Friday 26th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 68)

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Friday 26th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 68)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:12 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 26 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (5 wins, 422 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Asset Beisembayev. A film and TV student at the University of Hertfordshire, but is originally from Astana, Kazakhstan :!: :!: :shock: :o He helps translate things from English into Russian (his native tongue) in his spare time.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T C T H M D E I E
R02: S M L A O E S R I
R03: 50, 3, 3, 1, 4, 9. Target: 942.
TTT: MACHORAIN - "Cause pain to Ms Seles over an instrument, perhaps?"
R04: N U W E T A U S B
R05: G V N D E A I C E
R06: 25, 100, 50, 1, 6, 6. Target: 521.
R07: K T V R A E I A T
R08: P S D B O I E J A
R09: 25, 5, 6, 2, 4, 6. Target: 458.
TTT: NILCEMENT - "You shouldn't have any problems pouring concrete in bad weather."
R10: R O N I A E X S C
R11: L F H S I O E D I
R12: L T S U I E O N G
R13: R M N E A E R D N
R14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 7, 5. Target: 840.
R15: N I M B L E M A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: T C T H M D E I E

Fiona: ITCHED (6)
Asset: CHIMED (6)
DC: MITCHED (7) EMITTED (7)
OT: CHITTED (7) DECIMET (7) METHIDE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: S M L A O E S R I

Fiona: MORALISES (18)
Asset: MORALISES (18)
OT: ROMALISES (18)
Score: 24–24 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 3, 3, 1, 4, 9. Target: 942.

Fiona: 950. (3 + 3 + 4 + 9) x 50 (5)
Asset: -
RR: 942. (((50 + 1) x 3) + 4) x (9 - 3) (10)
Score: 29–24 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: MACHORAIN -> HARMONICA

Round 4: N U W E T A U S B

Fiona: WASTE (5)
Asset: unsteb
DC: BUTANE (6) BEAUTS (6)
OT: ABNETS (6) ABSENT (6) BUSAUN (6) NASUTE (6) SUBNET (6) UNSEAT (6)
Score: 34–24 (max 41)

Round 5: G V N D E A I C E

Fiona: AVENGED (7)
Asset: vading
DC: DEVIANCE (8)
Score: 41–24 (max 49)

Round 6: 25, 100, 50, 1, 6, 6. Target: 521.

Fiona: 520. (100 x 6) - 50 - 25 - (6 - 1) (7)
Asset: 519.
Score: 48–24 (max 56)

Colin talks about MCing the Leeds Festival and a story involving the band, Rage Against The Machine.

Round 7: K T V R A E I A T

Fiona: RIVET (5)
Asset: TAKER (5)
DC: KARATE (6) VARIATE (7)
Score: 53–29 (max 63)

Round 8: P S D B O I E J A

Fiona: BODIES (6)
Asset: BODIES (6)
DC: POISED (6) ADIPOSE (7)
Score: 59–35 (max 70)

Round 9: 25, 5, 6, 2, 4, 6. Target: 458.

Fiona: 459. (((6 x 2) + 6) x 25) + 5 + 4 (7)
Asset: 458. Mistake in working.
RR: 458. (((25 x 4) - 6) x 5) - (6 x 2) (10)
Score: 66–35 (max 80)

Teatime teaser: NILCEMENT -> INCLEMENT

Round 10: R O N I A E X S C

Fiona: CRANES (6)
Asset: AXIONS (6)
DC: CORNEAS (7) ANOREXICS (18)
Score: 72–41 (max 98)

Round 11: L F H S I O E D I

Fiona: FISHED (6)
Asset: SHIELD (6)
DC: OILFISH (7)
OT: DOILIES (7) IDOLISE (7)
Score: 78–47 (max 105)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cockpit" and "cocktail".

Round 12: L T S U I E O N G

Fiona: OUTINGS (7)
Asset: UNTIES (6)
DC: LUSTING (7) IGNEOUS (7) LIGNEOUS (8)
OT: ELUTIONS (8) EULOGIST (8) LINGUETS (8) OUTLINES (8) TOUSLING (8)
Score: 85–47 (max 113)

Round 13: R M N E A E R D N

Fiona: MEANDER (7)
Asset: DREAMER (7)
DC: MANNERED (8)
OT: REMANNED (8)
Score: 92–54 (max 121)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 7, 5. Target: 840.

Fiona: 835. ((100 + 5) x 7) + 75 + 25 (7)
Asset: 850.
RR: 840. (100 + 25 - 5) x 7 (10)
Score: 99–54 (max 131)

Round 15: N I M B L E M A G

Fiona buzzes on 5.75 seconds to say EMBALMING which is correct.
Final Score: 109–54 (max 141)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 3

Asset:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 1

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