Thursday 26th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 61)

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Thursday 26th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:27 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 26 March 2020.

C1: Champion Mike Nevins (2 wins, 72+ points.) A retired teacher from Preston, but originally from Newcastle upon Tyne.
C2: Challenger Faye Montgomery. A financial accounting manager from Solihull, West Midlands. She played in the 5th round of the Women's FA Cup against Everton, for a team that played in Birmingham (wasn't mentioned which one). She also played for Warwickshire in the final of the National Crown Green Bowls tournament.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R E T W C O P M I
R02: L S N U A I K T O
R03: 25, 1, 7, 7, 6, 10. Target: 643.
TTT: GINTRIFLE - "News began coming through about the coffee making process."
R04: C R M E A I Y D V
R05: S E R M N A Y O R
R06: 75, 4, 8, 1, 3, 5. Target: 358.
R07: T I Q T T U E W S
R08: D N T A E O S N A
R09: 50, 10, 6, 2, 10, 8. Target: 736.
TTT: PICKSHREW - "It's not a cedilla, but it is at the bottom of the sea."
R10: T H G I O U P N E
R11: N I H M O D R I E
R12: C L B A I O E V D
R13: S G A D E R F A P
R14: 100, 10, 10, 2, 5, 3. Target: 560.
R15: N E I G H R I S K (conundrum)


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Round 1: R E T W C O P M I

Mike: COPTER (6)
Faye: POWER (5)
DC: TROPIC (6) COWRIE (6)
OT: COMERIT (7) COPRIME (7) METOPIC (7) MORTICE (7) PROTEIC (7) TROPEIC (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: L S N U A I K T O

Mike: SULTAN (6)
Faye: SULTAN (6)
DC: OUTSAIL (7)
OT: LUTINOS (7) OUTLAIN (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 1, 7, 7, 6, 10. Target: 643.

Mike: -
Faye: -
RR: 643. ((((7 - 1) x 6) - 10) x 25) - 7 (10)
Score: 12–6 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GINTRIFLE -> FILTERING

Round 4: C R M E A I Y D V

Mike: CRAVED (6)
Faye: CRAVED (6)
DC: CREAMY (6) DREAMY (6) MEDIACY (7)
OT: MEDIVAC (7)
Score: 18–12 (max 31)

Round 5: S E R M N A Y O R

Mike: MOANERS (7)
Faye: MOANERS (7)
DC: ROSEMARY (8)
OT: RANSOMER (8) ROMNEYAS (8)
Score: 25–19 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 4, 8, 1, 3, 5. Target: 358.

Mike: -
Faye: -
RR: 358. ((75 - 4 - 1) x 5) + 8 (10)
Score: 25–19 (max 49)

Mark talks about "The Death Match" that took place in Kiev, Ukraine during World War II.

Round 7: T I Q T T U E W S

Mike: WEST (4)
Faye: QUIET (5)
DC: QUIETS (6) TUTTIS (6)
OT: WETSUIT (7)
Score: 25–24 (max 56)

Round 8: D N T A E O S N A

Mike: SONATA (6)
Faye: TANNED (6)
DC: DONATES (7) ANDANTES (8)
Score: 31–30 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 10, 6, 2, 10, 8. Target: 736.

Mike: -
Faye: 738. ((6 + 8) x (50 + 2)) + 10 (7)
RR: 736. (50 - (8 / 2)) x (10 + 6) (10)
Score: 31–37 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: PICKSHREW -> SHIPWRECK

Round 10: T H G I O U P N E

Mike: POUTING (7)
Faye: POUTING (7)
DC: TOUGHIE (7)
OT: POUGHITE (8)
Score: 38–44 (max 82)

Round 11: N I H M O D R I E

Mike: HINDER (6)
Faye: REMIND (6)
DC: MIDIRON (7) HEIRDOM (7)
OT: DOMINIE (7) HOMINID (7) MINORED (7)
Score: 44–50 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "choc-a-block".

Round 12: C L B A I O E V D

Mike: BAILED (6)
Faye: CABLED (6)
DC: VOICED (6) CABILDO (7) VOIDABLE (8)
Score: 50–56 (max 97)

Round 13: S G A D E R F A P

Mike: PARADES (7)
Faye: PARADES (7)
DC: GRASPED (7) DEFRAGS (7)
OT: AGRAFES (7) PARAGES (7) SPARGED (7)
Score: 57–63 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 10, 10, 2, 5, 3. Target: 560.

Mike: 560. ((100 + 10) x 5) + 10 (10)
Faye: 560. ((5 x 10) + (2 x 3)) x 10 (10)
Score: 67–73 (max 114)

Round 15: N E I G H R I S K

Faye buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say SHRIEKING which is correct.
Final Score: 67–83 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Mike:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 2

Faye:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.5
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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