Wednesday 25th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 60)

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Wednesday 25th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:37 am

Well, after yesterday's show was pulled, time to get back on track today. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 25 March 2020.

C1: Champion Mike Nevins (1 win, ? points.) A retired teacher from Preston, but originally from Newcastle upon Tyne. (All that is known about his match from yesterday was that he won by 3 points.)
C2: Challenger George Beach. An actor from London. He recently appeared on TV on a show called Killer Clergy, where he killed a woman as part of a reconstruction.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N A S G H I R T U
R02: C H O S G I E Q O
R03: 25, 6, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 810.
TTT: THROWDICE - "This bird sounds like its become a widow."
R04: R R A S I E T U Y
R05: M O B Z I T N A E
R06: 100, 3, 5, 10, 2, 6. Target: 324.
R07: T A N J E R P O D
R08: T C I X E I S R U
R09: 75, 8, 5, 1, 7, 7. Target: 681.
TTT: EMMASHYPE - "Don't go around with this, just get it off your chest."
R10: F D A C E A S N O
R11: V E L D T I R L A
R12: T F O B I O D E S
R13: G U L P E N R M A
R14: 100, 8, 6, 10, 4, 6. Target: 434.
R15: I L I N G U I S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N A S G H I R T U

Mike: RUSTING (7)
George: TRASHING (8)
DC: GUITARS (7) TARNISH (7) GARNISH (7)
OT: SHARTING (8) UNRIGHTS (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: C H O S G I E Q O

Mike: CHOOSE (6)
George: CHOOSE (6)
DC: choosie
OT: CHIGOES (7)
Score: 6–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 810.

Mike: 807.
George: 812. ((5 - 1) x 8 x 25) + 6 + 6 (7)
RR: 810. (8 - 6 + 25) x 5 x 6 (10)
Score: 6–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: THROWDICE -> DOWITCHER

Round 4: R R A S I E T U Y

Mike: RAREST (6)
George: ARREST (6)
DC: TARRIES (7) TREASURY (8)
Score: 12–27 (max 33)

Round 5: M O B Z I T N A E

Mike: bantem
George: ZOMBIE (6)
DC: BOTANIZE (8)
OT: MONAZITE (8)
Score: 12–33 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 3, 5, 10, 2, 6. Target: 324.

Mike: 322.
George: 323. (3 x 100) + 10 + 5 + 2 + 6 (7)
RR: 324. (2 + 6 + 100) x 3 (10)
Score: 12–40 (max 51)

Mark talks about the amazing facts about Japan's vending machines.

Round 7: T A N J E R P O D

Mike: PORTEND (7)
George: PANTED (6)
DC: PRONATED (8)
Score: 19–40 (max 59)

Round 8: T C I X E I S R U

Mike: CUTIES (6)
George: RUSTIC (6)
DC: CITIES (6) TRIXIES (7)
OT: CRUISIE (7) CRUSTIE (7) ERISTIC (7) ICTERUS (7) RECTIUS (7)
Score: 25–46 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 8, 5, 1, 7, 7. Target: 681.

Mike: 681. ((8 + 1) x 75) + 5 + (7 / 7) (10)
George: 682.
Score: 35–46 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: EMMASHYPE -> EMPHYSEMA

Round 10: F D A C E A S N O

Mike: ASCEND (6)
George: FACED (5)
DC: OCEANS (6) FACADES (7) DEACONS (7)
OT: ACNODES (7) CAFONES (7)
Score: 41–46 (max 83)

Round 11: V E L D T I R L A

Mike: DALLIER (7)
George: TRILLED (7)
DC: TRAILED (7) LITERAL (7) RIVALLED (8)
OT: TRIALLED (8)
Score: 48–53 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "just desserts" and "pudding".

Round 12: T F O B I O D E S

Mike: FOOTIES (7)
George: FOODIES (7)
DC: BOOTIES (7) FOOTBEDS (8)
OT: BOOFIEST (8)
Score: 55–60 (max 99)

Round 13: G U L P E N R M A

Mike: PLUNGER (7)
George: PLUNGER (7)
DC: EARPLUG (7) GLAMPER (7)
OT: GRANULE (7) GRAPNEL (7) GRAUPEL (7) LAMPERN (7) MANGLER (7) NUMERAL (7) PLAGUER (7) PLUMAGE (7) UNREGAL (7)
Score: 62–67 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 8, 6, 10, 4, 6. Target: 434.

Mike: 434. ((100 + 10) x 4) - 6 (10)
George: 438.
Score: 72–67 (max 116)

Round 15: I L I N G U I S T

George buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say INSULTING which is incorrect.
Mike does not buzz.
The answer, correctly answered in the audience by Series 67 octochamp Liam Shaw, was UTILISING.
Final Score: 72–67 (max 126)

Weird that the same conundrum (with the same scramble) appeared just a few weeks ago too.... :shock: :o :oops:

Statistics Corner

Mike:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 3

George:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 2

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