Thursday 4th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 4)

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Thursday 4th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 4)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (1 win, 83 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Sam Digby. A chemistry undergraduate student at Oxford University from Maldon, Essex. He plays pool for his college and university.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N L G O I A D P
R02: B W R N E U A W O
R03: 100, 25, 1, 6, 5, 8. Target: 358.
TTT: GRIFFENID - "Griff and Enid couldn't get on, their opinions were never the same."
R04: S R Q U E H I A T
R05: N S N S E I E Y D
R06: 100, 10, 6, 5, 2, 4. Target: 544.
R07: C S N S A U O R I
R08: F E G A O L T S A
R09: 100, 50, 8, 6, 7, 8. Target: 829.
TTT: LENTMEOIL - "My friend lent me some oil that would help soften the skin."
R10: I E L N R U T V O
R11: R E M O D A M K T
R12: P S S T E I A G E
R13: B E C O S I N O P
R14: 50, 5, 6, 9, 4, 3. Target: 971.
R15: R A T S G O O L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N L G O I A D P

Tom: LOADING (7)
Sam: LOADING (7)
DC: ADOPTING (8)
OT: PLOATING (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: B W R N E U A W O

Tom: unwear
Sam: BROWN (5)
DC: UNROBE (6)
OT: BORANE (6) BOURNE (6) URBANE (6)
Score: 7–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 25, 1, 6, 5, 8. Target: 358.

Tom: 356. ((8 + 6) x 25) + 5 + 1 (7)
Sam: 356. ((8 + 5 + 1) x 25) + 6 (7)
RR: 358. ((6 + 5 - 1) x 25) + 100 + 8 (10)
Score: 14–19 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GRIFFENID -> DIFFERING

Round 4: S R Q U E H I A T

Tom: QUIETS (6)
Sam: HATERS (6)
DC: SQUARE (6) HIRSUTE (7)
OT: THESAURI (8)
Score: 20–25 (max 32)

Round 5: N S N S E I E Y D

Tom: SINNED (6)
Sam: SENDS (5)
DC: SENSED (6) DENIES (6) SNIDEY (6)
OT: SINSYNE (7)
Score: 26–25 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 10, 6, 5, 2, 4. Target: 544.

Tom: 542.
Sam: 544. (5 x 100) + (10 x 4) + 6 - 2 (10)
Score: 26–35 (max 49)

Suzi talks about her worst moment on TV, doing a bridge jump in Barcelona for The Gadget Show.

Round 7: C S N S A U O R I

Tom: ACORNS (6)
Sam: SCANS (5)
DC: SONICS (6) CARIOUS (7)
OT: ACROSINS (8) NARCOSIS (8)
Score: 32–35 (max 57)

Round 8: F E G A O L T S A

Tom: FLOATS (6)
Sam: FLOATS (6)
DC: GELATOS (7)
OT: FALGATES (8)
Score: 38–41 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 50, 8, 6, 7, 8. Target: 829.

Tom: 829. (8 x 100) + 50 - 7 - 8 - 6 (10)
Sam: 829. (8 x 100) + 50 - 7 - 8 - 6 (10)
Score: 48–51 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: LENTMEOIL -> EMOLLIENT

Round 10: I E L N R U T V O

Tom: VIOLENT (7)
Sam: VOTER (5)
DC: OUTLIVER (8)
OT: INVOLUTE (8) OUTLINER (8) VIRULENT (8)
Score: 55–51 (max 83)

Round 11: R E M O D A M K T

Tom: trammed
Sam: MARKET (6)
DC: RAMMED (6)
OT: MEMORAT (7)
Score: 55–57 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some religious terms.

Round 12: P S S T E I A G E

Tom: PASTIES (7)
Sam: STAGES (6)
DC: PISTES (6)
OT: AEGISES (7) AGEISTS (7) EASIEST (7) PATESIS (7) PATSIES (7) PEASIES (7) PEGASSE (7) PESAGES (7) PESETAS (7) SEPTAGE (7)
Score: 62–57 (max 97)

Round 13: B E C O S I N O P

Tom: POISON (6)
Sam: COSINE (6)
DC: BIOSCOPE (8)
Score: 68–63 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 5, 6, 9, 4, 3. Target: 971.

Tom: 973. (5 x 4 x 50) - (9 x 3) (7)
Sam: 965.
RR: 971. ((9 + 6) x ((3 x 5) + 50)) - 4 (10)
Score: 75–63 (max 115)

Round 15: R A T S G O O L Y

No one buzzes. The answer was ASTROLOGY.
Final Score: 75–63 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 2

Sam:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 2

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