Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)

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Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:06 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (4 wins, 308 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger India Owens. A geography student from London, but is studying at Southampton University. She used to be a tournament chess player at the age of 9. :shock:
DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S U S A H E D L F
R02: T M A I N D O N A
R03: 8, 8, 6, 3, 5, 7. Target: 946.
TTT: NAPDREAMS - "This 9-letter word is used as a substitute for a 3-letter word."
R04: G B U S E I V N E
R05: T Q C W U I E R C
R06: 50, 100, 9, 7, 4, 5. Target: 679.
R07: Y E S O M D A R X
R08: S L H I E O W R I
R09: 2, 7, 9, 1, 8, 5. Target: 523.
TTT: DEADANTIC - "The octet were very frank about the prospective MP."
R10: D F T E E O R M A
R11: P E T I G O N A S
R12: G O E M C P I A D
R13: L E V O S I R L T
R14: 100, 75, 1, 6, 10, 5. Target: 807.
R15: L U L U C R O O F (conundrum)


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Round 1: S U S A H E D L F

Mark: feludas
India: FLASHED (7)
DC: HEADFULS (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T M A I N D O N A

Mark: DOMINANT (8)
India: DOMAIN (6)
DC: DAMNATION (18)
Score: 8–7 (max 26)

Round 3: 8, 8, 6, 3, 5, 7. Target: 946.

Mark: -
India: -
OT: 946. ((8 x 7) + (6 x 5)) x (8 + 3) (10)
Score: 8–7 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: NAPDREAMS -> AMPERSAND

Round 4: G B U S E I V N E

Mark: BEGINS (6)
India: vegens
DC: BEGUINES (8) GENIUS (6)
Score: 14–7 (max 44)

Round 5: T Q C W U I E R C

Mark: quiter
India: WET (3)
DC: CIRQUE (6)
OT: CRETIC (6) REQUIT (6)
Score: 14–10 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 100, 9, 7, 4, 5. Target: 679.

Mark: 680. (7 x 100) - (5 x 4) (7)
India: 680. (7 x 100) - (5 x 4) (7)
RR: 679. (100 - (9 + 4 - (50 / 5))) x 7 (10)
Score: 21–17 (max 60)

Tim talks about Mark Keppel, a Los Angeles schools superintendent. :lol: :lol:

Round 7: Y E S O M D A R X

Mark: DREAMY (6)
India: EXAMS (5)
DC: RADOMES (7) SOMEDAY (7)
Score: 27–17 (max 67)

Round 8: S L H I E O W R I

Mark: HOWLERS (7)
India: washer
DC: WHIRLS (6) SHOWIER (7)
OT: LOWRIES (7)
Score: 34–17 (max 74)

Round 9: 2, 7, 9, 1, 8, 5. Target: 523.

Mark: 519. (7 x 9 x 8) + ((2 + 1) x 5) (7)
India: -
RR: 523. (((7 x 8) + 2) x 9) + 1 (10)
Score: 41–17 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: DEADANTIC -> CANDIDATE

Round 10: D F T E E O R M A

Mark: MODERATE (8)
India: DEFORM (6)
DC: FORMATE (7)
Score: 49–17 (max 92)

Round 11: P E T I G O N A S

Mark: POSTING (7)
India: SEATING (7)
DC: AGONIST (7)
OT: PINOTAGES (18) POINTAGES (18)
Score: 56–24 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "up to snuff".

Round 12: G O E M C P I A D

Mark: CAMPED (6)
India: CAMPED (6)
DC: CAMOGIE (7)
OT: PEGAMOID (8)
Score: 62–30 (max 118)

Round 13: L E V O S I R L T

Mark: TROLLIES (8)
India: LIVERS (6)
OT: LORILETS (8) ROTELLIS (8) VERTISOL (8)
Score: 70–30 (max 126)

Round 14: 100, 75, 1, 6, 10, 5. Target: 807.

Mark: 805. ((10 + 1) x 75) - (100 / 5) (7)
India: 815.
RR: 807. ((75 + 5) x 10) + 6 + 1 (10)
Score: 77–30 (max 136)

Round 15: L U L U C R O O F

Mark buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say "No, I've not got it, sorry", which is incorrect.
India buzzes on 17 seconds to say FALCONER which is incorrect. :shock: :shock:
The answer was COLOURFUL.
Final Score: 77–30 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

India:
Total score - 30
Raw score - 58
Total % of max - 21
Raw % of max - 40
Total average score per round - 2.0
Raw average score per round - 3.9
Number of maxes - 0

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