Friday 20th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 74)

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Friday 20th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 74)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 20 April 2018.

C1: Champion Mac Walker (3 wins, 289 points.) A 6th Form Politics student from Sheffield.
C2: Challenger Dan Wragg. An ambulance emergency care assistant from Nottingham.
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I E C R V I O D
R02: A U E N M D G M A
R03: 50, 25, 1, 8, 5, 5. Target: 409.
TTT: BOYDESIRE - "The boy would follow his own desire and never do what he was asked."
R04: U E O T S W Y H A
R05: B E A L R I I D S
R06: 50, 9, 2, 8, 8, 4. Target: 331.
R07: R O E P G B I J A
R08: E O I T N T R W E
R09: 50, 75, 3, 7, 9, 7. Target: 576.
TTT: CAMERAPID - "He came to my aid rapidly after I rang for assistance."
R10: A E E N K P S S I
R11: T O O D T G E I S
R12: U A I N X T L D O
R13: R U A S M G E O L
R14: 75, 5, 7, 9, 6, 1. Target: 465.
R15: B R E X I T N O D (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I E C R V I O D

Mac: rivoted
Dan: VIDEO (5)
DC: DIVORCE (7) VERDICT (7) EVICTOR (7)
OT: CORDITE (7) DIORITE (7) IVORIED (7) OVICIDE (7)
Score: 0–5 (max 7)

Round 2: A U E N M D G M A

Mac: DAMAGE (6)
Dan: -
DC: UNMADE (6) AGENDUM (7) AGENDA (6)
OT: AGNAMED (7) MANAGED (7)
Score: 6–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 25, 1, 8, 5, 5. Target: 409.

Mac: 409. (50 x 8) + 5 + 5 - 1 (10)
Dan: 409. (50 x 8) + 5 + 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 16–15 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: BOYDESIRE -> DISOBEYER

Round 4: U E O T S W Y H A

Mac: SWEATY (6)
Dan: WASHY (5)
DC: WASHOUT (7) SHOUTY (6) SWATHE (6)
OT: OUTWASH (7)
Score: 22–15 (max 31)

Round 5: B E A L R I I D S

Mac: DISABLER (8)
Dan: DIARIES (7)
OT: BEDRAILS (8) BISERIAL (8) LAIRDIES (8) RAILBEDS (8)
Score: 30–15 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 9, 2, 8, 8, 4. Target: 331.

Mac: 330. ((50 - 9) x 8) + 2 (7)
Dan: 333.
RR: 331. ((50 - 8) x 8) - (9 - 4) (10)
Score: 37–15 (max 49)

Pasha talks about creating his own choreography for his dances on Strictly Come Dancing.

Round 7: R O E P G B I J A

Mac: GROPE (5)
Dan: japier
DC: JAPE (4) JERBOA (6)
OT: BORAGE (6) PEROBA (6) PEROGI (6) PROBIE (6)
Score: 42–15 (max 55)

Round 8: E O I T N T R W E

Mac: WRITTEN (7)
Dan: entwine
DC: WETTER (6) WITTER (6) WINTER (6)
OT: ROWEITE (7) TRITONE (7) WRENTIT (7)
Score: 49–15 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 75, 3, 7, 9, 7. Target: 576.

Mac: 576. (75 x 7) + 50 + 3 + 7 - 9 (10)
Dan: -
Score: 59–15 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: CAMERAPID -> PARAMEDIC

Round 10: A E E N K P S S I

Mac: PENISES (7)
Dan: spankies :lol: :lol:
DC: PEAKINESS (18)
Score: 66–15 (max 90)

Round 11: T O O D T G E I S

Mac: GOODIES (7)
Dan: GOODIES (7)
DC: STOOGED (7)
OT: EGOTIST (7) GOOIEST (7) OSTEOID (7) TOOTSIE (7)
Score: 73–22 (max 97)

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

Round 12: U A I N X T L D O

Mac: outlaid
Dan: latin
DC: OUTLAND (7)
OT: LUXATION (8)
Score: 73–22 (max 105)

Round 13: R U A S M G E O L

Mac: MOGULS (6)
Dan: ORGASM (6)
DC: GLAMOUR (7) glamours
OT: LARGEOUS (8) MOULAGES (8) RAMULOSE (8) ROMULEAS (8)
Score: 79–28 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 5, 7, 9, 6, 1. Target: 465.

Mac: 465. ((75 + 1) x 6) + 9 (10)
Dan: 465. (75 x 6) + 9 + 7 - 1 (10)
Score: 89–38 (max 123)

Round 15: B R E X I T N O D

No one buzzes. The answer was TINDERBOX.
Final Score: 89–38 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Mac:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Dan:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 57
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 43
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 3.8
Number of maxes - 3

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