Monday 7th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 84)

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Monday 7th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 84)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:23 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 7 May 2018.

C1: Champion Toby McDonald (6 wins, 674 points.) An Apteforumite and 6th Form student from Chard, Somerset.
C2: Challenger Simon Cluskey. A pub owner from Rottingdean, East Sussex. He used to work in the Navy in a Bomber submarine.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N V C O A E L U S
R02: I D S K A L O M E
R03: 25, 5, 8, 7, 6, 4. Target: 351.
TTT: STOLELIPS - "People have been droning on about this form of aircraft for a while."
R04: D Y T S I E U D E
R05: M B D I O A T E R
R06: 75, 7, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 119.
R07: N G C I U A T O S
R08: A E I N T H U W R
R09: 100, 4, 7, 1, 2, 5. Target: 821.
TTT: THIEFLESS - "If the thief was carrying less weight, he may have been able to get away."
R10: O I A G P M I R F
R11: T R N E I U R E S
R12: U E A O G R T D L
R13: P M F E I O B U S
R14: 25, 50, 7, 9, 4, 1. Target: 995.
R15: U S E D F O R C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N V C O A E L U S

Toby: CLONES (6)
Simon: NOVELS (6)
DC: CONVULSE (8)
OT: LACUNOSE (8) VACUOLES (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: I D S K A L O M E

Toby: MODALISE (8)
Simon: SMOKED (6)
DC: MIKADOS (7)
OT: MELODIAS (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 5, 8, 7, 6, 4. Target: 351.

Toby: 351. ((8 + 6) x 25) + 5 - 4 (10)
Simon: 351. ((8 + 6) x 25) + 5 - 4 (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: STOLELIPS -> PILOTLESS

Round 4: D Y T S I E U D E

Toby: EDITED (6)
Simon: TEDDIES (7)
DC: STUDIED (7)
OT: DEIDEST (7)
Score: 24–23 (max 33)

Round 5: M B D I O A T E R

Toby: MEDIATOR (8)
Simon: ABORTED (7)
Score: 32–23 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 7, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 119.

Toby: 119. ((9 + 2) x 4) + 75 (10)
Simon: 119. (9 x 4) + 75 + 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 42–33 (max 51)

Dr. Phil talks about suggestions given by his audience about how to improve the NHS.

Round 7: N G C I U A T O S

Toby: COASTING (8)
Simon: CAUTIONS (8)
DC: AGNOSTIC (8)
OT: AUCTIONS (8) AUTOINGS (8) COATINGS (8) COTINGAS (8) SCOUTING (8)
Score: 50–41 (max 59)

Round 8: A E I N T H U W R

Toby: HAURIENT (8)
Simon: WHITEN (6)
DC: TINWARE (7) HAUNTER (7) UNEARTH (7)
OT: TARWHINE (8) WHARENUI (8)
Score: 58–41 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 4, 7, 1, 2, 5. Target: 821.

Toby: 821. ((100 + 2) x (7 + 1)) + 5 (10)
Simon: 821. ((100 + 2) x (7 + 1)) + 5 (10)
Score: 68–51 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: THIEFLESS -> FLESHIEST

Round 10: O I A G P M I R F

Toby: AMIGO (5)
Simon: IMPAIR (6)
DC: figaro ORIGAMI (7)
Score: 68–57 (max 84)

Round 11: T R N E I U R E S

Toby: REUNITES (8)
Simon: RETINUES (8)
DC: UNRETIRES (18) TERRINES (8)
Score: 76–65 (max 102)

There was me happy getting TURNERIES, until I discovered that TURNERY is now a mass noun... :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :( :(

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "a lick and a promise".

Round 12: U E A O G R T D L

Toby: OUTRAGED (8)
Simon: goated
DC: OUTGLARED (18) GLOATED (7)
Score: 84–65 (max 120)

Round 13: P M F E I O B U S

Toby: PIOUS (5)
Simon: IMBUES (6)
DC: BIOMES (6)
OT: IMPOSE (6) MOBIES (6) POMBES (6) POMEIS (6) UMPIES (6)
Score: 84–71 (max 126)

Round 14: 25, 50, 7, 9, 4, 1. Target: 995.

Toby: 995. ((50 + 25 + 1) x (9 + 4)) + 7 (10)
Simon: -
Score: 94–71 (max 136)

Round 15: U S E D F O R C E

Toby buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say REFOCUSED which is correct.
Final Score: 104–71 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Toby:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 120
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 8.0
Number of maxes - 9

Simon:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 6

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