Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

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Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:17 am

Countdown recap for Monday 4 September 2017.

C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (2 wins, 149 points.) A barrister from Dublin.
C2: Challenger Terry Whittaker. A shop manager from Shenfield, Essex. Up till the age of 10, he lived in Botswana.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Q T C O I T E I G
R02: T U V G E A S U V
R03: 6, 9, 4, 9, 1, 7. Target: 548.
TTT: CINDYRITA - "When Cindy and Rita got together, they formed a thoroughly unpleasant combination"
R04: R I A S D I E R L
R05: G S I U T L E M O
R06: 50, 8, 4, 5, 2, 7. Target: 950.
R07: U L N E B H L O R
R08: L A S F U E R E M
R09: 25, 75, 100, 1, 7, 4. Target: 592.
TTT: INHERTEST - "In her test, she had to show how four of these made 52."
R10: I A R P I D R D O
R11: T X I O N W E A P
R12: H U A S D N E O J
R13: P D A C N E O Y N
R14: 75, 100, 9, 3, 4, 2. Target: 374.
R15: E P I C S H I R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: Q T C O I T E I G

Nikki: cottie
Terry: goit
DC: GEOTIC (6)
Score: 0–0 (max 6)

Round 2: T U V G E A S U V

Nikki: AUGUST (6)
Terry: VAST (4)
DC: VAGUEST (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 13)

Round 3: 6, 9, 4, 9, 1, 7. Target: 548.

Nikki: 547. (9 x 6 x (9 + 1)) + 7 (7)
Terry: 547. (9 x 6 x (9 + 1)) + 7 (7)
RR: 548. (((9 x 7) - 1) x 9) - 6 - 4 (10)
Score: 13–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: CINDYRITA -> RANCIDITY

Round 4: R I A S D I E R L

Nikki: RAIDERS (7)
Terry: DIARISE (7)
DC: DAIRIES (7) LARDIER (7)
OT: LAIRDIES (8)
Score: 20–14 (max 31)

Round 5: G S I U T L E M O

Nikki: MOIST (5)
Terry: GLUTES (6)
DC: EULOGIST (8)
OT: OUTSMILE (8)
Score: 20–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 8, 4, 5, 2, 7. Target: 950.

Nikki: 950. (7 + 4 + 8) x 50 (10)
Terry: 944.
Score: 30–20 (max 49)

Mark talks about his upbringing on a stables, and getting tips from his local vicar.

Round 7: U L N E B H L O R

Nikki: HOLLER (6)
Terry: horne
DC: BULLHORN (8)
OT: BRUNELLO (8)
Score: 36–20 (max 57)

Round 8: L A S F U E R E M

Nikki: FLAMERS (7)
Terry: MEASURE (7)
DC: REFUSAL (7) REFLAME (7) REFLAMES (8)
OT: MUSELAER (8)
Score: 43–27 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 75, 100, 1, 7, 4. Target: 592.

Nikki: 593. ((7 - 1) x 100) - (75 / 25) - 4 (7)
Terry: 595.
RR: 592. (75 - 1) x ((100 / 25) + 4) (10)
Score: 50–27 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: INHERTEST -> THIRTEENS

Round 10: I A R P I D R D O

Nikki: RADIO (5)
Terry: RAPID (5)
DC: RAPIDO (6) AIRDROP (7)
Score: 55–32 (max 82)

Round 11: T X I O N W E A P

Nikki: PATIO (5)
Terry: WEAPON (6)
DC: OPIATE (6)
OT: PATINE (6) PIANET (6) PINATE (6) PINETA (6) POINTE (6) TOWNIE (6)
Score: 55–38 (max 88)

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

Round 12: H U A S D N E O J

Nikki: SOUND (5)
Terry: -
DC: HOUSED (6) NOSHED (6) JOSHED (6)
OT: ADENOUS (7) DOUANES (7)
Score: 60–38 (max 95)

Round 13: P D A C N E O Y N

Nikki: PANNED (6)
Terry: CONNED (6)
DC: ANNOYED (7)
OT: ANODYNE (7)
Score: 66–44 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 100, 9, 3, 4, 2. Target: 374.

Nikki: 374. ((9 - 4) x 75) - (3 - 2) (10)
Terry: 375.
Score: 76–44 (max 112)

Round 15: E P I C S H I R T

Nikki buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say CHIRPIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 86–44 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Nikki:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 3

Terry:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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