Monday 21st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 35)

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Monday 21st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 35)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:21 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 21 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (4 wins, 388 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Mike Browning. A retired ship stowage planner from Grays, Essex. He used to play football and scored a great goal in a charity match and was congratulated by England legend Jimmy Greaves. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H N F A O A Q E S
R02: V T S I O I B Z E
R03: 25, 75, 100, 50, 4, 6. Target: 906.
TTT: BIOHANDLE - "Nothing to do with the car, it's all about the boot"
R04: H R S T I U E L U
R05: S L N I E U D A T
R06: 100, 2, 8, 1, 2, 3. Target: 368.
R07: D R D O I A R E F
R08: N Y N I E O L B A
R09: 25, 75, 50, 100, 9, 1. Target: 527.
TTT: IRULEDTEN - "I ruled that we must have a ten minute break"
R10: L O M P N A V E A
R11: M C P E O I R A G
R12: W P S E O E X S O
R13: G R S E I A R O D
R14: 50, 8, 6, 9, 2, 5. Target: 785.
R15: N I C K T O P E G (conundrum)


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Round 1: H N F A O A Q E S

Noel: SHONE (5)
Mike: FANS (4)
DC: FOEHNS (6)
Score: 5–0 (max 6)

Round 2: V T S I O I B Z E

Noel: BITES (5)
Mike: VISIT (5)
DC: SOVIET (6)
OT: ZOISITE (7)
Score: 10–5 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 75, 100, 50, 4, 6. Target: 906.

Noel: 906. (100 + 50 + 4 - (75 / 25)) x 6 (10)
Mike: 900.
Score: 20–5 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: BIOHANDLE -> HOBNAILED

Round 4: H R S T I U E L U

Noel: HURTLES (7)
Mike: HIRSUTE (7)
DC: HUSTLER (7) UTERUS (6) LUTHIERS (8)
Score: 27–12 (max 31)

Round 5: S L N I E U D A T

Noel: INSULATED (18)
Mike: INSULATED (18)
DC: SALIENT (7) UNSALTED (8)
Score: 45–30 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 2, 8, 1, 2, 3. Target: 368.

Noel: 368. (100 - 8) x 2 x 2 (10)
Mike: -
Score: 55–30 (max 59)

Barry talks about the rise of women's boxing.

Round 7: D R D O I A R E F

Noel: RADIOED (7)
Mike: RADIOED (7)
DC: FEDORA (6) FADDIER (7)
OT: ARRODED (7) FOREDID (7) RAIRDED (7) REFRAID (7) ROADIED (7)
Score: 62–37 (max 66)

Round 8: N Y N I E O L B A

Noel: ALIEN (5)
Mike: BALONEY (7)
DC: BONNY (5)
OT: NABILONE (8)
Score: 62–44 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 75, 50, 100, 9, 1. Target: 527.

Noel: 527. Mistake in working.
Mike: 525. ((9 + 1) x 50) + 25 (7)
RR: 526/528. (7)
OT: 527. (((25 x 9) + 1) x (100 / 50)) + 75 (10)
Score: 62–51 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: IRULEDTEN -> INTERLUDE

Round 10: L O M P N A V E A

Noel: POLEMAN (7)
Mike: pavlova
DC: PAVANE (6)
OT: PALEMAN (7)
Score: 69–51 (max 91)

Round 11: M C P E O I R A G

Noel: COMPARE (7)
Mike: COPIER (6)
DC: EPIGRAM (7)
OT: CRIMPAGE (8) PICOGRAM (8) PREGAMIC (8) PROGAMIC (8)
Score: 76–51 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cranky" and "enormous".

Round 12: W P S E O E X S O

Noel: EXPOSES (7)
Mike: SWOOPS (6)
DC: POSSE (5)
Score: 83–51 (max 106)

Round 13: G R S E I A R O D

Noel: GRADERS (7)
Mike: RAISED (6)
DC: RODGERSIA (18)
Score: 90–51 (max 124)

Round 14: 50, 8, 6, 9, 2, 5. Target: 785.

Noel: 785. Mistake in working.
Mike: 785. (8 x 2 x 50) - (9 + 6) (10)
Score: 90–61 (max 134)

Round 15: N I C K T O P E G

Noel buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say POCKETING which is correct.
Final Score: 100–61 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

Mike:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

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