Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

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Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 04, 2019 3:42 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 1 March 2019.

C1: Champion Dinos Sfyris (5 wins, 574 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Darren Smith. A security investigator from Slough, Berkshire. He represents the Maidenhead squash team in the Berkshire League.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P I S F O R E M A
R02: P U N E V I B O T
R03: 100, 3, 1, 4, 1, 6. Target: 105.
TTT: FLUFFREEK - "They had conflicting opinions and a commotion broke out."
R04: P I G A T C D E I
R05: Q R U A T I E G D
R06: 25, 3, 6, 7, 6, 1. Target: 247.
R07: W A C U S L A T R
R08: K I S O T N S E L
R09: 2, 5, 9, 8, 7, 10. Target: 798.
TTT: USEDLOCAL - "He used the local chiropodist to help fix his sore feet."
R10: Y I N M O D G A P
R11: R I T O F E R B L
R12: N A T U R A Z R L
R13: H O H E R S A T D
R14: 75, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. Target: 139.
R15: R E D M O B I L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P I S F O R E M A

Dinos: EMPORIA (7)
Darren: FRAMES (6)
DC: PROMISE (7) SOAPIER (7)
OT: AIRSOME (7) FOAMIER (7) MAPOERS (7) MISFARE (7) PREMIOS (7) PRIMASE (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P U N E V I B O T

Dinos: POUTINE (7)
Darren: PIVOT (5)
DC: BOVINE (6) POINTE (6)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 3, 1, 4, 1, 6. Target: 105.

Dinos: 105. 3 x (4 + 1) x (6 + 1) (10)
Darren: 105. 100 + 4 + 1 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FLUFFREEK -> KERFUFFLE

Round 4: P I G A T C D E I

Dinos: DACITE (6)
Darren: DEPICT (6)
OT: DECIPIA (7) DIGIPET (7) PAGETIC (7)
Score: 30–16 (max 31)

Round 5: Q R U A T I E G D

Dinos: QUIRTED (7)
Darren: quarted
DC: GUITAR (6) GAUDIER (7) TRIAGED (7) guitared
OT: QUERIDA (7)
Score: 37–16 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 3, 6, 7, 6, 1. Target: 247.

Dinos: 247. ((((6 - 1) x 3) + 25) x 6) + 7 (10)
Darren: 246.
Score: 47–16 (max 48)

Michael talks about falling out of a horse and cart whilst filming in Transylvania.

Round 7: W A C U S L A T R

Dinos: SCALAR (6)
Darren: CASUAL (6)
DC: ACTUAL (6) CURTALS (7)
OT: CLAUSTRA (8)
Score: 53–22 (max 56)

Round 8: K I S O T N S E L

Dinos: TINKLES (7)
Darren: TINSEL (6)
DC: TONSILS (7)
OT: ENTISOLS (8) KNOTLESS (8) LENTISKS (8) SKINLETS (8) SKINTLES (8)
Score: 60–22 (max 64)

Round 9: 2, 5, 9, 8, 7, 10. Target: 798.

Dinos: 798. ((9 + 7) x 5 x 10) - 2 (10)
Darren: 798. (10 x 8 x 5 x 2) - (9 - 7) (10)
Score: 70–32 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: USEDLOCAL -> CALLOUSED

Round 10: Y I N M O D G A P

Dinos: POMADING (8)
Darren: DOPING (6)
Score: 78–32 (max 82)

Round 11: R I T O F E R B L

Dinos: ROTIFER (7)
Darren: TOILER (6)
DC: LOFTIER (7)
OT: BROILER (7) FILBERT (7) FORERIB (7) ORBITER (7) TREFOIL (7) TRIFLER (7)
Score: 85–32 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "empathy" and "sympathy".

Round 12: N A T U R A Z R L

Dinos: NATURAL (7)
Darren: NATURAL (7)
OT: RANULAR (7)
Score: 92–39 (max 96)

Round 13: H O H E R S A T D

Dinos: HEADSHOT (8)
Darren: TRASHED (7)
DC: THRASHED (8)
OT: HOTHEADS (8) RHODATES (8)
Score: 100–39 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. Target: 139.

Dinos: 139. ((9 + 7) x 4) + 75 (10)
Darren: -
Score: 110–39 (max 114)

Round 15: R E D M O B I L E

Dinos buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say EMBROILED which is correct.
Final Score: 120–39 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 120
Raw score - 120
Total % of max - 97
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 8.0
Raw average score per round - 8.0
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Darren:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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