Wednesday 30th January 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 6)

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Wednesday 30th January 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 6)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:15 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 30 January 2019.

C1: Champion Adam Davidson (1 win, 98 points.) An executive search consultant from Gillingham, Kent.
C2: Challenger Olwen Evans. A retired local government official from London. She likes doing Welsh choir singing in Powys.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z T C B E A I L N
R02: B N T O A E P R F
R03: 25, 50, 3, 10, 6, 9. Target: 813.
TTT: REDHAPPEN - "He went to arrest somebody, but couldn't understand why."
R04: R G D I E A T M D
R05: S P M G U E O C L
R06: 50, 2, 10, 10, 7, 3. Target: 832.
R07: M A S E V R N O J
R08: L G R U A I G T E
R09: 75, 50, 10, 10, 3, 9. Target: 790.
TTT: GOTCHIRPY - "You can't just go and publish another person's work if it's protected by this."
R10: R S L O E A R D H
R11: T X E I W L O S D
R12: V F T A I O N H E
R13: P W I A S Y E R S
R14: 50, 1, 7, 6, 5, 9. Target: 562.
R15: P I G L E T D E N (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z T C B E A I L N

Adam: CABLE (5)
Olwen: ENTAIL (6)
DC: CLIENT (6) ALBEIT (6)
OT: BLINTZE (7) CABINET (7) CITABLE (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: B N T O A E P R F

Adam: PROFANE (7)
Olwen: PRONATE (7)
DC: BANTER (6)
OT: PANFORTE (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 3, 10, 6, 9. Target: 813.

Adam: 812. ((10 + 6) x 50) + 9 + 3 (7)
Olwen: 812. ((10 + 6) x 50) + 9 + 3 (7)
RR: 813. ((10 + 6) x 50) + 25 - (9 + 3) (10)
Score: 14–20 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: REDHAPPEN -> APPREHEND

Round 4: R G D I E A T M D

Adam: graited
Olwen: MIGRATED (8)
Score: 14–28 (max 33)

Round 5: S P M G U E O C L

Adam: gloves
Olwen: CLUMPS (6)
DC: GLUCOSE (7) COUPLES (7) POGUES (6) MOGULS (6)
OT: COMPELS (7) GLUMOSE (7) OPUSCLE (7) PLOGUES (7) PLUMOSE (7)
Score: 14–34 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 2, 10, 10, 7, 3. Target: 832.

Adam: 833. ((10 + 7) x 50) - (2 x 10) + 3 (7)
Olwen: -
RR: 832. ((50 - 10) x 3 x 7) - (10 - 2) (10)
Score: 21–34 (max 50)

Jay talks about his new book which mentions all the negative restaurant reviews he has done as a critic.

Round 7: M A S E V R N O J

Adam: OVERMANS (8)
Olwen: RAVENS (6)
DC: MOANERS (7) MAVENS (6)
OT: OVERSMAN (8)
Score: 29–34 (max 58)

Round 8: L G R U A I G T E

Adam: UGLIER (6)
Olwen: GRAIL (5)
DC: LAGGIER (7) LIGATURE (8)
Score: 35–34 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 50, 10, 10, 3, 9. Target: 790.

Adam: 790. (75 x 10) + 50 - 10 (10)
Olwen: 790. (75 x 10) + 50 - 10 (10)
Score: 45–44 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: GOTCHIRPY -> COPYRIGHT

Round 10: R S L O E A R D H

Adam: LOADERS (7)
Olwen: RELOADS (7)
DC: ORDEALS (7) HOARDERS (8)
Score: 52–51 (max 84)

Round 11: T X E I W L O S D

Adam: dowliest
Olwen: WILDEST (7)
DC: WILTED (6) SOILED (6)
OT: LOWSIDE (7)
Score: 52–58 (max 91)

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

Round 12: V F T A I O N H E

Adam: HEAT (4)
Olwen: NOVATE (6)
DC: NATIVE (6)
OT: FITNAH (6) HENTAI (6)
Score: 52–64 (max 97)

Round 13: P W I A S Y E R S

Adam: SWIPERS (7)
Olwen: spayers
DC: PRAISES (7) WASPIES (7)
OT: ASPIRES (7) ASSWIPE (7) PARESIS (7) PESSARY (7) RIPSAWS (7) SAWYERS (7) SPIREAS (7) SPYWARE (7) YAWPERS (7)
Score: 59–64 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 1, 7, 6, 5, 9. Target: 562.

Adam: 561.
Olwen: 562. ((50 + 6) x (9 + 1)) + 7 - 5 (10)
Score: 59–74 (max 114)

Round 15: P I G L E T D E N

Adam buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say DEPLETING which is correct.
Final Score: 69–74 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Olwen:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

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