Wednesday 17th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 61)

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Wednesday 17th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:51 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 April 2019.

C1: Champion Huw Davies (1 win, 71 points.) A project manager from Camberley, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Lauren Moseley. A wine merchant from Northampton, who happens to be Nick's local wine merchant. :P She runs a blog called "The Helpful Hiker", which tells tales of the outdoor escapades of her family, including her 6-month old son, Olly.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H M I E S B A R T
R02: N O E C T A D R I
R03: 3, 4, 3, 8, 1, 8. Target: 389.
TTT: NILSADDLE - "They voted to deal with the coastal erosion by an overwhelming majority."
R04: U V G A I W L O T
R05: Q F I U C S O G A
R06: 100, 9, 2, 1, 8, 2. Target: 860.
R07: P J E I C S A D H
R08: I N P O D E V S E
R09: 4, 9, 2, 10, 7, 3. Target: 832.
TTT: VEGANDATA - "When it came to playing tennis, she was in a very favourable position."
R10: M T I S A U P E Y
R11: N L O E S F O L S
R12: N R W I A S N E R
R13: X T E U M R I G A
R14: 25, 6, 5, 9, 4, 2. Target: 412.
R15: G A I N L U N C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: H M I E S B A R T

Huw: BARMIEST (8)
Lauren: BEAMISH (7)
DC: TIMBERS (7) TIMBRES (7)
OT: MARTHIES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N O E C T A D R I

Huw: REDACT (6)
Lauren: TRAINED (7)
DC: REDACTION (18)
OT: CITRONADE (18)
Score: 8–7 (max 26)

Round 3: 3, 4, 3, 8, 1, 8. Target: 389.

Huw: -
Lauren: -
RR: 389. ((3 + 3) x 8 x 8) + 4 + 1 (10)
Score: 8–7 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: NILSADDLE -> LANDSLIDE

Round 4: U V G A I W L O T

Huw: GLOAT (5)
Lauren: VAULT (5)
DC: GALIOT (6) AGOUTI (6)
OT: OGIVAL (6) OUTLAW (6)
Score: 13–12 (max 42)

Round 5: Q F I U C S O G A

Huw: FOCUS (5)
Lauren: SOFA (4)
DC: FIASCO (6)
OT: ACQUIS (6) COQUIS (6) FASCIO (6)
Score: 18–12 (max 48)

Round 6: 100, 9, 2, 1, 8, 2. Target: 860.

Huw: 860. (9 x 100) - ((2 + 2 + 1) x 8) (10)
Lauren: 865.
Score: 28–12 (max 58)

Paul does a magic trick involving an Easter Egg hunt.

Round 7: P J E I C S A D H

Huw: SPACED (6)
Lauren: PEACH (5)
DC: JEHADIS (7) APHIDES (7)
OT: EDAPHIC (7) PAICHES (7) PIACHES (7)
Score: 34–12 (max 65)

Round 8: I N P O D E V S E

Huw: OPINED (6)
Lauren: SPEED (5)
DC: DEVISE (6) NOSEDIVE (8)
Score: 40–12 (max 73)

Round 9: 4, 9, 2, 10, 7, 3. Target: 832.

Huw: 840. ((9 x 10) - 2 - 4) x (3 + 7) (5)
Lauren: -
RR: 832. (10 + 3) x 4 x (9 + 7) (10)
Score: 45–12 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: VEGANDATA -> ADVANTAGE

Round 10: M T I S A U P E Y

Huw: PASTIE (6)
Lauren: STUMPY (6)
DC: IMPUTES (7) PASTIME (7)
OT: YAMPIEST (8)
Score: 51–18 (max 91)

Round 11: N L O E S F O L S

Huw: LOOSENS (7)
Lauren: SELF (4)
DC: FELONS (6)
OT: ONSELLS (7) OOFLESS (7)
Score: 58–18 (max 98)

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

Round 12: N R W I A S N E R

Huw: WINNERS (7)
Lauren: WINNERS (7)
DC: WARRENS (7)
OT: RAINERS (7) RANINES (7) RANNIES (7) RAWNERS (7) SWANNIE (7) WARNERS (7)
Score: 65–25 (max 105)

Round 13: X T E U M R I G A

Huw: GRIME (5)
Lauren: MIRAGE (6)
DC: TRIAGE (6) MIGRATE (7) MURIATE (7)
OT: MIXTURE (7) RAGTIME (7) TRAGIUM (7)
Score: 65–31 (max 112)

Round 14: 25, 6, 5, 9, 4, 2. Target: 412.

Huw: -
Lauren: 410. ((9 + 5 + 2) x 25) + 4 + 6 (7)
RR: 412. ((25 x 4) + (6 / 2)) x (9 - 5) (10)
Score: 65–38 (max 122)

Round 15: G A I N L U N C H

Huw buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say LAUNCHING which is correct.
Final Score: 75–38 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Huw:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Lauren:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
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