Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)

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Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 06, 2019 2:36 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 March 2019.

C1: Champion Maggie Barlow (5 wins, 488 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Gerry Buckley. From Mullingar, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland. He's a big sports fan and supports the Gaelic football team, Westmeath.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L S W A I O F S N
R02: T X E R U M A H O
R03: 25, 1, 4, 4, 9, 7. Target: 104.
TTT: ECOSPICED - "Might these help the fishmonger with a battle of the bulge?"
R04: D L A G R E T I S
R05: U A O C Z N I G R
R06: 50, 5, 3, 4, 8, 7. Target: 995.
R07: N R K Q E A I R E
R08: D M N O I A P D E
R09: 50, 5, 9, 6, 3, 1. Target: 823.
TTT: WELSHPINE - "The clue could make you think about wood, but the answer is about the rubber."
R10: S B F I A E U T S
R11: H P T O E G U T R
R12: T S O E P I L T S
R13: U E U T L R M L D
R14: 4, 1, 6, 3, 1, 10. Target: 881.
R15: D I N E D R A M A (conundrum)


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Round 1: L S W A I O F S N

Maggie: SALONS (6)
Gerry: FAILS (5)
DC: FLOWS (5) INFLOWS (7)
OT: SONLAWS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T X E R U M A H O

Maggie: AUTHOR (6)
Gerry: MATER (5)
DC: theorum THORAX (6)
OT: MOUTHER (7)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 1, 4, 4, 9, 7. Target: 104.

Maggie: 104. (25 x 4) + 4 (10)
Gerry: 104. (25 x 4) + 4 (10)
Score: 22–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ECOSPICED -> CODPIECES

Round 4: D L A G R E T I S

Maggie: LARDIEST (8)
Gerry: LARDIEST (8)
DC: LARGEST (7) REGALIST (8)
OT: REDTAILS (8) RIDGLETS (8)
Score: 30–18 (max 32)

Round 5: U A O C Z N I G R

Maggie: CRAZING (7)
Gerry: coarzing
DC: ORGANIC (7)
Score: 37–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 5, 3, 4, 8, 7. Target: 995.

Maggie: 995. (((3 x 4) + 8) x 50) - 5 (10)
Gerry: 995. (((8 x 3) - 4) x 50) - 5 (10)
Score: 47–28 (max 49)

Jeremy talks about his fledgling rugby career while at Cambridge University.

Round 7: N R K Q E A I R E

Maggie: NARKIER (7)
Gerry: NARKIER (7)
DC: RANKER (6)
OT: NAKERER (7)
Score: 54–35 (max 56)

Round 8: D M N O I A P D E

Maggie: DIAMOND (7)
Gerry: OPINED (6)
DC: DOPAMINE (8)
Score: 61–35 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 5, 9, 6, 3, 1. Target: 823.

Maggie: 823. ((50 + 5) x (6 + 9)) - (3 - 1) (10)
Gerry: 815.
Score: 71–35 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: WELSHPINE -> WHEELSPIN

Round 10: S B F I A E U T S

Maggie: FIESTAS (7)
Gerry: FEASTS (6)
DC: BEAUTS (6) BUSIEST (7) FUBSIEST (8)
Score: 78–35 (max 82)

Round 11: H P T O E G U T R

Maggie: rethought (and also declared as 8) :oops: :oops:
Gerry: GUTTER (6)
DC: TOUGHER (7)
OT: ROUGHET (7)
Score: 78–41 (max 89)

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

Round 12: T S O E P I L T S

Maggie: POLITEST (8)
Gerry: TOPLESS (7)
DC: pottiest PISTOLE (7) PISTOLES (8)
OT: PISTOLETS (18)
Score: 86–41 (max 107)

Round 13: U E U T L R M L D

Maggie: MULLET (6)
Gerry: MULLET (6)
DC: MULLED (6)
OT: DUELLUM (7) MULTURE (7)
Score: 92–47 (max 114)

Round 14: 4, 1, 6, 3, 1, 10. Target: 881.

Maggie: -
Gerry: -
RR: 880. (7)
OT: 882. (((4 + 1) x 10) - 1) x 6 x 3 (7)
Score: 92–47 (max 121)

Round 15: D I N E D R A M A

Maggie buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say MARINADED which is correct.
Final Score: 102–47 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Gerry:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

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