Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)

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Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:34 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 10 March 2020.

C1: Champion Steve Agace (1 win, 78 points.) A recruitment company director from Brighton.
C2: Challenger Ann Rose. A library assistant from Coventry. She once went to the Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna, where she was invited onto the stage to dance with a male ballerina.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T V I A R C O R O
R02: H F A E T S I W E
R03: 75, 50, 3, 4, 5, 1. Target: 710.
TTT: WELSHNOSE - "It sounds like Bob's in a total state of unity."
R04: T C E I R L O T U
R05: Z S E A M P O U T
R06: 50, 9, 6, 3, 2, 10. Target: 256.
R07: S N L E A E T D V
R08: W C O A F J E B A
R09: 100, 75, 5, 8, 4, 10. Target: 979.
TTT: KISSTROUT - "If you reside in this part of the city, you could be living on the edge."
R10: N P E O R N U O T
R11: D S A E Y R I A D
R12: N R O E D X I E C
R13: H A U G O I R N C
R14: 100, 4, 3, 3, 4, 9. Target: 737.
R15: D A R N W A T E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: T V I A R C O R O

Steve: VICTOR (6)
Ann: CARROT (6)
OT: ORATORIC (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: H F A E T S I W E

Steve: WASTE (5)
Ann: FETISH (6)
DC: FAITHS (6) SWATHE (6)
OT: AFTIES (6) FASTIE (6) FEWEST (6) FIESTA (6) SAITHE (6) SITHEE (6) WESTIE (6) WHEATS (6) WHIFTS (6) WHITES (6) WITHES (6)
Score: 6–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 3, 4, 5, 1. Target: 710.

Steve: 703. ((5 + 4 + 1) x 75) - 50 + 3 (5)
Ann: 700.
RR: 710. (75 - 4) x (50 / 5) (10)
Score: 11–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: WELSHNOSE -> WHOLENESS

Round 4: T C E I R L O T U

Steve: CLUTTER (7)
Ann: CORTILE (7)
DC: COULTER (7) COTTIER (7)
OT: TOREUTIC (8)
Score: 18–19 (max 32)

Round 5: Z S E A M P O U T

Steve: STUMP (5)
Ann: ATOMS (5)
DC: TEMPOS (6)
OT: APOZEMS (7) MAZOUTS (7) MAZUTES (7) TOPAZES (7)
Score: 23–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 9, 6, 3, 2, 10. Target: 256.

Steve: 256. ((50 / 2) x 10) + 6 (10)
Ann: 256. ((2 + 3) x 50) + 6 (10)
Score: 33–34 (max 49)

Jeremy talks about being in the frontline during the first Gulf War in Kuwait, and playing Scrabble to pass the time.

Round 7: S N L E A E T D V

Steve: SLANTED (7)
Ann: LEANEST (7)
DC: ENSLAVED (8)
OT: LEVANTED (8)
Score: 40–41 (max 57)

Round 8: W C O A F J E B A

Steve: FACE (4)
Ann: FACE (4)
DC: CAFE (4)
OT: ABAC (4) BOWF (4) CAFE (4)
Score: 44–45 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 75, 5, 8, 4, 10. Target: 979.

Steve: 980. (100 x 10) - (4 x 5) (7)
Ann: 977.
RR: 979. ((8 + 5) x 75) + 4 (10)
Score: 51–45 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: KISSTROUT -> OUTSKIRTS

Round 10: N P E O R N U O T

Steve: UNOPEN (6)
Ann: PRONOUN (7)
DC: NEUTRON (7)
OT: NORTENO (7) PRENOUN (7) TROPONE (7) UNPRONE (7)
Score: 51–52 (max 78)

Round 11: D S A E Y R I A D

Steve: DREADS (6)
Ann: RAISED (6)
DC: RAIDED (6) SADDER (6) SADDIE (6)
OT: DARESAY (7) DAYSIDE (7) RADDIES (7)
Score: 57–58 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "undertaker".

Round 12: N R O E D X I E C

Steve: IRONED (6)
Ann: DECOR (5)
DC: CODEINE (7) ENCORED (7)
OT: EXOCRINE (8) RECOINED (8)
Score: 63–58 (max 93)

Round 13: H A U G O I R N C

Steve: RACING (6)
Ann: CARING (6)
DC: ARCHING (7) ORGANIC (7) ROACHING (8)
OT: CHURINGA (8) NURAGHIC (8)
Score: 69–64 (max 101)

Round 14: 100, 4, 3, 3, 4, 9. Target: 737.

Steve: 736. ((3 + 4) x 100) + (4 x 9) (7)
Ann: 737. Mistake in working.
RR: 737. ((4 + 3) x (100 + 4)) + 9 (10 - Ann actually was doing it this way, but decided to take away, rather than add the 9... :oops: :oops: )
Score: 76–64 (max 111)

Round 15: D A R N W A T E R

Steve buzzes on 15.75 seconds to say WARRANTED which is correct.
Final Score: 86–64 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Steve:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 3

Ann:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

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