Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 44)

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Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:04 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 3 March 2020.

C1: Champion Tim Scott (1 win, 86 points.) A music fan from East Grinstead, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Iain Campbell. A retired IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey, but originally from Scotland. He's currently taking a History of Art degree at the Open University.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F M S U O A N I R
R02: E L A Y O T S R D
R03: 25, 50, 6, 1, 5, 4. Target: 276.
TTT: ADAMPRICE - "Adam Price was unsure about his career path, so he rearranged the letters of his name and became this."
R04: U T A R I X T B E
R05: T S G A I E R U Z
R06: 75, 5, 4, 3, 9, 6. Target: 785.
R07: T R P O E A T I W
R08: E G A S O M D N C
R09: 50, 100, 2, 9, 4, 7. Target: 143.
TTT: PARCHPEAS - "It was quite a challenge to make something from the discarded materials."
R10: U D I P E B F N I
R11: C R T O E I P U N
R12: O D A M E S V H R
R13: J T C A E I R E C
R14: 75, 1, 7, 2, 9, 9. Target: 874.
R15: I N I T L A R G E (conundrum)


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Round 1: F M S U O A N I R

Tim: UNIFORMS (8)
Iain: INFAMOUS (8)
OT: ARSONIUM (8) MAINOURS (8) NASIFORM (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: E L A Y O T S R D

Tim: ROASTED (7)
Iain: ROASTED (7)
DC: DESTROY (7) LODESTAR (8) LEOTARDS (8) DELATORS (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 50, 6, 1, 5, 4. Target: 276.

Tim: 275.
Iain: 276. ((6 + 5) x 25) + 1 (10)
Score: 15–25 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ADAMPRICE -> PARAMEDIC

Round 4: U T A R I X T B E

Tim: buttier
Iain: BATTIER (7)
DC: TRIBUTE (7)
OT: ABUTTER (7) BAUXITE (7) BIRETTA (7) EXURBIA (7) RUBIATE (7)
Score: 15–32 (max 33)

Round 5: T S G A I E R U Z

Tim: GUSTIER (7)
Iain: girates
DC: GAUZE (5) GAUZIEST (8)
Score: 22–32 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 5, 4, 3, 9, 6. Target: 785.

Tim: 782. ((6 + 4) x 75) + (9 x 3) + 5 (7)
Iain: 782. ((6 + 4) x 75) + (9 x 3) + 5 (7)
RR: 785. ((75 + 3) x (6 + 4)) + 5 (10)
Score: 29–39 (max 51)

Rory talks about being involved in the Pony Club, thanks to his daughters.

Round 7: T R P O E A T I W

Tim: POTTIER (7)
Iain: POTTIER (7)
DC: TOPWATER (8)
OT: POTARITE (8)
Score: 36–46 (max 59)

Round 8: E G A S O M D N C

Tim: CAMEOS (6)
Iain: misdeclared 6
DC: DAEMONS (7) DEACONS (7) DECAGONS (8)
OT: GOADSMEN (8)
Score: 42–46 (max 67)

Round 9: 50, 100, 2, 9, 4, 7. Target: 143.

Tim: 143. 100 + 50 - 7 (10)
Iain: 143. 100 + 50 - 7 (10)
Score: 52–56 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: PARCHPEAS -> SCRAPHEAP

Round 10: U D I P E B F N I

Tim: FINED (5)
Iain: PINED (5)
DC: UNIFIED (7)
Score: 57–61 (max 84)

Round 11: C R T O E I P U N

Tim: COUNTER (7)
Iain: ERUPTION (8)
DC: NEUROTIC (8)
OT: ENTROPIC (8) INCEPTOR (8) PRETONIC (8) UNPOETIC (8)
Score: 57–69 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "plague", "pest" and "complain".

Round 12: O D A M E S V H R

Tim: marshed
Iain: MASHED (6)
DC: RADOMES (7)
OT: RODHAMS (7)
Score: 57–75 (max 99)

Round 13: J T C A E I R E C

Tim: TRACE (5)
Iain: CREATE (6)
DC: REJECT (6) EJECTA (6)
OT: ACCRETE (7)
Score: 57–81 (max 106)

Round 14: 75, 1, 7, 2, 9, 9. Target: 874.

Tim: -
Iain: 884. ((9 + 2 + 1) x 75) - (9 + 7) (5)
RR: 873/875. (7)
OT: 874. (((75 - 1) x 7) - (9 x 9)) x 2 (10)
Score: 57–86 (max 116)

Round 15: I N I T L A R G E

Tim buzzes on 15.25 seconds to say RETAILING which is correct.
Final Score: 67–86 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Tim:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

Iain:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
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