Monday 5th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 40)

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Monday 5th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 5 March 2018.

C1: Champion Zarte Siempre (2 wins, 232 points.) A marketing manager and Apteforumite from Dadford, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Donal Casey. A forensic services character from County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. He loves tennis, golf and badminton.
DC: Susie Dent and Myleene Klass.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E S P A N I P H T
R02: S L P A O E R Y B
R03: 75, 100, 6, 7, 2, 3. Target: 462.
TTT: COUNTRIES - "In countries all across the globe, there are people who will behave in this way."
R04: M S G U A U F N O
R05: T E M I S E W A R
R06: 25, 6, 7, 2, 1, 7. Target: 199.
R07: L R O I L R A T I
R08: V L G A E O K T T
R09: 2, 6, 10, 1, 9, 1. Target: 695.
TTT: CITRUSTEA - "Catherine was badly out of practice, so they had to suspend her from university."
R10: S R R E A O D T G
R11: U D R I T E F A I
R12: D C S O E U M P I
R13: Q E A O M S T E U
R14: 100, 4, 4, 10, 9, 1. Target: 824.
R15: C E L E N D I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: E S P A N I P H T

Zarte: HAPPIEST (8)
Donal: THESPIAN (8)
OT: EPITAPHS (8) HAPTINES (8) NAPPIEST (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: S L P A O E R Y B

Zarte: PARSLEY (7)
Donal: PLAYERS (7)
DC: ROSEBAY (7)
OT: POLYBASE (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 100, 6, 7, 2, 3. Target: 462.

Zarte: 462. (75 + 2) x 6 (10)
Donal: 462. (75 + 2) x 6 (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: COUNTRIES -> CRETINOUS

Round 4: M S G U A U F N O

Zarte: FAMOUS (6)
Donal: FAMOUS (6)
DC: unfamous FUNGUS (6)
OT: FUNGOUS (7)
Score: 31–31 (max 33)

Round 5: T E M I S E W A R

Zarte: STEAMIER (8)
Donal: EMIRATES (8)
DC: WEARIEST (8)
OT: MATIERES (8) STEMWARE (8) SWEATIER (8) TERMWISE (8)
Score: 39–39 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 6, 7, 2, 1, 7. Target: 199.

Zarte: 199. ((6 + 2) x 25) - 1 (10)
Donal: 199. (6 x 25) + (7 x 7) (10)
Score: 49–49 (max 51)

Myleene talks about her love of astronomy and her visit to the Pope's private collection of space-related items.

Round 7: L R O I L R A T I

Zarte: TAILOR (6)
Donal: rialto
Score: 55–49 (max 57)

Round 8: V L G A E O K T T

Zarte: VOLTAGE (7)
Donal: VOLTAGE (7)
DC: GELATO (6)
OT: GAVOTTE (7)
Score: 62–56 (max 64)

Round 9: 2, 6, 10, 1, 9, 1. Target: 695.

Zarte: 700. (9 + 1) x (6 + 1) x 10 (7)
Donal: -
RR: 695. ((6 + 1) x 9 x (10 + 1)) + 2 (10)
Score: 69–56 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: CITRUSTEA -> RUSTICATE

Round 10: S R R E A O D T G

Zarte: ROADSTER (8)
Donal: ROADSTER (8)
DC: dogstar DRAGSTER (8)
Score: 77–64 (max 82)

Round 11: U D R I T E F A I

Zarte: RATIFIED (8)
Donal: FRUITED (7)
OT: ARTIFIED (8)
Score: 85–64 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of phrases relating to "pin the flag on the mast".

Round 12: D C S O E U M P I

Zarte: IMPOSED (7)
Donal: COPIES (6)
DC: PISCO (5)
OT: MEDICOS (7) MEDICUS (7) MESOPIC (7) MISCODE (7) MISCUED (7) MUSCOID (7) OECIUMS (7) PICEOUS (7) PODIUMS (7) PUMICED (7) PUMICES (7) UPCODES (7)
Score: 92–64 (max 97)

Round 13: Q E A O M S T E U

Zarte: MOSQUE (6)
Donal: QUOTES (6)
DC: EQUATES (7)
OT: QUOTEES (7)
Score: 98–70 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 4, 4, 10, 9, 1. Target: 824.

Zarte: 824. ((9 - 1) x 100) + ((10 - 4) x 4) (10)
Donal: 822.
Score: 108–70 (max 114)

Interestingly, Rachel actually wrote down (10 - 6), rather than (10 - 4), but not many people noticed that, I'm sure... :P :P :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll:

Round 15: C E L E N D I O N

Zarte buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say INDOLENCE which is correct.
Final Score: 118–70 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Zarte:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 118
Total % of max - 95
Raw % of max - 95
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Donal:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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