Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)

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Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:22 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 9 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (2 wins, 123 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Tim Jenkins. A firefighter controller from Worcester. He loves collecting hoes, particularly slip-on trainers, and he always wears different shoes every time :!: :!:
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C A T I G L E N C
R02: V M D A E O N S E
R03: 8, 10, 5, 1, 10, 6. Target: 349.
TTT: REEDSREDS - "It sounds like she rectified the issue with the crabs."
R04: R N Y R O A O S E
R05: G I R A S I P B O
R06: 100, 75, 10, 3, 5, 4. Target: 454.
R07: S J P E O I T M F
R08: R W P L A U E R A
R09: 75, 7, 6, 1, 1, 5. Target: 739.
TTT: SONCANNOT - "No, son, you cannot get one, but if you ask nicely, you may have one."
R10: D W T D E U E C I
R11: N U F E T I S O K
R12: N R A E O H X R M
R13: S A T O Z U R E S
R14: 100, 50, 2, 6, 3, 1. Target: 788.
R15: V I R G I N F O G (conundrum)


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Round 1: C A T I G L E N C

Mark: neglect
Tim: letting
DC: ANGELIC (7) cleating
OT: CANTICLE (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: V M D A E O N S E

Mark: DAEMONS (7)
Tim: DAEMONS (7)
OT: ADVENES (7) DEMEANS (7) MASONED (7) MEDANOS (7) OEDEMAS (7) SEEDMAN (7) VENOMED (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 8, 10, 5, 1, 10, 6. Target: 349.

Mark: 350. ((8 x 5) - 6 + 1) x 10 (7)
Tim: 350. ((8 x 5) - 6 + 1) x 10 (7)
RR: 349. (((8 x 10) - 10) x 5) - 1 (10)
Score: 14–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: REEDSREDS -> REDRESSED

Round 4: R N Y R O A O S E

Mark: REASON (6)
Tim: ROSARY (6)
DC: SERRANO (7)
OT: ARROYOS (7)
Score: 20–20 (max 32)

Round 5: G I R A S I P B O

Mark: ISOBAR (6)
Tim: GRASP (5)
DC: BIOGAS (6)
OT: GARBOS (6) ORIBIS (6) PAGRIS (6) PIRAIS (6) PIROGI (6)
Score: 26–20 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 75, 10, 3, 5, 4. Target: 454.

Mark: 455. ((10 - 4) x 75) + 5 (7)
Tim: 455. ((100 + 10) x 4) + (3 x 5) (7)
RR: 454. ((10 / 5) x 3 x 75) + 4 (10)
Score: 33–27 (max 48)

Raj talks about the story of a stolen Stradivarius violin from 1936.

Round 7: S J P E O I T M F

Mark: IMPOSE (6)
Tim: MOPIEST (7)
OT: FOMITES (7) OPTIMES (7) POTJIES (7) STOMPIE (7)
Score: 33–34 (max 55)

Round 8: R W P L A U E R A

Mark: RURAL (5)
Tim: PEARL (5)
DC: PLEURA (6)
OT: LARRUP (6) LUPARA (6) PALWAR (6) PARERA (6) PARRAL (6) PARREL (6) PARULA (6) PARURE (6) PERULA (6) PREWAR (6) PULWAR (6) PURALE (6) PURLER (6) REWRAP (6) UPREAR (6) WARPER (6)
Score: 38–39 (max 61)

Round 9: 75, 7, 6, 1, 1, 5. Target: 739.

Mark: 742. ((6 + 5 - 1) x 75) - (7 + 1) (7)
Tim: 742. ((6 + 5 - 1) x 75) - (7 + 1) (7)
RR: 740. (6 + 5 - 1) x (75 - 1) (7)
OT: 738. ((75 x 5) - 6) x (1 + 1) (7)
Score: 45–46 (max 68)

Teatime teaser: SONCANNOT -> CONSONANT

Round 10: D W T D E U E C I

Mark: DEDUCT (6)
Tim: deiced
DC: EDUCTED (7)
OT: CUDWEED (7)
Score: 51–46 (max 75)

Round 11: N U F E T I S O K

Mark: FUNKIEST (8)
Tim: FUSION (6)
Score: 59–46 (max 83)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "stark-raving mad".

Round 12: N R A E O H X R M

Mark: MOANER (6)
Tim: HOAXER (6)
DC: MENORAH (7)
OT: ORRAMEN (7)
Score: 65–52 (max 90)

Round 13: S A T O Z U R E S

Mark: TOSSER (6)
Tim: STORES (6)
DC: AROUSES (7) SAUTES (6)
OT: OSSATURE (8)
Score: 71–58 (max 98)

Round 14: 100, 50, 2, 6, 3, 1. Target: 788.

Mark: 796. ((6 + 2) x 100) - (3 + 1) (5)
Tim: -
RR: 788. ((100 - 2) x 6) + ((3 + 1) x 50) (10)
Score: 76–58 (max 108)

Round 15: V I R G I N F O G

Mark buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say FORGIVING which is correct.
Final Score: 86–58 (max 118)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Tim:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 3

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