Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

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Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:56 pm

HAPPY 36TH BIRTHDAY TO COUNTDOWN!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Friday 2 November 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Sturdy (3 wins, 258 points.) A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Tom Nearney. A tennis odds compiler from London. He used to go all over the world for his job, but it's now office based nowadays.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I F L O N R U T E
R02: A N I S R E G U N
R03: 100, 6, 10, 8, 10, 4. Target: 450.
TTT: BASICRAIN - "To the viewers who get this, you could collectively be known as these."
R04: T O A R Y O S G R
R05: E D Q I U B M E T
R06: 100, 6, 4, 9, 1, 3. Target: 161.
R07: I V L A U K N O A
R08: S E W A M G V U D
R09: 25, 100, 10, 6, 3, 4. Target: 759.
TTT: ENDALLSIN - "They used to dial out, but thanks to technology, they're now dying out."
R10: Z O P E G C I S U
R11: E D S O C T A E B
R12: R A T I D O M R E
R13: I D T U S P O N I
R14: 100, 7, 5, 9, 9, 8. Target: 946.
R15: M S R E D M E A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: I F L O N R U T E

Chris: FLUORINE (8)
Tom: floutier
DC: FLIRT (5) ROUTINE (7) OUTLINER (8)
OT: FLUORITE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: A N I S R E G U N

Chris: ENSURING (8)
Tom: EARNINGS (8)
DC: GRANNIES (8)
OT: AGINNERS (8) ENGRAINS (8) GUNNERAS (8) NIGERANS (8) RUNNAGES (8) SANGUINE (8)
Score: 16–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 6, 10, 8, 10, 4. Target: 450.

Chris: 452.
Tom: 450. ((100 + 10) x 4) + 10 (10)
Score: 16–18 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BASICRAIN -> BRAINIACS

Round 4: T O A R Y O S G R

Chris: ROTARY (6)
Tom: STARRY (6)
DC: GYRATORS (8)
Score: 22–24 (max 34)

Round 5: E D Q I U B M E T

Chris: BEDTIME (7)
Tom: ediquet
DC: QUIETED (7)
Score: 29–24 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 6, 4, 9, 1, 3. Target: 161.

Chris: 161. (6 x 9) + 4 + 3 + 100 (10)
Tom: 161. ((9 + 1) x 6) + 100 + 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 39–34 (max 51)

Colin talks about interviewing Sir Paul McCartney, and getting a handwritten birthday card for his mum from him.

Round 7: I V L A U K N O A

Chris: VIOLA (5)
Tom: KOALA (5)
DC: KAOLIN (6)
OT: VALONIA (7)
Score: 44–39 (max 58)

Round 8: S E W A M G V U D

Chris: SMUDGE (6)
Tom: SMUDGE (6)
DC: AMUSED (6)
OT: AEVUMS (6) MAUVES (6) MEDUSA (6) MUDGES (6) SWAGED (6) VADGES (6)
Score: 50–45 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 100, 10, 6, 3, 4. Target: 759.

Chris: 760.
Tom: 759. ((100 - 25) x 10) + 6 + 3 (10)
Score: 50–55 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: ENDALLSIN -> LANDLINES

Round 10: Z O P E G C I S U

Chris: UPSIZE (6)
Tom: copius
DC: COPIES (6) POGUES (6)
OT: PICEOUS (7)
Score: 56–55 (max 81)

Round 11: E D S O C T A E B

Chris: COASTED (7)
Tom: beasted
OT: ACETOSE (7) BOASTED (7) CESTODE (7) COATEES (7) DEBATES (7) SABOTED (7)
Score: 63–55 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "piccalilli", "Piccadilly" and "peccadillo".

Round 12: R A T I D O M R E

Chris: MEDIATOR (8)
Tom: rotted
DC: MORTARED (8) AIRDROME (8)
Score: 71–55 (max 96)

Round 13: I D T U S P O N I

Chris: PUNDITS (7)
Tom: POINTS (6)
DC: OUTSPIN (7)
OT: NITIDOUS (8)
Score: 78–55 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 7, 5, 9, 9, 8. Target: 946.

Chris: 946. ((100 + 5) x 9) + 9 - 8 (10)
Tom: 947.
Score: 88–55 (max 114)

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

Tom buzzes on 6 seconds to say RESTEAMED which is incorrect.
Chris buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say STAMMERED which is correct.
Final Score: 98–55 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 9

Tom:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 5

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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