Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)

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Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)

Post by Sean Fletcher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 15 January 2018.

C1: Champion Jacob Coventry-Peters (4 wins, 343 points.) Politics student from Newcastle who is currently learning Welsh.
C2: Challenger Mary Bainbridge. A retired teacher from Lechlade, Glouctershire. Taught in Uganda at the time of Idi Amin.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S P I A U N V E
R02: M P R O I U Q S E
R03: 5, 2, 9, 10, 3, 100. Target: 258.
TTT: BIGBUSTER - "Buster was a big fella, but he was also very dirty."
R04: T C B A I I R O L
R05: G M Z F E O E D R
R06: 7, 6, 7, 5, 8, 100. Target: 555.
R07: M L T I E O P D I
R08: R M S U E I D K D
R09: 5, 5, 4, 6, 2, 100. Target: 290.
TTT: LINETRADE - "More often than not, he's the last one in and the last one out."
R10: B T S E I O X F M
R11: J L T I A I L U I
R12: Y R A N E W O S R
R13: G W P A E O H L S
R14: 1, 5, 10, 8, 9, 50. Target: 693.
R15: W I F E R O P E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S P I A U N V E

Jacob: unpairs
Mary: PRAISE (6)
DC: UPRAISE (7) PARVENUS (8)
OT: PERUVINS (8) UNPRAISE (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: M P R O I U Q S E

Jacob: UMPIRES (7)
Mary: UMPIRES (7)
DC: PROMISE (7)
OT: QUIPSOME (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 5, 2, 9, 10, 3, 100. Target: 258.

Jacob: 259. (100/2*5)+9 (7)
Mary: 259. (100/2*5)+9 (7)
RR: 258. 2*100+9*5+10+3 (10)
Score: 14–20 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BIGBUSTER -> GRUBBIEST

Round 4: T C B A I I R O L

Jacob: BAILOR (6)
Mary: TRIBAL (6)
DC: ORBITAL (7)
OT: ABIOTIC (7) ALBITIC (7) CIBORIA (7) CORTILI (7) RIBITOL (7)
Score: 20–26 (max 33)

Round 5: G M Z F E O E D R

Jacob: FORGED (6)
Mary: MERGED (6)
DC: FREEDOM (7)
Score: 26–32 (max 40)

Round 6: 7, 6, 7, 5, 8, 100. Target: 555.

Jacob: 555. 100*5+7*7+6 (10)
Mary: 555. 5*100+6*8+7 (10)
Score: 36–42 (max 50)

Richard talks about different outfits he has had to wear over the years.

Round 7: M L T I E O P D I

Jacob: PILOTED (7)
Mary: IMPOLITE (8)
Score: 36–50 (max 58)

Round 8: R M S U E I D K D

Jacob: MUDDIER (7)
Mary: MUDDIER (7)
DC: DUDEISM (7) DUSKIER (7) MUSKIER (7)
OT: DUIKERS (7) KIDDERS (7) MIDDERS (7) MUDDERS (7) MUDDIES (7) MUSIKER (7) RUDDIES (7) SMIRKED (7)
Score: 43–57 (max 65)

Round 9: 5, 5, 4, 6, 2, 100. Target: 290.

Jacob: 290. (5-2)*100-6-4 (10)
Mary: 290. 6/2*100-5-5 (10)
Score: 53–67 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: LINETRADE -> TAILENDER

Round 10: B T S E I O X F M

Jacob: FOXIEST (7)
Mary: BEFITS (6)
DC: BOXIEST (7)
OT: FEMBOTS (7) FOMITES (7)
Score: 60–67 (max 82)

Round 11: J L T I A I L U I

Jacob: JILT (4)
Mary: JAIL (4)
OT: AILILIU (7)
Score: 64–71 (max 89)

Susie's Origins of Words discusses expressions that involve the nose.

Round 12: Y R A N E W O S R

Jacob: WARNERS (7)
Mary: YEARNS (6)
DC: NARROWS (7) WARRENS (7)
OT: RAWNERS (7) RESWORN (7) ROWNERS (7) SERRANO (7) YARROWS (7) YAWNERS (7)
Score: 71–71 (max 96)

Round 13: G W P A E O H L S

Jacob: PEALS (5)
Mary: WHALES (6)
DC: SHAPE (5) GALOSH (6)
OT: LOWAGES (7)
Score: 71–77 (max 103)

Round 14: 1, 5, 10, 8, 9, 50. Target: 693.

Jacob: 691.
Mary: 693. (9+5)*50-(8-1) (10)
Score: 71–87 (max 113)

Round 15: W I F E R O P E R

Jacob buzzes on 2 seconds to say FIREPOWER which is correct.
Final Score: 81–87 (max 123)


Further summaries are at:
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