Friday 3rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 67)

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Friday 3rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:10 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 3 April 2020.

C1: Champion Daniel Krigers (2 wins, 174 points.) A solicitor from Huddersfield, but has Latvian heritage.
C2: Challenger Sean McCarthy. A forumite and part-time maths tutor from London. He is currently taking a football coaching course, and would like to coach his local team back in Japan, where his grandparents come from.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D P G E I N R U C
R02: W D R N A E O S K
R03: 100, 5, 10, 5, 4, 6. Target: 279.
TTT: SOOPTIMAL - "These dogs sound like their waste contains a lot of nighttime drinks."
R04: Y T F G I A I E T
R05: N C X U A M S O I
R06: 100, 25, 50, 2, 9, 7. Target: 460.
R07: P E A T S W L I E
R08: T J S T I U O L A
R09: 25, 2, 5, 10, 7, 1. Target: 440.
TTT: AGENTEURO - "She took an agent with her on her European tour, plus a whole host of hangers on."
R10: T S D M E I O A R
R11: Z E I C R U Y D R
R12: T P C A O I M A H
R13: C O A N M V O G E
R14: 100, 25, 50, 5, 9, 2. Target: 388.
R15: N O N G U I L T I (conundrum)


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Round 1: D P G E I N R U C

Daniel: CRINGED (7)
Sean: UNPRICED (8)
DC: CRINGE (6) REDUCING (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: W D R N A E O S K

Daniel: WANDERS (7)
Sean: WANDERS (7)
DC: SWORN (5) SWORD (5) WAKES (5) WARDENS (7) DARKENS (7)
OT: ADROWSE (7) DOWNERS (7) KNOWERS (7) ONWARDS (7) REDAWNS (7) REDOWAS (7) REKNOWS (7) SNARKED (7) SWANKED (7) SWANKER (7) WANKERS (7) WOADERS (7) WONDERS (7)
Score: 7–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 5, 10, 5, 4, 6. Target: 279.

Daniel: 274. Mistake in working.
Sean: -
RR: 279. (((6 x 10) - 5) x 5) + 4 (10)
Score: 7–15 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SOOPTIMAL -> MALTIPOOS

Round 4: Y T F G I A I E T

Daniel: FATTY (5)
Sean: FATTY (5)
DC: GAIETY (6)
Score: 12–20 (max 31)

Round 5: N C X U A M S O I

Daniel: MUSIC (5)
Sean: AXIOMS (6)
DC: CASINO (6) MANIOCS (7)
OT: MANICOUS (8)
Score: 12–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 25, 50, 2, 9, 7. Target: 460.

Daniel: 459. (9 x 50) + 2 + 7 (7)
Sean: 459. (9 x 50) + 2 + 7 (7)
RR: 460. ((100 - 25 - 9) x 7) - 2 (10)
Score: 19–33 (max 49)

Richard talks about the differences between writing for newspapers and writing novels, and his failed dream of being a cartoonist.

Round 7: P E A T S W L I E

Daniel: STAPLE (6)
Sean: PLATES (6)
DC: PLEATS (6) EPILATES (8)
OT: PETALWISE (18)
Score: 25–39 (max 67)

Round 8: T J S T I U O L A

Daniel: OUTLAST (7)
Sean: OUTSAIL (7)
OT: ALTOIST (7) AUTOIST (7) SALOTTI (7)
Score: 32–46 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 2, 5, 10, 7, 1. Target: 440.

Daniel: 440. (((7 x 2) + 5 - 1) x 25) - 10 (10)
Sean: 440. ((10 + 7 + 1) x 25) - (2 x 5) (10)
Score: 42–56 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: AGENTEURO -> ENTOURAGE

Round 10: T S D M E I O A R

Daniel: MARDIEST (8)
Sean: AMORTISED (18)
DC: MERITS (6) MEDIATORS (18)
Score: 42–74 (max 102)

Round 11: Z E I C R U Y D R

Daniel: CRUDER (6)
Sean: CURRIED (7)
Score: 42–81 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "jiggery-pokery".

Round 12: T P C A O I M A H

Daniel: IMPACT (6)
Sean: CAPITAO (7)
DC: TAPIOCA (7)
OT: APOMICT (7) CHAPATI (7) PICOTAH (7) POTAMIC (7)
Score: 42–88 (max 116)

Round 13: C O A N M V O G E

Daniel: MANGE (5)
Sean: MOAN (4)
DC: COVEN (5) MAVEN (5)
OT: GEONOMA (7)
Score: 47–88 (max 123)

Round 14: 100, 25, 50, 5, 9, 2. Target: 388.

Daniel: 391. (100 x 5) - (50 x 2) - 9 (7)
Sean: 385. (50 + 25 + 2) x 5 (7)
RR: 388. ((50 + 2) x 9) - 5 - (100 - 25) (10)
Score: 54–95 (max 133)

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

Daniel buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say OUTLINING which is correct.
Final Score: 64–95 (max 143)

Well, after being 4 months behind at one stage, I'm finally back up-to-date with the recaps, having done nearly 100 of them in the last few weeks :!: :!: :!: 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Daniel:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 4

Sean:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
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