Wednesday 18th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 55)

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Wednesday 18th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 55)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 18 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (4 wins, 390 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Barry French. A musician from Leicester. He plays the drums, and also likes playing on the GB9 pool tour, as well as being an amateur snooker player.
DC: Susie Dent and Jo Brand.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C R N O T E R I U
R02: A I O S F L M E V
R03: 25, 8, 4, 3, 8, 6. Target: 783.
TTT: INAMEBOAT - "One of Rachel's numbers contains an explosive and I detest it."
R04: A U I B T L R E O
R05: L F S I N A O C E
R06: 100, 50, 5, 6, 7, 10. Target: 650.
R07: M P Z U N O W A E
R08: A U O D S C P I K
R09: 9, 7, 4, 6, 6, 5. Target: 476.
TTT: LEARNABIT - "He's got a bit to learn, but I reckon we can get him up to speed."
R10: A E A P Y H G U E
R11: R G D I S E Y O H
R12: A E I D S T R G A
R13: M T N E X A R E O
R14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 9. Target: 499.
R15: M O O N H E W E R (conundrum)


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

Phil: COUNTER (7)
Barry: CORNIER (7)
DC: cronerut COURTIER (8) TROUNCER (8) NEUROTIC (8)
OT: OUTCRIER (8) ROUTINER (8) TRICORNE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: A I O S F L M E V

Phil: FLAMES (6)
Barry: OLIVES (6)
DC: OVALISE (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 8, 4, 3, 8, 6. Target: 783.

Phil: 783. (25 x 8 x 4) - (8 + 6 + 3) (10)
Barry: 783. (25 x 8 x 4) - (8 + 6 + 3) (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: INAMEBOAT -> ABOMINATE

Round 4: A U I B T L R E O

Phil: BLOATER (7)
Barry: BLOATER (7)
DC: ORBITALE (8)
OT: ROUTABLE (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 33)

Round 5: L F S I N A O C E

Phil: FINALES (7)
Barry: FOCALISE (8)
Score: 30–38 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 50, 5, 6, 7, 10. Target: 650.

Phil: 650. (100 x 6) + 50 (10)
Barry: 650. (100 x 6) + 50 (10)
Score: 40–48 (max 51)

Jo talks about words that are normally used gender specifically.

Round 7: M P Z U N O W A E

Phil: MOPANE (6)
Barry: WEAPON (6)
DC: PNEUMA (6)
OT: ZAMPONE (7)
Score: 46–54 (max 58)

Round 8: A U O D S C P I K

Phil: OKAPIS (6)
Barry: PICKS (5)
DC: sockdip
OT: ADIPOUS (7) PADOUKS (7) PICUDAS (7) SCIAPOD (7) SKIAPOD (7)
Score: 52–54 (max 65)

Round 9: 9, 7, 4, 6, 6, 5. Target: 476.

Phil: 475. Mistake in working.
Barry: -
RR: 476. (6 + 6 + 5) x 7 x 4 (10)
Score: 52–54 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: LEARNABIT -> TRAINABLE

Round 10: A E A P Y H G U E

Phil: PHAGE (5)
Barry: HYPE (4)
DC: hagpay
OT: AGAPE (5) AGUEY (5) AHEAP (5) PAYEE (5) PEAGE (5)
Score: 57–54 (max 80)

Round 11: R G D I S E Y O H

Phil: HORDES (6)
Barry: SHORED (6)
DC: GREYISH (7) HOSIERY (7)
OT: HEROIDS (7) OGREISH (7)
Score: 63–60 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the nursery rhyme "Sing A Song Of Sixpence".

Round 12: A E I D S T R G A

Phil: GRADATES (8)
Barry: TRIAGES (7)
OT: AGARISED (8) AGATISED (8) DATARIES (8) RADIATES (8)
Score: 71–60 (max 95)

Round 13: M T N E X A R E O

Phil: MONTERA (7)
Barry: MENTOR (6)
DC: AXONEME (7)
OT: EXTREMA (7) REMANET (7) REMEANT (7)
Score: 78–60 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 9. Target: 499.

Phil: 500. (100 / 25) x (50 + 75) (7)
Barry: 500. (75 x 6) + 50 (7)
RR: 499. (75 x 9) - ((100 / 25) x (50 - 6)) (10)
Score: 85–67 (max 112)

Round 15: M O O N H E W E R

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly answered in the audience by Norman the vicar, was HOMEOWNER.
Final Score: 85–67 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Barry:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

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