Monday 30th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 65)

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Monday 30th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 65)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:51 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 30 September 2019.

C1: Champion Pauline Creer (1 win, 82 points.) A retired woman from Enfield, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Paul Nixon. An actuary from Surbiton, Surrey. He's ran 20 half-marathons, 8 marathons, and a super-marathon.
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T Y L O I E G S A
R02: U I A E T R D T R
R03: 50, 100, 3, 7, 8, 6. Target: 516.
TTT: BRINGSTWO - "The archer brings two sets of equipment to the contest in case he snaps one."
R04: U E O N R F M A S
R05: D B N E A I R S U
R06: 50, 6, 6, 1, 7, 8. Target: 105.
R07: N R V E O I L C A
R08: U E A R L C R T I
R09: 75, 100, 50, 6, 6, 1. Target: 596.
TTT: PATHATRED - "Pat had a hatred for the car she was driving, it was so unsafe."
R10: E O E S T N H C U
R11: P N M O I A S T E
R12: O E I S M H P G A
R13: E I D F D E Q W O
R14: 50, 7, 3, 9, 10, 1. Target: 835.
R15: E M M A Z A N T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T Y L O I E G S A

Pauline: GOALIES (7)
Paul: ALIGOTES (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: U I A E T R D T R

Pauline: RATTIER (7)
Paul: TARRIED (7)
DC: DRAT (4) ATTIRED (7)
OT: TRAITEUR (8)
Score: 7–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 100, 3, 7, 8, 6. Target: 516.

Pauline: 515. Mistake in working.
Paul: 514. ((7 + 3) x 50) + 8 + 6 (7)
RR: 516. (((6 / 3) + 50) x 8) + 100 (10)
Score: 7–22 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BRINGSTWO -> BOWSTRING

Round 4: U E O N R F M A S

Pauline: FOREMAN (7)
Paul: ENAMOURS (8)
OT: FRAENUMS (8) NEUROMAS (8)
Score: 7–30 (max 34)

Round 5: D B N E A I R S U

Pauline: barnies
Paul: BRANDIES (8)
DC: BANDIER (7) URBANISED (18)
Score: 7–38 (max 52)

Round 6: 50, 6, 6, 1, 7, 8. Target: 105.

Pauline: 105. ((8 - 6) x 50) + 6 - 1 (10)
Paul: 105. ((8 - 6) x 50) + 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 17–48 (max 62)

Pam does a poem about her son heading off to university.

Round 7: N R V E O I L C A

Pauline: OVERLAIN (8)
Paul: CLAVIER (7)
DC: VERONICA (8) LONICERA (8)
OT: ACROLEIN (8) COLINEAR (8) NOVERCAL (8)
Score: 25–48 (max 70)

Round 8: U E A R L C R T I

Pauline: CLARET (6)
Paul: TRAILER (7)
DC: RETICULAR (18)
OT: RECRUITAL (18)
Score: 25–55 (max 88)

Round 9: 75, 100, 50, 6, 6, 1. Target: 596.

Pauline: 595. (100 x 6) - (6 - 1) (7)
Paul: 595. (100 x 6) - (6 - 1) (7)
RR: 596. (100 x 6) - ((6 x 50) / 75) (10)
Score: 32–62 (max 98)

Teatime teaser: PATHATRED -> DEATHTRAP

Round 10: E O E S T N H C U

Pauline: HONEST (6)
Paul: NOTCHES (7)
DC: CONTUSE (7)
OT: CENOTES (7) COHUNES (7) COSTEEN (7) CUENTOS (7) ENTHEOS (7) ENTHUSE (7) OCTENES (7) OUTSEEN (7) TECHNES (7) TOUCHES (7)
Score: 32–69 (max 105)

Round 11: P N M O I A S T E

Pauline: imposte
Paul: MOANIEST (8)
DC: IMPOST (6) PTOMAINES (18)
Score: 32–77 (max 123)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "woolly-back".

Round 12: O E I S M H P G A

Pauline: HOMAGES (7)
Paul: MAGPIES (7)
OT: MAGESHIP (8)
Score: 39–84 (max 131)

Round 13: E I D F D E Q W O

Pauline: DEFIED (6)
Paul: DEFIED (6)
OT: DOWFED (6)
Score: 45–90 (max 137)

Round 14: 50, 7, 3, 9, 10, 1. Target: 835.

Pauline: 835. Mistake in working.
Paul: 837. ((10 + 7) x 50) - 9 - 1 - 3 (7)
RR: 836. ((50 - 1) x (7 + 10)) + 3 (7)
Score: 45–97 (max 144)

Round 15: E M M A Z A N T E

Paul buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say AMAZEMENT which is correct.
Final Score: 45–107 (max 154)

Statistics Corner

Pauline:
Total score - 45
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 3.0
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 3

Paul:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 114
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.6
Number of maxes - 7

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