Wednesday 20th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 41)

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Wednesday 20th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 41)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:44 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 March 2019.

C1: Champion Jane Basford (1 win, 76 points.) A pharmacist from Cardiff.
C2: Challenger Mike Fuller. A student at Oxford University from Ilfracombe, Devon. He loves music and likes making his own jingles and performs at nightclubs.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S C E I S N A E
R02: C A X N E D T A G
R03: 100, 10, 10, 9, 5, 5. Target: 905.
TTT: OBTAINCOD - "It's not fish you're looking for here, it's a furry creature."
R04: V S B U I E K S P
R05: S D A O N L I S O
R06: 25, 50, 100, 10, 1, 7. Target: 761.
R07: R G E U M S V E I
R08: T G E U F W A O L
R09: 50, 2, 9, 7, 7, 6. Target: 286.
TTT: ALANGIVES - "Alan gives a rousing, motivational speech, intended to get everyone ready for action."
R10: A E T P Y I T W O
R11: R M A L E O F A R
R12: D C O E T R O Z T
R13: E I J H E R Q A L
R14: 50, 75, 1, 8, 6, 5. Target: 708.
R15: S H R E W S L O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S C E I S N A E

Jane: SEANCES (7)
Mike: SCENES (6)
DC: ENCASES (7) SCIENCES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: C A X N E D T A G

Jane: DECANT (6)
Mike: DECANT (6)
DC: EXACTA (6)
OT: ADANCE (6) ADNATE (6) ADNEXA (6) AGATED (6) AGENDA (6) AGNATE (6) CANTED (6) CATENA (6) TANGED (6) TAXANE (6)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 10, 10, 9, 5, 5. Target: 905.

Jane: 905. (100 x 9) + 5 (10)
Mike: 905. (10 x 10 x 9) + 5 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: OBTAINCOD -> BANDICOOT

Round 4: V S B U I E K S P

Jane: PUKES (5)
Mike: SPIKES (6)
DC: BUSIES (6) SPIVS (5)
OT: BUPKIS (6) SKIVES (6)
Score: 23–22 (max 30)

Round 5: S D A O N L I S O

Jane: LIONS (5)
Mike: SOLIDS (6)
DC: SALONS (6) SALOONS (7) DOLINAS (7)
OT: ANDISOLS (8) ANDOSOLS (8)
Score: 23–28 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 50, 100, 10, 1, 7. Target: 761.

Jane: 761. (7 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 1 (10)
Mike: 761. (7 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 1 (10)
Score: 33–38 (max 48)

Mark talks about the origins of the Calcutta Cup, the rugby union match between England and Scotland.

Round 7: R G E U M S V E I

Jane: VERGES (6)
Mike: GRIEVES (7)
DC: EMIGRES (7)
OT: REGIMES (7) REGIVES (7) REMIGES (7)
Score: 33–45 (max 55)

Round 8: T G E U F W A O L

Jane: FAULT (5)
Mike: GLOAT (5)
DC: GELATO (6) OUTAGE (6) LOWAGE (6) flowage OUTFLEW (7)
OT: OUTWALE (7)
Score: 38–50 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 2, 9, 7, 7, 6. Target: 286.

Jane: 286. (50 x 6) - 7 - 7 (10)
Mike: 286. (50 x 6) - 7 - 7 (10)
Score: 48–60 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ALANGIVES -> GALVANISE

Round 10: A E T P Y I T W O

Jane: TEAPOT (6)
Mike: PITTA (5)
DC: OPIATE (6) TEAPOY (6) PIETY (5)
OT: OPTATE (6) PATTIE (6) TAWTIE (6) TIPTOE (6)
Score: 54–60 (max 78)

Round 11: R M A L E O F A R

Jane: FEMORAL (7)
Mike: alarmer
DC: FOREARM (7) AREOLAR (7)
Score: 61–60 (max 85)

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

Round 12: D C O E T R O Z T

Jane: DOCTOR (6)
Mike: DOCTOR (6)
DC: ROTTED (6)
OT: COOTER (6) COTTER (6) DOTTER (6) OCTODE (6) ROOTED (6) TOOTED (6) TOOTER (6)
Score: 67–66 (max 91)

Round 13: E I J H E R Q A L

Jane: JAILER (6)
Mike: JAILER (6)
DC: HEALER (6)
OT: HAILER (6) HALIER (6) HEJIRA (6)
Score: 73–72 (max 97)

Round 14: 50, 75, 1, 8, 6, 5. Target: 708.

Jane: 709. ((50 + 1) x (8 + 6)) - 5 (7)
Mike: 706.
RR: 708. ((75 - 5) x (50 / (6 - 1))) + 8 (10)
Score: 80–72 (max 107)

Round 15: S H R E W S L O T

Mike buzzes on 28.25 seconds to say THROWLESS which is incorrect.
Jane does not buzz.
The answer was WORTHLESS.
Final Score: 80–72 (max 117)

Statistics Corner

Jane:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 8

Mike:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 8

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