Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)

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Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:03 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 10 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (3 wins, 209 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Lee Knight. A personal trainer from Orpington, Kent. He has run 3 marathons since he turned 40.
DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E R O S A M A G
R02: T L I E D J E O N
R03: 7, 8, 1, 5, 1, 8. Target: 573.
TTT: ANNEWORLD - "Anne inherited a few acres in a different part of the world, hence becoming this."
R04: P A I N C S U A G
R05: M B R T E A O D E
R06: 75, 50, 6, 9, 9, 2. Target: 693.
R07: W I N C T A E R N
R08: F I S L A E X W O
R09: 9, 1, 7, 8, 10, 5. Target: 942.
TTT: ILIUMNOSE - "He could afford a posh new car, in fact, he could even stretch to this."
R10: R D E U S R P E L
R11: C I Y O S A K H R
R12: T M I E S R O Z T
R13: R U V E R E I T C
R14: 100, 25, 2, 8, 9, 6. Target: 576.
R15: U M P T E E N Q I (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E R O S A M A G

Mark: RAMPAGES (8)
Lee: GRAMPS (6)
OT: GEORAMAS (8) SAGAMORE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T L I E D J E O N

Mark: idolent
Lee: DELETION (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 7, 8, 1, 5, 1, 8. Target: 573.

Mark: 568. (7 x 8 x (1 + 1) x 5) + 8 (7)
Lee: 568. (7 x 8 x (1 + 1) x 5) + 8 (7)
RR: 574. (7)
OT: 574. ((8 x 5) + 1) x (8 + 7 - 1) (7)
Score: 15–15 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ANNEWORLD -> LANDOWNER

Round 4: P A I N C S U A G

Mark: CAUSING (7)
Lee: SPACING (7)
DC: IGUANAS (7) UPCASING (8)
Score: 22–22 (max 31)

Round 5: M B R T E A O D E

Mark: MODERATE (8)
Lee: BERATED (7)
DC: ABORTED (7)
OT: RETOMBED (8)
Score: 30–22 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 50, 6, 9, 9, 2. Target: 693.

Mark: 693. (9 x 75) + (2 x 9) (10)
Lee: 693. (9 x 75) + (2 x 9) (10)
Score: 40–32 (max 49)

Tim talks about the actor Harry Morgan, who appeared in the film High Noon.

Round 7: W I N C T A E R N

Mark: CERTAIN (7)
Lee: CANTER (6)
DC: TAWNIER (7) ANCIENT (7)
OT: CANNIER (7) ENTRAIN (7) NACRINE (7) NACRITE (7) NECTRIA (7) TACRINE (7) TINWARE (7) TRANNIE (7)
Score: 47–32 (max 56)

Round 8: F I S L A E X W O

Mark: FIXES (5)
Lee: FLOWS (5)
DC: SEXFOIL (7)
Score: 52–37 (max 63)

Round 9: 9, 1, 7, 8, 10, 5. Target: 942.

Mark: -
Lee: -
RR: 942. ((9 + 8) x 5 x (10 + 1)) + 7 (10)
Score: 52–37 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: ILIUMNOSE -> LIMOUSINE

Round 10: R D E U S R P E L

Mark: PRELUDES (8)
Lee: PERUSED (7)
DC: REPULSED (8)
OT: PERDURES (8) REPULSER (8)
Score: 60–37 (max 81)

Round 11: C I Y O S A K H R

Mark: CHOIRS (6)
Lee: sharky
DC: SHAKY (5) HICKORY (7)
OT: HAYRICKS (8) KACHORIS (8)
Score: 66–37 (max 89)

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

Round 12: T M I E S R O Z T

Mark: MOISTER (7)
Lee: MISTER (6)
DC: MOTTIES (7)
OT: OMITTERS (8)
Score: 73–37 (max 97)

Round 13: R U V E R E I T C

Mark: VIRTUE (6)
Lee: RIVER (5)
DC: CURVIER (7)
OT: URETERIC (8)
Score: 79–37 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 25, 2, 8, 9, 6. Target: 576.

Mark: 576. (6 x 100) - 25 + 9 - 8 (10)
Lee: 576. (6 x 100) - 25 + 9 - 8 (10)
Score: 89–47 (max 115)

Round 15: U M P T E E N Q I

Mark buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say EQUIPMENT which is correct.
Final Score: 99–47 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 8

Lee:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 4

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