Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)

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Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:44 pm

ARE WE ABOUT TO CROWN OUR FIRST OCTOCHAMP OF SERIES 81... :?: :?: :?: :? :? :?

Countdown recap for Monday 15 July 2019.

C1: Champion Tom Silverlock (7 wins, 607 points.) An electrical engineer from Camden, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Amy McClemont. A disability communications manager for a financial company from Glasgow.
DC: Susie Dent and Michaela Strachan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T C A D E G O L U
R02: S M N I E K N A M
R03: 50, 7, 3, 1, 6, 9. Target: 427.
TTT: MACRORING - "This semi-precious stone sounds like its come from the mountains."
R04: V T N O C E R I S
R05: R U Z I G A R E T
R06: 50, 100, 2, 6, 5, 2. Target: 341.
R07: D L O T I D A O H
R08: T L C E U A Y D H
R09: 100, 10, 5, 3, 10, 9. Target: 902.
TTT: WILFULSTY - "He played a game of cards with a feeling of regretful longing."
R10: T N E I O A L S N
R11: E S U S I M D R A
R12: N C R O U I W R E
R13: P R A W O R I S A
R14: 25, 50, 10, 7, 2, 5. Target: 168.
R15: C R A V E H E R O (conundrum)


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Round 1: T C A D E G O L U

Tom: GLOATED (7)
Amy: ACTED (5)
DC: LOCATED (7) CAGOULE (7) GELCOAT (7)
OT: OCULATED (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S M N I E K N A M

Tom: MAKES (5)
Amy: SNEAK (5)
DC: SNAKE (5) KINSMAN (7)
OT: KINSMEN (7) MANNIES (7) MENINAS (7) MINEMAN (7) MISMAKE (7) MISMEAN (7) MISNAME (7) SKINMAN (7) SKINMEN (7)
Score: 12–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 7, 3, 1, 6, 9. Target: 427.

Tom: 426. (9 x 50) - (6 x 3) - 7 + 1 (7)
Amy: 428. (9 x 50) - (7 x 3) - 1 (7)
RR: 427. ((7 + 1) x 50) + (3 x 9) (10)
Score: 19–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MACRORING -> CAIRNGORM

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

Tom: CONVERTS (8)
Amy: EVICTORS (8)
DC: CONTRIVES (18)
Score: 27–20 (max 43)

Round 5: R U Z I G A R E T

Tom: gutter
Amy: girate
DC: GRAZIER (7) GRAZER (6)
OT: AZURITE (7) GAUZIER (7)
Score: 27–20 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 100, 2, 6, 5, 2. Target: 341.

Tom: 342. (50 + 5 + 2) x 6 (7)
Amy: 342. ((5 - 2) x 100) + 50 - 6 - 2 (7)
RR: 341. ((100 - (6 / 2)) x (5 - 2)) + 50 (10)
Score: 34–27 (max 60)

Michaela talks about Springwatch, and how they try to avoid disturbing the natural cycle.

Round 7: D L O T I D A O H

Tom: TIDAL (5)
Amy: HALT (4)
DC: DOODAH (6)
OT: HOODIA (6) LADDOO (6) OOIDAL (6) OOLITH (6) THOLOI (6)
Score: 39–27 (max 66)

Round 8: T L C E U A Y D H

Tom: HALTED (6)
Amy: LATCHED (7)
DC: DEATHLY (7)
OT: ACUTELY (7) YACHTED (7)
Score: 39–34 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 10, 5, 3, 10, 9. Target: 902.

Tom: 902. (9 x 100) + 5 - 3 (10)
Amy: 902. (9 x 100) + 5 - 3 (10)
Score: 49–44 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: WILFULSTY -> WISTFULLY

Round 10: T N E I O A L S N

Tom: ELATION (7)
Amy: ELATION (7)
DC: tonalise TENSIONAL (18)
Score: 56–51 (max 101)

Round 11: E S U S I M D R A

Tom: MISUSED (7)
Amy: MISUSED (7)
DC: MISREADS (8) SURMISED (8)
OT: RAMIDUSES (18)
Score: 63–58 (max 119)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words derived from "carnival".

Round 12: N C R O U I W R E

Tom: CORNIER (7)
Amy: OUNCE (5)
DC: COURIER (7)
OT: CROWNER (7) RECROWN (7) REINCUR (7)
Score: 70–58 (max 126)

Round 13: P R A W O R I S A

Tom: SPARROW (7)
Amy: RASP (4)
DC: APORIAS (7)
OT: OWARRIS (7) ROSARIA (7)
Score: 77–58 (max 133)

Round 14: 25, 50, 10, 7, 2, 5. Target: 168.

Tom: 168. ((5 - 2) x 50) + 25 - 7 (10)
Amy: 172.
Score: 87–58 (max 143)

Round 15: C R A V E H E R O

Tom buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say OVERREACH which is correct.
Final Score: 97–58 (max 153)

And there you have it, Tom Silverlock is our first octochamp, with an octototal of 704 points. Will he still be top of the rankings come Christmas..., who knows, but he should be there... :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

Amy:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 2

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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