Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

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Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 29 October 2018.

C1: Challenger Georgia Goulding. A clothing company owner from Wigan, Greater Manchester. She set up her business last year at the ripe old age of 20!! :shock: :o
C2: Challenger Heather Chisholm. A retired music teacher from St. Andrews, Fife, but was born in Cairo, Egypt. She's a singer and musician in Medieval music.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W O E I T N L P G
R02: L F U P A D N O R
R03: 100, 25, 8, 9, 1, 5. Target: 778.
TTT: SAIDMECCA - "It's often said that the library is Mecca to these sort of people."
R04: N H E Y U A S I P
R05: D E U A S G M C Q
R06: 50, 100, 8, 10, 9, 2. Target: 593.
R07: S E O I R V P L M
R08: R U A L B E R A N
R09: 25, 75, 10, 9, 6, 2. Target: 277.
TTT: SADSHINER - "This plant has the ability to survive winter, and it reminds me a bit of Oliver."
R10: S M E T R I O H I
R11: F U O E N L S T D
R12: G S I A T M O U S
R13: T E I O D T R Z T
R14: 50, 100, 2, 8, 10, 6. Target: 763.
R15: M R S U G A N D A (conundrum)


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Round 1: W O E I T N L P G

Georgia: POLITE (6)
Heather: plowing
DC: PELTING (7) WINGLET (7) TOWLINE (7)
OT: POWLTING (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: L F U P A D N O R

Georgia: PARDON (6)
Heather: PANFUL (6)
DC: PANDOUR (7)
OT: PROFUNDAL (18)
Score: 12–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 25, 8, 9, 1, 5. Target: 778.

Georgia: 778. (100 x 8) - 25 + 9 - 5 - 1 (10)
Heather: 776.
Score: 22–6 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: SAIDMECCA -> ACADEMICS

Round 4: N H E Y U A S I P

Georgia: PUSHY (5)
Heather: SHIP (4)
DC: PUNISH (6) UNEASY (6)
OT: ASHINE (6) HEIAUS (6) HYENAS (6) PAYSHI (6) PISANE (6) PUISNE (6) SUPINE (6) UNHASP (6) UNPAYS (6) UNSHIP (6)
Score: 27–6 (max 42)

Round 5: D E U A S G M C Q

Georgia: USAGE (5)
Heather: SQUAD (5)
DC: CADGES (6) AMUSED (6) CAUSED (6)
OT: CASQUE (6) MASQUE (6) MEDUSA (6) MUDGES (6) SAUCED (6) SMUDGE (6)
Score: 32–11 (max 48)

Round 6: 50, 100, 8, 10, 9, 2. Target: 593.

Georgia: 593. (50 x 10) + 100 - (9 - 2) (10)
Heather: 592.
Score: 42–11 (max 58)

Paul does a trick involving a key and a candle.

Round 7: S E O I R V P L M

Georgia: MOILERS (7)
Heather: PROVES (6)
DC: PLOSIVE (7) OVERLIPS (8) IMPROVES (8) SLIPOVER (8)
OT: IMPLORES (8) PELORISM (8)
Score: 49–11 (max 66)

Round 8: R U A L B E R A N

Georgia: RURAL (5)
Heather: BARREL (6)
DC: BARREN (6) NEBULAR (7)
OT: ABNEURAL (8) NARRABLE (8)
Score: 49–17 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 75, 10, 9, 6, 2. Target: 277.

Georgia: 276. ((25 + 2) x 10) + 6 (7)
Heather: -
RR: 277. (((75 - 9) / 6) x 25) + 2 (10)
Score: 56–17 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: SADSHINER -> HARDINESS

Round 10: S M E T R I O H I

Georgia: MOISTER (7)
Heather: HERMITS (7)
DC: THEORISM (8)
OT: ISOTHERM (8) OTHERISM (8)
Score: 63–24 (max 92)

Round 11: F U O E N L S T D

Georgia: founted
Heather: flounces
DC: TENFOLD (7) FLOUTED (7) FONDLES (7) FONDUES (7) FOULEST (7)
OT: FOUNDEST (8)
Score: 63–24 (max 100)

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

Round 12: G S I A T M O U S

Georgia: ATOMS (5)
Heather: ousting
DC: AGOUTIS (7)
OT: MOSAIST (7) MOUGATS (7) OMATSUS (7) STIGMAS (7)
Score: 68–24 (max 107)

Round 13: T E I O D T R Z T

Georgia: DOTTIER (7)
Heather: ditter
DC: DOZIER (6)
OT: TROTTED (7)
Score: 75–24 (max 114)

Round 14: 50, 100, 2, 8, 10, 6. Target: 763.

Georgia: 763. (100 x 8) - 50 + 10 + (6 / 2) (10)
Heather: -
Score: 85–24 (max 124)

Round 15: M R S U G A N D A

No one buzzes. The answer, solved in the audience by Martin Hunter from Series 77, was GUARDSMAN.
Final Score: 85–24 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Georgia:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

Heather:
Total score - 24
Raw score - 48
Total % of max - 18
Raw % of max - 36
Total average score per round - 1.6
Raw average score per round - 3.2
Number of maxes - 0

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