Monday 17th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)

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Monday 17th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 17 July 2017.

C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (2 wins, 155 points.) A business analyst from Watford.
C2: Challenger Roberta Johnstone. Originally from Edinburgh, but is now living in Fishponds, Bristol. She is about to study biomedical sciences at university.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S U Q I R A E M S
R02: L P R O I S K N A
R03: 50, 7, 5, 10, 4, 10. Target: 155.
TTT: BROWNLOVE - "It's alright, but it's not as good as they say it is"
R04: G F H E I O P T A
R05: M U B I L E P T D
R06: 100, 50, 1, 2, 10, 4. Target: 462.
R07: L I S A T E R W D
R08: F N T O I E V N A
R09: 50, 3, 7, 8, 3, 8. Target: 377.
TTT: GIRLSWENT - "The girls went to see the men toss themselves around a ring"
R10: C M V U I E O D R
R11: N E R A T U N H O
R12: T Z N C I O E P R
R13: L U T I B E L D A
R14: 25, 100, 5, 10, 10, 1. Target: 523.
R15: O N I O N M E S H (conundrum)


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Round 1: S U Q I R A E M S

Shabir: queries
Roberta: aquires
DC: MARQUISES (18)
Score: 0–0 (max 18)

Round 2: L P R O I S K N A

Shabir: PRANKS (6)
Roberta: -
DC: PARSON (6) POLARS (6) PARISON (7)
OT: KIRPANS (7) PARKINS (7) PAROLIS (7) PORINAS (7) PROLANS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 7, 5, 10, 4, 10. Target: 155.

Shabir: 155. (10 x 10) + 50 + 5 (10)
Roberta: 155. (10 x 10) + 50 + 5 (10)
Score: 16–10 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: BROWNLOVE -> OVERBLOWN

Round 4: G F H E I O P T A

Shabir: HOPE (4)
Roberta: POET (4)
DC: OPIATE (6)
OT: HOAGIE (6) OPHITE (6) PHOTAE (6) PHOTIE (6) POTAGE (6)
Score: 20–14 (max 41)

Round 5: M U B I L E P T D

Shabir: TILED (5)
Roberta: tiled (not written down)
DC: IMPUTED (7) TUMBLED (7) MULTIPED (8)
OT: MULTIBED (8) PLUMBITE (8)
Score: 25–14 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 50, 1, 2, 10, 4. Target: 462.

Shabir: 462. (4 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 2 (10)
Roberta: 462. (4 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 2 (10)
Score: 35–24 (max 59)

Suzannah talks about an interesting paparazzi shot involving her and Tom Hiddleston.

Round 7: L I S A T E R W D

Shabir: ratiest
Roberta: WAITERS (7)
DC: WASTREL (7) LARDIEST (8)
OT: REDTAILS (8)
Score: 35–31 (max 67)

Round 8: F N T O I E V N A

Shabir: INNOVATE (8)
Roberta: NATION (6)
DC: VENATION (8)
Score: 43–31 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 3, 7, 8, 3, 8. Target: 377.

Shabir: 376. (8 x 50) - (8 x 3) (7)
Roberta: 379.
RR: 377. ((50 - 3) x 8) + 8 - 7 (10)
Score: 50–31 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: GIRLSWENT -> WRESTLING

Round 10: C M V U I E O D R

Shabir: MOVIE (5)
Roberta: CODER (5)
DC: DECORUM (7) DIVORCE (7)
OT: DORMICE (7)
Score: 55–36 (max 92)

Round 11: N E R A T U N H O

Shabir: ANOTHER (7)
Roberta: NATURE (6)
DC: UNEARTH (7) HAUNTER (7) TONNEAU (7)
OT: ANTHRONE (8) RUNATHON (8) UNTHRONE (8)
Score: 62–36 (max 100)

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

Round 12: T Z N C I O E P R

Shabir: POINTER (7)
Roberta: PRINT (5)
DC: PRINCE (6) ENTROPIC (8)
OT: INCEPTOR (8) PRETONIC (8)
Score: 69–36 (max 108)

Round 13: L U T I B E L D A

Shabir: belate
Roberta: BALLET (6)
DC: DUTIABLE (8) ABLUTED (7)
OT: BLUETAIL (8)
Score: 69–42 (max 116)

Round 14: 25, 100, 5, 10, 10, 1. Target: 523.

Shabir: 523. (5 x 100) + 25 - ((10 / 10) + 1) (10)
Roberta: 523. Mistake in working.
Score: 79–42 (max 126)

Round 15: O N I O N M E S H

No one buzzes. The answer was MOONSHINE.
Final Score: 79–42 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Shabir:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

Roberta:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
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