Thursday 6th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 115)

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Thursday 6th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 115)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:06 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 6 December 2018.

C1: Champion Mark Jeary (2 wins, 145 (155) points.) A writer from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Martin Storie. A National Trust tour guide from Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He also works as a TV background extra. He is a tour guide at Florence Court, an 18th Century house, which is also the most westerly National Trust site in the UK.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T E S A O D L P E
R02: Z I R E D O L T M
R03: 75, 25, 10, 9, 3, 8. Target: 233.
TTT: FLASHIEST - "He had the flashiest cars and clothes, but he had nothing when it came to loyalty."
R04: T I Y E R A T R S
R05: L E T E R G N U E
R06: 50, 25, 75, 100, 5, 3. Target: 425.
R07: M O G A R O A N N
R08: V O S A R H G I W
R09: 25, 9, 2, 2, 6, 5. Target: 712.
TTT: DOESTIMMY - "Does Timmy not realise that his lack of humility makes him unpopular?"
R10: L O C J C A U P I
R11: T O N A X M O A S
R12: N I E F O R U V S
R13: N E R I B E D W D
R14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 4. Target: 918.
R15: S M U G I C O N N (conundrum)


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Round 1: T E S A O D L P E

Mark: PLEATED (7)
Martin: STAPLED (7)
DC: TADPOLES (8)
OT: ADOPTEES (8) DESOLATE (8) PEDALOES (8) PEDESTAL (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: Z I R E D O L T M

Mark: remold
Martin: MITRE (5)
DC: MITRED (6) MOTLIER (7)
Score: 7–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 10, 9, 3, 8. Target: 233.

Mark: 233. (75 x 3) + 8 (10)
Martin: 233. (75 x 3) + 8 (10)
Score: 17–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FLASHIEST -> FAITHLESS

Round 4: T I Y E R A T R S

Mark: TARRIES (7)
Martin: TRAITS (6)
DC: ARTISTRY (8)
OT: STRAITER (8) TARRIEST (8) TERTIARY (8)
Score: 24–22 (max 33)

Round 5: L E T E R G N U E

Mark: lunger
Martin: GRUNT (5)
DC: GREENLET (8)
Score: 24–27 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 25, 75, 100, 5, 3. Target: 425.

Mark: 425. (100 x 5) - 75 (10)
Martin: 425. (100 x 5) - 75 (10)
Score: 34–37 (max 51)

Nicki talks about the return of Wanted Down Under.

Round 7: M O G A R O A N N

Mark: angoran
Martin: GROAN (5)
DC: MAROON (6) RAGMAN (6)
OT: NANOGRAM (8)
Score: 34–42 (max 59)

Round 8: V O S A R H G I W

Mark: GROWS (5)
Martin: GROWS (5)
DC: GARISH (6) VIRAGOS (7)
Score: 39–47 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 9, 2, 2, 6, 5. Target: 712.

Mark: 711. (((6 x 5) - 2) x 25) + 2 + 9 (7)
Martin: -
RR: 712. (((9 + 5) x 25) + 6) x 2 (10)
Score: 46–47 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: DOESTIMMY -> IMMODESTY

Round 10: L O C J C A U P I

Mark: COIL (4)
Martin: CLIP (4)
DC: COPULA (6)
OT: CALICO (6) COUCAL (6) COUPLA (6) CUPOLA (6) PAILOU (6)
Score: 50–51 (max 82)

Round 11: T O N A X M O A S

Mark: ATOMS (5)
Martin: MANTA (5)
DC: ONOMAST (7)
OT: MANOAOS (7)
Score: 55–56 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words for playground truces.

Round 12: N I E F O R U V S

Mark: SENIOR (6)
Martin: FIVERS (6)
DC: SOUVENIR (8)
Score: 61–62 (max 97)

Round 13: N E R I B E D W D

Mark: BENDIER (7)
Martin: rewired
DC: INBREED (7)
OT: BINDWEED (8) REWINDED (8)
Score: 68–62 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 4. Target: 918.

Mark: 919. (100 x 10) - 75 - 4 - (50 / 25) (7)
Martin: 925.
RR: 918. (((100 + 75) / 25) + 10) x (50 + 4) (10)
Score: 75–62 (max 115)

Round 15: S M U G I C O N N

Mark buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say CONSUMING which is correct.
Final Score: 85–62 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

Martin:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 2

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