Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)

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Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:13 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 February 2019.

C1: Champion Misba Sheikh (2 wins, 162 points.) A solicitor from London.
C2: Challenger Elaine Hunt. A retired woman from Whitby, North Yorkshire. She likes looking up people's family trees.
DC: Susie Dent and Shaun Wallace.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N D R A I E S P T
R02: N S O R U E I F P
R03: 50, 3, 6, 1, 4, 10. Target: 879.
TTT: STEVERICE - "Steve's chicken fried rice was legendary, though nobody knew the recipe, apart from him."
R04: D O E W L S L G U
R05: R L S A E Z I R N
R06: 75, 10, 9, 3, 3, 7. Target: 443.
R07: D W T O U M C A E
R08: S T I A Y R C N E
R09: 100, 5, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 807.
TTT: ALEGALBET - "You can play a game to this short piece of music."
R10: S V H U A B E F T
R11: M T G I A S U D E
R12: S N K R O I E M L
R13: H M I O N R G A T
R14: 10, 9, 6, 3, 1, 9. Target: 844.
R15: R E O P E N T A P (conundrum)


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Round 1: N D R A I E S P T

Misba: PERTAINS (8)
Elaine: SPRAINED (8)
DC: SARDINE (7) PANTRIES (8) DIPTERANS (18)
Score: 8–8 (max 18)

Round 2: N S O R U E I F P

Misba: PURINES (7)
Elaine: PONIES (6)
DC: FUSION (6) PERFUSION (18)
Score: 15–8 (max 36)

Round 3: 50, 3, 6, 1, 4, 10. Target: 879.

Misba: -
Elaine: 878. (3 x 6 x (50 - 1)) - 4 (7)
RR: 879. ((50 x 6) - (10 - 4 + 1)) x 3 (10)
Score: 15–15 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: STEVERICE -> SECRETIVE

Round 4: D O E W L S L G U

Misba: SLOWED (6)
Elaine: DOWELS (6)
DC: GULLED (6)
OT: DUELLOS (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 53)

Round 5: R L S A E Z I R N

Misba: RAILERS (7)
Elaine: larries
DC: SNARLIER (8)
Score: 28–21 (max 61)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 3, 3, 7. Target: 443.

Misba: 443. ((9 - 3) x 75) - 7 (10)
Elaine: 443. ((9 - 3) x 75) - 7 (10)
Score: 38–31 (max 71)

Shaun talks about interesting facts that happened on February 12.

Round 7: D W T O U M C A E

Misba: MUTED (5)
Elaine: CAME (4)
DC: CAMEO (5) MOATED (6) COATED (6)
OT: ACETUM (6) ACUTED (6) MEADOW (6) MOTUCA (6) MUCATE (6) MUDCAT (6) TWOCED (6)
Score: 43–31 (max 77)

Round 8: S T I A Y R C N E

Misba: CARNIES (7)
Elaine: RACIEST (7)
DC: CARNETS (7) INSECTARY (18)
Score: 50–38 (max 95)

Round 9: 100, 5, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 807.

Misba: 807. (100 x 8) + 6 + 1 (10)
Elaine: 807. (100 x 8) + 6 + 1 (10)
Score: 60–48 (max 105)

Teatime teaser: ALEGALBET -> BAGATELLE

Round 10: S V H U A B E F T

Misba: ABUSE (5)
Elaine: BEAUTS (6)
DC: BATHES (6)
OT: ESTUFA (6) FAVEST (6)
Score: 60–54 (max 111)

Round 11: M T G I A S U D E

Misba: GAMIEST (7)
Elaine: STIGMA (6)
DC: GAUDIEST (8) MISDATE (7)
OT: IDEATUMS (8)
Score: 67–54 (max 119)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "slinging one's hook".

Round 12: S N K R O I E M L

Misba: MINERS (6)
Elaine: SMOKIER (7)
DC: MONIKERS (8) MOLESKIN (8)
OT: KREMLINS (8) MERLIONS (8)
Score: 67–61 (max 127)

Round 13: H M I O N R G A T

Misba: MOATING (7)
Elaine: RATION (6)
DC: ROAMING (7) MOTHING (7)
OT: HARMING (7) MANGHIR (7) MARIGOT (7) MIGRANT (7) MORINGA (7) OATHING (7) ORATING (7) ORTHIAN (7) THINGAM (7)
Score: 74–61 (max 134)

Round 14: 10, 9, 6, 3, 1, 9. Target: 844.

Misba: 845. (((9 x 9) + 3) x 10) + 6 - 1 (7)
Elaine: 846.
RR: 844. (((9 x 9) + 3 + 1) x 10) - 6 (10)
Score: 81–61 (max 144)

Round 15: R E O P E N T A P

No one buzzes. The answer was NOTEPAPER.
Final Score: 81–61 (max 154)

Statistics Corner

Misba:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Elaine:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
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