Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

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Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:06 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 27 August 2018.

C1: Challenger Paul Beever. A semi-retired haulier from Leeds. In his spare time, he's a painter and has sold some of his works.
C2: Challenger Tony Manwani. A training and HR consultant from Reading. He has been to Las Vegas 21 times in 19 years!! He has previously been on the show in Series 41, winning 2 shows.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F R E A D W I N G
R02: T K N A E L M U E
R03: 50, 100, 5, 8, 2, 7. Target: 258.
TTT: INEPTERIC - "If there was an award for being inept, Eric would definitely get it."
R04: D F R O A P T U I
R05: V S O E C N A E X
R06: 2, 6, 8, 3, 7, 4. Target: 202.
R07: R T G A O I A C S
R08: R G P O E V L I O
R09: 50, 3, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 431.
TTT: TERRYHEAD - "Terry felt light-headed, he needed to drink lots of water."
R10: N S L E E D M I E
R11: R J S P O E U M I
R12: R L R O E S T A U
R13: N R T S E A I D E
R14: 100, 7, 8, 6, 3, 5. Target: 721.
R15: D U D E U N L I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: F R E A D W I N G

Paul: READING (7)
Tony: DWARFING (8)
DC: WAFERING (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: T K N A E L M U E

Paul: ANKLET (6)
Tony: MENTAL (6)
DC: EMULATE (7)
OT: ALMUTEN (7) MANTEEL (7) MENTULA (7)
Score: 6–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 5, 8, 2, 7. Target: 258.

Paul: 258. (2 x 100) + 50 + 8 (10)
Tony: 258. (50 x 5) + 8 (10)
Score: 16–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: INEPTERIC -> RECIPIENT

Round 4: D F R O A P T U I

Paul: outpaid
Tony: PROUD (5)
DC: AUDITOR (7) PAROTID (7)
Score: 16–29 (max 32)

Round 5: V S O E C N A E X

Paul: convexes
Tony: COVES (5)
DC: CONVEX (6) CANOES (6)
OT: CONEXES (7)
Score: 16–34 (max 39)

Round 6: 2, 6, 8, 3, 7, 4. Target: 202.

Paul: 212.
Tony: 202. ((6 + 4) x 3 x 7) - 8 (10)
Score: 16–44 (max 49)

Raj talks about playing practical jokes with his business partners.

Round 7: R T G A O I A C S

Paul: GASTRIC (7)
Tony: RATIOS (6)
DC: AGARICS (7) AGASTRIC (8)
OT: ORGASTIC (8)
Score: 23–44 (max 57)

Round 8: R G P O E V L I O

Paul: PLOVER (6)
Tony: GROVEL (6)
DC: LOOPIER (7) gloopier OVERLIP (7)
OT: GOOPIER (7)
Score: 29–50 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 3, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 431.

Paul: 431. ((6 + 2) x 50) + (3 x 10) + 1 (10)
Tony: 431. ((50 - (6 + 3 - 2)) x 10) + 1 (10)
Score: 39–60 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TERRYHEAD -> REHYDRATE

Round 10: N S L E E D M I E

Paul: DEMISE (6)
Tony: MISLED (6)
DC: ENEMIES (7) DEMESNE (7) NEEDLES (7)
OT: SELENIDE (8)
Score: 45–66 (max 82)

Round 11: R J S P O E U M I

Paul: SOUPIER (7)
Tony: JUMPERS (7)
DC: UMPIRES (7)
OT: PEJORISM (8)
Score: 52–73 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "mish-mash" and "it gets my goat".

Round 12: R L R O E S T A U

Paul: TROUSER (7)
Tony: ROASTER (7)
DC: REALTORS (8) RESTAUR (7)
OT: OESTRUAL (8) ORATURES (8) RELATORS (8) RESTORAL (8) ROSULATE (8)
Score: 59–80 (max 98)

Round 13: N R T S E A I D E

Paul: STRAINED (8)
Tony: STRAINED (8)
DC: RESINATED (18) DETAINERS (18)
OT: DENTARIES (18) RESTAINED (18)
Score: 67–88 (max 116)

Round 14: 100, 7, 8, 6, 3, 5. Target: 721.

Paul: 721. (100 + 3) x 7 (10)
Tony: 721. (100 + 3) x 7 (10)
Score: 77–98 (max 126)

Round 15: D U D E U N L I T

No one buzzes. The answer was UNDILUTED.
Final Score: 77–98 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

Tony:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

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