Monday 14th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 82)

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Monday 14th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 82)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:16 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 14 November 2016.

C1: Champion Doug Roberts (2 wins, 172 points.) A children's entertainer from Sompting, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Arnaud Blanche. An IT consultant originally from Bordeaux, France, but now living in London. His hobby is creating word game apps for smartphones.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G P E A D L O E I
R02: N S A O T A L N E
R03: 3, 6, 9, 5, 3, 1. Target: 987.
TTT: JETSKIER - "His length of meat moves very erratically."
R04: D A C R O A T B I
R05: A E R G U R V T E
R06: 75, 6, 3, 9, 5, 10. Target: 823.
R07: R D Q I U O E N I
R08: T A S F I U R O P
R09: 9, 3, 7, 10, 4, 9. Target: 445.
TTT: BLAMESIT - "He has an upset stomach and blames it on these."
R10: V E I T X A U D T
R11: M Y J S I E U M A
R12: S M O E L S I A P
R13: L W F U I T O R N
R14: 75, 100, 10, 6, 4, 1. Target: 452.
R15: U S E D P E A R L (conundrum)


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Round 1: G P E A D L O E I

Doug: PAGED (5)
Arnaud: PLEAD (5)
DC: EAGLE (5) PEDALO (6) PELAGE (6) ELOPED (6)
OT: EPIGEAL (7) GALIPEE (7) GEOIDAL (7) PELOIDE (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: N S A O T A L N E

Doug: STOLEN (6)
Arnaud: TALONS (6)
DC: NEONATAL (8)
Score: 11–11 (max 15)

Round 3: 3, 6, 9, 5, 3, 1. Target: 987.

Doug: -
Arnaud: -
RR: 990. (7)
OT: 990. (9 + 3 - 1) x 6 x 5 x 3 (7)
Score: 11–11 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: JETSKIER -> JERKIEST

Round 4: D A C R O A T B I

Doug: ACROBAT (7)
Arnaud: BROAD (5)
DC: ABDICATOR (18)
Score: 18–11 (max 40)

Round 5: A E R G U R V T E

Doug: GREATER (7)
Arnaud: VAGUER (6)
DC: GRAVURE (7)
OT: REARGUE (7) REGRATE (7) REGRAVE (7)
Score: 25–11 (max 47)

Round 6: 75, 6, 3, 9, 5, 10. Target: 823.

Doug: 823. ((6 + 5) x 75) - (9 + 3 - 10) (10)
Arnaud: 822.
Score: 35–11 (max 57)

Margaret talks about the World Athletics Championships for people of an advanced age.

Round 7: R D Q I U O E N I

Doug: INQUIRED (8)
Arnaud: INQUIRED (8)
Score: 43–19 (max 65)

Round 8: T A S F I U R O P

Doug: RATIOS (6)
Arnaud: PROFITS (7)
DC: SAUTOIR (7)
OT: AIRPOTS (7) PAROTIS (7) PORTUIS (7) PRISTAF (7) SPORTIF (7) UPSTAIR (7) UTOPIAS (7)
Score: 43–26 (max 72)

Round 9: 9, 3, 7, 10, 4, 9. Target: 445.

Doug: -
Arnaud: 447. ((9 - 4) x 9 x 10) - 3 (7)
RR: 445. ((((3 + 7) x 10) + 9) x 4) + 9 (10)
Score: 43–33 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: BLAMESIT -> TIMBALES

Round 10: V E I T X A U D T

Doug: DATIVE (6)
Arnaud: TAXED (5)
DC: TAXIED (6)
OT: ADIEUX (6) TAUTED (6) TAUTIE (6) VATTED (6) VITTAE (6)
Score: 49–33 (max 88)

Round 11: M Y J S I E U M A

Doug: JAMMIES (7)
Arnaud: MIMES (5)
OT: YUMMIES (7)
Score: 56–33 (max 95)

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

Round 12: S M O E L S I A P

Doug: AIMLESS (7)
Arnaud: SAMPLES (7)
DC: PASSIM (6)
OT: OPALISES (8) PESSIMAL (8)
Score: 63–40 (max 103)

Round 13: L W F U I T O R N

Doug: FRUIT (5)
Arnaud: FRUIT (5)
DC: UNIFLOW (7) FLORUIT (7)
OT: TOWNFUL (7)
Score: 68–45 (max 110)

Round 14: 75, 100, 10, 6, 4, 1. Target: 452.

Doug: 452. (10 / (4 + 1)) + (6 x 75) (10)
Arnaud: 452. (10 / (4 + 1)) + (6 x 75) (10)
Score: 78–55 (max 120)

Round 15: U S E D P E A R L

Arnaud buzzes on 29 seconds to say SPAREDUEL which is incorrect.
Doug does not buzz.
The answer was PLEASURED.
Final Score: 78–55 (max 130)

Statistics Corner

Doug:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 6

Arnaud:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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