Monday 30th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 79)

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Monday 30th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:01 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 30 April 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (1 win, 115 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Maxim Hall. A primary teacher from St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. He has represented GB in decathlon and came 4th in the most recent national championships. His favourite discipline in the decathlon is the pole vault.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S P D I E I S E R
R02: S A N O X I R O S
R03: 100, 5, 4, 2, 10, 9. Target: 991.
TTT: FREEBLISS - "The man acted without a solicitor, and underpants for that matter!"
R04: R U G O P I R E F
R05: N S G I A U N A E
R06: 75, 100, 2, 1, 9, 5. Target: 490.
R07: L M L A O E T O D
R08: L A F E L U Y A N
R09: 25, 4, 2, 8, 5, 4. Target: 229.
TTT: UNTIDYMAN - "He was an untidy man, he was sick of his dull and unexciting life."
R10: S E Q I P E M R I
R11: M R D O E O G E C
R12: D I N E J A B O V
R13: D C T I E A W U S
R14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 3, 8. Target: 371.
R15: D I M F E L I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S P D I E I S E R

Toby: PRESIDES (8)
Maxim: PRESIDES (8)
DC: DISPERSE (8) DESPISER (8)
OT: PIERISES (8) SPIEDIES (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: S A N O X I R O S

Toby: ARIOSOS (7)
Maxim: arsons
DC: ARSON (5) ORISONS (7)
Score: 15–8 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 5, 4, 2, 10, 9. Target: 991.

Toby: 991. (100 x 10) - 9 (10)
Maxim: 991. (100 x 10) - 9 (10)
Score: 25–18 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: FREEBLISS -> BRIEFLESS

Round 4: R U G O P I R E F

Toby: GROUPIE (7)
Maxim: REGROUP (7)
DC: GROUPER (7) PIROGUE (7)
OT: PORIFER (7) POUFIER (7) PRURIGO (7)
Score: 32–25 (max 32)

Round 5: N S G I A U N A E

Toby: SANGUINE (8)
Maxim: IGUANAS (7)
Score: 40–25 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 100, 2, 1, 9, 5. Target: 490.

Toby: 490. (75 - 5) x (9 - 2) (10)
Maxim: 490. (100 x 5) - (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 50–35 (max 50)

Chris talks about the colouring on the cheeks on tits (that's the birds, not someone else's, not naming names.... :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :P :P ).

Round 7: L M L A O E T O D

Toby: MALLET (6)
Maxim: MALLET (6)
OT: MODELLO (7)
Score: 56–41 (max 57)

Round 8: L A F E L U Y A N

Toby: FULLY (5)
Maxim: unleafy
DC: UNLEAF (6) FALLEN (6)
OT: AEFAUL (6) ALULAE (6) ANALLY (6) FAUNAL (6) LEANLY (6)
Score: 61–41 (max 63)

Bizarrely, the score still showed 56-41 at the end of this round, and was announced as such by Nick... :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll:

Round 9: 25, 4, 2, 8, 5, 4. Target: 229.

Toby: 229. ((25 + 4) x 8) - (5 - 2) (10)
Maxim: 229. ((5 + 4) x 25) + 4 (10)
Score: 71–51 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: UNTIDYMAN -> MUNDANITY

Round 10: S E Q I P E M R I

Toby: EMPIRES (7)
Maxim: REMISE (6)
DC: PREMISE (7)
OT: RIEMPIES (8)
Score: 78–51 (max 81)

Round 11: M R D O E O G E C

Toby: GROOMED (7)
Maxim: GROOMED (7)
DC: GEOCODER (8)
Score: 85–58 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of a recipe from medieval times involving porpoise!! :P :P

Round 12: D I N E J A B O V

Toby: BOVINE (6)
Maxim: banjoed
DC: BANJO (5)
OT: NAEVOID (7)
Score: 91–58 (max 96)

Round 13: D C T I E A W U S

Toby: WAISTED (7)
Maxim: WAITED (6)
DC: SIDECUT (7)
OT: DISCUTE (7)
Score: 98–58 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 3, 8. Target: 371.

Toby: 372.
Maxim: 371. (100 x 3) + 75 - (8 / (50 / 25)) (10)
Score: 98–68 (max 113)

Round 15: D I M F E L I N E

Toby buzzes on 17.5 seconds to say MINEFIELD which is correct.
Final Score: 108–68 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 108
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 9

Maxim:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

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