Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)

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Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:56 am

Countdown recap for Friday 13 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (1 win, 99 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Chris Langfield. A computer programmer from Medway, Kent. The most daring thing he has ever done was spending 20 minutes in a cage with a tiger...., which was a birthday treat!! :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M N S E W A G E N
R02: S Y B O E I G K S
R03: 75, 1, 1, 9, 5, 9. Target: 700.
TTT: ICYCONGER - "Forget Alaska, this is the coldest state an American can find themselves in."
R04: N P M E O A S D E
R05: L R C O Q I R E I
R06: 75, 7, 6, 8, 3, 3. Target: 133.
R07: T T X O S A F O U
R08: M C B I E I R A P
R09: 100, 9, 10, 4, 8, 7. Target: 453.
TTT: MARKBEANS - "Mark's been eating beans all day, thank heavens he's at the back of the bobsleigh."
R10: T W R E I E Y G V
R11: H R T A M E T I F
R12: R S N I E U D C O
R13: T N R I C A E Z E
R14: 8, 7, 3, 5, 1, 4. Target: 825.
R15: T E L L I V I S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M N S E W A G E N

Phil: MENAGES (7)
Chris: MENAGES (7)
DC: NEWSMAN (7)
OT: GAMENES (7) MANEGES (7) NAGSMEN (7) NEWSMEN (7) SWAGMEN (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: S Y B O E I G K S

Phil: BOGEYS (6)
Chris: BOGEYS (6)
DC: BOYKIES (7)
OT: BIGOSES (7) BOYSIES (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 1, 1, 9, 5, 9. Target: 700.

Phil: 700. (75 - 5) x (9 + 1) (10)
Chris: 700. (75 - 5) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ICYCONGER -> CRYOGENIC

Round 4: N P M E O A S D E

Phil: POMADES (7)
Chris: POMADES (7)
DC: DAMPENS (7) DAEMONS (7) DAPSONE (7)
OT: PEMOEDAS (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 32)

Round 5: L R C O Q I R E I

Phil: RECOIL (6)
Chris: RECOIL (6)
OT: CORRIE (6) OILIER (6)
Score: 36–36 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 7, 6, 8, 3, 3. Target: 133.

Phil: 133. (8 x 7) + (6 / 3) + 75 (10)
Chris: 133. ((75 - 7) x (8 - 6)) - 3 (10)
Score: 46–46 (max 48)

Jeremy talks about "the accidental president of Sierra Leone".

Round 7: T T X O S A F O U

Phil: OUTFOX (6)
Chris: TOAST (5)
DC: STOUT (5) FATSO (5) outfast OUTSAT (6)
Score: 52–46 (max 54)

Round 8: M C B I E I R A P

Phil: CAMPIER (7)
Chris: apiece
OT: EMPIRIC (7)
Score: 59–46 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 9, 10, 4, 8, 7. Target: 453.

Phil: 448.
Chris: 455. (4 x 100) + (7 x 8) - (10 - 9) (7)
RR: 453. ((100 x 9) / (8 / 4)) + 10 - 7 (10)
Score: 59–53 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: MARKBEANS -> BRAKESMAN

Round 10: T W R E I E Y G V

Phil: GRIEVE (6)
Chris: VERITY (6)
DC: REVIEW (6) VIEWER (6)
OT: GRIVET (6) REGIVE (6) VERITE (6)
Score: 65–59 (max 77)

Round 11: H R T A M E T I F

Phil: FATTIER (7)
Chris: FATHER (6)
OT: MARTITE (7) MITRATE (7) RATHITE (7) THERMIT (7)
Score: 72–59 (max 84)

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

Round 12: R S N I E U D C O

Phil: CRUISED (7)
Chris: unscored
DC: INDUCERS (8) INSOURCED (18)
Score: 79–59 (max 102)

Round 13: T N R I C A E Z E

Phil: CREATINE (8)
Chris: CERTAIN (7)
DC: NECTARIZE (18)
Score: 87–59 (max 120)

Round 14: 8, 7, 3, 5, 1, 4. Target: 825.

Phil: 834. Mistake in working.
Chris: 821. Mistake in working.
RR: 825. (8 + 7) x ((3 x 4) - 1) x 5 (10)
Score: 87–59 (max 130)

Round 15: T E L L I V I S E

Phil buzzes on 17 seconds to say LIVELIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 97–59 (max 140)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 9

Chris:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 5

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