Wednesday 19th December 2018 (Series 79, 1st Semi-Final)

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Wednesday 19th December 2018 (Series 79, 1st Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 pm

INTO THE SEMI-FINALS WE GO...!!! ;) :) :D

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 December 2018.

C1: #1 Seed Martin "The Adlington Arrow" May (9 wins, 954 points.) A restaurant deputy manager from Adlington, Lancashire. He defeated #8 seed Bob Lunt 115-86 in his quarter-final last Thursday.
C2: #5 Seed Tony "The Reading Revolver" Manwani (9 wins, 829 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading. He defeated #4 seed Dave Ashton 114-79 in his quarter-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Phill Jupitus.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R M G U A N E A D
R02: R K M O E T W I A
R03: 2, 9, 7, 9, 4, 10. Target: 599.
TTT: REARTINTS - "It's about self-control, but when used on you, it's about limited movement."
R04: G V L O E D T O U
R05: A E I N V G L C A
R06: 10, 4, 2, 1, 9, 4. Target: 387.
R07: X T U E O N S R I
R08: D N D A O P T A A
R09: 100, 75, 4, 2, 10, 3. Target: 679.
TTT: HELDPESTS - "Johnny was without doubt the shallowest person I've ever met."
R10: J R S O E L T I E
R11: O E Z L R A P E S
R12: H P M I A F S E I
R13: R Q S E U E N I S
R14: 50, 9, 4, 3, 9, 4. Target: 891.
R15: O T H E R T U N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R M G U A N E A D

Martin: MANAGED (7)
Tony: MANAGED (7)
DC: MANAGER (7) MANURED (7) UNARMED (7)
OT: GRANDAME (8) MADRAGUE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R K M O E T W I A

Martin: worktime
Tony: TEAMWORK (8)
DC: WORKMATE (8)
Score: 7–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 2, 9, 7, 9, 4, 10. Target: 599.

Martin: 599. (((9 x 7) - 4) x 10) + 9 (10)
Tony: 599. (((9 x 7) - 4) x 10) + 9 (10)
Score: 17–25 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: REARTINTS -> RESTRAINT

Round 4: G V L O E D T O U

Martin: GLOVED (6)
Tony: GLOVED (6)
DC: outgloved OUTLOVE (7) OUTLOVED (8)
Score: 23–31 (max 34)

Round 5: A E I N V G L C A

Martin: CLEAVING (8)
Tony: CLEAVING (8)
DC: ANGELICA (8)
OT: GALVANIC (8) VALIANCE (8)
Score: 31–39 (max 42)

Round 6: 10, 4, 2, 1, 9, 4. Target: 387.

Martin: 387. ((10 x 4) + 2 + 1) x 9 (10)
Tony: 386.
Score: 41–39 (max 52)

Phill talks about the perfect Boxing Day lunch.

Round 7: X T U E O N S R I

Martin: ROUTINES (8)
Tony: STONIER (7)
DC: TONSURE (7) EXTRUSION (18)
Score: 49–39 (max 70)

Round 8: D N D A O P T A A

Martin: PANDA (5)
Tony: ADOPT (5)
DC: PATANA (6)
OT: PADANDA (7)
Score: 54–44 (max 77)

Round 9: 100, 75, 4, 2, 10, 3. Target: 679.

Martin: 679. ((10 + 2 - 3) x 75) + 4 (10)
Tony: 679. ((10 + 2 - 3) x 75) + 4 (10)
Score: 64–54 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: HELDPESTS -> DEPTHLESS

Round 10: J R S O E L T I E

Martin: LOITERS (7)
Tony: LOITERS (7)
DC: JESTER (6) TOILERS (7) jostler
OT: LITEROSE (8) ROSELITE (8)
Score: 71–61 (max 95)

Round 11: O E Z L R A P E S

Martin: PAROLEES (8)
Tony: PAROLEES (8)
DC: SPARE (5) razor
Score: 79–69 (max 103)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "dog", and how we still don't know where it came from.

Round 12: H P M I A F S E I

Martin: MISHAP (6)
Tony: MISHAP (6)
DC: FAMISH (6) IMPISH (6)
OT: MASHIE (6) MEISHI (6) SAMFIE (6)
Score: 85–75 (max 109)

Round 13: R Q S E U E N I S

Martin: ENQUIRES (8)
Tony: ENQUIRES (8)
DC: SEQUINS (7) SQUIREENS (18)
Score: 93–83 (max 127)

Round 14: 50, 9, 4, 3, 9, 4. Target: 891.

Martin: 891. Mistake in working.
Tony: -
RR: 891. ((3 - (4 / 4)) x 9 x 50) - 9 (10)
Score: 93–83 (max 137)

Round 15: O T H E R T U N E

No one buzzes. The answer was THEREUNTO.
Final Score: 93–83 (max 147)

A titanic tussle between 2 very impressive players. Unfortunately, Tony's 6 small choice in his first numbers game proved to be his undoing, and Martin takes his place in Friday's final. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

Tony:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 6

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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