Monday 15th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 89)

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Monday 15th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 89)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:15 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 15 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (6 wins, 689 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Jane Donnelly. A retired school teacher from London. She appeared on Jukebox Jury 50 years ago!!
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T A E S I D A L
R02: N T V E O W I S L
R03: 100, 25, 9, 6, 1, 4. Target: 515.
TTT: OGREMOUND - "She didn't get married; she was far too dishevelled."
R04: J Z G O E N T I R
R05: H R E A P I N E C
R06: 50, 7, 1, 6, 4, 7. Target: 228.
R07: L P O U R O S U I
R08: T W R E U T K E S
R09: 50, 100, 3, 5, 4, 10. Target: 926.
TTT: BARGEPOLE - "You wouldn't want to touch this creature, not even with a bargepole."
R10: P D Q U I E L Y T
R11: P S A O T E F O S
R12: S N C E O N B E G
R13: V N A O B E F A S
R14: 50, 9, 3, 2, 9, 1. Target: 357.
R15: P A P E R G R I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T A E S I D A L

Stephen: RADIATES (8)
Jane: DERAILS (7)
DC: ASTRIDE (7) SALARIED (8)
OT: DATALERS (8) DATARIES (8) LARDIEST (8) RADIALES (8) REDTAILS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N T V E O W I S L

Stephen: TOWLINES (8)
Jane: VIOLETS (7)
DC: NOVELIST (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 25, 9, 6, 1, 4. Target: 515.

Stephen: 515. ((100 + 25) x 4) + 9 + 6 (10)
Jane: 515. ((4 + 1) x 100) + 9 + 6 (10)
Score: 26–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: OGREMOUND -> UNGROOMED

Round 4: J Z G O E N T I R

Stephen: ZEROING (7)
Jane: TINGE (5)
DC: REJOIN (6) TRIGONE (7)
OT: GENITOR (7) GOINTER (7) JOINTER (7) REJOINT (7)
Score: 33–10 (max 33)

Round 5: H R E A P I N E C

Stephen: PEACHIER (8)
Jane: CHEAPER (7)
DC: CAPRINE (7)
OT: ENCIPHER (8)
Score: 41–10 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 7, 1, 6, 4, 7. Target: 228.

Stephen: 228. (50 + 7) x 4 (10)
Jane: 228. Mistake in working.
Score: 51–10 (max 51)

Mark talks about the competitiveness of journalists and news broadcasters.

Round 7: L P O U R O S U I

Stephen: POROUS (6)
Jane: SPOIL (5)
OT: LUPOUS (6) ORLOPS (6) PILOUS (6) POILUS (6)
Score: 57–10 (max 57)

Round 8: T W R E U T K E S

Stephen: TWERKS (6)
Jane: UTTERS (6)
DC: WETTER (6) TRUSTEE (7)
OT: RUTTEES (7)
Score: 63–16 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 100, 3, 5, 4, 10. Target: 926.

Stephen: 927. (4 + 5) x (100 + 3) (7)
Jane: -
RR: 926. ((100 - 10 + 3) x (50 / 5)) - 4 (10)
Score: 70–16 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BARGEPOLE -> PORBEAGLE

Round 10: P D Q U I E L Y T

Stephen: QUIETLY (7)
Jane: QUILTED (7)
DC: DEPUTY (6) PIQUED (6)
OT: QUIDLET (7) TEPIDLY (7)
Score: 77–23 (max 81)

Round 11: P S A O T E F O S

Stephen: SPOOFS (6)
Jane: SPATES (6)
DC: PASTES (6) FEASTS (6)
OT: PASTOSE (7) POSTEAS (7)
Score: 83–29 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "blue" and "green".

Round 12: S N C E O N B E G

Stephen: OBSCENE (7)
Jane: OBSCENE (7)
DC: BEGONE (6) CONGEES (7)
OT: NEGOCES (7)
Score: 90–36 (max 95)

Round 13: V N A O B E F A S

Stephen: BONES (5)
Jane: BONES (5)
DC: BEANOS (6)
OT: BEVANS (6)
Score: 95–41 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 9, 3, 2, 9, 1. Target: 357.

Stephen: 357. (50 + 1) x (9 - 2) (10)
Jane: 357. ((9 - 2) x 50) + 9 - (3 - 1) (10)
Score: 105–51 (max 111)

Round 15: P A P E R G R I N

Stephen buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say PREPARING which is correct.
Final Score: 115–51 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 115
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 95
Raw % of max - 95
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Jane:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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