Friday 20th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 57)

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Friday 20th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 57)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 20 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (6 wins, 572 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Thomas Fairfield. A retired administrator from Belfast. He loves football, and was actually a referee, and reached professional level as an assistant referee, which included taking part in a Europa League match at the San Siro between AC Milan and Wolfsburg.
DC: Susie Dent and Jo Brand.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C Y R I T A M E I
R02: G L F U E N H O N
R03: 75, 1, 7, 10, 3, 6. Target: 606.
TTT: TOPGEARPA - "I've got this idea about a really good entrance to my house, I'll spread it around."
R04: R M T A I E S X O
R05: M T B U P A I F A
R06: 75, 25, 7, 9, 6, 3. Target: 519.
R07: C P R O Z E S A O
R08: N S L U I E R N S
R09: 25, 6, 1, 6, 7, 4. Target: 745.
TTT: SCOUTFAIL - "A Boy Scout would probably fail to cook this dessert, it needs a proper chef."
R10: N T S O A E T V U
R11: W K N I T O E D A
R12: O I E T R T L G A
R13: D L C U V E A S E
R14: 100, 25, 9, 7, 3, 5. Target: 600.
R15: G R E E N D I R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: C Y R I T A M E I

Phil: METRIC (6)
Thomas: CREAM (5)
DC: icytime AIRTIME (7)
OT: AMIRITE (7) MICRITE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: G L F U E N H O N

Phil: LOUNGE (6)
Thomas: GLUE (4)
DC: fughole FUNNEL (6) ENOUGH (6)
OT: ENGULF (6) GUENON (6) GUNNEL (6) GUNNLE (6) HOGNEL (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 1, 7, 10, 3, 6. Target: 606.

Phil: 606. ((1 + 7) x 75) + 6 (10)
Thomas: 601.
Score: 22–0 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: TOPGEARPA -> PROPAGATE

Round 4: R M T A I E S X O

Phil: AMORTISE (8)
Thomas: STREAM (6)
DC: tasermix
OT: ATOMISER (8) MATRIXES (8) MOTRIXES (8)
Score: 30–0 (max 31)

Round 5: M T B U P A I F A

Phil: AMBIT (5)
Thomas: abait
DC: BITMAP (6)
OT: MATAPI (6)
Score: 35–0 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 25, 7, 9, 6, 3. Target: 519.

Phil: 519. (75 x 7) - 6 (10)
Thomas: 519. (75 x 7) - 6 (10)
Score: 45–10 (max 47)

Jo talks about a few drawbacks of being a parent.

Round 7: C P R O Z E S A O

Phil: COOPERS (7)
Thomas: CRAZES (6)
DC: pancreaszoo
OT: SCOOPER (7)
Score: 52–10 (max 54)

Round 8: N S L U I E R N S

Phil: INSURES (7)
Thomas: SINNERS (7)
DC: SUNNIER (7) SUNRISE (7)
OT: NEURINS (7) NURSIES (7) NURSLES (7) RENSILS (7) RINNELS (7) RUNLESS (7) RUNNELS (7) SILENUS (7) SUNNIES (7) UNLINES (7) UNREINS (7) UNRISEN (7)
Score: 59–17 (max 61)

Round 9: 25, 6, 1, 6, 7, 4. Target: 745.

Phil: 746. ((6 - 1) x 6 x 25) - 4 (7)
Thomas: 744. Mistake in working.
RR: 745. ((25 x 6) - 1) x (4 + 7 - 6) (10)
Score: 66–17 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: SCOUTFAIL -> CLAFOUTIS

Round 10: N T S O A E T V U

Phil: NOTATES (7)
Thomas: TOAST (5)
DC: snottea TETANUS (7)
OT: ATTUNES (7) NATTOUS (7) NOVATES (7) NUTATES (7) OUTSENT (7) SOUTANE (7) TAUTENS (7) TENUTOS (7)
Score: 73–17 (max 78)

Round 11: W K N I T O E D A

Phil: DATION (6)
Thomas: WAITED (6)
DC: TAKEDOWN (8)
Score: 79–23 (max 86)

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

Round 12: O I E T R T L G A

Phil: GLITTER (7)
Thomas: LOITER (6)
DC: gloatrite
OT: AGLITTER (8)
Score: 86–23 (max 94)

Round 13: D L C U V E A S E

Phil: vascule
Thomas: CEASED (6)
DC: DEVALUES (8)
Score: 86–29 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 25, 9, 7, 3, 5. Target: 600.

Phil: 600. (9 - 3) x 100 (10)
Thomas: 600. (9 - 3) x 100 (10)
Score: 96–39 (max 112)

Round 15: G R E E N D I R T

Thomas buzzes on 26.75 seconds to say DETERGENT which is incorrect.
Phil buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say INTEGERED which is incorrect.
The answer was DETERRING.
Final Score: 96–39 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 8

Thomas:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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