Monday 19th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 30)

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Monday 19th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 30)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:59 am

Countdown recap for Monday 19 February 2018.

C1: Champion Becky Taberner (1 win, 86 points.) From Stone, Staffordshire.
C2: Challenger Robert Zara. A deputy district judge from Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He loves growing vegetables in his allotment.
DC: Susie Dent and Alistair McGowan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S O E N M A S R
R02: E E I N J D G S O
R03: 75, 25, 5, 2, 3, 1. Target: 660.
TTT: NEWTURNED - "It's not a body of water in the Lake District, but he still put himself through it."
R04: U E A T G S R V E
R05: T N O A T R O E H
R06: 25, 75, 1, 9, 2, 7. Target: 323.
R07: L R A A K Z E M Q
R08: A A I C D L R S E
R09: 50, 100, 9, 2, 2, 3. Target: 738.
TTT: GODSEARTH - "They roam God's Earth, looking after groups of animals."
R10: I U E L D W P R I
R11: M B E I T Y U E G
R12: I O E P N Z R M I
R13: N P O A T L E B W
R14: 25, 75, 9, 3, 2, 1. Target: 673.
R15: F O R S P O R E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S O E N M A S R

Becky: MOANERS (7)
Robert: SCORNS (6)
DC: CORNEAS (7) ROMANCES (8) scoreman
OT: NECROMASS (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: E E I N J D G S O

Becky: SEEDING (7)
Robert: SEEDING (7)
DC: jingoed JINGOES (7)
OT: DINGOES (7) GENOISE (7) JONESED (7) SOIGNEE (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 25, 5, 2, 3, 1. Target: 660.

Becky: 657. (5 + 3 + 1) x (75 - 2) (7)
Robert: 660. Mistake in working.
RR: 660. (((2 + 1) x 75) - 5) x 3 (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: NEWTURNED -> UNDERWENT

Round 4: U E A T G S R V E

Becky: GRAVEST (7)
Robert: GRAVEST (7)
DC: STARVE (6) GRATES (6) VERGES (6) GESTURE (7) RESTAGE (7) AUSTERE (7)
OT: GREAVES (7) REUSAGE (7) SEVRUGA (7) VAGUEST (7) VESTURE (7)
Score: 28–14 (max 42)

Round 5: T N O A T R O E H

Becky: ROTTEN (6)
Robert: THRONE (6)
DC: HORNET (6) ANOTHER (7)
OT: NOTATOR (7) OROTATE (7)
Score: 34–20 (max 49)

Round 6: 25, 75, 1, 9, 2, 7. Target: 323.

Becky: -
Robert: 323. Mistake in working.
RR: 323. ((75 - 25) x 7) - ((2 + 1) x 9) (10)
Score: 34–20 (max 59)

Alistair talks about his love of the composer Erik Satie.

Round 7: L R A A K Z E M Q

Becky: ALARM (5)
Robert: KRAAL (5)
DC: relax MAKER (5)
OT: KARELA (6) MARKAL (6) RAMEAL (6)
Score: 39–25 (max 65)

Round 8: A A I C D L R S E

Becky: RADICAL (7)
Robert: ACIDS (5)
DC: SCARED (6) SCALED (6) CLEARS (6) RADICALS (8) SALARIED (8) CALDERAS (8)
OT: ALCAIDES (8) DESCRIAL (8) RADIALES (8) RADICELS (8) RADICLES (8) SIDALCEA (8)
Score: 46–25 (max 73)

Round 9: 50, 100, 9, 2, 2, 3. Target: 738.

Becky: 741. ((3 + 2 + 2) x 100) + 50 - 9 (7)
Robert: 727.
RR: 738. (100 - ((50 + 2 + 2) x / 3)) x 9 (10)
Score: 53–25 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: GODSEARTH -> GOATHERDS

Round 10: I U E L D W P R I

Becky: PRIDE (5)
Robert: LURID (5)
DC: WILDER (6)
OT: DRUPEL (6) PERLID (6) PIERID (6) PIRLED (6) PIRLIE (6) PURLED (6) REWILD (6) WILIER (6) WURPED (6)
Score: 58–30 (max 89)

Round 11: M B E I T Y U E G

Becky: BITEY (5)
Robert: BITE (4)
DC: UBIETY (6)
OT: BIGEYE (6) BUGEYE (6)
Score: 63–30 (max 95)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "prom".

Round 12: I O E P N Z R M I

Becky: MOPIER (6)
Robert: IONIZER (7)
DC: PROM (4) MINORIZE (8)
Score: 63–37 (max 103)

Round 13: N P O A T L E B W

Becky: NOTABLE (7)
Robert: POTABLE (7)
DC: OWNABLE (7) POLENTA (7)
OT: TOWPLANE (8)
Score: 70–44 (max 111)

Round 14: 25, 75, 9, 3, 2, 1. Target: 673.

Becky: 673. (75 x 9) - 2 (10)
Robert: 673. (75 x 9) - 2 (10)
Score: 80–54 (max 121)

Round 15: F O R S P O R E S

Robert buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say PROFESSOR which is correct.
Final Score: 80–64 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Becky:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

Robert:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

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