Friday 19th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 14)

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Friday 19th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 14)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:32 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 19 July 2019.

C1: Champion James Haughton (3 wins, 354 points.) An Apterite and applied maths PhD student at the University of Manchester.
C2: Challenger Ryan Williams. A psychiatric nurse from West Wales. In his spare time, he goes canoeing and is a volunteer at the Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H T M N U I E R A
R02: O A W U I H G R S
R03: 25, 50, 75, 100, 7, 1. Target: 358.
TTT: FLUNGFEET - "It sounds like the man has had plenty to eat, and he's shining brightly."
R04: O A R S Z E P R T
R05: N S V N U O I E L
R06: 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9. Target: 524.
R07: T S M S A I O A D
R08: U O S L T I U C R
R09: 25, 100, 50, 75, 10, 5. Target: 858.
TTT: NICESTDAD - "He was the nicest dad to his children, but he kept himself well away from their mother."
R10: A I L N Q O A R C
R11: S N T D E O E A M
R12: E T I F R A E W M
R13: T S P C O E A L I
R14: 8, 1, 6, 8, 3, 2. Target: 558.
R15: T U N E R G R I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: H T M N U I E R A

James: RUMINATE (8)
Ryan: MINUTE (6)
OT: HAURIENT (8) RUMANITE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: O A W U I H G R S

James: GIAOURS (7)
Ryan: HAIRS (5)
OT: ROGUISH (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 100, 7, 1. Target: 358.

James: 358. ((50 + 1) x 7) + ((75 + 25) / 100) (10)
Ryan: 355.
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FLUNGFEET -> EFFULGENT

Round 4: O A R S Z E P R T

James: REPORTS (7)
Ryan: PARROTS (7)
DC: PRORATES (8)
OT: PRAETORS (8) RAPTORES (8)
Score: 32–7 (max 33)

Round 5: N S V N U O I E L

James: ENVIOUS (7)
Ryan: onions
DC: VENISON (7)
OT: EVULSION (8)
Score: 39–7 (max 41)

Round 6: 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9. Target: 524.

James: 522. (((5 + 4) x 9) + 6) x 6 (7)
Ryan: 526. (((9 x 5) + 7) x (6 + 4)) + 6 (7)
RR: 524. (((9 x 6) + (5 x 4)) x 7) + 6 (10)
Score: 46–14 (max 51)

Rory talks about doing prank phone calls pretending to be Prime Ministers John Major, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair.

Round 7: T S M S A I O A D

James: DIATOMS (7)
Ryan: MOIST (5)
DC: MASTOIDS (8)
Score: 53–14 (max 59)

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

James: COURTS (6)
Ryan: CLOUTS (6)
DC: CURIOUS (7) RUSTIC (6)
OT: RUTILOUS (8)
Score: 59–20 (max 67)

Round 9: 25, 100, 50, 75, 10, 5. Target: 858.

James: 857. (75 x 10) + 100 + 5 + (50 / 25) (7)
Ryan: 855.
Score: 66–20 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: NICESTDAD -> DISTANCED

Round 10: A I L N Q O A R C

James: ARONIA (6)
Ryan: ACORN (5)
DC: CRANIAL (7) CLARION (7)
OT: ALICORN (7) CARINAL (7) OCARINA (7)
Score: 72–20 (max 81)

Round 11: S N T D E O E A M

James: NEMATODES (18)
Ryan: AMENDS (6)
Score: 90–20 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some superstitions to do with the sea.

Round 12: E T I F R A E W M

James: FEARTIE (7)
Ryan: MITRE (5)
DC: WARTIME (7) MEATIER (7)
OT: EMERITA (7) EMIRATE (7) MATIERE (7)
Score: 97–20 (max 106)

Round 13: T S P C O E A L I

James: OPACITES (8)
Ryan: pilates
DC: ALOPECIST (18)
Score: 105–20 (max 124)

Round 14: 8, 1, 6, 8, 3, 2. Target: 558.

James: 558. (6 + 3) x ((8 x 8) - 2) (10)
Ryan: -
Score: 115–20 (max 134)

Round 15: T U N E R G R I N

James buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say RETURNING which is correct.
Final Score: 125–20 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 125
Raw score - 125
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 8.3
Raw average score per round - 8.3
Number of maxes - 8

Ryan:
Total score - 20
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 14
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 1.3
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 0

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