Monday 11th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 14)

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Monday 11th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 14)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:31 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 11 February 2019.

C1: Champion Misba Sheikh (1 win, 74 points.) A solicitor from London.
C2: Challenger Caroline Birch. A software test engineer from Alderley Edge, Cheshire, but is originally from Brisbane, Australia. She went to the World Freestyle Footbag Championships in Bulgaria, where she won 2 bronze medals. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Shaun Wallace.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H T U E I V L R A
R02: E M T U P R I A L
R03: 100, 4, 4, 1, 10, 9. Target: 380.
TTT: IGOTEATEN - "You try and reach an agreement with more than 7 people, perhaps?"
R04: S E C H O R I Y B
R05: D T L A O D M I A
R06: 50, 3, 4, 7, 4, 10. Target: 849.
R07: G T O E U X R D O
R08: N E G A E M G U M
R09: 50, 6, 7, 10, 7, 9. Target: 505.
TTT: COURTEOUS - "You give an external company the contract to supply you with ketchup."
R10: K S N A I T A F U
R11: S R N E I Q S O G
R12: N E T D A I P B R
R13: C W S E O R T I L
R14: 6, 1, 4, 2, 9, 7. Target: 163.
R15: G E T S A R I S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: H T U E I V L R A

Misba: THRIVE (6)
Caroline: LATHER (6)
DC: HAULIER (7) VIRTUAL (7) VAULTER (7)
OT: LUTHIER (7) RIVULET (7) VIHUELA (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: E M T U P R I A L

Misba: MAILER (6)
Caroline: PRIMAL (6)
DC: TEMPURA (7) PLUMERIA (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 4, 4, 1, 10, 9. Target: 380.

Misba: 380. (100 x 4) - (10 + 1 + 9) (10)
Caroline: 380. (100 x 4) - (10 + 1 + 9) (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IGOTEATEN -> NEGOTIATE

Round 4: S E C H O R I Y B

Misba: BIRCHES (7)
Caroline: BRIOCHES (8)
Score: 22–30 (max 33)

Round 5: D T L A O D M I A

Misba: TIDAL (5)
Caroline: MODAL (5)
DC: DIATOM (6)
OT: ADATOM (6) AMATOL (6) DATILA (6) MALOTI (6) TOMIAL (6)
Score: 27–35 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 3, 4, 7, 4, 10. Target: 849.

Misba: 849. ((10 + 7) x 50) - (4 / 4) (10)
Caroline: 849. ((10 + 7) x 50) - (4 - 3) (10)
Score: 37–45 (max 49)

Shaun talks about some interesting facts that happened on February 11.

Round 7: G T O E U X R D O

Misba: GROUTED (7)
Caroline: GROUTED (7)
DC: TUXEDO (6) OUTGOER (7)
OT: OUTDOER (7) OUTRODE (7)
Score: 44–52 (max 56)

Round 8: N E G A E M G U M

Misba: ENGAGE (6)
Caroline: GAME (4)
DC: MAGNUM (6) MENAGE (6) MANEGE (6)
OT: GAGMEN (6) GAMENE (6) GAMGEE (6) GANGUE (6) GEMMAE (6) MAGGEM (6) MUGGEE (6)
Score: 50–52 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 6, 7, 10, 7, 9. Target: 505.

Misba: 505. (50 x 10) + 6 - (7 / 7) (10)
Caroline: 505. (50 x 10) + 6 - (7 / 7) (10)
Score: 60–62 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: COURTEOUS -> OUTSOURCE

Round 10: K S N A I T A F U

Misba: FAINTS (6)
Caroline: STANK (5)
DC: FUNKIA (6) FUNKIAS (7)
OT: FUSTIAN (7) KAFTANS (7) KATSINA (7)
Score: 66–62 (max 79)

Round 11: S R N E I Q S O G

Misba: GORINESS (8)
Caroline: GONERS (6)
DC: SENIORS (7)
Score: 74–62 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "simples" and "cinch".

Round 12: N E T D A I P B R

Misba: PERTAIN (7)
Caroline: PERTAIN (7)
DC: TRAINED (7) PAINTED (7) BRAINED (7)
OT: DIPTERAN (8)
Score: 81–69 (max 95)

Round 13: C W S E O R T I L

Misba: LOITERS (7)
Caroline: LOITERS (7)
DC: COSTLIER (8) CORTILES (8)
OT: CITOLERS (8) CLOISTER (8) CREOLIST (8)
Score: 88–76 (max 103)

Round 14: 6, 1, 4, 2, 9, 7. Target: 163.

Misba: 163. Mistake in working.
Caroline: 167. (6 x 7 x 4) - 1 (7)
RR: 163. (((2 x 7) + 4) x 9) + 1 (10)
Score: 88–83 (max 113)

Round 15: G E T S A R I S E

No one buzzes. The answer was GREASIEST.
Final Score: 88–83 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Misba:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Caroline:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
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ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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