Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)

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Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:07 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 12 February 2018.

C1: Champion Phil Davies (5 wins, 447 points.) A postman from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Ben Jenkins. An MSc Statistics student at the University of Lancaster, but is originally from Lydbrook, Gloucestershire. He plays tennis and pool regularly, and has just started playing korfball.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N G O E I A K P
R02: T S P U T E O A D
R03: 25, 50, 7, 7, 9, 1. Target: 567.
TTT: LARGENOSE - "Pinocchio would be proud of some of the things this person writes."
R04: R S L B A E A L O
R05: Y O I R M A L B I
R06: 25, 2, 5, 3, 5, 6. Target: 512.
R07: N R E P W A E N T
R08: E N D F I U S D I
R09: 100, 25, 6, 5, 2, 2. Target: 775.
TTT: IFTHEMANS - "If the man's too big, he'll never get inside this hole."
R10: H T D A O W D I E
R11: I E U G M T O J M
R12: R S S N I E A C R
R13: L V O O L E S A R
R14: 8, 2, 8, 1, 7, 7. Target: 295.
R15: M O P E D C E L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N G O E I A K P

Phil: PEAKING (7)
Ben: PEAKING (7)
DC: PINOTAGE (8)
OT: POINTAGE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T S P U T E O A D

Phil: SPOUTED (7)
Ben: SPOTTED (7)
DC: OUTDATES (8)
OT: POSTDATE (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 50, 7, 7, 9, 1. Target: 567.

Phil: 567. (50 + 25 + 7 - 1) x 7 (10)
Ben: -
Score: 24–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: LARGENOSE -> SLOGANEER

Round 4: R S L B A E A L O

Phil: BALLERS (7)
Ben: BALLERS (7)
DC: SOLEBAR (7)
OT: BRESAOLA (8)
Score: 31–21 (max 34)

Round 5: Y O I R M A L B I

Phil: MARBLY (6)
Ben: BROIL (5)
DC: BARMILY (7)
OT: BILIARY (7) MILIARY (7)
Score: 37–21 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 2, 5, 3, 5, 6. Target: 512.

Phil: 509.
Ben: 510. (((6 x 3) + 2) x 25) + 5 + 5 (7)
RR: 512. ((25 x 5) + 3) x (6 - 2) (10)
Score: 37–28 (max 51)

Alexis talks about tying a tie in the middle without letting go of it.

Round 7: N R E P W A E N T

Phil: PARENT (6)
Ben: PAWNER (6)
DC: PENNATE (7)
OT: PATENNER (8)
Score: 43–34 (max 59)

Round 8: E N D F I U S D I

Phil: INFUSED (7)
Ben: INFUSED (7)
DC: UNIFIED (7) fuddies
OT: NUDIFIED (8)
Score: 50–41 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 25, 6, 5, 2, 2. Target: 775.

Phil: 775. ((5 x 6) + (2 / 2)) x 25 (10)
Ben: 775. ((5 x 6) + (2 / 2)) x 25 (10)
Score: 60–51 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: IFTHEMANS -> MINESHAFT

Round 10: H T D A O W D I E

Phil: THAWED (6)
Ben: THAWED (6)
DC: TOADIED (7)
OT: DOTHEAD (7) TOWHEAD (7)
Score: 66–57 (max 84)

Round 11: I E U G M T O J M

Phil: GOUT (4)
Ben: MUTE (4)
DC: OUTJIE (6) EMOJI (5)
Score: 70–61 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some acronyms, including "quango" and "pog".

Round 12: R S S N I E A C R

Phil: RACINESS (8)
Ben: CARNIES (7)
DC: ARSENIC (7)
Score: 78–61 (max 98)

Round 13: L V O O L E S A R

Phil: LOVERS (6)
Ben: LOVERS (6)
DC: OVERALLS (8)
Score: 84–67 (max 106)

Round 14: 8, 2, 8, 1, 7, 7. Target: 295.

Phil: 295. (7 x 7 x (8 - 2)) + 1 (10)
Ben: 295. (7 x 7 x (8 - 2)) + 1 (10)
Score: 94–77 (max 116)

Round 15: M O P E D C E L L

Phil buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say COMPELLED which is correct.
Final Score: 104–77 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 5

Ben:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 2

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