Monday 18th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 11)

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Monday 18th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 11)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 18 January 2021.

C1: Champion Darren Phipps-Walker (1 win, 86 points.) He works as a delivery driver.
C2: Challenger Matthew Chivers. He supports Tottenham Hotspur F.C., and loves going to music festivals, particularly in Croatia.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S L T E O A D I
R02: C N F U O E R P I
R03: 100, 25, 1, 2, 7, 4. Target: 558.
TTT: REDWHITE - "Red or white, it's still extremely dry."
R04: K B W A O I A G M
R05: N H Y L O E A I S
R06: 100, 2, 1, 1, 8, 10. Target: 520.
R07: R D N M U E A C O
R08: R L P E I A J T G
R09: 25, 75, 8, 6, 5, 1. Target: 773.
TTT: RENTDEAL - "You have to come like this to the stag party."
R10: V M F E A U P C D
R11: S R T N O E I A S
R12: G W R E I O H E S
R13: D M N P A U I E X
R14: 25, 2, 6, 4, 9, 3. Target: 933.
R15: N U R S E N O D S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S L T E O A D I

Darren: ROASTED (7)
Matthew: LOADERS (7)
DC: IDOLATERS (18)
OT: STEROIDAL (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: C N F U O E R P I

Darren: PONCIER (7)
Matthew: PONCIER (7)
DC: FORCE (5) CONIFER (7) PORCINE (7)
OT: FROUNCE (7) POUFIER (7) POUNCER (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 25, 1, 2, 7, 4. Target: 558.

Darren: 557. ((4 + 1) x 100) + (2 x 25) + 7 (7)
Matthew: 550.
RR: 558. ((4 + 1) x (100 + 7)) + 25 - 2 (10)
Score: 21–14 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: REDWHITE -> WITHERED

Round 4: K B W A O I A G M

Darren: WAG (3)
Matthew: WAG (3)
DC: AMIGO (5) AKIMBO (6)
OT: GAMBOW (6)
Score: 24–17 (max 41)

Round 5: N H Y L O E A I S

Darren: HONEYS (6)
Matthew: SALINE (6)
DC: INHALES (7) HYALINE (7)
OT: ALOINES (7) LINHAYS (7)
Score: 30–23 (max 48)

Round 6: 100, 2, 1, 1, 8, 10. Target: 520.

Darren: 521. Mistake in working.
Matthew: 511. ((8 - 2 - 1) x 100) + 10 + 1 (5)
CM!: 520. ((100 / 2) + 1 + 1) x 10 (10)
Score: 30–28 (max 58)

Richard talks about doing Zoom calls with celebrities.

Round 7: R D N M U E A C O

Darren: AROUND (6)
Matthew: DANCER (6)
DC: ROMANCED (8)
OT: MANUCODE (8)
Score: 36–34 (max 66)

Round 8: R L P E I A J T G

Darren: JAILER (6)
Matthew: JAILER (6)
DC: PIGLET (6) TRIAGE (6)
OT: PARTILE (7) PLAITER (7) REPLAIT (7)
Score: 42–40 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 75, 8, 6, 5, 1. Target: 773.

Darren: 775. Mistake in working.
Matthew: 775. ((6 + 5 - 1) x 75) + 25 (7)
RR: 773. ((75 - (8 - 1)) x (6 + 5)) + 25 (10)
Score: 42–47 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: RENTDEAL -> ANTLERED

Round 10: V M F E A U P C D

Darren: FACED (5)
Matthew: VAMPED (6)
DC: DECAMP (6)
OT: CAMPED (6) PEMUDA (6)
Score: 42–53 (max 89)

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

Darren: NOTARISES (18)
Matthew: atoners
DC: ASSERTION (18)
OT: ARSONITES (18) REASONIST (18)
Score: 60–53 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more snooker words.

Round 12: G W R E I O H E S

Darren: HIRES (5)
Matthew: SHOWIER (7)
DC: REWEIGHS (8)
OT: WEIGHERS (8)
Score: 60–60 (max 115)

Round 13: D M N P A U I E X

Darren: PAINED (6)
Matthew: unmap
DC: UNMIXED (7)
Score: 66–60 (max 122)

Round 14: 25, 2, 6, 4, 9, 3. Target: 933.

Darren: 927.
Matthew: 933. (((25 x 4) + 3) x 9) + 6 (10)
Score: 66–70 (max 132)

Round 15: N U R S E N O D S

Darren buzzes on 27 seconds to say UNSUNDERS which is incorrect.
Matthew does not buzz.
The answer, correctly solved by Rachel, was ROUNDNESS.
Final Score: 66–70 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Darren:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

Matthew:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=83
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