Thursday 25th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 67)

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Thursday 25th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 25 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (4 wins, 353 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Meera Murali. A first-year maths student at Queen Mary, University of London, but is originally from Ilford, Essex. While at school, she once clattered into a glider, whilst with the RAF Cadets. :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N P G T E A O W U
R02: R E A S C E T I S
R03: 75, 9, 5, 3, 10, 8. Target: 732.
TTT: ALANPOTTS - "As a gesture of support, Alan attended these classes with his wife."
R04: C E L O I T C E D
R05: N T N A I E U X N
R06: 75, 5, 8, 9, 9, 4. Target: 134.
R07: D G N D S I A E R
R08: T A M I H O E V R
R09: 75, 100, 9, 4, 6, 6. Target: 845.
TTT: UNCLETART - "Uncle was given a piece of treacle tart, but really didn't want to eat it."
R10: S U L I T D A S E
R11: L S V I O E R M A
R12: B M D O E F A K S
R13: N R B J H I E I E
R14: 10, 3, 10, 3, 4, 2. Target: 665.
R15: I S M Y S L A V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N P G T E A O W U

Fiona: TONGUE (6)
Meera: TONGUE (6)
DC: NOUGAT (6) PEANUT (6)
OT: AUTOPEN (7) PONTAGE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: R E A S C E T I S

Fiona: SCARIEST (8)
Meera: STARES (6)
DC: creasiest
OT: SECTARIES (18)
Score: 14–6 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 9, 5, 3, 10, 8. Target: 732.

Fiona: 732. (75 x 10) - ((5 - 3) x 9) (10)
Meera: 732. (75 x 10) - ((5 - 3) x 9) (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: ALANPOTTS -> POSTNATAL

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

Fiona: TOILED (6)
Meera: COILED (6)
DC: DECEIT (6)
OT: ECOCIDE (7)
Score: 30–22 (max 42)

Round 5: N T N A I E U X N

Fiona: TANNIE (6)
Meera: TANNIN (6)
OT: NANNITE (7)
Score: 36–28 (max 49)

Round 6: 75, 5, 8, 9, 9, 4. Target: 134.

Fiona: 134. Mistake in working.
Meera: 134. Mistake in working.
RR: 134. (75 - 8) x ((9 / 9) + 5 - 4) (10)
Score: 36–28 (max 59)

Colin talks about his embarrassing first dates, which leads to him revealing a very embarrassing first date experience for Susie, involving her hair being caught on fire :!: :!:

Round 7: D G N D S I A E R

Fiona: resanding
Meera: DREADING (8)
DC: READINGS (8)
OT: GRANDISED (18)
Score: 36–36 (max 77)

Round 8: T A M I H O E V R

Fiona: OVERHIT (7)
Meera: MOTHER (6)
DC: MOTHIER (7)
OT: REVOMIT (7) THEORIA (7) VOMITER (7)
Score: 43–36 (max 84)

Round 9: 75, 100, 9, 4, 6, 6. Target: 845.

Fiona: 843.
Meera: 844. ((6 + 4) x 75) + 100 - 6 (7)
RR: 845. (100 + 75 - 6) x (9 - 4) (10)
Score: 43–43 (max 94)

Teatime teaser: UNCLETART -> RELUCTANT

Round 10: S U L I T D A S E

Fiona: TUSSLED (7)
Meera: SALUTED (7)
DC: DILATES (7) DILUTES (7) LASSITUDE (18)
Score: 50–50 (max 112)

Round 11: L S V I O E R M A

Fiona: MARVELS (7)
Meera: MAILERS (7)
DC: OVERSAIL (8) MORALISE (8)
OT: REMOVALS (8) VALORISE (8) VARIOLES (8) VOLARIES (8)
Score: 57–57 (max 120)

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

Round 12: B M D O E F A K S

Fiona: SMOKED (6)
Meera: MASKED (6)
DC: FOAMED (6) ABODES (6)
OT: ADOBES (6) BASKED (6) BOAKED (6) DEMOBS (6) MOBEDS (6) SABOED (6) SOAKED (6) SOEBAK (6)
Score: 63–63 (max 126)

Round 13: N R B J H I E I E

Fiona: HEREIN (6)
Meera: BRINE (5)
OT: HEINIE (6) INHERE (6)
Score: 69–63 (max 132)

Round 14: 10, 3, 10, 3, 4, 2. Target: 665.

Fiona: 660. Mistake in working.
Meera: 654.
RR: 665. ((10 x 10) - (3 + 2)) x (3 + 4) (10)
Score: 69–63 (max 142)

Round 15: I S M Y S L A V E

No one buzzes. The answer was MASSIVELY.
Final Score: 69–63 (max 152)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

Meera:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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