Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 2 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (3 wins, 344 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Terry Monaghan. A primary school teacher originally from Liverpool, but now living in Croydon. He likes his movies and is a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, even going to the cinema to see Inception 24 times :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R N C E I O V A R
R02: T S K O U I D E T
R03: 50, 1, 8, 2, 5, 4. Target: 704.
TTT: RANUNITED - "He had the desire, he just didn't have the skills."
R04: N F U I I D L N A
R05: P Z S E U A R E P
R06: 50, 3, 6, 7, 3, 9. Target: 516.
R07: M G S O A E W O M
R08: B D T I E A N S U
R09: 25, 3, 10, 8, 6, 4. Target: 922.
TTT: GIANTTOOL - "It sounds like an Italian football manager, but it could be what he ate at lunchtime."
R10: R F A E U D R C O
R11: G P T E A O B I S
R12: L S T E U I G R T
R13: X N P A E A R I T
R14: 25, 50, 10, 1, 5, 9. Target: 730.
R15: M E T T I N D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R N C E I O V A R

Toby: CARNIVORE (18)
Terry: CORNIER (7)
DC: raincover
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: T S K O U I D E T

Toby: OUTSIDE (7)
Terry: DUETS (5)
DC: TEDIOUS (7) DUETTOS (7) DITTOS (6)
OT: TESTUDO (7)
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 1, 8, 2, 5, 4. Target: 704.

Toby: 704. ((8 - 1) x 2 x 50) + 4 (10)
Terry: 704. ((8 + 2 + 4) x 50) + 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 35–10 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: RANUNITED -> UNTRAINED

Round 4: N F U I I D L N A

Toby: FINAL (5)
Terry: funland
DC: UNLAID (6) FINIAL (6)
OT: UNDINAL (7)
Score: 40–10 (max 42)

Round 5: P Z S E U A R E P

Toby: PAPERS (6)
Terry: ZAPPERS (7)
DC: PAUPERS (7) SUPPER (6)
Score: 40–17 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 3, 6, 7, 3, 9. Target: 516.

Toby: 516. ((50 + 7) x 9) + 3 (10)
Terry: -
Score: 50–17 (max 59)

Dr. Phil talks about the origins of healthcare in the UK, and how the NHS nearly never came to be...

Round 7: M G S O A E W O M

Toby: GAMES (5)
Terry: OMEGAS (6)
DC: WAGES (5)
OT: SMEGMA (6) SMOOGE (6)
Score: 50–23 (max 65)

Round 8: B D T I E A N S U

Toby: BANDIEST (8)
Terry: UNSEAT (6)
DC: BANDITS (7) SUBEDIT (7)
OT: AUDIENTS (8) SUBITANE (8) UNBIASED (8)
Score: 58–23 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 3, 10, 8, 6, 4. Target: 922.

Toby: 920. (((8 x 4) + 6) x 25) - (10 x 3) (7)
Terry: -
RR: 922. (((25 x 4) - 8) x 10) + (6 / 3) (10)
Score: 65–23 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: GIANTTOOL -> AGNOLOTTI

Round 10: R F A E U D R C O

Toby: FORCED (6)
Terry: frauder
OT: FARCEUR (7)
Score: 71–23 (max 90)

Round 11: G P T E A O B I S

Toby: BOATIES (7)
Terry: BEATS (5)
DC: PIGBOATS (8)
OT: PEATBOGS (8)
Score: 78–23 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "maudlin" and "hermaphrodite".

Round 12: L S T E U I G R T

Toby: SURTITLE (8)
Terry: GLITTERS (8)
DC: GRISTLE (7)
Score: 86–31 (max 106)

Round 13: X N P A E A R I T

Toby: PERTAIN (7)
Terry: PAINTER (7)
OT: ANTIAPEX (8)
Score: 93–38 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 50, 10, 1, 5, 9. Target: 730.

Toby: 726. ((10 + 5) x 50) - 25 + 1 (7)
Terry: -
RR: 730. (50 + 25 - ((9 + 1) / 5)) x 10 (10)
Score: 100–38 (max 124)

Round 15: M E T T I N D E R

Terry buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say DETERMINED which is incorrect.
Toby buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say DETRIMENT which is correct.
Final Score: 110–38 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 82
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 7

Terry:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 28
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 4

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