Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)

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Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:27 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 June 2019.

C1: Champion Imogen Gordon (1 win, 82 points.) An A-Level student from Hale Barnes, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Ed Harris. A retired post office manager from Leigh, Greater Manchester. He plays in a band called The Media, and has played over 200 gigs.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E O L S A E I N C
R02: P O T E S U R I D
R03: 75, 4, 2, 4, 3, 8. Target: 878.
TTT: RAIDANGER - "The police raided his house, and as a result, he was brought before the courts."
R04: Y A T U R A P S I
R05: O D V U E B D O A
R06: 75, 50, 7, 5, 10, 3. Target: 641.
R07: D J I O E A H N S
R08: R I N E C I W O T
R09: 75, 8, 6, 5, 10, 4. Target: 600.
TTT: EMMAPOINT - "Emma would point to the stage and shout, "He's behind you!""
R10: R A T E L P A G I
R11: E O A Q G E E S F
R12: K A H O N E T B I
R13: O S F E I O X R I
R14: 100, 50, 8, 7, 4, 9. Target: 332.
R15: P E N T R A D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: E O L S A E I N C

Imogen: ENCLOSE (7)
Ed: SCALE (5)
DC: SCALENE (7) SALIENCE (8)
OT: AEOLINES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P O T E S U R I D

Imogen: DOPIEST (7)
Ed: POSTURED (8)
DC: DIPTEROUS (18)
Score: 7–8 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 4, 2, 4, 3, 8. Target: 878.

Imogen: 876. ((8 + 4) x 75) - (3 x 4 x 2) (7)
Ed: 888.
RR: 878. (((75 x 4) - 8) x 3) + 2 (10)
Score: 14–8 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: RAIDANGER -> ARRAIGNED

Round 4: Y A T U R A P S I

Imogen: APART (5)
Ed: traipsy
DC: UPSTAIR (7)
OT: PATRIAS (7) PITARAS (7) RAIYATS (7) SATRAPY (7) YAUTIAS (7)
Score: 19–8 (max 43)

Round 5: O D V U E B D O A

Imogen: ABOVE (5)
Ed: ABODE (5)
OT: DAUBED (6)
Score: 24–13 (max 49)

Round 6: 75, 50, 7, 5, 10, 3. Target: 641.

Imogen: 643. ((10 + 3) x 50) - 7 (7)
Ed: 645.
OT: 641. ((75 + 5 + 3) x 7) + 50 + 10 (10)
Score: 31–13 (max 59)

Rufus does a poem about photographs in modern life.

Round 7: D J I O E A H N S

Imogen: ANODES (6)
Ed: SHINED (6)
DC: ADHESION (8)
Score: 37–19 (max 67)

Round 8: R I N E C I W O T

Imogen: conier
Ed: WINTER (6)
DC: COINER (6) NOTICER (7)
OT: CITRINE (7) CRINITE (7) CROWNET (7) INCITER (7) IRONICE (7) NERITIC (7) NORITIC (7) ONEIRIC (7)
Score: 37–25 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 8, 6, 5, 10, 4. Target: 600.

Imogen: 600. 75 x 8 (10)
Ed: 600. 75 x 8 (10)
Score: 47–35 (max 84)

Rufus did some exercises during the 30 seconds, noting the ease of this round... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Teatime teaser: EMMAPOINT -> PANTOMIME

Round 10: R A T E L P A G I

Imogen: PALATE (6)
Ed: PLATER (6)
DC: PARIETAL (8)
Score: 53–41 (max 92)

Round 11: E O A Q G E E S F

Imogen: GEESE (5)
Ed: FOES (4)
OT: GOAFS (5) OGEES (5)
Score: 58–41 (max 97)

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

Round 12: K A H O N E T B I

Imogen: BOATIE (6)
Ed: HANKIE (6)
DC: NIOBATE (7)
OT: BEATNIK (7) BETHINK (7)
Score: 64–47 (max 104)

Round 13: O S F E I O X R I

Imogen: FOXIER (6)
Ed: FOXIER (6)
DC: FIXERS (6)
OT: ROOFIES (7)
Score: 70–53 (max 111)

Round 14: 100, 50, 8, 7, 4, 9. Target: 332.

Imogen: 332. Mistake in working.
Ed: 333. (50 x 7) - 9 - 8 (7)
RH :!: : 332. (7 x 50) - ((8 / 4) x 9) (10)
Score: 70–60 (max 121)

Round 15: P E N T R A D E R

Ed buzzes on 25 seconds to say DEPENDANT which is incorrect.
Imogen does not buzz.
The answer was PARTNERED.
Final Score: 70–60 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Imogen:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 2

Ed:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 1

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