Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

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Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:34 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 October 2018.

C1: Champion Georgia Goulding (1 win, 85 points.) A clothing company owner from Wigan, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Chris Sturdy. A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex. He's the awardmaster for the Anagrammy Awards, which is an monthly online quiz to do with anagrams, which he has been doing since the year 2000.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T E I O R B C N S
R02: U K D E S G A V R
R03: 75, 50, 8, 6, 5, 10. Target: 642.
TTT: DINERMEAL - "The diner didn't have a full meal, just a bowl of cold soup."
R04: I D S U C S E D R
R05: N O A E V N X R D
R06: 75, 6, 10, 9, 5, 8. Target: 478.
R07: T U A I Z N L S R
R08: E P T O M S I O A
R09: 75, 50, 9, 5, 6, 10. Target: 314.
TTT: PATTENNER - "Pat pinched a tenner from his dad's wallet and was immediately remorseful."
R10: U G S I F D O I E
R11: R A I O L B G R T
R12: E M S U T N O H P
R13: L U A E T L G F P
R14: 10, 2, 8, 2, 5, 8. Target: 691.
R15: T E S T E D C A R (conundrum)


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Round 1: T E I O R B C N S

Georgia: CORNETS (7)
Chris: BONIEST (7)
DC: BISECTOR (8) CORNIEST (8)
OT: NOTICERS (8) RIBSTONE (8) ROBINETS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: U K D E S G A V R

Georgia: GRAVES (6)
Chris: SUGARED (7)
DC: GUARDS (6)
OT: SEVRUGA (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 50, 8, 6, 5, 10. Target: 642.

Georgia: -
Chris: 646. Mistake in working.
RR: 642. ((75 - (6 - 5)) x 8) + 50 (10)
Score: 7–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DINERMEAL -> MADRILENE

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

Georgia: DISUSED (7)
Chris: DISUSED (7)
DC: RUDDIES (7) CUDDIES (7)
OT: CRUISED (7) CRUISES (7) CRUSIES (7) SUDSIER (7)
Score: 14–21 (max 32)

Round 5: N O A E V N X R D

Georgia: DRONE (5)
Chris: donner
DC: DONER (5) NOVENA (6) RAXED (5)
OT: RONDENA (7)
Score: 19–21 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 6, 10, 9, 5, 8. Target: 478.

Georgia: 480.
Chris: 477. (6 x 75) + 10 + 9 + 8 (7)
RR: 478. (((6 x 10) - 9) x 8) + 75 - 5 (10)
Score: 19–28 (max 49)

Paul does a trick involving a voodoo doll.

Round 7: T U A I Z N L S R

Georgia: TRAILS (6)
Chris: INSULAR (7)
DC: RITUALS (7) URINALS (7)
OT: STARNIL (7)
Score: 19–35 (max 56)

Round 8: E P T O M S I O A

Georgia: ATOMISE (7)
Chris: ATOMISE (7)
DC: IMPASTO (7)
OT: EPISTOMA (8) IPOMOEAS (8) POMATOES (8)
Score: 26–42 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 5, 6, 10. Target: 314.

Georgia: 314. (50 x 6) + 9 + 5 (10)
Chris: 314. (50 x 6) + 9 + 5 (10)
Score: 36–52 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: PATTENNER -> REPENTANT

Round 10: U G S I F D O I E

Georgia: FOGIES (6)
Chris: GUIDES (6)
DC: GUIDOS (6) FUDGES (6) DOGIES (6)
OT: GODIFIES (8)
Score: 42–58 (max 82)

Round 11: R A I O L B G R T

Georgia: BLOAT (5)
Chris: ORBITAL (7)
DC: GROAT (5)
OT: BATGIRL (7)
Score: 42–65 (max 89)

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

Round 12: E M S U T N O H P

Georgia: MOUNTS (6)
Chris: THUMPS (6)
DC: PHENOMS (7)
OT: HOMESPUN (8)
Score: 48–71 (max 97)

Round 13: L U A E T L G F P

Georgia: PALLET (6)
Chris: PLATEFUL (8)
Score: 48–79 (max 105)

Round 14: 10, 2, 8, 2, 5, 8. Target: 691.

Georgia: 691. (((8 x 8) + 5) x 10) + (2 / 2) (10)
Chris: 691. (((8 x 8) + 5) x 10) + (2 / 2) (10)
Score: 58–89 (max 115)

Round 15: T E S T E D C A R

Georgia buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say SCATTERED which is correct.
Final Score: 68–89 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Georgia:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 4

Chris:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 7

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