Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

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Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 3 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (4 wins, 454 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Alyssa Critchley. A maths student from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, but is currently studying at the University of Lincoln. She likes playing the ukulele in her spare time, even though she can't do any songs... :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P N L U E I S A T
R02: E A F G L R P U D
R03: 75, 4, 4, 2, 8, 1. Target: 171.
TTT: SUBSECTOR - "This is the most difficult of all to spot, according to the answer."
R04: S R X T R O E I N
R05: T B N A E A S O E
R06: 25, 50, 5, 8, 5, 7. Target: 249.
R07: D P H A O I M O T
R08: E I S D R Q U E H
R09: 25, 1, 3, 7, 8, 8. Target: 442.
TTT: MAGICGRIN - "No grin to be seen here, in fact, he's doing the complete opposite."
R10: N D L A E U I R J
R11: T L R A I U N O L
R12: M Y S G E U A E S
R13: D C R O I A F I S
R14: 25, 75, 7, 3, 4, 2. Target: 529.
R15: B U N G D I B I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P N L U E I S A T

Toby: SUPINATE (8)
Alyssa: PLANETS (7)
OT: ALUNITES (8) INSULATE (8) NUPTIALS (8) PANTILES (8) PATULINS (8) PENTAILS (8) PETUNIAS (8) PLAINEST (8) TAILSPUN (8) UNPLAITS (8) UNPLEATS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: E A F G L R P U D

Toby: EARPLUG (7)
Alyssa: DRAPE (5)
DC: PURFLED (7)
OT: GRAUPEL (7) PAGEFUL (7) PLAGUED (7) PLAGUER (7) RAGEFUL (7) RAPEFUL (7) UPGRADE (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 4, 4, 2, 8, 1. Target: 171.

Toby: 171. ((75 + 8) x 2) + 4 + 1 (10)
Alyssa: -
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SUBSECTOR -> OBSCUREST

Round 4: S R X T R O E I N

Toby: STONIER (7)
Alyssa: -
DC: ORIENTS (7)
OT: INTRORSE (8)
Score: 32–0 (max 33)

Round 5: T B N A E A S O E

Toby: BEANOS (6)
Alyssa: BOATS (5)
DC: SENATE (6)
OT: ABATONS (7) BONESET (7)
Score: 38–0 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 50, 5, 8, 5, 7. Target: 249.

Toby: 249. (50 x 5) - (8 - 7) (10)
Alyssa: 249. ((5 + 5) x 25) - (8 - 7) (10)
Score: 48–10 (max 50)

Dr. Phil continues his story about how the NHS nearly never came to be....

Round 7: D P H A O I M O T

Toby: DIATOM (6)
Alyssa: -
DC: OOMPAH (6)
OT: HOODIA (6) MATIPO (6) MOOTAH (6) OPTIMA (6) POMATO (6)
Score: 54–10 (max 56)

Round 8: E I S D R Q U E H

Toby: SQUIRED (7)
Alyssa: HIDES (5)
DC: QUEERISH (8)
Score: 61–10 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 1, 3, 7, 8, 8. Target: 442.

Toby: 442. ((8 + 7 + 3) x 25) - 8 (10)
Alyssa: -
Score: 71–10 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: MAGICGRIN -> GRIMACING

Round 10: N D L A E U I R J

Toby: UNRAILED (8)
Alyssa: ireland
DC: INJURED (7) LAUNDER (7)
Score: 79–10 (max 82)

Round 11: T L R A I U N O L

Toby: URANOTIL (8)
Alyssa: TRAIL (5)
Score: 87–10 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "all my eye and Betty Martin".

Round 12: M Y S G E U A E S

Toby: MESSAGE (7)
Alyssa: GUESS (5)
DC: SEGUES (6)
OT: MESSUAGE (8)
Score: 94–10 (max 98)

Round 13: D C R O I A F I S

Toby: RAIOIDS (7)
Alyssa: -
OT: SARCOID (7)
Score: 101–10 (max 105)

Round 14: 25, 75, 7, 3, 4, 2. Target: 529.

Toby: 529. (75 x 7) + 4 (10)
Alyssa: 528.
Score: 111–10 (max 115)

Round 15: B U N G D I B I N

Toby buzzes on 29.25 seconds to say INDUBBING which is incorrect.
Alyssa does not buzz.
The answer was DUBBINING.
Final Score: 111–10 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 10 :)

Alyssa:
Total score - 10
Raw score - 49
Total % of max - 8
Raw % of max - 39
Total average score per round - 0.7
Raw average score per round - 3.3
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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