Wednesday 24th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 17)

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Wednesday 24th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 17)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 July 2019.

C1: Champion James Haughton (6 wins, 727 points.) An Apterite and applied maths PhD student at the University of Manchester.
C2: Challenger Katrina Bond. From Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. She likes doing park runs.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T R S N U I O A V
R02: D T S E O Y G I S
R03: 100, 25, 50, 75, 5, 9. Target: 995.
TTT: FREEBRIDE - "Does he free the bride from her underwear when asking lots of questions?"
R04: L P C U E O L S A
R05: T S G M I E A O E
R06: 50, 5, 10, 4, 4, 10. Target: 949.
R07: C R D L I A I U A
R08: N E I F N S A I E
R09: 100, 75, 50, 25, 5, 3. Target: 104.
TTT: POETGIRTH - "It's a balancing act between the circus and the hangman's noose."
R10: H N P O A E T W N
R11: G M M R U A E D O
R12: W R U C A O R S A
R13: D N T B I O E O R
R14: 100, 1, 6, 8, 10, 4. Target: 777.
R15: C R O C N U T T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T R S N U I O A V

James: RAINOUTS (8)
Katrina: RATIONS (7)
OT: VIRTUOSA (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D T S E O Y G I S

James: GODISES (7)
Katrina: DIGESTS (7)
DC: STOGIES (7)
OT: EGOISTS (7) TOIDEYS (7) YOGISTS (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 50, 75, 5, 9. Target: 995.

James: 995. (100 x 9) + 75 + 25 - 5 (10)
Katrina: 995. (100 x 9) + 75 + 25 - 5 (10)
Score: 25–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FREEBRIDE -> DEBRIEFER

Round 4: L P C U E O L S A

James: COLLAPSE (8)
Katrina: COUPLES (7)
DC: ESCALLOP (8)
OT: PUCELLAS (8) SCOPULAE (8)
Score: 33–17 (max 33)

Round 5: T S G M I E A O E

James: GAMIEST (7)
Katrina: GAMETES (7)
DC: ISOGAMETE (18)
Score: 40–24 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 5, 10, 4, 4, 10. Target: 949.

James: 950. ((50 x 4) - 10) x 5 (7)
Katrina: 950. (10 x 10 x (5 + 4)) + 50 (7)
Score: 47–31 (max 58)

Rory talks about does a parody song in the style of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Round 7: C R D L I A I U A

James: RADICAL (7)
Katrina: RADIAL (6)
OT: RADICULA (8)
Score: 54–31 (max 66)

Round 8: N E I F N S A I E

James: FANNIES (7)
Katrina: FANNIES (7)
DC: INSANE (6)
OT: ASININE (7) NEINEIS (7)
Score: 61–38 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 75, 50, 25, 5, 3. Target: 104.

James: 104. 100 + 5 - (3 - (50 / 25)) (10)
Katrina: -
Score: 71–38 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: POETGIRTH -> TIGHTROPE

Round 10: H N P O A E T W N

James: PHONATE (7)
Katrina: WEAPON (6)
DC: PHAETON (7)
OT: PANTHEON (8)
Score: 78–38 (max 91)

Round 11: G M M R U A E D O

James: RUMMAGED (8)
Katrina: RUMMAGED (8)
Score: 86–46 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some old chestnuts.

Round 12: W R U C A O R S A

James: CROWS (5)
Katrina: CROWS (5)
DC: ARROWS (6) CURSOR (6)
OT: AURORAS (7)
Score: 91–51 (max 106)

Round 13: D N T B I O E O R

James: BORNITE (7)
Katrina: BOOTED (6)
DC: ORBITED (7)
OT: BOONDIE (7) BRIDOON (7) DOOBRIE (7) NORDITE (7) ROBINET (7)
Score: 98–51 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 1, 6, 8, 10, 4. Target: 777.

James: 777. (100 x 8) - ((6 x 4) - 1) (10)
Katrina: 780.
Score: 108–51 (max 123)

Round 15: C R O C N U T T S

James buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say CONSTRUCT which is correct.
Final Score: 118–51 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 118
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Katrina:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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