Wednesday 17th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 12)

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Wednesday 17th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 12)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:52 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 July 2019.

C1: Champion James Haughton (1 win, 118 points.) An Apterite and applied maths PhD student at the University of Manchester.
C2: Challenger Darren Rampton. A music teacher from Basingstoke, Hampshire. He plays in a function band.
DC: Susie Dent and making his DC debut, Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C R T G I E A O R
R02: M B A E L D U A F
R03: 25, 50, 100, 75, 1, 5. Target: 927.
TTT: FINEAPART - "She said everything about giving birth felt fine, apart from the discomfort a few days later."
R04: R I T R O U P W E
R05: H S N G I O E S N
R06: 100, 75, 8, 10, 5, 1. Target: 242.
R07: P T G C U A I E A
R08: S T U I C R O I D
R09: 100, 25, 75, 50, 1, 7. Target: 963.
TTT: PARTYBITS - "They were going to have a bit of a party, but only after they had been here for the christening."
R10: M T N E A O S N E
R11: R L W R U O A I L
R12: D N O A D S I E H
R13: C Z D S O A O A M
R14: 50, 5, 5, 8, 4, 8. Target: 213.
R15: U T O P I A L O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: C R T G I E A O R

James: cortage
Darren: GARTER (6)
DC: CREATOR (7) EROTICA (7)
OT: ERRATIC (7) GOATIER (7) REACTOR (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: M B A E L D U A F

James: FUMBLED (7)
Darren: balmed
OT: FLAMBEAU (8)
Score: 7–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 100, 75, 1, 5. Target: 927.

James: 925. ((5 + 1) x (100 + 50)) + 25 (7)
Darren: 925. ((5 + 1) x (100 + 50)) + 25 (7)
RR: 927. ((75 / 25) + 100) x ((50 / 5) - 1) (10)
Score: 14–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FINEAPART -> AFTERPAIN

Round 4: R I T R O U P W E

James: ROUTIER (7)
Darren: POUTIER (7)
DC: WIPEOUT (7)
OT: PORTEUR (7) TROUPER (7)
Score: 21–20 (max 32)

Round 5: H S N G I O E S N

James: NOSHING (7)
Darren: SHOEING (7)
OT: NIGHNESS (8)
Score: 28–27 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 75, 8, 10, 5, 1. Target: 242.

James: 242. ((100 - 75) x 10) - 8 (10)
Darren: 234.
Score: 38–27 (max 50)

Rory talks about how he learned to do impressions of politicians.

Round 7: P T G C U A I E A

James: PAGETIC (7)
Darren: GATE (4)
Score: 45–27 (max 57)

Round 8: S T U I C R O I D

James: IDIOTS (6)
Darren: outrids
DC: STUDIO (6)
OT: DISCOURT (8) SCIUROID (8)
Score: 51–27 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 25, 75, 50, 1, 7. Target: 963.

James: 957. ((100 + 50 + 1) x 7) - (75 + 25) (5)
Darren: 975.
RR: "A little bit closer".
OT: 964. (((75 + 1) x 50 x 7) / 25) - 100 (7)
Score: 56–27 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: PARTYBITS -> BAPTISTRY

Round 10: M T N E A O S N E

James: NEONATES (8)
Darren: ANEMONES (8)
DC: namestone
Score: 64–35 (max 80)

Round 11: R L W R U O A I L

James: OWARRI (6)
Darren: URIAL (5)
OT: RILLOW (6)
Score: 70–35 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more words and phrase from the fairground.

Round 12: D N O A D S I E H

James: ADHESION (8)
Darren: inshoed
DC: ADENOIDS (8) ANODISED (8)
OT: ADONISED (8) NODHEADS (8)
Score: 78–35 (max 94)

Round 13: C Z D S O A O A M

James: DOOMS (5)
Darren: ZOOMS (5)
DC: MOODS (5) CODAS (5)
OT: MAZACS (6) MODOCS (6) ZAMACS (6)
Score: 83–40 (max 100)

Round 14: 50, 5, 5, 8, 4, 8. Target: 213.

James: 213. (4 x 50) + 8 + 5 (10)
Darren: 213. (4 x 50) + 8 + 5 (10)
Score: 93–50 (max 110)

Round 15: U T O P I A L O T

James buzzes on 7.75 seconds to say AUTOPILOT which is correct.
Final Score: 103–50 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 8

Darren:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 3

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