Thursday 12th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 51)

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Thursday 12th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 51)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:27 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 12 March 2020.

C1: Champion Steve Agace (3 wins, 241 points.) A recruitment company director from Brighton.
C2: Challenger Phil Hulme. A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester. Since retirement, he has spent most of his time in his own allotment, and is also one of around 70,000 people in the UK, who are designated "Hedgehog Champions".
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H B D E A A S T I
R02: D N Y E H O T A V
R03: 75, 100, 10, 4, 6, 1. Target: 640.
TTT: MIKECROSS - "Mike is an Aussie, and his vocabulary is littered with these."
R04: D S N U L E T O I
R05: C A N R E O R C D
R06: 75, 7, 2, 6, 4, 7. Target: 578.
R07: L R M E E U A F T
R08: R T D O S U P E V
R09: 25, 100, 9, 6, 6, 1. Target: 471.
TTT: TUNERGRUB - "There's no tuna in this grub, or meat for that matter."
R10: S T X O C U T E I
R11: G R T E A O E M R
R12: W R J A C I F A O
R13: R N P A E I Z L A
R14: 50, 9, 5, 8, 10, 2. Target: 737.
R15: M A N N E D P I G (conundrum)


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Round 1: H B D E A A S T I

Steve: SHADE (5)
Phil: BASTIDE (7)
DC: ABASHED (7) HABITED (7)
OT: ABATISED (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D N Y E H O T A V

Steve: DONATE (6)
Phil: NOVATED (7)
Score: 0–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 100, 10, 4, 6, 1. Target: 640.

Steve: 640. Mistake in working.
Phil: 640. (6 x 100) + (4 x 10) (10)
Score: 0–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MIKECROSS -> OCKERISMS

Round 4: D S N U L E T O I

Steve: DELUSION (8)
Phil: OUTLINES (8)
DC: INSULTED (8) DILUENTS (8) UNSOILED (8) SOLITUDE (8)
OT: ELUTIONS (8) NODULISE (8) OUTLINED (8) UNLISTED (8)
Score: 8–32 (max 33)

Round 5: C A N R E O R C D

Steve: ACCORD (6)
Phil: CORNEA (6)
DC: ACORNED (7)
OT: ADORNER (7) CONACRE (7) DRACONE (7) READORN (7)
Score: 14–38 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 7, 2, 6, 4, 7. Target: 578.

Steve: 580.
Phil: 579. ((6 + 2) x 75) - ((7 x 4) - 7) (7)
RR: 578. ((75 + 7) x 7) + 4 (10)
Score: 14–45 (max 50)

Jeremy talks about the dangers of reporting when tear gas is in the vicinity.

Round 7: L R M E E U A F T

Steve: REFUTE (6)
Phil: EMULATE (7)
DC: TEARFUL (7) REFUTAL (7)
OT: METARULE (8)
Score: 14–52 (max 58)

Round 8: R T D O S U P E V

Steve: SPURTED (7)
Phil: PROUDEST (8)
DC: SPOUTED (7) SPORTED (7) SPROUTED (8) POSTURED (8)
Score: 14–60 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 100, 9, 6, 6, 1. Target: 471.

Steve: 472. ((6 - 1) x 100) - 25 - (9 - 6) (7)
Phil: -
RR: 471. ((100 - 25 + 1) x 6) + 9 + 6 (10)
Score: 21–60 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: TUNERGRUB -> NUTBURGER

Round 10: S T X O C U T E I

Steve: EXOTICS (7)
Phil: CUTTIES (7)
OT: COEXIST (7) COTTISE (7) SCOTTIE (7)
Score: 28–67 (max 83)

Round 11: G R T E A O E M R

Steve: GRATER (6)
Phil: GREATER (7)
DC: ROTAMER (7)
OT: REGRATE (7) REMOTER (7) REOGRAM (7)
Score: 28–74 (max 90)

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

Round 12: W R J A C I F A O

Steve: CROW (4)
Phil: FACIA (5)
OT: AJIACO (6)
Score: 28–79 (max 96)

Round 13: R N P A E I Z L A

Steve: AIRPLANE (8)
Phil: PLAINER (7)
OT: PERIANAL (8)
Score: 36–79 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 9, 5, 8, 10, 2. Target: 737.

Steve: 737. ((5 + 10) x 50) - ((8 / 2) + 9) (10)
Phil: 737. ((5 + 10) x 50) - ((8 / 2) + 9) (10)
Score: 46–89 (max 114)

Round 15: M A N N E D P I G

Phil buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say DAMPENING which is correct.
Final Score: 46–99 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Steve:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Phil:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 8

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