Thursday 19th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 56)

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Thursday 19th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 56)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:51 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 19 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (5 wins, 475 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Paul Barber. A charity volunteer from Worcester. He uses crutches, as he broke his back and also had 3 discs prolapse, but he still does walks for charity amongst other things.
DC: Susie Dent and Jo Brand.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W T R O D A L E I
R02: B S N U A E D T N
R03: 25, 8, 9, 5, 3, 2. Target: 562.
TTT: LENTMINCE - "Don't stay outside, Mr. Attlee, it's starting to rain."
R04: C N S I A O Q T E
R05: D C S U T O R E A
R06: 50, 7, 6, 1, 2, 5. Target: 278.
R07: V S R I W E R A I
R08: D P N U O E P R T
R09: 100, 4, 9, 1, 1, 9. Target: 476.
TTT: SOURDUNCE - "The newspaper ran a story about a ketchup ban, but they were not sure where it came from."
R10: D P V I A O G L S
R11: H M D E B U N I E
R12: K G C O A I S M S
R13: T R C E T O L U A
R14: 100, 3, 6, 5, 1, 6. Target: 887.
R15: R E C L I N E T V (conundrum)


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Round 1: W T R O D A L E I

Phil: TRAILED (7)
Paul: TRAILED (7)
DC: earwilt DILATOR (7) IDOLATER (8)
OT: LEADWORT (8) TAILORED (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: B S N U A E D T N

Phil: STUNNED (7)
Paul: BASED (5)
DC: beansuds SUBDEAN (7) UNBENDS (7)
OT: BUNNETS (7) DUENNAS (7) DUNNEST (7) NUNATED (7) STANNED (7) SUBTEND (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 8, 9, 5, 3, 2. Target: 562.

Phil: 566. Mistake in working.
Paul: -
RR: 562. (((25 x 3) - 5) x 8) + 2 (10)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LENTMINCE -> INCLEMENT

Round 4: C N S I A O Q T E

Phil: SONICATE (8)
Paul: STANCE (6)
DC: CASEIN (6)
OT: ACETOINS (8) ACONITES (8) CANOEIST (8)
Score: 22–7 (max 33)

Round 5: D C S U T O R E A

Phil: OUTDARES (8)
Paul: SCOUTED (7)
DC: custerad CUSTARD (7) CROUSTADE (18) EDUCATORS (18)
Score: 30–7 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 7, 6, 1, 2, 5. Target: 278.

Phil: 278. ((6 - 2) x 7) + (50 x 5) (10)
Paul: 279.
Score: 40–7 (max 61)

Jo talks about some interesting new words that have recently entered the dictionary.

Round 7: V S R I W E R A I

Phil: RIVIERAS (8)
Paul: WAIVERS (7)
OT: AIRVIEWS (8)
Score: 48–7 (max 69)

Round 8: D P N U O E P R T

Phil: POUNDER (7)
Paul: POUTER (6)
DC: poundpert PORTEND (7)
OT: PROPEND (7) PROTEND (7) PRUDENT (7) PRUNTED (7) UNPOPED (7) UNROPED (7) UPTREND (7)
Score: 55–7 (max 76)

Round 9: 100, 4, 9, 1, 1, 9. Target: 476.

Phil: 476. (9 + 9 + 1 + 100) x 4 (10)
Paul: 481.
Score: 65–7 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: SOURDUNCE -> UNSOURCED

Round 10: D P V I A O G L S

Phil: SOLID (5)
Paul: GOADS (5)
DC: LAPDOGS (7)
OT: POLDAVIS (8)
Score: 70–12 (max 94)

Round 11: H M D E B U N I E

Phil: DEMINE (6)
Paul: BEHIND (6)
DC: bumdeen
OT: INHUMED (7) MEHENDI (7)
Score: 76–18 (max 101)

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

Round 12: K G C O A I S M S

Phil: MOSAICS (7)
Paul: AMISS (5)
DC: gokmas IMAGOS (6)
Score: 83–18 (max 108)

Round 13: T R C E T O L U A

Phil: CLUTTER (7)
Paul: CLUTTER (7)
DC: CLATTER (7) COULTER (7) toecult
OT: CULTRATE (8)
Score: 90–25 (max 116)

Round 14: 100, 3, 6, 5, 1, 6. Target: 887.

Phil: 888. (3 + 5) x (6 + 6 - 1 + 100) (7)
Paul: 888. ((6 + 3) x 100) - (6 + 1 + 5) (7)
RR: 887. ((((3 + 5) x 6) + 100) x 6) - 1 (10)
Score: 97–32 (max 126)

Round 15: R E C L I N E T V

Paul buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say VENTRICLE which is correct.
Final Score: 97–42 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

Paul:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 1

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