Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

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Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:42 am

Countdown recap for Monday 16 April 2018.

C1: Champion Dougie Mackay (6 wins, 567 points.) A company director from Guernsey, Channel Islands.
C2: Challenger Gary Tanner. A financial adviser from Bristol. He's a skittles player and has been playing for over 25 years.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: X T Y O A O R T E
R02: F S B U A E G T E
R03: 50, 10, 9, 6, 4, 7. Target: 127.
TTT: LOWVESSEL - "To get the answer to this, you need to think about rhythm."
R04: N L B O A I G R D
R05: H R S E E U Q N A
R06: 100, 3, 1, 5, 6, 4. Target: 761.
R07: T V S O U I W H E
R08: S T M E A O D P A
R09: 100, 7, 9, 1, 10, 10. Target: 535.
TTT: YAMSNATCH - "He tugs away at the rigging on a regular basis."
R10: V S I E N M U N A
R11: D R T E O I K C E
R12: T N D O A E Z S I
R13: C L P A O I D D E
R14: 75, 100, 25, 2, 3, 6. Target: 325.
R15: G I V E S H O R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: X T Y O A O R T E

Dougie: ROTATE (6)
Gary: ROTATE (6)
DC: TORTE (5) TREATY (6)
OT: OROTATE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: F S B U A E G T E

Dougie: BEAUTS (6)
Gary: FEAST (5)
OT: GABFEST (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 10, 9, 6, 4, 7. Target: 127.

Dougie: 127. ((7 + 4) x (6 + 10 - 9)) + 50 (10)
Gary: 127. Mistake in working.
Score: 22–6 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LOWVESSEL -> VOWELLESS

Round 4: N L B O A I G R D

Dougie: BOARDING (8)
Gary: BOARDING (8)
DC: DARLING (7) ADORING (7)
Score: 30–14 (max 32)

Round 5: H R S E E U Q N A

Dougie: quasher
Gary: QUEERS (6)
DC: QUEEN (5) QUEENS (6)
OT: QUAERES (7)
Score: 30–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 3, 1, 5, 6, 4. Target: 761.

Dougie: 761. ((100 - 4) x (5 + 3)) - 6 - 1 (10)
Gary: 761. ((100 - 4) x (5 + 3)) - 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 40–30 (max 49)

Jimmy talks about his final tour with the rest of the Osmonds after 50 years together.

Round 7: T V S O U I W H E

Dougie: WHITES (6)
Gary: SOUTH (5)
DC: OUTVIES (7)
Score: 46–30 (max 56)

Round 8: S T M E A O D P A

Dougie: DAMPEST (7)
Gary: STAMPED (7)
DC: STOMPED (7) STEAM (5) POMADES (7)
OT: ADESPOTA (8)
Score: 53–37 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 7, 9, 1, 10, 10. Target: 535.

Dougie: 535. (10 / (10 - 9 + 1)) x (100 + 7) (10)
Gary: 531.
Score: 63–37 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: YAMSNATCH -> YACHTSMAN

Round 10: V S I E N M U N A

Dougie: MAUVES (6)
Gary: UNMANS (6)
DC: MANNIES (7)
OT: MENINAS (7)
Score: 69–43 (max 81)

Round 11: D R T E O I K C E

Dougie: TRICKED (7)
Gary: corted
DC: tickered ROCKETED (8) CORDITE (7)
OT: RICKETED (8)
Score: 76–43 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some classist terms that have been popularised in the 21st century.

Round 12: T N D O A E Z S I

Dougie: SEDATION (8)
Gary: DONATES (7)
OT: ADONIZES (8) ANODIZES (8)
Score: 84–43 (max 97)

Round 13: C L P A O I D D E

Dougie: POLICED (7)
Gary: PADDLE (6)
DC: PLAIDED (7) PLACOID (7)
OT: CLADODE (7) DECAPOD (7) PEDOCAL (7) PELADIC (7) PLACODE (7) PODALIC (7)
Score: 91–43 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 100, 25, 2, 3, 6. Target: 325.

Dougie: 325. (75 x 3) + 100 (10)
Gary: 325. (3 x 100) + 25 (10)
Score: 101–53 (max 114)

Round 15: G I V E S H O R T

No one buzzes. The answer was OVERSIGHT.
Final Score: 101–53 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Dougie:
Total score - 101
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Gary:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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