Tuesday 17th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 54)

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Tuesday 17th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 54)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 17 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (3 wins, 291 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Liam Donohue. A retired policeman and carer from Galway, Republic of Ireland. He likes watching GAA sports, particularly hurling.
DC: Susie Dent and Jo Brand.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M T C I P E R A B
R02: N S G U O W N A I
R03: 25, 5, 1, 6, 7, 2. Target: 553.
TTT: ORGANISTS - "The organists were late again for the church ceremony, and received several of these from the clergy."
R04: S M Y E A K G E O
R05: S D T A X E T U O
R06: 75, 3, 2, 7, 1, 8. Target: 361.
R07: D R Q I T U C O A
R08: E A I D S N E D R
R09: 100, 5, 8, 10, 4, 2. Target: 160.
TTT: CHEWONSAM - "She would chew on Sam's ears just for the sake of the cameras. That's reality for you!"
R10: A O I T S P E O R
R11: S T V E D U G A A
R12: L C E O R N I R U
R13: H D H E N A T I W
R14: 4, 8, 3, 6, 10, 3. Target: 308.
R15: D E E P T R E N D (conundrum)


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Round 1: M T C I P E R A B

Phil: PRIMATE (7)
Liam: PACIER (6)
DC: bramice
OT: CAMPIER (7) PARETIC (7) PICRATE (7) PREBAIT (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: N S G U O W N A I

Phil: SNOWING (7)
Liam: SOWING (6)
DC: wangous
OT: AWNINGS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 5, 1, 6, 7, 2. Target: 553.

Phil: 551.
Liam: 552. (((5 x 6) - 7 - 1) x 25) + 2 (7)
RR: 553. (((6 / 2) x 25) + 5 - 1) x 7 (10)
Score: 14–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ORGANISTS -> ROASTINGS

Round 4: S M Y E A K G E O

Phil: SMOKEY (6)
Liam: OMEGAS (6)
DC: GAYSOME (7)
OT: YOKEAGS (7)
Score: 20–13 (max 31)

Round 5: S D T A X E T U O

Phil: OUTDATES (8)
Liam: outtaxed
DC: toadaxe toadtuxes
Score: 28–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 3, 2, 7, 1, 8. Target: 361.

Phil: 361. ((8 - 3) x 75) - (2 x 7) (10)
Liam: 361. ((3 + 2) x 75) - (7 + 8 - 1) (10)
Score: 38–23 (max 49)

Jo talks about her charity walk from Hull to Liverpool in a week.

Round 7: D R Q I T U C O A

Phil: CAROTID (7)
Liam: CAROTID (7)
DC: AUDITOR (7)
OT: QUADRIC (7) QUARTIC (7)
Score: 45–30 (max 56)

Round 8: E A I D S N E D R

Phil: DRAINED (7)
Liam: DRAINED (7)
DC: dad NEARSIDE (8) SARDINED (8)
OT: ARSENIDE (8) DEADRISE (8) SIDEREAN (8)
Score: 52–37 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 5, 8, 10, 4, 2. Target: 160.

Phil: 160. 10 x 8 x 2 (10)
Liam: 160. ((8 - 2) x 10) + 100 (10)
Score: 62–47 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: CHEWONSAM -> SHOWMANCE

Round 10: A O I T S P E O R

Phil: PARTIES (7)
Liam: RIPOSTE (7)
DC: stairpoo TROOPIES (8)
OT: PASTORIE (8) SEPTORIA (8)
Score: 69–54 (max 82)

Round 11: S T V E D U G A A

Phil: SAVAGED (7)
Liam: GUSTED (6)
DC: agavest
OT: GATEAUS (7) VAGUEST (7)
Score: 76–54 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the nursery rhyme, "Three Blind Mice".

Round 12: L C E O R N I R U

Phil: CORNIER (7)
Liam: CORNIER (7)
DC: urineloc
OT: COURIER (7) CURLIER (7) LORINER (7) REINCUR (7)
Score: 83–61 (max 96)

Round 13: H D H E N A T I W

Phil: WHINED (6)
Liam: WAITED (6)
DC: DETAIN (6) WANTED (6)
OT: ADIENT (6) HENTAI (6) HINTED (6) THAWED (6) TIENDA (6) TWINED (6) WAHINE (6) WHIDAH (6) WHITED (6) WHITEN (6)
Score: 89–67 (max 102)

Round 14: 4, 8, 3, 6, 10, 3. Target: 308.

Phil: 308. (((3 / 3) + 4) x 6 x 10) + 8 (10)
Liam: 308. (8 x 4 x 10) - 6 - 3 - 3 (10)
Score: 99–77 (max 112)

Round 15: D E E P T R E N D

Liam buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say PRETENDED which is correct.
Final Score: 99–87 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Liam:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

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