Monday 22nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 94)

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Monday 22nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 94)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:11 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 22 May 2017.

C1: Champion Moose Rosser (1 win, 83 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex.
C2: Challenger Michael Hooker. A retired railway clerk from Brighton. He loves walking and is a member of the Ramblers Association.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: X S O T A F R O L
R02: N I E P V U B S T
R03: 75, 50, 6, 3, 2, 1. Target: 347.
TTT: LIFTINANE - "The comedian tried to lift the crowd with his inane jokes, but it was all very childish."
R04: S E A F P O S H U
R05: M A T D E N G I Z
R06: 100, 25, 50, 75, 7, 1. Target: 263.
R07: G N E T A R E W L
R08: S D U O E B N P I
R09: 50, 100, 7, 3, 9, 1. Target: 603.
TTT: IINDICATE - "I indicate to patients how they can improve their nutritional intake."
R10: Q E A U R J K Y O
R11: D E G T O L T E D
R12: L M V A E I N S R
R13: N U S O R T R I A
R14: 25, 100, 75, 6, 6, 10. Target: 833.
R15: I N A V I A T O R (conundrum)


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Round 1: X S O T A F R O L

Moose: FLOATS (6)
Michael: FLOATS (6)
OT: FLOORS (6) FLORAS (6) SORTAL (6) STORAX (6) TOLARS (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: N I E P V U B S T

Moose: PUNIEST (7)
Michael: INPUTS (6)
DC: SUBVENT (7)
OT: PUNTIES (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 50, 6, 3, 2, 1. Target: 347.

Moose: 347. ((6 + 1) x 50) - 3 (10)
Michael: 347. ((6 + 1) x 50) - 3 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: LIFTINANE -> INFANTILE

Round 4: S E A F P O S H U

Moose: SHAPES (6)
Michael: PUSHES (6)
OT: FASHES (6) FOSSAE (6) HOUSES (6) OPUSES (6) PASEOS (6) PASHES (6) PAUSES (6) PHASES (6) POSHES (6) SHEAFS (6) SHOUSE (6) SPOUSE (6) UPASES (6)
Score: 29–22 (max 29)

Round 5: M A T D E N G I Z

Moose: TEAMING (7)
Michael: TEAMING (7)
DC: MEDIANT (7)
OT: AGNIZED (7) MAGINED (7) MEATING (7) MINTAGE (7) TEGMINA (7) TZIGANE (7)
Score: 36–29 (max 36)

Round 6: 100, 25, 50, 75, 7, 1. Target: 263.

Moose: 258. 25 + 75 + 100 + 50 + 7 + 1 (7)
Michael: 258. 25 + 75 + 100 + 50 + 7 + 1 (7)
RR: 263. ((75 + 7) x (50 / 25)) - 1 + 100 (10)
Score: 43–36 (max 46)

Chris talks about potty training his children.

Round 7: G N E T A R E W L

Moose: ENLARGE (7)
Michael: GLARE (5)
DC: REAGENT (7) WANGLER (7)
OT: REGENTAL (8)
Score: 50–36 (max 54)

Round 8: S D U O E B N P I

Moose: BOUNDS (6)
Michael: SPINED (6)
DC: UNPOISED (8)
OT: POUNDIES (8)
Score: 56–42 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 100, 7, 3, 9, 1. Target: 603.

Moose: 603. ((7 - 1) x 100) + 3 (10)
Michael: 603. ((7 - 1) x 100) + 3 (10)
Score: 66–52 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: IINDICATE -> DIETICIAN

Round 10: Q E A U R J K Y O

Moose: quaker
Michael: QUERY (5)
OT: AJOURE (6)
Score: 66–57 (max 78)

Round 11: D E G T O L T E D

Moose: LODGED (6)
Michael: DOTTLE (6)
OT: DOTTED (6) ETTLED (6) GELDED (6) GODLET (6) LEDGED (6) LETTED (6) LOTTED (6) ODELET (6) TODDLE (6)
Score: 72–63 (max 84)

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

Round 12: L M V A E I N S R

Moose: MINERALS (8)
Michael: REMAINS (7)
DC: RAVELINS (8)
OT: MISLEARN (8)
Score: 80–63 (max 92)

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

Moose: urinators
Michael: unsort
DC: TRAINS (6) RUINATORS (18)
Score: 80–63 (max 110)

Round 14: 25, 100, 75, 6, 6, 10. Target: 833.

Moose: -
Michael: 831. (10 x 75) + 100 - 25 + 6 (7)
RR: 832. (7)
OT: 834. ((100 + 75 - 25 - 10) x 6) - 6 (7)
Score: 80–70 (max 117)

Round 15: I N A V I A T O R

Michael buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say VARIATION which is correct.
Score: 80–80 (max 127)

So, for the first time in this series, we need a TIE-BREAK CONUNDRUM!!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Tie-break conundrum: C H U B B Y L E O

Moose buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say CUBBYHOLE which is correct.
Final Score: 90–80 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Moose:
Total score - 80 (90)
Raw score - 80 (90)
Total % of max - 63 (71)
Raw % of max - 63 (71)
Total average score per round - 5.3 (5.6)
Raw average score per round - 5.3 (5.6)
Number of maxes - 8 (9)

Michael:
Total score - 80 (80)
Raw score - 98 (98)
Total % of max - 63 (63)
Raw % of max - 77 (77)
Total average score per round - 5.3 (5.0)
Raw average score per round - 6.5 (6.1)
Number of maxes - 8 (8)

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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