Tuesday 19th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 20)

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Tuesday 19th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 20)

Post by James Robinson » Thu May 02, 2019 9:51 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 February 2019.

C1: Champion Dorcas Brown (3 wins, 262 points.) A manager of a DNA synthesis facility from Southampton.
C2: Challenger Zak Saidani. A second year medical student at the University of Glasgow, but is originally from Coventry. He likes running and is in training for the Birmingham Half Marathon.
DC: Susie Dent and Dave Myers.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L R W A I E R U S
R02: D S E U K X O S W
R03: 50, 7, 7, 4, 4, 10. Target: 919.
TTT: FLUDANGER - "He planted his bulbs, and before long he was overrun with daffodils."
R04: S I U R I A T J E
R05: S O A R E T I N S
R06: 75, 50, 4, 6, 3, 8. Target: 321.
R07: N T M E O A U N L
R08: C E V F L E R C O
R09: 50, 1, 10, 3, 8, 4. Target: 683.
TTT: GUISEGORE - "This isn't just bad, it's outstandingly shocking!"
R10: B A E H V R I H T
R11: D R G L E U E O Z
R12: R F A O Y S A M N
R13: P T G N I E A P E
R14: 100, 75, 4, 10, 1, 6. Target: 806.
R15: E N D V I C T O R (conundrum)


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Round 1: L R W A I E R U S

Dorcas: SURREAL (7)
Zak: WAILERS (7)
DC: WALRUS (6)
OT: RURALISE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D S E U K X O S W

Dorcas: EXODUS (6)
Zak: works
DC: WUSSED (6)
OT: DOUSES (6) DOWSES (6) SOUSED (6)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 7, 7, 4, 4, 10. Target: 919.

Dorcas: 908.
Zak: -
RR: 919. (4 x 4 x 50) + ((10 + 7) x 7) (10)
Score: 13–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FLUDANGER -> GARDENFUL

Round 4: S I U R I A T J E

Dorcas: JURIES (6)
Zak: SUITE (5)
DC: AIRIEST (7) JURIST (6)
Score: 19–7 (max 31)

Round 5: S O A R E T I N S

Dorcas: SENATORS (8)
Zak: TRAINS (6)
DC: NOTARISES (18) ASSERTION (18) senoritas
OT: REASONIST (18)
Score: 27–7 (max 49)

Round 6: 75, 50, 4, 6, 3, 8. Target: 321.

Dorcas: 320. (50 x 6) + (8 x 3) - 4 (7)
Zak: 324.
RR: 321. (50 x 6) + (75 / 3) - 4 (10)
Score: 34–7 (max 59)

Dave talks about having a miserable Christmas whilst working in a bank.

Round 7: N T M E O A U N L

Dorcas: OMENTAL (7)
Zak: MOUNT (5)
DC: NOUMENAL (8)
OT: UNMANTLE (8) UNMOLTEN (8)
Score: 41–7 (max 67)

Round 8: C E V F L E R C O

Dorcas: CLEVER (6)
Zak: CLOVER (6)
DC: velcro
OT: COERCE (6) CORVEE (6) CREOLE (6) RELOVE (6)
Score: 47–13 (max 73)

Round 9: 50, 1, 10, 3, 8, 4. Target: 683.

Dorcas: 683. Mistake in working.
Zak: -
RR: 683. ((10 + 3) x 50) + (8 x 4) + 1 (10)
Score: 47–13 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: GUISEGORE -> EGREGIOUS

Round 10: B A E H V R I H T

Dorcas: THRIVE (6)
Zak: BAITER (6)
DC: VIBRATE (7) BATHER (6) HITHER (6)
Score: 53–19 (max 90)

Round 11: D R G L E U E O Z

Dorcas: DOZER (5)
Zak: GLUED (5)
DC: URODELE (7)
OT: RELODGE (7)
Score: 58–24 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words that have changed their meaning from a masculine to a feminine meaning.

Round 12: R F A O Y S A M N

Dorcas: MANORS (6)
Zak: ROMANS (6)
DC: OARSMAN (7)
OT: FARMANS (7) MASONRY (7)
Score: 64–30 (max 104)

Round 13: P T G N I E A P E

Dorcas: TAPPING (7)
Zak: PINATE (6)
OT: PEGANITE (8)
Score: 71–30 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 75, 4, 10, 1, 6. Target: 806.

Dorcas: -
Zak: 806. ((75 + 6) x 10) - 4 (10)
Score: 71–40 (max 122)

Round 15: E N D V I C T O R

Dorcas buzzes on 14.5 seconds to say "No, it's wrong, sorry", which is incorrect.
Zak does not buzz.
The answer was CONTRIVED.
Final Score: 71–40 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Dorcas:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 2

Zak:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

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