Friday 3rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 73)

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Friday 3rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 73)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 3 May 2019.

C1: Champion Katie Walvin (2 wins, 183 points.) A data entry operator from Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Hannah Mohammed. A 6th Form student from West Byfleet, Surrey. She is hoping to study maths at Cambridge University. She's a speed cuber, and can complete a Rubik's cube in under 2 minutes. She can also recall the Periodic Table, as well as Pi to 314 places :!: :!: 8-) 8-) :geek: :ugeek:
DC: Susie Dent and Al Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D Y M A O U R L I
R02: G B P E O E V T R
R03: 25, 75, 8, 7, 4, 5. Target: 230.
TTT: ADOREBLIP - "Dad cooked the spuds, but for nowhere near long enough."
R04: H C M R A E U S Q
R05: G D W O E C S E B
R06: 75, 4, 7, 8, 2, 6. Target: 589.
R07: R D T I O N P A E
R08: T I O Z C S E X R
R09: 25, 75, 7, 9, 5, 4. Target: 760.
TTT: SOCCERWAR - "This chap is known for being outstanding in his field."
R10: E I A T M R T N I
R11: F L A I H N A J W
R12: S S E F D R E A N
R13: M S A O A V T I R
R14: 50, 5, 8, 2, 5, 6. Target: 553.
R15: I H I R E F O R D (conundrum)


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Round 1: D Y M A O U R L I

Katie: DAILY (5)
Hannah: mardily
DC: MARDY (5) MODULAR (7)
OT: AMYLOID (7) AROLIUM (7) MAROUDI (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: G B P E O E V T R

Katie: betrove
Hannah: PROVE (5)
DC: GROPE (5) TROPE (5) OVERGET (7)
OT: PREVOTE (7) PROTEGE (7) REBEGOT (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 8, 7, 4, 5. Target: 230.

Katie: 230. ((7 - 4) x 75) + 5 (10)
Hannah: 230. Mistake in working.
Score: 15–5 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ADOREBLIP -> PARBOILED

Round 4: H C M R A E U S Q

Katie: MARCHES (7)
Hannah: MARCHES (7)
DC: CHARMS (6)
OT: MACHERS (7) MARQUES (7) MASQUER (7) MESARCH (7) QUASHER (7) SCHMEAR (7)
Score: 22–12 (max 31)

Round 5: G D W O E C S E B

Katie: BODGES (6)
Hannah: BOWED (5)
OT: BEDEWS (6) DWEEBS (6) GEODES (6) SWEDGE (6) WEDGES (6) WODGES (6)
Score: 28–12 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 4, 7, 8, 2, 6. Target: 589.

Katie: 589. (75 x 8) - (7 + 4) (10)
Hannah: 589. (75 x 8) - (7 + 4) (10)
Score: 38–22 (max 47)

Al talks about The Pub Landlord's love of the band Queen.

Round 7: R D T I O N P A E

Katie: departion
Hannah: partioned
DC: PREDATION (18)
Score: 38–22 (max 65)

Round 8: T I O Z C S E X R

Katie: coziest
Hannah: coziest
DC: EXORCIST (8)
Score: 38–22 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 75, 7, 9, 5, 4. Target: 760.

Katie: 759. ((25 + 75 + 9) x 7) - 4 (7)
Hannah: 763.
RR: 760. (75 - ((7 x 4) + 9)) x (25 - 5) (10)
Score: 45–22 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: SOCCERWAR -> SCARECROW

Round 10: E I A T M R T N I

Katie: NATTIER (7)
Hannah: imitater
DC: martini MARTINET (8)
OT: MARTINITE (18)
Score: 52–22 (max 101)

Round 11: F L A I H N A J W

Katie: JAIL (4)
Hannah: HALF (4)
DC: FINAL (5) WAIF (4) HAIL (4) NAIL (4)
OT: ALHAJI (6)
Score: 56–26 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tickety-boo" and "tickle my fancy".

Round 12: S S E F D R E A N

Katie: FENDERS (7)
Hannah: FENDERS (7)
DC: REDNESS (7) DEAFNESS (8)
OT: DEARNESS (8) SAFENERS (8)
Score: 63–33 (max 115)

Round 13: M S A O A V T I R

Katie: AVIATORS (8)
Hannah: AVIATORS (8)
DC: SAMOVAR (7)
Score: 71–41 (max 123)

Round 14: 50, 5, 8, 2, 5, 6. Target: 553.

Katie: 555. ((50 + 5) x (8 + 2)) + 5 (7)
Hannah: 550.
RR: 553. ((5 + 6) x 50) + 8 - 5 (10)
Score: 78–41 (max 133)

Round 15: I H I R E F O R D

Katie buzzes on 18 seconds to say HORRIFIED which is correct.
Final Score: 88–41 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Katie:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Hannah:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 42
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 3

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