Monday 23rd September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 60)

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Monday 23rd September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:46 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 23 September 2019.

C1: Champion Andy Evans (4 wins, 381 (391) points.) A politics student at the University of Leeds, but is originally from Newbury, Berkshire.
C2: Challenger Abbie Arrowsmith. A teaching assistant from Wem, Shropshire. She's also a trainee professional wrestler.
DC: Susie Dent and Nina Hossain.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P L M I A O E B R
R02: F Q U A E N T L I
R03: 4, 8, 6, 10, 8, 7. Target: 731.
TTT: TOILMOULT - "You can do many things with this and it'll do many things for you."
R04: S T Z U I O A S P
R05: R Y L E O U A R H
R06: 25, 100, 7, 3, 4, 6. Target: 862.
R07: S V G E I A T D N
R08: T C S E I U R X D
R09: 75, 25, 50, 100, 3, 4. Target: 324.
TTT: MINERTERM - "It sounds like Robin Hood's gang were full of fun and jollity."
R10: C T R C E O E I D
R11: R N W O A O I T S
R12: G M S W U E E O N
R13: S L V I O A A H D
R14: 8, 10, 7, 4, 6, 8. Target: 757.
R15: P O K E R C L A W (conundrum)


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Round 1: P L M I A O E B R

Andy: LOAMIER (7)
Abbie: BALMIER (7)
DC: PARBOIL (7) IMPLORE (7) PROEMIAL (8)
OT: EMPORIAL (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: F Q U A E N T L I

Andy: INFLATE (7)
Abbie: FLUENT (6)
DC: QUANTILE (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 4, 8, 6, 10, 8, 7. Target: 731.

Andy: 728. Mistake in working.
Abbie: 722. Mistake in working.
RR: 730. ((8 x 8) + 7 + 6 - 4) x 10 (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: TOILMOULT -> MULTITOOL

Round 4: S T Z U I O A S P

Andy: PATIOS (6)
Abbie: SPOUTS (6)
DC: OUTPASS (7)
OT: PISTOUS (7) PUSZTAS (7) SITUPAS (7) UTOPIAS (7)
Score: 20–13 (max 30)

Round 5: R Y L E O U A R H

Andy: royaler
Abbie: HAULER (6)
OT: HOARER (6) HORARY (6) HOURLY (6) HURLER (6) HURLEY (6) HURRAY (6) RARELY (6) REHAUL (6)
Score: 20–19 (max 36)

Round 6: 25, 100, 7, 3, 4, 6. Target: 862.

Andy: 862. ((100 + 25) x 7) - 6 - 4 - 3 (10)
Abbie: 862. ((100 + 25) x 7) - 6 - 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 30–29 (max 46)

Nina talks about being invited to a lunch at Clarence House celebrating special women.

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

Andy: SEDATING (8)
Abbie: STAINED (7)
DC: DEVIANTS (8) STEADING (8)
OT: VINTAGES (8)
Score: 38–29 (max 54)

Round 8: T C S E I U R X D

Andy: STUDIER (7)
Abbie: REDUCT (6)
DC: REDUCTS (7) CURTSIED (8) CRUDITES (8)
Score: 45–29 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 25, 50, 100, 3, 4. Target: 324.

Andy: 324. (((50 / 25) x 4) + 100) x 3 (10)
Abbie: 324. (4 x 75) + 25 - 3 + (100 / 50) (10)
Score: 55–39 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: MINERTERM -> MERRIMENT

Round 10: C T R C E O E I D

Andy: RECITED (7)
Abbie: RECITED (7)
DC: COERCED (7) CORDITE (7) ECOCIDE (7)
OT: COTERIE (7) ORECTIC (7) TIERCED (7)
Score: 62–46 (max 79)

Round 11: R N W O A O I T S

Andy: RATIONS (7)
Abbie: STRAIN (6)
DC: ORATIONS (8) WAITRONS (8)
Score: 69–46 (max 87)

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

Round 12: G M S W U E E O N

Andy: MOUSE (5)
Abbie: SWUNG (5)
DC: GENOMES (7)
OT: MESOGEN (7)
Score: 74–51 (max 94)

Round 13: S L V I O A A H D

Andy: VIOLAS (6)
Abbie: HOLDS (5)
DC: SALIVA (6) DAHLIAS (7)
OT: ADVISAL (7) OVALISH (7) VALIHAS (7)
Score: 80–51 (max 101)

Round 14: 8, 10, 7, 4, 6, 8. Target: 757.

Andy: 747.
Abbie: 756. (((8 x 8) + 7 + 4) x 10) + 6 (7)
RR: 756/758. (7)
OT: 758. ((10 + 8) x 7 x 6) + (8 / 4) (7)
Score: 80–58 (max 108)

Round 15: P O K E R C L A W

Andy buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say LOWERPACK which is incorrect.
Abbie does not buzz.
The answer was WORKPLACE.
Final Score: 80–58 (max 118)

Statistics Corner

Andy:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Abbie:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

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