Thursday 25th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 85)

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Thursday 25th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 85)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 25 October 2018.

C1: Champion Martin May (6 wins, 614 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Alan Tubbert. A retired flight planner from Sandyford, Dublin. He likes seeing solar eclipses, and has seen three live.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G R B U E A C R I
R02: D W T O U E P M S
R03: 100, 2, 2, 8, 10, 7. Target: 377.
TTT: ATRAINCON - ""Nobody uses public transport anymore", said the pink flower."
R04: T N Y I U U M H S
R05: O I R J T E W N R
R06: 25, 4, 2, 8, 10, 9. Target: 523.
R07: T V T S A E O H L
R08: N L M A O I R E S
R09: 50, 25, 2, 9, 10, 5. Target: 665.
TTT: HOLDSNARL - "It's not how he makes his cigarette, it's what he's having for lunch."
R10: T G R O A E S F T
R11: O I U X M L E D L
R12: S K F A O I G N P
R13: E I P O C L N R U
R14: 100, 2, 1, 9, 7, 4. Target: 525.
R15: T U R N N V E G I (conundrum)


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Round 1: G R B U E A C R I

Martin: RACIER (6)
Alan: currie
DC: BURGER (6) CAGIER (6) bracier
OT: RIBCAGE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D W T O U E P M S

Martin: STUMPED (7)
Alan: SPOUTED (7)
DC: OUTSPED (7)
OT: PEWDOMS (7) STOMPED (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 2, 2, 8, 10, 7. Target: 377.

Martin: 377. (((100 x 2) - 8) x 2) - 7 (10)
Alan: 378.
Score: 23–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ATRAINCON -> CARNATION

Round 4: T N Y I U U M H S

Martin: MUTINY (6)
Alan: MUTINY (6)
OT: MUNTHUS (7)
Score: 29–13 (max 31)

Round 5: O I R J T E W N R

Martin: townier
Alan: JOINTER (7)
DC: REJOINT (7)
Score: 29–20 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 4, 2, 8, 10, 9. Target: 523.

Martin: 523. ((9 + 8 + 4) x 25) - 2 (10)
Alan: 523. ((9 + 8 + 4) x 25) - 2 (10)
Score: 39–30 (max 48)

Paul does a trick involving a stake and some nails, given that Halloween is just around the corner....

Round 7: T V T S A E O H L

Martin: stovate
Alan: hottles
DC: LOATHES (7) SOLVATE (7)
OT: OATHLETS (8)
Score: 39–30 (max 56)

Round 8: N L M A O I R E S

Martin: NORMALISE (18)
Alan: MANLIER (7)
DC: ALMONERS (8) MERLIN (6)
OT: ALMONRIES (18)
Score: 57–30 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 25, 2, 9, 10, 5. Target: 665.

Martin: 665. ((9 + 5) x 50) - 25 - 10 (10)
Alan: 665. (9 x (25 + 50)) - 10 (10)
Score: 67–40 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: HOLDSNARL -> HANDROLLS

Round 10: T G R O A E S F T

Martin: STORAGE (7)
Alan: FORGETS (7)
DC: TOASTER (7) GAROTTES (8) FROTTAGES (18)
Score: 74–47 (max 102)

Round 11: O I U X M L E D L

Martin: mollied
Alan: MILLED (6)
DC: MODULE (6)
OT: ILLUMED (7) MOUILLE (7)
Score: 74–53 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "spiv".

Round 12: S K F A O I G N P

Martin: SOAKING (7)
Alan: SOAPING (7)
DC: ASKING (6) FAKING (6)
OT: KAIFONGS (8)
Score: 81–60 (max 117)

Round 13: E I P O C L N R U

Martin: POUNCER (7)
Alan: COUPLER (7)
DC: PRONUCLEI (18)
Score: 88–67 (max 135)

Round 14: 100, 2, 1, 9, 7, 4. Target: 525.

Martin: 525. ((2 + 1) x 7 x 100) / 4 (10)
Alan: -
Score: 98–67 (max 145)

Round 15: T U R N N V E G I

Martin buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say VENTURING which is correct.
Final Score: 108–67 (max 155)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 108
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 7

Alan:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

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