Thursday 7th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 32)

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Thursday 7th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 32)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 05, 2019 11:07 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 7 March 2019.

C1: Champion John Ashcroft (1 win, 86 points.) An Apteforumite and meteorological studies student at Leeds University, but is originally from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Maggie Barlow. A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire. She is currently the secretary of the Lutterworth Speakers' Club.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S W D N E I U S I
R02: F V C U A E H P Q
R03: 2, 3, 3, 5, 9, 9. Target: 507.
TTT: PRUNETANG - "Everyone found it to be extremely distasteful and unacceptable."
R04: C S W A I S D O M
R05: L R A O Y B U A S
R06: 75, 7, 6, 10, 3, 4. Target: 258.
R07: N R O I S T E U R
R08: G R T O A R O D E
R09: 9, 8, 10, 1, 8, 6. Target: 680.
TTT: ROBINSBAG - "The documentary about the manufacture of kitchen towel was intensely interesting."
R10: T J P L A E A P T
R11: M T Z T R O A E T
R12: G K G M I A L I H
R13: R F S E O E R N O
R14: 75, 7, 3, 1, 4, 9. Target: 176.
R15: L A T I N Z E T A (conundrum)


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Round 1: S W D N E I U S I

John: WIDENS (6)
Maggie: INSIDES (7)
DC: SUNDEW (6) SUNDEWS (7)
OT: NIDUSES (7) SUNWISE (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: F V C U A E H P Q

John: PEACH (5)
Maggie: PEACH (5)
DC: CHAFE (5)
OT: QUEACH (6)
Score: 5–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 2, 3, 3, 5, 9, 9. Target: 507.

John: 507. Mistake in working.
Maggie: -
RR: 507. ((((9 x 9) + 5) x 2) - 3) x 3 (10)
Score: 5–12 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: PRUNETANG -> REPUGNANT

Round 4: C S W A I S D O M

John: WISDOMS (7)
Maggie: DISCOS (6)
DC: WISDOM (6) MOSAICS (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 30)

Round 5: L R A O Y B U A S

John: sublay
Maggie: LABOURS (7)
OT: AROUSAL (7) LABROUS (7) SUBALAR (7)
Score: 12–19 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 7, 6, 10, 3, 4. Target: 258.

John: 258. (75 x 4) - (7 x 6) (10)
Maggie: 258. (75 + 4 + 7) x 3 (10)
Score: 22–29 (max 47)

Round 7: N R O I S T E U R

John: IRONERS (7)
Maggie: ROUTINES (8)
DC: ROUTINERS (18)
OT: NEURISTOR (18) RETRUSION (18)
Score: 22–37 (max 65)

Round 8: G R T O A R O D E

John: ROOTED (6)
Maggie: garroted
DC: TOREADOR (8)
Score: 28–37 (max 73)

Round 9: 9, 8, 10, 1, 8, 6. Target: 680.

John: 680. ((8 x 8) + 9 + 1 - 6) x 10 (10)
Maggie: 680. ((6 x 10) + 8) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 38–47 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: ROBINSBAG -> ABSORBING

Round 10: T J P L A E A P T

John: APPLET (6)
Maggie: TAPPET (6)
DC: PALPATE (7)
Score: 44–53 (max 90)

Round 11: M T Z T R O A E T

John: ROTATE (6)
Maggie: MATTER (6)
DC: MATZO (5)
OT: MAROTTE (7) MOZETTA (7)
Score: 50–59 (max 97)

Round 12: G K G M I A L I H

John: MILK (4)
Maggie: MILK (4)
DC: MAIL (4)
OT: GILGAI (6)
Score: 54–63 (max 103)

Round 13: R F S E O E R N O

John: ROOFERS (7)
Maggie: SOONER (6)
OT: REROOFS (7) SONOFER (7)
Score: 61–63 (max 110)

Round 14: 75, 7, 3, 1, 4, 9. Target: 176.

John: 176. (75 - ((7 x 3) + 9 + 1)) x 4 (10)
Maggie: -
Score: 71–63 (max 120)

Round 15: L A T I N Z E T A

Maggie buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say TANTALIZE which is correct.
Final Score: 71–73 (max 130)

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

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

Maggie:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

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