Monday 8th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 54)

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Monday 8th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 54)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:54 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 8 April 2019.

C1: Champion Mark Decouto (1 win, 53 points.) A social worker from Richmond, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Alison Batchelor. A caregiver from Devizes, Wiltshire. She was the first female Rotarian President of her local Rotary Club. She's also a bellringer in her local church.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J O D U S E R V T
R02: D S C A I E S K U
R03: 100, 5, 3, 9, 9, 7. Target: 187.
TTT: MISSESTIP - "If there's a negative to be found, you can bet that this sort of person will find it."
R04: N Z T G E O U R I
R05: S W E P T I I N R
R06: 75, 8, 8, 5, 6, 4. Target: 158.
R07: B C U I R G C E N
R08: W R M O E U V F A
R09: 25, 75, 1, 3, 1, 4. Target: 388.
TTT: HAIRYCLAD - "Without the letter "I", she'd be making tea, but as it stands, she's running the show."
R10: H T D E A Y I T L
R11: R E L I R A H M S
R12: I E G R S O E N Q
R13: F A X E S O N E C
R14: 100, 9, 4, 1, 10, 10. Target: 770.
R15: D U G I S D I M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: J O D U S E R V T

Mark: trudges
Alison: JOUSTED (7)
DC: DEVOUR (6) DEVOURS (7)
OT: DETOURS (7) DOUREST (7) JOUSTER (7) OUVERTS (7) REDOUTS (7) ROUSTED (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D S C A I E S K U

Mark: casked
Alison: CAUSED (6)
DC: SEASICK (7) DUCKIES (7)
OT: ADSUKIS (7) DISCASE (7)
Score: 0–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 5, 3, 9, 9, 7. Target: 187.

Mark: 186.
Alison: 187. (9 x 9) + ((7 - 5) x 3) + 100 (10)
Score: 0–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MISSESTIP -> PESSIMIST

Round 4: N Z T G E O U R I

Mark: TOURING (7)
Alison: REGION (6)
DC: ROUTING (7) ROUTEING (8)
Score: 7–23 (max 32)

Round 5: S W E P T I I N R

Mark: SPRINT (6)
Alison: SPRINT (6)
DC: PRISTINE (8)
Score: 13–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 8, 8, 5, 6, 4. Target: 158.

Mark: 158. ((6 - 4) x 75) + 8 (10)
Alison: 158. ((6 - 4) x 75) + 8 (10)
Score: 23–39 (max 50)

Raj talks about one of his shows he frequents, Antiques Road Trip.

Round 7: B C U I R G C E N

Mark: CURBING (7)
Alison: CURING (6)
OT: BRUCINE (7)
Score: 30–39 (max 57)

Round 8: W R M O E U V F A

Mark: FAVOUR (6)
Alison: FAVOUR (6)
DC: WAVEFORM (8)
Score: 36–45 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 75, 1, 3, 1, 4. Target: 388.

Mark: 381. (75 x 4) + ((25 + 1 + 1) x 3) (5)
Alison: 395. ((75 + 25) x 4) - 3 - 1 - 1 (5)
RR: 388. (75 + 25 - 3) x 4 (10)
Score: 41–50 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: HAIRYCLAD -> CHAIRLADY

Round 10: H T D E A Y I T L

Mark: DILATE (6)
Alison: DELAY (5)
DC: DEATHLY (7) HEADILY (7)
OT: HYALITE (7) IDEALTY (7)
Score: 47–50 (max 82)

Round 11: R E L I R A H M S

Mark: MAILERS (7)
Alison: MARRIES (7)
DC: MARSHIER (8)
Score: 54–57 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the phrase, "the exception that proves the rule".

Round 12: I E G R S O E N Q

Mark: seering
Alison: IGNORES (7)
DC: SOIGNEE (7) SOIGNE (6)
OT: GENOISE (7) GREISEN (7) NEGERIS (7) REEINGS (7) REGIONS (7) ROSEINE (7)
Score: 54–64 (max 97)

Round 13: F A X E S O N E C

Mark: COAXES (6)
Alison: SCONE (5)
DC: CANOES (6) OCEANS (6)
OT: CAFONES (7) CONEXES (7)
Score: 60–64 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 9, 4, 1, 10, 10. Target: 770.

Mark: -
Alison: 776. ((9 - 1) x 100) - (10 + 10 + 4) (5)
RR: 770. (100 - (9 + 4 + 10)) x 10 (10)
Score: 60–69 (max 114)

Round 15: D U G I S D I M E

Mark buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say MISGUIDED which is correct.
Final Score: 70–69 (max 124)

Never in the lead, until the very end.... :shock: :shock: :o :o

Statistics Corner

Mark:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Alison:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

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