Monday 26th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 35)

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Monday 26th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 35)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 26 February 2018.

C1: Champion Philip Aston (3 wins, 340 points.) An Apteforumite from Bideford, Devon.
C2: Challenger Mick Armstrong. A retired man from Newcastle upon Tyne. He likes to perform karaoke dressed as Elvis.
DC: Susie Dent and Alastair Stewart.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T G P A E A B F C
R02: I O S N A J R I E
R03: 25, 75, 100, 4, 10, 10. Target: 271.
TTT: CAUSEHOOT - "It would cause a bit of a hoot if she went to the shops in this."
R04: Z N D O E O P S M
R05: S M T I E O R A R
R06: 50, 25, 10, 2, 4, 1. Target: 454.
R07: B T R E U A T E V
R08: L G A E A L T T I
R09: 50, 100, 25, 10, 10, 9. Target: 584.
TTT: PIEUNSOLD - "The pie went unsold, even though it was still perfectly good to eat."
R10: U I M T W A E D S
R11: D S H U E U I S R
R12: A O D N T A N P O
R13: R L N E I O K E S
R14: 25, 75, 2, 10, 4, 8. Target: 508.
R15: T E P I D F U S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T G P A E A B F C

Philip: TEABAG (6)
Mick: ABATE (5)
DC: ACE (3) GATE (4)
OT: PETACA (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: I O S N A J R I E

Philip: NOISIER (7)
Mick: JOINERS (7)
DC: REJOINS (7) IONISE (6) IRONISE (7)
OT: IONISER (7) IRONIAS (7) IRONIES (7) SENARII (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 75, 100, 4, 10, 10. Target: 271.

Philip: 271. ((75 - (10 / 10)) x 4) - 25 (10)
Mick: -
Score: 23–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: CAUSEHOOT -> HOUSECOAT

Round 4: Z N D O E O P S M

Philip: SPOONED (7)
Mick: moosed
DC: MOPEDS (6) MONOPEDS (8)
OT: MENDOPOS (8)
Score: 30–7 (max 31)

Round 5: S M T I E O R A R

Philip: amortiser
Mick: amortiser
DC: AMORTISE (8) ATOMISER (8)
OT: MORTARISE (18)
Score: 30–7 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 25, 10, 2, 4, 1. Target: 454.

Philip: 454. ((10 - 1) x 50) + 4 (10)
Mick: 454. ((10 - 1) x 50) + 4 (10)
Score: 40–17 (max 59)

Alastair talks about growing up as as the son of an RAF officer at the former RAF base at Leuchars.

Round 7: B T R E U A T E V

Philip: BATTER (6)
Mick: BUTTER (6)
DC: BEATER (6) BERATE (6) VETTER (6)
OT: ABETTER (7) ABUTTER (7) BEAUTER (7) BERETTA (7) BURETTE (7) VETTURA (7)
Score: 46–23 (max 66)

Round 8: L G A E A L T T I

Philip: LETTIGA (7)
Mick: TAILGATE (8)
OT: ALLAGITE (8) ALLIGATE (8)
Score: 46–31 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 100, 25, 10, 10, 9. Target: 584.

Philip: 584. ((50 + 9) x 10) - 10 + (100 / 25) (10)
Mick: 584. ((50 + 10) x 10) - (25 - 9) (10)
Score: 56–41 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: PIEUNSOLD -> UNSPOILED

Round 10: U I M T W A E D S

Philip: STADIUM (7)
Mick: WAISTED (7)
DC: MISDATE (7)
OT: IDEATUMS (8)
Score: 63–48 (max 92)

Round 11: D S H U E U I S R

Philip: SUDSIER (7)
Mick: RUSHED (6)
DC: SHIRES (6)
Score: 70–48 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "going cold turkey".

Round 12: A O D N T A N P O

Philip: ODONATA (7)
Mick: pondant
OT: ODONATAN (8)
Score: 77–48 (max 107)

Round 13: R L N E I O K E S

Philip: SONLIKE (7)
Mick: RELINKS (7)
DC: KEROSINE (8)
OT: LIKENERS (8)
Score: 84–55 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 75, 2, 10, 4, 8. Target: 508.

Philip: 508. ((75 - 25) x 10) + 8 (10)
Mick: 508. ((10 / 2) x (75 + 25)) + 8 (10)
Score: 94–65 (max 125)

Round 15: T E P I D F U S E

Philip buzzes on 0.5 seconds to say "No, no, no, I've gone wrong, sorry", which is incorrect.
Mick buzzes on 12.25 seconds to say STUPEFIED which is correct.
Final Score: 94–75 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Philip:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Mick:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 6

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