Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

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Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 28, 2018 2:43 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 5 February 2018.

C1: Champion David Shipley (2 wins, 157 points.) A retired chemical engineer from Yarm, North Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Phil Davies. A postman from Chelmsford, Essex. He previously worked for the police for 30 years, eventually ending up in Special Branch.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E Q I H A L Z I
R02: B D O T R E O L R
R03: 100, 2, 9, 1, 3, 6. Target: 758.
TTT: SCAREALOT - "This can often scare a lot of young children in the shopping centre."
R04: D M A V N I S A E
R05: T U M A N I T C E
R06: 25, 2, 8, 4, 10, 5. Target: 789.
R07: N E P I L U M I V
R08: S P U E L N E R X
R09: 3, 1, 7, 8, 1, 4. Target: 246.
TTT: LADIESNUT - "The lady's nut stays warm, because her beanie hat is this."
R10: D A L T E A G F J
R11: R A L E Y D O T R
R12: S W R S E O D T E
R13: N U S O R I M K A
R14: 50, 10, 5, 7, 9, 3. Target: 549.
R15: D A N N Y M U L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E Q I H A L Z I

David: PHIAL (5)
Phil: PHIAL (5)
OT: PHIALE (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: B D O T R E O L R

David: ROOTLED (7)
Phil: BOLTED (6)
DC: DEBTOR (6) BLOOTER (7)
OT: BLOODER (7) BOTEROL (7) BROODER (7) REDROOT (7)
Score: 12–5 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 2, 9, 1, 3, 6. Target: 758.

David: 753.
Phil: 758. ((9 - 1) x (100 - 6)) + (3 x 2) (10)
Score: 12–15 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: SCAREALOT -> ESCALATOR

Round 4: D M A V N I S A E

David: MAIDENS (7)
Phil: diveman
DC: INVADES (7) ADAMINES (8)
Score: 19–15 (max 31)

Round 5: T U M A N I T C E

David: ANTIC (5)
Phil: CATMINT (7)
DC: MITTEN (6)
OT: MUTICATE (8) NEUMATIC (8) TUNICATE (8)
Score: 19–22 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 2, 8, 4, 10, 5. Target: 789.

David: 789. Mistake in working.
Phil: 790. (25 x 8 x 4) - 10 (7)
RR: 789. (((25 x 4) - 2) x 8) + 5 (10)
Score: 19–29 (max 49)

Suzannah talks about the 500th anniversary of the dancing plague of Strasbourg, which will be celebrated in July.

Round 7: N E P I L U M I V

David: VULPINE (7)
Phil: VULPINE (7)
DC: LUMPEN (6)
OT: MILVINE (7) PULVINI (7)
Score: 26–36 (max 56)

Round 8: S P U E L N E R X

David: PRUNES (6)
Phil: REPULSE (7)
DC: spurnee
OT: NUPLEXES (8) PLEXURES (8)
Score: 26–43 (max 64)

Round 9: 3, 1, 7, 8, 1, 4. Target: 246.

David: 246. Mistake in working.
Phil: 250. ((7 x 4) - 3) x (8 + 1 + 1) (7)
RR: 246. (((8 + 4) x 7) - 1 - 1) x 3 (10)
Score: 26–50 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: LADIESNUT -> INSULATED

Round 10: D A L T E A G F J

David: LATE (4)
Phil: GATED (5)
DC: GELADA (6)
OT: AEFALD (6) AGATED (6) ALATED (6)
Score: 26–55 (max 80)

Round 11: R A L E Y D O T R

David: TARRED (6)
Phil: DEARLY (6)
DC: LEOTARD (7) ORDERLY (7) REALTOR (7)
OT: DELATOR (7) RELATOR (7)
Score: 32–61 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words relating to "hell".

Round 12: S W R S E O D T E

David: restored
Phil: WORSTED (7)
DC: TOWERED (7)
OT: DOSSERET (8) OERSTEDS (8) RESTOWED (8) RETOSSED (8) WORSTEDS (8)
Score: 32–68 (max 95)

Round 13: N U S O R I M K A

David: NORMS (5)
Phil: -
DC: UNMASK (6) MANOIRS (7)
OT: MAINOURS (8)
Score: 37–68 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 10, 5, 7, 9, 3. Target: 549.

David: 549. (10 x 50) + ((9 + 3 - 5) x 7) (10)
Phil: 549. ((50 + 5) x 10) - (7 + 3 - 9) (10)
Score: 47–78 (max 113)

Round 15: D A N N Y M U L E

No one buzzes. The answer was MUNDANELY.
Final Score: 47–78 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 3

Phil:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 3

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