Monday 20th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 99)

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Monday 20th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 99)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:24 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 20 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (6 wins, 506 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Beth Walker. A trainee teacher from Liverpool. Earlier in the year, she rode along Route 66 with her boyfriend, where he proposed to her at the Grand Canyon.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth, wearing a University of Chester jumper.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R O D P I E J D G
R02: R A U P M D A E R
R03: 100, 75, 10, 2, 9, 2. Target: 389.
TTT: DENYLAGER - "I can't deny his love for lager was well renowned."
R04: M V A E O F D G N
R05: T U T K E I L N W
R06: 25, 100, 2, 4, 8, 9. Target: 620.
R07: C E N T A I R P O
R08: A E L S B I L T U
R09: 100, 50, 2, 2, 9, 7. Target: 932.
TTT: ROYTUTSAT - "Roy tuts at all the regulations, but they're required by law."
R10: Q S T E I A N R E
R11: X A S N I O F R U
R12: L M G A I S Y E H
R13: S A P D O A C E R
R14: 75, 8, 1, 5, 7, 6. Target: 454.
R15: G R I M G I A N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: R O D P I E J D G

Graeme: DODGIER (7)
Beth: PODGIER (7)
DC: PIE (3) PODDIER (7)
OT: PODDIGE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: R A U P M D A E R

Graeme: MARRED (6)
Beth: DUMPER (6)
DC: RUMP (4) RAMP (4) DAMP (4) MARAUDER (8)
OT: RAPADURE (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 10, 2, 9, 2. Target: 389.

Graeme: 386. ((10 / 2) x 75) + 9 + 2 (7)
Beth: 386. ((10 / 2) x 75) + 9 + 2 (7)
OT: 389. (((2 x 100) - 10) x 2) + 9 (10)
Score: 20–20 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DENYLAGER -> LEGENDARY

Round 4: M V A E O F D G N

Graeme: FOAMED (6)
Beth: FOAMED (6)
DC: DAEMON (6)
OT: DOGVANE (7) GOADMEN (7)
Score: 26–26 (max 32)

Round 5: T U T K E I L N W

Graeme: INLET (5)
Beth: WINKLE (6)
DC: TWINKLE (7)
OT: NUTLIKE (7)
Score: 26–32 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 100, 2, 4, 8, 9. Target: 620.

Graeme: 625.
Beth: 621. ((8 - 2) x 100) + 25 - 4 (7)
RR: 620. ((8 - 2) x 100) + 25 - (9 - 4) (10)
Score: 26–39 (max 49)

Gyles talks more about his jumper, as he has just become the Chancellor of the University of Chester.

Round 7: C E N T A I R P O

Graeme: ACTIONER (8)
Beth: PROTEIN (7)
DC: CERTAIN (7) OPERATIC (8) CAPTION (7) RECAPTION (18)
OT: PRECATION (18)
Score: 34–39 (max 67)

Round 8: A E L S B I L T U

Graeme: bulliest
Beth: BULLIES (7)
DC: SUITABLE (8)
OT: BLUETAILS (18)
Score: 34–46 (max 85)

Round 9: 100, 50, 2, 2, 9, 7. Target: 932.

Graeme: 932. (9 x 100) + (50 / 2) + 7 (10)
Beth: 932. (9 x 100) + 50 - ((2 + 7) x 2) (10)
Score: 44–56 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: ROYTUTSAT -> STATUTORY

Round 10: Q S T E I A N R E

Graeme: NASTIER (7)
Beth: NEAREST (7)
DC: QI (2) TRAINEES (8)
OT: RESINATE (8)
Score: 51–63 (max 103)

Round 11: X A S N I O F R U

Graeme: AXIONS (6)
Beth: FUSION (6)
DC: INSOFAR (7) ANXIOUS (7)
Score: 57–69 (max 110)

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

Round 12: L M G A I S Y E H

Graeme: GAMELY (6)
Beth: GLEAMS (6)
DC: GEISHA (6)
OT: GASHLEY (7) IMAGELY (7) MESGHAL (7) MYGALES (7)
Score: 63–75 (max 117)

Round 13: S A P D O A C E R

Graeme: PARADES (7)
Beth: SPACED (6)
DC: ROADSCAPE (18)
Score: 70–75 (max 135)

Round 14: 75, 8, 1, 5, 7, 6. Target: 454.

Graeme: 454. (75 x 6) + 5 - 1 (10)
Beth: 454. (75 x 6) + 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 80–85 (max 145)

Round 15: G R I M G I A N T

Graeme buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say MIGRATING which is correct.
Final Score: 90–85 (max 155)

Rachel reveals at the end that Beth was just a split-second behind with the buzzer, but due to editing, it made it look like Graeme was the only one pressing the buzzer... :roll: :roll:

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 4

Beth:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 3

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