Tuesday 12th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 35)

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Tuesday 12th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 35)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 06, 2019 11:52 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 March 2019.

C1: Champion Maggie Barlow (3 wins, 273 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Derek Harvey. A retired telegraphist from London. He used to work for the BBC, and is a member of his local chess club.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P L M A I A F E S
R02: N O T E N O L S R
R03: 25, 2, 3, 6, 1, 2. Target: 662.
TTT: NINTHGLEE - "Tell someone everything you know about energy-saving bulbs, perhaps?"
R04: N E T A D U K W S
R05: T R N D E U A H R
R06: 50, 75, 10, 5, 9, 8. Target: 106.
R07: F X G I O R A T U
R08: D E H A R O J C R
R09: 50, 1, 9, 6, 8, 10. Target: 435.
TTT: BRUSHFIRE - "It was all a bit jaded and tatty, so you decided to do this."
R10: T E R O G I P M R
R11: L C S G E U E M O
R12: V U L O D I S W O
R13: Z S T B E O A S Q
R14: 100, 75, 6, 4, 2, 8. Target: 521.
R15: G O S H I P I N N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P L M A I A F E S

Maggie: MALAISE (7)
Derek: IMPALES (7)
DC: IMPALA (6)
OT: IMPALAS (7) MALPAIS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: N O T E N O L S R

Maggie: LOOTERS (7)
Derek: STONER (6)
DC: ROOTLES (7) NORTENOS (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 2, 3, 6, 1, 2. Target: 662.

Maggie: 657. ((25 x 3) - 2) x (6 + 2 + 1) (7)
Derek: -
RR: 660. (7)
OT: 660. (25 - 3) x (2 + 2 + 1) x 6 (7)
Score: 21–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: NINTHGLEE -> ENLIGHTEN

Round 4: N E T A D U K W S

Maggie: SWANKED (7)
Derek: WAKENS (6)
DC: UNASKED (7) DANKEST (7)
Score: 28–7 (max 29)

Round 5: T R N D E U A H R

Maggie: UNTHREAD (8)
Derek: HAUNTED (7)
Score: 36–7 (max 37)

Round 6: 50, 75, 10, 5, 9, 8. Target: 106.

Maggie: 102.
Derek: 108. ((10 / 2) x 50) + 8 (7)
RR: 106. 50 + 75 - (10 + 9) (10)
Score: 36–14 (max 47)

Helen talks about her recent work with the London Air Ambulance.

Round 7: F X G I O R A T U

Maggie: GUITAR (6)
Derek: OUTRIG (6)
DC: AGOUTI (6) FIGURA (6)
OT: FUGATO (6) GIAOUR (6) RAGOUT (6)
Score: 42–20 (max 53)

Round 8: D E H A R O J C R

Maggie: CHARRED (7)
Derek: CHARRED (7)
DC: HOARDER (7) ORCHARD (7) HARDCORE (8)
Score: 49–27 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 1, 9, 6, 8, 10. Target: 435.

Maggie: 435. (9 x 50) - 10 - 6 + 1 (10)
Derek: -
Score: 59–27 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: BRUSHFIRE -> REFURBISH

Round 10: T E R O G I P M R

Maggie: IMPORTER (8)
Derek: IMPORTER (8)
OT: REIMPORT (8)
Score: 67–35 (max 79)

Round 11: L C S G E U E M O

Maggie: GLUCOSE (7)
Derek: MUSCLE (6)
DC: LEGUMES (7) ECLOGUES (8)
Score: 74–35 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "angora" and "tangerine".

Round 12: V U L O D I S W O

Maggie: ODIOUS (6)
Derek: VOIDS (5)
DC: OVOIDS (6)
Score: 80–35 (max 93)

Round 13: Z S T B E O A S Q

Maggie: BOASTS (6)
Derek: BEASTS (6)
DC: SABOTS (6)
OT: BASEST (6) BASSET (6) BASTES (6)
Score: 86–41 (max 99)

Round 14: 100, 75, 6, 4, 2, 8. Target: 521.

Maggie: 521. (6 x 100) - 75 - 4 (10)
Derek: 521. (6 x 100) - 75 - 4 (10)
Score: 96–51 (max 109)

Round 15: G O S H I P I N N

Maggie buzzes on 18.5 seconds to say SIPHONING which is correct.
Final Score: 106–51 (max 119)

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 95
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Derek:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 5

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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