Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, 1st Quarter-Final)

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Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, 1st Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:48 pm

WELCOME TO THE START OF THE SERIES 79 FINALS!!!

Countdown recap for Thursday 13 December 2018.

C1: #1 Seed Martin "The Adlington Arrow" May (8 wins, 839 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: #8 Seed Bob "The Rotherham Rocket" Lunt (7 wins, 726 points.) A retired missionary worker from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Bob was actually the #9 seed, but Robin Johnson, who would've been the #4 seed couldn't make it to the finals, so Bob was elevated into the top 8, which also denied us another series of 8 octochamps...
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S N V I E R L A O
R02: T R N I A P O H M
R03: 100, 3, 9, 8, 1, 6. Target: 717.
TTT: LETMEOPEN - ""Let me open up a whole new world for both of us", he said, as they prepared for this."
R04: S L M A O D I T Z
R05: A E R N D O S Y D
R06: 2, 7, 10, 1, 3, 5. Target: 204.
R07: S H I S Q A E A L
R08: W X E U S D O P U
R09: 75, 25, 1, 6, 9, 10. Target: 549.
TTT: PROVEDEAL - "This tree sounds like an Italian composer's friend."
R10: S B I E T C O V T
R11: G C D U A T G I E
R12: S R L U A G E F N
R13: W R R U E N K I E
R14: 50, 2, 6, 4, 3, 5. Target: 983.
R15: I C A S T P A I R (conundrum)


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Round 1: S N V I E R L A O

Martin: VERSIONAL (18)
Bob: AVERSION (8)
DC: OVERLAIN (8) RAVELINS (8)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: T R N I A P O H M

Martin: IMPORT (6)
Bob: IMPART (6)
DC: PHANTOM (7) MAINPORT (8)
Score: 24–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 3, 9, 8, 1, 6. Target: 717.

Martin: 717. ((6 + 1) x 100) + 9 + 8 (10)
Bob: 717. ((6 + 1) x 100) + 9 + 8 (10)
Score: 34–16 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: LETMEOPEN -> ELOPEMENT

Round 4: S L M A O D I T Z

Martin: MODALIST (8)
Bob: MODALIST (8)
DC: SLIM (4) DISMAL (6)
Score: 42–24 (max 44)

Round 5: A E R N D O S Y D

Martin: ADORNED (7)
Bob: SANDED (6)
DC: ADORN (5) DANDERS (7)
OT: DEODARS (7) DYNODES (7) NODDERS (7) NOYADES (7) RODDENS (7) RODNEYS (7) RONDEYS (7)
Score: 49–24 (max 51)

Round 6: 2, 7, 10, 1, 3, 5. Target: 204.

Martin: 204. (7 x 3 x 10) - 5 - 1 (10)
Bob: 204. (7 x 3 x 10) - 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 59–34 (max 61)

Dan talks about golfers and some of their ridiculous names... :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: S H I S Q A E A L

Martin: ALIASES (7)
Bob: ASSAIL (6)
DC: LASHES (6)
OT: SHEILAS (7)
Score: 66–34 (max 68)

Round 8: W X E U S D O P U

Martin: EXODUS (6)
Bob: EXODUS (6)
DC: SOUP (4) SOUPED (6)
OT: PSEUDO (6)
Score: 72–40 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 25, 1, 6, 9, 10. Target: 549.

Martin: 549. ((75 + 25 - 10) x 6) + 9 (10)
Bob: 549. ((6 + 1) x 75) + 25 - (10 - 9) (10)
Score: 82–50 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: PROVEDEAL -> PALOVERDE

Round 10: S B I E T C O V T

Martin: BOTTIES (7)
Bob: cotties
DC: COTTISE (7) COSTIVE (7)
OT: SCOTTIE (7) VETOIST (7)
Score: 89–50 (max 91)

Round 11: G C D U A T G I E

Martin: GADGET (6)
Bob: GAUGED (6)
DC: TUGGED (6)
OT: ACUTED (6) AUGITE (6) DACITE (6) DUGITE (6) TAGGED (6) TIGGED (6)
Score: 95–56 (max 97)

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

Round 12: S R L U A G E F N

Martin: EARFULS (7)
Bob: FLANGES (7)
DC: FUNERALS (8) FLANGERS (8) RANGEFUL (8) RANGEFULS (18)
Score: 102–63 (max 115)

Round 13: W R R U E N K I E

Martin: WINKER (6)
Bob: WINKER (6)
DC: REWIRE (6)
OT: KERERU (6) REKNEW (6) RUINER (6) WIENER (6)
Score: 108–69 (max 121)

Round 14: 50, 2, 6, 4, 3, 5. Target: 983.

Martin: 982. ((50 + 5) x 6 x 3) - (4 x 2) (7)
Bob: 982. (50 x 4 x 5) - (6 x 3) (7)
RR: 983. (((50 x 4) - 3) x 5) - 2 (10)
Score: 115–76 (max 131)

Round 15: I C A S T P A I R

Bob buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say PARASITIC which is correct.
Final Score: 115–86 (max 141)

A very high standard quarter-final to begin with, but Martin comes through with a brilliant 115, no doubt helped by that 18 points in the first round. He'll be back in the first semi-final on Wednesday. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 115
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 82
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Bob:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 8

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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