Monday 8th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 84)

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Monday 8th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 84)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:27 am

Countdown recap for Monday 8 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (1 win, 119 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Jake Denney. A freelance production assistant from Yeovil, Somerset. He once shared a stage with Lesley Garrett, as a page turner, and got a standing ovation from the crowd, commenced by her.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T J E A Q I L E T
R02: R R K A E A S H R
R03: 75, 50, 9, 10, 4, 1. Target: 438.
TTT: ANGRYBIRD - "When you're on your travels, this is definitely something to avoid."
R04: P V Y G E O I D G
R05: Z S U A D E N I P
R06: 75, 6, 1, 3, 6, 4. Target: 894.
R07: W L E U N A T E L
R08: U I E D S R T A W
R09: 25, 50, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 442.
TTT: INTOPASTA - "He was heavily into pasta, but had this as a starter first."
R10: D V T N E O E T P
R11: S G O I F E S I U
R12: T C R M O A O B D
R13: L T E O R A D E H
R14: 75, 7, 4, 7, 3, 6. Target: 578.
R15: L I N N V E G A S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T J E A Q I L E T

Stephen: TITLE (5)
Jake: TITLE (5)
OT: AILETTE (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: R R K A E A S H R

Stephen: SHAKER (6)
Jake: harkers
OT: ARREARS (7)
Score: 11–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 9, 10, 4, 1. Target: 438.

Stephen: 439. (50 x 9) - 10 - 1 (7)
Jake: 435.
RR: 438. (50 x 10) + 9 + 4 - 75 (10)
Score: 18–5 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ANGRYBIRD -> BRIGANDRY

Round 4: P V Y G E O I D G

Stephen: DOGGIE (6)
Jake: PIGGED (6)
Score: 24–11 (max 30)

Round 5: Z S U A D E N I P

Stephen: UNSIZED (7)
Jake: panzies
OT: PANDIES (7) PANSIED (7) UNIPEDS (7) UPSIZED (7)
Score: 31–11 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 6, 1, 3, 6, 4. Target: 894.

Stephen: 894. (3 x 4 x 75) - 6 (10)
Jake: 894. ((6 + 6) x 75) - (4 + 3 - 1) (10)
Score: 41–21 (max 47)

John talks about the origins of golf.

Round 7: W L E U N A T E L

Stephen: WALNUT (6)
Jake: UNWELL (6)
DC: WALLET (6) LUNATE (6)
OT: ALLENE (6) ELUANT (6) ELUATE (6) ELUENT (6) LATEEN (6) LUTEAL (6)
Score: 47–27 (max 53)

Round 8: U I E D S R T A W

Stephen: DUSTIER (7)
Jake: RUDEST (6)
DC: WARIEST (7) ASTRIDE (7) TAWS (4) tawsed
OT: DISRATE (7) REDUITS (7) RESIDUA (7) RUDITES (7) STAIDER (7) STEWARD (7) STUDIER (7) TIRADES (7) TRADIES (7) WAISTED (7) WAITERS (7)
Score: 54–27 (max 60)

Round 9: 25, 50, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 442.

Stephen: 442. ((50 + 2) x 8) + 25 + 1 (10)
Jake: 444.
Score: 64–27 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: INTOPASTA -> ANTIPASTO

Round 10: D V T N E O E T P

Stephen: PENTODE (7)
Jake: POTTED (6)
DC: POTENTED (8)
Score: 71–27 (max 78)

Round 11: S G O I F E S I U

Stephen: ISSUE (5)
Jake: FIGS (4)
DC: GUISES (6) FOGIES (6)
OT: FUGISES (7)
Score: 76–27 (max 85)

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

Round 12: T C R M O A O B D

Stephen: DOORMAT (7)
Jake: doombar
DC: DOCTOR (6)
OT: MOBOCRAT (8)
Score: 83–27 (max 93)

Round 13: L T E O R A D E H

Stephen: LEOTARD (7)
Jake: ELATED (6)
DC: LEATHER (7) LATHERED (8)
OT: HALTERED (8) RATHOLED (8)
Score: 90–27 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 7, 4, 7, 3, 6. Target: 578.

Stephen: 578. ((75 + 7) x 7) + 4 (10)
Jake: -
Score: 100–27 (max 111)

Round 15: L I N N V E G A S

Stephen buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say ENSLAVING which is correct.
Final Score: 110–27 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 91
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 8

Jake:
Total score - 27
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 22
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 1.8
Raw average score per round - 4.2
Number of maxes - 3

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