Monday 2nd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 60)

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Monday 2nd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:54 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 2 April 2018.

C1: Champion George Armstrong (1 win, 75 points.) An Apterite and butcher's assistant from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Noel Jongwe. A senior staff nurse from Birmingham. He's a big Manchester United fan, and is a season ticket holder.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N R A T O U N A E
R02: R L C R T I U A E
R03: 25, 100, 50, 4, 3, 2. Target: 208.
TTT: SPEEDRIMS - "Plenty of speed and lovely rims, I'm quite taken with this new car."
R04: I O U I L T N G M
R05: R U S F E T U A B
R06: 75, 25, 4, 2, 2, 10. Target: 952.
R07: R E L T U N M A G
R08: E A O E A P X R H
R09: 100, 25, 75, 3, 10, 7. Target: 157.
TTT: UNDERFLOW - "According to James and Donna, it's definitely this sort of life."
R10: D Y S L P I O E A
R11: V O S R E T L O A
R12: O I E I W T F D N
R13: J E D S O P I V L
R14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 9, 10. Target: 782.
R15: B L U E R I N S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N R A T O U N A E

George: ORNATE (6)
Noel: TANNER (6)
DC: AERONAUT (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: R L C R T I U A E

George: clutter
Noel: curater
DC: RETICULAR (18)
OT: RECRUITAL (18)
Score: 6–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 100, 50, 4, 3, 2. Target: 208.

George: 208. (100 + 4) x 2 (10)
Noel: 208. (100 + 4) x 2 (10)
Score: 16–16 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: SPEEDRIMS -> IMPRESSED

Round 4: I O U I L T N G M

George: MUTING (6)
Noel: MOULTING (8)
Score: 16–24 (max 44)

Round 5: R U S F E T U A B

George: BRUTES (6)
Noel: FUTURES (7)
DC: FETA (4) BUSTER (6)
OT: ARBUTUS (7) AUTEURS (7) BUREAUS (7)
Score: 16–31 (max 51)

Round 6: 75, 25, 4, 2, 2, 10. Target: 952.

George: 950. (75 + 25 - 4 - (2 / 2)) x 10 (7)
Noel: -
RR: 952. (((4 x 10) - 2) x 25) + 2 (10)
Score: 23–31 (max 61)

Jay talks about the new trend of restaurants serving meals on things that aren't plates... :P :P

Round 7: R E L T U N M A G

George: GRANULE (7)
Noel: muntage
DC: ARGUMENT (8) GUNMETAL (8) GAUNTER (7)
OT: REGULANT (8)
Score: 30–31 (max 69)

Round 8: E A O E A P X R H

George: heaper
Noel: HOAXER (6)
DC: PEA (3) OPERA (5)
OT: RAPHAE (6)
Score: 30–37 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 25, 75, 3, 10, 7. Target: 157.

George: 157. 100 + 75 - 25 + 7 (10)
Noel: 157. 100 + 75 - 25 + 7 (10)
Score: 40–47 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: UNDERFLOW -> WONDERFUL

Round 10: D Y S L P I O E A

George: SPOILED (7)
Noel: DEPLOYS (7)
DC: DISPLAY (7) SPLAYED (7) DIPSO (5)
OT: ELASIPOD (8) OPALISED (8)
Score: 47–54 (max 93)

Round 11: V O S R E T L O A

George: LOOTERS (7)
Noel: LOOTERS (7)
DC: REVOLTS (7) TROVES (6) LOVERS (6) AEROSOL (7)
OT: LEVATORS (8) OSETROVA (8) OVERSALT (8) ROSOLATE (8)
Score: 54–61 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "whale of a time".

Round 12: O I E I W T F D N

George: FONT (4)
Noel: fonted
DC: NOTIFIED (8) TOWNIFIED (18)
Score: 58–61 (max 119)

Round 13: J E D S O P I V L

George: lopside - why did he not say the same as he did in R10... :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :? :? :? :shock: :shock: :shock:
Noel: SPOILED (7)
DC: OLIVES (6) PLOSIVE (7)
OT: DESPOIL (7) DIPOLES (7) PELOIDS (7)
Score: 58–68 (max 126)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 9, 10. Target: 782.

George: 782. (75 x 10) + 25 + 9 - (100 / 50) (10)
Noel: 784.
Score: 68–68 (max 136)

Round 15: B L U E R I N S E

No one buzzes. The answer was NEBULISER.
Score: 68–68 (max 146)

TIE-BREAK TIME!!!

Interestingly, my internal sources tell me that another conundrum, of which the answer was POLEAXING was also used, but was not broadcast....

So, here comes the 3rd conundrum.... :shock: :o

Tie-break conundrum: S Q U E E R T E D

George buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say REQUESTED which is correct.
Final Score: 78–68 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

George:
Total score - 68 (78)
Raw score - 80 (90)
Total % of max - 47 (53)
Raw % of max - 55 (62)
Total average score per round - 4.5 (4.9)
Raw average score per round - 5.3 (5.6)
Number of maxes - 3 (4)

Noel:
Total score - 68 (68)
Raw score - 75 (75)
Total % of max - 47 (47)
Raw % of max - 51 (51)
Total average score per round - 4.5 (4.3)
Raw average score per round - 5.0 (4.7)
Number of maxes - 6 (6)

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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