Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, 3rd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:14 am

Countdown recap for Monday 26 June 2017.

C1: No.3 Seed Moose "The Halstead Hacksaw" Rosser (8 wins, 828 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex.
C2: No.6 Seed Wesley "The Darlington Dangerman" Jardine (8 wins, 753 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P O V E R N U S D
R02: S M A O R T E X A
R03: 100, 2, 5, 8, 7, 5. Target: 465.
TTT: LEESLEAST - "Lee's got a lot of hangups about this job, but at least he's working."
R04: T N U I G S U D S
R05: I D B E C T A D R
R06: 3, 4, 10, 2, 9, 9. Target: 398.
R07: L O S A M R I O D
R08: L B U E F G A L H
R09: 50, 5, 7, 3, 3, 10. Target: 182.
TTT: ANGERGRIN - "Collecting lots of information about the actor James."
R10: S T O I L F E V N
R11: C I S T E N T I H
R12: M T E A K Q I N D
R13: T E L W O P T I R
R14: 9, 6, 2, 2, 8, 4. Target: 706.
R15: P O L I C E C A R (conundrum)


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Round 1: P O V E R N U S D

Moose: POUNDERS (8)
Wesley: POUNDERS (8)
DC: UNPROVED (8)
OT: PROVENDS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: S M A O R T E X A

Moose: MAESTRO (7)
Wesley: MAESTRO (7)
DC: EXTRAS (6) AROMAS (6)
OT: OXAMATES (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 2, 5, 8, 7, 5. Target: 465.

Moose: 465. (100 x 5) - (5 x 7) (10)
Wesley: 465. (100 - 7) x 5 (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: LEESLEAST -> TELESALES

Round 4: T N U I G S U D S

Moose: dustings
Wesley: dustings
DC: DUSTING (7)
OT: DISGUST (7) NUDISTS (7) SUDSING (7) SUNSUIT (7)
Score: 25–25 (max 33)

Round 5: I D B E C T A D R

Moose: arbited
Wesley: BRAIDED (7)
DC: CATBIRD (7)
OT: CARBIDE (7) TRIBADE (7)
Score: 25–32 (max 40)

Round 6: 3, 4, 10, 2, 9, 9. Target: 398.

Moose: -
Wesley: 399. (((9 x 4) + 3) x 10) + 9 (7)
RR: 398. (((10 x 9) + 9) x 4) + 2 (10)
Score: 25–39 (max 50)

Colin talks about the quarter-final in the 1962 World Cup between England and Brazil, where a dog stopped play.

Round 7: L O S A M R I O D

Moose: MILORDS (7)
Wesley: RADIOS (6)
DC: ORALISM (7)
OT: MAROODIS (8) MILORDOS (8) MODIOLAR (8) MODIOLAS (8)
Score: 32–39 (max 58)

Round 8: L B U E F G A L H

Moose: BALEFUL (7)
Wesley: bullage
Score: 39–39 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 5, 7, 3, 3, 10. Target: 182.

Moose: 182. ((50 + 10) x 3) + 7 - 5 (10)
Wesley: 182. ((50 + 5) x 3) + 10 + 7 (10)
Score: 49–49 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ANGERGRIN -> GARNERING

Round 10: S T O I L F E V N

Moose: VIOLETS (7)
Wesley: NOVELIST (8)
DC: VIOLENT (7)
Score: 49–57 (max 83)

Round 11: C I S T E N T I H

Moose: ETHNICIST (18)
Wesley: CHITTIES (8)
Score: 67–57 (max 101)

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

Round 12: M T E A K Q I N D

Moose: MEDIANT (7)
Wesley: INTAKE (6)
DC: MINTED (6) INMATE (6)
Score: 74–57 (max 108)

Round 13: T E L W O P T I R

Moose: TRIPLET (7)
Wesley: POLITER (7)
DC: POTTIER (7) PILEWORT (8)
Score: 81–64 (max 116)

Round 14: 9, 6, 2, 2, 8, 4. Target: 706.

Moose: -
Wesley: 702. (((9 x 8) - 2) x (6 + 4)) + 2 (7)
RR: 706. ((((6 + 4) x 9) - 2) x 8) + 2 (10)
Score: 81–71 (max 126)

Round 15: P O L I C E C A R

Wesley buzzes on 30 seconds to say "I've no idea", which is incorrect.
Moose buzzes on 30 seconds to say "Nope, nor have I", which is incorrect.
The answer was PRECOCIAL.
Final Score: 81–71 (max 136)

But, that's not the full story as they say. This was actually a substitute conundrum.... :shock: :o

The original conundrum was PROUDFOES :arrow: SUPERFOOD, but as soon as the scramble flipped over, 2 of the letters fell off, just as Wesley was about to buzz in with the answer. In fairness to him, he accepted the result with good grace, but it's certainly a cruel way to lose.... :(

Statistics Corner

Moose:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Wesley:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

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