Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)

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Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:56 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 22 March 2019.

C1: Champion Steven Turnbull (1 win, 96 points.) A learning support assistant from Iver, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Alistair Thomas. A structural engineer from Bristol. He loves football and is a qualified referee, he also supports Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N C E O E S G I
R02: S R M U A E T R P
R03: 75, 9, 3, 7, 7, 6. Target: 347.
TTT: NATTYICES - "Where there's a will there's a way, but not with this word."
R04: R W C S I I E L C
R05: R G P E U A V M O
R06: 25, 100, 4, 2, 7, 2. Target: 791.
R07: N K T E O E C S A
R08: N D M B A E O E X
R09: 25, 10, 4, 6, 8, 9. Target: 850.
TTT: TAMEDRIOT - "She'll close her eyes, concentrate and spiritually connect with something in a jacket."
R10: T F D T A U I D A
R11: L S T E I E W L A
R12: S H R O I A V R O
R13: M J R E I U S G A
R14: 25, 100, 10, 9, 7, 6. Target: 659.
R15: S P I L T C O K E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N C E O E S G I

Steven: COSTING (7)
Alistair: ENTICES (7)
DC: GENETICS (8) SEICENTO (8)
OT: CENTOISE (8) EGESTION (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S R M U A E T R P

Steven: maturers
Alistair: UPSTREAM (8)
DC: MATURER (7) TAMPERS (7) TRAMPERS (8) SUPERMART (18)
Score: 7–15 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 9, 3, 7, 7, 6. Target: 347.

Steven: 351.
Alistair: 347. ((7 - 3) x 75) + (9 x 6) - 7 (10)
Score: 7–25 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: NATTYICES -> INTESTACY

Round 4: R W C S I I E L C

Steven: CRIES (5)
Alistair: ICICLES (7)
DC: CIRCLES (7)
OT: CILICES (7) CLERICS (7)
Score: 7–32 (max 43)

Round 5: R G P E U A V M O

Steven: MORGUE (6)
Alistair: VAGUER (6)
DC: GOPURAM (7)
OT: OVERAMP (7)
Score: 13–38 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 100, 4, 2, 7, 2. Target: 791.

Steven: 791. (4 x 2 x 100) - 2 - 7 (10)
Alistair: 791. (4 x 2 x 100) - 2 - 7 (10)
Score: 23–48 (max 60)

Mark talks about the ancestry of his paternal grandparents who were Jewish immigrants.

Round 7: N K T E O E C S A

Steven: TOKENS (6)
Alistair: SCANT (5)
DC: NOTECASE (8)
Score: 29–48 (max 68)

Round 8: N D M B A E O E X

Steven: BEMOANED (8)
Alistair: ABDOMEN (7)
Score: 37–48 (max 76)

Round 9: 25, 10, 4, 6, 8, 9. Target: 850.

Steven: 850. ((10 x 4) - 6) x 25 (10)
Alistair: 850. Mistake in working.
Score: 47–48 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: TAMEDRIOT -> MEDITATOR

Round 10: T F D T A U I D A

Steven: AUDIT (5)
Alistair: AUDIT (5)
OT: IDDAT (5) IDDUT (5) TAFIA (5)
Score: 52–53 (max 91)

Round 11: L S T E I E W L A

Steven: TALLIES (7)
Alistair: wellest
DC: WALLIES (7) WELLIES (7)
OT: ALLITES (7) LEALEST (7) SITELLA (7) TAILLES (7) TELLIES (7) WALLETS (7) WILLETS (7)
Score: 59–53 (max 98)

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

Round 12: S H R O I A V R O

Steven: HAIRS (5)
Alistair: HAIRS (5)
DC: RAVISH (6)
OT: ARIOSO (6) ARRISH (6) RARISH (6) SHIVOO (6) SIRRAH (6)
Score: 64–58 (max 104)

Round 13: M J R E I U S G A

Steven: MIRAGES (7)
Alistair: majeurs
DC: IMAGERS (7) IMAGES (6) GUISER (6)
OT: MAUGERS (7) MAUGRES (7) MURAJIS (7)
Score: 71–58 (max 111)

Round 14: 25, 100, 10, 9, 7, 6. Target: 659.

Steven: 657.
Alistair: 660. (6 x 100) + ((9 - 7) x 25) + 10 (7)
RR: 659. ((100 - 25) x 9) - 10 - 6 (10)
Score: 71–65 (max 121)

Round 15: S P I L T C O K E

Alistair buzzes on 28.5 seconds to say PLOCKIEST which is incorrect.
Steven does not buzz.
The answer was STOCKPILE.
Final Score: 71–65 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Steven:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 6

Alistair:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

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