Wednesday 5th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 114)

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Wednesday 5th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 114)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:37 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 December 2018.

C1: Champion Mark Jeary (1 win, 88 points.) A writer from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Amy Nott. A Welsh language student from Aberystwyth, originally from Hengoed, Gwent. She's a keen cyclist, and is a ride leader for UK Breeze, a campaign to encourage women to ride on bikes.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M A F I W O X I V
R02: G N A O D H R E A
R03: 75, 50, 5, 2, 10, 7. Target: 418.
TTT: POLORACER - "He might take part in a bit of karaoke on the way to work."
R04: G S N O E O I P K
R05: P E D A J E S H N
R06: 75, 100, 5, 9, 10, 2. Target: 871.
R07: R I U I S L B O E
R08: T V D A E I S G O
R09: 100, 5, 6, 10, 2, 10. Target: 370.
TTT: INTRODUCE - "It used to be called a sauce, until they introduced this silly word for it."
R10: T P M N E A E S O
R11: W A C E R A M N O
R12: D F Q A U E C R S
R13: B O U I L T R S E
R14: 75, 25, 10, 5, 5, 7. Target: 179.
R15: C A N D Y T I M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M A F I W O X I V

Mark: AXIOM (5)
Amy: FOX (3)
DC: MIAOW (5)
OT: OMIAI (5)
Score: 5–0 (max 5)

Round 2: G N A O D H R E A

Mark: DANGER (6)
Amy: DANGER (6)
DC: HANGARED (8)
Score: 11–6 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 50, 5, 2, 10, 7. Target: 418.

Mark: 410.
Amy: 418. (7 x 50) + 75 - 5 - 2 (10)
Score: 11–16 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: POLORACER -> CARPOOLER

Round 4: G S N O E O I P K

Mark: SPOOKING (8)
Amy: SPOOKING (8)
Score: 19–24 (max 31)

Round 5: P E D A J E S H N

Mark: SHAPED (6)
Amy: SHAPED (6)
DC: PHASED (6)
OT: DAPHNES (7) DASHEEN (7) PEAHENS (7)
Score: 25–30 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 100, 5, 9, 10, 2. Target: 871.

Mark: 867. ((100 - 5) x 9) + 10 + 2 (7)
Amy: 880.
RR: 871. ((100 + 75) x 5) - (9 - (10 / 2)) (10)
Score: 32–30 (max 48)

Nicki talks about her role in the birth of talent shows via Popstars.

Round 7: R I U I S L B O E

Mark: blousier
Amy: BOILERS (7)
DC: BILIOUS (7) RISIBLE (7)
OT: RIBULOSE (8)
Score: 32–37 (max 56)

Round 8: T V D A E I S G O

Mark: OVATES (6)
Amy: SEAT (4)
DC: GODETIA (7) GODETIAS (8)
Score: 38–37 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 5, 6, 10, 2, 10. Target: 370.

Mark: 370. Mistake in working.
Amy: 370. ((5 - 2) x 100) + (6 x 10) + 10 (10)
Score: 38–47 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: INTRODUCE -> REDUCTION

Round 10: T P M N E A E S O

Mark: TEAMS (5)
Amy: TEASE (5)
DC: POSTMEN (7) TAMPONS (7)
OT: PEASTONE (8)
Score: 43–52 (max 82)

Round 11: W A C E R A M N O

Mark: ROMANCE (7)
Amy: CREAM (5)
DC: MACARON (7)
OT: ACREMAN (7) CREWMAN (7) MOREANA (7)
Score: 50–52 (max 89)

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

Round 12: D F Q A U E C R S

Mark: SQUARED (7)
Amy: SURFACED (8)
Score: 50–60 (max 97)

Round 13: B O U I L T R S E

Mark: REBUILT (7)
Amy: REBUILT (7)
DC: TROUBLES (8)
OT: BURLIEST (8) OUTLIERS (8) RIBULOSE (8)
Score: 57–67 (max 105)

Round 14: 75, 25, 10, 5, 5, 7. Target: 179.

Mark: 179. ((25 - 7) x 10) - (5 / 5) (10)
Amy: 175.
Score: 67–67 (max 115)

Round 15: C A N D Y T I M E

No one buzzes. The answer was MENDACITY.
Score: 67–67 (max 125)

So, for the first time since April, we have a TIE-BREAK CONUNDRUM!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Tie-break conundrum: S N I F I G R I M

Mark buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say MISFIRING which is correct.
Final Score: 77–67 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 67 (77)
Raw score - 79 (89)
Total % of max - 54 (62)
Raw % of max - 63 (71)
Total average score per round - 4.5 (4.8)
Raw average score per round - 5.3 (5.6)
Number of maxes - 4 (5)

Amy:
Total score - 67 (67)
Raw score - 91 (91)
Total % of max - 54 (54)
Raw % of max - 73 (73)
Total average score per round - 4.5 (4.2)
Raw average score per round - 6.1 (5.7)
Number of maxes - 4 (4)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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