Monday 22nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 10)

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Monday 22nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 10)

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 23, 2018 7:21 pm

You thought I'd forgotten them, didn't you.... :?: :?: ;) ;) :) :) :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 22 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (1 win, 90 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Terry Kelly. A retired NHS manager from Widnes, Cheshire. He loves travelling, specifically Italy and its capital, Rome (can't say I disagree with him either. 8-) ).
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B D H E I E S M U
R02: B Q E V U S W A R
R03: 100, 2, 9, 6, 7, 5. Target: 996.
TTT: OTTERBLOG - "His ambition is to go all around the world playing basketball."
R04: S P O E L N A T O
R05: D R M A E I T W P
R06: 50, 25, 10, 7, 3, 1. Target: 542.
R07: Z N T A O G L E S
R08: J C I F E O T R T
R09: 10, 8, 6, 6, 4, 9. Target: 204.
TTT: THIEFMASK - "You get to work on time, but it's just a temporary measure."
R10: N D E O G L I G L
R11: A O F N R D R I V
R12: H D R E U T S A N
R13: S Y M E O D I T P
R14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 5, 1. Target: 258.
R15: R I N G A C H E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: B D H E I E S M U

Chris: BEMUSED (7)
Terry: IMBUED (6)
DC: DEMISE (6)
OT: EMBUSED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: B Q E V U S W A R

Chris: QUAVERS (7)
Terry: QUAVERS (7)
DC: BASQUE (6)
OT: BARQUES (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 2, 9, 6, 7, 5. Target: 996.

Chris: 996. (5 x 2 x 100) - (7 - (9 - 6)) (10)
Terry: 995.
Score: 24–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: OTTERBLOG -> GLOBETROT

Round 4: S P O E L N A T O

Chris: POOTLES (7)
Terry: PLANETS (7)
DC: POLENTAS (8) LAPSTONE (8) PLATOONS (8) TEASPOON (8)
OT: PELOTONS (8) PETALONS (8) PLEONAST (8)
Score: 31–14 (max 32)

Round 5: D R M A E I T W P

Chris: PIRATED (7)
Terry: TRAMPED (7)
DC: IMPARTED (8)
OT: TIMEWARD (8)
Score: 38–21 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 25, 10, 7, 3, 1. Target: 542.

Chris: 545.
Terry: 543. ((10 + 1) x 50) - 7 (7)
RR: 542. ((50 + 25 + 1) x 7) + 10 (10)
Score: 38–28 (max 50)

Raj talks about going on his annual holiday to Menorca, and going to the Paleo to touch a lucky horse, and being mistaken for Ian Wright in the process. :P :lol:

Round 7: Z N T A O G L E S

Chris: LONGEST (7)
Terry: GLOATS (6)
DC: ZEALOTS (7) TANGELOS (8)
Score: 45–28 (max 58)

Round 8: J C I F E O T R T

Chris: EROTIC (6)
Terry: FORCE (5)
DC: COTTIER (7)
Score: 51–28 (max 65)

Round 9: 10, 8, 6, 6, 4, 9. Target: 204.

Chris: 204. ((6 + 6 + 8) x 10) + 4 (10)
Terry: 200.
Score: 61–28 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: THIEFMASK -> MAKESHIFT

Round 10: N D E O G L I G L

Chris: GELDING (7)
Terry: LODGING (7)
DC: DONGLE (6) NIGGLED (7)
OT: DOGLING (7) DOLLING (7) GELLING (7) GODLING (7)
Score: 68–35 (max 82)

Round 11: A O F N R D R I V

Chris: AVOID (5)
Terry: FROND (5)
DC: RADIO (5) ORDAIN (6)
OT: ARRONDI (7) ORDINAR (7) RANDORI (7)
Score: 73–40 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "playing a blinder".

Round 12: H D R E U T S A N

Chris: THUNDERS (8)
Terry: HARDEST (7)
DC: UNHEARD (7) UNEARTHS (8)
OT: UNTHREADS (18)
Score: 81–40 (max 107)

Round 13: S Y M E O D I T P

Chris: DEPOSIT (7)
Terry: DOPIEST (7)
DC: MODISTE (7)
OT: MISTYPED (8) PEYOTISM (8)
Score: 88–47 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 25, 100, 50, 5, 1. Target: 258.

Chris: 258. ((50 + 1) x 5) + (75 / 25) (10)
Terry: 258. Mistake in working.
Score: 98–47 (max 125)

Round 15: R I N G A C H E S

Terry buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say CHERISHING which is incorrect.
Chris buzzes on 20.75 seconds to say SEARCHING which is correct.
Final Score: 108–47 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 108
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 7

Terry:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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