Monday 9th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 65)

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Monday 9th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 65)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:37 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 9 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (1 win, 109 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Darren Newton. A pub owner from Bristol, originally from the North. He loves rugby league, darts and football.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: X T N I O E S C L
R02: T S D I O E N R A
R03: 50, 8, 5, 4, 2, 3. Target: 937.
TTT: LILACBITS - "During the flight, he flew into an absolute rage."
R04: D S M E A H P U R
R05: N K T A E U P V S
R06: 6, 4, 7, 9, 1, 6. Target: 714.
R07: M N H E O A D N L
R08: S J R I A I T D E
R09: 25, 2, 1, 6, 3, 1. Target: 562.
TTT: ALERTBOTH - "The couple alerted both sets of parents before deciding to announce this."
R10: M Z L U I O W R E
R11: N S P O E A S R G
R12: S G W E A I G T N
R13: T R D A I E T A B
R14: 25, 50, 100, 75, 6, 5. Target: 616.
R15: D O Z I E C A L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: X T N I O E S C L

Dougie: SECTION (7)
Darren: CLONES (6)
DC: LEXICONS (8)
OT: EXCITONS (8) LECTIONS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T S D I O E N R A

Dougie: NOTARISED (18)
Darren: ORDINATES (18)
DC: RANDIEST (8) DERATIONS (18)
OT: NADORITES (18)
Score: 25–18 (max 26)

Round 3: 50, 8, 5, 4, 2, 3. Target: 937.

Dougie: 942.
Darren: 940. ((4 + 2) x 3 x 50) + (8 x 5) (7)
RR: 937. ((((50 - 2) x 4) - 3) x 5) - 8 (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: LILACBITS -> BALLISTIC

Round 4: D S M E A H P U R

Dougie: HAMPERS (7)
Darren: HAMPERS (7)
DC: PURDAHS (7)
OT: DAMPERS (7) DUMPERS (7) PEMUDAS (7) PHRASED (7) REMUDAS (7) SHARPED (7)
Score: 32–32 (max 43)

Round 5: N K T A E U P V S

Dougie: uptakes
Darren: unsave
DC: UPTAKE (6) AT PUKES (5) PEANUTS (7)
OT: PUNKEST (7) UNPASTE (7) UNPAVES (7)
Score: 32–32 (max 50)

Round 6: 6, 4, 7, 9, 1, 6. Target: 714.

Dougie: 714. ((7 + 1) x 9 x (6 + 4)) - 6 (10)
Darren: 706.
Score: 42–32 (max 60)

Colin talks about missing out on the opportunity of being a Subway franchisee... :roll: :roll:

Round 7: M N H E O A D N L

Dougie: MOANED (6)
Darren: MOANED (6)
DC: MANHOLE (7) HOMELAND (8)
Score: 48–38 (max 68)

Round 8: S J R I A I T D E

Dougie: ASTRIDE (7)
Darren: DIARIST (7)
DC: DAIRIES (7)
OT: AIRIEST (7) AIRSIDE (7) DIARIES (7) DIARISE (7) DIRTIES (7) DISRATE (7) DITSIER (7) STAIDER (7) TIRADES (7) TRADIES (7)
Score: 55–45 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 2, 1, 6, 3, 1. Target: 562.

Dougie: 552. Mistake in working.
Darren: -
RR: 560. (7)
OT: 560. (((25 + 2) x 3) - 1) x (6 + 1) (7)
Score: 55–45 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: ALERTBOTH -> BETROTHAL

Round 10: M Z L U I O W R E

Dougie: molier
Darren: molier
DC: MOWER (5) MOILER (6)
OT: LOURIE (6) LOWRIE (6) MOULIE (6) MULIER (6) MURLIE (6) OUZERI (6)
Score: 55–45 (max 88)

Round 11: N S P O E A S R G

Dougie: SPONGERS (8)
Darren: REASONS (7)
DC: GASPERS (7) PERSONAS (8)
OT: PARENGOS (8) PRONASES (8) RESPONSA (8)
Score: 63–45 (max 96)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "spick and span".

Round 12: S G W E A I G T N

Dougie: SWEATING (8)
Darren: SWEATING (8)
DC: waggiest
Score: 71–53 (max 104)

Round 13: T R D A I E T A B

Dougie: RADIATE (7)
Darren: bratted
DC: RATTED (6) BATTIER (7)
OT: ATTIRED (7) BIRETTA (7) BRAAIED (7) TABARET (7) TRIBADE (7)
Score: 78–53 (max 111)

Round 14: 25, 50, 100, 75, 6, 5. Target: 616.

Dougie: 618.
Darren: 615. (6 x 100) + (75 / 5) (7)
RR: 616. ((75 x 50) / 6) - ((100 / 25) + 5) (10)
Score: 78–60 (max 121)

Round 15: D O Z I E C A L L

Darren buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say LOCALIZED which is correct.
Final Score: 78–70 (max 131)

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

Darren:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

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