Monday 26th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 55)

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Monday 26th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 55)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 26 March 2018.

C1: Champion Glen Jones (1 win, 61 points.) A managing director from Loughton, Essex.
C2: Challenger Kathy Smith. A church centre manager from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She manages the Wakefield Baptist Church.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P M R A I A S V U
R02: L S D A E U R P H
R03: 100, 50, 75, 25, 8, 9. Target: 433.
TTT: BASHESBIT - "He bashes it around a bit until it ends up looking like this."
R04: M R D R O A I A D
R05: N T N I A E S P O
R06: 50, 10, 5, 2, 9, 6. Target: 749.
R07: R L T E O E N G I
R08: N T Z R A I E T L
R09: 25, 75, 100, 50, 9, 7. Target: 667.
TTT: OFTENDOUR - "It was less than 12 inches in length, yet it was still on the ground."
R10: G L S A I E P R L
R11: N D Y U E I S T E
R12: N T L O E O U G R
R13: C F T E O I R W O
R14: 100, 8, 1, 9, 2, 1. Target: 764.
R15: A D E L E T R A C (conundrum)


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Round 1: P M R A I A S V U

Glen: RAMPS (5)
Kathy: PRISM (5)
DC: PRAMS (5) PRIMA (5)
OT: MARSUPIA (8)
Score: 5–5 (max 8)

Round 2: L S D A E U R P H

Glen: SLURPED (7)
Kathy: PHASED (6)
DC: HURDLES (7) HERALDS (7) PERUSAL (7)
OT: DRUPELS (7) HAULERS (7) PEDLARS (7) PERULAS (7) PHRASED (7) PLASHED (7) PLASHER (7) PLUSHED (7) PLUSHER (7) PURALES (7) PURDAHS (7) RALPHED (7) REHAULS (7) SHARPED (7)
Score: 12–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 50, 75, 25, 8, 9. Target: 433.

Glen: 432. (50 - (100 / (75 - 25))) x 9 (7)
Kathy: 434. (8 x 50) + 25 + 9 (7)
RR: 433. ((100 + 50) x (75 / 25)) - 8 - 9 (10)
Score: 19–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BASHESBIT -> SHABBIEST

Round 4: M R D R O A I A D

Glen: DROID (5)
Kathy: RADIO (5)
DC: DIORAMA (7) MORDIDA (7)
OT: MIRADOR (7)
Score: 24–17 (max 32)

Round 5: N T N I A E S P O

Glen: PANTIES (7)
Kathy: POINTS (6)
DC: PINNATE (7) ENATIONS (8)
OT: NASONITE (8) OPINANTS (8) PAEONINS (8) PANTINES (8) PENATINS (8) PENTOSAN (8) SONATINE (8)
Score: 31–17 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 10, 5, 2, 9, 6. Target: 749.

Glen: 749. ((10 + 5) x 50) - (9 - 6 - 2) (10)
Kathy: 755.
Score: 41–17 (max 50)

Len talks about trying to paint a nursery in his house with disastrous consequences... :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: R L T E O E N G I

Glen: TOILER (6)
Kathy: LEERING (7)
DC: REELING (7) INTEGER (7)
OT: LEGIONER (8)
Score: 41–24 (max 58)

Round 8: N T Z R A I E T L

Glen: RETINAL (7)
Kathy: RETAIL (6)
DC: LATRINE (7) NITRATE (7)
OT: NATTIER (7) RELIANT (7) RETZIAN (7) TARTINE (7) TERTIAN (7) TRENAIL (7)
Score: 48–24 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 75, 100, 50, 9, 7. Target: 667.

Glen: 668. (9 x 75) - 7 (7)
Kathy: 666. (7 x 100) - 25 - 9 (7)
OT: 667. (7 x 100) - ((75 - 9) / (50 / 25)) (10)
Score: 55–31 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: OFTENDOUR -> UNDERFOOT

Round 10: G L S A I E P R L

Glen: glaise
Kathy: palliers
DC: PALLIER (7) SPILLAGE (8) PILLAGERS (18)
Score: 55–31 (max 93)

Round 11: N D Y U E I S T E

Glen: UNDIES (6)
Kathy: desent
DC: DESTINY (7) NUDITY (6)
OT: DENSITY (7) DESTINE (7) DETENUS (7) DETINUE (7) DETUNES (7) ENDITES (7) SYENITE (7)
Score: 61–31 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "ta", "ta-ra" and "ta-dah".

Round 12: N T L O E O U G R

Glen: LOOTER (6)
Kathy: LOUNGER (7)
OT: OUTGOER (7) OUTGONE (7) REGULON (7)
Score: 61–38 (max 107)

Round 13: C F T E O I R W O

Glen: FOOTER (6)
Kathy: CROFT (5)
DC: WOOFER (6)
OT: WOOFTER (7)
Score: 67–38 (max 114)

Round 14: 100, 8, 1, 9, 2, 1. Target: 764.

Glen: 760. Mistake in working.
Kathy: -
RR: 764. (8 x 100) - ((1 + 2 + 1) x 9) (10)
Score: 67–38 (max 124)

Round 15: A D E L E T R A C

No one buzzes. The answer was LACERATED.
Final Score: 67–38 (max 134)

Nice to see Series 67 quarter-finalist Liam Shaw getting the conundrum right from the audience. ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

Glen:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

Kathy:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 28
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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