Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)

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Thursday 18th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 13)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:16 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 July 2019.

C1: Champion James Haughton (2 wins, 221 points.) An Apterite and applied maths PhD student at the University of Manchester.
C2: Challenger Sonia Elston. A retired teacher from Ardfert, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland, but was born in Yorkshire. She regularly attends the "Jester of the Kingdom" festival, where poets from all across the land participate for a cash prize.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F R S K O A I T U
R02: P O E L I Y S M A
R03: 50, 100, 75, 25, 5, 7. Target: 714.
TTT: AXESDWEEB - "She sat down on the pew in church and slipped right off it, it had been this."
R04: N V E O R E S T N
R05: B T X S U A I C T
R06: 25, 100, 4, 6, 7, 5. Target: 545.
R07: N S W C O E I S A
R08: T U I M L R O S A
R09: 75, 50, 100, 25, 4, 5. Target: 139.
TTT: STIFFROOT - "He could hold his own in the kitchen, and would regularly prepare this."
R10: D R E G L U T M A
R11: F T R S O I A R E
R12: N I U P L C E A D
R13: S G D R O A E O N
R14: 50, 100, 7, 4, 5, 3. Target: 742.
R15: R E C T O R T A X (conundrum)


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Round 1: F R S K O A I T U

James: SAUTOIR (7)
Sonia: FAKIRS (6)
DC: FRISK (5) TROIKAS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P O E L I Y S M A

James: IMPALES (7)
Sonia: EMPLOYS (7)
DC: SIMPLY (6) SMILEY (6)
OT: POLYEMIAS (18) POLYSEMIA (18)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 100, 75, 25, 5, 7. Target: 714.

James: 714. ((50 / 25) + 100) x 7 (10)
Sonia: 720.
Score: 24–7 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: AXESDWEEB -> BEESWAXED

Round 4: N V E O R E S T N

James: TENONERS (8)
Sonia: stonier
DC: OVERNETS (8)
Score: 32–7 (max 43)

Round 5: B T X S U A I C T

James: STATIC (6)
Sonia: abutts
DC: caustic ATTICS (6) CUBITS (6)
OT: CATSUIT (7)
Score: 38–7 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 100, 4, 6, 7, 5. Target: 545.

James: 545. (6 - 4 + 7 + 100) x 5 (10)
Sonia: 543.
Score: 48–7 (max 60)

Rory does his brilliant impression of Nelson Mandela and mentions occasions when he used it on Queen's Roger Taylor.

Round 7: N S W C O E I S A

James: COSINES (7)
Sonia: SWAINS (6)
DC: CASINOS (7)
OT: ACINOSE (7) CAISSON (7) CASSONE (7) CASSONI (7) CESSION (7) INCASES (7) NEOSIAS (7) OSCINES (7)
Score: 55–7 (max 67)

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

James: SIMULATOR (18)
Sonia: MORALIST (8)
Score: 73–7 (max 85)

Round 9: 75, 50, 100, 25, 4, 5. Target: 139.

James: 140. (75 - 5) x (50 / 25) (7)
Sonia: 129.
RR: 139. 100 + 25 + 4 + (50 / 5) (10)
Score: 80–7 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: STIFFROOT -> SOFFRITTO

Round 10: D R E G L U T M A

James: MATURED (7)
Sonia: MATURED (7)
OT: ADULTER (7) MAUGRED (7) MURALED (7) RAMULET (7) RELATUM (7) TRAGULE (7)
Score: 87–14 (max 102)

Round 11: F T R S O I A R E

James: ROTARIES (8)
Sonia: foister
DC: FROSTIER (8) FARTERS (7)
OT: ROTIFERS (8)
Score: 95–14 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of phrases to do with "frogs".

Round 12: N I U P L C E A D

James: PLACED (6)
Sonia: PLAINED (7)
DC: UNPLACED (8)
OT: PALUDINE (8) PANICLED (8) UNPLACID (8)
Score: 95–21 (max 118)

Round 13: S G D R O A E O N

James: GOOSANDER (18)
Sonia: DRAGOONS (8)
Score: 113–21 (max 136)

Round 14: 50, 100, 7, 4, 5, 3. Target: 742.

James: 742. (7 x 100) + 50 - (3 + 5) (10)
Sonia: 742. (7 x 100) + 50 - (3 + 5) (10)
Score: 123–31 (max 146)

Round 15: R E C T O R T A X

James buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say EXTRACTOR which is correct.
Final Score: 133–31 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 133
Raw score - 139
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 8.9
Raw average score per round - 9.3
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Sonia:
Total score - 31
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 20
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 2.1
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 2

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