Tuesday 10th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 66)

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Tuesday 10th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 66)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 10 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (2 wins, 187 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Colin Broome. A retired nurse from Leicester. He plays in 2 darts teams.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G M S E I G R A N
R02: J M R I O S H U P
R03: 100, 7, 5, 1, 2, 6. Target: 686.
TTT: REDMOTION - "He kept a close eye on the falling price of computer equipment."
R04: X S T A E R P A D
R05: L F H O U E N S T
R06: 50, 5, 7, 9, 7, 3. Target: 767.
R07: L S N A E U D Q Y
R08: P C O E M R O N E
R09: 75, 100, 50, 2, 8, 8. Target: 896.
TTT: EATSOMUCH - "He'd eat so much food that this was constantly covered in it."
R10: K T I O F T E P B
R11: L V R E A I B G T
R12: N G T E O E W S A
R13: S L D O I O L M E
R14: 25, 8, 10, 6, 4, 5. Target: 192.
R15: T I G E R T O T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: G M S E I G R A N

Dougie: GREASING (8)
Colin: REAMING (7)
DC: ENIGMAS (7) SMEARING (8)
OT: AGGINERS (8) GEARINGS (8) GERMINGS (8) MASERING (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: J M R I O S H U P

Dougie: SHRIMP (6)
Colin: HUMPS (5)
DC: JUMPS (5) HOURIS (6)
OT: ROMPISH (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 7, 5, 1, 2, 6. Target: 686.

Dougie: 686. (100 - 2) x 7 (10)
Colin: 686. Mistake in working.
Score: 24–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: REDMOTION -> MONITORED

Round 4: X S T A E R P A D

Dougie: PARADES (7)
Colin: EXPATS (6)
DC: ADAPTERS (8)
OT: READAPTS (8)
Score: 31–0 (max 33)

Round 5: L F H O U E N S T

Dougie: FLOUTS (6)
Colin: HUSTLE (6)
DC: NESTFUL (7) FOULEST (7)
OT: NETFULS (7) NOTEFUL (7)
Score: 37–6 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 5, 7, 9, 7, 3. Target: 767.

Dougie: 767. ((50 + 5) x (7 + 7)) - 3 (10)
Colin: 766.
Score: 47–6 (max 50)

Jimmy talks about living through the 1970's when The Osmonds were in their pomp.

Round 7: L S N A E U D Q Y

Dougie: UNEASY (6)
Colin: LENDS (5)
DC: SUNDAE (6) EQUALS (6) UNSEAL (6)
OT: ADENYLS (7) UNLADES (7) UNLEADS (7)
Score: 53–6 (max 57)

Round 8: P C O E M R O N E

Dougie: PROM (4)
Colin: COMPERE (7)
DC: MORON (5)
OT: COMPEER (7) EMOCORE (7) POMERON (7)
Score: 53–13 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 100, 50, 2, 8, 8. Target: 896.

Dougie: 900. (8 x 100) + (50 x 2) (7)
Colin: 896. Mistake in working.
RR: 896. (((75 x 8) / 50) + 100) x 8 (10)
Score: 60–13 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: EATSOMUCH -> MOUSTACHE

Round 10: K T I O F T E P B

Dougie: TIPTOE (6)
Colin: pottie
DC: POKIE (5)
Score: 66–13 (max 80)

Round 11: L V R E A I B G T

Dougie: TRIBAL (6)
Colin: RIVAL (5)
DC: VIBRATE (7)
OT: BATGIRL (7) LIBRATE (7) TABLIER (7) TRIABLE (7) VIRGATE (7)
Score: 72–13 (max 87)

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

Round 12: N G T E O E W S A

Dougie: WAGONS (6)
Colin: WAGONS (6)
DC: NEGATE (6) NEGATES (7) wagonetes TANGOES (7) STOWAGE (7)
OT: GOATEES (7) ONSTAGE (7) SANGEET (7) TOWAGES (7) TOWNEES (7)
Score: 78–19 (max 94)

Round 13: S L D O I O L M E

Dougie: DOLLIES (7)
Colin: DOLLIES (7)
DC: DOLL (4) MOLLIES (7)
OT: MODELLOS (8)
Score: 85–26 (max 102)

Round 14: 25, 8, 10, 6, 4, 5. Target: 192.

Dougie: 192. (25 - 6 + 5) x 8 (10)
Colin: 192. (8 x 25) - (10 - 6 + 4) (10)
Score: 95–36 (max 112)

Round 15: T I G E R T O T S

Dougie buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say GROTTIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 105–36 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 6

Colin:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round -
Raw average score per round -
Number of maxes - 2

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