Wednesday 20th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 21)

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Wednesday 20th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 21)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 03, 2019 2:26 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 February 2019.

C1: Champion Dorcas Brown (4 wins, 333 points.) A manager of a DNA synthesis facility from Southampton.
C2: Challenger David Ellis. An estate manager from Glastonbury, Somerset. He likes going to gigs, but despite living right next to it, he's never been to the Glastonbury Festival, but prefers the No.6 Festival in Portmeirion, North Wales.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N G R I S E A E N
R02: R O F S I E T D A
R03: 75, 5, 2, 5, 6, 9. Target: 266.
TTT: MAVISPIES - "Mavis burned the pies in the baking contest, but she showed no emotion whatsoever."
R04: Q E A T G T E J S
R05: Z W L U A E A R H
R06: 50, 25, 5, 3, 5, 1. Target: 219.
R07: V N P R I O I D A
R08: N S I E P R K O D
R09: 100, 6, 5, 3, 4, 9. Target: 326.
TTT: ORIENTTOY - "He gained this by becoming well known for his bad qualities."
R10: L U W S I L E H O
R11: C E Y A R U N A M
R12: D O I M T E D S R
R13: T O B L E R M U G
R14: 100, 75, 3, 9, 8, 1. Target: 379.
R15: T I N I O R G A N (conundrum)


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Round 1: N G R I S E A E N

Dorcas: EARNINGS (8)
David: greasier
DC: GREASE (6) GRANNIES (8) SNEERING (8)
OT: AGINNERS (8) ANSERINE (8) ENGRAINS (8) NAGEIRES (8) NAGIERES (8) NIGERANS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R O F S I E T D A

Dorcas: ROASTED (7)
David: ROASTED (7)
DC: FROSTED (7) ASTEROID (8)
Score: 15–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 5, 2, 5, 6, 9. Target: 266.

Dorcas: 270.
David: 268. ((9 - 5) x 75) - ((6 x 5) + 2) (7)
RR: 266. ((75 - ((2 x 9) + 5)) x 5) + 6 (10)
Score: 15–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: MAVISPIES -> IMPASSIVE

Round 4: Q E A T G T E J S

Dorcas: GESTATE (7)
David: GESTATE (7)
OT: JETTAGES (8)
Score: 22–21 (max 34)

Round 5: Z W L U A E A R H

Dorcas: WHALER (6)
David: WHALER (6)
DC: HAULER (6)
OT: HAZELRAW (8)
Score: 28–27 (max 42)

Round 6: 50, 25, 5, 3, 5, 1. Target: 219.

Dorcas: 219. Mistake in working.
David: 220. ((5 - 1) x 50) + 25 - 5 (7)
RR: 219. ((50 + 25) x 3) - (5 + 1) (10)
Score: 28–34 (max 52)

Tanni talks about a new scheme where she's teaching older people to become fitness instructors.

Round 7: V N P R I O I D A

Dorcas: DRAIN (5)
David: PARDON (6)
DC: ORDAIN (6)
OT: PADRINO (7) PONIARD (7) PRIVADO (7) PROVAND (7)
Score: 28–40 (max 59)

Round 8: N S I E P R K O D

Dorcas: PINKERS (7)
David: SPIKED (6)
DC: PORKIES (7) PRONK (5) PRONKED (7)
OT: POINDERS (8) PRISONED (8) SPRINKED (8)
Score: 35–40 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 6, 5, 3, 4, 9. Target: 326.

Dorcas: 323.
David: 326. (3 x 100) + (4 x 5) + 6 (10)
Score: 35–50 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: ORIENTTOY -> NOTORIETY

Round 10: L U W S I L E H O

Dorcas: showel
David: HOLLIES (7)
DC: OLLIES (6)
OT: HULLOES (7) WELLISH (7)
Score: 35–57 (max 84)

Round 11: C E Y A R U N A M

Dorcas: CAMERA (6)
David: CREAMY (6)
DC: ACUMEN (6) NUMERACY (8)
Score: 41–63 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Scouser" and "Geordie".

Round 12: D O I M T E D S R

Dorcas: TIMERS (6)
David: STORMED (7)
DC: DROIDS (6) EDITORS (7) TODDIES (7)
OT: DERMOIDS (8) MORTISED (8)
Score: 41–70 (max 100)

Round 13: T O B L E R M U G

Dorcas: TUMBLER (7)
David: TROUBLE (7)
DC: GRUMBLE (7)
OT: GOURMET (7) MORBLEU (7) MOULTER (7) TEMBLOR (7) TUMBREL (7)
Score: 48–77 (max 107)

Round 14: 100, 75, 3, 9, 8, 1. Target: 379.

Dorcas: 379. ((100 + 1) x 3) + 75 + 9 - 8 (10)
David: 376.
Score: 58–77 (max 117)

Round 15: T I N I O R G A N

No one buzzes. The answer was RATIONING.
Final Score: 58–77 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Dorcas:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

David:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

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