Thursday 14th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 17)

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Thursday 14th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 17)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:40 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 February 2019.

C1: Champion Misba Sheikh (4 wins, 328 points.) A solicitor from London.
C2: Challenger Dorcas Brown. A manager of a DNA synthesis facility from Southampton.
DC: Susie Dent and Dave Myers.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S N U O P L C I L
R02: S Z G E O D A O G
R03: 75, 2, 2, 7, 9, 4. Target: 740.
TTT: IHOPENOEL - "I hope Noel loves this fruity number. He should, he's an expert."
R04: R T J E I E N P A
R05: R T N O U A K O X
R06: 50, 6, 2, 5, 1, 3. Target: 747.
R07: M L R E O T T R E
R08: M P L A I E N A R
R09: 6, 4, 3, 2, 5, 8. Target: 644.
TTT: STEELYARN - "Everything Mr. Hemingway said was said with total sincerity."
R10: V L P O I A S E V
R11: R B F O U N W I E
R12: S O R A G O M A T
R13: D S D I E A T R W
R14: 50, 7, 3, 2, 5, 9. Target: 433.
R15: D U E E T T I S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: S N U O P L C I L

Misba: CLIPS (5)
Dorcas: CONSUL (6)
DC: SCULLION (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: S Z G E O D A O G

Misba: DOSAGE (6)
Dorcas: DOSAGE (6)
DC: GOOSED (6) DOGGO (5)
OT: AGOGOS (6) DAGOES (6) GADGES (6) SAGGED (6) ZAGGED (6)
Score: 6–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 2, 2, 7, 9, 4. Target: 740.

Misba: 744. Mistake in working.
Dorcas: -
RR: 740. ((75 x 2) - 2) x (9 - 4) (10)
Score: 6–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: IHOPENOEL -> OENOPHILE

Round 4: R T J E I E N P A

Misba: PAINTER (7)
Dorcas: PAINTER (7)
DC: APERIENT (8)
Score: 13–19 (max 32)

Round 5: R T N O U A K O X

Misba: TRUNK (5)
Dorcas: OUTRANK (7)
DC: RATOON (6)
Score: 13–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 6, 2, 5, 1, 3. Target: 747.

Misba: 747. (3 x 5 x 50) - 2 - 1 (10)
Dorcas: 747. ((2 + 1) x 5 x 50) - 3 (10)
Score: 23–36 (max 49)

Dave talks about some of the worst meals he's ever had.

Round 7: M L R E O T T R E

Misba: omlette
Dorcas: REMOTER (7)
DC: MOTTLER (7)
OT: LORETTE (7) TOMELET (7)
Score: 23–43 (max 56)

Round 8: M P L A I E N A R

Misba: PRALINE (7)
Dorcas: PRALINE (7)
DC: AIRPLANE (8)
OT: MANERIAL (8) PERIANAL (8)
Score: 30–50 (max 64)

Round 9: 6, 4, 3, 2, 5, 8. Target: 644.

Misba: -
Dorcas: 642. ((5 + 3) x 8 x (6 + 4)) + 2 (7)
RR: 644. (((6 x 3) - 2) x 5 x 8) + 4 (10)
Score: 30–57 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: STEELYARN -> EARNESTLY

Round 10: V L P O I A S E V

Misba: VALISE (6)
Dorcas: VIOLAS (6)
DC: PLOSIVE (7)
OT: LAVVIES (7) OPALISE (7) OVALISE (7) PAVVIES (7)
Score: 36–63 (max 81)

Round 11: R B F O U N W I E

Misba: BONFIRE (7)
Dorcas: BROWNIE (7)
DC: UNIBROW (7)
Score: 43–70 (max 88)

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

Round 12: S O R A G O M A T

Misba: GROOMS (6)
Dorcas: AROMAS (6)
DC: ORGASM (6) GROATS (6)
OT: RAMGOATS (8)
Score: 49–76 (max 96)

Round 13: D S D I E A T R W

Misba: WAISTED (7)
Dorcas: TRIADS (6)
DC: DISRATED (8)
OT: SIDEWARD (8)
Score: 56–76 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 7, 3, 2, 5, 9. Target: 433.

Misba: 425.
Dorcas: 431. (50 x 9) - (7 x 3) + 2 (7)
RR: 433. ((50 - 2) x 9) + 3 + 5 - 7 (10)
Score: 56–83 (max 114)

Round 15: D U E E T T I S T

Dorcas buzzes on 10.75 seconds to say DESTITUTE which is correct.
Final Score: 56–93 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Misba:
Total score - 56
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

Dorcas:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 6

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