Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 6)

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Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 6)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:19 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 8 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (3 wins, 236 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Marwan Riach. A maths student at Imperial College from Twyford, Berkshire. He was elected to the Youth Parliament as the member for Wycombe.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B D G N I A E L P
R02: S T U R S O A W R
R03: 75, 25, 2, 3, 10, 6. Target: 988.
TTT: HARDWATER - "He was plummeting this way, before his parachute opened."
R04: S O E R A V T M C
R05: N C R T I U A I N
R06: 100, 4, 3, 10, 1, 2. Target: 981.
R07: T O L E C U R S I
R08: A G E R U C S K O
R09: 75, 50, 7, 9, 7, 1. Target: 117.
TTT: THEIRGANG - "Their gang would get together once a month for a bit of a party."
R10: E A M S O R F P R
R11: T I N E Y A T P H
R12: S I M R O D W E S
R13: G O B E L A V E D
R14: 100, 10, 1, 9, 3, 8. Target: 643.
R15: M O R T Y F I E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: B D G N I A E L P

Tom: PLEADING (8)
Marwan: DEALING (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S T U R S O A W R

Tom: STRAWS (6)
Marwan: WORST (5)
DC: ARROWS (6)
OT: SOUTARS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 2, 3, 10, 6. Target: 988.

Tom: 985.
Marwan: 988. ((25 + 75) x 10) - (2 x 6) (10)
Score: 14–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HARDWATER -> EARTHWARD

Round 4: S O E R A V T M C

Tom: OVERCAST (8)
Marwan: OCTAVES (7)
DC: OVERACTS (8) OVERMAST (8)
OT: OCTAMERS (8)
Score: 22–10 (max 33)

Round 5: N C R T I U A I N

Tom: CURTAIN (7)
Marwan: CURTAIN (7)
OT: ACTININ (7)
Score: 29–17 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 4, 3, 10, 1, 2. Target: 981.

Tom: 988.
Marwan: 981. (10 x 100) - (((2 + 4) x 3) + 1) (10)
Score: 29–27 (max 50)

Suzi talks about how she got into broadcasting motorbike races.

Round 7: T O L E C U R S I

Tom: CLOISTER (8)
Marwan: soiler
DC: COULTERS (8)
OT: CITOLERS (8) CITREOUS (8) CLOTURES (8) CORTILES (8) COSTLIER (8) CREOLIST (8) CURLIEST (8) OUTCRIES (8) OUTLIERS (8) RUSTICLE (8) UTRICLES (8)
Score: 37–27 (max 58)

Round 8: A G E R U C S K O

Tom: SUCKER (6)
Marwan: suckage
DC: COURAGE (7)
OT: ACOURSE (7) ACREOUS (7) AERUGOS (7) CARGOES (7) CAROUSE (7) CORKAGE (7) CORSAGE (7) COUGARS (7) RAGEOUS (7) SCOURGE (7)
Score: 43–27 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 50, 7, 9, 7, 1. Target: 117.

Tom: 117. 50 + 75 - 7 - 1 (10)
Marwan: 117. (7 + 7 - 1) x 9 (10)
Score: 53–37 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: THEIRGANG -> GATHERING

Round 10: E A M S O R F P R

Tom: FARMERS (7)
Marwan: REFORMS (7)
DC: PERFORMS (8) FOREARMS (8)
OT: PREFORMS (8)
Score: 60–44 (max 83)

Round 11: T I N E Y A T P H

Tom: PATTY (5)
Marwan: HENTAI (6)
DC: PATIENT (7)
OT: ANTITYPE (8) PHTANITE (8)
Score: 60–50 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "martinet", "shirty" and "losing your rag".

Round 12: S I M R O D W E S

Tom: WEIRDOS (7)
Marwan: MOSSIER (7)
DC: MISWORDS (8)
OT: MISDOERS (8) MISSWORD (8)
Score: 67–57 (max 99)

Round 13: G O B E L A V E D

Tom: GLOBED (6)
Marwan: BELOVED (7)
DC: LOVAGE (6)
OT: BEAGLED (7)
Score: 67–64 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 10, 1, 9, 3, 8. Target: 643.

Tom: 640. ((8 - 1) x 100) - ((9 - 3) x 10) (7)
Marwan: -
RR: 643. ((9 - 1) x 8 x 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 74–64 (max 116)

Round 15: M O R T Y F I E D

Marwan buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say MORTIFIED which is incorrect. :oops:
Tom buzzes on 2 seconds to say DEFORMITY which is correct.
Final Score: 84–64 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

Marwan:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
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