Friday 5th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 53)

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Friday 5th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 53)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:12 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 5 April 2019.

C1: Champion Geoff Markham (2 wins, 129 points.) A part-time receptionist from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Mark Decouto. A social worker from Richmond, Greater London. He loves indie music, particularly The Stone Roses, and he saw them in London twice.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H S J A O U O T M
R02: X E K I N E L R O
R03: 50, 7, 2, 5, 7, 8. Target: 566.
TTT: NIMBLYHOT - "When you see this word written down, you're still not sure of the exact meaning."
R04: M I S E N O B E U
R05: N V M A O A E R D
R06: 7, 3, 3, 10, 2, 6. Target: 464.
R07: R H R C A I A E T
R08: Z O G E T S I F C
R09: 50, 75, 4, 10, 2, 9. Target: 614.
TTT: USEDTOTAL - "He used a total of 6 fewer batteries after switching brands, the new ones performed much better."
R10: M U N E R V I G T
R11: S Y R E A I D R T
R12: S A T E D I C E N
R13: S G S O A O E B P
R14: 4, 8, 7, 10, 1, 5. Target: 986.
R15: S E E D Y T R A Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: H S J A O U O T M

Geoff: SHOUT (5)
Mark: MOUTHS (6)
DC: MAHOUTS (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: X E K I N E L R O

Geoff: LONER (5)
Mark: KERNEL (6)
OT: LIKENER (7)
Score: 0–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 7, 2, 5, 7, 8. Target: 566.

Geoff: -
Mark: -
RR: 566. (((2 x 5 x 7) + 7) x 8) - 50 (10)
Score: 0–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NIMBLYHOT -> BIMONTHLY

Round 4: M I S E N O B E U

Geoff: NUMBS (5)
Mark: OMNIBUS (7)
DC: EBONISE (7)
OT: EBONIES (7) NEMBIES (7) NIMBOSE (7) UMBONES (7)
Score: 0–19 (max 31)

Round 5: N V M A O A E R D

Geoff: dread
Mark: OVERMAN (7)
DC: VERANDA (7)
OT: ADENOMA (7) MADRONA (7) MADRONE (7) MANDORA (7) MANDORE (7) MONARDA (7) MOREANA (7) RAMONDA (7) ROADMAN (7) ROADMEN (7)
Score: 0–26 (max 38)

Round 6: 7, 3, 3, 10, 2, 6. Target: 464.

Geoff: -
Mark: 467. (((6 x 7) + 2 + 3) x 10) - 3 (7)
RR: 464. ((6 x 7) x ((3 / 3) + 10)) + 2 (10)
Score: 0–33 (max 48)

Raj talks about the intricacies of the auction house.

Round 7: R H R C A I A E T

Geoff: CHARTER (7)
Mark: ARCHER (6)
DC: CRATER (6)
OT: HAIRCARE (8)
Score: 7–33 (max 56)

Round 8: Z O G E T S I F C

Geoff: FOG (3)
Mark: fogiest
DC: FOGIES (6) EGOIST (6) coziest
OT: COTISE (6) COZIES (6) GEOTIC (6) OECIST (6) SOFTIE (6) STOGIE (6) ZOFTIG (6)
Score: 10–33 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 75, 4, 10, 2, 9. Target: 614.

Geoff: 613. ((10 - 2) x 75) + 9 + 4 (7)
Mark: 615. (75 x 9) - 50 - 10 (7)
RR: 614. (((75 x 2) - 9) x 4) + 50 (10)
Score: 17–40 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: USEDTOTAL -> OUTLASTED

Round 10: M U N E R V I G T

Geoff: -
Mark: MUTING (6)
DC: TERMING (7)
OT: MINUTER (7) MUNGITE (7) RUNTIME (7) TRUEING (7) UNMERIT (7) UNRIVET (7) VENTURI (7)
Score: 17–46 (max 79)

Round 11: S Y R E A I D R T

Geoff: ASTRIDE (7)
Mark: RAIDERS (7)
DC: TIRADES (7) RETARDS (7)
OT: ARTSIER (7) DARTERS (7) DIETARY (7) DISRATE (7) RARIETY (7) REDARTS (7) RETIARY (7) RITARDS (7) SATYRID (7) STAIDER (7) STARRED (7) STIRRED (7) STRAYED (7) STRAYER (7) STRIDER (7) TARDIER (7) TARRIED (7) TARRIES (7) TARSIER (7) TRADERS (7) TRADIES (7)
Score: 24–53 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks the kerfuffle caused by a professor saying that words and phrases with meat in them, should be changed to reflect the vegan tide, as well as the origin of "doner kebab".

Round 12: S A T E D I C E N

Geoff: ENTICES (7)
Mark: anticedes
DC: CINEASTE (8)
OT: ADIENCES (8) ANDESITE (8) DISTANCE (8)
Score: 31–53 (max 94)

Round 13: S G S O A O E B P

Geoff: GOOSES (6)
Mark: PAGES (5)
OT: SPOOGES (7)
Score: 37–53 (max 101)

Round 14: 4, 8, 7, 10, 1, 5. Target: 986.

Geoff: -
Mark: -
RR: 984/988. (7)
OT: 985. (10 x (8 + 1) x (7 + 4)) - 5 (7)
Score: 37–53 (max 108)

Round 15: S E E D Y T R A Y

Mark buzzes on 28 seconds to say STARRYEYED which is incorrect.
Geoff does not buzz.
The answer was YESTERDAY.
Final Score: 37–53 (max 118)

Statistics Corner

Geoff:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 52
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 3.5
Number of maxes - 1

Mark:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 3

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