Monday 6th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 89)

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Monday 6th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 89)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:13 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 6 November 2017.

C1: Champion James Riddell (2 wins, 165 points.) A support worker from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Hilary Hills. A company secretary from Ashtead, Surrey. In the 1960's, she was an extra in The Beatles film, A Hard Day's Night. :shock: :o 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Alison Steadman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.


R01: P E U T L N I U Y
R02: L S T N E A I O L
R03: 100, 10, 5, 8, 5, 4. Target: 677.
TTT: ORANGEMOB - "The kangaroo called up to ask for its weapon back."
R04: P S D N A I O D I
R05: M H U E N S A T S
R06: 75, 10, 2, 10, 1, 4. Target: 180.
R07: T R E I T D S I E
R08: M L H A I A F E P
R09: 50, 100, 2, 4, 6, 10. Target: 274.
TTT: SOFTYSOUP - "Don't mess around with the very small cat."
R10: X S G R U I E R C
R11: T M L A U R D E I
R12: R E W T Q E I E V
R13: B A E V C O I R N
R14: 25, 6, 5, 8, 1, 2. Target: 866.
R15: S L E D V O I D S (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E U T L N I U Y

James: LUPINE (6)
Hilary: PLENTY (6)
DC: INEPTLY (7) PUNILY (6)
OT: UNITELY (7) UNPIETY (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L S T N E A I O L

James: TOENAILS (8)
Hilary: LISTEN (6)
DC: STALLION (8) SALIENT (7)
OT: ALNOITES (8) TELLINAS (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 10, 5, 8, 5, 4. Target: 677.

James: -
Hilary: -
OT: 677. ((100 - 4) x (10 - (8 - 5))) + 5 (10)
Score: 14–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ORANGEMOB -> BOOMERANG

Round 4: P S D N A I O D I

James: POINDS (6)
Hilary: PAINS (5)
DC: PIANOS (6)
OT: DIAPSID (7) DISDAIN (7) NAIDIDS (7)
Score: 20–6 (max 32)

Round 5: M H U E N S A T S

James: STAMENS (7)
Hilary: STAMENS (7)
DC: ANTHEMS (7)
OT: HASTENS (7) MAUNTES (7) MENTHAS (7) MUTASES (7) NASUTES (7) UNMASTS (7) UNMATES (7) UNSEATS (7)
Score: 27–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 10, 2, 10, 1, 4. Target: 180.

James: 180. (75 + 10 + 4 + 1) x 2 (10)
Hilary: 180. (2 x 75) + (10 x 4) - 10 (10)
Score: 37–23 (max 49)

Alison talks about a theatre production involving her and the late Lynda Bellingham.

Round 7: T R E I T D S I E

James: RESIDE (6)
Hilary: SETTER (6)
DC: DIRTIEST (8)
OT: SIDERITE (8) TIREDEST (8)
Score: 43–29 (max 57)

Round 8: M L H A I A F E P

James: AFLAME (6)
Hilary: AMPLE (5)
DC: IMPALA (6)
OT: APHELIA (7)
Score: 49–29 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 100, 2, 4, 6, 10. Target: 274.

James: 284.
Hilary: 274. (100 x 2) + (6 x 4) + 50 (10)
Score: 49–39 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: SOFTYSOUP -> PUSSYFOOT

Round 10: X S G R U I E R C

James: CURRIES (7)
Hilary: CRUISER (7)
DC: GRICERS (7)
OT: SUCRIER (7)
Score: 56–46 (max 81)

Round 11: T M L A U R D E I

James: MATURED (7)
Hilary: MALTIER (7)
DC: AMULET (6) MUDIRATE (8)
Score: 63–53 (max 89)

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

Round 12: R E W T Q E I E V

James: REVIEW (6)
Hilary: REVIEW (6)
DC: VIEWER (6)
OT: VERITE (6) WEEVER (6)
Score: 69–59 (max 95)

Round 13: B A E V C O I R N

James: CARBINE (7)
Hilary: CAVERN (6)
DC: BACONER (7)
OT: VERONICA (8)
Score: 76–59 (max 103)

Round 14: 25, 6, 5, 8, 1, 2. Target: 866.

James: -
Hilary: -
RR: 867. ((6 + 1) x 5 x 25) - 8 (7)
Score: 76–59 (max 110)

Round 15: S L E D V O I D S

No one buzzes. The answer was DISSOLVED.
Final Score: 76–59 (max 120)

My internal sources tell me that the member of the audience picked to answer the conundrum was Apterite Dan Bryom. 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 5

Hilary:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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