Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)

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Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:31 pm

TIME FOR THE LAST PRELIMINARY OF SERIES 79!!!

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 December 2018.

C1: Champion Brendan Whitehurst (3 wins, 310 points.) A supermarket worker from Derby.
C2: Challenger David Rutherford. An audio-visual transcriber from Bolton.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W A N E T U L I Z
R02: A M R O E D S I C
R03: 50, 2, 3, 1, 9, 8. Target: 901.
TTT: PRIMEFAIL - "I've got prime audio equipment which hopefully won't fail when I play the guitar."
R04: S U V E N D O S C
R05: H E G A L O W E T
R06: 25, 50, 1, 7, 4, 6. Target: 385.
R07: N I R E S O L U R
R08: G E S R A E V I X
R09: 25, 4, 5, 8, 2, 3. Target: 188.
TTT: MOBSUITUP - "His personality offended almost everyone, he was this sort of chap."
R10: H E A S N E S G P
R11: M A Y I B O F E T
R12: D O E L I R T E P
R13: D A T E S I Q O D
R14: 100, 25, 75, 1, 8, 2. Target: 959.
R15: T I N I B R A V O (conundrum)


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Round 1: W A N E T U L I Z

Brendan: ALIEN (5)
David: AUNTIE (6)
DC: WALNUT (6)
OT: ALUNITE (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: A M R O E D S I C

Brendan: MISREAD (7)
David: CARDIES (7)
DC: CREAMS (6) SIDECAR (7) COMRADES (8)
OT: IDOCRASE (8) MERCADOS (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 2, 3, 1, 9, 8. Target: 901.

Brendan: 901. (9 x 2 x 50) + 1 (10)
David: 901. (9 x 2 x 50) + 1 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PRIMEFAIL -> AMPLIFIER

Round 4: S U V E N D O S C

Brendan: COVENS (6)
David: DUNCES (6)
DC: NOSE (4) DOVES (5) SECONDS (7)
OT: ESCUDOS (7)
Score: 23–29 (max 32)

Round 5: H E G A L O W E T

Brendan: GOATEE (6)
David: LEGATE (6)
DC: HALO (4) THALWEG (7)
OT: HELOTAGE (8)
Score: 29–35 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 50, 1, 7, 4, 6. Target: 385.

Brendan: 385. (50 + 4 + 1) x 7 (10)
David: 381.
Score: 39–35 (max 50)

Dan talks about how social media can be a place where criticism is rife...

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

Brendan: LORRIES (7)
David: LORRIES (7)
DC: sirloin LORINERS (8)
Score: 46–42 (max 58)

Round 8: G E S R A E V I X

Brendan: GRIEVES (7)
David: -
DC: GRAVIES (7) GAS (3)
OT: GREAVES (7) REGIVES (7) RIVAGES (7)
Score: 53–42 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 4, 5, 8, 2, 3. Target: 188.

Brendan: 188. (25 x 8) - (4 x 3) (10)
David: 188. (25 x 8) - (4 x 3) (10)
Score: 63–52 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: MOBSUITUP -> BUMPTIOUS

Round 10: H E A S N E S G P

Brendan: PEAHENS (7)
David: SHAPES (6)
DC: PEAS (4) GNASHES (7)
OT: NGAPEES (7) PEANESS (7) PEGASSE (7) PESAGES (7)
Score: 70–52 (max 82)

Round 11: M A Y I B O F E T

Brendan: BEFIT (5)
David: BOATIE (6)
DC: BEATIFY (7)
OT: FOYAITE (7)
Score: 70–58 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "crapper" and "John".

Round 12: D O E L I R T E P

Brendan: LOITERED (8)
David: LOITERED (8)
DC: REPTILE (7) PEEL (4) PERIDOT (7)
OT: DOLERITE (8) PETIOLED (8) PROTEIDE (8)
Score: 78–66 (max 97)

Round 13: D A T E S I Q O D

Brendan: TOADIES (7)
David: TOADIES (7)
DC: DATES (5) TODDIES (7)
OT: IODATES (7) TOADIED (7)
Score: 85–73 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 1, 8, 2. Target: 959.

Brendan: 960. ((100 + 1) x (8 + 2)) - (75 - 25) (7)
David: -
OT: 959. ((((75 - 1) x 8) - 100) x 2) - 25 (10)
Score: 92–73 (max 114)

Round 15: T I N I B R A V O

David buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say VIBRATION which is correct.
Final Score: 92–83 (max 124)

So, Brendan departs for now as our carryover champion, but he's in for a long, long wait, as we have both the Series finals, and the next Champion of Champions tournament too, so his next show isn't until Wednesday 23rd January next year :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o

Statistics Corner

Brendan:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

David:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 5

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