Thursday 4th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 52)

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Thursday 4th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 52)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:54 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 April 2019.

C1: Champion Geoff Markham (1 win, 75 points.) A part-time receptionist from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Helen Powell. A graduate student from Dalkeith, Midlothian, but is originally from Basingstoke, Hampshire. She's studying at Edinburgh University. She recently bought an e-bike, and "cycles" 300 miles on it.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G S Q E I N P Y E
R02: D O E R G A E T L
R03: 100, 8, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 463.
TTT: SINCENOEL - "Ever since Noel made the wrong sort of friends, he's become very rude and disrespectful."
R04: T O U S T E M I V
R05: D W X E I E B M S
R06: 25, 5, 8, 2, 5, 2. Target: 717.
R07: B F S I U O I Z J
R08: H E N T A U N T S
R09: 75, 25, 9, 10, 5, 4. Target: 178.
TTT: RUBINTALC - "You can rub talc into your skin, but for moving parts, you need to rub in this."
R10: P N E O P I O K F
R11: C T R U E A W R O
R12: N D A E M R A O D
R13: S L R E O A C N T
R14: 100, 3, 4, 1, 5, 4. Target: 717.
R15: I H I R E D E N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: G S Q E I N P Y E

Geoff: PEEING (6)
Helen: SPINE (5)
DC: SEEPING (7) ESPYING (7)
OT: PIGSNEY (7) PIGSNYE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D O E R G A E T L

Geoff: RELATED (7)
Helen: RELOAD (6)
DC: DELEGATOR (18)
Score: 13–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 8, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 463.

Geoff: 463. ((100 - 8) x 5) + 3 (10)
Helen: 461.
Score: 23–0 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: SINCENOEL -> INSOLENCE

Round 4: T O U S T E M I V

Geoff: STOUT (5)
Helen: VOMITS (6)
DC: MOTIVES (7) TIMEOUTS (8)
OT: TITMOUSE (8)
Score: 23–6 (max 43)

Round 5: D W X E I E B M S

Geoff: exides
Helen: MIXED (5)
DC: DEMISE (6) DWEEBS (6)
OT: BEWDIES (7) BISEXED (7)
Score: 23–11 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 5, 8, 2, 5, 2. Target: 717.

Geoff: 725. Mistake in working.
Helen: -
RR: 717. (((5 x 5) + 2 + 2) x 25) - 8 (10)
Score: 23–11 (max 60)

Raj talks about Fabergé eggs, and the story of how an American bullion dealer came across one for scrap, and it turned out to be a genuine one, which was then sold for £33million!! :shock: :shock: :o :o 8-) 8-)

Round 7: B F S I U O I Z J

Geoff: -
Helen: JOBS (4)
DC: BIJOU (5) bizou
Score: 23–15 (max 65)

Round 8: H E N T A U N T S

Geoff: STATUE (6)
Helen: HAUNTS (6)
DC: TETANUS (7) TENANTS (7)
OT: ATTUNES (7) HAUTEST (7) NUTATES (7) TANNEST (7) TAUTENS (7)
Score: 29–21 (max 72)

Round 9: 75, 25, 9, 10, 5, 4. Target: 178.

Geoff: 179. ((10 / 5) x 75) + 25 + 4 (7)
Helen: 179. Mistake in working.
RR: 178. (((75 + 25) x 9) - 10) / 5 (10)
Score: 36–21 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: RUBINTALC -> LUBRICANT

Round 10: P N E O P I O K F

Geoff: OPEN (4)
Helen: PINK (4)
DC: OPINE (5) KOPPIE (6)
OT: NOOKIE (6) PEPINO (6)
Score: 40–25 (max 88)

Round 11: C T R U E A W R O

Geoff: WATER (5)
Helen: CURATOR (7)
DC: OUTRACE (7)
OT: CREATOR (7) EARWORT (7) ORATURE (7) OUTWEAR (7) REACTOR (7) RECOURT (7) TRACEUR (7)
Score: 40–32 (max 95)

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

Round 12: N D A E M R A O D

Geoff: DREAM (5)
Helen: DEMAND (6)
DC: ADORED (6) ADORNED (7) ROADMEN (7)
OT: ANDROMEDA (18)
Score: 40–38 (max 113)

Round 13: S L R E O A C N T

Geoff: SCARLET (7)
Helen: CLONES (6)
DC: ANCESTOR (8)
OT: CENTRALS (8) CROTALES (8) ENACTORS (8) LACTONES (8) LOCATERS (8) SECTORAL (8)
Score: 47–38 (max 121)

Round 14: 100, 3, 4, 1, 5, 4. Target: 717.

Geoff: 719. ((4 + 3) x 100) + (4 x 5) - 1 (7)
Helen: 716. Mistake in working.
RR: 716. ((4 + 3) x (100 + 1)) + 4 + 5 (7)
Score: 54–38 (max 128)

Round 15: I H I R E D E N T

Helen buzzes on 9.25 seconds to say INHERITED which is correct.
Final Score: 54–48 (max 138)

Statistics Corner

Geoff:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

Helen:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

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