Monday 4th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 29)

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Monday 4th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 29)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 4 March 2019.

C1: Champion Dinos Sfyris (6 wins, 694 points.) An Apteforumite and maths tutor from Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Pauline Collard. A retired nurse from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. She has been a member of her local choir for the last 18 months.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W A D U S E R M G
R02: L S O N U E D M A
R03: 50, 1, 7, 1, 9, 6. Target: 820.
TTT: IFLEETOAD - "You don't turn over a new leaf, you remove thousands of them."
R04: J T I O G A L K E
R05: N I R U H O C I T
R06: 75, 5, 1, 9, 4, 6. Target: 160.
R07: V E S A B O S N R
R08: D L E O A C F I L
R09: 25, 9, 9, 4, 1, 3. Target: 491.
TTT: TINOFCOLA - "She couldn't really taste the fizzy drink, but she had a great sense of smell."
R10: X M E S F I U S A
R11: G E P I N A R I D
R12: H O W A T R I A P
R13: T O R E D E B A T
R14: 75, 4, 9, 4, 2, 3. Target: 245.
R15: M U G N A T I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: W A D U S E R M G

Dinos: SWARMED (7)
Pauline: WAGERS (6)
DC: GUARDS (6) MEDUSA (6)
OT: MAUGERS (7) MAUGRED (7) MAUGRES (7) REMUDAS (7) SUGARED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: L S O N U E D M A

Dinos: DAEMONS (7)
Pauline: LOANED (6)
DC: ALMONDS (7) MODULES (7)
OT: MELANOUS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 1, 7, 1, 9, 6. Target: 820.

Dinos: 821. ((9 + 7) x (50 + 1)) + 6 - 1 (7)
Pauline: -
RR: 820. (((1 + 1) x 7) + 6) x (50 - 9) (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IFLEETOAD -> DEFOLIATE

Round 4: J T I O G A L K E

Dinos: LIGATE (6)
Pauline: JOLT (4)
DC: GOATLIKE (8)
Score: 27–0 (max 33)

Round 5: N I R U H O C I T

Dinos: RUCTION (7)
Pauline: CURT (4)
OT: ORNITHIC (8)
Score: 34–0 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 5, 1, 9, 4, 6. Target: 160.

Dinos: 160. (9 - 1) x 4 x 5 (10)
Pauline: 160. ((6 - 4) x 75) + 9 + 1 (10)
Score: 44–10 (max 51)

Michael talks about visiting Chernobyl, and going to hospital after collapsing.

Round 7: V E S A B O S N R

Dinos: BARONESS (8)
Pauline: REASON (6)
DC: REASONS (7)
Score: 52–10 (max 59)

Round 8: D L E O A C F I L

Dinos: COLLIDE (7)
Pauline: FILLED (6)
DC: COALFIELD (18)
Score: 59–10 (max 77)

Round 9: 25, 9, 9, 4, 1, 3. Target: 491.

Dinos: 491. ((9 - 3 - 1) x 4 x 25) - 9 (10)
Pauline: -
Score: 69–10 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: TINOFCOLA -> OLFACTION

Round 10: X M E S F I U S A

Dinos: MISUSE (6)
Pauline: MIXES (5)
DC: SEXISM (6) AMUSES (6)
OT: SAMFIES (7)
Score: 75–10 (max 94)

Round 11: G E P I N A R I D

Dinos: DIAPERING (18)
Pauline: PARING (6)
Score: 93–10 (max 112)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "celebrity", "fame" and "notoriety".

Round 12: H O W A T R I A P

Dinos: PARIAH (6)
Pauline: RATIO (5)
DC: PHWOAR (6) WARPATH (7)
OT: PATWARI (7)
Score: 99–10 (max 119)

Round 13: T O R E D E B A T

Dinos: TETRODE (7)
Pauline: BATTERED (8)
Score: 99–18 (max 127)

Round 14: 75, 4, 9, 4, 2, 3. Target: 245.

Dinos: 245. ((75 + 4) x 3) + (4 x 2) (10)
Pauline: 244.
Score: 109–18 (max 137)

Round 15: M U G N A T I O N

Dinos buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say AMOUNTING which is correct.
Final Score: 119–18 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Dinos:
Total score - 119
Raw score - 126
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 8.4
Number of maxes - 7

Pauline:
Total score - 18
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 12
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 1.2
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 2

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