Monday 23rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 19)

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Monday 23rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 19)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:24 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 23 July 2018.

C1: Champion Bryan Harrison (1 win, 100 points.) A systems engineer from Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Joe Chan. A shore excursion member of staff on cruise ships from London. He has recently learned to dive in the Bahamas, and was nudged by quite a few sharks in training... :P :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E A E H K L A D T
R02: F O S G T I E L A
R03: 100, 75, 8, 7, 3, 10. Target: 594.
TTT: TEACHCOOL - "We teach all the youngsters that it isn't cool to eat too much of this."
R04: D I S U L Z E O R
R05: T M S E A I E C S
R06: 75, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2. Target: 229.
R07: O A E D R X O R P
R08: C I G E N O W S E
R09: 100, 25, 1, 9, 6, 6. Target: 536.
TTT: OUCHLEERS - "He leers at people in the office and makes them very uncomfortable."
R10: R I P U R N A I B
R11: A O E G F S A V T
R12: W O R I N U R E T
R13: O E O J R H S T L
R14: 50, 9, 2, 10, 5, 4. Target: 779.
R15: D E V I L R E E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: E A E H K L A D T

Bryan: LEAKED (6)
Joe: HEATED (6)
DC: HALTED (6)
OT: HEADLET (7) TEAHEAD (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: F O S G T I E L A

Bryan: GLOATS (6)
Joe: FEAST (5)
DC: ISOLATE (7) FOLIATES (8)
OT: ALIGOTES (8) FLOATIES (8)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 8, 7, 3, 10. Target: 594.

Bryan: 594. (8 x 75) - (10 - (7 - 3)) (10)
Joe: 593.
Score: 22–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TEACHCOOL -> CHOCOLATE

Round 4: D I S U L Z E O R

Bryan: LOUSIER (7)
Joe: LOUSIER (7)
DC: SOLDIER (7)
OT: LOURIES (7) OUZERIS (7) SOLIDER (7)
Score: 29–13 (max 32)

Round 5: T M S E A I E C S

Bryan: SAMIEST (7)
Joe: STEAM (5)
DC: CASTEISM (8)
OT: SEAMIEST (8) STEAMIES (8)
Score: 36–13 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2. Target: 229.

Bryan: 229. (3 x 75) + 2 + 2 (10)
Joe: 229. (3 x 75) + 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 46–23 (max 50)

John talks about some unusual sporting events throughout the week, starting with the World Tin Bath Championships in the Isle of Man.

Round 7: O A E D R X O R P

Bryan: POORER (6)
Joe: ROARED (6)
OT: ADORER (6) ADROOP (6) ARRODE (6) ARROPE (6) DRAPER (6) EXOPOD (6) PARODE (6) PARRED (6) PROREX (6) ROADEO (6) ROADER (6)
Score: 52–29 (max 56)

Round 8: C I G E N O W S E

Bryan: COGNISE (7)
Joe: SEEING (6)
OT: CONGEES (7) GENESIC (7) GENOISE (7) NEGOCES (7) SENECIO (7) SOIGNEE (7) WIGEONS (7)
Score: 59–29 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 25, 1, 9, 6, 6. Target: 536.

Bryan: 538. Mistake in working.
Joe: 539. ((100 - 9) x 6) - 6 - 1 (7)
RR: 536. ((100 - 9 - 6) x 6) + 25 + 1 (10)
Score: 59–36 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: OUCHLEERS -> LECHEROUS

Round 10: R I P U R N A I B

Bryan: BRAIN (5)
Joe: BRAIN (5)
OT: PURIRI (6) RAPINI (6) RUBIAN (6) RURBAN (6)
Score: 64–41 (max 79)

Round 11: A O E G F S A V T

Bryan: vestage
Joe: votage
DC: SAVAGE (6)
OT: AFTOSA (6) AGATES (6) AGAVES (6) ESTAFA (6) FAVEST (6) GOAFTS (6) GOAVES (6) OVATES (6) SAVATE (6)
Score: 64–41 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "runners-up".

Round 12: W O R I N U R E T

Bryan: WRITER (6)
Joe: WINTER (6)
DC: ROUTINER (8)
Score: 70–47 (max 93)

Round 13: O E O J R H S T L

Bryan: LOOTERS (7)
Joe: SHOOTER (7)
DC: HOOTERS (7)
OT: SLOOTHER (8)
Score: 77–54 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 9, 2, 10, 5, 4. Target: 779.

Bryan: 780. (50 + 2) x (10 + 5) (7)
Joe: 780. (50 + 2) x (10 + 5) (7)
RR: 779. ((10 + 4) x (50 + 5)) + 9 (10)
Score: 84–61 (max 111)

Round 15: D E V I L R E E D

Bryan buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say DELIVERED which is correct.
Final Score: 94–61 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Bryan:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Joe:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
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