Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

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Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:20 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 26 October 2018.

C1: Champion Martin May (7 wins, 722 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Dover Dubosarsky. A maths teacher from London, but originally from Sydney, Australia. He loves compiling and solving cryptic crosswords.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O I A D N P U T I
R02: A G E S B O R V S
R03: 25, 6, 2, 2, 10, 9. Target: 516.
TTT: GIRLSMEAN - "The girls would often say mean things about some of their colleagues."
R04: E R N S O A I M K
R05: W G O U E T R I N
R06: 25, 75, 100, 10, 6, 5. Target: 526.
R07: Z C A E U T D S R
R08: I O C S T E L U S
R09: 50, 7, 10, 5, 3, 9. Target: 719.
TTT: DINGLERUN - "He was considered to be of low status, but was he beneath fish?"
R10: A I G X M O E T B
R11: R F U E M L V O I
R12: U E P M O A L R U
R13: T S H I E A R T O
R14: 50, 25, 75, 8, 8, 5. Target: 970.
R15: I C E S T R I P S (conundrum)


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Round 1: O I A D N P U T I

Martin: UTOPIAN (7)
Dover: outpaid
DC: OPUNTIA (7)
OT: AUDITION (8) UPDATION (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: A G E S B O R V S

Martin: BRAVOS (6)
Dover: GROVES (6)
DC: BRAVOES (7) BORAGES (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 2, 2, 10, 9. Target: 516.

Martin: 516. (((9 x 2) + 2) x 25) + 10 + 6 (10)
Dover: 516. ((10 x 25) + 2 + 6) x 2 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GIRLSMEAN -> MALIGNERS

Round 4: E R N S O A I M K

Martin: MONIKERS (8)
Dover: ROMANISE (8)
DC: MORAINES (8) ROMAINES (8)
OT: RAMEKINS (8)
Score: 31–24 (max 33)

Round 5: W G O U E T R I N

Martin: TOWERING (8)
Dover: GOUTIER (7)
DC: OUTGREW (7)
OT: ROUTEING (8)
Score: 39–24 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 10, 6, 5. Target: 526.

Martin: 525. (100 x 6) - 75 (7)
Dover: 525. (5 x 100) + 25 (7)
RR: 526. ((75 - 25) x 10) + (100 / 5) + 6 (10)
Score: 46–31 (max 51)

Paul does a trick involving some creepy crawlies in a jar.

Round 7: Z C A E U T D S R

Martin: CUSTARD (7)
Dover: TRACED (6)
DC: TRADUCES (8)
OT: EDUCRATS (8)
Score: 53–31 (max 59)

Round 8: I O C S T E L U S

Martin: LOUSIEST (8)
Dover: OUTLIES (7)
OT: COULISSE (8) LEUCOSIS (8) OCULISTS (8) OSSICULE (8) SOLSTICE (8)
Score: 61–31 (max 67)

Round 9: 50, 7, 10, 5, 3, 9. Target: 719.

Martin: 719. (((7 x 3) + 50) x 10) + 9 (10)
Dover: 719. ((5 - 3) x 7 x 50) + 10 + 9 (10)
Score: 71–41 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: DINGLERUN -> UNDERLING

Round 10: A I G X M O E T B

Martin: GAMBIT (6)
Dover: atomise
DC: MEGABIT (7) MOXIE (5)
OT: MAEGBOT (7)
Score: 77–41 (max 84)

Round 11: R F U E M L V O I

Martin: VELOUR (6)
Dover: molier
DC: MOILER (6) LOUVRE (6) VOLUME (6)
OT: FLEROVIUM (18)
Score: 83–41 (max 102)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "sent to Coventry".

Round 12: U E P M O A L R U

Martin: MORALE (6)
Dover: POLAR (5)
DC: AMPOULE (7)
OT: LEPROMA (7) MORULAE (7) PLEROMA (7) PLEURUM (7) PLUMEAU (7) ROMULEA (7) ROULEAU (7)
Score: 89–41 (max 109)

Round 13: T S H I E A R T O

Martin: HOARIEST (8)
Dover: HOARIEST (8)
DC: TOASTIER (8) RHEOSTAT (8)
OT: ASTROITE (8) ORTHITES (8) RATHITES (8) THEORIAS (8) THEORIST (8)
Score: 97–49 (max 117)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 8, 8, 5. Target: 970.

Martin: 970. ((75 + 50) x 8) - 25 - 5 (10)
Dover: 971.
Score: 107–49 (max 127)

Round 15: I C E S T R I P S

Martin buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say CRISPIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 117–49 (max 137)

A superb run by Martin, and his 6th century (which also equals his PB from earlier in his run) sees his octototal climb all the way up to 839 points, and yet again, a new octochamp goes straight to #1 on the leaderboard :!: :!:

So, we'll look forward to seeing him in December for the finals. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 117
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.8
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 8

Dover:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

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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