Thursday 2nd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 66)

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Thursday 2nd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 66)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 2 April 2020.

C1: Champion Daniel Krigers (1 win, 95 points.) A solicitor from Huddersfield, but has Latvian heritage.
C2: Challenger John Heckford. A retired driving instructor from Child Okeford, Dorset. He used to teach soldiers how to drive, as army recruits need to pass their driving tests to enter the army.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L Y S U C E O M N
R02: Q C T I A H E R I
R03: 75, 8, 5, 7, 4, 10. Target: 949.
TTT: WASHBOOTS - "As an apprentice, he would wash the boots of the players, now all he does is grandstand his talents."
R04: D T S O U A L O R
R05: M E W C T I A N O
R06: 50, 4, 7, 10, 9, 8. Target: 978.
R07: S B R E F V I A T
R08: R L S U I O G A I
R09: 100, 1, 6, 2, 7, 10. Target: 328.
TTT: SPORTFINS - "The extreme cold causes damage to parts of his chest area."
R10: D N E I L G A S P
R11: R T M O U C N E A
R12: H S D E I A T F O
R13: P T I E T M U A S
R14: 50, 5, 10, 8, 10, 2. Target: 999.
R15: B I R D C E D E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: L Y S U C E O M N

Daniel: SOLEMN (6)
John: COLUMNS (7)
DC: LEMONS (6) COMELY (6) UNCOMELY (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: Q C T I A H E R I

Daniel: richer
John: CHART (5)
DC: HEART (5) EARTH (5) ACHIER (6)
OT: HIERATIC (8)
Score: 0–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 8, 5, 7, 4, 10. Target: 949.

Daniel: -
John: 948. ((7 + 5) x 75) + (4 x 10) + 8 (7)
RR: 949. (75 - ((10 + 4) / 7)) x (8 + 5) (10)
Score: 0–19 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: WASHBOOTS -> SHOWBOATS

Round 4: D T S O U A L O R

Daniel: SOLAR (5)
John: ROUTS (5)
DC: OUTSOLD (7) DOLOUR (6)
OT: DASTOOR (7) OUTSOAR (7) ROTULAS (7)
Score: 5–24 (max 33)

Round 5: M E W C T I A N O

Daniel: CAMOE (5)
John: CANT (4)
DC: TIME (4) WINE (4) ACONITE (7) MACONITE (8)
OT: NOEMATIC (8)
Score: 10–24 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 4, 7, 10, 9, 8. Target: 978.

Daniel: 978. ((10 + 9) x 50) + (7 x 4) (10)
John: -
Score: 20–24 (max 51)

Richard talks about the time that he tried to hide his smoking habit from his wife, Judy.

Round 7: S B R E F V I A T

Daniel: VIBRATES (8)
John: BRAVEST (7)
Score: 28–24 (max 59)

Round 8: R L S U I O G A I

Daniel: SUGAR (5)
John: SUGAR (5)
DC: LAIRS (5) GIAOURS (7)
OT: OLIGURIA (8)
Score: 33–29 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 1, 6, 2, 7, 10. Target: 328.

Daniel: 329. ((100 + 10) x (6 / 2)) - 1 (7)
John: 329. Mistake in working.
RR: 328. ((2 + 1) x (100 + 6)) + 10 (10)
Score: 40–29 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: SPORTFINS -> FROSTNIPS

Round 10: D N E I L G A S P

Daniel: PLEADINGS (18)
John: PLEADING (8)
Score: 58–29 (max 95)

Round 11: R T M O U C N E A

Daniel: COUNTER (7)
John: courtmen
DC: MUCRONATE (18)
OT: ANORECTUM (18)
Score: 65–29 (max 113)

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

Round 12: H S D E I A T F O

Daniel: SHIFTED (7)
John: FOISTED (7)
DC: TOADFISH (8)
OT: SOFTHEAD (8)
Score: 72–36 (max 121)

Round 13: P T I E T M U A S

Daniel: IMPUTES (7)
John: uptimes (also declared as 8)
DC: UPTIME (6) TAPETUMS (8)
Score: 79–36 (max 129)

Round 14: 50, 5, 10, 8, 10, 2. Target: 999.

Daniel: 999. Mistake in working.
John: 1000. 50 x 10 x 2 (7)
RR: 999. (50 x (10 + 10)) - (8 - 5 - 2) (10)
Score: 79–43 (max 139)

Round 15: B I R D C E D E S

No one buzzes. The answer, solved in the audience by Series 77 octochamp James Kennedy (with me making a "thoughtful" cameo too :P ), was DESCRIBED.
Final Score: 79–43 (max 149)

Statistics Corner

Daniel:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 43
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 42
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 0

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