Monday 20th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 39)

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Monday 20th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 39)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 20 August 2018.

C1: Champion Adam Rolston (4 wins, 318 points.) A film producer from Twickenham, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Mike Grundy. A retired gentleman from Blyth, Northumberland. His daughter lives in New Zealand, along with his 2 grandchildren.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S B T I E A W R D
R02: T X L O E A N F S
R03: 75, 10, 4, 9, 2, 2. Target: 625.
TTT: RAUNCHIER - "It was more than raunchy, it literally blew me away!"
R04: R N R I E O V D U
R05: E T G O M N T E G
R06: 75, 2, 5, 6, 8, 5. Target: 522.
R07: D W N S I U A L O
R08: C R L E O D A U G
R09: 25, 5, 10, 9, 6, 4. Target: 139.
TTT: HERBALDAN - "He's had a shave, but he's definitely going to hold on to this."
R10: N Q E E S H I A V
R11: R O L I D T D E M
R12: S K C A I E R P I
R13: N R Z U E A M O S
R14: 5, 9, 2, 6, 9, 4. Target: 784.
R15: B E C K O N H E E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S B T I E A W R D

Adam: WAITERS (7)
Mike: WAISTED (7)
DC: STEWARD (7) BAWDIEST (8)
OT: BEDSTRAW (8) TRIBADES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T X L O E A N F S

Adam: FLOATS (6)
Mike: FLAXEN (6)
DC: ETALONS (7)
OT: FOLATES (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 10, 4, 9, 2, 2. Target: 625.

Adam: 625. (9 x 75) - (((2 / 2) + 4) x 10) (10)
Mike: 625. Mistake in working.
Score: 23–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: RAUNCHIER -> HURRICANE

Round 4: R N R I E O V D U

Adam: DRIVEN (6)
Mike: VIDEO (5)
DC: ROUNDER (7) OVERRUN (7)
OT: NEUROID (7) NURDIER (7) OUVRIER (7) RONDEUR (7) RONDURE (7) UNORDER (7)
Score: 29–13 (max 32)

Round 5: E T G O M N T E G

Adam: GOTTEN (6)
Mike: GOTTEN (6)
OT: GENOME (6) TEGMEN (6) TONEME (6)
Score: 35–19 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 2, 5, 6, 8, 5. Target: 522.

Adam: 522. ((5 + 2) x 75) - (8 - 5) (10)
Mike: 522. ((75 - 5 - 5) x 8) + 2 (10)
Score: 45–29 (max 48)

Raj talks about a surprising auction find involving a bird bath selling for £67,000!!! :P :P :shock: :shock: :o :o

Round 7: D W N S I U A L O

Adam: downsail
Mike: WOUNDS (6)
DC: SUNDIAL (7) LADINOS (7)
OT: ANDISOL (7) AUDIONS (7) DOLINAS (7) UNLOADS (7)
Score: 45–35 (max 55)

Round 8: C R L E O D A U G

Adam: caroled
Mike: CRADLE (6)
DC: COURAGE (7)
OT: CAGOULE (7) CORDAGE (7) REDCOAL (7) ROULADE (7)
Score: 45–41 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 5, 10, 9, 6, 4. Target: 139.

Adam: 139. (25 x 6) - (5 - 4 + 10) (10)
Mike: 139. (5 x 25) + 10 + 4 (10)
Score: 55–51 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: HERBALDAN -> HANDLEBAR

Round 10: N Q E E S H I A V

Adam: SHAVEN (6)
Mike: HAVENS (6)
DC: HEAVENS (7) HEAVIES (7)
OT: EVANISH (7)
Score: 61–57 (max 79)

Round 11: R O L I D T D E M

Adam: TODDLER (7)
Mike: TODDLER (7)
DC: TIDDLER (7) MOILED (6)
OT: DELTOID (7) DERMOID (7) MIDDLER (7) MOTLIER (7)
Score: 68–64 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tied me over".

Round 12: S K C A I E R P I

Adam: PICKIER (7)
Mike: PACKERS (7)
DC: AIRSICK (7) PARKIES (7)
OT: PIRACIES (8)
Score: 75–71 (max 94)

Round 13: N R Z U E A M O S

Adam: MOANERS (7)
Mike: MOURNS (6)
DC: MAZERS (6) NEUROMAS (8)
OT: ENAMOURS (8) ROMANZES (8)
Score: 82–71 (max 102)

Round 14: 5, 9, 2, 6, 9, 4. Target: 784.

Adam: 785. (((9 x 9) - 2) x (6 + 4)) - 5 (7)
Mike: 784. Mistake in working.
RR: 784. ((6 x 9) + 2) x (9 + 5) (10)
Score: 89–71 (max 112)

Round 15: B E C K O N H E E

Adam buzzes on 22.75 seconds to say CHEEKBONE which is correct.
Final Score: 99–71 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 6

Mike:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
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