Friday 15th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 38)

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Friday 15th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 38)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:41 pm

You thought I'd forgotten this, didn't you.... :?: :?: :?: ;) ;) ;) :) :) :) :D :D :D

Countdown recap for Friday 15 March 2019.

C1: Champion Maggie Barlow (6 wins, 590 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Stefan Williams. A chartered accountant from Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire, but is originally from Port Talbot, Wales. He sings in a male voice choir.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R P G E U D N O A
R02: I O S R M U V D I
R03: 100, 7, 5, 8, 6, 7. Target: 562.
TTT: GOLFISOUT - "Golf is out of the question for this chap, he's interested in saucers, not tees."
R04: Y W N A D I T E R
R05: U E I N X F R O S
R06: 75, 25, 100, 50, 8, 10. Target: 316.
R07: P H R D A I E Q S
R08: O U I T R C L E S
R09: 25, 3, 8, 6, 5, 7. Target: 876.
TTT: FRAILITCH - "With the aid of this, you could be feeling on top of the world."
R10: N M T J S O A E R
R11: U A O I L S M B T
R12: R E F A E P P G U
R13: E A E T S G I B R
R14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 10. Target: 735.
R15: D E C C A N E L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: R P G E U D N O A

Maggie: POUNDAGE (8)
Stefan: POUNDER (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: I O S R M U V D I

Maggie: IDIOMS (6)
Stefan: roids
DC: VIROIDS (7)
OT: DIVISOR (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 7, 5, 8, 6, 7. Target: 562.

Maggie: 562. (100 x 5) + (7 x 8) + 6 (10)
Stefan: 562. ((100 - 5) x 6) - 8 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GOLFISOUT -> UFOLOGIST

Round 4: Y W N A D I T E R

Maggie: TAWNIER (7)
Stefan: TRAINED (7)
DC: YAW (3) YAWN (4) WAITER (6) WINTERY (7) YAWNIER (7) TINWARE (7)
OT: DENTARY (7) DETRAIN (7) DIETARY (7) RIDEWAY (7) TIDEWAY (7) TINDERY (7)
Score: 31–17 (max 32)

Round 5: U E I N X F R O S

Maggie: FOXIER (6)
Stefan: finers
DC: INFUSER (7)
OT: OREXINS (7) UNFIXES (7)
Score: 37–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 25, 100, 50, 8, 10. Target: 316.

Maggie: 315.
Stefan: 316. ((((100 + 8) x 75) + 50) / 25) - 10 (10)
Score: 37–27 (max 49)

No offence to Stefan, but I certainly didn't see that method coming :!: :!: :o :o :shock: :shock: I was happy doing it ((50 - 10) x 8) - (100 / 25) :P :P :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Jeremy talks about meeting Nelson Mandela.

Round 7: P H R D A I E Q S

Maggie: PHRASED (7)
Stefan: DIAPERS (7)
DC: RAPHIDES (8)
OT: PARISHED (8)
Score: 44–34 (max 57)

Round 8: O U I T R C L E S

Maggie: COSTLIER (8)
Stefan: OUTLIERS (8)
DC: COULTERS (8) CLOISTER (8) UTRICLES (8)
OT: CITOLERS (8) CITREOUS (8) CLOTURES (8) CORTILES (8) CREOLIST (8) CURLIEST (8) OUTCRIES (8) RUSTICLE (8)
Score: 52–42 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 3, 8, 6, 5, 7. Target: 876.

Maggie: 876. (25 x 5 x 7) + 3 - (8 - 6) (10)
Stefan: 876. (25 x 5 x 7) + 3 - (8 - 6) (10)
Score: 62–52 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: FRAILITCH -> CHAIRLIFT

Round 10: N M T J S O A E R

Maggie: MONSTERA (8)
Stefan: STOREMAN (8)
OT: MONASTER (8) MONTERAS (8) NEARMOST (8)
Score: 70–60 (max 83)

Round 11: U A O I L S M B T

Maggie: BAILOUTS (8)
Stefan: BLOATS (6)
DC: BOTULISM (8)
OT: SOLATIUM (8)
Score: 78–60 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "minding your P's and Q's".

Round 12: R E F A E P P G U

Maggie: PAUPER (6)
Stefan: grappe
DC: FRAPPE (6) GAPPER (6)
OT: FAPPER (6) PUGREE (6) PURGEE (6) RAPPEE (6) REFUGE (6)
Score: 84–60 (max 97)

Round 13: E A E T S G I B R

Maggie: BERATES (7)
Stefan: BARGES (6)
DC: TRIAGES (7)
OT: ABSTERGE (8)
Score: 91–60 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 10. Target: 735.

Maggie: -
Stefan: 733. Mistake in working.
RR: 735. ((100 + 50) - (75 / 25)) x (10 / 2) (10)
Score: 91–60 (max 115)

Round 15: D E C C A N E L L

Maggie buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say CANCELLED which is correct.
Final Score: 101–60 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 101
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 9

Stefan:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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