Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

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Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:11 pm

BACK TO NORMALITY NOW, AS WE BEGIN SERIES 81!!! :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Monday 1 July 2019.

C1: Champion Imogen Gordon (3 wins, 231 points.) An A-Level student from Hale Barnes, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Colin Beattie. A senior finance manager from Arbroath, Angus. He's a big fan of Arbroath F.C., and is even on their committee! 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E M K U A S I C
R02: H S P E O W N E D
R03: 50, 2, 3, 7, 9, 5. Target: 642.
TTT: UPSHOTEEK - "The man spent all day doing the washing, ironing, cleaning and cooking."
R04: R D G U I O I M A
R05: O I T Z N E A N S
R06: 50, 8, 3, 2, 4, 4. Target: 226.
R07: O U O P R T E I S
R08: R T A E S J L U T
R09: 75, 10, 5, 10, 9, 8. Target: 627.
TTT: FIRMGONER - "The old rock gang were giving up their wild ways and getting back together."
R10: S N H A I E T S A
R11: O I A T R D E U G
R12: S C N A E O B L A
R13: Y R R E I E R A G
R14: 100, 2, 7, 5, 3, 6. Target: 198.
R15: P O S E P I T C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E M K U A S I C

Imogen: CAKES (5)
Colin: SMOKIE (6)
DC: MOCKIES (7)
OT: AECIUMS (7) CAESIUM (7) MUCOSAE (7) OECIUMS (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: H S P E O W N E D

Imogen: SPEWED (6)
Colin: SPEWED (6)
DC: DEPONES (7)
OT: NEPHEWS (7) ONSWEEP (7) SPONDEE (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 2, 3, 7, 9, 5. Target: 642.

Imogen: 645.
Colin: 643. (((5 x 2) + 3) x 50) - 7 (7)
RR: 642. ((50 x 2) + 7) x (9 - 3) (10)
Score: 6–19 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: UPSHOTEEK -> HOUSEKEPT

Round 4: R D G U I O I M A

Imogen: IDIOM (5)
Colin: GRID (4)
DC: ORIGAMI (7) IDIOGRAM (8)
Score: 11–19 (max 32)

Round 5: O I T Z N E A N S

Imogen: ZANIEST (7)
Colin: NATIONS (7)
DC: ENATIONS (8)
OT: NANOSIZE (8) NASONITE (8) SONATINE (8)
Score: 18–26 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 8, 3, 2, 4, 4. Target: 226.

Imogen: 226. (50 x 4) + (8 x 3) + 2 (10)
Colin: 226. ((4 + 3 + 50) x 4) - 2 (10)
Score: 28–36 (max 50)

Richard talks about his cameo filming in Majorca on the Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks.

Round 7: O U O P R T E I S

Imogen: POOREST (7)
Colin: POOREST (7)
DC: PORTEOUS (8)
OT: OUTPOISE (8) TROOPIES (8)
Score: 35–43 (max 58)

Round 8: R T A E S J L U T

Imogen: ALTERS (6)
Colin: STARE (5)
DC: TURTLES (7) LUSTRATE (8)
Score: 41–43 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 10, 5, 10, 9, 8. Target: 627.

Imogen: 620. (75 x 8) + 10 + 10 (5)
Colin: 625. Mistake in working.
RR: 627. (9 x 75) - (((10 / 10) + 5) x 8) (10)
Score: 46–43 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: FIRMGONER -> REFORMING

Round 10: S N H A I E T S A

Imogen: THANES (6)
Colin: SHINES (6)
DC: SHANTIES (8) ANTHESIS (8)
OT: ANTHIASES (18)
Score: 52–49 (max 94)

Round 11: O I A T R D E U G

Imogen: AUDITOR (7)
Colin: GROUTED (7)
DC: TOERAG (6) OUTRAGED (8) TRIAGED (7)
Score: 59–56 (max 102)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Catch 22".

Round 12: S C N A E O B L A

Imogen: CABLES (6)
Colin: asconable
DC: ABALONES (8) BALANCES (8)
OT: BLANCOES (8)
Score: 65–56 (max 110)

Round 13: Y R R E I E R A G

Imogen: regear
Colin: GREYER (6) (incorrectly spelt as GRAYER on the board by Rachel... :oops: :oops: )
OT: RIGAREE (7)
Score: 65–62 (max 117)

Round 14: 100, 2, 7, 5, 3, 6. Target: 198.

Imogen: 198. (100 x 2) - (7 - 5) (10)
Colin: 198. (100 x 2) - (7 - 5) (10)
Score: 75–72 (max 127)

Round 15: P O S E P I T C H

Colin buzzes on 21.75 seconds to say CHOPPIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 75–82 (max 137)

Interestingly, the background colour for the crucial conundrum changed from its usual purple to red. 8-)

Statistics Corner

Imogen:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 2

Colin:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by Fiona T » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am

thread title - Series 81, shirley?

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am
thread title - Series 81, shirley?
Oops, I was so sure it said 81, but thanks, Fiona.😄😎👍
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by Fiona T » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am
thread title - Series 81, shirley?
Oops, I was so sure it said 81, but thanks, Fiona.😄😎👍
Prelim 2 needs fixing too :)

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by Owen Carroll » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm

For some reason if you click on series 81 on the countdown database there's no episodes there

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:27 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm
For some reason if you click on series 81 on the countdown database there's no episodes there
Yeah, cos Charlie hasn't created it yet, I've informed him, but he hasn't yet responded...
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:29 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am
thread title - Series 81, shirley?
Oops, I was so sure it said 81, but thanks, Fiona.😄😎👍
Prelim 2 needs fixing too :)
Sorted. :D
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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