Monday 3rd October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 54)

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Monday 3rd October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 54)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:46 am

Countdown recap for Monday 3 October 2016.

C1: Champion Lucy Westwood (1 win, 100 points.) A domestic violence advisor from Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
C2: Challenger Ikenna Oguguo. A personal assistant from Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. He's a member of the St. Mary's Scottish Church Choir, and was also involved in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T L D U E A F S E
R02: L T P U A E N G O
R03: 75, 100, 5, 9, 7, 5. Target: 430.
TTT: STUNBELT - "Maybe James isn't the sharpest tool in the box."
R04: B R M I O E S P S
R05: R K Y A U I S N A
R06: 75, 100, 5, 10, 4, 7. Target: 122.
R07: S V D A E O W X M
R08: R H M D E I O M L
R09: 1, 8, 7, 2, 5, 9. Target: 928.
TTT: THINSEAS - "This is a lovely word; in fact, it's blooming marvellous."
R10: R N L E I A E J N
R11: T R L I A E T S O
R12: N P R Z E A E R C
R13: T H N U E I Q R O
R14: 75, 10, 6, 2, 10, 1. Target: 404.
R15: S E T R E C I P E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T L D U E A F S E

Lucy: FEASTED (7)
Ikenna: SALUTED (7)
DC: DEFAULTS (8) FAULTED (7) SULFATE (7)
OT: DEFLATES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: L T P U A E N G O

Lucy: OUTAGE (6)
Ikenna: PLUNGE (6)
DC: TONGUE (6) TANGELO (7)
OT: APOLUNE (7) AUTOPEN (7) LANGUET (7) NEPOTAL (7) OPULENT (7) OUTLEAP (7) PANTLEG (7) PETALON (7) POLENTA (7) PONTAGE (7) UNPLEAT (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 100, 5, 9, 7, 5. Target: 430.

Lucy: 432.
Ikenna: 430. (5 x 100) - 75 + 5 (10)
Score: 13–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: STUNBELT -> BLUNTEST

Round 4: B R M I O E S P S

Lucy: MOSSIER (7)
Ikenna: PROMISES (8)
DC: BOSSIER (7)
Score: 13–31 (max 33)

Round 5: R K Y A U I S N A

Lucy: SNARKY (6)
Ikenna: SNARKY (6)
DC: SAURIAN (7) SUNRAY (6)
OT: KINARAS (7) NAYIKAS (7) RAKIYAS (7) UAKARIS (7)
Score: 19–37 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 100, 5, 10, 4, 7. Target: 122.

Lucy: 122. 100 + 10 + 5 + 7 (10)
Ikenna: 122. (10 x 4) + 7 + 75 (10)
Score: 29–47 (max 50)

Pam recites a poem about a man who believed he could fly. :P

Round 7: S V D A E O W X M

Lucy: MOWED (5)
Ikenna: MOVED (5)
DC: MEADOW (6) MEADOWS (7)
Score: 34–52 (max 57)

Round 8: R H M D E I O M L

Lucy: RIMMED (6)
Ikenna: RIMMED (6)
DC: DIMMER (6) HEIRDOM (7)
OT: MOHELIM (7)
Score: 40–58 (max 64)

Round 9: 1, 8, 7, 2, 5, 9. Target: 928.

Lucy: -
Ikenna: -
RR: 928. ((7 x 9) - 5) x 2 x 8 (10)
Score: 40–58 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: THINSEAS -> ANTHESIS

Round 10: R N L E I A E J N

Lucy: JAILER (6)
Ikenna: lannier
DC: LANNER (6) LEANER (6)
OT: INJERA (6) LARNIE (6) LIERNE (6) LINEAR (6) NAILER (6) NARINE (6) NERINE (6) RANINE (6) RELINE (6) RINNAL (6) RINNEL (6)
Score: 46–58 (max 80)

Round 11: T R L I A E T S O

Lucy: toilets (declared as 6)
Ikenna: TOTALISER (18)
OT: ARISTOTLE (18)
Score: 46–76 (max 98)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of some drinking words.

Round 12: N P R Z E A E R C

Lucy: PACER (5)
Ikenna: PRANCER (7)
OT: PARCENER (8)
Score: 46–83 (max 106)

Round 13: T H N U E I Q R O

Lucy: QUOTER (6)
Ikenna: TORQUE (6)
DC: HUNTER (6) QUIET (5) ROUTINE (7)
OT: QUITERON (8) REQUINTO (8)
Score: 52–89 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 10, 6, 2, 10, 1. Target: 404.

Lucy: 404. ((10 x 10) + 1) x (6 - 2) (10)
Ikenna: 404. ((10 x 10) + 1) x (6 - 2) (10)
Score: 62–99 (max 124)

Round 15: S E T R E C I P E

Ikenna buzzes on 10 seconds to say CREEPIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 62–109 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Lucy:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 3

Ikenna:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
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