Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)

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Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 04, 2019 10:26 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 26 February 2019.

C1: Champion Dinos Sfyris (2 wins, 209 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Dennis Miller. From Felixstowe, Suffolk. He's a keen bowls player, and has played for his county in short mat bowls.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M E T O L A S I T
R02: R L S O A E F U P
R03: 75, 10, 7, 4, 5, 6. Target: 487.
TTT: MAYORSPIN - "The mayor puts a spin on why the roads are full of holes, but it's just down to this."
R04: X G Z O I O G R A
R05: B O M E P A B T M
R06: 75, 4, 2, 1, 7, 5. Target: 693.
R07: S I D O G E R G N
R08: M C R V A E I S A
R09: 75, 9, 6, 8, 9, 4. Target: 222.
TTT: LATEXBEAT - "The woman didn't need a weapon, she had her tongue."
R10: R S P O A I N F E
R11: W U P A J E S D T
R12: R H N E O E K W O
R13: D A Q O T R I V E
R14: 75, 9, 9, 1, 4, 3. Target: 306.
R15: T I C B E G I N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: M E T O L A S I T

Dinos: MALTIEST (8)
Dennis: ATOMISE (7)
DC: LOAMIEST (8) MATELOTS (8)
OT: LATEMOST (8) MOTLIEST (8) SMALTITE (8) TOTALISE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R L S O A E F U P

Dinos: PROFUSE (7)
Dennis: foulers
DC: PERUSAL (7) PAROLES (7)
OT: PALOUSER (8) ROPEFULS (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 10, 7, 4, 5, 6. Target: 487.

Dinos: 487. ((75 - 6) x 7) + 4 (10)
Dennis: 487. ((75 + 5) x 6) + 7 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: MAYORSPIN -> PARSIMONY

Round 4: X G Z O I O G R A

Dinos: AGGRO (5)
Dennis: GROG (4)
DC: RAZOO (5)
OT: GORGIO (6)
Score: 30–10 (max 32)

Round 5: B O M E P A B T M

Dinos: MAMBO (5)
Dennis: BEAT (4)
DC: TEMPO (5)
OT: ABBOT (5) BEBOP (5) BOMBE (5) MOMPE (5) POMBE (5) POMME (5) POTAE (5) TOMME (5)
Score: 35–10 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 4, 2, 1, 7, 5. Target: 693.

Dinos: 693. (75 + 5 + 1 - 4) x (7 + 2) (10)
Dennis: 687.
Score: 45–10 (max 47)

Tanni talks about her daughter, Carys, who is a sprint kayaker, and has actually been banned by her daughter from watching her!

Round 7: S I D O G E R G N

Dinos: DISGORGE (8)
Dennis: RIDGES (6)
DC: GRINDS (6) SOGGIER (7) REDOING (7)
Score: 53–10 (max 55)

Round 8: M C R V A E I S A

Dinos: AVARICE (7)
Dennis: CAMERAS (7)
OT: CAVIARES (8) MACARISE (8)
Score: 60–17 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 9, 6, 8, 9, 4. Target: 222.

Dinos: 222. ((9 x 4) + 9 - 8) x 6 (10)
Dennis: 222. ((9 - 6) x 75) - (8 + 4 - 9) (10)
Score: 70–27 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: LATEXBEAT -> BATTLEAXE

Round 10: R S P O A I N F E

Dinos: PINAFORES (18)
Dennis: PERSONA (7)
DC: SOAPIER (7)
OT: PROFANISE (18)
Score: 88–27 (max 91)

Round 11: W U P A J E S D T

Dinos: UPDATES (7)
Dennis: UPDATES (7)
OT: ADEPTUS (7)
Score: 95–34 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "wolf whistle".

Round 12: R H N E O E K W O

Dinos: NOWHERE (7)
Dennis: WORN (4)
DC: WHEREON (7)
OT: HONOREE (7) REWOKEN (7)
Score: 102–34 (max 105)

Round 13: D A Q O T R I V E

Dinos: DEVIATOR (8)
Dennis: DATIVE (6)
Score: 110–34 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 9, 9, 1, 4, 3. Target: 306.

Dinos: 306. ((9 x 4) + 1 - 3) x 9 (10)
Dennis: 306. (4 x 75) + 9 - 3 (10)
Score: 120–44 (max 123)

Round 15: T I C B E G I N S

Dinos buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say BISECTING which is correct.
Final Score: 130–44 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 130
Raw score - 130
Total % of max - 98
Raw % of max - 98
Total average score per round - 8.7
Raw average score per round - 8.7
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Dennis:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

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