Wednesday 19th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 106)

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Wednesday 19th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 106)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:04 am

Who will win the last preliminary before we go into the next series... :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :? :? :?

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 June 2019.

C1: Champion Imogen Gordon (2 wins, 152 points.) An A-Level student from Hale Barnes, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Liz Smith. A customer services assistant for a building society from Marple, Greater Manchester. Since the late 1970's, she has loved punk music, but her favourite band nowadays are the Manic Street Preachers.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A I E M R Z S U A
R02: C F B O E A S T E
R03: 75, 6, 5, 9, 3, 1. Target: 942.
TTT: RAINYAGES - "He's speak against others, but he wins Leo's friendship."
R04: P R C U E O R S I
R05: E O U H K A O S M
R06: 100, 50, 4, 10, 1, 8. Target: 493.
R07: C R I A E N M I E
R08: R V L O A I T L E
R09: 75, 4, 10, 10, 3, 8. Target: 435.
TTT: EARNSHIGH - "He earns a high wage for singing old songs about corned beef."
R10: G R P A O I L T O
R11: R S I U D P E I S
R12: C N L O I E D N O
R13: E A S H W N O E I
R14: 100, 50, 6, 4, 7, 6. Target: 702.
R15: N I G H T C H A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: A I E M R Z S U A

Imogen: amuser
Liz: AMAZES (6)
DC: SAMURAI (7)
OT: MEZAIRS (7) URAEMIA (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: C F B O E A S T E

Imogen: COAST (5)
Liz: FEAST (5)
DC: FACETS (6)
OT: ACETOSE (7) COATEES (7)
Score: 5–11 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 6, 5, 9, 3, 1. Target: 942.

Imogen: 936. ((9 + 3) x 75) + ((5 + 1) x 6) (5)
Liz: -
RR: 942. ((75 + 1) x (9 + 3)) + (6 x 5) (10)
Score: 10–11 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: RAINYAGES -> GAINSAYER

Round 4: P R C U E O R S I

Imogen: SCOURER (7)
Liz: CRUISER (7)
DC: PROCURES (8) CROUPIERS (18)
Score: 17–18 (max 42)

Round 5: E O U H K A O S M

Imogen: shaken
Liz: MOUSE (5)
DC: KHOUMS (6)
OT: OKOUMES (7)
Score: 17–23 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 50, 4, 10, 1, 8. Target: 493.

Imogen: 493. (50 x 10) - (8 - 1) (10)
Liz: 493. (50 x 10) - (8 - 1) (10)
Score: 27–33 (max 59)

Rufus does a poem about a journey on the Tube after a gig.

Round 7: C R I A E N M I E

Imogen: MINCER (6)
Liz: MEANER (6)
DC: CARMINE (7)
OT: ACREMEN (7) CERIMAN (7) CREMINI (7) EIRENIC (7) MENACER (7) MINICAR (7) REMANIE (7)
Score: 33–39 (max 66)

Round 8: R V L O A I T L E

Imogen: LITERAL (7)
Liz: TALLIER (7)
DC: VOLATILE (8) VIOLATER (8)
Score: 40–46 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 4, 10, 10, 3, 8. Target: 435.

Imogen: 435. ((10 - 4) x 75) - 10 - (8 - 3) (10)
Liz: -
Score: 50–46 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: EARNSHIGH -> REHASHING

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

Imogen: TOIL (4)
Liz: GRAIL (5)
DC: GALIPOT (7)
OT: PARIGOT (7) POLIGAR (7)
Score: 50–51 (max 91)

Round 11: R S I U D P E I S

Imogen: SPIDERS (7)
Liz: misdeclared 7
DC: UPSIDES (7)
OT: DIURESIS (8) SUSPIRED (8)
Score: 57–51 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words brought into the language thanks to Captain James Cook.

Round 12: C N L O I E D N O

Imogen: CLONED (6)
Liz: COOLED (6)
DC: COINED (6) DOCILE (6) CONDONE (7)
OT: CONDOLE (7) EIDOLON (7) ONIONED (7)
Score: 63–57 (max 106)

Round 13: E A S H W N O E I

Imogen: WHINES (6)
Liz: SHOWN (5)
DC: SWAIN (5) WEANS (5) WAHINES (7)
Score: 69–57 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 50, 6, 4, 7, 6. Target: 702.

Imogen: 702. (7 x 100) + 6 - 4 (10)
Liz: 702. (7 x 100) + 6 - 4 (10)
Score: 79–67 (max 123)

Round 15: N I G H T C H A T

Liz buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say THATCHING which is correct.
Final Score: 79–77 (max 133)

So, Imogen makes it to 3 wins to become the Carryover Champion, but now she will be transported to July 1st, which is when we'll see her next, as the Series 80 finals begin tomorrow!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Imogen:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

Liz:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
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