Monday 23rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 75)

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Monday 23rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 75)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 23 April 2018.

C1: Champion Mac Walker (4 wins, 378 points.) A 6th Form Politics student from Sheffield.
C2: Challenger Jason Palmer. A professional golfer from Nottingham, but is originally from Leicester. He won an event in China, and he qualified for the 2015 US Open, but has had wrist troubles since. :(
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N E I A S P H R F
R02: S Z N U O E S N T
R03: 25, 75, 50, 2, 6, 6. Target: 885.
TTT: NAGINTOWN - "They were acting in a very unrestrained way over their Chinese food."
R04: R Q D A A O T L I
R05: L E A M C R E A P
R06: 25, 8, 4, 8, 4, 5. Target: 717.
R07: F E V O R S A E X
R08: S D P K I A E D G
R09: 25, 75, 5, 1, 4, 7. Target: 669.
TTT: NIPMONACO - "I nipped to Monaco with a travelling partner and we shared some bread."
R10: H M W O I U E B L
R11: M E O R T D U A R
R12: T N S R I E O G T
R13: L I E A S B D N S
R14: 75, 4, 1, 9, 5, 8. Target: 291.
R15: D E N T A L G U N (conundrum)


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Round 1: N E I A S P H R F

Mac: PHRASE (6)
Jason: SHARPEN (7)
DC: PANFISH (7)
OT: PARISHEN (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S Z N U O E S N T

Mac: STONES (6)
Jason: SONNETS (7)
DC: SUNSTONE (8)
Score: 0–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 2, 6, 6. Target: 885.

Mac: 888. (75 + 25 + 50 - 2) x 6 (7)
Jason: 888. (6 x 2 x 75) - ((50 / 25) x 6) (7)
RR: 884/886. (7)
OT: 886. (((75 x 6) - 6) x 2) - (50 / 25) (7)
Score: 7–21 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: NAGINTOWN -> WANTONING

Round 4: R Q D A A O T L I

Mac: ADROIT (6)
Jason: RADIAL (6)
DC: DILATOR (7)
OT: ROTALID (7)
Score: 13–27 (max 30)

Round 5: L E A M C R E A P

Mac: CAMPER (6)
Jason: CLAMPER (7)
DC: CARAMEL (7) REPLACE (7)
OT: CAMERAL (7) EMPLACE (7) MACERAL (7) PARACME (7) PERCALE (7) RECLAME (7)
Score: 13–34 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 8, 4, 8, 4, 5. Target: 717.

Mac: 713. (((8 x 4) - 4) x 25) + 5 + 8 (7)
Jason: 712.
RR: 717. (((4 x 4) + 8 + 5) x 25) - 8 (10)
Score: 20–34 (max 47)

Pasha talks about his love of the samba and seeing the Rio Carnival.

Round 7: F E V O R S A E X

Mac: FEVERS (6)
Jason: FOXES (5)
DC: OVERSEA (7)
OT: FEROXES (7)
Score: 26–34 (max 54)

Round 8: S D P K I A E D G

Mac: SPIKE (5)
Jason: PADDIES (7)
OT: PEGASID (7) SKIDPAD (7)
Score: 26–41 (max 61)

Round 9: 25, 75, 5, 1, 4, 7. Target: 669.

Mac: 669. ((5 + 4) x 75) - (7 - 1) (10)
Jason: 669. ((5 + 4) x 75) - (7 - 1) (10)
Score: 36–51 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: NIPMONACO -> COMPANION

Round 10: H M W O I U E B L

Mac: MOBILE (6)
Jason: HUMBLE (6)
DC: BUMHOLE (7)
Score: 42–57 (max 78)

Round 11: M E O R T D U A R

Mac: MURDER (6)
Jason: MORTARED (8)
DC: OUTARMED (8)
OT: ARMOURED (8)
Score: 42–65 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "spill the beans".

Round 12: T N S R I E O G T

Mac: STORING (7)
Jason: SORTING (7)
DC: GENITORS (8) TENORIST (8) GRITSTONE (18)
OT: ROSETTING (18)
Score: 49–72 (max 104)

Round 13: L I E A S B D N S

Mac: BLINDS (6)
Jason: DISABLES (8)
OT: ALBINESS (8) ANSIBLES (8) BALDNESS (8) BASSLINE (8) LESBIANS (8)
Score: 49–80 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 4, 1, 9, 5, 8. Target: 291.

Mac: 291. (75 x 4) - 9 (10)
Jason: 291. (75 x 4) - 9 (10)
Score: 59–90 (max 122)

Round 15: D E N T A L G U N

Mac buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say UNTANGLED which is correct.
Final Score: 69–90 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Mac:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 4

Jason:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

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