Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

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Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:39 pm

SERIES 79 BEGINS NOW!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 25 June 2018.

C1: Champion Diane Cordery. (1 win, 58 points.) A retired accountant from Ascot, Berkshire.
C2: Challenger Toby Young. A retiree from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. He likes to play the saxophone, and used to play for a Madness tribute band in Australia.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F G R U A I X N E
R02: M R V E O E D Y A
R03: 100, 8, 5, 3, 10, 10. Target: 905.
TTT: DEANRISES - "Dean rises early in preparation for his busy day ahead."
R04: T S W I A O S D R
R05: F S N U E I P S E
R06: 3, 1, 6, 7, 3, 9. Target: 546.
R07: K B T O I O J Q E
R08: R D M L D O U A A
R09: 25, 8, 6, 5, 9, 2. Target: 156.
TTT: ARGYLENIP - "Argyle nip in to equalise in the last minute of the Cup, which means they'll be doing it all again."
R10: B L R C U E A M E
R11: H L W O A E T R A
R12: N L Z O E A E G S
R13: H N T O A I N T O
R14: 75, 25, 50, 100, 1, 2. Target: 649.
R15: H A V I N G S I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: F G R U A I X N E

Diane: FAXING (6)
Toby: AXING (5)
DC: FIGURAE (7) GUNFIRE (7)
OT: FEARING (7) REFUGIA (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: M R V E O E D Y A

Diane: REMOVED (7)
Toby: REMOVED (7)
DC: DREAMY (6)
OT: MEADERY (7) OVERDAY (7) OVERDYE (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 8, 5, 3, 10, 10. Target: 905.

Diane: 905. (100 x 8) + (10 x 10) + 5 (10)
Toby: 905. (100 x 8) + (10 x 10) + 5 (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DEANRISES -> READINESS

Round 4: T S W I A O S D R

Diane: WAISTS (6)
Toby: swordist
DC: AORIST (6) AORISTS (7)
OT: ASTROIDS (8)
Score: 29–17 (max 32)

Round 5: F S N U E I P S E

Diane: PENISES (7)
Toby: SPINES (6)
DC: INFUSES (7) PUISNE (6)
OT: FINESSE (7) SUPINES (7)
Score: 36–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 3, 1, 6, 7, 3, 9. Target: 546.

Diane: 544. (9 x 6 x (7 + 3)) + 3 + 1 (7)
Toby: -
RR: 546. (9 + 1 + 3) x 7 x 6 (10)
Score: 43–17 (max 49)

Paul does a magic trick involving some postcards of magicians from the "Golden Age of Magic".

Round 7: K B T O I O J Q E

Diane: BOOTIE (6)
Toby: BOOK (4)
DC: BOOKIE (6) BETOOK (6)
OT: BOTIJO (6)
Score: 49–17 (max 55)

Round 8: R D M L D O U A A

Diane: madam
Toby: DRAMA (5)
DC: ALARUM (6) MODULAR (7)
OT: ARMLOAD (7)
Score: 49–22 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 8, 6, 5, 9, 2. Target: 156.

Diane: 156. (6 x 25) + 8 - 2 (10)
Toby: 156. (6 x 25) + 5 + 9 - 8 (10)
Score: 59–32 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ARGYLENIP -> REPLAYING

Round 10: B L R C U E A M E

Diane: CRUMBLE (7)
Toby: blamer
DC: CURABLE (7)
OT: RACEMULE (8)
Score: 66–32 (max 80)

Round 11: H L W O A E T R A

Diane: WATER (5)
Toby: HALTER (6)
DC: LOATHER (7)
OT: RATHOLE (7) WHORTLE (7)
Score: 66–38 (max 87)

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

Round 12: N L Z O E A E G S

Diane: ZONAL (5)
Toby: sloans
DC: LOZENGES (8)
OT: GASOLENE (8)
Score: 71–38 (max 95)

Round 13: H N T O A I N T O

Diane: NOTION (6)
Toby: NOTATION (8)
DC: ANOINT (6) NATION (6)
Score: 71–46 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 25, 50, 100, 1, 2. Target: 649.

Diane: 649. ((75 / 25) x 2 x 100) + 50 - 1 (10)
Toby: 650.
Score: 81–46 (max 113)

Round 15: H A V I N G S I N

Toby buzzes on 3 seconds to say SHAVINGS which is incorrect.
Diane buzzes on 17.5 seconds to say VANISHING which is correct.
Final Score: 91–46 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Diane:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Toby:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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