Friday 12th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 58)

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Friday 12th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 58)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:40 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 12 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (5 wins, 385 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Graeme Terry. A marketing analyst from Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. He has run 3 marathons in 3 different countries (Spain, France and UK).
DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J U R E N A T O A
R02: R B N E U O N Z I
R03: 25, 7, 4, 1, 3, 6. Target: 343.
TTT: MOANFIGHT - "She was in the middle of working out how deep the water was."
R04: R K C A O S S E A
R05: T O R I P A T T V
R06: 50, 5, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 204.
R07: R S T B E E A H M
R08: P W D H E I E D E
R09: 7, 6, 9, 4, 9, 3. Target: 233.
TTT: NEEDDREAM - "He didn't need to dream, his thoughts wandered around in his head all the time."
R10: G C V I A E L F I
R11: C U T E F I L M O
R12: D L E O R S I U N
R13: S L R E O D Y A O
R14: 75, 7, 3, 9, 4, 9. Target: 602.
R15: V E T O M Y S A C (conundrum)


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Round 1: J U R E N A T O A

Mark: OUTRAN (6)
Graeme: jaunter
DC: AERONAUT (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R B N E U O N Z I

Mark: BRONZE (6)
Graeme: BRINE (5)
DC: BONZER (6) UNBORN (6) BONNIER (7)
OT: BENZOIN (7) NOUNIZE (7) REUNION (7) UNIONER (7)
Score: 12–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 7, 4, 1, 3, 6. Target: 343.

Mark: 343. (((6 x 3) - 4) x 25) - 7 (10)
Graeme: 343. ((7 + 4 + 3) x 25) - 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 22–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MOANFIGHT -> FATHOMING

Round 4: R K C A O S S E A

Mark: sackers
Graeme: sackers
DC: SOAKERS (7) ROSACEA (7)
OT: ROSACES (7)
Score: 22–10 (max 32)

Round 5: T O R I P A T T V

Mark: portrait
Graeme: TRAIT (5)
DC: PITTA (5) PATRIOT (7) pavarotti
Score: 22–15 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 5, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 204.

Mark: 204. (50 x 4) + 10 - 6 (10)
Graeme: 204. (50 x 4) + 10 - 6 (10)
Score: 32–25 (max 49)

Tim jokes about the natural world.

Round 7: R S T B E E A H M

Mark: BATHERS (7)
Graeme: HAMSTER (7)
DC: BREATHES (8)
Score: 39–32 (max 57)

Round 8: P W D H E I E D E

Mark: WIPED (5)
Graeme: HEEDED (6)
DC: PEEDIE (6)
OT: WEEDED (6) WEEPIE (6)
Score: 39–38 (max 63)

Round 9: 7, 6, 9, 4, 9, 3. Target: 233.

Mark: 233. Mistake in working.
Graeme: 233. Mistake in working.
RR: 233. (9 x 9 x 3) - (6 + 4) (10)
Score: 39–38 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: NEEDDREAM -> MEANDERED

Round 10: G C V I A E L F I

Mark: CIVIL (5)
Graeme: clavie
DC: FACILE (6)
OT: ALGIFIC (7)
Score: 44–38 (max 80)

Round 11: C U T E F I L M O

Mark: FUTILE (6)
Graeme: COMET (5)
DC: TIMEFUL (7) CUT (3) CUTE (4) FILM (4)
OT: TOMEFUL (7)
Score: 50–38 (max 87)

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

Round 12: D L E O R S I U N

Mark: SOLDIER (7)
Graeme: SENIOR (6)
DC: UNDERSOIL (18)
Score: 57–38 (max 105)

Round 13: S L R E O D Y A O

Mark: RELOADS (7)
Graeme: RELOADS (7)
DC: ORDEALS (7) LOADERS (7)
OT: AEROSOL (7) LOODERS (7) ROADEOS (7) ROSEOLA (7)
Score: 64–45 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 7, 3, 9, 4, 9. Target: 602.

Mark: 603. (((9 / 9) + 7) x 75) + 3 (7)
Graeme: 601. ((7 + 4 - 3) x 75) + (9 / 9) (7)
RR: 602. (75 + 9 + 9 - 3 - 4) x 7 (10)
Score: 71–52 (max 122)

Round 15: V E T O M Y S A C

Mark buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say VASECTOMY which is correct.
Final Score: 81–52 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Graeme:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 4

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