Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)

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Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 7 December 2018.

C1: Champion Mark Jeary (3 wins, 230 (240) points.) A writer from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Brendan Whitehurst. A supermarket worker from Derby. He's a fan of escape rooms.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P A L E X N O S A
R02: T I Z A T U D E C
R03: 25, 2, 8, 10, 10, 7. Target: 350.
TTT: FLUNGEACH - "She flung each garment back into the wardrobe, the weather just wouldn't make its mind up."
R04: M A G E T I R U M
R05: R E I C S R O Y T
R06: 75, 50, 9, 5, 2, 7. Target: 257.
R07: L A N E S J P I T
R08: L U T E R O L I D
R09: 75, 8, 10, 9, 10, 1. Target: 540.
TTT: SIMBEHELD - "If you want to solve this, you need to focus on the flaw."
R10: P E B I H E S O V
R11: G R A I U N M V N
R12: S E H A N E W A R
R13: W G R O E I S D F
R14: 100, 8, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 500.
R15: T E X T M E S I R (conundrum)


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Round 1: P A L E X N O S A

Mark: expels
Brendan: PANELS (6)
DC: NOPALES (7)
OT: NESPOLA (7) OXALANS (7) PAESANO (7) PALONES (7) PANAXES (7) PANELAS (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: T I Z A T U D E C

Mark: DICTATE (7)
Brendan: DICTATE (7)
DC: DEUTZIA (7)
OT: CITATED (7)
Score: 7–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 2, 8, 10, 10, 7. Target: 350.

Mark: 350. (25 + 10) x 10 (10)
Brendan: 350. 25 x 2 x 7 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FLUNGEACH -> CHANGEFUL

Round 4: M A G E T I R U M

Mark: RUMMAGE (7)
Brendan: MIGRATE (7)
DC: RAGTIME (7)
OT: IMMATURE (8)
Score: 24–30 (max 32)

Round 5: R E I C S R O Y T

Mark: CORRIES (7)
Brendan: COSIER (6)
DC: CORSETRY (8)
Score: 31–30 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 50, 9, 5, 2, 7. Target: 257.

Mark: 257. (50 x 5) + 7 (10)
Brendan: 257. (50 x 5) + 7 (10)
Score: 41–40 (max 50)

Nicki talks about her new gardening challenge show on Channel 5.

Round 7: L A N E S J P I T

Mark: PLAINEST (8)
Brendan: PLAINEST (8)
DC: PANTILES (8) PENTAILS (8)
Score: 49–48 (max 58)

Round 8: L U T E R O L I D

Mark: TROLLIED (8)
Brendan: TROLLIED (8)
Score: 57–56 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 8, 10, 9, 10, 1. Target: 540.

Mark: 539.
Brendan: 540. ((75 - 10) x 8) + 10 + 9 + 1 (10)
Score: 57–66 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: SIMBEHELD -> BLEMISHED

Round 10: P E B I H E S O V

Mark: SHEEP (5)
Brendan: HIVES (5)
DC: PEEVISH (7) PHOEBE (6) PHOEBES (7)
OT: BEHOVES (7)
Score: 62–71 (max 83)

Round 11: G R A I U N M V N

Mark: RAVING (6)
Brendan: ARMING (6)
OT: MANURING (8) UNARMING (8)
Score: 68–77 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nought" and "naughty".

Round 12: S E H A N E W A R

Mark: washers
Brendan: WASHER (6)
DC: ANSWER (6) WEANER (6) WEANERS (7)
OT: WHEREAS (7)
Score: 68–83 (max 98)

Round 13: W G R O E I S D F

Mark: FRIDGES (7)
Brendan: WORDIES (7)
DC: DOWRIES (7) WIDGERS (7) FIREDOGS (8)
Score: 75–90 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 8, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 500.

Mark: 500. 5 x 100 (10)
Brendan: 500. 100 x 5 (10)
Score: 85–100 (max 116)

Round 15: T E X T M E S I R

Brendan buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say EXTREMIST which is correct.
Final Score: 85–110 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 6

Brendan:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 92
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 8

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