Tuesday 5th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 30)

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Tuesday 5th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 30)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 04, 2019 9:42 pm

IS IT D-DAY FOR DINOS....???? ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 March 2019.

C1: Champion Dinos Sfyris (7 wins, 813 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Joe Harrington. An education student at the University of the West of England in Bristol, but is from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. He's a member of the university's Muggle Quidditch team.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I L O G A R O N
R02: E P D U E S T Y A
R03: 50, 6, 7, 1, 7, 4. Target: 125.
TTT: CREEDPUSS - "You pressed the doctor for a diagnosis, and as a result, he pressed you."
R04: M O I R N E S A T
R05: V E P O L A B U S
R06: 75, 3, 3, 4, 1, 5. Target: 209.
R07: W E C A L R O H N
R08: R C E V A I R U T
R09: 9, 6, 3, 10, 7, 8. Target: 198.
TTT: DRABCLEAN - "It was a drab job cleaning the bottom of the boat, but it was caked in shells."
R10: E A D G O B T I F
R11: T U R E G A F I T
R12: N W E M I A D O H
R13: N I L A S I S O E
R14: 25, 4, 2, 7, 3, 9. Target: 938.
R15: M E L D C R A B S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I L O G A R O N

Dinos: ROOTLING (8)
Joe: TAILOR (6)
DC: TOOLING (7) ROGATION (8)
OT: TRIGONAL (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: E P D U E S T Y A

Dinos: UPDATES (7)
Joe: STEAD (5)
DC: DEPUTY (6) DEPUTES (7)
OT: ADEPTUS (7) DEPAYSE (7) SAUTEED (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 6, 7, 1, 7, 4. Target: 125.

Dinos: -
Joe: 115. (50 x (4 - 1)) - ((6 x 7) - 7) (5)
RR: 125. ((50 - 6) x (7 - 4)) - 7 (10)
Score: 15–5 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: CREEDPUSS -> PERCUSSED

Round 4: M O I R N E S A T

Dinos: MORAINES (8)
Joe: MOISTER (7)
DC: MATRONISE (18) RANSOMITE (18)
OT: ROMANITES (18)
Score: 23–5 (max 43)

Round 5: V E P O L A B U S

Dinos: ABSOLVE (7)
Joe: VAPES (5)
DC: POSABLE (7)
OT: ABUELOS (7) PUEBLOS (7) SUBOVAL (7)
Score: 30–5 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 3, 3, 4, 1, 5. Target: 209.

Dinos: 209. ((75 - 5) x 3) - 1 (10)
Joe: 209. ((75 - 5) x 3) - 1 (10)
Score: 40–15 (max 60)

Michael talks about his late mother-in-law, who loved freebies.

Round 7: W E C A L R O H N

Dinos: CHOLERA (7)
Joe: HEAR (4)
DC: CHORALE (7) CORNEAL (7)
OT: ARCHEON (7) CHALONE (7) CHARNEL (7) CROWNAL (7) LOWANCE (7) LOWCHEN (7)
Score: 47–15 (max 67)

Round 8: R C E V A I R U T

Dinos: CURATIVE (8)
Joe: CART (4)
Score: 55–15 (max 75)

Round 9: 9, 6, 3, 10, 7, 8. Target: 198.

Dinos: 198. ((9 + 6 + 7 - 3) x 10) + 8 (10)
Joe: 198. ((3 + 7 + 9) x 10) + 8 (10)
Score: 65–25 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: DRABCLEAN -> BARNACLED

Round 10: E A D G O B T I F

Dinos: GODETIA (7)
Joe: dogbite
DC: BIGOTED (7)
Score: 72–25 (max 92)

Round 11: T U R E G A F I T

Dinos: FRUITAGE (8)
Joe: TREAT (5)
DC: FATTIER (7) FIGURAE (7)
Score: 80–25 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bankruptcy" and "Skid Row".

Round 12: N W E M I A D O H

Dinos: MIAOWED (7)
Joe: MEAD (4)
DC: DOMAINE (7)
OT: MODINHA (7) WOADMEN (7)
Score: 87–25 (max 107)

Round 13: N I L A S I S O E

Dinos: OILINESS (8)
Joe: NAILS (5)
DC: LIAISONS (8)
OT: ANOLISES (8) ELISIONS (8) ISOLINES (8) LIONISES (8) SALINISE (8)
Score: 95–25 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 4, 2, 7, 3, 9. Target: 938.

Dinos: 939. Mistake in working.
Joe: 942. (25 x 4 x 9) + (3 x 7 x 2) (7)
RR: 938. (((25 x 4) + 7 - 3) x 9) + 2 (10)
Score: 95–32 (max 125)

Very bizarre that Joe has beaten Dinos over the 4 numbers games (32-20), yet those 32 points are the only ones he has scored all match... :shock: :shock: :o :o :? :? :?: :?: :!: :!:

Round 15: M E L D C R A B S

Dinos buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say SCRAMBLED which is correct.
Final Score: 105–32 (max 135)

Dinos, as ever, quick to decipher the "SCRAMBLED" conundrum, and with it concludes a sensational octorun, which has seen him accrue an astonishing 918 POINTS!!! And unsurprisingly, he's the number 1 seed for the time being, although it will certainly need something superhuman to knock that off the top :!: :!:

A big well done to my brill buddy Dinos, who was the first Countdowner I ever met outside of a competition or anything like that, when I met him, Richard Priest and Howard Somerset for a recording just after the show had relocated to Manchester in 2009, and we've been great friends ever since, so I'm well over the moon for him :!: :!: :!: ;) ;) ;) :) :) :) :D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8-) 8-) 8-) :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Joe:
Total score - 32
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 2.1
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=-18
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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