Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)

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Monday 5th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 92)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:31 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 5 November 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Sturdy (4 wins, 356 points.) A forumite and data manager from Barns Green, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Jane Burns. A retired English teacher from Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Her cousin became an octochamp, but his identity was kept a secret..., although apparently it was James Kennedy from Series 77.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E D S O P A S Q E
R02: G T L I O I G D U
R03: 25, 7, 6, 6, 3, 1. Target: 440.
TTT: NICKERTIP - "He only gave the waitress a £1 tip, having spent the whole evening looking for things to quibble over."
R04: N T N I E A R J R
R05: O T P I G T E S V
R06: 100, 25, 4, 8, 3, 5. Target: 806.
R07: A M D E P T I P A
R08: L M O E F R A E D
R09: 100, 2, 6, 8, 9, 7. Target: 974.
TTT: GAPSPACER - "If you want to upgrade your car, the government could make an allowance for it."
R10: C S R A E A N O W
R11: U N R E X R A H T
R12: S M E O B S A O M
R13: A L S O L S U H Y
R14: 75, 25, 5, 8, 6, 5. Target: 656.
R15: H E W E R S E E L (conundrum)


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Round 1: E D S O P A S Q E

Chris: DEPOSES (7)
Jane: DEPOSE (6)
DC: SPEEDOS (7)
OT: PESADES (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: G T L I O I G D U

Chris: DIGIT (5)
Jane: GUILT (5)
DC: IDIOT (5)
OT: GIGOT (5) GUIDO (5) GUILD (5)
Score: 12–5 (max 12)

Round 3: 25, 7, 6, 6, 3, 1. Target: 440.

Chris: -
Jane: -
RR: 440. (((25 x 6) + 1) x 3) - (6 + 7) (10)
Score: 12–5 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: NICKERTIP -> NITPICKER

Round 4: N T N I E A R J R

Chris: RETRAIN (7)
Jane: TANNER (6)
DC: TRAINER (7) INERRANT (8)
Score: 19–5 (max 30)

Round 5: O T P I G T E S V

Chris: TIPTOES (7)
Jane: -
DC: POTTIES (7) EGOTIST (7)
OT: VETOIST (7)
Score: 26–5 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 25, 4, 8, 3, 5. Target: 806.

Chris: 806. (8 x 100) + (25 / 5) + 4 - 3 (10)
Jane: 806. (8 x 100) + 5 + 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 36–15 (max 47)

Colin talks about interviewing one of his heroes, the baseball legend Roy "The Doc" Halladay.

Round 7: A M D E P T I P A

Chris: MAPPED (6)
Jane: TIPPED (6)
DC: TAPPED (6) ADIPATE (7)
OT: ADAMITE (7) MATAPIE (7)
Score: 42–21 (max 54)

Round 8: L M O E F R A E D

Chris: FEDERAL (7)
Jane: FRAMED (6)
DC: reframed EARLDOM (7)
OT: FREELOAD (8) REFLAMED (8)
Score: 49–21 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 2, 6, 8, 9, 7. Target: 974.

Chris: 974. ((100 + 8) x 9) + 2 (10)
Jane: 978.
Score: 59–21 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: GAPSPACER -> SCRAPPAGE

Round 10: C S R A E A N O W

Chris: ARCANE (6)
Jane: REASON (6)
DC: WORSEN (6) CRANES (6) COARSEN (7)
OT: ROSACEAN (8)
Score: 65–27 (max 80)

Round 11: U N R E X R A H T

Chris: UNEARTH (7)
Jane: ERRANT (6)
DC: HAUNTER (7)
OT: NARTHEX (7) URETHRA (7)
Score: 72–27 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "I couldn't give a toss". :P :P

Round 12: S M E O B S A O M

Chris: BOSOMS (6)
Jane: BEAMS (5)
DC: MOOBS (5) MAMBOES (7)
OT: EMBOSOMS (8) MESOSOMA (8)
Score: 78–27 (max 95)

Round 13: A L S O L S U H Y

Chris: SLUSHY (6)
Jane: SHOALS (6)
DC: ALLOYS (6)
OT: HALLOS (6) HOUSAL (6) HULLOS (6) LUSHLY (6) SHOALY (6) SLOSHY (6)
Score: 84–33 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 25, 5, 8, 6, 5. Target: 656.

Chris: 656. (8 x 75) + (5 x 5) + 25 + 6 (10)
Jane: 653.
Score: 94–33 (max 111)

Round 15: H E W E R S E E L

Chris buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say WHEELERS which is incorrect.
Jane does not buzz.
The answer was ELSEWHERE.
Final Score: 94–33 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 8

Jane:
Total score - 33
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 2.2
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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