Wednesday 7th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 94)

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Wednesday 7th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 94)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 November 2018.

C1: Champion Alan Duval (1 win, 84 points.) An Apterite and entrepreneur from London.
C2: Challenger Bethan Lycett. A marketing assistant from Wigan, Greater Manchester. She has had some children's writing books published, based on works by Julia Donaldson.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H A R E Q A I G E
R02: D B H O I E P N O
R03: 25, 100, 75, 10, 6, 5. Target: 907.
TTT: FINERINGS - "It sounds like a trendy hairstyle breaks copyright laws."
R04: W N S T E A O P I
R05: S L O T A X E O C
R06: 100, 25, 50, 9, 10, 5. Target: 836.
R07: T A P I G E D A M
R08: L T F R O E U W R
R09: 25, 50, 100, 5, 5, 2. Target: 164.
TTT: FLEASTRUM - "Flea would strum his bass guitar in this sort of way."
R10: S D S M A U O E R
R11: N U K E R A T U L
R12: F S N S I E O T J
R13: Y M E R I T A B O
R14: 50, 10, 5, 9, 1, 5. Target: 471.
R15: D E C C O N N E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: H A R E Q A I G E

Alan: hireage
Bethan: EAGER (5)
DC: hirage HEGIRA (6)
Score: 0–5 (max 6)

Round 2: D B H O I E P N O

Alan: PHONED (6)
Bethan: PHONED (6)
DC: DIPHONE (7)
OT: BOONDIE (7)
Score: 6–11 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 100, 75, 10, 6, 5. Target: 907.

Alan: 914.
Bethan: 906. ((75 + 25) x 10) - 100 + 6 (7)
OT: 907. (((100 + 75 + 6) x 25) + 10) / 5 (10)
Score: 6–18 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: FINERINGS -> INFRINGES

Round 4: W N S T E A O P I

Alan: WEAPONS (7)
Bethan: pointest
DC: PIANOS (6)
OT: SWAPTION (8)
Score: 13–18 (max 31)

Round 5: S L O T A X E O C

Alan: COOLEST (7)
Bethan: COOLEST (7)
DC: LOCATES (7)
OT: ALECOST (7) LACTOSE (7) OCELOTS (7) TALCOSE (7)
Score: 20–25 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 25, 50, 9, 10, 5. Target: 836.

Alan: 834.
Bethan: 835. (9 x 100) - 25 - 50 + 10 (7)
RR: 836. ((25 + 50) x 10) + 100 - 9 - 5 (10)
Score: 20–32 (max 48)

Colin talks about the time he played an on-air darts match against Phil "The Power" Taylor. (Well, he's not the only person on here to have played against the legend... ;) ;) )

Round 7: T A P I G E D A M

Alan: TAMPED (6)
Bethan: GAMED (5)
DC: GAMEPAD (7)
OT: ADAMITE (7) ADIPATE (7) MATAPIE (7) MEDIGAP (7)
Score: 26–32 (max 55)

Round 8: L T F R O E U W R

Alan: flouter
Bethan: ROUTER (6)
DC: OUTFLEW (7)
OT: FELWORT (7)
Score: 26–38 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 50, 100, 5, 5, 2. Target: 164.

Alan: 165. 100 + 50 + 25 - (5 + 5) (7)
Bethan: 165. 100 + 50 + (5 x 2) + 5 (7)
RR: 164. (100 x 2) - 25 - ((50 + 5) / 5) (10)
Score: 33–45 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: FLEASTRUM -> MASTERFUL

Round 10: S D S M A U O E R

Alan: MASSED (6)
Bethan: AMUSED (6)
DC: AROUSED (7) MASSEUR (7) ASSUMED (7) RADOMES (7)
OT: MESOSAUR (8)
Score: 39–51 (max 80)

Round 11: N U K E R A T U L

Alan: LANKER (6)
Bethan: NATURE (6)
DC: TANKER (6) TALKER (6) NEUTRAL (7)
OT: NEURULA (7) RUNKELT (7)
Score: 45–57 (max 87)

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

Round 12: F S N S I E O T J

Alan: SOFTIES (7)
Bethan: JOINTS (6)
DC: FITNESS (7) INFESTS (7) NOSIEST (7)
OT: NEOISTS (7) SOFTENS (7)
Score: 52–57 (max 94)

Round 13: Y M E R I T A B O

Alan: TIMBRE (6)
Bethan: borite
DC: BORATE (6) BOATER (6) BIOMETRY (8)
Score: 58–57 (max 102)

Round 14: 50, 10, 5, 9, 1, 5. Target: 471.

Alan: 456.
Bethan: 471. (50 x 9) + 10 + 5 + 5 + 1 (10)
Score: 58–67 (max 112)

Round 15: D E C C O N N E R

Alan buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say CONCERNED which is correct.
Final Score: 68–67 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Alan:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

Bethan:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 2

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