Friday 26th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 19)

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Friday 26th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 19)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:07 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 26 July 2019.

C1: Challenger Gail Farnworth. A retired woman from Blackpool. She loves looking after her allotment.
C2: Challenger Philip Catton. A retired supermarket worker from Harrow, Greater London. He likes travelling to the Philippines, where he met his wife.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Sinha.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A U R T J O D E S
R02: R S M I A O C L U
R03: 75, 100, 6, 6, 7, 5. Target: 649.
TTT: DIVERRISE - "Did he lay down his sword and shield here, somewhere in Middlesbrough?"
R04: C D T E A E F N I
R05: A E L Z C O R T N
R06: 100, 8, 9, 7, 2, 6. Target: 824.
R07: I A C N U W M E S
R08: G H M A O I T V A
R09: 100, 25, 1, 5, 8, 10. Target: 619.
TTT: LOSTSHIRT - "She didn't have much shopping to do, but she was a candidate for the prize."
R10: L D P E U O N M I
R11: A O D P S U N X P
R12: F I H G E O S R N
R13: A I T Y O G N R A
R14: 25, 6, 8, 10, 10, 7. Target: 303.
R15: C I D E R B I N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: A U R T J O D E S

Gail: JOUSTED (7)
Philip: TOURED (6)
DC: DETOURS (7) ROUSTED (7) ADJUSTER (8) READJUST (8) OUTREADS (8)
OT: ADJUTORS (8) OUTDARES (8) READOUTS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R S M I A O C L U

Gail: ROAMS (5)
Philip: CLAIMS (6)
DC: CLAMOURS (8) SOLARIUM (8)
OT: LACRIMOUS (18)
Score: 7–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 100, 6, 6, 7, 5. Target: 649.

Gail: -
Philip: 647. (6 x 100) + (6 x 7) + 5 (7)
Paul Sinha: 649. (7 x 100) - 75 + (6 x 5) - 6 (10) 8-)
Score: 7–13 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: DIVERRISE -> RIVERSIDE

Round 4: C D T E A E F N I

Gail: DEFINE (6)
Philip: CADET (5)
DC: FANCIED (7) FAINTED (7) DEFIANT (7) INFECTED (8)
OT: DEFIANCE (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 44)

Round 5: A E L Z C O R T N

Gail: ACORN (5)
Philip: LANCER (6)
DC: CORNET (6) ORACLE (6) CALZONE (7) CORNEAL (7)
OT: CENTRAL (7) CROTALE (7) ENACTOR (7) LACTONE (7) LOCATER (7)
Score: 13–19 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 8, 9, 7, 2, 6. Target: 824.

Gail: 824. (8 x 100) + 9 + 7 + 2 + 6 (10)
Philip: 824. (8 x 100) + 9 + 7 + 2 + 6 (10)
Score: 23–29 (max 61)

Paul talks about some facts to do with the Eurovision Song Contest. (Me and Nathan Pace were in the audience, but were denied an indirect cameo.....)

Round 7: I A C N U W M E S

Gail: MUSIC (5)
Philip: MINCES (6)
DC: CINEMAS (7)
OT: AECIUMS (7) AMNESIC (7) CAESIUM (7)
Score: 23–35 (max 68)

Round 8: G H M A O I T V A

Gail: MIGHT (5)
Philip: MIGHT (5)
DC: IMAGO (5) OGHAM (5)
OT: GHATAM (6) TAIHOA (6)
Score: 28–40 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 25, 1, 5, 8, 10. Target: 619.

Gail: 618. ((5 + 1) x 100) + 10 + 8 (7)
Philip: 617.
RR: 619. ((8 - (10 / 5)) x (100 - 1)) + 25 (10)
Score: 35–40 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: LOSTSHIRT -> SHORTLIST

Round 10: L D P E U O N M I

Gail: IMPLODE (7)
Philip: PLUMED (6)
DC: IMPOUND (7)
OT: PINOLEUM (8)
Score: 42–40 (max 92)

Round 11: A O D P S U N X P

Gail: POUNDS (6)
Philip: SOAP (4)
OT: PADOUS (6) PONDUS (6) POPUSA (6)
Score: 48–40 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "his name is mud".

Round 12: F I H G E O S R N

Gail: FISHER (6)
Philip: FINGERS (7)
DC: HORSING (7) SHOEING (7)
OT: FOREIGN (7) FRINGES (7) HOGNERS (7) IGNORES (7) INSHORE (7) OGREISH (7) REGIONS (7) SHORING (7) SHORNIE (7)
Score: 48–47 (max 105)

Round 13: A I T Y O G N R A

Gail: gaity
Philip: GRAINY (6)
DC: GYRATION (8)
Score: 48–53 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 6, 8, 10, 10, 7. Target: 303.

Gail: 270.
Philip: 303. ((25 + 6) x 10) - 7 (10)
Score: 48–63 (max 123)

Round 15: C I D E R B I N S

Philip buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say INSCRIBED which is correct.
Final Score: 48–73 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Gail:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

Philip:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

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