Tuesday 24th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 61)

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Tuesday 24th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:28 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 24 September 2019.

C1: Champion Andy Evans (5 wins, 461 (471) points.) A politics student at the University of Leeds, but is originally from Newbury, Berkshire.
C2: Challenger Daniel Smith. An International Studies student at the University of Leeds, but is originally from Mexborough, South Yorkshire. He has done a marathon in 3 hours and 30 minutes.
DC: Susie Dent and Nina Hossain.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H S L U E O A D F
R02: R G N I E O S I D
R03: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 3. Target: 719.
TTT: TRAWLSTEA - "He trawls the sea catching this type of fish for his tea."
R04: N J P E A U R C I
R05: T N S A E I M W S
R06: 100, 4, 3, 2, 5, 9. Target: 599.
R07: N F V U E O I L O
R08: G R A L G E I S O
R09: 75, 2, 5, 9, 6, 4. Target: 935.
TTT: TIRINGDAY - "The local one had a tiring day visiting hospitals and schools."
R10: M C E U O W S A D
R11: B C R E U A T I E
R12: P D T O A I P R O
R13: L N S A O E C A I
R14: 50, 100, 6, 2, 7, 10. Target: 116.
R15: D I C K C H E N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: H S L U E O A D F

Andy: FLASHED (7)
Daniel: LOAFED (6)
DC: FLUSHED (7) HEADFULS (8)
OT: SAFEHOLD (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R G N I E O S I D

Andy: RESIDING (8)
Daniel: RINGED (6)
DC: RINGSIDE (8) DERISION (8)
OT: DESIRING (8) INDIGOES (8) IRONISED (8) IRONSIDE (8) RESINOID (8) SEIGNIOR (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 3. Target: 719.

Andy: 723.
Daniel: 720. (50 / 5) x (75 - 3) (7)
RR: 719. (100 x 5) + ((75 - (50 / 25)) x 3) (10)
Score: 15–7 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: TRAWLSTEA -> SALTWATER

Round 4: N J P E A U R C I

Andy: PRANCE (6)
Daniel: PRANCE (6)
DC: JUNIPER (7) CAPRINE (7)
OT: RINCEAU (7)
Score: 21–13 (max 33)

Round 5: T N S A E I M W S

Andy: waniest
Daniel: SAINTS (6)
DC: INMATES (7) MATINESS (8)
OT: MANTISES (8)
Score: 21–19 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 4, 3, 2, 5, 9. Target: 599.

Andy: 599. (3 x 2 x 100) - (5 - 4) (10)
Daniel: 599. (3 x 2 x 100) - (5 - 4) (10)
Score: 31–29 (max 51)

Nina talks about working up from regional news to the ITV Lunchtime News.

Round 7: N F V U E O I L O

Andy: UNVEIL (6)
Daniel: unfoil
DC: VIOLONE (7)
OT: OVULINE (7)
Score: 37–29 (max 58)

Round 8: G R A L G E I S O

Andy: SAGGIER (7)
Daniel: GOALIES (7)
DC: SERAGLIO (8)
OT: GASOLIER (8) GIRASOLE (8) SLAGGIER (8)
Score: 44–36 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 2, 5, 9, 6, 4. Target: 935.

Andy: 935. (((9 x 2) + 75) x (6 + 4)) + 5 (10)
Daniel: -
Score: 54–36 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: TIRINGDAY -> DIGNITARY

Round 10: M C E U O W S A D

Andy: MEADOWS (7)
Daniel: MOWED (5)
OT: MUCOSAE (7)
Score: 61–36 (max 83)

Round 11: B C R E U A T I E

Andy: CREATE (6)
Daniel: CREATE (6)
OT: BEAUTER (7) BRUCITE (7) EUCRITE (7) EURETIC (7) REBETIC (7) RUBIATE (7)
Score: 67–42 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words relating to babies, in honour of Rachel now being pregnant. :)

Round 12: P D T O A I P R O

Andy: ADOPT (5)
Daniel: PART (4)
DC: ADROIT (6) PAROTID (7)
OT: PAROTOID (8)
Score: 72–42 (max 98)

Round 13: L N S A O E C A I

Andy: CLEANS (6)
Daniel: CLEANS (6)
DC: COALISE (7) SANICLE (7)
OT: CANALISE (8)
Score: 78–48 (max 106)

Round 14: 50, 100, 6, 2, 7, 10. Target: 116.

Andy: 116. 100 + 10 + 6 (10)
Daniel: 116. 100 + 10 + 6 (10)
Score: 88–58 (max 116)

Round 15: D I C K C H E N E

Daniel buzzes on 2 seconds to say CHICKENED which is correct.
Final Score: 88–68 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Andy:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Daniel:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
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