Monday 10th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 117)

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Monday 10th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 117)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:51 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 10 December 2018.

C1: Champion Brendan Whitehurst (1 win, 110 points.) A supermarket worker from Derby.
C2: Challenger James Fenn. A doctor at the Royal United Hospital from Bath. He likes running in his spare time.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E M O N E Y A D
R02: U A O A V T D O T
R03: 25, 3, 10, 6, 6, 1. Target: 377.
TTT: FEDNOCROW - "It won't give you peace of mind while driving, but it'll improve your stability."
R04: E A E U S D S F M
R05: G O R A M U R A L
R06: 75, 50, 10, 7, 2, 2. Target: 373.
R07: T O R E K I S A W
R08: I R O U T I E Q T
R09: 100, 8, 3, 7, 10, 3. Target: 373.
TTT: REALIDIOT - "Only a real idiot would agree with what was written in this particular column."
R10: I M O I R A I S P
R11: T A B E D I J E R
R12: O I F R G E D N C
R13: X O S I L A P O N
R14: 25, 75, 2, 3, 10, 10. Target: 783.
R15: S L I M Y G E N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E M O N E Y A D

Brendan: MOPANE (6)
James: OPENED (6)
DC: POMADE (6) MONEYED (7)
OT: EPENDYMA (8) PAEDONYM (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: U A O A V T D O T

Brendan: OUTDO (5)
James: TOAD (4)
OT: OUTTA (5)
Score: 11–6 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 3, 10, 6, 6, 1. Target: 377.

Brendan: 377. ((10 + 6 - 1) x 25) + (6 / 3) (10)
James: 374.
Score: 21–6 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: FEDNOCROW -> DOWNFORCE

Round 4: E A E U S D S F M

Brendan: ASSUMED (7)
James: ASSUMED (7)
DC: MEDUSAS (7)
OT: DEFAMES (7) DEFUSES (7) MEDUSAE (7)
Score: 28–13 (max 30)

Round 5: G O R A M U R A L

Brendan: AURORA (6)
James: MURAL (5)
DC: AMORAL (6) GLAMOUR (7)
OT: AURORAL (7) MORULAR (7) MULGARA (7) UROGRAM (7)
Score: 34–13 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 50, 10, 7, 2, 2. Target: 373.

Brendan: 373. ((10 / 2) x 75) - 2 (10)
James: 373. ((7 - 2) x 75) - 2 (10)
Score: 44–23 (max 47)

Dan talks about some quotes he has found relating to success.

Round 7: T O R E K I S A W

Brendan: WARIEST (7)
James: WAITERS (7)
DC: TROIKAS (7) WORKSITE (8)
OT: WATERSKI (8)
Score: 51–30 (max 55)

Round 8: I R O U T I E Q T

Brendan: QUITTER (7)
James: QUITTER (7)
DC: QUOITER (7)
Score: 58–37 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 8, 3, 7, 10, 3. Target: 373.

Brendan: 373. (100 x 3) + (10 x 7) + 3 (10)
James: 373. (100 x 3) + (10 x 7) + 3 (10)
Score: 68–47 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: REALIDIOT -> EDITORIAL

Round 10: I M O I R A I S P

Brendan: RAMPS (5)
James: PRISM (5)
DC: RASP (4) IMPAIRS (7)
OT: MISPAIR (7)
Score: 73–52 (max 79)

Round 11: T A B E D I J E R

Brendan: DEBATE (6)
James: DEBATER (7)
DC: REBAIT (6) REBAITED (8)
Score: 73–59 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some fruit-based metaphors.

Round 12: O I F R G E D N C

Brendan: FOREIGN (7)
James: FINGER (6)
DC: DEFORCING (18)
Score: 80–59 (max 105)

Round 13: X O S I L A P O N

Brendan: AXIONS (6)
James: SPOON (5)
DC: slapon PLOSION (7)
OT: PANIOLOS (8) POISONAL (8)
Score: 86–59 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 75, 2, 3, 10, 10. Target: 783.

Brendan: 783. (75 x 10) + 25 + 10 - 2 (10)
James: 782.
Score: 96–59 (max 123)

Round 15: S L I M Y G E N E

No one buzzes. The answer was SEEMINGLY.
Final Score: 96–59 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Brendan:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

James:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 4

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