Monday 26th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 107)

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Monday 26th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 107)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:04 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 26 November 2018.

C1: Champion Andrew Jackson (4 wins, 363 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: Challenger Lewis Edgeley. An A-Level student from Cambridge. He's a keen video gamer, and is a big fan of Fortnite.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H T S O A E D S R
R02: E I E N B G P I L
R03: 75, 6, 1, 8, 8, 2. Target: 385.
TTT: SNAGREELS - "It sounds like the Scottish monster was renowned for its size."
R04: O A E G T O S D M
R05: L D K A S U E M E
R06: 75, 10, 6, 7, 10, 4. Target: 215.
R07: T N V A E O N P I
R08: R G S E A E B C T
R09: 4, 5, 10, 10, 9, 3. Target: 535.
TTT: YETHAMLET - "Get busy with the chemical formula, that's the spirit!"
R10: U O E M S P D I E
R11: L V T O E O D W S
R12: N R N H A A P I E
R13: R F T O I A R Q D
R14: 100, 5, 10, 9, 1, 4. Target: 200.
R15: S I G N T I M E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: H T S O A E D S R

Andrew: SHORTED (7)
Lewis: SHOES (5)
DC: SORTED (6) ASSORTED (8)
OT: HOARSEST (8) RHODATES (8) TORSADES (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: E I E N B G P I L

Andrew: BLEEPING (8)
Lewis: BEEN (4)
DC: leeping PEELING (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 6, 1, 8, 8, 2. Target: 385.

Andrew: 385. ((6 - 1) x 75) + 8 + 2 (10)
Lewis: -
Score: 25–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SNAGREELS -> LARGENESS

Round 4: O A E G T O S D M

Andrew: STAGED (6)
Lewis: GATES (5)
DC: STOOGED (7)
OT: DOGATES (7) DOTAGES (7) MOGOTES (7) MOODGES (7) OSTEOMA (7) SMOODGE (7) SMOOGED (7)
Score: 31–0 (max 33)

Round 5: L D K A S U E M E

Andrew: AMUSED (6)
Lewis: MAKE (4)
DC: MEASLED (7)
OT: MAUDLES (7) MEDUSAE (7) MEDUSAL (7) MULESED (7)
Score: 37–0 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 10, 6, 7, 10, 4. Target: 215.

Andrew: 215. ((7 - 4) x 75) - 10 (10)
Lewis: -
Score: 47–0 (max 50)

Jenny talks about her attempts at exercise.

Round 7: T N V A E O N P I

Andrew: NATION (6)
Lewis: PINE (4)
DC: VENATION (8) PINNATE (7)
OT: INNOVATE (8) PAVONINE (8)
Score: 53–0 (max 58)

Round 8: R G S E A E B C T

Andrew: BERATES (7)
Lewis: SEAT (4)
DC: BREAST (6) REBATE (6) REBATES (7)
OT: ABSTERGE (8)
Score: 60–0 (max 66)

Round 9: 4, 5, 10, 10, 9, 3. Target: 535.

Andrew: 535. ((10 x 10) + 4 + 3) x 5 (10)
Lewis: 531.
Score: 70–0 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: YETHAMLET -> METHYLATE

Round 10: U O E M S P D I E

Andrew: UPSIDE (6)
Lewis: SPIED (5)
DC: SPUMED (6) EPISODE (7)
OT: DUMPEES (7) EPISOME (7) IMPEDES (7) IMPOSED (7) PODIUMS (7)
Score: 76–0 (max 83)

Round 11: L V T O E O D W S

Andrew: STOOLED (7)
Lewis: TOES (4)
DC: TOODLES (7) WOLVES (6)
Score: 83–0 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "fool", as in "gooseberry fool".

Round 12: N R N H A A P I E

Andrew: PIRANHA (7)
Lewis: RAIN (4)
DC: harpie PANNIER (7)
OT: HEPARIN (7)
Score: 90–0 (max 97)

Round 13: R F T O I A R Q D

Andrew: ADRIFT (6)
Lewis: TOAD (4)
DC: ADROIT (6)
OT: OTRIAD (6) RITARD (6) TORRID (6)
Score: 96–0 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 5, 10, 9, 1, 4. Target: 200.

Andrew: 200. 5 x 10 x 4 (10)
Lewis: 200. (10 / 5) x 100 (10)
Score: 106–10 (max 113)

A whitewash is avoided... :roll: :roll:

Round 15: S I G N T I M E D

Andrew buzzes on 10.25 seconds to say DEMISTING which is correct.
Final Score: 116–10 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 116
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 94
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 9

Lewis:
Total score - 10
Raw score - 57
Total % of max - 8
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 0.7
Raw average score per round - 3.8
Number of maxes - 1

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