Wednesday 31st October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 89)

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Wednesday 31st October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 89)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:13 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 31 October 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Sturdy (1 win, 89 points.) A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Michael Coulthread. A process control specialist from Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. He works in a brewery and supports Burton Albion F.C..
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U H M O R N E T A
R02: L P Y I E T U S W
R03: 25, 8, 10, 6, 2, 9. Target: 388.
TTT: IMMERSESO - "He immerses himself in the topic so much so that he can recall every single detail."
R04: M D R S O E T A V
R05: O D N I S R A U S
R06: 25, 7, 8, 2, 2, 4. Target: 779.
R07: L E I F G O U S N
R08: R T G T A I E S O
R09: 75, 9, 3, 6, 10, 5. Target: 437.
TTT: ADOREGUNS - "Some parts of America adore guns, seemingly oblivious to the fact that they're this."
R10: R F R P I A I L E
R11: U B C E D M I U G
R12: H T D V O E A N O
R13: A R D O N P U L E
R14: 25, 75, 2, 5, 4, 9. Target: 101.
R15: L E N B E A V E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: U H M O R N E T A

Chris: UNEARTH (7)
Michael: UNEARTH (7)
DC: HAUNTER (7) NEUROMA (7)
OT: ANOTHER (7) ENAMOUR (7) MENORAH (7) MONTERA (7) MOUNTER (7) MOUTHER (7) NOUTHER (7) OUTEARN (7) REMOUNT (7) ROMAUNT (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: L P Y I E T U S W

Chris: SUITE (5)
Michael: pistle
DC: PULSE (5) WESTLY (6)
OT: STIPULE (7)
Score: 12–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 8, 10, 6, 2, 9. Target: 388.

Chris: 387. (8 x 2 x 25) - (9 - 6 + 10) (7)
Michael: 388. Mistake in working.
RR: 388. ((8 x 25) - 6) x 2 (10)
Score: 19–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: IMMERSESO -> MEMORISES

Round 4: M D R S O E T A V

Chris: STORMED (7)
Michael: ROASTED (7)
DC: OVERMAST (8)
Score: 26–14 (max 32)

Round 5: O D N I S R A U S

Chris: DINOSAURS (18)
Michael: UNSAID (6)
Score: 44–14 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 7, 8, 2, 2, 4. Target: 779.

Chris: 777. Mistake in working.
Michael: 784. (25 x 4 x 8) - ((7 x 2) + 2) (7)
RR: 779. (((25 x 4) - 2) x 8) - (7 - 2) (10)
Score: 44–21 (max 60)

Paul does a trick involving a homage to Harry Houdini.

Round 7: L E I F G O U S N

Chris: foulings
Michael: foulings
DC: FOULING (7) LIGNEOUS (8)
OT: NOISEFUL (8) SOLIFUGE (8)
Score: 44–21 (max 68)

Round 8: R T G T A I E S O

Chris: STORAGE (7)
Michael: GAROTTES (8)
DC: TOASTIER (8)
OT: ASTROITE (8)
Score: 44–29 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 9, 3, 6, 10, 5. Target: 437.

Chris: 437. (6 x 75) - 10 - 3 (10)
Michael: 437. (6 x 75) - 10 - 3 (10)
Score: 54–39 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: ADOREGUNS -> DANGEROUS

Round 10: R F R P I A I L E

Chris: FRAILER (7)
Michael: FAIRER (6)
OT: LAIRIER (7) PILIFER (7) PRAIRIE (7)
Score: 61–39 (max 93)

Round 11: U B C E D M I U G

Chris: IMBUED (6)
Michael: IMBUED (6)
DC: BUDGIE (6)
OT: MUDBUG (6)
Score: 67–45 (max 99)

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

Round 12: H T D V O E A N O

Chris: NOVATED (7)
Michael: HOOTED (6)
DC: ODONATE (7)
OT: ANTHOOD (7)
Score: 74–45 (max 106)

Round 13: A R D O N P U L E

Chris: uploader
Michael: uploader
DC: UPLOAD (6) EUROLAND (8)
OT: PALOURDE (8) PAULDRON (8) PENDULAR (8) POULARDE (8) UNLOADER (8)
Score: 74–45 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 75, 2, 5, 4, 9. Target: 101.

Chris: 101. 75 + 25 + 5 - 4 (10)
Michael: 101. 75 + 25 + 5 - 4 (10)
Score: 84–55 (max 124)

Round 15: L E N B E A V E R

Michael buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say VENERABLE which is correct.
Final Score: 84–65 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

Michael:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 6

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