Monday 29th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 15)

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Monday 29th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 27, 2018 1:18 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 29 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (6 wins, 554 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Paul McGhee. An operations manager from Killingworth, Tyne & Wear. He's currently the coach of Wallsend Boys Club, which has produced some of the best footballers of recent times including Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Michael Carrick & Fraser Forster.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y F D O I E R S D
R02: S P A T E R T I S
R03: 50, 3, 9, 5, 8, 5. Target: 134.
TTT: BESTFORIT - "What's best for preventing it? Why, a good pair of gloves."
R04: R L U H V I R P E
R05: F N S C I O E L R
R06: 25, 7, 2, 9, 9, 3. Target: 205.
R07: M T R I E O G N J
R08: T L U R E D O S T
R09: 9, 5, 8, 3, 6, 1. Target: 471.
TTT: VIOLETRAT - "Does he put tax on a jacket spud? How uplifting."
R10: G C A H I S M A S
R11: T L M R E I A M D
R12: L N W E O S D I Z
R13: T R T P E A E B I
R14: 25, 8, 10, 3, 5, 8. Target: 695.
R15: S I T I N S E C T (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y F D O I E R S D

Chris: FODDER (6)
Paul: DIODES (6)
DC: FODDERS (7)
OT: FOREDID (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: S P A T E R T I S

Chris: PARTIES (7)
Paul: PASTRIES (8)
DC: SPATTERS (8)
OT: ARTISTES (8) ARTSIEST (8) PASTIEST (8) PATRISTS (8) PATTRESS (8) PIASTRES (8) PIRATESS (8) RASPIEST (8) RASPITES (8) SPITTERS (8) STRIATES (8) TAPSTERS (8) TIPSTERS (8) TRAIPSES (8)
Score: 6–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 3, 9, 5, 8, 5. Target: 134.

Chris: 134. ((50 - 5) x 3) - (9 - 8) (10)
Paul: 134. ((50 - 5) x 3) - (9 - 8) (10)
Score: 16–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BESTFORIT -> FROSTBITE

Round 4: R L U H V I R P E

Chris: HURLER (6)
Paul: purile
DC: UPRIVER (7)
Score: 22–24 (max 32)

Round 5: F N S C I O E L R

Chris: RECOILS (7)
Paul: CLONERS (7)
DC: CONIFERS (8) FORENSIC (8)
OT: FORNICES (8) LICENSOR (8)
Score: 29–31 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 7, 2, 9, 9, 3. Target: 205.

Chris: 205. (((9 / 9) + 7) x 25) + 2 + 3 (10)
Paul: -
Score: 39–31 (max 50)

John talks about the upcoming World Cup, and the extraordinary political intervention by President Mobutu of Zaire during the 1974 World Cup.

Round 7: M T R I E O G N J

Chris: JOINER (6)
Paul: MENTOR (6)
DC: EMOTING (7)
OT: GENITOR (7) GOINTER (7) JOINTER (7) MITOGEN (7) MORIENT (7) REJOINT (7) TERMING (7) TRIGONE (7)
Score: 45–37 (max 57)

Round 8: T L U R E D O S T

Chris: SLOTTED (7)
Paul: LOUDEST (7)
DC: STORED (6) TUTORED (7) RUSTLED (7) ROUSTED (7)
OT: ROTULETS (8)
Score: 52–44 (max 65)

Round 9: 9, 5, 8, 3, 6, 1. Target: 471.

Chris: 471. ((3 - 1) x 5 x 8 x 6) - 9 (10)
Paul: 465.
Score: 62–44 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: VIOLETRAT -> LEVITATOR

Round 10: G C A H I S M A S

Chris: CHASMS (6)
Paul: SCHISM (6)
DC: CHIASMA (7)
OT: SIMCHAS (7)
Score: 68–50 (max 82)

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

Chris: MALTIER (7)
Paul: realtime
DC: MERMAID (7) TRAMMEL (7) MARMITE (7)
OT: TRILEMMA (8)
Score: 75–50 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some boxing related terms.

Round 12: L N W E O S D I Z

Chris: misdeclared 8
Paul: DOWNSIZE (8)
DC: SWINDLE (7)
Score: 75–58 (max 98)

Round 13: T R T P E A E B I

Chris: BATTIER (7)
Paul: BATTIER (7)
DC: REPEAT (6)
OT: BATTERIE (8)
Score: 82–65 (max 106)

Round 14: 25, 8, 10, 3, 5, 8. Target: 695.

Chris: 702. (10 x 3 x 25) - (8 x 5) - 8 (5)
Paul: -
RR: 695. (((25 x 8) + 5) x 3) + (8 x 10) (10)
Score: 87–65 (max 116)

Round 15: S I T I N S E C T

Paul buzzes on 23.5 seconds to say INSISTENCE which is incorrect.
Chris buzzes on 29.75 seconds to say "I just wanted to press the button again", which is incorrect.
The answer was SCIENTIST.
Final Score: 87–65 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 3

Paul:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

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