Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)

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Monday 15th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 77)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:59 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 15 October 2018.

C1: Challenger Eddie Andersson. From Colchester, Essex, but is studying medicine at St. Bart's Hospital, London. His grandfather is Swedish, hence the double S in his name. He's in a band called the T-Waves, but they haven't yet written a song. :P
C2: Challenger Andy Wedlake. A Chemistry PhD student at the University of Cambridge, and is from Cambridge. He was the president of a science society at Cambridge, and got speakers including past Nobel Prize winners and even Sir David Attenborough.
DC: Susie Dent and Clive Anderson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G P O O T V A E Q
R02: M L U E T J E K R
R03: 50, 75, 8, 7, 10, 3. Target: 661.
TTT: LOSESRACE - "The greyhound lost the race, it had just scoffed two portions of this."
R04: S N I A R S I A P
R05: M T O E G O I T M
R06: 75, 7, 9, 7, 6, 4. Target: 434.
R07: R V E A S R E Y U
R08: S G I A N A T S W
R09: 75, 25, 3, 8, 6, 10. Target: 953.
TTT: LIGHTCORN - "It sounds like Lewis was having a lot of fun."
R10: L D E O T S A I N
R11: P L A E R C A I F
R12: T A D S I B O W U
R13: L M D E A E F R H
R14: 100, 9, 8, 7, 8, 3. Target: 570.
R15: F E A T H E R E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: G P O O T V A E Q

Eddie: PAVE (4)
Andy: VAPE (4)
DC: votage POTAGE (6)
Score: 4–4 (max 6)

Round 2: M L U E T J E K R

Eddie: MUTER (5)
Andy: MELTER (6)
OT: MERLET (6) RELUME (6) REMELT (6)
Score: 4–10 (max 12)

Round 3: 50, 75, 8, 7, 10, 3. Target: 661.

Eddie: 661. (75 x 8) + (7 x 3) + 50 - 10 (10)
Andy: 662.
Score: 14–10 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: LOSESRACE -> CASSEROLE

Round 4: S N I A R S I A P

Eddie: RAINS (5)
Andy: SPRAINS (7)
DC: RAISINS (7) ASPIRINS (8)
Score: 14–17 (max 30)

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

Eddie: TIME (4)
Andy: TOTEM (5)
DC: MOTET (5) MOTTO (5)
OT: MOGOTE (6) MOTMOT (6)
Score: 14–22 (max 36)

Round 6: 75, 7, 9, 7, 6, 4. Target: 434.

Eddie: 434. (75 x 6) - 9 - 7 (10)
Andy: 434. (75 x 6) - 9 - 7 (10)
Score: 24–32 (max 46)

Clive talks about being the President of the Woodland Trust.

Round 7: R V E A S R E Y U

Eddie: reveres
Andy: REAVERS (7)
DC: ERASURE (7) RESURVEY (8)
Score: 24–39 (max 54)

Round 8: S G I A N A T S W

Eddie: WASTING (7)
Andy: WASTING (7)
DC: AGAINST (7)
OT: GITANAS (7) SATANGS (7) SATSANG (7)
Score: 31–46 (max 61)

Round 9: 75, 25, 3, 8, 6, 10. Target: 953.

Eddie: 952. ((10 + 3) x 75) - 25 + 8 - 6 (7)
Andy: 957.
RR: 953. (((8 x 6) - 10) x 25) + 3 (10)
Score: 38–46 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: LIGHTCORN -> CHORTLING

Round 10: L D E O T S A I N

Eddie: DETAINS (7)
Andy: STAINED (7)
DC: DELATIONS (18)
Score: 45–53 (max 89)

Round 11: P L A E R C A I F

Eddie: REPLICA (7)
Andy: CALIPER (7)
DC: plaicer PLACER (6) PREFACIAL (18)
Score: 52–60 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of pronouns throughout the ages.

Round 12: T A D S I B O W U

Eddie: based
Andy: ABOUTS (6)
DC: OUTBIDS (7)
Score: 52–66 (max 114)

Round 13: L M D E A E F R H

Eddie: HEALER (6)
Andy: FEMALE (6)
DC: EMERALD (7)
OT: REFLAMED (8)
Score: 58–72 (max 122)

Round 14: 100, 9, 8, 7, 8, 3. Target: 570.

Eddie: 563.
Andy: 566. ((9 - 3) x (100 - 7)) + 8 (7)
RR: 570. (8 + 7 - 9) x (100 - (8 - 3)) (10)
Score: 58–79 (max 132)

Round 15: F E A T H E R E R

Eddie buzzes on 19.75 seconds to say HEREAFTER which is correct.
Final Score: 68–79 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Eddie:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Andy:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 3

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