Tuesday 7th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 75)

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Tuesday 7th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 75)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 7 May 2019.

C1: Champion Sandra Pilson (1 win, 97 points.) A management consultant from Whiston, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Rowan Halstead. An army electronics technician from Hull. He was chosen to instruct Prince Philip on some electronic training.
DC: Susie Dent and making his DC debut, Brian Turner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K N W U E I S R I
R02: H P T E N A O F T
R03: 75, 25, 8, 1, 3, 2. Target: 349.
TTT: MINDONBAT - "Don't have your mind on a bat, think about a racquet."
R04: M N L U E T A I X
R05: D S F E I O S R A
R06: 25, 1, 5, 8, 2, 4. Target: 328.
R07: B G S O E A R V E
R08: N B I G O N R A E
R09: 50, 100, 6, 2, 9, 8. Target: 189.
TTT: AMBERSMEN - "These sheets of gardening material sound really clever."
R10: S I P U M V O L E
R11: R H L I A U E C W
R12: D O S T A D N I A
R13: R M D E A R E Z M
R14: 100, 7, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 909.
R15: N U B I G O N A D (conundrum)


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Round 1: K N W U E I S R I

Sandra: INSURE (6)
Rowan: WINES (5)
DC: WINKIER (7) WINKIES (7) WINKERS (7)
OT: KEIRINS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: H P T E N A O F T

Sandra: FATTEN (6)
Rowan: PATENT (6)
DC: POTENT (6) TEAPOT (6) PATTEN (6)
OT: PHAETON (7) PHONATE (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 25, 8, 1, 3, 2. Target: 349.

Sandra: -
Rowan: 350. (75 x (3 + 1)) + (25 x 2) (7)
RR: 349. ((75 - 25 + 8) x 3 x 2) + 1 (10)
Score: 12–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MINDONBAT -> BADMINTON

Round 4: M N L U E T A I X

Sandra: ENTAIL (6)
Rowan: LATEX (5)
DC: MINUET (6) AILMENT (7) ALIMENT (7)
OT: ALMUTEN (7) ALUMINE (7) ALUMITE (7) ALUNITE (7) MENTULA (7) METAXIN (7)
Score: 18–13 (max 31)

Round 5: D S F E I O S R A

Sandra: DOSSIER (7)
Rowan: SOFAS (5)
DC: FEDORAS (7)
OT: FARSIDES (8)
Score: 25–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 1, 5, 8, 2, 4. Target: 328.

Sandra: 328. ((8 + 5) x 25) + 1 + 2 (10)
Rowan: 328. ((8 + 5) x 25) + 1 + 2 (10)
Score: 35–23 (max 49)

Brian talks about his work as the President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

Round 7: B G S O E A R V E

Sandra: BORAGES (7)
Rowan: GREAVES (7)
DC: VERBOSE (7) OVERAGES (8)
Score: 42–30 (max 57)

Round 8: N B I G O N R A E

Sandra: BEARING (7)
Rowan: RAGE (4)
DC: BEGONIA (7) ENROBING (8)
OT: ABORIGEN (8) ABORNING (8) RINGBONE (8)
Score: 49–30 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 100, 6, 2, 9, 8. Target: 189.

Sandra: 189. (2 x 100) - (8 - 6 + 9) (10)
Rowan: 191.
Score: 59–30 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: AMBERSMEN -> MEMBRANES

Round 10: S I P U M V O L E

Sandra: PLOSIVE (7)
Rowan: PILES (5)
DC: IMPULSE (7) VOLUMISE (8)
OT: MUISVOEL (8)
Score: 66–30 (max 83)

Round 11: R H L I A U E C W

Sandra: HAULIER (7)
Rowan: HAULER (6)
DC: CHARLIE (7)
OT: AURICLE (7)
Score: 73–30 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words relating to "information".

Round 12: D O S T A D N I A

Sandra: DATIONS (7)
Rowan: STAIN (5)
OT: DANAIDS (7)
Score: 80–30 (max 97)

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

Sandra: DREAMER (7)
Rowan: DREAMER (7)
DC: REARMED (7)
Score: 87–37 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 7, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 909.

Sandra: 909. (7 - 6 + 100) x 9 (10)
Rowan: 909. (100 x 9) + 8 - 6 + 7 (10)
Score: 97–47 (max 114)

Round 15: N U B I G O N A D

Sandra buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say ABOUNDING which is correct.
Final Score: 107–47 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Sandra:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

Rowan:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

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