Monday 5th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 96)

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Monday 5th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 96)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 19, 2017 5:17 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 5 December 2016.

C1: Champion John Shaw (5 wins, 503 points.) A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
C2: Challenger Joel Trenchard. An A-Level student from Carbis Bay, Cornwall. His hobbies including learning to speak languages fluently and doing quizzes. He hopes to have Politics or History at Oxford, and hopes to eventually be an MP.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L R O A E N F P
R02: R L G I E T L U D
R03: 25, 100, 75, 50, 7, 10. Target: 839.
TTT: TEMPLEMUD - "The price of Victoria's fruit fell through the floor."
R04: R S Z D A I A M E
R05: T R S O I E C D S
R06: 25, 2, 3, 4, 10, 9. Target: 808.
R07: N C T U A O F E R
R08: G W P I A I T H O
R09: 75, 100, 50, 25, 5, 8. Target: 634.
TTT: RITATIRED - "Rita soon tired of the company she was in and started to get this."
R10: P D M E A B R D I
R11: N T M E U O N A X
R12: I U A L S G E T R
R13: K S R T A O A U D
R14: 25, 9, 7, 5, 9, 6. Target: 922.
R15: S T E A K S W I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L R O A E N F P

John: PERSONAL (8)
Joel: REPLANS (7)
DC: LOANERS (7) PROFANES (8)
OT: PSORALEN (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R L G I E T L U D

John: GRILLED (7)
Joel: misdeclared 5
DC: TRILLED (7)
OT: DILUTER (7) GUILDER (7) GUILLET (7) GUILTED (7) GULLIED (7) RIDGLET (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 100, 75, 50, 7, 10. Target: 839.

John: -
Joel: 835. (7 x 100) + 50 + 75 + 10 (7)
CM: 840. ((75 + 50) x 7) - 10 - 25 (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: TEMPLEMUD -> PLUMMETED

Round 4: R S Z D A I A M E

John: SIDEARM (7)
Joel: AMAZED (6)
DC: MISREAD (7)
OT: ADMIRES (7) ARAMIDS (7) MAZARDS (7) MEZAIRS (7) MIDEARS (7)
Score: 22–7 (max 29)

Round 5: T R S O I E C D S

John: DIRECTS (7)
Joel: SORTIED (7)
DC: DISSECTOR (18)
Score: 29–14 (max 47)

Round 6: 25, 2, 3, 4, 10, 9. Target: 808.

John: 809. (((10 x 3) + 2) x 25) + 9 (7)
Joel: 809. (((10 x 3) + 2) x 25) + 9 (7)
RR: 808. (((9 - 3 + 10) x 25) + 4) x 2 (10)
Score: 36–21 (max 57)

Colin talks about the curse of the Crucible at the World Snooker Championship, and the curse of hosting the Superbowl on your own ground.

Round 7: N C T U A O F E R

John: COUNTER (7)
Joel: COUNTER (7)
DC: RECANT (6) FACTURE (7) COURANTE (8)
Score: 43–28 (max 65)

Round 8: G W P I A I T H O

John: WAPITI (6)
Joel: PATIO (5)
OT: PITHOI (6)
Score: 49–28 (max 71)

Round 9: 75, 100, 50, 25, 5, 8. Target: 634.

John: 634. ((75 + 5) x 8) - ((100 + 50) / 25) (10)
Joel: 630.
Score: 59–28 (max 81)

Teatime teaser: RITATIRED -> IRRITATED

Round 10: P D M E A B R D I

John: DAMPER (6)
Joel: MADDER (6)
DC: BRAIDED (7)
OT: ADMIRED (7)
Score: 65–34 (max 88)

Round 11: N T M E U O N A X

John: outname
Joel: UNMEANT (7)
DC: NOUMENA (7)
OT: MONTANE (7) MONTUNA (7) TONNEAU (7)
Score: 65–41 (max 95)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of some binomial pairs.

Round 12: I U A L S G E T R

John: REGALIST (8)
Joel: LARGEST (7)
DC: LIGATURES (18)
Score: 73–41 (max 113)

Round 13: K S R T A O A U D

John: STORK (5)
Joel: AORTAS (6)
DC: DATURAS (7)
OT: AUTORADS (8)
Score: 73–47 (max 121)

Round 14: 25, 9, 7, 5, 9, 6. Target: 922.

John: 923. Mistake in working.
Joel: -
RR: 922. (((25 x 9) + 7) x (9 - 5)) - 6 (10)
Score: 73–47 (max 131)

Round 15: S T E A K S W I N

Joel buzzes on 23.25 seconds to say SWEATSKIN which is incorrect.
John does not buzz.
The answer was SWANKIEST.
Final Score: 73–47 (max 141)

And who should they go to in the audience to solve the conundrum.... :? :?:

Why it's none other than our favourite America, JASON LARSEN!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

I hope he's still enjoying that mug. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 5

Joel:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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