Monday 20th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 30)

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Monday 20th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 30)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:30 am

Countdown recap for Monday 20 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (4 wins, 410 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Des Hinks. A construction researcher from Chester. He first auditioned for the show 24 years ago, but didn't get through unfortunately...
DC: Susie Dent and Rick Astley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F V O U R T E G S
R02: C L R I A I P W E
R03: 4, 7, 4, 3, 2, 5. Target: 548.
TTT: RULEDISON - "Despite the frost, the referee ruled that the game is on due to this type of heating."
R04: L S Z P O I E D U
R05: R T O A N K E R I
R06: 50, 4, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 533.
R07: D N U E H D A T M
R08: V G S B E O I E J
R09: 9, 8, 2, 1, 6, 1. Target: 385.
TTT: GREYNOTUS - "He's not one of us; he's not grey."
R10: T L R M O A I C E
R11: P T O A S R E B N
R12: S R G E A E N T U
R13: L N I A T S O N U
R14: 75, 25, 100, 9, 10, 2. Target: 822.
R15: H I R E D V A N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: F V O U R T E G S

Wesley: FOREGUTS (8)
Des: FORGES (6)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: C L R I A I P W E

Wesley: WAILER (6)
Des: PLAICE (6)
DC: REPLICA (7) CALIPER (7)
OT: EARCLIP (7) PICAREL (7)
Score: 14–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 4, 7, 4, 3, 2, 5. Target: 548.

Wesley: -
Des: -
RR: 548. ((4 x 5 x 7) - 3) x 4 (10)
Score: 14–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: RULEDISON -> UNDERSOIL

Round 4: L S Z P O I E D U

Wesley: SPOILED (7)
Des: upsoiled
DC: UPSIZED (7)
OT: DESPOIL (7) DIPOLES (7) EUPLOID (7) PELOIDS (7) PELUDOS (7) PILEOUS (7)
Score: 21–6 (max 32)

Round 5: R T O A N K E R I

Wesley: rationer
Des: rationer (not written down)
DC: KERATIN (7)
OT: ANTERIOR (8)
Score: 21–6 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 4, 5, 8, 3, 1. Target: 533.

Wesley: 534. ((8 + 3) x (50 - 1)) - 5 (7)
Des: 534. ((8 + 3) x 50) - ((5 - 1) x 4) (7)
RR: 533. ((50 - 5) x 4 x 3) - (8 - 1) (10)
Score: 28–13 (max 50)

Rick talks about his enduring legacy thanks to mainly to Never Gonna Give You Up.

Round 7: D N U E H D A T M

Wesley: HAUNTED (7)
Des: HAUNTED (7)
DC: DAUNTED (7)
OT: MAUNTED (7) MUDHEAD (7) NUTHEAD (7) UNDATED (7) UNMATED (7) UNTAMED (7)
Score: 35–20 (max 57)

Round 8: V G S B E O I E J

Wesley: BEIGES (6)
Des: BOGIES (6)
DC: OGIVES (6)
OT: BEVIES (6) GOBIES (6) VEGIES (6)
Score: 41–26 (max 63)

Round 9: 9, 8, 2, 1, 6, 1. Target: 385.

Wesley: -
Des: 384. (9 - 1) x 6 x 8 (7)
RR: 385. (6 - 1) x (8 - 1) x (9 + 2) (10)
Score: 41–33 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: GREYNOTUS -> YOUNGSTER

Round 10: T L R M O A I C E

Wesley: MORTICE (7)
Des: MIRACLE (7)
DC: METRICAL (8)
OT: LORICATE (8)
Score: 48–40 (max 81)

Round 11: P T O A S R E B N

Wesley: BARONETS (8)
Des: BOATERS (7)
DC: PROBATES (8)
OT: OPERANTS (8) PRONATES (8) TROPANES (8)
Score: 56–40 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more foreign words converted by the English language.

Round 12: S R G E A E N T U

Wesley: SERGEANT (8)
Des: SAUNTER (7)
DC: REAGENTS (8)
OT: ESTRANGE (8) GRANTEES (8) GREATENS (8) NEGATERS (8) RENTAGES (8)
Score: 64–40 (max 97)

Round 13: L N I A T S O N U

Wesley: NATIONS (7)
Des: soutain
DC: ANOINTS (7)
OT: LUNATIONS (18)
Score: 71–40 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 25, 100, 9, 10, 2. Target: 822.

Wesley: 823. (9 x 100) - 75 - 2 (7)
Des: 821. ((2 + 9) x 75) - (100 / 25) (7)
RR: 822. (75 x 10) + ((100 / 25) x 2 x 9) (10)
Score: 78–47 (max 125)

Round 15: H I R E D V A N S

Des buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say VARNISHED which is correct.
Final Score: 78–57 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 6

Des:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
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