Thursday 1st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 38)

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Thursday 1st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 38)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm

This should be fun... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 March 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (6 wins, 663 points.) An recent graduate and Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger Zarte Siempre. A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire. He once performed comedy for 250 people in a gig. He of course, is also a returner, having appeared in Series 69, winning 5 shows, before being defeated by the extraordinary talents of Dylan Taylor, which dropped him to the agonising position of #9 seed, despite getting 5 centuries along the way.
DC: Susie Dent and Myleene Klass.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S M N E U O T I A
R02: E P R I S A T O B
R03: 25, 50, 75, 9, 1, 1. Target: 769.
TTT: GLENFUNGI - "Glen's a fun guy, but his mushrooms are starting to take over."
R04: N R N V I E A D O
R05: P M N I A E A K I
R06: 75, 25, 10, 8, 2, 6. Target: 419.
R07: G T N E U A I S E
R08: A D E T O L R A Z
R09: 5, 2, 3, 6, 4, 1. Target: 543.
TTT: CUREDRAFT - "They fixed the raft, but it wasn't completely broken in the first place."
R10: U I O T L N R E U
R11: F H L I A E M T W
R12: M I S E G U F S H
R13: S A L E R O D U N
R14: 75, 50, 3, 6, 3, 8. Target: 923.
R15: G L E E S I N N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: S M N E U O T I A

Philip: SEAMOUNT (8)
Zarte: SEAMOUNT (8)
DC: TINAMOUS (8) MANITOUS (8)
OT: AMNIOTES (8) AUTOMISE (8) MAUNTIES (8) MOANIEST (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: E P R I S A T O B

Philip: PASTORIE (8)
Zarte: PROBATES (8)
DC: RIPOSTE (7) BOASTER (7)
OT: PREBAITS (8) SEPTORIA (8)
Score: 16–16 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 50, 75, 9, 1, 1. Target: 769.

Philip: 769. (((50 / 25) + 75) x (9 + 1)) - 1 (10)
Zarte: 769. (((50 / 25) + 75) x (9 + 1)) - 1 (10)
Score: 26–26 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: GLENFUNGI -> ENGULFING

Round 4: N R N V I E A D O

Philip: AVOIDER (7)
Zarte: ANEROID (7)
DC: INVADER (7) ANDIRON (7)
OT: ADRENIN (7) ENVIRON (7) NAEVOID (7) RAVINED (7) RONDENA (7)
Score: 33–33 (max 33)

Round 5: P M N I A E A K I

Philip: PEAIMAN (7)
Zarte: PIKEMAN (7)
OT: PIAIMAN (7) PIAIMEN (7)
Score: 40–40 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 25, 10, 8, 2, 6. Target: 419.

Philip: 419. Mistake in working.
Zarte: 419. (75 x 6) - 25 - 8 + 2 (10)
Score: 40–50 (max 50)

Myleene talks about trying to prepare her daughters for music exams.

Round 7: G T N E U A I S E

Philip: SAUTEING (8)
Zarte: SAUTEING (8)
OT: AGNESITE (8) EUGENIST (8) UNITAGES (8)
Score: 48–58 (max 58)

Round 8: A D E T O L R A Z

Philip: LEOTARD (7)
Zarte: LEOTARD (7)
OT: ALTARED (7) AZAROLE (7) DATALER (7) DELATOR (7) LATERAD (7) LAZARET (7)
Score: 55–65 (max 65)

Round 9: 5, 2, 3, 6, 4, 1. Target: 543.

Philip: 540.
Zarte: 543. ((6 x 5 x (4 + 2)) + 1) x 3 (10)
Score: 55–75 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: CUREDRAFT -> FRACTURED

Round 10: U I O T L N R E U

Philip: OUTLINER (8)
Zarte: OUTLINER (8)
DC: ROUTINE (7)
Score: 63–83 (max 83)

Round 11: F H L I A E M T W

Philip: AWHILE (6)
Zarte: MALEFIT (7)
DC: HALFWIT (7)
Score: 63–90 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "throwing stones at glass houses".

Round 12: M I S E G U F S H

Philip: MISUSE (6)
Zarte: MUSHES (6)
DC: GUISES (6) MUSHIES (7)
OT: FUGISES (7)
Score: 69–96 (max 97)

Round 13: S A L E R O D U N

Philip: EUROLANDS (18)
Zarte: UNLOADERS (18)
DC: ROULADES (8) ROUNDELS (8)
Score: 87–114 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 50, 3, 6, 3, 8. Target: 923.

Philip: 928.
Zarte: 924. ((50 x 6) + 8) x 3 (7)
RR: 923. (((50 x 3) + 8) x 6) - (75 / 3) (10)
Score: 87–121 (max 125)

Round 15: G L E E S I N N S

Philip buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say LESSENING which is correct.
Final Score: 97–121 (max 135)

Well, Philip is defeated, but in his 7 matches, he has remarkably accrued 760 points :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o 760 is also the highest points total for a non-octochamp, which is even more remarkable, as he didn't even get to his 8th show :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o

So, currently, he is the #3 seed, so hopefully he'll be back for the finals.... ;) :) :D :geek: :ugeek: 8-)

Also, loving the wave goodbye by Philip at the end, accompanied by Zarte's giggle. :D :lol: :D :lol:

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Zarte:
Total score - 121
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 12 8-) 8-)

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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