Friday 14th December 2018 (Series 79, 2nd Quarter-Final)

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Friday 14th December 2018 (Series 79, 2nd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:34 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 14 December 2018.

C1: #2 Seed Mike "The Hull Hammer" Daysley (8 wins, 786 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire.
C2: #7 Seed Adam "The Twickenham Tomahawk" Rolston (8 wins, 650 points.) A film producer from Twickenham, Greater London.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I O N P E T A F
R02: S M O E P R I J D
R03: 50, 5, 9, 5, 3, 10. Target: 233.
TTT: NOAILMENT - "You don't take this for an ailment, but some take it to get to sleep."
R04: A I B T R U G L R
R05: M A L R E N L I E
R06: 5, 9, 10, 3, 6, 1. Target: 884.
R07: S A V R O N L E S
R08: Y G B A I V E T L
R09: 25, 50, 5, 6, 9, 1. Target: 670.
TTT: DINGUSTIP - "It sounds like they're having an argument over a chap called Vladimir."
R10: R E O N H A S P D
R11: T E C T O N H E Z
R12: S W R O A S E G D
R13: S R O U N S E T R
R14: 50, 4, 9, 6, 10, 6. Target: 934.
R15: E A T T U L I P S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I O N P E T A F

Mike: FATTEN (6)
Adam: POTENT (6)
DC: PANTO (5) FETTA (5) OPIATE (6) PATENT (6)
OT: FETATION (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: S M O E P R I J D

Mike: PROMISED (8)
Adam: PROMISED (8)
DC: PRISM (5) PRIDE (5) IMPOSED (7)
OT: PEJORISM (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 5, 9, 5, 3, 10. Target: 233.

Mike: 233. (50 x 5) - (10 + 9) - (5 - 3) (10)
Adam: 233. (50 x 5) - (10 + 9) - (5 - 3) (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NOAILMENT -> MELATONIN

Round 4: A I B T R U G L R

Mike: BURGLAR (7)
Adam: GRAIL (5)
DC: TRIBAL (6) BRUTAL (6) GUITAR (6)
OT: BATGIRL (7)
Score: 31–24 (max 33)

Round 5: M A L R E N L I E

Mike: MANLIER (7)
Adam: RELINE (6)
DC: EMAIL (5) EMAILER (7) RAILMEN (7)
OT: MALLEIN (7) MANILLE (7) MARLINE (7) MEALIER (7) MINERAL (7) REELMAN (7) REMANIE (7) RILLEEN (7)
Score: 38–24 (max 40)

Round 6: 5, 9, 10, 3, 6, 1. Target: 884.

Mike: -
Adam: -
RR: 884. (((6 + 1) x 9) + 5) x (10 + 3) (10)
Score: 38–24 (max 50)

Dan talks about General Jacob DeShazer, who took part in the Doolittle Raids during World War II, and ended up living in Japan, after trying to bomb it in retaliation for Pearl Harbor.

Round 7: S A V R O N L E S

Mike: SLAVERS (7)
Adam: OARLESS (7)
DC: OVALNESS (8) VERONAL (7)
Score: 45–31 (max 58)

Round 8: Y G B A I V E T L

Mike: GAIETY (6)
Adam: GAIETY (6)
DC: YETI (4) GLAIVE (6) ALBEIT (6)
OT: VILAYET (7)
Score: 51–37 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 50, 5, 6, 9, 1. Target: 670.

Mike: 670. ((9 + 5) x 50) - (25 + 6 - 1) (10)
Adam: 669.
Score: 61–37 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: DINGUSTIP -> DISPUTING

Round 10: R E O N H A S P D

Mike: PHRASED (7)
Adam: PHONERS (7)
DC: ORPHANED (8)
OT: ADPERSON (8) OPERANDS (8) PADRONES (8) PANDEROS (8) PANDOERS (8) PANDORES (8) PARSONED (8) RHAPSODE (8)
Score: 68–44 (max 83)

Round 11: T E C T O N H E Z

Mike: TENT (4)
Adam: TECHNO (6)
DC: TONE (4)
OT: CENOTE (6) OCTENE (6) TECHNE (6) THENCE (6)
Score: 68–50 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some countries.

Round 12: S W R O A S E G D

Mike: DOWAGERS (8)
Adam: GRASSED (7)
DC: SWORDS (6)
OT: WORDAGES (8)
Score: 76–50 (max 97)

Round 13: S R O U N S E T R

Mike: TROUSERS (8)
Adam: TROUSERS (8)
DC: TONSURES (8)
OT: NUTROSES (8) ROUSTERS (8) SNORTERS (8)
Score: 84–58 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 4, 9, 6, 10, 6. Target: 934.

Mike: 934. ((10 + 9) x 50) - (6 + 6 + 4) (10)
Adam: 936.
Score: 94–58 (max 115)

Round 15: E A T T U L I P S

Mike buzzes on 13 seconds to say STIPULATE which is correct.
Final Score: 104–58 (max 125)

A good return by our #2 seed in this second semi-final, although with the exception of TECHNO, Adam didn't put up as much of a fight as Bob did yesterday, but still Mike will be back on Thursday for the second semi-final.

Statistics Corner

Mike:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 9

Adam:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

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