Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, 3rd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:23 pm

The set is decorated for the festive season, certainly everyone knows that Christmas and the Series finals are getting ever closer... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 17 December 2018.

C1: #3 Seed Andrew "The Blackpool Blade" Jackson (8 wins, 764 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: #6 Seed Alan "The London Lance" Duval (8 wins, 674 points.) An Apterite and entrepreneur from London.
DC: Susie Dent and Phill Jupitus, making his DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S K I O E P J F
R02: S D O S R E V I U
R03: 9, 9, 8, 5, 10, 4. Target: 472.
TTT: OHNOPULSE - "You'll come across many people who are this if you visit Brazil."
R04: R E P A N O H N E
R05: G R I A D X M U S
R06: 100, 75, 50, 9, 3, 3. Target: 260.
R07: T R O I W N L A V
R08: H E C I T L A L O
R09: 25, 10, 7, 2, 8, 2. Target: 982.
TTT: ISNOMATCH - "When it comes to heavy rain, an umbrella is no match for this."
R10: M E G A F E M A P
R11: T N I O S G Y S E
R12: M A R R E T E R A
R13: S L U B E D T L U
R14: 50, 75, 25, 3, 9, 3. Target: 457.
R15: E V E N D U R S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S K I O E P J F

Andrew: jockies
Alan: SICKO (5)
DC: JOKES (5) POKIES (6) OCKIES (6)
OT: COPIES (6) KOPJES (6)
Score: 0–5 (max 6)

Round 2: S D O S R E V I U

Andrew: SERIOUS (7)
Alan: DOSSIER (7)
DC: DIVERS (6)
OT: DESIROUS (8) DEVISORS (8) SIDEROUS (8)
Score: 7–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 9, 9, 8, 5, 10, 4. Target: 472.

Andrew: -
Alan: -
RR: 472. ((5 x 10) + 9) x 8 (10)
Score: 7–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: OHNOPULSE -> LUSOPHONE

Round 4: R E P A N O H N E

Andrew: PHONER (6)
Alan: EARPHONE (8)
Score: 7–20 (max 32)

Round 5: G R I A D X M U S

Andrew: radiums
Alan: RADIX (5)
DC: RADIUM (6) RADIUS (6) xmas
OT: MARUDIS (7) RAMIDUS (7)
Score: 7–25 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 75, 50, 9, 3, 3. Target: 260.

Andrew: 259. (3 x 100) - 50 + 9 (7)
Alan: 258.
RR: 259/261. (7)
OT: 261. (75 + 9 + 3) x 3 (7)
Score: 14–25 (max 46)

Phill talks about the first gig he went to, seeing Blondie in 1978.

Round 7: T R O I W N L A V

Andrew: RATION (6)
Alan: TRAIN (5)
DC: WAITRON (7)
OT: NAILWORT (8)
Score: 20–25 (max 54)

Round 8: H E C I T L A L O

Andrew: CHALET (6)
Alan: LEACH (5)
DC: CLOTHE (6) COALITE (7) ETHICAL (7) TEOCALLI (8)
OT: ALLEOTIC (8) HELLICAT (8) HELLOCAT (8)
Score: 26–25 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 10, 7, 2, 8, 2. Target: 982.

Andrew: 980. (25 x 8 x (7 - 2)) - (10 x 2) (7)
Alan: -
RR: 982. (((25 + 10) x (8 / 2)) x 7) + 2 (10)
Score: 33–25 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ISNOMATCH -> MACINTOSH

Round 10: M E G A F E M A P

Andrew: ampage
Alan: ampage
DC: GAMMA (5) MAGMA (5)
OT: GEMMAE (6) MAGAME (6)
Score: 33–25 (max 78)

Round 11: T N I O S G Y S E

Andrew: TOSSING (7)
Alan: TOSSING (7)
DC: NOSIEST (7) gyses
OT: EGOISTS (7) INGESTS (7) NEOISTS (7) SIGNETS (7) STINGES (7) STOGIES (7) YOGISTS (7)
Score: 40–32 (max 85)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "vulture" and "svelte".

Round 12: M A R R E T E R A

Andrew: TEAMER (6)
Alan: TEAMER (6)
DC: TEARER (6) ERRATA (6)
OT: TERRAMARE (18)
Score: 46–38 (max 103)

Round 13: S L U B E D T L U

Andrew: BULLETS (7)
Alan: BUSTLED (7)
DC: BULLDUST (8)
Score: 53–45 (max 111)

Round 14: 50, 75, 25, 3, 9, 3. Target: 457.

Andrew: 456. (50 x 9) + 3 + 3 (7)
Alan: 456. (50 x 9) + 3 + 3 (7)
RR: 457. ((3 + 3) x 75) + 9 - (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 60–52 (max 121)

Round 15: E V E N D U R S T

Alan buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say UNDERVEST which is correct.
Final Score: 60–62 (max 131)

Certainly not one to remember, but early morning nerves probably hit hard on both players, but Alan comes from the brink once more to steal the victory from Andrew's grasp and book himself a semi-final with Mike Daysley on Thursday.

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 2

Alan:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

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