Friday 15th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 18)

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Friday 15th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 18)

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 01, 2019 8:25 am

Countdown recap for Friday 15 February 2019.

C1: Champion Dorcas Brown (1 win, 93 points.) A manager of a DNA synthesis facility from Southampton.
C2: Challenger Arun Mathur. A retired engineer from Carrigaline, Country Cork, Republic of Ireland. He likes cricket and follows the exploits of India, England and Ireland.
DC: Susie Dent and Dave Myers.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y D R I E A F E G
R02: U R F O V P E S U
R03: 25, 1, 2, 9, 5, 9. Target: 714.
TTT: TENSETIPS - "The officials were very small-minded and were renowned for this."
R04: T E R A C O S A Q
R05: S I E J E T I R L
R06: 75, 25, 8, 6, 9, 5. Target: 985.
R07: R E D A L O P E T
R08: S I N E G A R I B
R09: 25, 1, 4, 9, 7, 5. Target: 379.
TTT: RICEBLOAT - "It could be little, it could be red, but it's definitely got a riding hood."
R10: W P U E S I E T R
R11: T I M A U G U H M
R12: S O P A E N A V L
R13: G O D I R S O H A
R14: 75, 1, 6, 2, 9, 10. Target: 592.
R15: O V E N G I L L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y D R I E A F E G

Dorcas: GREEDY (6)
Arun: RIDGE (5)
DC: AGREED (6)
OT: FEARDIE (7) REDEIFY (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: U R F O V P E S U

Dorcas: PURSUE (6)
Arun: PROVES (6)
DC: SOUP (4)
OT: PROFUSE (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 1, 2, 9, 5, 9. Target: 714.

Dorcas: 709. ((9 - 2) x (5 - 1) x 25) + 9 (7)
Arun: -
RR: 714. ((25 x 2) + 1) x (9 + 5) (10)
Score: 19–6 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TENSETIPS -> PETTINESS

Round 4: T E R A C O S A Q

Dorcas: COASTER (7)
Arun: COASTER (7)
DC: ROSACEA (7)
OT: ACATERS (7) ECORATS (7) OSTRACA (7) RASCETA (7) RECOATS (7)
Score: 26–13 (max 31)

Round 5: S I E J E T I R L

Dorcas: STERILE (7)
Arun: JESTER (6)
DC: RETILES (7)
OT: LEISTER (7) SILTIER (7)
Score: 33–13 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 25, 8, 6, 9, 5. Target: 985.

Dorcas: 985. Mistake in working.
Arun: -
RR: 985. (8 x 5 x 25) - (9 + 6) (10)
Score: 33–13 (max 48)

Dave talks about the best birthday present he ever received...., a racehorse from his wife for his 60th birthday :!:

Round 7: R E D A L O P E T

Dorcas: LEOTARD (7)
Arun: LOADER (6)
DC: OPERATED (8)
OT: PALTERED (8) PRODELTA (8) PROLATED (8) REPLATED (8)
Score: 40–13 (max 56)

Round 8: S I N E G A R I B

Dorcas: BEARINGS (8)
Arun: SINGER (6)
DC: BRAISING (8) BINARIES (8) REBASING (8)
OT: BAERSING (8) BRAINGES (8) RIGBANES (8)
Score: 48–13 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 1, 4, 9, 7, 5. Target: 379.

Dorcas: 375.
Arun: 379. ((7 + 9) x 25) - (5 x 4) - 1 (10)
Score: 48–23 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: RICEBLOAT -> CABRIOLET

Round 10: W P U E S I E T R

Dorcas: PEEWITS (7)
Arun: PURIST (6)
DC: RESPITE (7)
OT: PERITUS (7) PERTUSE (7) PISTEUR (7) REPUTES (7) SPREITE (7)
Score: 55–23 (max 81)

Round 11: T I M A U G U H M

Dorcas: THUG (4)
Arun: MIGHT (5)
DC: AUGHT (5)
OT: AIGHT (5) GAMUT (5) GUMMA (5) HUTIA (5) MIGMA (5) MUTHA (5) MUTUM (5) UMAMI (5) UMMAH (5)
Score: 55–28 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "mutt", "black sheep" and "white elephant".

Round 12: S O P A E N A V L

Dorcas: PLANES (6)
Arun: NAVELS (6)
DC: NOPALES (7)
OT: AASVOEL (7) NESPOLA (7) NOVELAS (7) PAESANO (7) PALONES (7) PANELAS (7) PAVANES (7)
Score: 61–34 (max 93)

Round 13: G O D I R S O H A

Dorcas: RADIOS (6)
Arun: SHARD (5)
DC: HAIRDOS (7)
OT: DISHRAG (7) GOODISH (7) HOODIAS (7)
Score: 67–34 (max 100)

Round 14: 75, 1, 6, 2, 9, 10. Target: 592.

Dorcas: 592. ((6 + 2) x 75) - (9 - 1) (10)
Arun: 592. ((6 + 2) x 75) - (9 - 1) (10)
Score: 77–44 (max 110)

Round 15: O V E N G I L L Y

Arun buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say LOVEINGLY which is incorrect.
Dorcas does not buzz.
The answer, correctly answered in the audience by Iain Sime (who will be appearing as a contestant in Series 81), was VOLLEYING.
Final Score: 77–44 (max 120)

Just before the show ended, Nick mentions the fact that it's his 75th birthday on Sunday, so Rachel brought him over a birthday cake with a number 75 tile on the top, and even did the closing words with a "You Be Sure of It" on the end. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :lol:

Statistics Corner

Dorcas:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Arun:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=-18
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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