Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)

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Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 November 2018.

C1: Champion Alan Duval (2 wins, 152 points.) An Apterite and entrepreneur from London.
C2: Challenger Rich Murray. A sports psychology student at Liverpool John Moores University, but is from Wolverhampton. He did some football refereeing for the under-12's, and in his first game in charge, an 11-year-old ran into the goalpost. :oops: :oops:
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D U G E N I S O N
R02: P E R R D A V I M
R03: 100, 25, 75, 1, 2, 10. Target: 745.
TTT: OPENGRIND - "She was thinking carefully about putting a water feature in the back garden."
R04: G O S D E A Z C E
R05: L I V E L A R O S
R06: 100, 25, 1, 10, 5, 2. Target: 415.
R07: T A T E S G U H A
R08: K E S D U R T A Y
R09: 75, 50, 100, 6, 2, 4. Target: 593.
TTT: SEASQUITE - "The sea's quite rough today, this is the worst I've ever felt on a boat."
R10: T E S N U I B L O
R11: M I L E D A N E W
R12: H I P R E O T G R
R13: S X E O Q E I D R
R14: 8, 10, 3, 4, 10, 7. Target: 941.
R15: P I G S N S O U P (conundrum)


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Round 1: D U G E N I S O N

Alan: DUNGEONS (8)
Rich: DUNGEON (7)
DC: UNSIGNED (8) SOUNDING (8)
OT: NOUNISED (8) UNDOINGS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P E R R D A V I M

Alan: PARRIED (7)
Rich: MARRIED (7)
OT: ADMIRER (7) ARRIVED (7) MARDIER (7) RAMPIER (7) RAMPIRE (7) VAMPIER (7) VAMPIRE (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 75, 1, 2, 10. Target: 745.

Alan: 745. (75 x 10) - (100 / 25) - 1 (10)
Rich: 745. (75 x 10) - (100 / 25) - 1 (10)
Score: 25–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: OPENGRIND -> PONDERING

Round 4: G O S D E A Z C E

Alan: GEODES (6)
Rich: decease
DC: CEASED (6) DOSAGE (6) CADGES (6)
OT: DAGOES (6) SOCAGE (6)
Score: 31–17 (max 31)

Round 5: L I V E L A R O S

Alan: OVARIES (7)
Rich: RIVALS (6)
DC: LOVERS (6) VARIOLES (8)
OT: OVERALLS (8) OVERSAIL (8) VALORISE (8) VOLARIES (8)
Score: 38–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 25, 1, 10, 5, 2. Target: 415.

Alan: -
Rich: 415. ((5 - 1) x 100) + 25 - 10 (10)
Score: 38–27 (max 49)

Colin talks about meeting Northern Ireland striker David Healy in the midst of his legendary hat-trick against Spain in 2006, and taking the mickey out of Steven Gerrard's weight.

Round 7: T A T E S G U H A

Alan: STATUE (6)
Rich: AGHAST (6)
DC: ASTUTE (6) GATEAUS (7)
OT: HASTATE (7) HAUTEST (7)
Score: 44–33 (max 56)

Round 8: K E S D U R T A Y

Alan: DARKEST (7)
Rich: ESTUARY (7)
DC: STREAK (6) STREAKY (7) TURKEYS (7)
OT: DASYURE (7) KEYTARS (7) RESTUDY (7) RUDYTES (7) STRAYED (7)
Score: 51–40 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 50, 100, 6, 2, 4. Target: 593.

Alan: 594.
Rich: 593. (100 x 6) - ((75 / (50 / 2)) + 4) (10)
Score: 51–50 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SEASQUITE -> QUEASIEST

Round 10: T E S N U I B L O

Alan: OUTLINES (8)
Rich: BONIEST (7)
DC: ELUTIONS (8)
OT: BOUNTIES (8) BUSTLINE (8)
Score: 59–50 (max 81)

Round 11: M I L E D A N E W

Alan: ENAMEL (6)
Rich: EMAILED (7)
DC: MAILED (6)
OT: ALIENED (7) LIMEADE (7)
Score: 59–57 (max 88)

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

Round 12: H I P R E O T G R

Alan: RIGHTER (7)
Rich: GOPHER (6)
OT: HERITOR (7) ORRIGHT (7)
Score: 66–57 (max 95)

Round 13: S X E O Q E I D R

Alan: SEXIER (6)
Rich: OXIDES (6)
DC: DOXIES (6) ERODES (6)
OT: OREIDES (7)
Score: 72–63 (max 102)

Round 14: 8, 10, 3, 4, 10, 7. Target: 941.

Alan: 920.
Rich: -
RR: 940. (7)
OT: 942. (((8 x 3 x 10) - 7) x 4) + 10 (7)
Score: 72–63 (max 109)

Round 15: P I G S N S O U P

Alan buzzes on 23.25 seconds to say SUPPOSING which is correct.
Final Score: 82–63 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

Alan:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 8

Rich:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

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