Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)

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Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:21 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 19 April 2019.

C1: Champion Andy Myerson (1 win, 90 points.) A financial recruitment consultant from Finchley, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Fiona Titcombe. An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire. She likes to do Parkruns, and has done over 300 already.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N R S I E A P D E
R02: C O A U H R S T I
R03: 50, 7, 9, 8, 3, 8. Target: 230.
TTT: ROBSGIVEN - "Rob's given to watching things very carefully and attentively."
R04: M H N E A I W T O
R05: R D N E A O J L I
R06: 100, 8, 3, 8, 9, 7. Target: 624.
R07: S M D E A I R S O
R08: B N T E U O D X T
R09: 75, 50, 2, 8, 3, 3. Target: 889.
TTT: BILLCHINA - "You tell David to relax, despite the problem he has with his hand."
R10: S P M D A I U R A
R11: L K L I A E C A N
R12: G T F U E I C P O
R13: V R M I E O S C I
R14: 75, 10, 9, 5, 4, 1. Target: 670.
R15: S E T T H I N G S (conundrum)


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Round 1: N R S I E A P D E

Andy: NEARSIDE (8)
Fiona: PANDERS (7)
DC: SPRAINED (8) AIRSPEED (8)
OT: ARSENIDE (8) PANIERED (8) PENAEIDS (8) SIDEREAN (8) SPEEDRAN (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: C O A U H R S T I

Andy: CHARIOTS (8)
Fiona: CHOIRS (6)
DC: HARICOTS (8)
OT: ACTORISH (8) HAIRCUTS (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 7, 9, 8, 3, 8. Target: 230.

Andy: 233.
Fiona: 230. (50 x 3) + (8 x 9) + 8 (10)
Score: 16–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ROBSGIVEN -> OBSERVING

Round 4: M H N E A I W T O

Andy: WHITEN (6)
Fiona: TOWNIE (6)
DC: AMNIOTE (7)
Score: 22–16 (max 33)

Round 5: R D N E A O J L I

Andy: ORDINAL (7)
Fiona: ADJOINER (8)
Score: 22–24 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 8, 3, 8, 9, 7. Target: 624.

Andy: 623. (100 x 7) - (8 x 9) - (8 - 3) (7)
Fiona: 623. ((9 - 3) x 100) + 8 + 8 + 7 (7)
RR: 624. (100 - (3 x 8) - (9 - 7)) x 8 (10)
Score: 29–31 (max 51)

Paul does a magic trick involving an Easter egg and a pack of cards.

Round 7: S M D E A I R S O

Andy: ROADIES (7)
Fiona: ROADIES (7)
DC: MISREADS (8) SIDEARMS (8)
OT: MISDOERS (8) SESAMOID (8)
Score: 36–38 (max 59)

Round 8: B N T E U O D X T

Andy: BUTTONED (8)
Fiona: BUTTONED (8)
Score: 44–46 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 50, 2, 8, 3, 3. Target: 889.

Andy: 881.
Fiona: 892. ((3 + 3) x 2 x 75) - 8 (7)
RR: 889. (75 + 50 + 2) x (8 - (3 / 3)) (10)
Score: 44–53 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: BILLCHINA -> CHILBLAIN

Round 10: S P M D A I U R A

Andy: muriads
Fiona: MARAUDS (7)
DC: SAMURAI (7) SUDARIA (7)
OT: MARSUPIA (8)
Score: 44–60 (max 85)

Round 11: L K L I A E C A N

Andy: ALKALINE (8)
Fiona: lacelike
DC: ALLIANCE (8)
OT: CANAILLE (8)
Score: 52–60 (max 93)

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

Round 12: G T F U E I C P O

Andy: cuptie
Fiona: POETIC (6)
OT: PIGCOTE (7)
Score: 52–66 (max 100)

Round 13: V R M I E O S C I

Andy: MOVIES (6)
Fiona: MOVIES (6)
DC: IVORIES (7) VERISMO (7)
OT: ISOMERIC (8)
Score: 58–72 (max 108)

Round 14: 75, 10, 9, 5, 4, 1. Target: 670.

Andy: 670. (75 x 9) - 4 - 1 (10)
Fiona: 670. (75 x 9) - 5 (10)
Score: 68–82 (max 118)

Round 15: S E T T H I N G S

Andy buzzes on 24.75 seconds to say TIGHTENS which is incorrect.
Fiona does not buzz.
The answer was TIGHTNESS.
Final Score: 68–82 (max 128)

Statistics Corner

Andy:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 5

Fiona:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

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