Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, 4th Quarter-Final)

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Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, 4th Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 December 2018.

C1: #4 Seed Dave "The St. Helens Slingshot" Ashton (8 wins, 739 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: #5 Seed Tony "The Reading Revolver" Manwani (8 wins, 715 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
DC: Susie Dent and Phill Jupitus.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S G R S O I A F E
R02: L V L U I R N U E
R03: 75, 4, 10, 7, 2, 2. Target: 527.
TTT: ROMANTICS - "There's nothing romantic about this, it's likely to result in tragedy."
R04: P D T A I V S A I
R05: R H N P E O E H N
R06: 3, 9, 5, 10, 4, 9. Target: 422.
R07: L R T W O A E T K
R08: F S T U A G C O A
R09: 100, 9, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 546.
TTT: PAILTOUCH - "The answer to this is all about common scents."
R10: B M Z O A N Q O E
R11: R J M P U E U I G
R12: T L T E A R S E R
R13: S C X N I O E Y M
R14: 100, 7, 10, 3, 5, 8. Target: 680.
R15: P A R S I X D A Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: S G R S O I A F E

Dave: GASSIER (7)
Tony: GASSIER (7)
DC: FORAGES (7)
OT: OSSIFRAGE (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: L V L U I R N U E

Dave: rivule
Tony: UNVEIL (6)
DC: INURE (5)
OT: LUNULE (6) NILLER (6) NULLER (6) UNLIVE (6) UNRULE (6)
Score: 7–13 (max 24)

Round 3: 75, 4, 10, 7, 2, 2. Target: 527.

Dave: 527. (7 x 75) + 2 (10)
Tony: 527. (7 x 75) + 2 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: ROMANTICS -> NARCOTISM

Round 4: P D T A I V S A I

Dave: STAID (5)
Tony: ADAPTS (6)
DC: VAPID (5) SAPID (5)
OT: ADIPSIA (7)
Score: 17–29 (max 41)

Round 5: R H N P E O E H N

Dave: PHONER (6)
Tony: OPENER (6)
DC: rehone HONE (4)
OT: NEPHRON (7)
Score: 23–35 (max 48)

Round 6: 3, 9, 5, 10, 4, 9. Target: 422.

Dave: 422. (((9 x 9) + 4) x 5) - 3 (10)
Tony: 422. (((9 x 5) - 4) x 10) + 9 + 3 (10)
Score: 33–45 (max 58)

Phill talks about the first jobs that everyone has had, which leads him to reveal that he first painted steamrollers. :P :lol:

Round 7: L R T W O A E T K

Dave: TROWEL (6)
Tony: RATTLE (6)
DC: WATTLE (6)
OT: KOTWAL (6) LATTER (6) LOTTER (6) RETALK (6) ROTATE (6) ROWETT (6) TALKER (6) WALKER (6) WORTLE (6)
Score: 39–51 (max 64)

Round 8: F S T U A G C O A

Dave: COAST (5)
Tony: COAST (5)
DC: FUGATOS (7)
OT: AUTOGAS (7)
Score: 44–56 (max 71)

Round 9: 100, 9, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 546.

Dave: 546. (((100 + 9) x 10) + 2) / (3 - 1) (10)
Tony: 546. ((100 + 9) x (3 + 2)) + 1 (10)
Score: 54–66 (max 81)

Teatime teaser: PAILTOUCH -> PATCHOULI

Round 10: B M Z O A N Q O E

Dave: BOOZE (5)
Tony: BEMOAN (6)
DC: BOZO (4)
OT: BAZOOM (6) NABOOM (6) ZOOMAN (6) ZOOMEN (6)
Score: 54–72 (max 87)

Round 11: R J M P U E U I G

Dave: JUMPIER (7)
Tony: JUMPIER (7)
DC: JUMPER (6) PURGE (5) IMPURE (6) UMPIRE (6)
OT: GUIPURE (7)
Score: 61–79 (max 94)

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

Round 12: T L T E A R S E R

Dave: RATTLERS (8)
Tony: RATTLERS (8)
DC: ALTERERS (8)
OT: RELATERS (8) RESTATER (8) RETREATS (8) STARTLER (8) TREATERS (8)
Score: 69–87 (max 102)

Round 13: S C X N I O E Y M

Dave: MINCES (6)
Tony: INCOMES (7)
DC: comics MIXES (5) MONIES (6) CONEYS (6)
OT: MESONIC (7) MYXINES (7)
Score: 69–94 (max 109)

Round 14: 100, 7, 10, 3, 5, 8. Target: 680.

Dave: 680. (100 - ((7 - 3) x 8)) x 10 (10)
Tony: 680. (7 x 100) - ((5 - 3) x 10) (10)
Score: 79–104 (max 119)

Round 15: P A R S I X D A Y

Tony buzzes on 10.25 seconds to say DYSPRAXIA which is correct.
Final Score: 79–114 (max 129)

Another mini-shock with Tony putting in a composed performance from start to finish to book his place in tomorrow's semi-final with Martin May, and with both getting 11 maxes in their respective quarter-finals, this sounds like a great match to come :!: :!: ;) :) :D 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

Tony:
Total score - 114
Raw score - 114
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 7.6
Raw average score per round - 7.6
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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