Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

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Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:14 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 10 September 2018.

C1: Champion Dave Ashton (2 wins, 200 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Dan Martin. A department secretary at the University of Warwick, who lives in Coventry, but is originally from Dartford, Kent. He likes travelling on trains and once got on a wrong train trying to get to Krakow, Poland... :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S T P B E O A T D
R02: N R I F U E V N A
R03: 100, 5, 8, 7, 3, 2. Target: 529.
TTT: ENTRAPMEN - "Wave to the lady with an everlasting marker."
R04: O A L D K E M H R
R05: N P R M E I U R E
R06: 75, 6, 7, 4, 3, 10. Target: 642.
R07: S B N C A O E S J
R08: D P H G A O E M O
R09: 25, 7, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 719.
TTT: FAIRTRUST - "When it came to something for dessert, this was way above everything else."
R10: N E A G I T X P U
R11: M R C S A E O L D
R12: S L E U V I A T R
R13: S T F T E O A Q N
R14: 25, 100, 7, 3, 10, 9. Target: 217.
R15: P L A S T I C C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S T P B E O A T D

Dave: SPOTTED (7)
Dan: PASTED (6)
DC: BOASTED (7) BEDPOST (7)
OT: POSTDATE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N R I F U E V N A

Dave: FUNNIER (7)
Dan: FINER (5)
DC: RAVINE (6)
OT: UNRIVEN (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 5, 8, 7, 3, 2. Target: 529.

Dave: 529. ((100 + 7) x 5) - (3 x 2) (10)
Dan: 529. (5 x 100) + (8 x 3) - 2 + 7 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ENTRAPMEN -> PERMANENT

Round 4: O A L D K E M H R

Dave: HERALD (6)
Dan: HARMED (6)
DC: EARLDOM (7) HARKED (6)
OT: ARMHOLE (7) MORALED (7)
Score: 30–16 (max 32)

Round 5: N P R M E I U R E

Dave: PREMIER (7)
Dan: RUINER (6)
DC: PRIMEUR (7) PERINEUM (8)
Score: 37–16 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 6, 7, 4, 3, 10. Target: 642.

Dave: 643. ((75 - 6 - 4) x 10) - 7 (7)
Dan: 650.
RR: 642. (((75 x 4) / 3) + 7) x 6 (10)
Score: 44–16 (max 50)

Mark talks about child prodigies.

Round 7: S B N C A O E S J

Dave: SEASON (6)
Dan: CANOES (6)
DC: BEACONS (7) BANJOES (7) BANJOS (6)
OT: CASSONE (7)
Score: 50–22 (max 57)

Round 8: D P H G A O E M O

Dave: HOOPED (6)
Dan: HOMAGE (6)
DC: MOPHEAD (7) OOMPAHED (8)
OT: PAGEHOOD (8)
Score: 56–28 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 7, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 719.

Dave: 718. (((10 x 3) - 1) x 25) - 7 (7)
Dan: 720. (25 - 1) x 10 x 3 (7)
OT: 719. ((((25 - 1) x 10) + 2) x 3) - 7 (10)
Score: 63–35 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: FAIRTRUST -> STARFRUIT

Round 10: N E A G I T X P U

Dave: EATING (6)
Dan: GIANT (5)
DC: APEXING (7)
OT: GENIPAT (7) PAITUNG (7) PETUNIA (7) UNITAGE (7)
Score: 69–35 (max 82)

Round 11: M R C S A E O L D

Dave: SCOLDER (7)
Dan: SCREAM (6)
DC: CAROMED (7) EARLDOMS (8)
OT: COMRADES (8) MERCADOS (8) REDCOALS (8)
Score: 76–35 (max 90)

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

Round 12: S L E U V I A T R

Dave: VAULTERS (8)
Dan: RUSTLE (6)
DC: RIVULETS (8)
Score: 84–35 (max 98)

Round 13: S T F T E O A Q N

Dave: ATONES (6)
Dan: FATTENS (7)
OT: NOTATES (7)
Score: 84–42 (max 105)

Round 14: 25, 100, 7, 3, 10, 9. Target: 217.

Dave: 216. Mistake in working.
Dan: 218. (9 x 10) + 100 + 25 + 3 (7)
RR: 217. (9 - 3 + 25) x 7 (10)
Score: 84–49 (max 115)

Round 15: P L A S T I C C E

No one buzzes. The answer was SCEPTICAL.
Final Score: 84–49 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Dan:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 2

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