Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)

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Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 20 March 2018.

C1: Champion Maria Frizelle (3 wins, 235 points.) An accounts assistant from New Ross, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland.
C2: Challenger Mohsin Shabir. A primary school teacher from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia :!: :!: :shock: :o He once rode a jungle rollercoaster in Thailand, and also did some paragliding in Turkey.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R A N E T I H U G
R02: S L M A O I T P E
R03: 25, 3, 2, 8, 7, 5. Target: 253.
TTT: DANCETOUR - "Once you've put this on, the chances are you'll never see it again."
R04: F V I A I M D P E
R05: G U I E R L R O X
R06: 2, 1, 6, 9, 10, 10. Target: 731.
R07: D U T E S I B A L
R08: O I J E S N P S I
R09: 100, 50, 5, 7, 9, 1. Target: 923.
TTT: LISTENPAL - "On some TV shows, he'll tell you what he thinks, whether you like it or not."
R10: R T D R E A E M A
R11: G O U I N M T E D
R12: R T M A I S A U R
R13: Z C E N O U H E K
R14: 5, 7, 3, 7, 4, 8. Target: 881.
R15: S E L F T A N G O (conundrum)


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Round 1: R A N E T I H U G

Maria: HEATING (7)
Mohsin: TEARING (7)
DC: NAUGHTIER (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: S L M A O I T P E

Maria: OPIATES (7)
Mohsin: pilates
DC: EPISTOMA (8)
OT: LOAMIEST (8) MILEPOST (8) OPALITES (8) PALMIEST (8) PALMIETS (8) PALMISTE (8) PETALISM (8) PLASTOME (8) PLOIMATE (8) POLEMIST (8) SEPTIMAL (8) SPOLIATE (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 3, 2, 8, 7, 5. Target: 253.

Maria: 253. ((8 + 2) x 25) + 3 (10)
Mohsin: 253. ((8 + 2) x 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: DANCETOUR -> UNDERCOAT

Round 4: F V I A I M D P E

Maria: VAMPED (6)
Mohsin: VAMPED (6)
DC: VAPID (5)
Score: 30–23 (max 42)

Round 5: G U I E R L R O X

Maria: roiler
Mohsin: UGLIER (6)
DC: ROIL (4) REGULO (6)
OT: GORIER (6) LOGIER (6) LOURIE (6) REGULI (6) RELIGO (6) RIGOUR (6) ROGUER (6) RULIER (6)
Score: 30–29 (max 48)

Round 6: 2, 1, 6, 9, 10, 10. Target: 731.

Maria: -
Mohsin: 730. (((6 + 2) x 9) + 1) x 10 (7)
RR: 731. (((6 + 2) x 9) x 10) + 10 + 1 (10)
Score: 30–36 (max 58)

Len talks about being labelled a school hero for trying to bunk off school, and getting 12 canings for it :!: :!:

Round 7: D U T E S I B A L

Maria: DILUTES (7)
Mohsin: BLASTED (7)
DC: SUBLATED (8)
OT: STUDIABLE (18)
Score: 37–43 (max 76)

Round 8: O I J E S N P S I

Maria: SPINES (6)
Mohsin: SPINES (6)
DC: POSIES (6)
OT: IONISES (7) ISOSPIN (7) POIESIS (7) SPINOSE (7)
Score: 43–49 (max 83)

Round 9: 100, 50, 5, 7, 9, 1. Target: 923.

Maria: 918.
Mohsin: 920. (9 x 100) + 50 - ((7 - 1) x 5) (7)
RR: 923. ((100 - (7 - 5 + 1)) x 9) + 50 (10)
Score: 43–56 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: LISTENPAL -> PANELLIST

Round 10: R T D R E A E M A

Maria: DREAMER (7)
Mohsin: DREAMER (7)
OT: DEMERARA (8)
Score: 50–63 (max 101)

Round 11: G O U I N M T E D

Maria: MOUNTED (7)
Mohsin: MOUNTED (7)
DC: DEMOTING (8) OUTING (6) MINTED (6)
OT: OMNITUDE (8)
Score: 57–70 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "ghetto".

Round 12: R T M A I S A U R

Maria: AUTISM (6)
Mohsin: TRAUMAS (7)
OT: ATRIUMS (7) MARARIS (7) MARUTIS (7) MATSURI (7) RASTRUM (7) SAMURAI (7)
Score: 57–77 (max 116)

Round 13: Z C E N O U H E K

Maria: CHUNK (5)
Mohsin: OUNCE (5)
DC: CHEEK (5) COZEN (5)
OT: COHUNE (6) KUCHEN (6)
Score: 62–82 (max 122)

Round 14: 5, 7, 3, 7, 4, 8. Target: 881.

Maria: -
Mohsin: 879. (((7 x 3 x 5) + 4) x 8) + 7 (7)
RR: 880. (7)
OT: 880. ((7 x 7) - 5) x ((8 x 3) - 4) (7)
Score: 62–89 (max 129)

Round 15: S E L F T A N G O

No one buzzes. The answer was FLAGSTONE.
Final Score: 62–89 (max 139)

Statistics Corner

Maria:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 2

Mohsin:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

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