Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 67)

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Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:42 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 2 October 2019.

C1: Champion Paul Nixon (2 wins, 200 points.) An actuary from Surbiton, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Dave Richardson. A retired civil servant from Tunstall, Tyne & Wear. Once when he was holiday in Tunisia, his friends dressed him up as a woman and he came runner-up in a beauty contest!! :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E I B T Y G M L
R02: R T U V A S E N I
R03: 5, 5, 7, 2, 3, 9. Target: 829.
TTT: LADGOESIN - "The lad goes into the job interview having just been sat next to the other candidates."
R04: H R O S E C O R M
R05: E I A R S C R F G
R06: 75, 8, 7, 6, 5, 1. Target: 383.
R07: U E O R W P Q F R
R08: S M I L A H E K U
R09: 75, 10, 4, 7, 1, 9. Target: 289.
TTT: REFFINEST - "The ref was the finest in the business, but he had this before the big game to settle his nerves."
R10: D A S T O E Z D A
R11: I O U A C N D R E
R12: S T A S I L E N U
R13: I E I D L N W O S
R14: 75, 6, 2, 1, 10, 5. Target: 483.
R15: C R O P R O S E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E I B T Y G M L

Paul: MOBILE (6)
Dave: BILGE (5)
DC: GIMLET (6) GOBLET (6)
OT: BLIMEY (6) EMBOLI (6) GLOBEY (6) MOIETY (6) MOILEY (6) MOTILE (6) MOTLEY (6) OBLIGE (6) TIMELY (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: R T U V A S E N I

Paul: URINATES (8)
Dave: SERVANT (7)
DC: STAINER (7) VENTURIS (8)
OT: RUINATES (8) UNRIVETS (8) URANITES (8) VAUNTERS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 5, 5, 7, 2, 3, 9. Target: 829.

Paul: 830. Mistake in working.
Dave: -
RR: 830. (7)
OT: 828. ((((7 x 5) - 5) x 3) + 2) x 9 (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: LADGOESIN -> ALONGSIDE

Round 4: H R O S E C O R M

Paul: SMOOCHER (8)
Dave: CHOOSER (7)
OT: MOOCHERS (8) SHROOMER (8)
Score: 22–0 (max 29)

Round 5: E I A R S C R F G

Paul: CARRIES (7)
Dave: GRIEFS (6)
DC: GRIEF (5) FIACRES (7)
OT: GRACERS (7) GRICERS (7) SCARFIE (7) SCARIER (7)
Score: 29–0 (max 36)

Round 6: 75, 8, 7, 6, 5, 1. Target: 383.

Paul: 383. (5 x 75) + 8 (10)
Dave: 383. (5 x 75) + 8 (10)
Score: 39–10 (max 46)

Pam recites the title poem from her new book, Up In The Attic.

Round 7: U E O R W P Q F R

Paul: POWER (5)
Dave: POWER (5)
DC: FURORE (6)
OT: FURROW (6) POURER (6) REPOUR (6) ROUPER (6)
Score: 44–15 (max 52)

Round 8: S M I L A H E K U

Paul: EMAILS (6)
Dave: SMILE (5)
DC: SHAME (5) MUESLI (6)
OT: MALKIES (7) MUKHIAS (7)
Score: 50–15 (max 59)

Round 9: 75, 10, 4, 7, 1, 9. Target: 289.

Paul: 289. (4 x 75) - 10 - 1 (10)
Dave: 289. (4 x 75) - 10 - 1 (10)
Score: 60–25 (max 69)

Teatime teaser: REFFINEST -> STIFFENER

Round 10: D A S T O E Z D A

Paul: DOZES (5)
Dave: TOADS (5)
DC: DAZED (5) SADDO (5)
OT: ODDEST (6) TODEAS (6)
Score: 65–30 (max 75)

Round 11: I O U A C N D R E

Paul: ACRIDONE (8)
Dave: DANCER (6)
OT: DOUCAINE (8)
Score: 73–30 (max 83)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some musical instruments.

Round 12: S T A S I L E N U

Paul: ENTAILS (7)
Dave: UNLISTS (7)
DC: TASSEL (6) INSULATES (18)
Score: 80–37 (max 101)

Round 13: I E I D L N W O S

Paul: SWINDLE (7)
Dave: SWINDLE (7)
DC: LIONISED (8)
Score: 87–44 (max 109)

Round 14: 75, 6, 2, 1, 10, 5. Target: 483.

Paul: 483. ((75 + 5) x 6) + 2 + 1 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 97–44 (max 119)

Round 15: C R O P R O S E S

Paul buzzes on 10.5 seconds to say PROCESSOR which is correct.
Final Score: 107–44 (max 129)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 9

Dave:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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