Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

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Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 30 October 2017.

C1: Challenger Tom Brodie. A geography student from Newton Abbot, Devon, but is currently studying at Swansea University. He likes going to music festivals, and has both officiated and attended Glastonbury.
C2: Challenger Rob McCrudden. A retired support worker from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. He went over to the Netherlands to take a job as a nurse, but couldn't speak Dutch, so worked in a hotel instead!! :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N K I F L E A R D
R02: R E F V R U I N T
R03: 75, 25, 3, 4, 5, 9. Target: 420.
TTT: LICHENPIE - "Is this the sort of person who always sees the bigger picture?"
R04: R E N D A J S I R
R05: S P L O E C R I P
R06: 25, 100, 2, 1, 6, 7. Target: 850.
R07: T L E U R Z N I O
R08: S T E I U N E W S
R09: 100, 4, 3, 10, 3, 2. Target: 971.
TTT: RAVENSOUP - "If you want to get this, you'll have to think like the brightest of stars."
R10: L I O E N H T L A
R11: R D S I E Y M A E
R12: S U I A T D M O T
R13: M C R A E O N X I
R14: 100, 4, 5, 4, 3, 8. Target: 863.
R15: S A T I S P I E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: N K I F L E A R D

Tom: FLAKIER (7)
Rob: FLANKER (7)
OT: AKINDLE (7) FANKLED (7) FANLIKE (7) FLANKED (7) FRANKED (7) KINDLER (7) KNAIDEL (7) LANKIER (7) RANKLED (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: R E F V R U I N T

Tom: TURNER (6)
Rob: FURTIVE (7)
DC: FRUITER (7)
OT: RUNTIER (7) TURFIER (7) UNRIVET (7) VENTURI (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 25, 3, 4, 5, 9. Target: 420.

Tom: 420. Mistake in working.
Rob: -
RR: 420. (75 + 25 + 5) x 4 (10)
Score: 7–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LICHENPIE -> CINEPHILE

Round 4: R E N D A J S I R

Tom: SANDIER (7)
Rob: RAIDERS (7)
DC: SARDINE (7) ERRANDS (7) RANDIER (7) DRAINERS (8)
OT: RANDJIES (8) SERRANID (8)
Score: 14–21 (max 32)

Weirdly, Rachel picks the incorrect later for the 3rd, 4th and 5th letters :!: :!: :shock: :o :oops: :roll:

Round 5: S P L O E C R I P

Tom: SPOILER (7)
Rob: CLIPPERS (8)
DC: SPLICER (7) CRIPPLES (8)
OT: SLOPPIER (8)
Score: 14–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 100, 2, 1, 6, 7. Target: 850.

Tom: 850. ((7 + 1) x 100) + (2 x 25) (10)
Rob: 850. ((7 + 1) x 100) + (2 x 25) (10)
Score: 24–39 (max 50)

John talks about the perils of being on stage and forgetting your lines.... :oops: :oops:

Round 7: T L E U R Z N I O

Tom: LINER (5)
Rob: OUTLINER (8)
Score: 24–47 (max 58)

Round 8: S T E I U N E W S

Tom: UNITES (6)
Rob: unwisest
DC: UNWISE (6) WESTIES (7) NEWSIEST (8)
Score: 30–47 (max 66)

Round 9: 100, 4, 3, 10, 3, 2. Target: 971.

Tom: 972. Mistake in working.
Rob: -
RR: 971. ((100 - 3) x 10) + 3 - 2 (10)
Score: 30–47 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: RAVENSOUP -> SUPERNOVA

Round 10: L I O E N H T L A

Tom: ELATION (7)
Rob: ELATION (7)
DC: HOTLINE (7) ETHANOL (7)
OT: ALNOITE (7) ANTHILL (7) HALLION (7) HELLION (7) NEOLITH (7) TELLINA (7) TOENAIL (7)
Score: 37–54 (max 83)

Round 11: R D S I E Y M A E

Tom: DISMAY (6)
Rob: MISREAD (7)
DC: SIDEARM (7) MYRIADS (7) ADMIRES (7) MARDIES (7)
OT: MADERISE (8)
Score: 37–61 (max 91)

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

Round 12: S U I A T D M O T

Tom: OMITS (5)
Rob: MASTOID (7)
OT: MATTOIDS (8)
Score: 37–68 (max 99)

Round 13: M C R A E O N X I

Tom: CRANE (5)
Rob: MOANER (6)
DC: ANOREXIC (8)
OT: MICROXEA (8)
Score: 37–74 (max 107)

Round 14: 100, 4, 5, 4, 3, 8. Target: 863.

Tom: -
Rob: 863. (8 x 100) + ((4 + 3) x (5 + 4)) (10)
Score: 37–84 (max 117)

Round 15: S A T I S P I E D

Tom buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say DISSIPATED which is incorrect.
Rob buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say DISSIPATE which is correct.
Final Score: 37–94 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

Rob:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 8

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