Friday 22nd February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 23)

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Friday 22nd February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 23)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 22 February 2019.

C1: Champion David Ellis (2 wins, 160 points.) An estate manager from Glastonbury, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Dinos Sfyris. An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He loves board games and likes to bring friends round for what he calls "board game extravaganzas". 8-) 8-) 8-) He previously appeared on the show in Series 57 in 2007, where he won 3 shows, and also appeared on the show in 2010 in a special with Kai Laddiman, so he's appeared on the show with 3 different hosts :!: :!: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek:
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R W O E T O B P L
R02: P I N A M E T O I
R03: 25, 75, 8, 10, 8, 7. Target: 365.
TTT: SIMONSAID - "Simon owned up and said that he didn't have the money to get in."
R04: R E J A L I Y D B
R05: S E M I S R T O A
R06: 7, 10, 6, 5, 10, 2. Target: 284.
R07: G D E O G H A S R
R08: X I N O E T V H A
R09: 100, 50, 2, 6, 4, 10. Target: 800.
TTT: FENCEGLUT - "The priest might bend your ear, if you don't bend your knee."
R10: F U P A C T E S R
R11: S C A S Q E O G R
R12: T U N A D E L D A
R13: F O M L E Z T I M
R14: 75, 2, 10, 6, 1, 8. Target: 778.
R15: N I C E T O R S O (conundrum)


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Round 1: R W O E T O B P L

David: BOOTER (6)
Dinos: BLOOPER (7)
DC: BOOT (4) REBOOT (6) BLOOTER (7)
OT: BOTEROL (7) PROBOLE (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: P I N A M E T O I

David: PIMENTO (7)
Dinos: PTOMAINE (8)
OT: PIMIENTO (8)
Score: 0–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 75, 8, 10, 8, 7. Target: 365.

David: -
Dinos: 360. Mistake in working.
RR: 365. ((8 + 7) x 25) - 10 (10)
Score: 0–15 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SIMONSAID -> ADMISSION

Round 4: R E J A L I Y D B

David: JAILED (6)
Dinos: dryable
DC: BEADILY (7) READILY (7)
OT: BEDRAIL (7) BILAYER (7) BRAILED (7) RABIDLY (7) RAILBED (7) RIBALDY (7) RIDABLE (7)
Score: 6–15 (max 32)

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

David: MOISTER (7)
Dinos: AMORTISES (18)
OT: ATOMISERS (18)
Score: 6–33 (max 50)

Round 6: 7, 10, 6, 5, 10, 2. Target: 284.

David: 286.
Dinos: 284. ((10 x 10) + (6 x 7)) x 2 (10)
Score: 6–43 (max 60)

Tanni talks about when she first got into wheelchair racing at the age of 12.

Round 7: G D E O G H A S R

David: SHAGGER (7) :lol:
Dinos: SHAGGED (7) :lol:
DC: HOGGERS (7)
OT: DAGGERS (7) DOGGERS (7) GHERAOS (7)
Score: 13–50 (max 67)

Round 8: X I N O E T V H A

David: THINE (5)
Dinos: VEXATION (8)
Score: 13–58 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 50, 2, 6, 4, 10. Target: 800.

David: 800. (6 + 2) x 100 (10)
Dinos: 800. (10 + 6) x 50 (10)
Score: 23–68 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: FENCEGLUT -> GENUFLECT

Round 10: F U P A C T E S R

David: FAUCETS (7)
Dinos: CAPTURES (8)
DC: TEACUPS (7) superfact
OT: FURCATES (8)
Score: 23–76 (max 93)

Round 11: S C A S Q E O G R

David: GRACES (6)
Dinos: CORSAGES (8)
DC: SCORES (6) SCRAGS (6) CARGOES (7)
Score: 23–84 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "flu" and "influenza".

Round 12: T U N A D E L D A

David: ladled
Dinos: DAUNTED (7)
DC: ADULATED (8) UNDATED (7)
Score: 23–91 (max 109)

Round 13: F O M L E Z T I M

David: MOLE (4)
Dinos: MOTILE (6)
DC: TIME (4)
OT: MELMOT (6)
Score: 23–97 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 2, 10, 6, 1, 8. Target: 778.

David: -
Dinos: 778. ((75 + 2) x 10) + 8 (10)
Score: 23–107 (max 125)

Round 15: N I C E T O R S O

Dinos buzzes on 4 seconds to say CORTISONE which is correct.
Final Score: 23–117 (max 135)

A great "debut" by Dinos, and unfortunately for David, his score of 23 is the lowest score by a defending champion since the show moved to 15 rounds....

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 23
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 17
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 1.5
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

Dinos:
Total score - 117
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.8
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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