Thursday 5th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 46)

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Thursday 5th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 46)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:19 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 5 March 2020.

C1: Champion Iain Campbell (2 wins, 171 points.) A retired IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey, but originally from Scotland.
C2: Challenger Emily Reason. A PhD student in Classical Greek from Teversal, Nottinghamshire. She likes travelling to Jordan and Egypt, along with her father who teaches Egyptology in evening classes.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O C U B E T R T I
R02: M R P O A E C O S
R03: 50, 8, 7, 1, 3, 10. Target: 707.
TTT: ELFLOUDLY - ""After Xmas, I'm out of work", the elf loudly said with such sorrow."
R04: R M D A U I L E A
R05: I R A X E T S N T
R06: 50, 1, 4, 9, 3, 10. Target: 865.
R07: Y U P I H O V L E
R08: I A I C R H R E B
R09: 25, 9, 3, 5, 6, 5. Target: 536.
TTT: SUEDTURNS - "The chicken was set free, it sounds like there was a lack of faith."
R10: F N L U A O G I D
R11: E N A Z O D C N S
R12: T D N I E U S E Q
R13: A N E T O Y S T R
R14: 25, 10, 9, 7, 1, 8. Target: 345.
R15: L A S S E M I L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: O C U B E T R T I

Iain: BITTER (6)
Emily: BUTTER (6)
DC: COTTIER (7)
OT: TOREUTIC (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: M R P O A E C O S

Iain: COMPARES (8)
Emily: COMPARES (8)
DC: COMPOSER (8)
OT: ACROSOME (8) CASEROOM (8) MESOCARP (8) POMERACS (8) PRECOMAS (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 8, 7, 1, 3, 10. Target: 707.

Iain: 707. ((1 + 3 + 10) x 50) + 7 (10)
Emily: 707. ((1 + 3 + 10) x 50) + 7 (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ELFLOUDLY -> DOLEFULLY

Round 4: R M D A U I L E A

Iain: ALARMED (7)
Emily: DERAIL (6)
DC: URAEMIA (7)
OT: MUDALIAR (8)
Score: 31–24 (max 34)

Round 5: I R A X E T S N T

Iain: NATTERS (7)
Emily: ARTISTE (7)
DC: STRAIN (6) NITRATES (8)
OT: STRAITEN (8) TARTINES (8)
Score: 38–31 (max 42)

Round 6: 50, 1, 4, 9, 3, 10. Target: 865.

Iain: 865. Mistake in working.
Emily: 860. ((9 + 3 + 4 + 1) x 50) + 10 (7)
RR: 865. ((9 - 3 + 10) x (50 + 4)) + 1 (10)
Score: 38–38 (max 52)

Rory talks about living with ADHD.

Round 7: Y U P I H O V L E

Iain: OLIVE (5)
Emily: HOVEL (5)
DC: OVULE (5)
OT: HIPLY (5) HOLEY (5) LOUPE (5) LOVEY (5) PHYLE (5) PILEY (5) PLOYE (5) POILU (5) POLEY (5) POULE (5) VEILY (5) VOILE (5)
Score: 43–43 (max 57)

Round 8: I A I C R H R E B

Iain: ARCHER (6)
Emily: BREACH (6)
DC: CHARIER (7)
OT: HAIRIER (7)
Score: 49–49 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 9, 3, 5, 6, 5. Target: 536.

Iain: 534. (((3 x 5) + 6) x 25) + 9 (7)
Emily: 540.
RR: 536. ((25 x 5) + 9) x (6 - 5 + 3) (10)
Score: 56–49 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: SUEDTURNS -> UNTRUSSED

Round 10: F N L U A O G I D

Iain: FOULING (7)
Emily: fungaloid
DC: FUNGOIDAL (18)
Score: 63–49 (max 92)

Round 11: E N A Z O D C N S

Iain: SCANNED (7)
Emily: SCANNED (7)
DC: DEACONS (7)
OT: ACNODES (7) ANCONES (7) CANZONE (7) SONANCE (7)
Score: 70–56 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of things to do with "china" and "porcelain".

Round 12: T D N I E U S E Q

Iain: QUIETENS (8)
Emily: UNITED (6)
DC: SEQUINED (8)
OT: QUESITED (8) SQUINTED (8)
Score: 78–56 (max 107)

Round 13: A N E T O Y S T R

Iain: NATTERS (7)
Emily: NATTERS (7)
DC: ATTORNEYS (18)
Score: 85–63 (max 125)

Round 14: 25, 10, 9, 7, 1, 8. Target: 345.

Iain: 349.
Emily: 346. ((25 + 9) x 10) + 7 - 1 (7)
RR: 345. (25 - (10 - 9 + 1)) x (8 + 7) (10)
Score: 85–70 (max 135)

Round 15: L A S S E M I L Y

No one buzzes. The answer was AIMLESSLY.
Final Score: 85–70 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Iain:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Emily:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

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