Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

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Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:22 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 6 November 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Sturdy (5 wins, 450 points.) A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Alan Duval. An Apterite and entrepreneur from London. He is a three-quarters English/Kiwi, and a quarter German, and not French, like Nick thought... :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E G S A C N O R E
R02: V O K E U T E L W
R03: 100, 6, 5, 4, 7, 5. Target: 720.
TTT: NICEGRASS - "They lie down in the nice grass and started stroking one another affectionately."
R04: R U T E B I Z A E
R05: A D N E O F D R I
R06: 25, 50, 75, 4, 6, 4. Target: 999.
R07: O G T U R N I A S
R08: D E L I M O P E S
R09: 75, 1, 3, 9, 6, 8. Target: 991.
TTT: ARKSCREAM - "It may have been 2 by 2 on the ark, but some of these focus on 4 by 4."
R10: V I R U N I J E A
R11: E L R A M S I U Y
R12: S R A S R O D U F
R13: O T M E S T A E A
R14: 75, 50, 25, 5, 4, 10. Target: 967.
R15: I N G E N T L E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: E G S A C N O R E

Chris: ENCORES (7)
Alan: ORANGES (7)
DC: SEANCE (6) CORNEAS (7) CONGERS (7)
OT: ACEROSE (7) CANOERS (7) CAREENS (7) CARGOES (7) CASERNE (7) COARSEN (7) CONGEES (7) CORSAGE (7) ENCAGES (7) ENRAGES (7) GARCONS (7) NECROSE (7) NEGOCES (7) ONAGERS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: V O K E U T E L W

Chris: VELOUTE (7)
Alan: VOLUTE (6)
DC: EVOLUTE (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 6, 5, 4, 7, 5. Target: 720.

Chris: 720. ((4 x 5) + 100) x 6 (10)
Alan: 720. (7 x 100) + (4 x 5) (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NICEGRASS -> CARESSING

Round 4: R U T E B I Z A E

Chris: BERATE (6)
Alan: BAIZE (5)
DC: BEATER (6)
OT: AZURITE (7) BEAUTER (7) RUBIATE (7)
Score: 30–17 (max 31)

Round 5: A D N E O F D R I

Chris: FADDIER (7)
Alan: DRAINED (7)
DC: ORDAINED (8)
OT: FIRENADO (8)
Score: 37–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 50, 75, 4, 6, 4. Target: 999.

Chris: -
Alan: 998. (75 + 25) x (4 + 6) (7)
RR: 999. (((75 x 4) - 50 + 6) x 4) - 25 (10)
Score: 37–31 (max 49)

Colin talks about going out with the then-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher on a night out.

Round 7: O G T U R N I A S

Chris: AROUSING (8)
Alan: ROASTING (8)
DC: ROUTING (7) ROUSTING (8) ORGANIST (8)
OT: AUTOINGS (8) NUGATORS (8) OUTRINGS (8) RAINOUTS (8) SIGNATOR (8)
Score: 45–39 (max 57)

Round 8: D E L I M O P E S

Chris: IMPLODES (8)
Alan: IMPLODES (8)
OT: POLEMISED (18)
Score: 53–47 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 1, 3, 9, 6, 8. Target: 991.

Chris: 989. ((9 + 1 + 3) x 75) + 6 + 8 (7)
Alan: 989. ((9 + 1 + 3) x 75) + 6 + 8 (7)
RR: 991. ((75 + 8) x (9 + 3)) - (6 - 1) (10)
Score: 60–54 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ARKSCREAM -> CARMAKERS

Round 10: V I R U N I J E A

Chris: RAVINE (6)
Alan: INJURE (6)
OT: INJERA (6) RIVINA (6) VAINER (6)
Score: 66–60 (max 91)

Round 11: E L R A M S I U Y

Chris: smearily
Alan: MISERLY (7)
DC: MARLIES (7)
OT: ALMURIES (8)
Score: 66–67 (max 99)

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

Round 12: S R A S R O D U F

Chris: ardours
Alan: ardours
DC: ARDOUR (6)
OT: FARROS (6) FRAUDS (6) SARODS (6)
Score: 66–67 (max 105)

Round 13: O T M E S T A E A

Chris: STOMATA (7)
Alan: STOMATA (7)
OT: STEATOMA (8)
Score: 73–74 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 50, 25, 5, 4, 10. Target: 967.

Chris: 965. ((75 + 25 - 4) x 10) + 5 (7)
Alan: 966. Mistake in working.
Score: 80–74 (max 120)

Round 15: I N G E N T L E R

Alan buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say RELENTING which is correct.
Final Score: 80–84 (max 130)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

Alan:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.3
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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Re: Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Post by Owen Carroll » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 am

James it might interest you to know that Alan is an apterite.

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Re: Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 am
James it might interest you to know that Alan is an apterite.
Ah, thanks Owen. Helps that I haven't been on for a while... :P :P
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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Re: Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Post by Owen Carroll » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:44 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 am
James it might interest you to know that Alan is an apterite.
Ah, thanks Owen. Helps that I haven't been on for a while... :P :P
No worries. But I don't think he was on it since august

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