Wednesday 8th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 76)

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Wednesday 8th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 76)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:52 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 8 May 2019.

C1: Champion Sandra Pilson (2 wins, 204 points.) A management consultant from Whiston, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Riz Mohammed. A charity administrator from West Byfleet, Surrey. She likes rambling, and is a member of a local rambling community. Her daughter, Hannah, was on just last week, losing to Katie Walvin, who in turn lost to Sandra on Monday. :P :P :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek:
DC: Susie Dent and Brian Turner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P C T U E E Q T O
R02: S T A R I C O T E
R03: 100, 75, 4, 7, 5, 4. Target: 657.
TTT: SAMCRETIN - "As a young boy, Sam would behave like a cretin and get into trouble."
R04: L U R J E I D O S
R05: Y N C A E E S G S
R06: 50, 25, 6, 8, 3, 2. Target: 575.
R07: W M F I A E N S L
R08: D I N L E E T H O
R09: 25, 100, 5, 3, 6, 8. Target: 391.
TTT: ENIDHOSTS - "Enid hosts dinner parties and falsely claims to have cooked the food herself."
R10: R S D I E O C E H
R11: B R D A O R N E S
R12: K A U W X T E V G
R13: R N F I A E M B S
R14: 50, 75, 4, 3, 10, 8. Target: 575.
R15: Q U E E R L I S A (conundrum)


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Round 1: P C T U E E Q T O

Sandra: TOUPEE (6)
Riz: quoted
DC: COQUETTE (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

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

Sandra: SCATTIER (8)
Riz: CORSET (6)
DC: TOASTIER (8)
OT: ASTROITE (8) CITATORS (8) CITRATES (8) COTTIERS (8) CRISTATE (8) RICOTTAS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 75, 4, 7, 5, 4. Target: 657.

Sandra: 651. Mistake in working.
Riz: -
RR: 657. ((75 + 4) x 7) + 100 + 4 (10)
Score: 14–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SAMCRETIN -> MISCREANT

Round 4: L U R J E I D O S

Sandra: LOURIES (7)
Riz: SLIDER (6)
DC: SOLDIER (7)
OT: LOUSIER (7) SOLIDER (7)
Score: 21–0 (max 33)

Round 5: Y N C A E E S G S

Sandra: CAGES (5)
Riz: SEANCES (7)
DC: ENCASES (7) GAYNESS (7)
OT: CAGEYNESS (18)
Score: 21–7 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 25, 6, 8, 3, 2. Target: 575.

Sandra: 575. ((8 + 3) x 50) + 25 (10)
Riz: 580.
Score: 31–7 (max 61)

Brian talks about competitive cooking.

Round 7: W M F I A E N S L

Sandra: FAMINES (7)
Riz: FAMINES (7)
DC: INFLAMES (8)
OT: FLAMINES (8)
Score: 38–14 (max 69)

Round 8: D I N L E E T H O

Sandra: TOILED (6)
Riz: hotlined
DC: HOTLINE (7) DELETION (8)
OT: ETHENOID (8)
Score: 44–14 (max 77)

Round 9: 25, 100, 5, 3, 6, 8. Target: 391.

Sandra: 394. ((100 + 25) x 3) + 5 + 6 + 8 (7)
Riz: -
RR: 391. ((100 - 25) x 5) + ((6 / 3) x 8) (10)
Score: 51–14 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: ENIDHOSTS -> DISHONEST

Round 10: R S D I E O C E H

Sandra: RESIDE (6)
Riz: CERISE (6)
DC: CHIDERS (7) HEROISE (7) HEROISED (8)
OT: DICHOREES (18) DISCOHERE (18)
Score: 57–20 (max 105)

Round 11: B R D A O R N E S

Sandra: BOARDERS (8)
Riz: BROADENS (8)
DC: ADORNERS (8)
OT: BANDORES (8) BRANDERS (8) READORNS (8) REBOARDS (8) REBRANDS (8)
Score: 65–28 (max 113)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the pronunciation of "February".

Round 12: K A U W X T E V G

Sandra: WAGE (4)
Riz: GAVE (4)
DC: WAVE (4) VAGUE (5) gateau
OT: TWEAK (5)
Score: 69–32 (max 118)

Round 13: R N F I A E M B S

Sandra: barnies
Riz: MARINES (7)
DC: FIREMAN (7) SEMINAR (7)
OT: MIRBANES (8)
Score: 69–39 (max 126)

Round 14: 50, 75, 4, 3, 10, 8. Target: 575.

Sandra: 575. (50 x 10) + 75 (10)
Riz: 575. (50 x 10) + 75 (10)
Score: 79–49 (max 136)

Round 15: Q U E E R L I S A

Sandra buzzes on 12.5 seconds to say SEQUALISE which is incorrect.
Riz does not buzz.
The answer was EQUALISER.
Final Score: 79–49 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Sandra:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

Riz:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 47
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

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