Thursday 21st February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 22)

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Thursday 21st February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 22)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 03, 2019 3:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 21 February 2019.

C1: Champion David Ellis (1 win, 77 points.) An estate manager from Glastonbury, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Angela Stewart. A shop assistant from Glasgow. She's a big fan of the singer, David Gray, and she met him at a concert in Glasgow.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E S T I R B A M
R02: N S T O E C F U O
R03: 75, 50, 9, 3, 1, 7. Target: 538.
TTT: ITSELFDID - "Learning to play the violin was in itself the trickiest thing she ever did."
R04: P T G E O V L A A
R05: D E R L O S Z I E
R06: 50, 9, 4, 4, 1, 8. Target: 868.
R07: D M A I W S E R P
R08: B F G U I O R L A
R09: 75, 50, 3, 4, 2, 1. Target: 691.
TTT: DOOMCOMER - "Perhaps Lionel held a respectable rank in the Navy?"
R10: K M H U I S O A C
R11: S G O U T R A E P
R12: N R S I E O N S E
R13: D I T R E M Q U G
R14: 50, 4, 2, 1, 10, 5. Target: 987.
R15: N O L E A V E I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E S T I R B A M

David: BARMIEST (8)
Angela: BARMIEST (8)
DC: ARMPITS (7) MISRATE (7)
OT: REBAPTISM (18)
Score: 8–8 (max 18)

Round 2: N S T O E C F U O

David: FESTOON (7)
Angela: unfocus
DC: CONFUTES (8)
Score: 15–8 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 50, 9, 3, 1, 7. Target: 538.

David: 539. Mistake in working.
Angela: -
RR: 538. (7 x 75) + 9 + 3 + 1 (10)
Score: 15–8 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ITSELFDID -> FIDDLIEST

Round 4: P T G E O V L A A

David: LOVAGE (6)
Angela: VOLTAGE (7)
DC: LOVE (4)
OT: PLAGATE (7)
Score: 15–15 (max 43)

Round 5: D E R L O S Z I E

David: SOLDIER (7)
Angela: SOLDIER (7)
DC: SOILED (6) RESOILED (8)
Score: 22–22 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 9, 4, 4, 1, 8. Target: 868.

David: 868. ((9 + 8) x (50 + 1)) + (4 / 4) (10)
Angela: 867.
Score: 32–22 (max 61)

Tanni talks about winning the last of her 6 London Marathons back in 2002.

Round 7: D M A I W S E R P

David: SWAMPIER (8)
Angela: SWARMED (7)
Score: 40–22 (max 69)

Round 8: B F G U I O R L A

David: FIGURAL (7)
Angela: LABOUR (6)
DC: FIBULAR (7)
Score: 47–22 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 50, 3, 4, 2, 1. Target: 691.

David: 690. Mistake in working.
Angela: -
RR: 691. (((75 x 3) - 50 - 2) x 4) - 1 (10)
Score: 47–22 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: DOOMCOMER -> COMMODORE

Round 10: K M H U I S O A C

David: MOSAIC (6)
Angela: MOSAIC (6)
DC: MUSIC (5) MUSICO (6)
OT: CHAMISO (7) CHAMOIS (7) KOCHIAS (7) MUKHIAS (7)
Score: 53–28 (max 93)

Round 11: S G O U T R A E P

David: PORTAGE (7)
Angela: upstager
DC: OUTRAGES (8)
OT: APTEROUS (8) GROUPSET (8) PARTOUSE (8) PORTAGES (8) POTAGERS (8)
Score: 60–28 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the phrase, "an arm and a leg".

Round 12: N R S I E O N S E

David: SINNERS (7)
Angela: SENSOR (6)
DC: SENSE (5) SENIORS (7)
OT: IRONNESS (8) ROSEINES (8)
Score: 67–28 (max 109)

Round 13: D I T R E M Q U G

David: MITRED (6)
Angela: MITRED (6)
DC: QUIRTED (7)
Score: 73–34 (max 116)

Round 14: 50, 4, 2, 1, 10, 5. Target: 987.

David: -
Angela: 990. (2 x 10 x 50) - (5 + 4 + 1) (7)
RR: 987. (4 x 5 x 50) - 10 - 2 - 1 (10)
Score: 73–41 (max 126)

Round 15: N O L E A V E I T

David buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say ELEVATION which is correct.
Final Score: 83–41 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Angela:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

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