Monday 25th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 24)

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Monday 25th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 24)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 25 February 2019.

C1: Champion Dinos Sfyris (1 win, 117 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Martin Rose. A retired chartered engineer from Soham, Cambridgeshire. He likes playing golf and is a member of the West Suffolk Golf Club.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R U D E S A D N E
R02: G R N I E U P V S
R03: 100, 2, 4, 5, 9, 6. Target: 850.
TTT: NURSERIES - "The owner of the nurseries makes sure she's covered for any liability for another year."
R04: R K I O U I E S N
R05: T O L I W C M E Y
R06: 25, 7, 4, 10, 7, 2. Target: 976.
R07: T A R I H A R E A
R08: G H T O E A D R O
R09: 2, 7, 8, 8, 5, 7. Target: 907.
TTT: OWLSMETRO - "When it comes to rank and standing, this is the bottom of the ladder."
R10: S C R I E O N T E
R11: L U N I F E D U N
R12: L Q S E O E J D S
R13: P I W E T A V S D
R14: 75, 5, 6, 8, 7, 9. Target: 710.
R15: F U N C A N D I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R U D E S A D N E

Dinos: DANDERS (7)
Martin: ADDERS (6)
DC: ENDEARS (7) UNDERSEA (8)
OT: SUNDERED (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: G R N I E U P V S

Dinos: PERUSING (8)
Martin: GRIPES (6)
DC: SUPERING (8)
OT: PERUVINS (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 2, 4, 5, 9, 6. Target: 850.

Dinos: 850. (((4 x 5) + 6 - 9) x 100) / 2 (10)
Martin: 851.
Score: 25–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NURSERIES -> REINSURES

Round 4: R K I O U I E S N

Dinos: SINKER (6)
Martin: INSURE (6)
DC: IONISER (7)
OT: IRONIES (7) IRONISE (7) KEIRINS (7) NOISIER (7)
Score: 31–6 (max 33)

Round 5: T O L I W C M E Y

Dinos: MOTILE (6)
Martin: MILE (4)
DC: COMELY (6)
OT: CITOLE (6) COMITY (6) ETYMIC (6) MOIETY (6) MOILEY (6) MOTLEY (6) MYOTIC (6) OCTILE (6) OWELTY (6) TIMELY (6) WOYLIE (6)
Score: 37–6 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 7, 4, 10, 7, 2. Target: 976.

Dinos: 976. Mistake in working.
Martin: -
RR: 976. (7 x 7 x 2 x 10) - 4 (10)
Score: 37–6 (max 49)

Tanni talks about her struggles with train travel being a wheelchair user.

Round 7: T A R I H A R E A

Dinos: HETAIRA (7)
Martin: rareity
DC: RATHER (6) ARTIER (6)
Score: 44–6 (max 56)

Round 8: G H T O E A D R O

Dinos: GOATHERD (8)
Martin: DEATH (5)
Score: 52–6 (max 64)

Round 9: 2, 7, 8, 8, 5, 7. Target: 907.

Dinos: -
Martin: 908. (8 x 8 x 7 x 2) + 5 + 7 (7)
RR: 907. (((7 x 7) + 8) x 2 x 8) - 5 (10)
Score: 52–13 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: OWLSMETRO -> LOWERMOST

Round 10: S C R I E O N T E

Dinos: ERECTIONS (18)
Martin: tension
DC: SECRETION (18)
OT: NECROTISE (18) NEOTERICS (18) NOCERITES (18) RESECTION (18)
Score: 70–13 (max 92)

Round 11: L U N I F E D U N

Dinos: UNLINED (7)
Martin: FIELD (5)
DC: unfiled
Score: 77–13 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "drop of a hat".

Round 12: L Q S E O E J D S

Dinos: DOSES (5)
Martin: LOSES (5)
DC: JESSED (6)
OT: DOLEES (6)
Score: 82–18 (max 105)

Round 13: P I W E T A V S D

Dinos: WAIVED (6)
Martin: WAISTED (7)
DC: WAVIEST (7)
OT: DATIVES (7) VISTAED (7)
Score: 82–25 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 5, 6, 8, 7, 9. Target: 710.

Dinos: 710. (75 x 9) + (7 x 5) (10)
Martin: 710. Mistake in working.
Score: 92–25 (max 122)

Round 15: F U N C A N D I E

Dinos buzzes on 29.5 seconds to say FUNIDANCE which is incorrect.
Martin does not buzz.
The answer was UNFANCIED.
Final Score: 92–25 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 8

Martin:
Total score - 25
Raw score - 58
Total % of max - 19
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 1.7
Raw average score per round - 3.9
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
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