Thursday 10th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 73)

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Thursday 10th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 73)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:40 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 10 October 2019.

C1: Challenger Phil Galsworthy. A business analysis manager from Warrington, Cheshire. He met his future wife in San Francisco whilst passing her on opposing escalators. :P :o
C2: Challenger Matt Rosenfeld. A chemistry student at Oxford University, but is originally from Radlett, Hertfordshire. He's the second XI captain of his university's polo team.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G N O I E T R D A
R02: N P U M O I H R A
R03: 75, 5, 9, 6, 10, 7. Target: 944.
TTT: UPFIREARM - "He won't sell you a gun, but he can sell you something similar to tear gas."
R04: S N P E O U W C N
R05: S L I O A B C E K
R06: 75, 25, 2, 4, 9, 7. Target: 799.
R07: S M O U I R V A L
R08: E A U R N S P M O
R09: 25, 2, 9, 1, 8, 4. Target: 838.
TTT: TRIVIAMOO - "Oh, not another all you can eat buffet! I think I'm going to be sick!"
R10: S C E I A D S D O
R11: R F E A I Z L U S
R12: R E A F T M D O H
R13: T S I E A T Y E S
R14: 100, 50, 75, 2, 7, 9. Target: 514.
R15: T I M I D G N A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: G N O I E T R D A

Phil: treating
Matt: TRADING (7)
DC: DERATING (8)
OT: DERATION (8) DRAGONET (8) GRADIENT (8) NADORITE (8) ORANGITE (8) ORDINATE (8) ORGANDIE (8) RATIONED (8) REDATING (8) RODENTIA (8) TREADING (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N P U M O I H R A

Phil: MORPH (5)
Matt: MORPH (5)
DC: MAINOUR (7)
OT: OPHIURAN (8)
Score: 5–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 5, 9, 6, 10, 7. Target: 944.

Phil: 936.
Matt: 939. ((7 + 6 + 5 + 75) x 10) + 9 (7)
RR: 944. ((5 + 6) x (75 + 10)) + 9 (10)
Score: 5–19 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: UPFIREARM -> PARFUMIER

Round 4: S N P E O U W C N

Phil: POUNCES (7)
Matt: CONES (5)
Score: 12–19 (max 33)

Round 5: S L I O A B C E K

Phil: BLOCKS (6)
Matt: lackies
DC: SOCIABLE (8) BLACKS (6) CABLES (6) BLACKIES (8) BLOKIES (7)
OT: BLOCKIES (8) KILOBASE (8) OILCAKES (8)
Score: 18–19 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 25, 2, 4, 9, 7. Target: 799.

Phil: 800. (75 + 25) x 4 x 2 (7)
Matt: 800. (75 + 25) x 4 x 2 (7)
RR: 799. ((75 + 25 - (4 + 7)) x 9) - 2 (10)
Score: 25–26 (max 51)

Jeremy talks about interviewing Margaret Thatcher whilst he was a young local reporter.

Round 7: S M O U I R V A L

Phil: RIVALS (6)
Matt: valours
DC: VALOUR (6) SAVIOUR (7)
OT: AROLIUMS (8) OVARIUMS (8) SOLARIUM (8)
Score: 31–26 (max 59)

Round 8: E A U R N S P M O

Phil: MOUSER (6)
Matt: SUPREMO (7)
DC: SUPERMAN (8)
OT: ENAMOURS (8) MANROPES (8) NEUROMAS (8) PROSEMAN (8)
Score: 31–33 (max 67)

Round 9: 25, 2, 9, 1, 8, 4. Target: 838.

Phil: 839. Mistake in working.
Matt: 833. (((4 x 25) + 2 + 1) x 8) + 9 (7)
RR: 838. (((25 x 8) + 9) x 4) + 2 (10)
Score: 31–40 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: TRIVIAMOO -> VOMITORIA

Round 10: S C E I A D S D O

Phil: CODES (5)
Matt: CADDIES (7)
DC: DISCOES (7)
OT: CADDISES (8) DISCASED (8)
Score: 31–47 (max 85)

Round 11: R F E A I Z L U S

Phil: FAILURES (8)
Matt: RIFLES (6)
Score: 39–47 (max 93)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "willy-nilly" and "shilly-shally".

Round 12: R E A F T M D O H

Phil: FRAMED (6)
Matt: DREAMT (6)
DC: FROTHED (7) FATHOMED (8)
Score: 45–53 (max 101)

Round 13: T S I E A T Y E S

Phil: STATES (6)
Matt: YEASTIEST (18)
Score: 45–71 (max 119)

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 2, 7, 9. Target: 514.

Phil: 514. (75 x 7) - 9 - 2 (10)
Matt: 516.
Score: 55–71 (max 129)

Round 15: T I M I D G N A T

Phil buzzes on 19.25 seconds to say IMITATING which is incorrect.
Matt does not buzz.
The answer was ADMITTING.
Final Score: 55–71 (max 139)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Matt:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 1 :shock: :o

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