Monday 11th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 113)

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Monday 11th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 113)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 11 December 2017.

C1: Champion Chris Weldon (2 wins, 182 points.) A retired civil servant from Great Bircham, Norfolk.
C2: Challenger Michelle Riley. A nursing student from Edinburgh, but is originally from Aberdeen. She hopes to do community nursing once she finishes her studies, and she's also a keen poker player.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S M I G M A S I A
R02: R E F L U B J E I
R03: 75, 3, 10, 2, 4, 1. Target: 163.
TTT: SHAREABED - "They couldn't share a bed due to his snoring, and he was tired of being this."
R04: B O R E L E L N N
R05: D L A T S I Y E O
R06: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 8. Target: 954.
R07: D S I R C O T E I
R08: T A N T V E S I C
R09: 50, 3, 4, 8, 2, 7. Target: 378.
TTT: SAFELIVER - "If you drink a safe amount of alcohol and look after your liver, it could turn out to be this."
R10: H A E R S A F O D
R11: R G E T D U S I E
R12: T O L R X E A R M
R13: S D U P T O K I E
R14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 2, 6. Target: 547.
R15: G I A N T T A L C (conundrum)


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Round 1: S M I G M A S I A

Chris: AMASS (5)
Michelle: MASS (4)
DC: IMAGISM (7)
OT: MAIMAIS (7) MIASMAS (7) MISAIMS (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: R E F L U B J E I

Chris: BELIEF (6)
Michelle: BLUER (5)
DC: RELIEF (6) FEBRILE (7) JUBILEE (7)
Score: 11–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 3, 10, 2, 4, 1. Target: 163.

Chris: 163. (75 x 2) + 10 + 3 (10)
Michelle: 163. (75 x 2) + 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 21–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: SHAREABED -> EARBASHED

Round 4: B O R E L E L N N

Chris: REBEL (5)
Michelle: leener
DC: ENROBE (6) ENNOBLE (7)
OT: RELLENO (7)
Score: 26–10 (max 31)

Round 5: D L A T S I Y E O

Chris: STEADILY (8)
Michelle: ladiest
DC: DIASTOLE (8)
OT: ISOLATED (8) SODALITE (8) SODALITY (8) YODELIST (8)
Score: 34–10 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 8. Target: 954.

Chris: 950.
Michelle: 955. ((100 + 25) x 8) - 50 + 5 (7)
Score: 34–17 (max 46)

Paul performs a magic trick involving a magic bean. 8-)

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

Chris: DIRECTS (7)
Michelle: TRICES (6) - apparently TRICE is only in the dictionary as part of the phrase "in a trice", so it shouldn't have been allowed. :oops: :oops:
DC: CORDITE (7)
OT: SIDEROTIC (18)
Score: 41–17 (max 64)

Round 8: T A N T V E S I C

Chris: INVEST (6)
Michelle: INVEST (6)
DC: NATIVES (7) VESICANT (8)
OT: NICTATES (8) TASTEVIN (8)
Score: 47–23 (max 72)

Round 9: 50, 3, 4, 8, 2, 7. Target: 378.

Chris: 379.
Michelle: 378. (7 x 50) + (8 x 3) + 4 (10)
Score: 47–33 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: SAFELIVER -> LIFESAVER

Round 10: H A E R S A F O D

Chris: SHARED (6)
Michelle: SHARED (6)
DC: FEDORAS (7)
Score: 53–39 (max 89)

Round 11: R G E T D U S I E

Chris: DIGEST (6)
Michelle: DUTIES (6)
DC: GUIDERS (7) EDGIEST (7) REDGIEST (8)
OT: DIGESTER (8) GESTURED (8) REDIGEST (8) REGUIDES (8)
Score: 59–45 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of phrase relating to "hair".

Round 12: T O L R X E A R M

Chris: REALTOR (7)
Michelle: REALTOR (7)
DC: MORTAL (6) MORTAR (6)
OT: RELATOR (7) ROTAMER (7)
Score: 66–52 (max 104)

Round 13: S D U P T O K I E

Chris: SPOUTED (7)
Michelle: DOPIEST (7)
DC: STUPID (6) DISPUTE (7) POKIEST (7)
OT: DEPOSIT (7) DESKTOP (7) OUTSIDE (7) OUTSPED (7) PITEOUS (7) PODITES (7) POSITED (7) POUSTIE (7) PUKIEST (7) TEDIOUS (7) TOPSIDE (7)
Score: 73–59 (max 111)

Round 14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 2, 6. Target: 547.

Chris: 547. (100 x 6) - 50 - (75 / 25) (10)
Michelle: 546.
Score: 83–59 (max 121)

Round 15: G I A N T T A L C

Michelle buzzes on 2 seconds to say GIGANTIC which is incorrect.
Chris buzzes on 4.25 seconds to say LACTATING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–59 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

Michelle:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 62
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
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