Wednesday 28th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 109)

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Wednesday 28th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 109)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 November 2018.

C1: Champion Andrew Jackson (6 wins, 576 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: Challenger Steve Rose. A library deputy director from Birmingham. He loves San Francisco, and has been many times.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N P R U E A M V D
R02: T S E O H A C S I
R03: 100, 5, 9, 10, 1, 7. Target: 217.
TTT: TINARENTS - "Tina rents an apartment, but she won't be staying there for very long."
R04: G T D E E S O W R
R05: V G M E I O S H A
R06: 50, 1, 1, 7, 6, 6. Target: 502.
R07: F N T E E D L O I
R08: S R A E I J S B T
R09: 100, 6, 1, 3, 2, 7. Target: 224.
TTT: UNCLENOSH - "My uncle loved to nosh, he could these for several hours."
R10: M Z W E I R O N E
R11: P L F C U E I A T
R12: L S A E A R N R O
R13: N T P O A E X T B
R14: 8, 1, 2, 2, 6, 9. Target: 582.
R15: D E P O T D O E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: N P R U E A M V D

Andrew: REVAMP (6)
Steve: overman
DC: PRUNED (6) MANURE (6) MANURED (7)
OT: DURAMEN (7) MAUNDER (7) PARVENU (7) PREDAMN (7) UNARMED (7) UNPARED (7) UNPAVED (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T S E O H A C S I

Andrew: CHASES (6)
Steve: CHASES (6)
DC: ACHIOTES (8)
OT: CHASTISE (8) SOCIATES (8)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 5, 9, 10, 1, 7. Target: 217.

Andrew: 217. ((7 - 5) x (100 + 9)) - 1 (10)
Steve: 217. ((9 - 7) x (100 + 1)) + 10 + 5 (10)
Score: 22–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TINARENTS -> TRANSIENT

Round 4: G T D E E S O W R

Andrew: STOWED (6)
Steve: TOWERED (7)
DC: TOWERS (6) WORSTED (7)
OT: RESTOWED (8)
Score: 22–23 (max 33)

Round 5: V G M E I O S H A

Andrew: HOMAGES (7)
Steve: IMAGES (6)
DC: HOAGIES (7)
OT: MISGAVE (7) OHMAGES (7)
Score: 29–23 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 1, 1, 7, 6, 6. Target: 502.

Andrew: 500. (6 + 6 - 1 - 1) x 50 (7)
Steve: -
RR: 503. (7)
OT: 503. ((50 - 7 - 1) x (6 + 6)) - 1 (7)
Score: 36–23 (max 47)

Jenny talks about staying in hotels, and avoiding people watching sport.

Round 7: F N T E E D L O I

Andrew: LIFTED (6)
Steve: TOILED (6)
DC: DELETION (8)
Score: 42–29 (max 55)

Round 8: S R A E I J S B T

Andrew: BREASTS (7)
Steve: baisters
DC: BASTERS (7) BASSIER (7) BRASSIE (7)
OT: ARSIEST (7 - Jenny said there was a 7 she couldn't read out, possibly this one... :P :P ) BAITERS (7) BARITES (7) BESTIRS (7) BITSERS (7) BRAISES (7) REBAITS (7) SATIRES (7)
Score: 49–29 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 6, 1, 3, 2, 7. Target: 224.

Andrew: 224. (((3 - 1) x 6) + 100) x 2 (10)
Steve: 224. ((7 + 1) x 3) + (2 x 100) (10)
Score: 59–39 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: UNCLENOSH -> LUNCHEONS

Round 10: M Z W E I R O N E

Andrew: RENEW (5)
Steve: WIREMEN (7)
DC: zoner REZONE (6)
Score: 59–46 (max 79)

Round 11: P L F C U E I A T

Andrew: UPLIFT (6)
Steve: UPLIFT (6)
DC: CAPFUL (6) PICULET (7)
OT: FLEAPIT (7) PELICAT (7) PLICATE (7) PULICAT (7)
Score: 65–52 (max 86)

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

Round 12: L S A E A R N R O

Andrew: ARSENAL (7)
Steve: LOANERS (7)
DC: SERRANO (7)
OT: AREOLAR (7) RELOANS (7) SNARLER (7)
Score: 72–59 (max 93)

Round 13: N T P O A E X T B

Andrew: PATENT (6)
Steve: PATTEN (6)
DC: TEAPOT (6) POTENT (6)
OT: BATTEN (6) BOTNET (6) EXTANT (6) NOTATE (6) OPTANT (6) OPTATE (6)
Score: 78–65 (max 99)

Round 14: 8, 1, 2, 2, 6, 9. Target: 582.

Andrew: 581. Mistake in working.
Steve: -
RR: 582. ((((2 + 6) x 9) + 1) x 8) - 2 (10)
Score: 78–65 (max 109)

Round 15: D E P O T D O E R

No one buzzes. The answer was TORPEDOED.
Final Score: 78–65 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 7

Steve:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 5

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