Monday 6th March 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 40)

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Monday 6th March 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:39 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 6 March 2017.

C1: Champion Karl Bates (1 win, 73 points.) A freelance football commentator from Soham, Cambridgeshire.
C2: Challenger Alan Lewis. A retired business owner from Banstead, Surrey. He's a swimming official in his spare time, and his own the local swimming board too.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R A L W I S U B I
R02: O N E T A V R G I
R03: 25, 9, 5, 7, 6, 1. Target: 336.
TTT: EVILCURSE - "He lives this sort of life; he wants to be left alone."
R04: E P O D E T P J U
R05: N A M R E Z T A S
R06: 75, 50, 25, 100, 6, 3. Target: 720.
R07: R I Y N O T G A L
R08: E F I S O R M B P
R09: 75, 4, 2, 1, 6, 10. Target: 651.
TTT: BARGAINED - "Might you wear this coat somewhere in Scotland?"
R10: E T U C E S I D T
R11: N A Q O D L E X R
R12: M U D I T U A F O
R13: R E H A D E S I W
R14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 8, 1. Target: 686.
R15: H A Y M I N C E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R A L W I S U B I

Karl: BURIALS (7)
Alan: BRAWLS (6)
DC: ALIBIS (6) WALRUS (6)
OT: RAILBUS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: O N E T A V R G I

Karl: revoting
Alan: TEARING (7)
DC: VINTAGER (8)
OT: AVERTING (8) GRAVITON (8) ORANGITE (8) ORNATIVE (8) ORVIETAN (8) RAVIGOTE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 9, 5, 7, 6, 1. Target: 336.

Karl: 334. ((6 + 7) x 25) + 9 (7)
Alan: 338. (6 + 7) x (25 + 1) (7)
RR: 336. (9 - 1) x 7 x 6 (10)
Score: 14–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: EVILCURSE -> RECLUSIVE

Round 4: E P O D E T P J U

Karl: TOPPED (6)
Alan: TOPPED (6)
DC: POUTED (6) TOUPEE (6)
OT: DEPUTE (6) POUPEE (6) TUPPED (6)
Score: 20–20 (max 31)

Round 5: N A M R E Z T A S

Karl: maranets
Alan: TAMERS (6)
DC: NAMASTE (7)
OT: ARTSMAN (7) ARTSMEN (7) MANTRAS (7) MARENAS (7) MARTENS (7) RAMENAS (7) RETAMAS (7) SMARTEN (7) SMETANA (7)
Score: 20–26 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 50, 25, 100, 6, 3. Target: 720.

Karl: 721. Mistake in working.
Alan: 722. Mistake in working.
RR: 720. (75 - 3) x ((100 / 25) + 6) (10)
Score: 20–26 (max 48)

Len talks about the origins of the Waltz.

Round 7: R I Y N O T G A L

Karl: IRONY (5)
Alan: ORATING (7)
DC: TANGO (5) ANGRILY (7) TANGY (5)
OT: ANTILOGY (8) GYRATION (8) TRIGONAL (8)
Score: 20–33 (max 56)

Round 8: E F I S O R M B P

Karl: MOPIER (6)
Alan: reforms
DC: PROMISE (7)
OT: PREMIOS (7) PROBIES (7)
Score: 26–33 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 4, 2, 1, 6, 10. Target: 651.

Karl: 651. ((10 - 1) x 75) - (6 x 4) (10)
Alan: 651. ((75 - 10) x (6 + 4)) + 1 (10)
Score: 36–43 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: BARGAINED -> GABARDINE

Round 10: E T U C E S I D T

Karl: cutside
Alan: DUTIES (6)
DC: SIDECUT (7) DETECTS (7)
OT: SCUDETTI (8)
Score: 36–49 (max 81)

Round 11: N A Q O D L E X R

Karl: RELOAD (6)
Alan: LOANED (6)
DC: LADRONE (7)
Score: 42–55 (max 88)

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

Round 12: M U D I T U A F O

Karl: AUDIT (5)
Alan: MAID (4)
DC: DIATOM (6)
Score: 47–55 (max 94)

Round 13: R E H A D E S I W

Karl: REWASHED (8)
Alan: RAWHIDES (8)
Score: 55–63 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 8, 1. Target: 686.

Karl: -
Alan: 681. Mistake in working.
RR: 686. (100 - (50 / 25)) x (8 - 1) (10)
Score: 55–63 (max 112)

Round 15: H A Y M I N C E R

Karl buzzes on 29.75 seconds :shock: :o to say MACHINERY which is correct.
Final Score: 65–63 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Karl:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 5

Alan:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

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