Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

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Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:52 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 3 September 2018.

C1: Champion Tony Manwani (5 wins, 476 points.) A training and HR consultant from Reading.
C2: Challenger Tom Kistell. A librarian from Sheffield. He's a member of his local walking club and has been around many of the UK's National Parks. He also reveals later on that he had appeared on The Chase, but lost to Anne!!
DC: Susie Dent and Anne Hegerty.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F D G A O T F A D
R02: G E S R A S E D I
R03: 8, 9, 5, 4, 1, 7. Target: 642.
TTT: IFIREDTOM - "I fired Tom for being constantly late, and he wasn't very happy about it."
R04: S E N R I L M U S
R05: L P X A O H B A E
R06: 75, 100, 9, 7, 6, 7. Target: 719.
R07: Z T P U O C R I E
R08: L G S N W I A O A
R09: 7, 8, 7, 9, 1, 5. Target: 217.
TTT: NICERINSE - "He told his wife he liked her hair rinse, but he didn't really mean it."
R10: P U N Y O T P E T
R11: S N D A I W R O I
R12: M U R V E T I R A
R13: T N B I O D R E A
R14: 50, 5, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 408.
R15: S A N D Y T I L T (conundrum)


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Round 1: F D G A O T F A D

Tony: GOAT (4)
Tom: GAFF (4)
DC: GOAD (4)
OT: GOAFT (5)
Score: 4–4 (max 5)

Round 2: G E S R A S E D I

Tony: GREASED (7)
Tom: ERASED (6)
DC: DISAGREES (18) GRASSED (7)
Score: 11–4 (max 23)

Round 3: 8, 9, 5, 4, 1, 7. Target: 642.

Tony: 640. Mistake in working.
Tom: -
RR: 642. ((5 + 4) x 9 x 8) - (7 - 1) (10)
Score: 11–4 (max 33)

Teatime teaser: IFIREDTOM -> MORTIFIED

Round 4: S E N R I L M U S

Tony: INSURES (7)
Tom: mussier
DC: LIMNERS (7) SURMISE (7) MISRULES (8)
Score: 18–4 (max 41)

Round 5: L P X A O H B A E

Tony: PALE (4)
Tom: PHLOX (5)
DC: HOAX (4) LEAP (4) PLEB (4)
OT: HEXAPLA (7)
Score: 18–9 (max 48)

Round 6: 75, 100, 9, 7, 6, 7. Target: 719.

Tony: 721. ((100 + 9) x 7) - (7 x 6) (7)
Tom: 716.
RR: 719. ((9 - (7 / 7)) x 100) - 75 - 6 (10)
Score: 25–9 (max 58)

Anne talks about how Bradley Walsh "deals" with unusual stuff happening on The Chase. :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: Z T P U O C R I E

Tony: outprice
Tom: PRICE (5)
DC: POUTIER (7) CUPRITE (7) PICTURE (7)
OT: PROTEIC (7) TROPEIC (7)
Score: 25–14 (max 65)

Round 8: L G S N W I A O A

Tony: SOWING (6)
Tom: SAWING (6)
DC: AGNOSIA (7)
OT: AGNAILS (7) AGONALS (7) ALOGIAS (7) OWLINGS (7) SLOWING (7)
Score: 31–20 (max 72)

Round 9: 7, 8, 7, 9, 1, 5. Target: 217.

Tony: 226. Mistake in working.
Tom: -
RR: 217. ((8 x 5) - 9) x 7 (10)
Score: 31–20 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: NICERINSE -> INSINCERE

Round 10: P U N Y O T P E T

Tony: POTTY (5)
Tom: punnet
DC: POTENT (6) nuppet
OT: PUTTONY (7)
Score: 36–20 (max 89)

Round 11: S N D A I W R O I

Tony: INWARDS (7)
Tom: ORDAINS (7)
OT: INROADS (7) IRONIAS (7) ONWARDS (7) RAIOIDS (7) SORDINI (7) SWANDRI (7)
Score: 43–27 (max 96)

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

Round 12: M U R V E T I R A

Tony: ARRIVE (6)
Tom: ARRIVE (6)
DC: MURIATE (7)
OT: VERATRUM (8)
Score: 49–33 (max 104)

Round 13: T N B I O D R E A

Tony: RATIONED (8)
Tom: BRIDE (5)
DC: OBTAINED (8) ORDINATE (8)
OT: BARITONE (8) DEBONAIR (8) DERATION (8) DIBORANE (8) NADORITE (8) OBTAINER (8) REOBTAIN (8) RODENTIA (8)
Score: 57–33 (max 112)

Round 14: 50, 5, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 408.

Tony: 408. (50 + 1) x 8 (10)
Tom: 408. (50 x 8) + 9 - 1 (10)
Score: 67–43 (max 122)

Round 15: S A N D Y T I L T

No one buzzes. The answer was DISTANTLY.
Final Score: 67–43 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Tony:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

Tom:
Total score - 43
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 2

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