Monday 6 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 115)

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Monday 6 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 115)

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Annedown CXIV and this one isn't on All4, so thanks to Ryan Lam for the wikicap.

Countdown recap for Monday 06 December 2021.

C1: Challenger Paul Thomason.
C2: Challenger Janet Noe.
DC: Susie Dent and Craig Charles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T J T E A I N S O
R02: D L U O P N A H E
R03: 75, 8, 4, 8, 4, 7. Target: 226.
TTT: VEINSITE - "You ask lots of vowels to come to your party."
R04: T L A E R C S U N
R05: R X E O L S M I S
R06: 75, 5, 7, 4, 9, 6. Target: 916.
R07: R C R A O I E H G
R08: T F E B O I N E M
R09: 50, 75, 100, 25, 2, 6. Target: 469.
TTT: TUBALEAF - "Talk a lot about the one that got away."
R10: D Q U A Y S E O W
R11: D T L E A S C E A
R12: D T E A T N O L I
R13: P S T O R S E U O
R14: 75, 5, 2, 6, 7, 2. Target: 218.
R15: A M A T T E D U O (conundrum)


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Round 1: T J T E A I N S O

Paul: STAIN (5)
Janet: STATION (7)
DC: JETTISON (8)
OT: JOINTEST (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8, jos 8)
Darren-o-meter: 0/1 (0%)

Janet starts off with an early lead.

Round 2: D L U O P N A H E

Paul: POUND (5)
Janet: UPLOAD (6)
DC: POUNDAL (7)
OT: APOLUNE (7) UNHOPED (7) UNPALED (7)
Score: 0–13 (max 15, jos 15)
Darren-o-meter: 0/2 (0%)

Janet extends her lead, whilst DC are still on the max.

Round 3: 75, 8, 4, 8, 4, 7. Target: 226.

Paul: 226. (7 − 4) × 75​ + 8 ÷ 8 (10)
Janet: 226. (7 − 4) × 75​ + 8 ÷ 8 (10)
Score: 10–23 (max 25, jos 25)

thank u, next

Teatime teaser: VEINSITE -> INVITEES

Round 4: T L A E R C S U N

Paul: CANTERS (7)
Janet: CANTERS (7)
OT: TRANSLUCE (18)
Score: 17–30 (max 43, jos 32-33)
Darren-o-meter: 1/3 (33%)

Paul and Janet canter to a seven, but the computer's see-through nine means no max for Susie.

Round 5: R X E O L S M I S

Paul: misser
Janet: RISSOLE (7)
DC: MOILERS (7) MOSSIER (7) SMILERS (7)
OT: ELISORS (7) ISOMERS (7) LISSOME (7) LORISES (7) MORSELS (7) RESOILS (7) RIMLESS (7) SIXSOME (7)
Score: 17–37 (max 50, jos 39-40)
Darren-o-meter: 1/4 (25%)

Poor miss from Paul given how many sevens there were.

Round 6: 75, 5, 7, 4, 9, 6. Target: 916.

Paul: 915. (7 + 5) × 75 + 9 + 6 (7)
Janet: 915. (7 + 5) × 75 + 9 + 6 (7)
RR: 916. (5 × 4 + 6 + 75) × 9 + 7 (10)
Score: 24–44 (max 60, jos 49-50)

Similar to the last numbers, a 75 x something and then add a bit on.

Round 7: R C R A O I E H G

Paul: CHARGE (6)
Janet: CHARGER (7)
DC: HOARIER (7)
OT: CHARIER (7)
Score: 24–51 (max 67, jos 56-57)
Darren-o-meter: 1/5 (20%)

Not good from Paul, missing a very easy 7.

Round 8: T F E B O I N E M

Paul: FINE (4)
Janet: BEFIT (5)
DC: BENEFIT (7) EBONITE (7)
OT: TEMENOI (7)
Score: 24–56 (max 74, jos 63-64)
Darren-o-meter: 1/6 (17%)

Janet will probably kick herself there, not turning BEFIT into BENEFIT.

Round 9: 50, 75, 100, 25, 2, 6. Target: 469.

Paul: 466. (75 + 2) × 6 + 100 ÷ 25 (7)
Janet: -
RR: 469. (100 + 75 + 50) × 2 + 25 − 6 (10)
Score: 31–56 (max 84, jos 73-74)

Paul closes the gap following Janet missing this fairly easy 4 large. I did (75 - 2 / (100 / 50)) x 6 + 25.

Teatime teaser: TUBALEAF -> FABULATE

Round 10: D Q U A Y S E O W

Paul: SWAYED (6)
Janet: SQUAWED (7)
Score: 31–63 (max 91, jos 80-81)
Darren-o-meter: 2/7 (29%)

Janet with a word I've never heard of to have more than double Paul's score.

Round 11: D T L E A S C E A

Paul: ESCALATED (18)
Janet: ESCALATED (18)
Score: 49–81 (max 109, jos 98-99)
Darren-o-meter: 3/8 (38%)

There should be a word for super easy nines.

Round 12: D T E A T N O L I

Paul: ELATION (7)
Janet: DELATION (8)
DC: ANTIDOTE (8)
OT: DATOLITE (8) TETANOID (8) TONALITE (8)
Score: 49–89 (max 117, jos 106-107)
Darren-o-meter: 3/9 (33%)

Paul will kick himself yet again, missing an easy stem.

Round 13: P S T O R S E U O

Paul: POSTURES (8)
Janet: POSTURES (8)
OT: STUPOROSE (18)
Score: 57–97 (max 135, jos 114-115)
Darren-o-meter: 4/10 (40%)

Paul and Janet posture for an eight, whilst the computer can take it to a nine.

Round 14: 75, 5, 2, 6, 7, 2. Target: 218.

Paul: 218. (5 − 2) × 75 − 7 (10)
Janet: 218. (5 − 2) × 75 − 7 (10)
Score: 67–107 (max 145, jos 124-125)

thank u, next

Round 15: A M A T T E D U O

No one buzzes. The answer was AUTOMATED.
Final Score: 67–107 (max 155, jos 134-135)

And Janet with a comfortable win. Paul's score could have been much higher had it not been for a few blunders.

With the Ashes now upsetting my sleeping pattern, join me sometime in the next day or so for Tuesday's game.


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