Tuesday 27th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 108)

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Tuesday 27th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 108)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:39 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 27 November 2018.

C1: Champion Andrew Jackson (5 wins, 479 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: Challenger Abby Whatley. A maths teacher from Romsey, Hampshire. She plays tennis for the Hampshire Apsleys, but has taken time out of that recently to have a baby daughter called Amelia.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N S O I E T F W
R02: R C I U A R T R Y
R03: 75, 5, 4, 9, 9, 6. Target: 813.
TTT: ROLEPANIC - "The little China doll had skin made of this."
R04: M O G J A U R L Z
R05: S X B I E O F H M
R06: 25, 75, 100, 10, 7, 9. Target: 144.
R07: P S D A I A T W I
R08: R G I O L S O N T
R09: 100, 5, 7, 3, 1, 4. Target: 957.
TTT: HERDOESNT - "Her hair doesn't look as long as it usually is."
R10: V E E P M N I A S
R11: R L B U E N G U T
R12: P D A E R S T A K
R13: D U E L N O R D Q
R14: 100, 50, 8, 1, 3, 10. Target: 326.
R15: T R O D W H I M S (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N S O I E T F W

Andrew: FLOWIEST (8)
Abby: LIONS (5)
DC: FOILS (5) TOWLINES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R C I U A R T R Y

Andrew: CARRY (5)
Abby: RARITY (6)
DC: ACUITY (6)
OT: RAUCITY (7)
Score: 8–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 5, 4, 9, 9, 6. Target: 813.

Andrew: 814. (75 - (9 / 9)) x (6 + 5) (7)
Abby: 812. ((6 + 5) x 75) - (9 + 4) (7)
RR: 813. ((((9 - 5) x 4) + 75) x 9) - 6 (10)
Score: 15–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ROLEPANIC -> PORCELAIN

Round 4: M O G J A U R L Z

Andrew: GLAMOUR (7)
Abby: gaul
DC: ZAG (3)
Score: 22–13 (max 32)

Round 5: S X B I E O F H M

Andrew: HOMIES (6)
Abby: HOMIES (6)
DC: BOXFISH (7) HIMBOS (6)
Score: 28–19 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 10, 7, 9. Target: 144.

Andrew: 144. 10 + 9 + 25 + 100 (10)
Abby: 142.
Score: 38–19 (max 49)

Jenny talks about her hobby of gardening.

Round 7: P S D A I A T W I

Andrew: AWAITS (6)
Abby: pitsaw
DC: WAPITIS (7)
OT: ADIPSIA (7)
Score: 44–19 (max 56)

Round 8: R G I O L S O N T

Andrew: STOOLING (8)
Abby: STOOL (5)
DC: LIONS (5) ROOSTING (8) LOTIONS (7)
OT: ROOTLING (8)
Score: 52–19 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 5, 7, 3, 1, 4. Target: 957.

Andrew: 955. ((100 - 5) x (7 + 3)) + 4 + 1 (7)
Abby: -
RR: 957. ((5 + 4) x (7 - 1 + 100)) + 3 (10)
Score: 59–19 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: HERDOESNT -> SHORTENED

Round 10: V E E P M N I A S

Andrew: PIEMAN (6)
Abby: sapine
DC: VAPES (5) PENSIVE (7) PEAVINES (8)
Score: 65–19 (max 82)

Round 11: R L B U E N G U T

Andrew: BLUNTER (7)
Abby: BUNGLER (7)
OT: BLUNGER (7)
Score: 72–26 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some comparatives and superlatives of words.

Round 12: P D A E R S T A K

Andrew: ADAPTERS (8)
Abby: DARKEST (7)
DC: PARTAKES (8) SPARKED (7)
OT: ARTSPEAK (8) PARKADES (8) READAPTS (8)
Score: 80–26 (max 97)

Round 13: D U E L N O R D Q

Andrew: droled
Abby: ROUNDED (7)
DC: DROLE (5) LORDED (6) UNLORDED (8)
Score: 80–33 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 50, 8, 1, 3, 10. Target: 326.

Andrew: 325. ((100 + 8) x 3) + 1 (7)
Abby: 328.
RR: 326. ((100 - 8) x 3) + 50 (10)
Score: 87–33 (max 115)

Round 15: T R O D W H I M S

Andrew buzzes on 16.75 seconds to say WORDSMITH which is correct.
Final Score: 97–33 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Abby:
Total score - 33
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 26
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 2.2
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 1

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