Tuesday 27th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 56)

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Tuesday 27th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 56)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 27 March 2018.

C1: Champion Glen Jones (2 wins, 128 points.) A managing director from Loughton, Essex.
C2: Challenger John Cole. A retired yachting instructor from Gosport, Hampshire. He has sailed the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D M W E O O V R U
R02: N S O E T D U E T
R03: 75, 25, 100, 50, 1, 5. Target: 438.
TTT: IGETSHINY - "I get shiny white teeth after visiting her at the dentist."
R04: G C O I L D A E J
R05: S N P A E A R L E
R06: 100, 50, 1, 2, 5, 7. Target: 360.
R07: N M N U A E P W I
R08: T M T A O A O F S
R09: 75, 100, 25, 50, 2, 8. Target: 126.
TTT: RANDYBUSH - "The crops and animals were taken good care of thanks to this."
R10: R Z R E U N I U S
R11: L T R I E I G T O
R12: K S E I M L A I H
R13: R S D E O I R N A
R14: 75, 50, 8, 8, 10, 6. Target: 530.
R15: R E P E A T O V A (conundrum)


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Round 1: D M W E O O V R U

Glen: wooder
John: MOORED (6)
DC: VROOMED (7)
OT: MEVROUW (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: N S O E T D U E T

Glen: sonet
John: STUNTED (7)
DC: DUETTOS (7)
OT: UNTESTED (8)
Score: 0–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 100, 50, 1, 5. Target: 438.

Glen: 438. (75 - (50 / 25)) x (5 + 1) (10)
John: -
Score: 10–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IGETSHINY -> HYGIENIST

Round 4: G C O I L D A E J

Glen: JAILED (6)
John: JAILED (6)
DC: CAJOLED (7)
OT: GEOIDAL (7)
Score: 16–19 (max 32)

Round 5: S N P A E A R L E

Glen: REPEALS (7)
John: REPEALS (7)
DC: SEAPLANE (8)
OT: PRENASAL (8)
Score: 23–26 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 50, 1, 2, 5, 7. Target: 360.

Glen: 360. (50 x 7) + (2 x 5) (10)
John: 360. (50 x 7) + (2 x 5) (10)
Score: 33–36 (max 50)

Jay talks about his review of the George Cinq Restaurant in Paris, which was one of the most reviewed critiques of 2017, because of how bad it was... :shock: :o :shock: :o

Round 7: N M N U A E P W I

Glen: unwipe
John: PIEMAN (6)
DC: MENU (4) PNEUMA (6)
OT: MANNIE (6) MENINA (6) NUMINA (6) PANNUM (6) PENMAN (6) PENNIA (6) PINNAE (6) PUNANI (6) PUNNAI (6) UNPAWN (6)
Score: 33–42 (max 56)

Round 8: T M T A O A O F S

Glen: MOATS (5)
John: STOMATA (7)
DC: TOMATO (6)
Score: 33–49 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 100, 25, 50, 2, 8. Target: 126.

Glen: 126. 100 + 50 - ((75 / 25) x 8) (10)
John: 125.
Score: 43–49 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: RANDYBUSH -> HUSBANDRY

Round 10: R Z R E U N I U S

Glen: URINE (5)
John: ruinizes
DC: RUINERS (7) INSURER (7)
Score: 48–49 (max 80)

Round 11: L T R I E I G T O

Glen: LITTER (6)
John: GLITTER (7)
DC: TRIOLET (7)
OT: RIGOLET (7)
Score: 48–56 (max 87)

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

Round 12: K S E I M L A I H

Glen: SLIME (5)
John: EMAILS (6)
DC: MISLIKE (7)
OT: MALKIES (7) MILKIES (7) MILKISH (7)
Score: 48–62 (max 94)

Round 13: R S D E O I R N A

Glen: ORDAINS (7)
John: ANEROIDS (8)
DC: ORDAINERS (18) REORDAINS (18) SARDINE (7)
Score: 48–70 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 50, 8, 8, 10, 6. Target: 530.

Glen: 532. (8 x 75) - 50 - 10 - 8 (7)
John: -
RR: 530. (8 x 75) - 50 - ((8 - 6) x 10) (10)
Score: 55–70 (max 122)

Round 15: R E P E A T O V A

John buzzes on 15.75 seconds to say EVAPORATE which is correct.
Final Score: 55–80 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Glen:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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