Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 103)

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Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 103)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 5 June 2017.

C1: Champion James Slater (1 win, 95 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Ellen Guy. A sales administrator from New Maldon, Surrey. She has a degree in fine art, and she runs a drawing club within her local church.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y H M I O U L R O
R02: D A U R V I L C E
R03: 75, 6, 10, 10, 3, 2. Target: 357.
TTT: FEASTDIET - "With this attitude, you're never going to win anything."
R04: I S V G A B E A N
R05: T R W O A O D R E
R06: 50, 5, 8, 10, 9, 4. Target: 501.
R07: D S D I E I G N E
R08: O T N U I M P E R
R09: 25, 4, 3, 3, 9, 7. Target: 727.
TTT: CLEANCOPY - "No "eyes" in the clue, but there's definitely one in the answer."
R10: G I P N S U E H T
R11: B R A E I T S A R
R12: L U E T X N O F P
R13: L R Q I O I Z S A
R14: 25, 5, 9, 1, 10, 8. Target: 347.
R15: C R A G S I D E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y H M I O U L R O

James: humor
Ellen: HOMILY (6)
DC: ROOMY (5) ROOMILY (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: D A U R V I L C E

James: VALUED (6)
Ellen: VARIED (6)
DC: CLAVIER (7)
OT: EDICULAR (8) RADICULE (8)
Score: 6–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 6, 10, 10, 3, 2. Target: 357.

James: 357. ((10 / 2) x 75) - (6 x 3) (10)
Ellen: 357. Mistake in working.
Score: 16–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FEASTDIET -> DEFEATIST

Round 4: I S V G A B E A N

James: VISAGE (6)
Ellen: VAGINAS (7) :oops: :oops: :oops: :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:
DC: SAVING (6)
OT: ABASING (7) BAVIANS (7) VAGINAE (7)
Score: 16–19 (max 32)

Round 5: T R W O A O D R E

James: ORATOR (6)
Ellen: DRAWER (6)
DC: WOODRAT (7) TOREADOR (8)
Score: 22–25 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 5, 8, 10, 9, 4. Target: 501.

James: 501. (50 x 10) + 5 - 4 (10)
Ellen: 501. (50 x 10) + 9 - 8 (10)
Score: 32–35 (max 50)

Jimmy talks about going on Celebrity Masterchef, where he reached the final.

Round 7: D S D I E I G N E

James: endings
Ellen: DESIGNED (8)
DC: GIDDIES (7)
Score: 32–43 (max 58)

Round 8: O T N U I M P E R

James: REMOUNT (7)
Ellen: IMPUTE (6)
DC: IMPORTUNE (18)
Score: 39–43 (max 76)

Round 9: 25, 4, 3, 3, 9, 7. Target: 727.

James: 727. (4 x 7 x 25) + (9 x 3) (10)
Ellen: 727. Mistake in working.
Score: 49–43 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: CLEANCOPY -> CYCLOPEAN

Round 10: G I P N S U E H T

James: PUNIEST (7)
Ellen: PUSHING (7)
DC: GUNSHIP (7) husting
OT: HUNGEST (7) NIGHEST (7) PIGNUTS (7) PUNGIES (7) PUNTIES (7) PUSHTIN (7) STUPING (7)
Score: 56–50 (max 93)

Round 11: B R A E I T S A R

James: BARTERS (7)
Ellen: TRIBES (6)
DC: RAREBIT (7) RAREBITS (8) ARBITERS (8)
Score: 63–50 (max 101)

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

Round 12: L U E T X N O F P

James: FLUTE (5)
Ellen: EXTOL (5)
DC: NOTEFUL (7) OPULENT (7)
Score: 68–55 (max 108)

Round 13: L R Q I O I Z S A

James: LIARS (5)
Ellen: SAILOR (6)
DC: ZORIS (5) SIZAR (5)
OT: ROSIAL (6)
Score: 68–61 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 5, 9, 1, 10, 8. Target: 347.

James: 347. ((9 + 5) x 25) - (10 + 1 - 8) (10)
Ellen: 350.
Score: 78–61 (max 124)

Round 15: C R A G S I D E D

Ellen buzzes on 15.5 seconds to say DISGRACED which is correct.
Final Score: 78–71 (max 134)

And after the break is Fifteen To One, featuring a certain recapper on Podium 13... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Ellen:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 6

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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