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "scamper" and "scarper".

Round 12: C T N A O I L P U

Martin: culpation
Seamus: ACTION (6)
DC: PLATONIC (8)
OT: ACUPOINT (8) CAPITOUL (8) PLUTONIC (8) UTOPICAL (8)
Score: 90–54 (max 106)

Round 13: E A I N S C M O S

Martin: MINCES (6)
Seamus: manics
DC: MANIC (5) CASINOS (7) MOSAICS (7)
OT: AMNESICS (8) MONESIAS (8)
Score: 96–54 (max 114)

Round 14: 4, 3, 5, 6, 7, 6. Target: 991.

Martin: 993. (7 x 6 x 6 x 4) - (5 x 3) (7)
Seamus: -
RR: 991. (((7 x 6 x 6) - 5) x 4) + 3 (10)
Score: 103–54 (max 124)

Round 15: U N F A I R T I E

No one buzzes. The answer was INFURIATE.
Final Score: 103–54 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

Seamus:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

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