Tuesday 16th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 60)

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Tuesday 16th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:08 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 April 2019.

C1: Champion Dave Butt (1 win, 81 points.) A retired HR officer from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Huw Davies. A project manager from Camberley, Surrey. He's a marine engineer working in Portsmouth too. He performed in a choir and once played at York Minster.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L O P R E I N G
R02: D F A I U P M N E
R03: 100, 5, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 668.
TTT: ACCEPTMOD - "Certain items in her makeup bag were firmly pressed together."
R04: L D A I T C E L O
R05: S U A L F S O O R
R06: 50, 1, 2, 9, 7, 7. Target: 362.
R07: X N S I U A T W E
R08: T R I A Q S O E M
R09: 50, 100, 3, 8, 1, 2. Target: 684.
TTT: RICKACHED - "Rick ached all over, he'd been slumped in this for way too long."
R10: G S I A W N E P T
R11: N B O A O M R K E
R12: Z N A I R H E U C
R13: D V S O A E T S U
R14: 100, 3, 4, 6, 7, 6. Target: 662.
R15: A R U B A C A R D (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L O P R E I N G

Dave: SLOPING (7)
Huw: REPOSING (8)
DC: PRINGLES (8)
OT: PERIGONS (8) PINGLERS (8) PLERIONS (8) RESOLING (8) SPONGIER (8) SPRINGLE (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: D F A I U P M N E

Dave: impuned
Huw: UNPAID (6)
DC: FAMINE (6) MEDIAN (6) MAIDEN (6)
OT: DAMPEN (6) FEMINA (6) FUNDIE (6) IMPEND (6) MEDINA (6) PAINED (6) PEMUDA (6) PIEMAN (6) PNEUMA (6) PUDINA (6) UNIPED (6) UNMADE (6) UNMAID (6)
Score: 0–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 5, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 668.

Dave: 667. ((100 + 10) x 6) + 5 + 2 (7)
Huw: 670.
RR: 668. ((100 + 10) x 6) + (5 x 2) - 2 (10)
Score: 7–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ACCEPTMOD -> COMPACTED

Round 4: L D A I T C E L O

Dave: LOCATED (7)
Huw: LOCATED (7)
DC: TEOCALLI (8)
OT: ALLEOTIC (8) COALITED (8) COLLATED (8)
Score: 14–21 (max 32)

Round 5: S U A L F S O O R

Dave: FLOORS (6)
Huw: FLOORS (6)
OT: FOSSULA (7)
Score: 20–27 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 1, 2, 9, 7, 7. Target: 362.

Dave: 362. ((50 + 1) x 7) + 7 - 2 (10)
Huw: 362. (50 x 7) + 9 + 2 + 1 (10)
Score: 30–37 (max 49)

Paul does a magic trick involving the Easter Bunny.

Round 7: X N S I U A T W E

Dave: exuant
Huw: exunts
DC: UNTIES (6) AUNTIES (7)
OT: SEXTAIN (7) SINUATE (7) WANTIES (7) WAXIEST (7)
Score: 30–37 (max 56)

Round 8: T R I A Q S O E M

Dave: MOISTER (7)
Huw: MASTER (6)
DC: ATOMISER (8) AMORTISE (8)
Score: 37–37 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 100, 3, 8, 1, 2. Target: 684.

Dave: -
Huw: 690. ((8 - 1) x 100) - (50 / (2 + 3)) (5)
RR: 684. ((100 x 3) + 50 - 8) x 2 (10)
Score: 37–42 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: RICKACHED -> DECKCHAIR

Round 10: G S I A W N E P T

Dave: SPEWING (7)
Huw: SPEWING (7)
DC: PASTING (7) WASTING (7) PANTIES (7)
OT: GENIPATS (8) SWEATING (8)
Score: 44–49 (max 82)

Round 11: N B O A O M R K E

Dave: BROKEN (6)
Huw: EMBARK (6)
DC: BOOMER (6) BOOKMAN (7)
OT: BOOKMEN (7)
Score: 50–55 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "human guinea pig".

Round 12: Z N A I R H E U C

Dave: CHAIR (5)
Huw: chainer
DC: carnie
OT: ECHIURAN (8)
Score: 55–55 (max 97)

Round 13: D V S O A E T S U

Dave: outdates
Huw: STAVED (6)
DC: DEVOUT (6) TOSSED (6) SUAVEST (7)
Score: 55–61 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 3, 4, 6, 7, 6. Target: 662.

Dave: 662. ((100 + 3 + 7) x 6) + 6 - 4 (10)
Huw: 663.
Score: 65–61 (max 114)

Round 15: A R U B A C A R D

Huw buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say BARRACUDA which is correct.
Final Score: 65–71 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

Huw:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

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