Wednesday 24th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 66)

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Wednesday 24th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 66)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:27 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (3 wins, 263 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Sue Corral. A housewife from Worplesden, Surrey. She likes playing golf, and likes playing at her local golf club, and at the moment she has a handicap of 53.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D K T H E A O F U
R02: M E U B L I M R E
R03: 75, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9. Target: 933.
TTT: GASBEGINS - "Does the man from West Bromwich have trousers that are known for this?"
R04: Z R I E M O T R T
R05: S N P M G E I A I
R06: 50, 4, 8, 9, 6, 10. Target: 263.
R07: S R D S E U E I H
R08: L G A E R C S O D
R09: 50, 4, 6, 6, 8, 1. Target: 664.
TTT: HENNAMATE - "She'd be crackers to eat crackers with this inside her mouth."
R10: L N Y E A I C W T
R11: O A C R S V E A S
R12: J R D O A I F N E
R13: L T W S X U O E A
R14: 50, 25, 5, 4, 9, 9. Target: 635.
R15: O H B E R I V E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: D K T H E A O F U

Fiona: DEATH (5)
Sue: HATED (5)
DC: FAKED (5) fathead OAKED (5)
OT: KATHODE (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: M E U B L I M R E

Fiona: MUMBLER (7)
Sue: LIMBER (6)
DC: BUMMER (6) MUMBLIER (8)
Score: 12–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9. Target: 933.

Fiona: 931. ((6 + 6) x 75) + (8 x 5) - 9 (7)
Sue: -
OT: 933. (((6 x 6) + 75) x 8) + (9 x 5) (10)
Score: 19–5 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GASBEGINS -> BAGGINESS

Round 4: Z R I E M O T R T

Fiona: ROTTER (6)
Sue: misdeclared 8
OT: MORTIER (7) OMITTER (7)
Score: 25–5 (max 32)

Round 5: S N P M G E I A I

Fiona: IMPINGES (8)
Sue: seaping
DC: SEAMING (7)
OT: IMAGINES (8) MEIPINGS (8)
Score: 33–5 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 4, 8, 9, 6, 10. Target: 263.

Fiona: 263. Mistake in working.
Sue: 263. ((50 + 10) x 4) + 8 + 9 + 6 (10)
Score: 33–15 (max 50)

Colin talks about an embarrassing moment involving horse racing legend Mick Fitzgerald and the horse, Kauto Star.

Round 7: S R D S E U E I H

Fiona: DISUSE (6)
Sue: USHERED (7)
DC: HISSED (6) RESIDUES (8)
OT: REISSUED (8)
Score: 33–22 (max 58)

Round 8: L G A E R C S O D

Fiona: CORDAGE (7)
Sue: SACRED (6)
DC: cordages SOLDER (6) CORSAGE (7)
OT: REDCOALS (8)
Score: 40–22 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 4, 6, 6, 8, 1. Target: 664.

Fiona: 662. ((6 + 6 + 1) x 50) + 8 + 4 (7)
Sue: 662. ((6 + 6 + 1) x 50) + 8 + 4 (7)
RR: 664. ((6 x 6) - (4 - 1) + 50) x 8 (10)
Score: 47–29 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: HENNAMATE -> ENANTHEMA

Round 10: L N Y E A I C W T

Fiona: CLIENT (6)
Sue: CLIENT (6)
DC: LATENCY (7)
OT: CYANITE (7)
Score: 53–35 (max 83)

Round 11: O A C R S V E A S

Fiona: CARVES (6)
Sue: CRAVES (6)
DC: SCARVES (7)
OT: ROSACEA (7) ROSACES (7)
Score: 59–41 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the Nike tagline, "Just Do It".

Round 12: J R D O A I F N E

Fiona: ADJOINER (8)
Sue: FAIRED (6)
OT: FIRENADO (8)
Score: 67–41 (max 98)

Round 13: L T W S X U O E A

Fiona: EXALTS (6)
Sue: TOWELS (6)
DC: OUTLAWS (7) OUTWALES (8)
Score: 73–47 (max 106)

Round 14: 50, 25, 5, 4, 9, 9. Target: 635.

Fiona: 636. ((9 + 4) x 50) - 9 - 5 (7)
Sue: -
RR: 635. ((50 + 25 - 5) x 9) + 9 - 4 (10)
Score: 80–47 (max 116)

Round 15: O H B E R I V E R

Fiona buzzes on 10 seconds to say HERBIVORE which is correct.
Final Score: 90–47 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 3

Sue:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 1

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