Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)

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Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:51 pm

Are we about to have our EIGHTH OCTOCHAMP.... :?: :?:

Countdown recap for Thursday 29 November 2018.

C1: Champion Andrew Jackson (7 wins, 654 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: Challenger Archie Crane. A bookkeeper from Milnrow, Lancashire. He once won £22,000 from an 80p bet :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: 8-) 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N R D U O I G S S
R02: G R T D A A E R L
R03: 25, 2, 2, 5, 7, 10. Target: 450.
TTT: GRILLMENU - "It sounds like the German footballer was absolutely destroying the opposition."
R04: Y P Q D E O E M O
R05: L K N I U B E R S
R06: 100, 25, 75, 5, 9, 10. Target: 127.
R07: H P T A D U I A W
R08: N L B T O I C V U
R09: 25, 7, 5, 2, 1, 10. Target: 357.
TTT: USERAPTOR - "He wanted to use a raptor for his Jurassic project, but had to settle for this instead."
R10: R F L E A E T S I
R11: P N T U A E R S O
R12: I O A W H P R M I
R13: G I J S F E O N T
R14: 8, 9, 1, 3, 5, 6. Target: 626.
R15: E L F U N F A C E (conundrum)


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

Andrew: SOURING (7)
Archie: ROUSING (7)
DC: DOSSING (7)
OT: DOUSING (7) GRISONS (7) GROUNDS (7) GUIDONS (7) NIGROUS (7) OURSINS (7) ROSSING (7) ROUGINS (7) ROUSSIN (7) SOUSING (7) SUDRONS (7) SUDSING (7) UNGIRDS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: G R T D A A E R L

Andrew: GRATED (6)
Archie: GLARED (6)
DC: GRADER (6) GRADATE (7)
OT: ALGRADE (7) ALTARED (7) DATALER (7) LATERAD (7) REALGAR (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 2, 2, 5, 7, 10. Target: 450.

Andrew: 450. ((2 / 2) + 7 + 10) x 25 (10)
Archie: 450. (7 + 2) x 10 x 5 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GRILLMENU -> MULLERING

Round 4: Y P Q D E O E M O

Andrew: MOODY (5)
Archie: MOPED (5)
DC: poemed
OT: YOMPED (6)
Score: 28–28 (max 30)

Round 5: L K N I U B E R S

Andrew: BLINKERS (8)
Archie: BLINKERS (8)
DC: BUNKERS (7) LUNKERS (7)
Score: 36–36 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 25, 75, 5, 9, 10. Target: 127.

Andrew: 127. 25 + 100 + (10 / 5) (10)
Archie: 127. 25 + 100 + (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 46–46 (max 48)

Jenny talks about her love of cardigans.

Round 7: H P T A D U I A W

Andrew: AWAIT (5)
Archie: haptid
DC: waap PATHIA (6)
Score: 51–46 (max 54)

Round 8: N L B T O I C V U

Andrew: UNBOLT (6)
Archie: COUNT (5)
DC: UNCOIL (6)
OT: BOTULIN (7) LINOCUT (7)
Score: 57–46 (max 61)

Round 9: 25, 7, 5, 2, 1, 10. Target: 357.

Andrew: 357. ((5 - 1 + 10) x 25) + 7 (10)
Archie: 357. (((5 x 2) + 25) x 10) + 7 (10)
Score: 67–56 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: USERAPTOR -> PTEROSAUR

Round 10: R F L E A E T S I

Andrew: LEAFIEST (8)
Archie: REFLATES (8)
DC: TRIFLES (7) FEARTIES (8)
OT: FREETAILS (18)
Score: 75–64 (max 89)

Round 11: P N T U A E R S O

Andrew: PUNTERS (7)
Archie: PARENTS (7)
DC: APTEROUS (8) RESPONAUT (18)
Score: 82–71 (max 107)

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

Round 12: I O A W H P R M I

Andrew: WHIP (4)
Archie: HARM (4)
DC: WHOMP (5) PHWOAR (6)
OT: MORPHIA (7) POWHIRI (7)
Score: 86–75 (max 114)

Round 13: G I J S F E O N T

Andrew: JESTING (7)
Archie: JESTING (7)
DC: JINGOES (7)
OT: SOFTING (7)
Score: 93–82 (max 121)

Round 14: 8, 9, 1, 3, 5, 6. Target: 626.

Andrew: 630. 6 x 5 x (9 + 8 + 3 + 1) (7)
Archie: -
RR: 626. ((8 + 6) x 5 x 9) - 1 - 3 (10)
Score: 100–82 (max 131)

Round 15: E L F U N F A C E

Andrew buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say AFFLUENCE which is correct.
Final Score: 110–82 (max 141)

Well, Archie put up a strong showing, but Andrew becomes our EIGHTH octochamp of the series, and his 764 points put him at #3 on the leaderboard, and amazingly, Alan Duval is now a man on the precipice... Could he be the first octochamp to fail to qualify for a series finals :!: :!: :?: :?:

We'll find out, as the finals get ever nearer, with just 9 shows to go before the finals begin in 2 weeks time on December 13.... 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 7

Archie:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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