Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 3)

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Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 3)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:00 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 3 July 2019.

C1: Champion Colin Beattie (2 wins, 168 points.) A senior finance manager from Arbroath, Angus.
C2: Challenger Tom Silverlock. An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London. He loves cycling, but not in London, although he used to be in a cycling club.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S B R T U A E D L
R02: S P N R O I E W N
R03: 25, 6, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 224.
TTT: NORAQUITE - "Nora was quite fond of this sweet little fruit."
R04: T R T Z A E O D L
R05: P L J A I E T C M
R06: 25, 2, 4, 8, 4, 3. Target: 981.
R07: H I C A X S G E R
R08: D S M F O E U S I
R09: 100, 10, 6, 3, 8, 1. Target: 109.
TTT: ROBASCEND - "Rob would ascend over the prison wall and turn into this."
R10: T D N V A E U N I
R11: N R F O A O T C E
R12: K S M T U A E C R
R13: S S N I O A S R H
R14: 100, 50, 4, 1, 8, 3. Target: 642.
R15: M O O S W H E E L (conundrum)


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Round 1: S B R T U A E D L

Colin: brustled
Tom: dearest
DC: BUSTLE (6) BLUSTER (7) ADULTERS (8)
OT: BALUSTER (8) DURABLES (8) SUBLATED (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S P N R O I E W N

Colin: POWERS (6)
Tom: WINNERS (7)
DC: PENSION (7) SNOWIER (7)
OT: NISPERO (7) OPINERS (7) ORPINES (7) PEONINS (7) PERNIOS (7) PINNERS (7) PORNIES (7) SPINNER (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 224.

Colin: 224. ((10 - 1) x 25) - (3 - 2) (10)
Tom: 224. ((10 - 1) x 25) - (3 - 2) (10)
Score: 10–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: NORAQUITE -> ORTANIQUE

Round 4: T R T Z A E O D L

Colin: ROTATED (7)
Tom: RATTLED (7)
OT: DELATOR (7) LEOTARD (7) TOADLET (7)
Score: 17–24 (max 32)

Round 5: P L J A I E T C M

Colin: clampet
Tom: PLAICE (6)
DC: CLIMATE (7) IMPACT (6)
OT: METICAL (7) PALMIET (7) PELICAT (7) PLICATE (7)
Score: 17–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 2, 4, 8, 4, 3. Target: 981.

Colin: 977. (((8 x 4) + 4 + 3) x 25) + 2 (7)
Tom: 988.
RR: 981. ((((2 + 8) x 25) - 4) x 4) - 3 (10)
Score: 24–30 (max 49)

Suzi talks about attending an event celebrating the 125th anniversary of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, where she used to work when she was younger, and meeting her childhood crush, Don Maclean from Crackerjack!. :)

Round 7: H I C A X S G E R

Colin: CHARGES (7)
Tom: CHARGES (7)
DC: CASHIER (7)
OT: CAHIERS (7) EXARCHS (7) HEGIRAS (7) RHEXIAS (7)
Score: 31–37 (max 56)

Round 8: D S M F O E U S I

Colin: MISUSED (7)
Tom: MISUSED (7)
DC: MOUSSED (7)
OT: MISDOES (7)
Score: 38–44 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 10, 6, 3, 8, 1. Target: 109.

Colin: 109. 100 + 6 + 3 (10)
Tom: 109. 100 + 8 + 1 (10)
Score: 48–54 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: ROBASCEND -> ABSCONDER

Round 10: T D N V A E U N I

Colin: UNITED (6)
Tom: VAUNTED (7)
DC: DEVIANT (7) INUNDATE (8)
OT: UNNATIVED (18)
Score: 48–61 (max 91)

Round 11: N R F O A O T C E

Colin: FOOTER (6)
Tom: roofer
DC: CORONET (7) CORONAE (7)
OT: CARTOON (7) ENACTOR (7)
Score: 54–61 (max 98)

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

Round 12: K S M T U A E C R

Colin: SMACKER (7)
Tom: MUCKERS (7)
DC: MATURES (7) RECTA (5) RECTUMS (7)
OT: ACETUMS (7) CURATES (7) MACKERS (7) MARKETS (7) MUCATES (7) MUCKETS (7) MURKEST (7) MUSKRAT (7) RACKETS (7) RETACKS (7) STACKER (7) STRUMAE (7) TACKERS (7) TUCKERS (7)
Score: 61–68 (max 105)

Round 13: S S N I O A S R H

Colin: shorns
Tom: SHINS (5)
DC: SHORN (5) RHINOS (6)
OT: RISHONS (7)
Score: 61–73 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 50, 4, 1, 8, 3. Target: 642.

Colin: 642. ((4 + 3) x 100) - 50 - 8 (10)
Tom: 643.
Score: 71–73 (max 122)

Round 15: M O O S W H E E L

Tom buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say WHOLESOME which is correct.
Final Score: 71–83 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Colin:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 7

Tom:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 8

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
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