Monday 18th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 39)

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Monday 18th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 39)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:22 pm

Is it Maggie's time for octochampdom... :? :? :?: :?: 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 18 March 2019.

C1: Champion Maggie Barlow (7 wins, 691 points.) A retired librarian from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Craig Stevenson. From Chesterfield, Derbyshire...., and that's that. :P
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W N L T S U E A I
R02: E D M K A T H E G
R03: 25, 5, 6, 2, 6, 4. Target: 956.
TTT: ACTORDEED - "He wore all of his military medals when he painted the house."
R04: A T L I N U D V O
R05: P S T B A E I G Z
R06: 100, 25, 9, 10, 3, 1. Target: 161.
R07: L T N D T O U E I
R08: W U O F A M R G N
R09: 100, 75, 5, 6, 8, 6. Target: 944.
TTT: ARRANTELF - "The man felt this type of responsibility towards his brother."
R10: P S B Y E O I P U
R11: O I A T S C R I S
R12: H M D R A O U E G
R13: R D S I O D A N I
R14: 25, 75, 100, 10, 5, 9. Target: 577.
R15: M I P E T O X E N (conundrum)


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Round 1: W N L T S U E A I

Maggie: INSULATE (8)
Craig: STEAL (5)
DC: NUTS (4) WALNUTS (7) SALIENT (7) ENTAILS (7) UTENSIL (7)
OT: ALUNITES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: E D M K A T H E G

Maggie: GATED (5)
Craig: HEATED (6)
DC: THEMED (6)
OT: GAMETE (6) MAEGTH (6) MEATED (6) METAGE (6) METAKE (6) METHEG (6) TEAMED (6)
Score: 8–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 5, 6, 2, 6, 4. Target: 956.

Maggie: 955. (((6 x 6) + 2) x 25) + 5 (7)
Craig: -
RR: 956. (((25 x 6) + (2 x 5)) x 6) - 4 (10)
Score: 15–6 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ACTORDEED -> DECORATED

Round 4: A T L I N U D V O

Maggie: OUTLAIN (7)
Craig: AVOID (5)
OT: OUTLAND (7)
Score: 22–6 (max 31)

Round 5: P S T B A E I G Z

Maggie: BAPTIZE (7)
Craig: BEAST (5)
DC: BAPTIZES (8)
Score: 29–6 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 25, 9, 10, 3, 1. Target: 161.

Maggie: 161. ((3 + 1) x 9) + 100 + 25 (10)
Craig: 164.
Score: 39–6 (max 49)

Jeremy talks about covering the Millennium celebrations twice... :P :P , as he covered Millennium Eve in Auckland and Hawaii. 8-) 8-)

Round 7: L T N D T O U E I

Maggie: UNTITLED (8)
Craig: TINTED (6)
DC: OUTLINED (8)
OT: DUETTINO (8) UNLOTTED (8)
Score: 47–6 (max 57)

Round 8: W U O F A M R G N

Maggie: GROWN (5)
Craig: frame
DC: FROGMAN (7)
OT: ORGANUM (7)
Score: 52–6 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 75, 5, 6, 8, 6. Target: 944.

Maggie: 940. ((6 + 6) x 75) + (8 x 5) (7)
Craig: 945. Mistake in working.
RR: 944. ((8 + 6) x 75) - 100 - 6 (10)
Score: 59–6 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: ARRANTELF -> FRATERNAL

Round 10: P S B Y E O I P U

Maggie: PIOUS (5)
Craig: -
DC: YUPPIES (7)
OT: BUPPIES (7)
Score: 64–6 (max 81)

Round 11: O I A T S C R I S

Maggie: RACISTS (7)
Craig: CROSS (5)
DC: croats COATIS (6)
OT: AORISTIC (8)
Score: 71–6 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tiffin".

Round 12: H M D R A O U E G

Maggie: ROUGHED (7)
Craig: -
DC: RADOME (6)
OT: HOMAGER (7) MAUGRED (7)
Score: 78–6 (max 96)

Round 13: R D S I O D A N I

Maggie: ANDROIDS (8)
Craig: RAINS (5)
Score: 86–6 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 10, 5, 9. Target: 577.

Maggie: 576. (100 x 5) + 75 + 10 - 9 (7)
Craig: 576. (100 x 5) + 75 + 10 - 9 (7)
RR: 577. (9 x 75) - 100 + ((25 - 5) / 10) (10)
Score: 93–13 (max 114)

Round 15: M I P E T O X E N

Maggie buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say EXEMPTION which is correct.
Final Score: 103–13 (max 124)

And Maggie has done it!!! She becomes the first female octochamp since Annie Humphries in Series 75, and her octototal of 794 points puts her in the #3 seed spot behind Dinos and Brendan for now... 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Maggie:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 7

Craig:
Total score - 13
Raw score - 51
Total % of max - 10
Raw % of max - 41
Total average score per round - 0.9
Raw average score per round - 3.4
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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