Wednesday 10th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 8)

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Wednesday 10th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 8)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:02 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 10 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (5 wins, 400 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Aaron Samuel. A retail manager from London. He got married last year at a church in Abbey Road, and they had their wedding photos done on the famous zebra crossing. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Michaela Strachan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T E R A K I N C U
R02: S R A E G C M O T
R03: 25, 2, 4, 3, 2, 7. Target: 415.
TTT: HELDCANAL - "They were always swapping partners here..., excuse me?"
R04: R S A E V N U T I
R05: P O W E N A S L E
R06: 4, 10, 1, 7, 2, 1. Target: 370.
R07: Z I O A C D S F L
R08: R U L I O T S A U
R09: 25, 1, 4, 4, 7, 10. Target: 760.
TTT: SALOONPIE - "Did the Polish couple have a spaghetti dish before they went for a dance?"
R10: G R E O F C I S A
R11: M N W E M A D O I
R12: T A G E R U P D I
R13: E A S E D Y P N I
R14: 6, 4, 3, 8, 2, 6. Target: 412.
R15: O X E N S P A I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: T E R A K I N C U

Tom: TACKIER (7)
Aaron: TACKIER (7)
DC: CENTAUR (7) KERATIN (7)
OT: CERTAIN (7) CUNTIER (7) CURTAIN (7) NACRITE (7) NECTRIA (7) NUTCAKE (7) RINCEAU (7) RUINATE (7) TACRINE (7) TAURINE (7) TRACKIE (7) TRUCKIE (7) TUNICAE (7) UNCRATE (7) URANITE (7) URINATE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: S R A E G C M O T

Tom: COASTER (7)
Aaron: COASTER (7)
DC: ESCARGOT (8)
OT: OCTAMERS (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 2, 4, 3, 2, 7. Target: 415.

Tom: 410. (2 x 2 x 4 x 25) + 7 + 3 (7)
Aaron: 410. (2 x 2 x 4 x 25) + 7 + 3 (7)
RR: 415. ((25 x 3) + (2 x 4)) x (7 - 2) (10)
Score: 21–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HELDCANAL -> DANCEHALL

Round 4: R S A E V N U T I

Tom: VAUNTERS (8)
Aaron: RETAINS (7)
DC: URINATES (8)
OT: RUINATES (8) UNRIVETS (8) URANITES (8) VENTURIS (8)
Score: 29–21 (max 33)

Round 5: P O W E N A S L E

Tom: WEASEL (6)
Aaron: LOANS (5)
DC: WEAPONS (7)
OT: NEOPLASE (8)
Score: 35–21 (max 41)

Round 6: 4, 10, 1, 7, 2, 1. Target: 370.

Tom: 370. (((2 + 7) x 4) + 1) x 10 (10)
Aaron: 370. (((4 + 1) x 7) + 2) x 10 (10)
Score: 45–31 (max 51)

Michaela talks about a poem she did about sharks.

Round 7: Z I O A C D S F L

Tom: FOLDS (5)
Aaron: ZODIAC (6)
DC: ZODIACS (7)
Score: 45–37 (max 58)

Round 8: R U L I O T S A U

Tom: OUTSAIL (7)
Aaron: OUTSAIL (7)
DC: TAILORS (7) SAUTOIR (7)
OT: RUTILOUS (8)
Score: 52–44 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 1, 4, 4, 7, 10. Target: 760.

Tom: 761. ((4 - 1) x 10 x 25) + 4 + 7 (7)
Aaron: 761. ((4 - 1) x 10 x 25) + 4 + 7 (7)
RR: 760. (((7 - 4) x 25) + 1) x 10 (10)
Score: 59–51 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: SALOONPIE -> POLONAISE

Round 10: G R E O F C I S A

Tom: FORAGES (7)
Aaron: FORAGES (7)
DC: CORSAGE (7) FIACRES (7)
OT: CARGOES (7) OCIFERS (7) SCARFIE (7) SCORIAE (7)
Score: 66–58 (max 83)

Round 11: M N W E M A D O I

Tom: DOMAINE (7)
Aaron: DOMAIN (6)
DC: MADWOMEN (8)
OT: MIDWOMAN (8) MIDWOMEN (8) MONAMIDE (8)
Score: 73–58 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "the whole nine yards".

Round 12: T A G E R U P D I

Tom: UPRATED (7)
Aaron: GAUDIER (7)
DC: UPGRADE (7)
OT: DIPTERA (7) PAGURID (7) PARTIED (7) PIRATED (7) PUDGIER (7) TRIAGED (7)
Score: 80–65 (max 98)

Round 13: E A S E D Y P N I

Tom: SPEEDY (6)
Aaron: PAINED (6)
DC: ANISEED (7)
OT: PENAEIDS (8)
Score: 86–71 (max 106)

Round 14: 6, 4, 3, 8, 2, 6. Target: 412.

Tom: 400.
Aaron: 403. (((6 x 6) + 4) x (8 + 2)) + 3 (5)
RR: 412. ((((3 + 6) x 6) - 2) x 8) - 4 (10)
Score: 86–76 (max 116)

Round 15: O X E N S P A I N

Tom buzzes on 5.75 seconds to say EXPANSION which is correct.
Final Score: 96–76 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 6

Aaron:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

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