Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)

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Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:14 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 October 2018.

C1: Champion Martin May (4 wins, 424 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Vicki Griffiths. A student from Lincoln. She has 7 cats, a dog and 2 guinea pigs.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A I W S R O U G E
R02: T N A I E S P V O
R03: 75, 50, 1, 1, 3, 3. Target: 471.
TTT: KIDFLOWER - "As a kid, you may have had to label parts of a flower in this outdoor biology lesson."
R04: D S I U I C R E Z
R05: A O N R E D K O W
R06: 75, 50, 8, 10, 2, 1. Target: 745.
R07: B L V U A S G U A
R08: D R O E I T J H E
R09: 25, 8, 5, 10, 1, 4. Target: 415.
TTT: CHEWEDBIT - "It sounds like someone cast a spell over the old American sitcom."
R10: O U S R T N O I Y
R11: T D S E O A R S F
R12: G H M I A U A L T
R13: I U D B T E A R M
R14: 100, 50, 5, 6, 1, 7. Target: 593.
R15: L E F T I E M I X (conundrum)


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Round 1: A I W S R O U G E

Martin: GIAOURS (7)
Vicki: regrows
DC: ROUGE (5) GROUSE (6)
OT: AERUGOS (7) EARWIGS (7) RAGEOUS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T N A I E S P V O

Martin: OPIATES (7)
Vicki: SPENT (5)
DC: PANTIES (7) SAPIENT (7) EVASION (7)
OT: ATONIES (7) ATOPIES (7) NATIVES (7) NOVATES (7) PATINES (7) PIANETS (7) PINATES (7) POINTES (7) VAINEST (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 1, 1, 3, 3. Target: 471.

Martin: 474. ((3 + 3 + 1) x 75) - 50 - 1 (7)
Vicki: 475.
RR: 468/474. (7)
Score: 21–0 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: KIDFLOWER -> FIELDWORK

Round 4: D S I U I C R E Z

Martin: CRUISED (7)
Vicki: CURED (5)
DC: SUICIDE (7)
OT: CRUISIE (7) SCIURID (7) SIDERIC (7)
Score: 28–0 (max 28)

Round 5: A O N R E D K O W

Martin: WARDEN (6)
Vicki: WORKED (6)
DC: RANKED (6) DOWNER (6)
OT: WANDEROO (8)
Score: 34–6 (max 36)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 10, 2, 1. Target: 745.

Martin: 745. (75 x 10) - (8 - 2 - 1) (10)
Vicki: -
Score: 44–6 (max 46)

Gloria talks about attending the world premiere of Mamma Mia 2.

Round 7: B L V U A S G U A

Martin: GUAVAS (6)
Vicki: BUGS (4)
OT: UVULAS (6) VALGUS (6)
Score: 50–6 (max 52)

Round 8: D R O E I T J H E

Martin: theoried
Vicki: DIRT (4)
DC: THEROID (7)
OT: ORTHIDE (7) OTHERED (7)
Score: 50–10 (max 59)

Round 9: 25, 8, 5, 10, 1, 4. Target: 415.

Martin: 415. ((8 + 5 + 4) x 25) - 10 (10)
Vicki: -
Score: 60–10 (max 69)

Teatime teaser: CHEWEDBIT -> BEWITCHED

Round 10: O U S R T N O I Y

Martin: UNROOTS (7)
Vicki: STORY (5)
DC: RIOTOUS (7)
OT: SONORITY (8) TOURNOIS (8)
Score: 67–10 (max 77)

Round 11: T D S E O A R S F

Martin: DEFROSTS (8)
Vicki: AFTERS (6)
DC: ROASTED (7) FROSTED (7)
OT: ASSORTED (8) TORSADES (8)
Score: 75–10 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "foolhardy", "crestfallen" and "heart strings".

Round 12: G H M I A U A L T

Martin: ALIGHT (6)
Vicki: LAUGH (5)
OT: THALAMI (7)
Score: 81–10 (max 92)

Round 13: I U D B T E A R M

Martin: muriated
Vicki: DREAM (5)
DC: MATURED (7) MUDIRATE (8) DRUMBEAT (8)
Score: 81–15 (max 100)

Round 14: 100, 50, 5, 6, 1, 7. Target: 593.

Martin: 593. (100 x 6) - 7 (10)
Vicki: 599.
Score: 91–15 (max 110)

Round 15: L E F T I E M I X

Martin buzzes on 25.25 seconds to say FLEXITIME which is correct.
Final Score: 101–15 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 101
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Vicki:
Total score - 15
Raw score - 57
Total % of max - 13
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 1.0
Raw average score per round - 3.8
Number of maxes - 0 :(

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

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