Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90)

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Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:41 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 November 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Sturdy (2 wins, 173 points.) A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Alex Brundritt. A waiter from Welling, Kent. He likes cycling and has done the London Bike-a-thon 3 times.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U S L E T X O A N
R02: R I P E S D O M A
R03: 25, 50, 7, 5, 1, 4. Target: 539.
TTT: REARMOUNT - "When it comes to something vulgar, this is always on top."
R04: T O E R C A W S I
R05: U B D E T R I P O
R06: 9, 10, 10, 5, 2, 8. Target: 884.
R07: E J S U T V I A G
R08: D P U O Z R F E A
R09: 25, 4, 7, 1, 10, 8. Target: 985.
TTT: OBESEPLAN - "They sound like surveys specifically aimed at very tall people."
R10: M N E I W A S P S
R11: U H S H O E I C G
R12: R U L T O D N I K
R13: A M V E T U D O O
R14: 4, 9, 5, 10, 9, 8. Target: 833.
R15: B U N G L O T I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: U S L E T X O A N

Chris: SEXUAL (6)
Alex: SULTAN (6)
DC: TOUSLE (6) EXTOLS (6) ETALONS (7) SOUTANE (7)
OT: ELUANTS (7) LUNATES (7) LUXATES (7) SEXTULA (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: R I P E S D O M A

Chris: PROMISED (8)
Alex: MISREAD (7)
DC: PARODIES (8) PARODISE (8)
OT: DIASPORE (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 7, 5, 1, 4. Target: 539.

Chris: 544. Mistake in working.
Alex: 544. ((7 + 4) x 50) - 5 - 1 (7)
RR: 539. (7 + 4) x (50 - 1) (10)
Score: 14–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: REARMOUNT -> NUMERATOR

Round 4: T O E R C A W S I

Chris: WAITERS (7)
Alex: WAITERS (7)
DC: COASTER (7) EROTICA (7)
OT: COWRIES (7) CRISTAE (7) ECORATS (7) OSTERIA (7) OTARIES (7) RACIEST (7) RECOATS (7) ROWCAST (7) SCORIAE (7) SOCIATE (7) TWOCERS (7) WARIEST (7)
Score: 21–20 (max 32)

Round 5: U B D E T R I P O

Chris: OUTRIDE (7)
Alex: OUTRIDE (7)
DC: ORBITED (7) DOUBTER (7)
OT: BRUITED (7) DIOPTRE (7) ETOURDI (7) OBTRUDE (7) OUTBRED (7) PERIDOT (7) POUTIER (7) PROTEID (7) PROTIDE (7) PTEROID (7) REDOUBT (7) RIDEOUT (7)
Score: 28–27 (max 39)

Round 6: 9, 10, 10, 5, 2, 8. Target: 884.

Chris: 884. (9 x 10 x 10) - (8 x 2) (10)
Alex: 885.
Score: 38–27 (max 49)

Paul does a trick involving Tarot cards predicting Rachel's love life... :P :P

Round 7: E J S U T V I A G

Chris: VAGUEST (7)
Alex: jauviest
DC: VISAGE (6) AGEIST (6)
Score: 45–27 (max 56)

Round 8: D P U O Z R F E A

Chris: POURED (6)
Alex: FARED (5)
DC: FEDORA (6)
OT: PARODE (6) PODURA (6) POUFED (6) ROUPED (6)
Score: 51–27 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 4, 7, 1, 10, 8. Target: 985.

Chris: 985. (4 x 10 x 25) - 8 - 7 (10)
Alex: 987.
Score: 61–27 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: OBESEPLAN -> BEANPOLES

Round 10: M N E I W A S P S

Chris: wiseman
Alex: PANSIES (7)
DC: WASPIES (7)
OT: ASSWIPE (7) IMPASSE (7) INSEAMS (7) MANISES (7) MAPWISE (7) MINASES (7) PASSMEN (7) PISANES (7) SAMISEN (7)
Score: 61–34 (max 79)

Round 11: U H S H O E I C G

Chris: COUGHS (6)
Alex: HOUSE (5)
OT: CHIGOES (7) CHOUGHS (7)
Score: 67–34 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bowing and scraping".

Round 12: R U L T O D N I K

Chris: OUTDRINK (8)
Alex: ROTUND (6)
Score: 75–34 (max 94)

Round 13: A M V E T U D O O

Chris: OUTMOVE (7)
Alex: OUTMOVED (8)
Score: 75–42 (max 102)

Round 14: 4, 9, 5, 10, 9, 8. Target: 833.

Chris: -
Alex: 830. (9 x 9 x 10) + (5 x 4) (7)
RR: 833. ((9 x 5) + 4) x (9 + 8) (10)
Score: 75–49 (max 112)

Round 15: B U N G L O T I N

Chris buzzes on 14.5 seconds to say UNBOLTING which is correct.
Final Score: 85–49 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 9

Alex:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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