Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

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Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:00 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 17 September 2018.

C1: Champion Dave Ashton (6 wins, 540 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Stephen Holford. A payroll officer from Becontree, Greater London. He has a couple of world records, one for the most Elvis impersonators singing in one time (which has been broken since), and one for the most Star Trek impersonators in the same place.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlie Stayt.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T W F D O I A H O
R02: C E U T A S R P O
R03: 75, 9, 2, 5, 8, 1. Target: 572.
TTT: MARIATOLD - "Maria told everyone just how inept her husband was."
R04: N U T E C R I B S
R05: M T R L A E O S R
R06: 75, 50, 4, 8, 7, 3. Target: 707.
R07: N T B P Q A E I E
R08: S D A E I N Y D T
R09: 50, 4, 10, 8, 9, 3. Target: 365.
TTT: FARGUILTY - "When it came to wasting money, he was far from guilty, he was renowned for this."
R10: P G O A A L D E R
R11: H T N V U A O G E
R12: L G E I A L P R X
R13: S N S M E U I R D
R14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 4, 2. Target: 107.
R15: I R A N G R A N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T W F D O I A H O

Dave: FAITH (5)
Stephen: HOOT (4)
DC: HOODIA (6)
Score: 5–0 (max 6)

Round 2: C E U T A S R P O

Dave: SPOUTER (7)
Stephen: CAPTURES (8)
DC: CASTER (6) PASTURE (7)
OT: APTEROUS (8) OUTPACES (8) OUTRACES (8) OUTSCAPE (8) PARTOUSE (8) POSTCURE (8)
Score: 5–8 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 9, 2, 5, 8, 1. Target: 572.

Dave: 572. (8 x 75) - ((9 - 2) x (5 - 1)) (10)
Stephen: 570.
Score: 15–8 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MARIATOLD -> MALADROIT

Round 4: N U T E C R I B S

Dave: BUSTIER (7)
Stephen: BITES (5)
DC: CREST (5) TRIBUNES (8) TURBINES (8)
OT: BRUCINES (8)
Score: 22–8 (max 32)

Round 5: M T R L A E O S R

Dave: ROASTER (7)
Stephen: MORTALS (7)
DC: TREMORS (7) REALTORS (8)
OT: REARMOST (8) RELATORS (8) RESTORAL (8) ROTAMERS (8)
Score: 29–15 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 50, 4, 8, 7, 3. Target: 707.

Dave: 707. (4 x 75) + (8 x 50) + 7 (10)
Stephen: 708.
Score: 39–15 (max 50)

Charlie talks about things he has done for the first time later in life.

Round 7: N T B P Q A E I E

Dave: BEATEN (6)
Stephen: BEATEN (6)
DC: BETAINE (7)
OT: PEINETA (7)
Score: 45–21 (max 57)

Round 8: S D A E I N Y D T

Dave: STAINED (7)
Stephen: INSTEAD (7)
DC: DANDIEST (8)
Score: 52–28 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 4, 10, 8, 9, 3. Target: 365.

Dave: 365. ((50 - 4) x 8) - 3 (10)
Stephen: 365. ((50 - 9 - 4) x 10) - (8 - 3) (10)
Score: 62–38 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: FARGUILTY -> FRUGALITY

Round 10: P G O A A L D E R

Dave: PAROLED (7)
Stephen: PAROLED (7)
DC: LEOPARD (7) PERGOLA (7) PAGODA (6)
OT: PAGADORE (8) PODAGRAL (8)
Score: 69–45 (max 83)

Round 11: H T N V U A O G E

Dave: TONGUE (6)
Stephen: OUTAGE (6)
DC: TOUGH (5) TOUGHEN (7)
OT: OUTGAVE (7) TOHUNGA (7)
Score: 75–51 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "jigsaw" and "clue".

Round 12: L G E I A L P R X

Dave: PILLAGER (8)
Stephen: rallies
DC: LARGE (5)
Score: 83–51 (max 98)

Round 13: S N S M E U I R D

Dave: INSURED (7)
Stephen: REMINDS (7)
DC: SURMISED (8) MISUSED (7)
OT: DRUMINES (8) SUNDRIES (8) UNMISSED (8)
Score: 90–58 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 4, 2. Target: 107.

Dave: 107. ((25 + 50) / 75) + 4 + 2 + 100 (10)
Stephen: 107. (75 / 25) + 4 + 100 (10)
Score: 100–68 (max 116)

Round 15: I R A N G R A N T

Stephen buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say NARRATING which is correct.
Final Score: 100–78 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 5

Stephen:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

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