Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)

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Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 22 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (1 win, 82 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Tim Hunter. A carer from Gloucester. He likes to build models of trains and planes.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T W I A U E G R
R02: S R O I G F L E S
R03: 50, 3, 7, 1, 2, 10. Target: 102.
TTT: YAWNFROCK - "Nothing to yawn at with this frock, it's adorned with delicate stitches."
R04: B T V A O U R L E
R05: R W S I O A R G E
R06: 75, 100, 10, 5, 6, 3. Target: 549.
R07: I A L C Y D C O M
R08: F R I U D S E L P
R09: 50, 100, 3, 7, 6, 8. Target: 734.
TTT: GRINANGER - "She's collecting as much info as she can about James the Maverick."
R10: Q H D O U E V P I
R11: D S N R A O E N S
R12: M S T A O E R T T
R13: P M N I E A S J T
R14: 75, 6, 1, 7, 8, 8. Target: 932.
R15: C L A R E T B E E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T W I A U E G R

Fiona: WATERING (8)
Tim: TWINGE (6)
DC: GRANITE (7)
OT: TWANGIER (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S R O I G F L E S

Fiona: FOSSIL (6)
Tim: gollies
DC: GLOSSIER (8) FLOSSIER (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 3, 7, 1, 2, 10. Target: 102.

Fiona: 102. (50 + 1) x 2 (10)
Tim: 102. (2 x 50) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: YAWNFROCK -> FANCYWORK

Round 4: B T V A O U R L E

Fiona: VALOUR (6)
Tim: LOUVRE (6)
DC: OUTBRAVE (8)
OT: ROUTABLE (8)
Score: 30–16 (max 34)

Round 5: R W S I O A R G E

Fiona: GROWERS (7)
Tim: WORRIES (7)
DC: EARWIGS (7) REGROWS (7)
OT: OWARRIS (7)
Score: 37–23 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 100, 10, 5, 6, 3. Target: 549.

Fiona: 549. (75 x 6) + 100 - (3 - (10 / 5)) (10)
Tim: -
Score: 47–23 (max 51)

Paul does a magic trick involving a plastic egg and some toilet roll.

Round 7: I A L C Y D C O M

Fiona: MODAL (5)
Tim: MODAL (5)
DC: CYCLOID (7) COMICAL (7)
OT: AMYLOID (7) CACODYL (7) COMICLY (7) DOMICAL (7)
Score: 52–28 (max 58)

Round 8: F R I U D S E L P

Fiona: FIELDS (6)
Tim: FLUIDS (6)
DC: PULSED (6) UPFIELD (7)
OT: PRIDEFUL (8) SERPULID (8)
Score: 58–34 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 100, 3, 7, 6, 8. Target: 734.

Fiona: 734. (100 x 7) + 50 - ((6 / 3) x 8) (10)
Tim: 736.
Score: 68–34 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: GRINANGER -> GARNERING

Round 10: Q H D O U E V P I

Fiona: HOPED (5)
Tim: PIQUED (6)
Score: 68–40 (max 82)

Round 11: D S N R A O E N S

Fiona: REASONS (7)
Tim: SANDERS (7)
OT: RONDENAS (8)
Score: 75–47 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "fags", as in cigarettes.

Round 12: M S T A O E R T T

Fiona: MAESTRO (7)
Tim: MATTERS (7)
DC: ATTESTOR (8)
OT: MAROTTES (8) TESTATOR (8)
Score: 82–54 (max 98)

Round 13: P M N I E A S J T

Fiona: PANTIES (7)
Tim: SAPIENT (7)
DC: JASMINE (7)
OT: EMPTAINS (8) NAPTIMES (8)
Score: 89–61 (max 106)

Round 14: 75, 6, 1, 7, 8, 8. Target: 932.

Fiona: -
Tim: 933. Mistake in working.
RR: 932. (((8 x 8) - 6 + 75) x 7) + 1 (10)
Score: 89–61 (max 116)

Round 15: C L A R E T B E E

Tim buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say BRACELET which is incorrect.
Fiona buzzes on 14.25 seconds to say ERECTABLE which is correct.
Final Score: 99–61 (max 126)

Although, Fiona might've got the conundrum with ERECTABLE, there was a second valid answer of CELEBRATE, which Rachel pointed out at the end of the show... :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 6

Tim:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

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