Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

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Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:04 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 February 2019.

C1: Champion Misba Sheikh (3 wins, 243 points.) A solicitor from London.
C2: Challenger Andrew Dandilly. An operations assistant duty manager at Heathrow Airport from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. He ran the Brighton Marathon last year, and is about to do the Ride London bike race.
DC: Susie Dent and Dave Myers.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R D O I A R F W E
R02: N O M E S A V M I
R03: 100, 6, 3, 4, 3, 10. Target: 623.
TTT: UTTERBOSS - "It sounds like it's the most sturdy coffee bean of them all."
R04: L E T A P O T U S
R05: P S D O I C D A E
R06: 25, 9, 5, 1, 10, 2. Target: 114.
R07: B G M U A E V O R
R08: N A T I S E L I T
R09: 75, 50, 9, 5, 6, 7. Target: 370.
TTT: EAGLEBEAR - "The two creatures found each other's company very pleasant."
R10: W O E T I F H A S
R11: D R O E L G O A D
R12: R E N R Y O A E H
R13: S R U A B S O I Q
R14: 50, 6, 1, 9, 4, 2. Target: 600.
R15: S P I T S H I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R D O I A R F W E

Misba: FAIRED (6)
Andrew: FORWARD (7)
DC: ROWDIER (7)
OT: FARROWED (8) FIREWARD (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N O M E S A V M I

Misba: EVASION (7)
Andrew: NAMES (5)
OT: MISMEAN (7) MISMOVE (7) MISNAME (7) MISNOME (7) MONESIA (7) NOMISMA (7) OMMINES (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 6, 3, 4, 3, 10. Target: 623.

Misba: 623. ((100 + 4) x 6) - (3 / 3) (10)
Andrew: 622.
Score: 17–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: UTTERBOSS -> ROBUSTEST

Round 4: L E T A P O T U S

Misba: TEAPOTS (7)
Andrew: PETALS (6)
DC: POSTULATE (18)
Score: 24–7 (max 43)

Round 5: P S D O I C D A E

Misba: SCOPED (6)
Andrew: PADDIES (7)
OT: DECAPODS (8) SCIAPODE (8)
Score: 24–14 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 9, 5, 1, 10, 2. Target: 114.

Misba: 114. (25 x 5) - (9 + 2) (10)
Andrew: 114. (25 x 5) - (9 + 2) (10)
Score: 34–24 (max 61)

Dave talks about starting his first Hairy Bikers tour for 6 years.

Round 7: B G M U A E V O R

Misba: MAUVE (5)
Andrew: MAUVE (5)
DC: EMBARGO (7) GUMBO (5) BORAGE (6)
OT: UMBRAGE (7)
Score: 39–29 (max 68)

Round 8: N A T I S E L I T

Misba: ENTAILS (7)
Andrew: sanitise
DC: LITANIES (8) ALIENIST (8)
Score: 46–29 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 5, 6, 7. Target: 370.

Misba: 370. (50 x 6) + 75 - 5 (10)
Andrew: -
Score: 56–29 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: EAGLEBEAR -> AGREEABLE

Round 10: W O E T I F H A S

Misba: SWATHE (6)
Andrew: FAITHS (6)
DC: OAFISH (6) FETISH (6)
OT: AFTIES (6) FASTIE (6) FIESTA (6) HOSTIE (6) SAITHE (6) SHOWIE (6) SOFTIE (6) TOWAIS (6) TOWIES (6) WHATSO (6) WHEATS (6) WHIFTS (6) WHITES (6) WHOSIT (6) WITHES (6)
Score: 62–35 (max 92)

Round 11: D R O E L G O A D

Misba: LOADED (6)
Andrew: dagger
DC: DORADO (6)
OT: ELDORADO (8)
Score: 68–35 (max 100)

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

Round 12: R E N R Y O A E H

Misba: YEARNER (7)
Andrew: HEARER (6)
DC: ORNERY (6)
OT: HERONRY (7) RAYONEE (7)
Score: 75–35 (max 107)

Round 13: S R U A B S O I Q

Misba: QUIBS (5)
Andrew: SQUIBS (6)
DC: ISOBARS (7)
Score: 75–41 (max 114)

Round 14: 50, 6, 1, 9, 4, 2. Target: 600.

Misba: 600. 6 x 2 x 50 (10)
Andrew: 600. 6 x 2 x 50 (10)
Score: 85–51 (max 124)

Round 15: S P I T S H I N E

No one buzzes. The answer was PITHINESS.
Final Score: 85–51 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Misba:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Andrew:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

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