Monday 9th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 69)

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Monday 9th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 69)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:17 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 9 October 2017.

C1: Challenger James Perry. A customer executive from Chigwell, Greater London. He has done 4 of the 6 major marathons, and hopes to do the other 2 soon. 8-)
C2: Challenger Owen Taaffe. A company director from County Dublin. He works in tourism and has done some long train journeys including Vancouver to Halifax (I presume in Eastern Canada, rather than West Yorkshire!! :P :P )
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L E N T I G L A
R02: R I D Y O F A M U
R03: 5, 3, 2, 6, 4, 10. Target: 972.
TTT: SUPERREDS - "They got stuck into their opponents in the hope that they might cave in."
R04: J A S W E R D O K
R05: T C E S Q U L R E
R06: 50, 9, 2, 1, 8, 6. Target: 153.
R07: N G O M H A E F O
R08: Z I S R E D L I E
R09: 50, 8, 2, 5, 2, 4. Target: 851.
TTT: GIVENORTH - "You give yourself a break on the long journey up north."
R10: R I V M U P O N E
R11: R T P L I A E X B
R12: N I S T E R O T E
R13: G N T S O A O I P
R14: 25, 1, 4, 9, 3, 7. Target: 252.
R15: B E N D P I L L S (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L E N T I G L A

James: STEALING (8)
Owen: STALLING (8)
DC: GENITALS (8) ENTAILS (7)
OT: AGLISTEN (8) EASTLING (8) GELATINS (8) LAIGLENS (8) LEGALIST (8) NIGELLAS (8) STILLAGE (8) TELLINAS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: R I D Y O F A M U

James: fraid
Owen: MYRIAD (6)
OT: FAIRYDOM (8)
Score: 8–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 5, 3, 2, 6, 4, 10. Target: 972.

James: 960.
Owen: -
RR: 972. ((5 x 10) + 4) x 3 x 6 (10)
Score: 8–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SUPERREDS -> PRESSURED

Round 4: J A S W E R D O K

James: WORKED (6)
Owen: JOKERS (6)
DC: DOWSER (6)
OT: ADROWSE (7) REDOWAS (7) WOADERS (7)
Score: 14–20 (max 33)

Round 5: T C E S Q U L R E

James: lustres
Owen: QUESTER (7)
DC: LECTURES (8)
Score: 14–27 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 9, 2, 1, 8, 6. Target: 153.

James: 156.
Owen: 153. (2 x 50) + (6 x 9) - 1 (10)
Score: 14–37 (max 51)

Dr. Phil continues talking "behind the headlines" in regards to the NHS, with misleading facts about red wine.

Round 7: N G O M H A E F O

James: HOMAGE (6)
Owen: HOMAGE (6)
DC: MANGO (5)
OT: GEONOMA (7)
Score: 20–43 (max 58)

Round 8: Z I S R E D L I E

James: RESIZED (7)
Owen: slidier
OT: RESILED (7) RESLIDE (7)
Score: 27–43 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 8, 2, 5, 2, 4. Target: 851.

James: 844.
Owen: 851. ((8 + 5 + 4) x 50) + (2 / 2) (10)
Score: 27–53 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: GIVENORTH -> OVERNIGHT

Round 10: R I V M U P O N E

James: PUNIER (6)
Owen: unprove
DC: IMPROVE (7)
OT: PERONIUM (8)
Score: 33–53 (max 83)

Round 11: R T P L I A E X B

James: PETAL (5)
Owen: TRIBAL (6)
DC: TRIPLEX (7) PARTIBLE (8)
Score: 33–59 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "putting out all the stops".

Round 12: N I S T E R O T E

James: STONIER (7)
Owen: INSERT (6)
DC: TENORIST (8)
OT: NEOTERIST (18)
Score: 40–59 (max 109)

Round 13: G N T S O A O I P

James: POSTING (7)
Owen: STOOPING (8)
DC: SOAPING (7)
OT: POGONIAS (8)
Score: 40–67 (max 117)

Round 14: 25, 1, 4, 9, 3, 7. Target: 252.

James: 253. ((7 + 3) x 25) + 4 - 1 (7)
Owen: 253. ((9 + 1) x 25) + 3 (7)
RR: 252. 4 x 7 x 9 (10)
Score: 47–74 (max 127)

Round 15: B E N D P I L L S

Owen buzzes on 15.5 seconds to say SPELLBIND which is correct.
Final Score: 47–84 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

Owen:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 5

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