Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

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Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:50 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 13 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (1 win, 102 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Mike Brain. A retired polymer chemist from Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire. He is a big fan of the history author Dorothy Dunnett, and once met her in her house.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K O N C E U T M A
R02: L H N I E P I S N
R03: 75, 25, 9, 10, 8, 5. Target: 996.
TTT: MIKEBRAIN - "Mike's brain was on the brink of burnout, so he went away on this."
R04: A E O D B F A S L
R05: R I M F O E D P I
R06: 50, 9, 3, 8, 4, 1. Target: 542.
R07: S U Y R E I N R L
R08: M T W A O A S D E
R09: 100, 25, 1, 3, 9, 7. Target: 204.
TTT: THINGLOOM - "It was gloomy and difficult to see, as the clouds were blocking this."
R10: T P U I E D S E C
R11: T A Z G I U S N S
R12: I E O T S G I V A
R13: W O S L I A L D E
R14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 9. Target: 258.
R15: R E C O R D V O W (conundrum)


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Round 1: K O N C E U T M A

Graeme: OUNCE (5)
Mike: OUTMAN (6)
DC: TOUCAN (6)
OT: MUCONATE (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: L H N I E P I S N

Graeme: PINNIES (7)
Mike: pencils
DC: PLENISH (7)
OT: HINNIES (7) PINNELS (7) SPLENII (7)
Score: 7–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 9, 10, 8, 5. Target: 996.

Graeme: 995. ((75 + 25 + 10) x 9) + 5 (7)
Mike: 995. ((75 + 25) x 10) - 5 (7)
RR: 996. ((75 + 25) x 10) - (9 - 5) (10)
Score: 14–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MIKEBRAIN -> MINIBREAK

Round 4: A E O D B F A S L

Graeme: ABODES (6)
Mike: LOADS (5)
DC: ALBEDOS (7) BASELOAD (8)
Score: 20–13 (max 33)

Round 5: R I M F O E D P I

Graeme: FORMED (6)
Mike: PRIDE (5)
DC: MOPED (5) PRIMED (6)
OT: MODIFIER (8) PEDIFORM (8)
Score: 26–13 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 9, 3, 8, 4, 1. Target: 542.

Graeme: 542. ((8 + 3) x 50) - (9 - 1) (10)
Mike: 543.
Score: 36–13 (max 51)

Margaret talks about having a mentor in business.

Round 7: S U Y R E I N R L

Graeme: INSURER (7)
Mike: INSURER (7)
DC: NURSERY (7) SURELY (6) LINERS (6)
OT: NIRRELS (7) RUINERS (7) SURLIER (7)
Score: 43–20 (max 58)

Round 8: M T W A O A S D E

Graeme: TAMED (5)
Mike: MOATED (6)
DC: MEADOWS (7)
OT: ADATOMS (7)
Score: 43–26 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 25, 1, 3, 9, 7. Target: 204.

Graeme: 204. (3 - 1) x (9 - 7 + 100) (10)
Mike: -
Score: 53–26 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: THINGLOOM -> MOONLIGHT

Round 10: T P U I E D S E C

Graeme: DEPUTISE (8)
Mike: DISPUTE (7)
DC: DEPUTIES (8)
Score: 61–26 (max 83)

Round 11: T A Z G I U S N S

Graeme: STINGS (6)
Mike: assing
DC: GIANTS (6)
OT: ISSUANT (7) SUSTAIN (7)
Score: 67–26 (max 90)

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

Round 12: I E O T S G I V A

Graeme: GOATS (5)
Mike: VISAGE (6)
DC: STOGIE (6)
OT: AGEIST (6) EGOIST (6) GOAVES (6) OGIVES (6) OVATES (6) SOVIET (6) STEVIA (6)
Score: 67–32 (max 96)

Round 13: W O S L I A L D E

Graeme: DISALLOW (8)
Mike: DISALLOW (8)
DC: SIDEWALL (8) WALLIES (7) WALDOES (7) ALLOWED (7)
Score: 75–40 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 9. Target: 258.

Graeme: 258. 100 + 75 + 25 + 50 + 8 (10)
Mike: 258. 100 + 75 + 25 + 50 + 8 (10)
Score: 85–50 (max 114)

Round 15: R E C O R D V O W

Mike buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say OVERCROWD which is correct.
Final Score: 85–60 (max 124)

Interesting the W in OVERCROWD was an upside-down M, and also Mike actually said the answer (inaudibly) after 1.5 seconds, but Graeme had to tell him to press the buzzer and give his answer then.... :oops: :oops: :P :P

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Mike:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

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