Friday 5th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 5)

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Friday 5th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 5)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 5 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (2 wins, 158 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Libby Fawcett. A part-time shop assistant from Kirkoswald, Cumbria, but is originally from Wales. She likes her rugby, and is looking forward to the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C R T X E O I D U
R02: C H L A E D R M I
R03: 25, 1, 6, 8, 5, 3. Target: 330.
TTT: SATFINEST - "He sat and ate the finest rack of lamb, there wasn't a hint of this about it."
R04: F T M N A E O S R
R05: T E J A S I C O D
R06: 50, 100, 6, 7, 10, 1. Target: 397.
R07: N G S N U A O S I
R08: T N E A L P O R N
R09: 25, 50, 8, 9, 3, 9. Target: 976.
TTT: TRIESTHIS - "When it comes to getting hot under the collar, nobody does it better."
R10: Z M L T U E O S R
R11: W A P I D O K U M
R12: F G E H T S I E B
R13: C Y R V A O A E T
R14: 50, 75, 9, 7, 10, 6. Target: 383.
R15: D I M P E T T E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: C R T X E O I D U

Tom: COURTED (7)
Libby: COURTED (7)
DC: CORDITE (7)
OT: EDUCTOR (7) ETOURDI (7) OUTRIDE (7) RIDEOUT (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: C H L A E D R M I

Tom: CHAIRED (7)
Libby: drench
DC: MIRACLED (8)
OT: CHEDARIM (8) HERALDIC (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 1, 6, 8, 5, 3. Target: 330.

Tom: 330. ((8 + 5) x 25) + 6 - 1 (10)
Libby: -
Score: 24–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SATFINEST -> FATTINESS

Round 4: F T M N A E O S R

Tom: MOANERS (7)
Libby: FRAMES (6)
DC: STOREMAN (8) MONSTERA (8) forestman
OT: FOREMAST (8) FORMANTS (8) FORMATES (8) MONASTER (8) MONTERAS (8) NEARMOST (8) RAFTSMEN (8) SEAFRONT (8)
Score: 31–7 (max 33)

Round 5: T E J A S I C O D

Tom: COASTED (7)
Libby: COASTED (7)
DC: DACOITS (7) JOISTED (7)
OT: SOCIATED (8)
Score: 38–14 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 100, 6, 7, 10, 1. Target: 397.

Tom: 396.
Libby: 397. (6 x 50) + 100 - 10 + 7 (10)
Score: 38–24 (max 51)

Suzi talks about her favourite interview, when she interviewed the voice of Formula 1, Murray Walker.

Round 7: N G S N U A O S I

Tom: SINGS (5)
Libby: GAINS (5)
DC: UNIONS (6) GUANOS (6)
OT: NASIONS (7) NOSINGS (7) SOUSING (7) SUASION (7) UNISONS (7)
Score: 43–29 (max 58)

Round 8: T N E A L P O R N

Tom: PLANNER (7)
Libby: PLANTER (7)
DC: PRONATE (7)
OT: ENPATRON (8) PATRONNE (8) PENTANOL (8)
Score: 50–36 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 50, 8, 9, 3, 9. Target: 976.

Tom: 968.
Libby: 975. ((3 + 9 + 8) x 50) - 25 (7)
RR: 976. (((50 - (9 / 9)) x 3) - 25) x 8 (10)
Score: 50–43 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: TRIESTHIS -> SHIRTIEST

Round 10: Z M L T U E O S R

Tom: ROUTES (6)
Libby: RESULT (6)
DC: MOULTERS (8)
Score: 56–49 (max 84)

Round 11: W A P I D O K U M

Tom: PODIUM (6)
Libby: PODIUM (6)
DC: PADOUK (6) MIKADO (6)
Score: 62–55 (max 90)

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

Round 12: F G E H T S I E B

Tom: EIGHTS (6)
Libby: FIGHTS (6)
DC: FETISH (6) BIGHTS (6)
OT: GIFTEES (7)
Score: 68–61 (max 97)

Round 13: C Y R V A O A E T

Tom: coater
Libby: CRAVAT (6)
DC: OVERACT (7)
OT: ACATERY (7)
Score: 68–67 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 75, 9, 7, 10, 6. Target: 383.

Tom: 383. (6 x 50) + 75 + 7 + 10 - 9 (10)
Libby: 393.
Score: 78–67 (max 114)

Round 15: D I M P E T T E R

Libby buzzes on 18.75 seconds to say PERMITTED which is correct.
Final Score: 78–77 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

Libby:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

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