Thursday 18th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 62)

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Thursday 18th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 62)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:22 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 April 2019.

C1: Champion Huw Davies (2 wins, 146 points.) A project manager from Camberley, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Andy Myerson. A financial recruitment consultant from Finchley, Greater London. He referees football matches, and is also a referee secretary for the MSFL in North London.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L K A E T N C I S
R02: D R M U O I B R A
R03: 75, 4, 1, 10, 7, 9. Target: 630.
TTT: IDEALBULL - "She didn't have the best voice, but it certainly got her child to sleep."
R04: D Z N E O U E R N
R05: R S A E M R O I G
R06: 75, 5, 6, 6, 9, 3. Target: 286.
R07: T N U I S L O A S
R08: T L F U A I T O S
R09: 5, 3, 6, 4, 1, 7. Target: 890.
TTT: VACATEPIT - "Attract the attention of more than seven prisoners, perhaps?"
R10: Y M P E I O F S C
R11: G T E I A G X L I
R12: W V D A E I P A E
R13: S N O E D C I T A
R14: 8, 5, 3, 7, 8, 10. Target: 970.
R15: H O T L O G P A Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: L K A E T N C I S

Huw: SLACKEN (7)
Andy: TICKLES (7)
DC: ENTAILS (7) CANKLES (7) LANKIEST (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D R M U O I B R A

Huw: MORBID (6)
Andy: ARMOUR (6)
DC: ARDOUR (6) BARIUM (6)
OT: MAROUDI (7) MIRADOR (7) ORARIUM (7) RAMBOUR (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 4, 1, 10, 7, 9. Target: 630.

Huw: 630. 9 x 7 x 10 (10)
Andy: 630. (75 - (9 + 4 - 1)) x 10 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IDEALBULL -> LULLABIED

Round 4: D Z N E O U E R N

Huw: ZONED (5)
Andy: REZONED (7)
DC: NEURONE (7)
Score: 23–30 (max 32)

Round 5: R S A E M R O I G

Huw: MARRIES (7)
Andy: MARRIES (7)
DC: ARMOIRES (8)
OT: ARMIGERS (8) REOGRAMS (8)
Score: 30–37 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 5, 6, 6, 9, 3. Target: 286.

Huw: 287. Mistake in working.
Andy: 285. ((6 - 5 + 3) x 75) - 9 - 6 (7)
RR: 286. (((6 / 6) + 3) x 75) - 9 - 5 (10)
Score: 30–44 (max 50)

Paul does a magic trick involving Rachel and some eggs.

Round 7: T N U I S L O A S

Huw: SULTANS (7)
Andy: TONSILS (7)
DC: INSULTS (7) STUNSAIL (8)
OT: OUTSAILS (8)
Score: 37–51 (max 58)

Round 8: T L F U A I T O S

Huw: FLAUTIST (8)
Andy: FLAUTIST (8)
DC: OUTFITS (7)
Score: 45–59 (max 66)

Round 9: 5, 3, 6, 4, 1, 7. Target: 890.

Huw: -
Andy: -
RR: 890. ((((6 x 4) + 1) x 7) + 3) x 5 (10)
Score: 45–59 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: VACATEPIT -> CAPTIVATE

Round 10: Y M P E I O F S C

Huw: COPIES (6)
Andy: COPIES (6)
DC: SPECIFY (7)
OT: MESOPIC (7) MISCOPY (7) MYOPIES (7)
Score: 51–65 (max 83)

Round 11: G T E I A G X L I

Huw: tiggle
Andy: LIGATE (6)
OT: EXITIAL (7)
Score: 51–71 (max 90)

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

Round 12: W V D A E I P A E

Huw: WAIVED (6)
Andy: WEAVED (6)
OT: VIEWED (6)
Score: 57–77 (max 96)

Round 13: S N O E D C I T A

Huw: ACTIONED (8)
Andy: SEDATION (8)
DC: CATENOIDS (18) SONICATED (18)
Score: 65–85 (max 114)

Round 14: 8, 5, 3, 7, 8, 10. Target: 970.

Huw: 960. ((8 x 8) + (7 x 5) - 3) x 10 (5)
Andy: 960. (((8 + 5) x 7) + 8 - 3) x 10 (5)
RR: 970. (5 x 8 x 3 x 8) + 10 (10)
Score: 70–90 (max 124)

Round 15: H O T L O G P A Y

Andy buzzes on 13.75 seconds to say PHOTOLOGY which is incorrect.
Huw buzzes on 29.75 seconds to say GALOPATHY which is incorrect.
The answer was PATHOLOGY.
Final Score: 70–90 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Huw:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

Andy:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

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