Tuesday 25th June 2019 (Series 80, 4th Quarter-Final)

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Tuesday 25th June 2019 (Series 80, 4th Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:54 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 June 2019.

C1: #4 Seed Maggie "The Lutterworth Longbow" Barlow (8 wins, 794 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: #5 Seed Fiona "The Blackwater Bazooka" Titcombe (8 wins, 720 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R N M A O E U B T
R02: W D F Y C I E O I
R03: 50, 3, 8, 4, 2, 3. Target: 911.
TTT: CRUDETONE - "His story didn't add up, so he told it again."
R04: E A I R S R C P O
R05: D R V E A O K P U
R06: 100, 75, 25, 50, 5, 4. Target: 531.
R07: E A E T C T U F D
R08: S H R I A O M Q I
R09: 100, 5, 5, 2, 1, 7. Target: 547.
TTT: INEEDWORD - "I need to find another word for a quilt."
R10: A U E R H N T G A
R11: S M N O A L I R S
R12: G T L C S O E I P
R13: A O E S M G N O L
R14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 5, 4. Target: 632.
R15: P A R A L A R C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: R N M A O E U B T

Maggie: ENAMOUR (7)
Fiona: REMOUNT (7)
DC: BROMATE (7) TAMBOUR (7)
OT: NEARBOUT (8) UMBONATE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: W D F Y C I E O I

Maggie: CODIFY (6)
Fiona: IDIOCY (6)
DC: DEIFY (5)
OT: DEIFIC (6) DIOECY (6)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 3, 8, 4, 2, 3. Target: 911.

Maggie: 911. ((4 + 2) x 3 x 50) + 8 + 3 (10)
Fiona: 911. ((4 + 2) x 3 x 50) + 8 + 3 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CRUDETONE -> RECOUNTED

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

Maggie: PROSAIC (7)
Fiona: PROSAIC (7)
DC: SCARPER (7) CARRIES (7) COPIERS (7)
OT: ACROSPIRE (18)
Score: 30–30 (max 42)

Round 5: D R V E A O K P U

Maggie: PARKED (6)
Fiona: PROVED (6)
DC: PADOUK (6)
OT: VAPOURED (8)
Score: 36–36 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 75, 25, 50, 5, 4. Target: 531.

Maggie: 529. (5 x 100) + 25 + 4 (7)
Fiona: 529. (5 x 100) + 25 + 4 (7)
RR: 531. (100 x 5) + 25 + ((75 x 4) / 50) (10)
Score: 43–43 (max 60)

Richard talks about finally getting to meet Cher.

Round 7: E A E T C T U F D

Maggie: FACETED (7)
Fiona: FACETED (7)
DC: EDUCATE (7)
Score: 50–50 (max 67)

Round 8: S H R I A O M Q I

Maggie: mohairs
Fiona: morish
DC: MOHAIR (6)
OT: ROAMISH (7)
Score: 50–50 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 5, 5, 2, 1, 7. Target: 547.

Maggie: 547. ((100 + 7) x 5) + ((5 + 1) x 2) (10)
Fiona: 548.
Score: 60–50 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: INEEDWORD -> EIDERDOWN

Round 10: A U E R H N T G A

Maggie: UNEARTH (7)
Fiona: GAUNTER (7)
DC: HAUNTER (7)
OT: HARANGUE (8) RUNAGATE (8)
Score: 67–57 (max 92)

Round 11: S M N O A L I R S

Maggie: SALMON (6)
Fiona: SAILORS (7)
DC: ORALISM (7)
OT: MALISONS (8) MARLIONS (8)
Score: 67–64 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more "misles".

Round 12: G T L C S O E I P

Maggie: PIGLETS (7)
Fiona: POLICES (7)
DC: SPIGOT (6) POETICS (7)
OT: PIGCOTES (8) PIGSCOTE (8)
Score: 74–71 (max 108)

Round 13: A O E S M G N O L

Maggie: LAGOONS (7)
Fiona: MANGOES (7)
DC: LEMONS (6)
OT: GEONOMAS (8) LANGSOME (8) LONGSOME (8)
Score: 81–78 (max 116)

Round 14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 5, 4. Target: 632.

Maggie: 633. ((75 + 50) x 5) + 4 + (100 / 25) (7)
Fiona: 630.
RR: 632. (100 + 50 + (75 / 25) + 5) x 4 (10)
Score: 88–78 (max 126)

Round 15: P A R A L A R C H

Maggie buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say CHAPARRAL which is correct.
Final Score: 98–78 (max 136)

A fantastic match between two well-matched players, but it's Maggie with her very impressive spot of CHAPARRAL in the conundrum, who takes the day, and now has the unenviable task of taking on Elliott Mellor in the first semi-final tomorrow... :roll: ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

Fiona:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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