Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

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Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:46 pm

Time gentleman, please, as our DC guest's alter ego would say, but while it will be Fiona's time today, will she go out in style as an octochamp... :? :?:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (7 wins, 629 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Adrian Trudgeon. From Stalybridge, Cheshire. He has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Angel.
DC: Susie Dent and making his DC debut, Al Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P T H L O E I T A
R02: M U F G E O R P E
R03: 75, 1, 4, 4, 10, 8. Target: 172.
TTT: SLOBSDEMO - "Their friendship went from strength to strength with lots of flowers."
R04: Y I S E R N O A C
R05: N M T U O E D V E
R06: 50, 1, 7, 2, 6, 10. Target: 510.
R07: T G N L F I I A H
R08: N S O E W A G D U
R09: 100, 10, 7, 10, 7, 4. Target: 179.
TTT: ALECTHREW - "Alec threw his arms up and got himself into a spin."
R10: C Q E E S L J I C
R11: R B R D O I E T X
R12: I S B A S U R A M
R13: R T D S R E I E P
R14: 100, 50, 2, 7, 10, 1. Target: 473.
R15: I C I N G F O N D (conundrum)


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Round 1: P T H L O E I T A

Fiona: POLITE (6)
Adrian: HOTEL (5)
DC: HOPLITE (7) TEAPOT (6)
OT: HOTPLATE (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: M U F G E O R P E

Fiona: MORGUE (6)
Adrian: PERFUME (7)
DC: ROGUE (5) ROUGE (5) REFUGE (6)
Score: 6–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 1, 4, 4, 10, 8. Target: 172.

Fiona: 172. (75 + 10 + 1) x (8 / 4) (10)
Adrian: -
Score: 16–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SLOBSDEMO -> BLOSSOMED

Round 4: Y I S E R N O A C

Fiona: CANOES (6)
Adrian: ARISEN (6)
DC: SENIOR (6) CRAYONS (7) SCENARIO (8)
Score: 22–13 (max 33)

Round 5: N M T U O E D V E

Fiona: MOUNTED (7)
Adrian: MOUNTED (7)
DC: VENOMED (7) MUNTED (6)
OT: DEMOUNT (7) OUTENED (7) TEENDOM (7) UNMETED (7) UNMOVED (7)
Score: 29–20 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 1, 7, 2, 6, 10. Target: 510.

Fiona: 510. (50 + 1) x 10 (10)
Adrian: 510. (50 + 1) x 10 (10)
Score: 39–30 (max 50)

Al talks about his alter ego, The Pub Landlord.

Round 7: T G N L F I I A H

Fiona: HALTING (7)
Adrian: HALTING (7)
DC: LIFTING (7) HAILING (7)
OT: FANLIGHT (8) INFLIGHT (8)
Score: 46–37 (max 58)

Round 8: N S O E W A G D U

Fiona: UNWAGED (7)
Adrian: soundage
DC: SONDAGE (7) WAGONS (6)
OT: ADENOUS (7) AUGENDS (7) DOUANES (7) GUANOED (7)
Score: 53–37 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 10, 7, 10, 7, 4. Target: 179.

Fiona: 180. (10 x 7) + 10 + 100 (7)
Adrian: 177.
RR: 179. (7 x 7) + (10 x 4) - 10 + 100 (10)
Score: 60–37 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ALECTHREW -> CARTWHEEL

Round 10: C Q E E S L J I C

Fiona: SLICE (5)
Adrian: SLICE (5)
OT: CEILS (5)
Score: 65–42 (max 80)

Round 11: R B R D O I E T X

Fiona: BORDER (6)
Adrian: TORRID (6)
DC: ORBITED (7)
OT: BROIDER (7) ORBITER (7)
Score: 71–48 (max 87)

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

Round 12: I S B A S U R A M

Fiona: BARIUM (6)
Adrian: SAMBAS (6)
DC: RUMBAS (6) SAMURAIS (8)
Score: 77–54 (max 95)

Round 13: R T D S R E I E P

Fiona: PRESIDE (7)
Adrian: PRESIDE (7)
DC: PETERS (6) STRIPED (7) RESPIRED (8)
OT: DERPIEST (8) DESTRIER (8) PRESIDER (8) PRIESTED (8) REPRISED (8) RESPITED (8)
Score: 84–61 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 50, 2, 7, 10, 1. Target: 473.

Fiona: 468. (10 - 1) x (50 + 2) (7)
Adrian: 470. Mistake in working.
RR: 473. ((50 - 2) x 10) - 7 (10)
Score: 91–61 (max 113)

Round 15: I C I N G F O N D

Adrian buzzes on 21.25 seconds to say CONFIDING which is correct.
Final Score: 91–71 (max 123)

And so it comes to pass that we now have TWO female octochamps in this series (first time that has happened since Series 71)!! Fiona ends up with 720 points, so is currently the #4 seed, just behind Maggie Barlow, and we look forward to seeing her again for the finals in a few weeks time. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Adrian:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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