Monday 24th June 2019 (Series 80, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Monday 24th June 2019 (Series 80, 3rd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 24 June 2019.

C1: #3 Seed Brendan "The Sunny Hill Sabre" Whitehurst (8 wins, 819 points.) A home shopping colleague from Sunny Hill, Derbyshire.
C2: #6 Seed Steven "The Iver Infantryman" Turnbull (8 wins, 619 (629) points.) A learning support assistant from Iver, Buckinghamshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P I L E C A S O T
R02: R G W I U S B E A
R03: 75, 50, 100, 2, 2, 3. Target: 964.
TTT: DRABSPEED - "A decorative cover that you might put on your sandwich before you sleep."
R04: G N H O I L J A O
R05: S U T E P O M A S
R06: 50, 4, 7, 10, 3, 1. Target: 985.
R07: N E V I T A N I D
R08: T L D O E Q R A U
R09: 100, 50, 75, 4, 3, 7. Target: 944.
TTT: HEARDNEIL - "She heard that Neil Diamond was going to be top of the bill."
R10: N R M I O T L A I
R11: S E G O H A R U C
R12: N C S E O P S E I
R13: R O M E R A F U T
R14: 7, 9, 4, 10, 2, 7. Target: 154.
R15: R I N G A C H E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: P I L E C A S O T

Brendan: plicates
Steven: OPIATES (7)
DC: PLICATE (7) POETICAL (8) POLECATS (8)
OT: ALOPECIST (18)
Score: 0–7 (max 18)

Round 2: R G W I U S B E A

Brendan: WAGERS (6)
Steven: EARWIGS (7)
DC: AIRBUS (6) BRUISE (6)
Score: 0–14 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 50, 100, 2, 2, 3. Target: 964.

Brendan: 963. ((100 + 50 - 2) x 3 x 2) + 75 (7)
Steven: -
RR: 963. ((100 + 50 - 2) x 3 x 2) + 75 (7)
OT: 964. ((((75 x 50) + 100) / 2) + 3) / 2 (10)
Score: 7–14 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: DRABSPEED -> BEDSPREAD

Round 4: G N H O I L J A O

Brendan: HOLING (6)
Steven: HOOLIGAN (8)
Score: 7–22 (max 43)

Round 5: S U T E P O M A S

Brendan: OUTPASS (7)
Steven: STUMPS (6)
OT: EMPUSAS (7) MOPUSES (7) MUTASES (7) OMATSUS (7) OSMATES (7) PASTOSE (7) PETASUS (7) POSTEAS (7)
Score: 14–22 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 4, 7, 10, 3, 1. Target: 985.

Brendan: 986. ((50 x 10) - 7) x (3 - 1) (7)
Steven: -
RR: 985. (((50 x 10) - 4) x (3 - 1)) - 7 (10)
Score: 21–22 (max 60)

Rufus does a poem about photography to finish off his set involving Susie, "Nick" and "Rachel".

Round 7: N E V I T A N I D

Brendan: innovated
Steven: DETAIN (6)
DC: DEVIANT (7) INVITED (7)
OT: VINNIED (7)
Score: 21–28 (max 67)

Round 8: T L D O E Q R A U

Brendan: quarted
Steven: LOADER (6)
DC: EQUATOR (7) LEOTARD (7)
OT: ADULTER (7) DELATOR (7) OUTDARE (7) OUTREAD (7) QUADREL (7) QUORATE (7) READOUT (7) ROULADE (7) TORQUED (7) TORULAE (7)
Score: 21–34 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 50, 75, 4, 3, 7. Target: 944.

Brendan: 940.
Steven: 943. (4 x 3 x 75) + 50 - 7 (7)
RR: 944. ((50 + 75 - 4) x 7) - 3 + 100 (10)
Score: 21–41 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: HEARDNEIL -> HEADLINER

Round 10: N R M I O T L A I

Brendan: MORTAL (6)
Steven: MORTAL (6)
DC: TRINOMIAL (18)
Score: 27–47 (max 102)

Round 11: S E G O H A R U C

Brendan: CORSAGE (7)
Steven: scourage
DC: COUGHERS (8)
OT: GOUACHES (8) GROUCHES (8)
Score: 34–47 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words that are often mispronounced, sometimes known as "misles".

Round 12: N C S E O P S E I

Brendan: SPECIES (7)
Steven: PONCES (6)
DC: CESSION (7)
OT: SENECIOS (8) SPECIOSE (8)
Score: 41–47 (max 118)

Round 13: R O M E R A F U T

Brendan: FORMATE (7)
Steven: FORMER (6)
DC: REFORMAT (8)
Score: 48–47 (max 126)

Round 14: 7, 9, 4, 10, 2, 7. Target: 154.

Brendan: 154. ((9 + 7) x 10) - 4 - 2 (10)
Steven: 154. ((9 + 7) x 10) - 4 - 2 (10)
Score: 58–57 (max 136)

Round 15: R I N G A C H E D

No one buzzes. The answer was CHAGRINED.
Final Score: 58–57 (max 146)

A very tight match which went to-and-fro, with attrition rates very high, but Brendan just crept over the line, to set up a match with Dinos on Thursday. :) :) :)

Tomorrow we have the last quarter-final with our 2 female octochamps in Maggie Barlow and Fiona Titcombe. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Brendan:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 2

Steven:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

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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