Monday 9th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 9)

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Monday 9th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 9)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:47 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 9 July 2018.

C1: Champion Lewis Carson (4 wins, 358 points.) A UNISON trade union official from Bristol.
C2: Challenger Ciaran Thompson. An administrator from Birmingham. He used to work in politics, and ran into David Cameron whilst doing an intern report.
DC: Susie Dent and Adam Henson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M T X D U O E S B
R02: L I Y E B A T P U
R03: 25, 50, 100, 75, 5, 1. Target: 634.
TTT: TREATNINE - "You treat nine good friends to dinner at your house."
R04: G E N O S R O V A
R05: W L L F E E O L I
R06: 50, 10, 1, 4, 1, 2. Target: 736.
R07: Q N P R O E A F S
R08: D E M S A I G N E
R09: 75, 50, 25, 100, 3, 2. Target: 449.
TTT: GRANFAILS - "Gran fails to master the native tongue when in Paris."
R10: S A D I T O W U D
R11: R T G C E A U R E
R12: K T I O L E N T A
R13: C S H P I A O E D
R14: 50, 5, 2, 10, 7, 4. Target: 884.
R15: I N I T G R E A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M T X D U O E S B

Lewis: MODEST (6)
Ciaran: MOUSED (6)
DC: TUXEDOS (7) DUMBEST (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L I Y E B A T P U

Lewis: bleap
Ciaran: batily
DC: BEAUTY (6)
OT: ABLUTE (6) ALBEIT (6) ALBITE (6) APLITE (6) BAILEY (6) PLUTEI (6) PLUTEY (6) PLUTIE (6) PUTEAL (6) UBIETY (6) UPBEAT (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 50, 100, 75, 5, 1. Target: 634.

Lewis: 634. ((50 + 75 + 1) x 5) + (100 / 25) (10)
Ciaran: 631.
Score: 16–6 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: TREATNINE -> ENTERTAIN

Round 4: G E N O S R O V A

Lewis: oversang
Ciaran: gooners
DC: GROOVES (7) OREGANO (7) GOVERNS (7) ORANGES (7)
OT: GAVONES (7) ONAGERS (7) OROGENS (7)
Score: 16–6 (max 30)

Round 5: W L L F E E O L I

Lewis: LOWLIFE (7)
Ciaran: FELLOW (6)
Score: 23–6 (max 37)

Round 6: 50, 10, 1, 4, 1, 2. Target: 736.

Lewis: 735. (50 - 1) x (10 + 4 + 1) (7)
Ciaran: 735. (50 - 1) x (10 + 4 + 1) (7)
RR: 736. (10 - 1 - 1) x 2 x (50 - 4) (10)
Score: 30–13 (max 47)

Adam talks about his sheepdog, about who he has just wrote a book about.

Round 7: Q N P R O E A F S

Lewis: OPERAS (6)
Ciaran: PRONE (5)
DC: APRONS (6) PROFANE (7) PROFANES (8)
Score: 36–13 (max 55)

Round 8: D E M S A I G N E

Lewis: SEEMING (7)
Ciaran: SEEMING (7)
DC: SEAMING (7) DEEMING (7) ENDGAMES (8)
OT: ADEEMING (8) AGENISED (8)
Score: 43–20 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 50, 25, 100, 3, 2. Target: 449.

Lewis: 449. ((100 + 50) x (75 / 25)) - 3 + 2 (10)
Ciaran: 449. ((100 + 50) x 3) - (75 / 25) + 2 (10)
Score: 53–30 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: GRANFAILS -> FRANGLAIS

Round 10: S A D I T O W U D

Lewis: outsaid
Ciaran: OUTDID (6)
DC: STUDIO (6) TOWAIS (6)
OT: ADITUS (6) AUDITS (6) IDDATS (6) IDDUTS (6) OUTSAW (6)
Score: 53–36 (max 79)

Round 11: R T G C E A U R E

Lewis: GREATER (7)
Ciaran: CREATURE (8)
Score: 53–44 (max 87)

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

Round 12: K T I O L E N T A

Lewis: ELATION (7)
Ciaran: ELATION (7)
DC: KAOLIN (6) TONALITE (8)
Score: 60–51 (max 95)

Round 13: C S H P I A O E D

Lewis: POISED (6)
Ciaran: CASHED (6)
DC: SCAPHOID (8)
OT: PHACOIDS (8) POCHADES (8) SCIAPODE (8) SPOACHED (8)
Score: 66–57 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 5, 2, 10, 7, 4. Target: 884.

Lewis: 882. Mistake in working.
Ciaran: 880. ((10 + 7) x 50) + ((2 + 4) x 5) (7)
RR: 884. (10 + 7) x (50 + 2) (10)
Score: 66–64 (max 113)

Round 15: I N I T G R E A T

Ciaran buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say INTEGRATING which is incorrect.
Lewis buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say INTIGRATE which is incorrect.
The answer was ITERATING.
Final Score: 66–64 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Lewis:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

Ciaran:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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