Thursday 21st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 42)

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Thursday 21st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 42)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:13 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 21 March 2019.

C1: Champion Jane Basford (2 wins, 156 points.) A pharmacist from Cardiff.
C2: Challenger Steven Turnbull. A learning support assistant from Iver, Buckinghamshire. He's also a singer and guitarist and likes to perform in pubs and bars.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T R U A P N E I S
R02: H R N E A E B P O
R03: 50, 2, 2, 4, 5, 7. Target: 729.
TTT: DECKAWASH - "The decking was awash with little bits of wood when he used his tool."
R04: M G D I U I S N O
R05: R A M I L E N I D
R06: 50, 5, 6, 10, 1, 7. Target: 670.
R07: T S O E D R G U A
R08: L F S O E A J B O
R09: 50, 3, 1, 10, 7, 1. Target: 970.
TTT: MINEGRAPH - "The box of luxury food was really starting to get in her way."
R10: X V S D I A I E H
R11: T Q E U L S E O D
R12: T D E I A R Z F E
R13: Y L T O I A N W O
R14: 100, 1, 10, 4, 6, 3. Target: 577.
R15: L A N G Y H O O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T R U A P N E I S

Jane: PARENTS (7)
Steven: URINATES (8)
DC: TRAIPSE (7) PERTAINS (8) PRUINATE (8)
OT: NEATRUPS (8) PAINTERS (8) PANTRIES (8) PETUNIAS (8) PINASTER (8) PRISTANE (8) PURITANS (8) REPAINTS (8) REPUNITS (8) RUINATES (8) SUPINATE (8) UNPRAISE (8) UNPRIEST (8) URANITES (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: H R N E A E B P O

Jane: PHONER (6)
Steven: ORPHAN (6)
DC: PEAHEN (6) EARPHONE (8)
Score: 6–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 2, 2, 4, 5, 7. Target: 729.

Jane: 730.
Steven: 729. ((50 + 2) x 7 x 2) + 5 - 4 (10)
Score: 6–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: DECKAWASH -> HACKSAWED

Round 4: M G D I U I S N O

Jane: DOSING (6)
Steven: DOUSING (7)
DC: MOUSING (7)
OT: MISDOING (8)
Score: 6–31 (max 34)

Round 5: R A M I L E N I D

Jane: relined
Steven: REMAIN (6)
DC: MERIDIAN (8)
Score: 6–37 (max 42)

Round 6: 50, 5, 6, 10, 1, 7. Target: 670.

Jane: 670. (50 + 10 + 7) x (6 - 1 + 5) (10)
Steven: 670. (7 + 6 + 5 - 1 + 50) x 10 (10)
Score: 16–47 (max 52)

Mark talks about the anniversary of the second bloodiest day in British military history, the German Bloody Offensive of March 1918.

Round 7: T S O E D R G U A

Jane: SUGARED (7)
Steven: OUTRAGES (8)
DC: OUTRAGE (7) ROASTED (7) GROUSED (7)
OT: OUTDARES (8) OUTRAGED (8) OUTREADS (8) READOUTS (8)
Score: 16–55 (max 60)

Round 8: L F S O E A J B O

Jane: jaloose
Steven: FABLES (6)
DC: BEFOOLS (7)
Score: 16–61 (max 67)

Round 9: 50, 3, 1, 10, 7, 1. Target: 970.

Jane: -
Steven: -
RR: 970. (((1 + 1) x 50) - 3) x 10 (10)
Score: 16–61 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: MINEGRAPH -> HAMPERING

Round 10: X V S D I A I E H

Jane: SHAVED (6)
Steven: SHAVED (6)
DC: ADVISE (6)
OT: VIDESHI (7)
Score: 22–67 (max 84)

Round 11: T Q E U L S E O D

Jane: outled
Steven: LOUDEST (7)
DC: DELOUSE (7) QUESTED (7) TOUSLED (7)
OT: ODELETS (7) QUOTEES (7) TELEDUS (7)
Score: 22–74 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "raining cats and dogs".

Round 12: T D E I A R Z F E

Jane: DAFTER (6)
Steven: TIRADE (6)
DC: DRAFTEE (7)
OT: FEARDIE (7) FEARTIE (7)
Score: 28–80 (max 98)

Round 13: Y L T O I A N W O

Jane: LOTION (6)
Steven: LOTION (6)
OT: OLATION (7)
Score: 34–86 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 1, 10, 4, 6, 3. Target: 577.

Jane: 576.
Steven: 577. (100 x 6) - ((4 x 3) + 1 + 10) (10)
Score: 34–96 (max 115)

Round 15: L A N G Y H O O T

No one buzzes. The answer was ANTHOLOGY.
Final Score: 34–96 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Jane:
Total score - 34
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

Steven:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 6

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