Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)

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Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 25 September 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Peel (4 wins, 349 points.) A business analyst from Durham.
C2: Challenger Nick Bryant-Nichols. A field operations manager from Alloa, Clackmannanshire, but is originally from England. He lost a toe to a lawnmower. :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Steve Backshall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M E Z R A L U T E
R02: G L F X A I E D U
R03: 25, 10, 5, 8, 6, 7. Target: 566.
TTT: GLOOMYYET - "This isn't a teaser, it's the Origins of Words"
R04: G S N D O I O S E
R05: D I J E P G U Y T
R06: 75, 25, 10, 8, 5, 6. Target: 420.
R07: R A L U D N E P H
R08: S V N R I E A L E
R09: 100, 7, 8, 5, 9, 10. Target: 347.
TTT: GIANTPILE - "The giant pile of hairs on the floor suggested she'd be doing this"
R10: B F R S O E A L E
R11: R I N T O L A T O
R12: M N R T A O E S O
R13: T E S A T I D T W
R14: 50, 75, 10, 6, 8, 1. Target: 144.
R15: M A L L S T O R E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M E Z R A L U T E

Phil: RELATE (6)
Nick: ruler
DC: LEMUR (5) EMULATE (7)
OT: METARULE (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: G L F X A I E D U

Phil: FAILED (6)
Nick: GLADE (5)
DC: FELID (5) FEUDAL (6)
OT: ADIEUX (6) AFIELD (6) AIDFUL (6) AUDILE (6) FLUXED (6) FULGID (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 10, 5, 8, 6, 7. Target: 566.

Phil: 567. ((10 + 7 + 6) x 25) - 8 (7)
Nick: -
RR: 566. (8 x 7 x 10) + 6 (10)
Score: 19–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GLOOMYYET -> ETYMOLOGY

Round 4: G S N D O I O S E

Phil: DOSSING (7)
Nick: SENDS (5)
DC: GOOSE (5) DINGOS (6) DINGOES (7) GOODIES (7) GOODNESS (8)
OT: GOODINESS (18)
Score: 26–0 (max 42)

Round 5: D I J E P G U Y T

Phil: tupied
Nick: GUIDE (5)
DC: TEGU (4) DEGU (4) DEPUTY (6)
OT: DUGITE (6) JUDGEY (6) PEGITY (6)
Score: 26–5 (max 48)

Round 6: 75, 25, 10, 8, 5, 6. Target: 420.

Phil: 420. ((8 x 5) + (6 / (75 / 25))) x 10 (10)
Nick: -
Score: 36–5 (max 58)

Steve talks about animals looking like other animals.

Round 7: R A L U D N E P H

Phil: LAUNDER (7)
Nick: LAUNDER (7)
DC: PENDULAR (8) PARD (4)
Score: 43–12 (max 66)

Round 8: S V N R I E A L E

Phil: LEAVERS (7)
Nick: LEAVERS (7)
DC: VERNALISE (18) ELVER (5)
Score: 50–19 (max 84)

Round 9: 100, 7, 8, 5, 9, 10. Target: 347.

Phil: 349. (7 x 5 x 10) - (9 - 8) (7)
Nick: 349. (8 x 5) + ((10 - 7) x 100) + 9 (7)
RR: 347. ((100 / 5) x (8 + 9)) + 7 (10)
Score: 57–26 (max 94)

Teatime teaser: GIANTPILE -> EPILATING

Round 10: B F R S O E A L E

Phil: LOAFERS (7)
Nick: RESALE (6)
DC: BOREAL (6) SABLE (5) BEEFALO (7) beefalos
OT: EARLOBES (8)
Score: 64–26 (max 102)

Round 11: R I N T O L A T O

Phil: ROTATION (8)
Nick: latino
DC: RAT (3)
Score: 72–26 (max 110)

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

Round 12: M N R T A O E S O

Phil: STOREMAN (8)
Nick: ROAST (5)
DC: MARTENS (7) MOONSET (7) ANTEROOMS (18)
Score: 80–26 (max 128)

Round 13: T E S A T I D T W

Phil: TATTIES (7)
Nick: WASTED (6)
DC: TITS (4) WAISTED (7)
OT: ETATIST (7) SWATTED (7) TWATTED (7) TWISTED (7) TWITTED (7)
Score: 87–26 (max 135)

Round 14: 50, 75, 10, 6, 8, 1. Target: 144.

Phil: 144. 75 + 50 + 10 + 8 + 1 (10)
Nick: 143.
Score: 97–26 (max 145)

Round 15: M A L L S T O R E

No one buzzes. The answer was STEAMROLL.
Final Score: 97–26 (max 155)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Nick:
Total score - 26
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 17
Raw % of max - 39
Total average score per round - 1.7
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 0

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