Monday 28th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 91)

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Monday 28th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 91)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 13, 2017 10:46 am

Countdown recap for Monday 28 November 2016.

C1: Champion Charlie Clarke (2 wins, 177 points.) A customer services specialist from Cork, Republic of Ireland.
C2: Challenger John Shaw. A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire. He once went flyboarding, that activity where water whooshes out of your back and you go about 10 feet in the air.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlotte Hawkins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L D N I E A R P O
R02: M R Y U I D A M E
R03: 75, 3, 7, 9, 2, 6. Target: 411.
TTT: STIRNOTE - "He'll play a few notes for you, but it could cost you a note in return."
R04: T B W D U A E I R
R05: S D H O U E L N A
R06: 50, 25, 100, 75, 5, 4. Target: 994.
R07: H P I O T R U A Z
R08: R G T V E U A I C
R09: 25, 7, 2, 10, 5, 9. Target: 269.
TTT: FLAGPOEM - "His attempt at clearing the high jump proved to be disastrous."
R10: T N S P E O I S L
R11: R K S A E O I T P
R12: S T E O R F T A N
R13: S B C N I O A D R
R14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 8, 5. Target: 274.
R15: G E E F U N K E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: L D N I E A R P O

Charlie: LEOPARD (7)
John: PRALINE (7)
DC: ORDINAL (7)
OT: PALINODE (8) PANDEIRO (8) PAROLEIN (8) POINDLAR (8) POINDLER (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: M R Y U I D A M E

Charlie: mediary
John: MAIMED (6)
DC: MYRIAD (6) DIMMER (6) MERMAID (7)
OT: IMMURED (7) YUMMIER (7)
Score: 7–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 3, 7, 9, 2, 6. Target: 411.

Charlie: -
John: 412. ((75 - 6) x (9 - 3)) - 2 (7)
RR: 411. ((75 - 7) x 6) + 3 (10)
Score: 7–20 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: STIRNOTE -> TENORIST

Round 4: T B W D U A E I R

Charlie: BAWDIER (7)
John: BAWDIER (7)
DC: TRIBADE (7)
OT: BRUITED (7) RUBIATE (7)
Score: 14–27 (max 32)

Round 5: S D H O U E L N A

Charlie: UNLEASH (7)
John: HANDLES (7)
DC: UNLASHED (8)
Score: 21–34 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 25, 100, 75, 5, 4. Target: 994.

Charlie: -
John: 996. ((100 + 75 + 25) x 5) - 4 (7)
RR: 994. (75 - 4) x ((100 / 25) + (50 / 5)) (10)
Score: 21–41 (max 50)

Charlotte talks about her young daughter, Ella Rose, and how she's try to teach her to speak some words.

Round 7: H P I O T R U A Z

Charlie: AUTHOR (6)
John: outair
OT: OPHIURA (7)
Score: 27–41 (max 57)

Round 8: R G T V E U A I C

Charlie: CURATIVE (8)
John: curvitage
DC: VIRGATE (7)
Score: 35–41 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 7, 2, 10, 5, 9. Target: 269.

Charlie: -
John: 269. (25 x 2 x 5) + 10 + 9 (10)
Score: 35–51 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: FLAGPOEM -> MEGAFLOP

Round 10: T N S P E O I S L

Charlie: SPOILS (6)
John: POINTLESS (18)
DC: SLIPSTONE (18)
Score: 35–69 (max 93)

Round 11: R K S A E O I T P

Charlie: PORKIEST (8)
John: PORKIEST (8)
DC: PASTORIE (8)
OT: PARKIEST (8) SEPTORIA (8)
Score: 43–77 (max 101)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "nincompoop" and "hoodlum".

Round 12: S T E O R F T A N

Charlie: FATTENS (7)
John: FATTENS (7)
DC: SEAFRONT (8)
Score: 50–84 (max 109)

Round 13: S B C N I O A D R

Charlie: ADORNS (6)
John: SARDONIC (8)
DC: BRACONIDS (18)
Score: 50–92 (max 127)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 8, 5. Target: 274.

Charlie: -
John: 274. ((75 / 25) x 8) + (5 x 50) (10)
Score: 50–102 (max 137)

Round 15: G E E F U N K E R

No one buzzes. The answer was FENUGREEK.
Final Score: 50–102 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Charlie:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 42
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

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