Thursday 11th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 9)

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Thursday 11th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 9)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:59 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (6 wins, 496 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Abby Ward. A graphic designer from Sheffield. She mainly works in educational publishing. A couple of years ago, she was caught by Hurricane Irma whilst on holiday in Cuba, forcing half of her holiday down the drain... :roll: :roll:
DC: Susie Dent and Michaela Strachan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B U L E H I R H A
R02: T R O E S D S I A
R03: 100, 3, 6, 8, 1, 7. Target: 767.
TTT: HERONPLAN - "She needed some breakfast before she could blow his huge thing."
R04: R M E U T N O A R
R05: D I T U X A R T O
R06: 25, 75, 10, 4, 2, 9. Target: 760.
R07: R S A P I S O N D
R08: M D E W U I S L O
R09: 9, 8, 2, 7, 10, 10. Target: 758.
TTT: FREERUMPY - "Might this be the home of common scents?"
R10: R S A E Y N I A G
R11: R O N E S A Q P I
R12: C T U E P L G I A
R13: C F E S O T E W A
R14: 75, 25, 7, 2, 6, 3. Target: 374.
R15: S T I C C I R I M (conundrum)


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Round 1: B U L E H I R H A

Tom: HAULIER (7)
Abby: hireable
DC: hirable
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T R O E S D S I A

Tom: ROASTED (7)
Abby: easier
DC: ASTEROIDS (18)
Score: 14–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 3, 6, 8, 1, 7. Target: 767.

Tom: 766. ((100 + 8) x 7) + 6 + 3 + 1 (7)
Abby: 773.
RR: 767. ((100 - (7 - 3)) x 8) - 1 (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: HERONPLAN -> ALPENHORN

Round 4: R M E U T N O A R

Tom: MOUNTER (7)
Abby: MENTOR (6)
DC: REMOUNT (7) NUMERATOR (18)
Score: 28–0 (max 53)

Round 5: D I T U X A R T O

Tom: AUDITOR (7)
Abby: RADIO (5)
Score: 35–0 (max 60)

Round 6: 25, 75, 10, 4, 2, 9. Target: 760.

Tom: 760. (75 x 10) + 25 - (9 + 4 + 2) (10)
Abby: 760. (75 x 10) + 25 - (9 + 4 + 2) (10)
Score: 45–10 (max 70)

Michaela talks about her involvement with the Walking With Dinosaurs tour. 8-)

Round 7: R S A P I S O N D

Tom: PASSION (7)
Abby: RAPIDS (6)
DC: PARISONS (8)
OT: PADRINOS (8) PONIARDS (8)
Score: 52–10 (max 78)

Round 8: M D E W U I S L O

Tom: MILDEWS (7)
Abby: MILDEW (6)
DC: MODULISE (8)
Score: 59–10 (max 86)

Round 9: 9, 8, 2, 7, 10, 10. Target: 758.

Tom: 757. (((10 x 10) + 9) x 7) - 8 + 2 (7)
Abby: 760.
RR: 758. (((10 x 10) + 8) x 7) + 2 (10)
Score: 66–10 (max 96)

Teatime teaser: FREERUMPY -> PERFUMERY

Round 10: R S A E Y N I A G

Tom: ERASING (7)
Abby: SINGER (6)
DC: GAINSAYER (18)
Score: 73–10 (max 114)

Round 11: R O N E S A Q P I

Tom: APRONS (6)
Abby: PARSON (6)
DC: PERSONA (7)
OT: NISPERO (7) OPINERS (7) ORPINES (7) PARISON (7) PERNIOS (7) PORINAS (7) PORNIES (7) PRASINE (7) PRONASE (7) SOAPIER (7)
Score: 79–16 (max 121)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "to toe the line".

Round 12: C T U E P L G I A

Tom: PLAGUE (6)
Abby: PLAGUE (6)
DC: PLICATE (7)
OT: ALGETIC (7) AULETIC (7) PAGETIC (7) PELAGIC (7) PELICAT (7) PICULET (7) PULICAT (7)
Score: 85–22 (max 128)

Round 13: C F E S O T E W A

Tom: FACETS (6)
Abby: cawest
DC: FEWEST (6)
OT: ACETOSE (7) COATEES (7)
Score: 91–22 (max 135)

Round 14: 75, 25, 7, 2, 6, 3. Target: 374.

Tom: 374. ((2 + 3) x 75) - (7 - 6) (10)
Abby: -
Score: 101–22 (max 145)

Round 15: S T I C C I R I M

Tom buzzes on 11.5 seconds to say CRITICISM which is correct.
Final Score: 111–22 (max 155)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 5

Abby:
Total score - 22
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 14
Raw % of max - 41
Total average score per round - 1.5
Raw average score per round - 4.2
Number of maxes - 1

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