Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)

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Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 06, 2019 12:38 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 March 2019.

C1: Champion Maggie Barlow (4 wins, 379 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Wesley McCartney. A student at Bristol University, but is from Coleraine, Northern Ireland. He's a member of the university's trampolining team.
DC: Susie Dent and making his DC debut, Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S V L D I A E U T
R02: B A S L I O P Q A
R03: 25, 8, 7, 5, 8, 6. Target: 270.
TTT: TELLIESON - "The telly's on, but sadly, it's the only form of company she's got."
R04: D E S U E M T N T
R05: Y N R S A I E P G
R06: 100, 50, 9, 5, 1, 4. Target: 707.
R07: O E A D Z L U N R
R08: T S N I O A R G E
R09: 25, 9, 3, 6, 10, 7. Target: 412.
TTT: PROENGINE - "The trial was taking place again after new evidence came to light."
R10: T F O U R J E H A
R11: R D C S T E U O E
R12: W N I K T O I A M
R13: R G P R I E A P M
R14: 25, 100, 4, 3, 9, 2. Target: 282.
R15: D I C T A B U N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S V L D I A E U T

Maggie: VAULTED (7)
Wesley: LADIES (6)
DC: SLAVED (6) DATIVES (7) SALUTED (7) salivated
OT: DISVALUE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: B A S L I O P Q A

Maggie: BASIL (5)
Wesley: BAILS (5)
DC: BOILS (5) salop
OT: BALOIS (6) PALAIS (6) PASILA (6) QIBLAS (6) QIPAOS (6)
Score: 12–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 8, 7, 5, 8, 6. Target: 270.

Maggie: 270. ((25 + 8) x 8) + 6 (10)
Wesley: 269.
Score: 22–5 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TELLIESON -> LONELIEST

Round 4: D E S U E M T N T

Maggie: UNTESTED (8)
Wesley: STUNTED (7)
DC: SMUTTED (7)
Score: 30–5 (max 32)

Round 5: Y N R S A I E P G

Maggie: SPEARING (8)
Wesley: SPRAYING (8)
DC: PINGERS (7)
OT: PANEGYRIS (18)
Score: 38–13 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 50, 9, 5, 1, 4. Target: 707.

Maggie: 705. ((9 + 5) x 50) + 4 + 1 (7)
Wesley: 705. ((9 + 5) x 50) + 4 + 1 (7)
RR: 706/708. (7)
OT: 706. ((100 + 50 - 9) x 5) + 1 (7)
Score: 45–20 (max 57)

Jeremy talks about his early days in broadcasting, including working in Yorkshire for the BBC, working "against" a certain Richard Whiteley. 8-) 8-)

Round 7: O E A D Z L U N R

Maggie: LAUNDER (7)
Wesley: UNLOADER (8)
DC: EUROLAND (8)
Score: 45–28 (max 65)

Round 8: T S N I O A R G E

Maggie: ORGANIST (8)
Wesley: ROASTING (8)
DC: ORANGITES (18)
Score: 53–36 (max 83)

Round 9: 25, 9, 3, 6, 10, 7. Target: 412.

Maggie: 412. ((10 + 6) x 25) + 9 + 3 (10)
Wesley: 412. ((10 + 6) x 25) + 9 + 3 (10)
Score: 63–46 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: PROENGINE -> REOPENING

Round 10: T F O U R J E H A

Maggie: FOURTH (6)
Wesley: ajure
DC: AUTHOR (6) FATHER (6)
OT: AJOURE (6) HAUTER (6) OUTHER (6)
Score: 69–46 (max 99)

Round 11: R D C S T E U O E

Maggie: ESCORTED (8)
Wesley: COSTED (6)
DC: COURTED (7) COURSED (7) SCOUTED (7) RECUSED (7)
OT: CORSETED (8) CUSTODEE (8) ECOTEURS (8) EDUCTORS (8)
Score: 77–46 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some slang terms for "men".

Round 12: W N I K T O I A M

Maggie: WOMAN (5)
Wesley: WINK (4)
DC: INTIMA (6)
OT: KWAITO (6) MAKOTI (6) MAWKIT (6)
Score: 82–46 (max 113)

Round 13: R G P R I E A P M

Maggie: GRIPPER (7)
Wesley: GAPPIER (7)
DC: EPIGRAM (7)
OT: ARMIGER (7) GRAPIER (7) PIPRAGE (7) PRIMAGE (7) RAMPIER (7) RAMPIRE (7)
Score: 89–53 (max 120)

Round 14: 25, 100, 4, 3, 9, 2. Target: 282.

Maggie: 282. (100 x 3) - 25 + 9 - 2 (10)
Wesley: 282. (100 x 3) - 25 + 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 99–63 (max 130)

Round 15: D I C T A B U N G

Maggie buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say ABDUCTING which is correct.
Final Score: 109–63 (max 140)

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 9

Wesley:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
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ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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