Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 31)

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Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 31)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 04, 2019 10:28 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 6 March 2019.

C1: Challenger Chris Krelle. A retired police officer from Sudbury, Suffolk. He likes walking the National Trails, and has done 3/15 of them so far.
C2: Challenger John Ashcroft. An Apteforumite and meteorological studies student at Leeds University. He's also a middle distance runner and has represented England in the 1500m in competition.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S D O V E R I S T
R02: P G F E U E U W I
R03: 50, 1, 4, 9, 5, 6. Target: 717.
TTT: UNCOOLTIE - "It's not so much about what you say, it's how you say it."
R04: Z R S G U I U W I
R05: C N U H R I E T S
R06: 4, 2, 5, 9, 10, 1. Target: 433.
R07: D N I R S A D E T
R08: G Y T O A E D F N
R09: 100, 10, 4, 7, 8, 9. Target: 439.
TTT: ENEMASNAG - "Is this chemical element a fan of Japanese cartoons?"
R10: S L X A I A M R O
R11: N R E D T A O N R
R12: G A L C O S I E M
R13: J S A K E V O L B
R14: 50, 9, 3, 5, 1, 10. Target: 832.
R15: M I C R O B I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S D O V E R I S T

Chris: STORIES (7)
John: DOSSIER (7)
DC: STEROIDS (8)
OT: DEVISORS (8) ROSSITED (8) ROTISSED (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: P G F E U E U W I

Chris: FUGUE (5)
John: WIPE (4)
DC: WEEP (4)
Score: 12–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 50, 1, 4, 9, 5, 6. Target: 717.

Chris: 718. ((9 + 5) x 50) + ((4 - 1) x 6) (7)
John: 716. ((9 + 5) x (50 + 1)) + 6 - 4 (7)
RR: 717. (((5 x 6) + 50) x 9) - (4 - 1) (10)
Score: 19–14 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: UNCOOLTIE -> ELOCUTION

Round 4: Z R S G U I U W I

Chris: SWIG (4)
John: WIGS (4)
DC: GURUS (5)
OT: SIGRI (5)
Score: 23–18 (max 28)

Round 5: C N U H R I E T S

Chris: HUNTERS (7)
John: RICHEST (7)
DC: CHUNTERS (8)
OT: CHRISTEN (8) RUNCHIES (8) RUTHENIC (8)
Score: 30–25 (max 36)

Round 6: 4, 2, 5, 9, 10, 1. Target: 433.

Chris: -
John: 433. (((10 x 9) - 4) x 5) + 2 + 1 (10)
Score: 30–35 (max 46)

Helen talks about driving a 4x4 in the Austrian snow to give it a test drive, and getting the chance to see the new James Bond exhibition in the area.

Round 7: D N I R S A D E T

Chris: STRAINED (8)
John: STRAINED (8)
DC: SARDINED (8) RANDIEST (8) DETRAINS (8)
OT: DANDIEST (8) DISRATED (8) STRANDED (8) STRIDDEN (8)
Score: 38–43 (max 54)

Round 8: G Y T O A E D F N

Chris: DONATE (6)
John: TANGOED (7)
Score: 38–50 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 10, 4, 7, 8, 9. Target: 439.

Chris: 439. ((100 + 8) x 4) + 7 (10)
John: 439. ((100 + 8) x 4) + 7 (10)
Score: 48–60 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: ENEMASNAG -> MANGANESE

Round 10: S L X A I A M R O

Chris: MORALS (6)
John: ALARMS (6)
DC: SOLARIA (7)
OT: ORALISM (7) ROMALIS (7) ROSALIA (7)
Score: 54–66 (max 78)

Round 11: N R E D T A O N R

Chris: donater
John: NORATED (7)
DC: TANNED (6)
OT: NORRATED (8)
Score: 54–73 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "couch potato".

Round 12: G A L C O S I E M

Chris: GOALIES (7)
John: EMAILS (6)
DC: COALISE (7)
OT: CAMISOLE (8)
Score: 61–73 (max 94)

Round 13: J S A K E V O L B

Chris: BLOKES (6)
John: BLEAKS (6)
DC: ABSOLVE (7)
Score: 67–79 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 9, 3, 5, 1, 10. Target: 832.

Chris: -
John: 827. ((10 + 5 + 1) x 50) + (9 x 3) (7)
RR: 832. (10 + 3) x (9 + 5 + 50) (10)
Score: 67–86 (max 111)

Round 15: M I C R O B I T E

No one buzzes. The answer was BIOMETRIC.
Final Score: 67–86 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 4

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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