Monday 3rd December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 112)

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Monday 3rd December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 112)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:28 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 3 December 2018.

C1: Champion Julie Gray (1 win, 72 points.) A school cover supervisor from Yarm, Cleveland.
C2: Challenger Pete Clark. A managing director from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. His business specialises in precision engineering.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P A O U X P S A M
R02: W E N D O K I G C
R03: 100, 75, 50, 7, 3, 4. Target: 681.
TTT: DADENTERS - "Dad enters the race on Sports Day, the other parents are younger, but he'll try his best."
R04: D E P L I R O Z L
R05: T P A O U L F E G
R06: 4, 4, 8, 10, 9, 9. Target: 667.
R07: R H J O I E S V A
R08: W E I G R Q O S M
R09: 25, 50, 100, 6, 6, 10. Target: 569.
TTT: PINCHOBOE - "Out with the old and in with the new? Not for this chap."
R10: G E S H U C O N T
R11: R T R E A E S T I
R12: F E R D I T U N I
R13: T R A E I M S T O
R14: 6, 10, 5, 2, 8, 8. Target: 938.
R15: S E E M S B A L D (conundrum)


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Round 1: P A O U X P S A M

Julie: PUMAS (5)
Pete: SPAM (4)
DC: PAMPAS (6)
OT: APPAMS (6) MAPAUS (6) MAPOUS (6) POMPAS (6) POPUSA (6)
Score: 5–0 (max 6)

Round 2: W E N D O K I G C

Julie: DOCKING (7)
Pete: DOCKING (7)
DC: WIDGEON (7)
OT: DECOKING (8)
Score: 12–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 7, 3, 4. Target: 681.

Julie: 679. (100 x 7) - (75 / 3) + 4 (7)
Pete: 685.
RR: 681. ((100 + 75) x 4) - ((50 + 7) / 3) (10)
Score: 19–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DADENTERS -> DARNEDEST

Round 4: D E P L I R O Z L

Julie: DOPIER (6)
Pete: PLIED (5)
DC: POLDER (6) POLLIE (6) ROLLED (6)
OT: PILLORED (8)
Score: 25–7 (max 32)

Round 5: T P A O U L F E G

Julie: FOLATE (6)
Pete: POULET (6)
DC: POTAGE (6) OUTAGE (6)
OT: OUTLEAP (7) PAGEFUL (7)
Score: 31–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 4, 4, 8, 10, 9, 9. Target: 667.

Julie: -
Pete: 667. (((9 x 8) - 4) x 10) - 9 - 4 (10)
Score: 31–23 (max 49)

Nicki talks about her old days in the music business, particularly at Glastonbury.

Round 7: R H J O I E S V A

Julie: RAVISH (6)
Pete: JIVERS (6)
DC: OVARIES (7)
OT: HEJIRAS (7)
Score: 37–29 (max 56)

Round 8: W E I G R Q O S M

Julie: GROWS (5)
Pete: GRIMES (6)
DC: ORGIES (6)
OT: MORGIES (7) OGREISM (7)
Score: 37–35 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 50, 100, 6, 6, 10. Target: 569.

Julie: 569. (6 x 100) - 25 - 6 (10)
Pete: 570.
Score: 47–35 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: PINCHOBOE -> NEOPHOBIC

Round 10: G E S H U C O N T

Julie: NOTCHES (7)
Pete: COUNTS (6)
DC: TOUGHENS (8)
Score: 54–35 (max 81)

Round 11: R T R E A E S T I

Julie: RETREATS (8)
Pete: TREATIES (8)
DC: ARTERIES (8)
OT: RATTERIES (18) RETRAITES (18)
Score: 62–43 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "daft" and "cuckoo".

Round 12: F E R D I T U N I

Julie: unfried
Pete: UNTRIED (7)
DC: UNFIRED (7) UNIFIED (7) UNTIDIER (8)
OT: NUTRIFIED (18)
Score: 62–50 (max 117)

Round 13: T R A E I M S T O

Julie: MISTREAT (8)
Pete: MAESTRO (7)
DC: ATOMISER (8) ESTIMATOR (18)
Score: 70–50 (max 135)

Round 14: 6, 10, 5, 2, 8, 8. Target: 938.

Julie: 942.
Pete: 938. (((8 x 8) + (6 x 5)) x 10) - 2 (10)
Score: 70–60 (max 145)

Round 15: S E E M S B A L D

Julie buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say ASSEMBLED which is correct.
Final Score: 80–60 (max 155)

Statistics Corner

Julie:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 2

Pete:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 2

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