Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)

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Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:52 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 29 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (6 wins, 531 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Sunita Rehan. A retired newsagent from Newcastle upon Tyne. She had 3 grown-up children and a young grandchild.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C V R U E O D S E
R02: P M C I E O A H P
R03: 75, 6, 3, 8, 8, 1. Target: 702.
TTT: SCOPEDEMO - "You try to unwrite a song while things go to rot."
R04: N C T S R I O I E
R05: G T R A I E N W N
R06: 100, 50, 3, 1, 4, 6. Target: 206.
R07: S L S I A G Z L U
R08: A E A I R N B Q R
R09: 50, 1, 3, 9, 3, 7. Target: 991.
TTT: MYQUARTER - "I spent a quarter of my life learning this special craft."
R10: E O E T M H T R I
R11: P G T C E O E S U
R12: R I L E Y A D O S
R13: T S K N E U A E F
R14: 50, 100, 5, 2, 3, 2. Target: 911.
R15: I T W A S T A C O (conundrum)


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Round 1: C V R U E O D S E

Fiona: OVERUSED (8)
Sunita: SCOURED (7)
DC: COURSED (7) SOURCED (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P M C I E O A H P

Fiona: CHAPPIE (7)
Sunita: POACH (5)
DC: IMPEACH (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 6, 3, 8, 8, 1. Target: 702.

Fiona: 692. ((3 + 6) x 75) + 8 + 8 + 1 (5)
Sunita: 692. ((3 + 6) x 75) + 8 + 8 + 1 (5)
RR: 702. (75 + 3) x (8 + 1) (10)
Score: 20–5 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SCOPEDEMO -> DECOMPOSE

Round 4: N C T S R I O I E

Fiona: SECTION (7)
Sunita: CRONIES (7)
DC: NOTICES (7) NOTICERS (8) CORNIEST (8)
OT: CITRONISE (18) CORNEITIS (18)
Score: 27–12 (max 43)

Round 5: G T R A I E N W N

Fiona: WATERING (8)
Sunita: WATERING (8)
OT: TWANGIER (8)
Score: 35–20 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 50, 3, 1, 4, 6. Target: 206.

Fiona: 206. (50 x 4) + 6 (10)
Sunita: 206. ((3 - 1) x 100) + 6 (10)
Score: 45–30 (max 61)

Colin talks about his love of modern US politics.

Round 7: S L S I A G Z L U

Fiona: SAILS (5)
Sunita: GLASS (5)
DC: GALLUS (6) LAZULI (6)
OT: LUGSAILS (8)
Score: 50–35 (max 69)

Round 8: A E A I R N B Q R

Fiona: BARREN (6)
Sunita: brainer
OT: ARABINE (7)
Score: 56–35 (max 76)

Round 9: 50, 1, 3, 9, 3, 7. Target: 991.

Fiona: 991. (((7 x 3) - 1) x 50) - 9 (10)
Sunita: 991. (((7 x 3) - 1) x 50) - 9 (10)
Score: 66–45 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: MYQUARTER -> MARQUETRY

Round 10: E O E T M H T R I

Fiona: MOTHIER (7)
Sunita: mottier
DC: TERMITE (7)
OT: OTHERTIME (18)
Score: 73–45 (max 104)

Round 11: P G T C E O E S U

Fiona: COTES (5)
Sunita: POUTS (5)
DC: TOUPEE (6) TOUPEES (7)
OT: PECTOSE (7)
Score: 78–50 (max 111)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some terms originating in US politics.

Round 12: R I L E Y A D O S

Fiona: LOADERS (7)
Sunita: RADIOS (6)
DC: SLIDER (6) SOLDIER (7) DARIOLES (8)
OT: ROYALISED (18)
Score: 85–50 (max 129)

Round 13: T S K N E U A E F

Fiona: FAKEST (6)
Sunita: UNSAFE (6)
OT: NETSUKE (7)
Score: 91–56 (max 136)

Round 14: 50, 100, 5, 2, 3, 2. Target: 911.

Fiona: 910. ((100 + 50) x 3 x 2) + (5 x 2) (7)
Sunita: 910. ((100 + 50) x 3 x 2) + (5 x 2) (7)
RR: 911. ((((100 + 50) x 2) + 2) x 3) + 5 (10)
Score: 98–63 (max 146)

Round 15: I T W A S T A C O

Sunita buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say WAISTCOAT which is correct.
Final Score: 98–73 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Sunita:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.9
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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