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Monday 6th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 74)

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:15 pm
by James Robinson
Countdown recap for Monday 6 May 2019.

C1: Champion Katie Walvin (3 wins, 271 points.) A data entry operator from Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Sandra Pilson. A management consultant from Whiston, South Yorkshire. She likes travelling, including a 3 week road trip across Canada with her best friend.
DC: Susie Dent and Al Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N E O K S I D G
R02: P L T S E U E N O
R03: 100, 75, 7, 2, 4, 8. Target: 270.
TTT: LIMBCHAOS - "Those responsible didn't have a leg to stand on, after such disorganised chaos."
R04: T N C A U E R S O
R05: M S I O N R F I W
R06: 75, 50, 8, 2, 3, 4. Target: 712.
R07: C M R E A X S O R
R08: B Y S E I E P S C
R09: 25, 75, 8, 8, 10, 3. Target: 565.
TTT: COURTROIL - "Does this flag have a problem with a runny nose?"
R10: N Z T O E A F T I
R11: L R B E I U D V E
R12: D H S A I E D C R
R13: J Q A U T W D E A
R14: 100, 75, 5, 5, 6, 7. Target: 763.
R15: P R O V E W O R E (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N E O K S I D G

Katie: sleding
Sandra: LIKENS (6)
DC: GODLIKE (7) SIDELONG (8)
OT: SONGLIKE (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: P L T S E U E N O

Katie: OPULENT (7)
Sandra: tousled
DC: TOUSLE (6) PLENTEOUS (18)
Score: 7–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 75, 7, 2, 4, 8. Target: 270.

Katie: 271.
Sandra: 270. (2 x 100) + 75 - 4 - (8 - 7) (10)
Score: 7–16 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: LIMBCHAOS -> SHAMBOLIC

Round 4: T N C A U E R S O

Katie: outscare
Sandra: COUNTERS (8)
DC: COURANTES (18) COURTESAN (18)
OT: NECTAROUS (18)
Score: 7–24 (max 54)

Round 5: M S I O N R F I W

Katie: INFORMS (7)
Sandra: INFORMS (7)
DC: SWORN (5)
OT: IRONISM (7)
Score: 14–31 (max 61)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 2, 3, 4. Target: 712.

Katie: 713.
Sandra: 712. (75 x 8) + (2 x 50) + (3 x 4) (10)
Score: 14–41 (max 71)

Al talks about all the travelling he does during his tours.

Round 7: C M R E A X S O R

Katie: CREAMS (6)
Sandra: SCREAM (6)
DC: COARSER (7)
OT: COAXERS (7) REMORAS (7) ROAMERS (7) ROSACRE (7)
Score: 20–47 (max 78)

Round 8: B Y S E I E P S C

Katie: SPICES (6)
Sandra: SPICES (6)
DC: PIECES (6) SPECIES (7)
Score: 26–53 (max 85)

Round 9: 25, 75, 8, 8, 10, 3. Target: 565.

Katie: 565. (8 x 75) - 25 - 10 (10)
Sandra: 565. (8 x 75) - 25 - 10 (10)
Score: 36–63 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: COURTROIL -> TRICOLOUR

Round 10: N Z T O E A F T I

Katie: FATTEN (6)
Sandra: NOTATE (6)
OT: FETATION (8)
Score: 42–69 (max 103)

Round 11: L R B E I U D V E

Katie: BUILDER (7)
Sandra: DELIVER (7)
DC: REVILED (7)
OT: BEDEVIL (7) BRULEED (7) DEVILER (7) LIVERED (7) REBUILD (7) RELIVED (7) RIVELED (7) VELURED (7)
Score: 49–76 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "a chip on their shoulder".

Round 12: D H S A I E D C R

Katie: CASHIER (7)
Sandra: CRASHED (7)
DC: CARDIES (7) SIDECAR (7) CHAIRED (7)
OT: DIDACHES (8) DIEHARDS (8) RACHIDES (8)
Score: 56–83 (max 118)

Round 13: J Q A U T W D E A

Katie: DATE (4)
Sandra: DATE (4)
DC: QUAD (4) QUAT (4) JAWED (5)
OT: QUATE (5) TAWED (5)
Score: 60–87 (max 123)

Round 14: 100, 75, 5, 5, 6, 7. Target: 763.

Katie: 763. (75 x (5 + 5)) + 6 + 7 (10)
Sandra: 763. Mistake in working.
Score: 70–87 (max 133)

Round 15: P R O V E W O R E

Sandra buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say OVERPOWER which is correct.
Final Score: 70–97 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Katie:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 4

Sandra:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 6

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