Monday 28th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 39)

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Monday 28th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 39)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:59 am

Countdown recap for Monday 28 August 2017.

C1: Challenger Laurence Jeffrey. A healthcare representative from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. He once danced on stage with Sister Sledge doing their hit "The Greatest Dancer".
C2: Challenger David McGaw. A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire. He likes to travel around to do bungee jumping.
DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E D I R S C E D
R02: T F L I R E U D V
R03: 50, 75, 25, 7, 3, 10. Target: 733.
TTT: HISREFUND - "It sounds like David's flat is all ready to move into"
R04: S R M I E I S N Q
R05: A S T E A Z T U R
R06: 50, 3, 2, 8, 1, 8. Target: 122.
R07: E I D M E S L B O
R08: L T I O S R A P T
R09: 100, 6, 3, 10, 4, 10. Target: 123.
TTT: SEEBRIDAL - "You see her in her bridal gown and want her badly"
R10: R B W O E O S J T
R11: E U F T S O A P S
R12: N T O I R G A N L
R13: E H N O I D G O L
R14: 50, 10, 2, 7, 5, 3. Target: 803.
R15: N E R D Y I C E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E D I R S C E D

Laurence: DECRIED (7)
David: DICERS (6)
DC: DIOCESE (7) DESCRIED (8)
OT: DECIDERS (8) DECODERS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T F L I R E U D V

Laurence: FLIRTED (7)
David: FLIRTED (7)
DC: FRUITED (7) TRIFLED (7)
OT: DILUTER (7) DIREFUL (7) FLUTIER (7) FURTIVE (7) RIVULET (7) VIRTUED (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 75, 25, 7, 3, 10. Target: 733.

Laurence: 732.
David: 733. ((75 - (3 - (50 / 25))) x 10) - 7 (10)
Score: 14–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HISREFUND -> FURNISHED

Round 4: S R M I E I S N Q

Laurence: MISERS (6)
David: MINERS (6)
DC: REMISS (6)
OT: MERISIS (7)
Score: 20–23 (max 32)

Round 5: A S T E A Z T U R

Laurence: STARE (5)
David: STATURE (7)
DC: SATURATE (8)
Score: 20–30 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 3, 2, 8, 1, 8. Target: 122.

Laurence: 122. Mistake in working.
David: 122. (50 + 8 + 3) x 2 (10)
Score: 20–40 (max 50)

Martin talks about consumer rights people are entitled to when purchasing items online.

Round 7: E I D M E S L B O

Laurence: BOILED (6)
David: BLEEDS (6)
DC: MELODIES (8) MELODISE (8) EMBODIES (8)
OT: MODELISE (8) OBELISED (8) SEMIBOLD (8)
Score: 26–46 (max 58)

Round 8: L T I O S R A P T

Laurence: TRAILS (6)
David: PATROLS (7)
DC: TALIPOTS (8)
OT: ALTIPORTS (18)
Score: 26–53 (max 76)

Round 9: 100, 6, 3, 10, 4, 10. Target: 123.

Laurence: 123. (4 x 6) - (10 / 10) + 100 (10)
David: 123. 100 + 10 + 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 36–63 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: SEEBRIDAL -> DESIRABLE

Round 10: R B W O E O S J T

Laurence: BOOSTER (7)
David: BOOSTER (7)
DC: ROBOTS (6) REBOOTS (7)
OT: JOBSTER (7)
Score: 43–70 (max 93)

Round 11: E U F T S O A P S

Laurence: FEASTS (6)
David: PASTES (6)
DC: OUTPASS (7)
OT: ESTUFAS (7) FUSSPOT (7) PASTOSE (7) PETASUS (7) POSTEAS (7)
Score: 49–76 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bishop" and "blessing".

Round 12: N T O I R G A N L

Laurence: LOANING (7)
David: ORATING (7)
DC: TRIGONAL (8)
OT: IGNORANT (8) NORATING (8)
Score: 56–83 (max 108)

Round 13: E H N O I D G O L

Laurence: HOLDING (7)
David: HOLDING (7)
DC: EIDOLON (7)
OT: DOGHOLE (7) HOODING (7)
Score: 63–90 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 10, 2, 7, 5, 3. Target: 803.

Laurence: 803. ((3 + 5) x 2 x 50) + 10 - 7 (10)
David: 803. ((10 - 2) x (7 - 5) x 50) + 3 (10)
Score: 73–100 (max 125)

Round 15: N E R D Y I C E S

No one buzzes. The answer was RESIDENCY.
Final Score: 73–100 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Laurence:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 5

David:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
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