Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

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Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:14 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 9 November 2018.

C1: Champion Alan Duval (3 wins, 234 points.) An Apterite and entrepreneur from London.
C2: Challenger Peter Wilkes. A retired betting shop manager from Over, Cambridgeshire. His shop was once robbed, but instead of taking any money, the robbers took his wedding suit, which was then found on the accused the following day. :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G E T O D E N D A
R02: L S I T U A F B I
R03: 50, 75, 25, 2, 7, 8. Target: 955.
TTT: AVILEBUSY - "She was a vile busybody, who always spoke to people in this way."
R04: G R E N U E Z S R
R05: Y X A R I L O R A
R06: 25, 50, 9, 8, 10, 9. Target: 455.
R07: C E L O R I N W A
R08: R V O E P T E R S
R09: 50, 25, 100, 3, 10, 1. Target: 164.
TTT: DIDIFEIGN - "Did I feign injury to get my opponent booked? No, I acted in a manner worthy of respect."
R10: G D U R O L A I S
R11: W O H A R O P I L
R12: P C I G T E I J S
R13: D U T A M I D E P
R14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 7, 3. Target: 196.
R15: I A N A D R O I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: G E T O D E N D A

Alan: DONATED (7)
Peter: DONATED (7)
DC: DENOTED (7) NEGATED (7) GOATEED (7) TANGOED (7)
OT: DOGEATE (7) ENDGATE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: L S I T U A F B I

Alan: FABULIST (8)
Peter: FLITS (5)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 75, 25, 2, 7, 8. Target: 955.

Alan: 957. ((50 + 75) x 8) - (2 x 25) + 7 (7)
Peter: -
RR: 955. ((75 x 25) + 50 - 7 - 8) / 2 (10)
Score: 22–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: AVILEBUSY -> ABUSIVELY

Round 4: G R E N U E Z S R

Alan: GREENS (6)
Peter: GREENS (6)
DC: GURNERS (7)
OT: RESURGE (7)
Score: 28–13 (max 32)

Round 5: Y X A R I L O R A

Alan: AXIAL (5)
Peter: rarily
DC: LORRY (5) ROYAL (5)
OT: ALAIRY (6) ARIARY (6)
Score: 33–13 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 50, 9, 8, 10, 9. Target: 455.

Alan: 458.
Peter: 457. (50 x 9) + 25 - 10 - 8 (7)
RR: 455. ((50 + 10) x 8) - 25 (10)
Score: 33–20 (max 48)

Adrian talks about the upcoming Armistice Day commemorations, by talking about a trip to the Flanders Field Museum in Ypres, Belgium.

Round 7: C E L O R I N W A

Alan: CALORIE (7)
Peter: RECOIL (6)
DC: LONICERA (8)
OT: ACROLEIN (8) COLINEAR (8)
Score: 40–20 (max 56)

Round 8: R V O E P T E R S

Alan: PERVERTS (8)
Peter: REPORTS (7)
DC: OVERSTEP (8) REPROVES (8)
OT: OVERPERT (8) PREVERTS (8) PREVOSTE (8) PREVOTES (8) RESTROVE (8)
Score: 48–20 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 25, 100, 3, 10, 1. Target: 164.

Alan: 164. 100 + 50 + 10 + 3 + 1 (10)
Peter: 164. 100 + 50 + 10 + 3 + 1 (10)
Score: 58–30 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: DIDIFEIGN -> DIGNIFIED

Round 10: G D U R O L A I S

Alan: GOURDS (6)
Peter: SUGAR (5)
DC: GRAILS (6) GIRASOL (7)
OT: GIAOURS (7) GLADIUS (7) RADIOUS (7)
Score: 64–30 (max 81)

Round 11: W O H A R O P I L

Alan: PHWOAR (6)
Peter: WHOOP (5)
OT: AWHIRL (6) HIROLA (6) HOOPLA (6) PAROLI (6) PHORIA (6)
Score: 70–30 (max 87)

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

Round 12: P C I G T E I J S

Alan: SEPTIC (6)
Peter: pigiest
DC: ICIEST (6) PITIES (6)
OT: EPICIST (7)
Score: 76–30 (max 94)

Round 13: D U T A M I D E P

Alan: IMPUTED (7)
Peter: DUMPED (6)
DC: UPDATED (7)
OT: AUDITED (7) IDEATUM (7)
Score: 83–30 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 7, 3. Target: 196.

Alan: 196. 100 + 75 + (3 x 7) (10)
Peter: 196. 100 + 75 + 25 - (7 - 3) (10)
Score: 93–40 (max 111)

Round 15: I A N A D R O I T

Peter buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say ADORATION which is incorrect.
Alan buzzes on 24.25 seconds to say ARIDATION which is incorrect.
The answer, solved in the audience, by I believe our very own Elliott Mellor, was RADIATION.
Final Score: 93–40 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Alan:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Peter:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

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