Monday 2nd October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

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Monday 2nd October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 2 October 2017.

C1: Champion Eoin Jackson (3 wins, 284 points.) An Apteforumite from Dunmore East, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. He's wearing an olive green jumper with a "#4" in a shield. :P 8-)
C2: Challenger Jacob Gardner. An international tourism graduate from Wakefield. He recently finished his degree at Leeds Beckett University, and is about to head out to Paris.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D O S A C E R O U
R02: B I A W P O S A M
R03: 50, 100, 9, 4, 3, 7. Target: 609.
TTT: NEVERSTOP - "She never stops buying new things, she's gone and done it again!"
R04: S I J E R N O E S
R05: B O M A G U R I E
R06: 50, 100, 8, 9, 7, 1. Target: 228.
R07: S O T I S E L O D
R08: E R L I P E T N I
R09: 25, 50, 3, 2, 3, 5. Target: 804.
TTT: OURFORCES - "Do the quartet each get a goal, or is it eighty?"
R10: V E H A U Z R G I
R11: H E T E W A D I P
R12: S E L I P E Q I N
R13: T A N U T E F A S
R14: 75, 25, 4, 1, 8, 7. Target: 765.
R15: S P E E D P R O S (conundrum)


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Round 1: D O S A C E R O U

Eoin: CRUSADE (7)
Jacob: SAUCER (6)
DC: CAROUSED (8) DOORCASE (8)
OT: DECOROUS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: B I A W P O S A M

Eoin: SWAMP (5)
Jacob: SOAP (4)
DC: MIAOWS (6)
OT: ABOMAS (6) WASABI (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 100, 9, 4, 3, 7. Target: 609.

Eoin: 609. (100 - 9 - 4) x 7 (10)
Jacob: 609. (4 x 3 x 50) + 9 (10)
Score: 22–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NEVERSTOP -> OVERSPENT

Round 4: S I J E R N O E S

Eoin: JOINERS (7)
Jacob: RISES (5)
DC: SENIORS (7)
OT: ROSEINES (8)
Score: 29–10 (max 32)

Round 5: B O M A G U R I E

Eoin: GIAOUR (6)
Jacob: GEAR (4)
DC: GOURAMI (7)
OT: BOURGIE (7) EMBARGO (7) GAMBIER (7) UMBRAGE (7)
Score: 35–10 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 100, 8, 9, 7, 1. Target: 228.

Eoin: 228. (8 x 9) + 7 - 1 + 100 + 50 (10)
Jacob: 232.
Score: 45–10 (max 49)

Jon talks about his column he does in "Sky At Night" magazine on exoplanets.

Round 7: S O T I S E L O D

Eoin: TOODLES (7)
Jacob: SOLIDS (6)
DC: SOLIDEST (8)
OT: OSTIOLES (8) STOOLIES (8)
Score: 52–10 (max 57)

Round 8: E R L I P E T N I

Eoin: tripline
Jacob: PEEL (4)
DC: REPTILE (7)
OT: NITERIE (7) NITRILE (7) PELERIN (7) PENTILE (7) PERLITE (7) PIERINE (7) PTERINE (7)
Score: 52–14 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 50, 3, 2, 3, 5. Target: 804.

Eoin: 803. ((5 + 3) x 2 x 50) + 3 (7)
Jacob: 650.
OT: 804. (((50 - 2) x 5) + 25 + 3) x 3 (10)
Score: 59–14 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: OURFORCES -> FOURSCORE

Round 10: V E H A U Z R G I

Eoin: GAUZIER (7)
Jacob: -
Score: 66–14 (max 81)

Round 11: H E T E W A D I P

Eoin: PITHEAD (7)
Jacob: HEATED (6)
OT: HEADTIE (7)
Score: 73–14 (max 88)

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

Round 12: S E L I P E Q I N

Eoin: PENILE (6)
Jacob: SLEEP (5)
DC: PENSILE (7)
OT: SPLENII (7)
Score: 79–14 (max 95)

Round 13: T A N U T E F A S

Eoin: TAUTENS (7)
Jacob: FASTEN (6)
OT: ATTUNES (7) FANTAST (7) FATTENS (7) NUTATES (7) TETANUS (7)
Score: 86–14 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 25, 4, 1, 8, 7. Target: 765.

Eoin: 763. Mistake in working.
Jacob: 791.
RR: 765. (75 - 25 + 1) x (8 + 7) (10)
Score: 86–14 (max 112)

Round 15: S P E E D P R O S

No one buzzes. The answer was OPPRESSED.
Final Score: 86–14 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Eoin:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Jacob:
Total score - 14
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 11
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 0.9
Raw average score per round - 4.2
Number of maxes - 1

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