Monday 9th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 50)

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Monday 9th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 50)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:31 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 9 September 2019.

C1: Champion Sarah Delap (1 win, 78 points.) A marketing officer at Newcastle University from Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
C2: Challenger Dave Beresford. A retired man from Kimberley, Nottinghamshire. He's a volunteer lock-keeper with the Canal & River Trust.
DC: Susie Dent and Anneka Rice.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W D S U E T N O I
R02: M S A F E S I V D
R03: 25, 100, 3, 8, 7, 10. Target: 285.
TTT: FANNYHELP - "You may be able to buy 50% of Jill's thoughts with this."
R04: O P A T U R K I L
R05: R N W O E I N S A
R06: 25, 100, 3, 10, 1, 4. Target: 858.
R07: T A U I Z C D S N
R08: E L O A B C I R N
R09: 75, 100, 3, 4, 5, 9. Target: 117.
TTT: NOTINVINE - "Is it fabricated that this word has a mother called necessity?"
R10: L E V A P D O I M
R11: E A G S T O I R M
R12: E R T O R D E A M
R13: I L S G F U O A S
R14: 50, 100, 10, 7, 5, 3. Target: 198.
R15: D E N R I N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: W D S U E T N O I

Sarah: wisted
Dave: TONES (5)
DC: DOWNIEST (8)
OT: OUTWINDS (8) WIDEOUTS (8)
Score: 0–5 (max 8)

Round 2: M S A F E S I V D

Sarah: MISSED (6)
Dave: MASSIVE (7)
OT: ADEVISMS (8)
Score: 0–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 100, 3, 8, 7, 10. Target: 285.

Sarah: 285. (100 x 3) - 25 + 10 (10)
Dave: 285. (100 x 3) - (7 + 8) (10)
Score: 10–22 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: FANNYHELP -> HALFPENNY

Round 4: O P A T U R K I L

Sarah: PLAIT (5)
Dave: OPAL (4)
DC: TROUPIAL (8)
OT: POLITRUK (8)
Score: 15–22 (max 34)

Round 5: R N W O E I N S A

Sarah: WINNERS (7)
Dave: winers
DC: SNOWIER (7)
OT: NANOWIRES (18)
Score: 22–22 (max 52)

Round 6: 25, 100, 3, 10, 1, 4. Target: 858.

Sarah: -
Dave: -
RR: 858. (100 - 25 + 3) x (10 + 1) (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 62)

Anneka talks about going to Hong Kong when she was 19.

Round 7: T A U I Z C D S N

Sarah: SCANT (5)
Dave: NAUTICS (7)
DC: NUDIST (6) INDUCT (6) INDUCTS (7)
OT: UNICAST (7)
Score: 22–29 (max 69)

Round 8: E L O A B C I R N

Sarah: LOANER (6)
Dave: LOANER (6)
DC: CABRIOLE (8)
OT: ACROLEIN (8) COLINEAR (8) LONICERA (8)
Score: 28–35 (max 77)

Round 9: 75, 100, 3, 4, 5, 9. Target: 117.

Sarah: 117. 5 + 3 + 9 + 100 (10)
Dave: 117. 5 + 3 + 9 + 100 (10)
Score: 38–45 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: NOTINVINE -> INVENTION

Round 10: L E V A P D O I M

Sarah: MAILED (6)
Dave: POEM (4)
DC: IMPLODE (7) IMPALED (7)
OT: POLDAVIE (8)
Score: 44–45 (max 95)

Round 11: E A G S T O I R M

Sarah: MASTER (6)
Dave: metiors
DC: TRIAGES (7) MIRAGES (7) ATOMISER (8) AMORTISE (8) MAGISTER (8)
OT: ERGOTISM (8) MARIGOTS (8) MIGRATES (8) STERIGMA (8)
Score: 50–45 (max 103)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "police" and "cop".

Round 12: E R T O R D E A M

Sarah: DARTER (6)
Dave: METEOR (6)
DC: MODERATE (8) MORTARED (8)
OT: TREMORED (8)
Score: 56–51 (max 111)

Round 13: I L S G F U O A S

Sarah: FOSSIL (6)
Dave: lofas
DC: FUSILS (6)
OT: FOSSULA (7)
Score: 62–51 (max 118)

Round 14: 50, 100, 10, 7, 5, 3. Target: 198.

Sarah: 197. ((10 / 5) x 100) - 3 (7)
Dave: 197. Mistake in working.
RR: 198. (7 x 5) + 10 + 3 + 100 + 50 (10)
Score: 69–51 (max 128)

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

Dave buzzes on 7.25 seconds to say DERRINGER which is incorrect.
Sarah buzzes on 26 seconds to say RENDERING which is correct.
Final Score: 79–51 (max 138)

Statistics Corner

Sarah:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Dave:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 59
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 43
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 3.9
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
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