Monday 15th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 31)

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Monday 15th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 31)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:14 am

Countdown recap for Monday 15 February 2021.

C1: Champion Declan McGurk (2 wins, 170 points.) A pricing and data specialist from Leeds.
C2: Challenger Phil Lloyd-Bushell. A support analyst from Woking, Surrey. He likes cycling and once did a 45 mile cycle race in Northern France in 40 degree heat :!: :!:
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W O C F G U I L A
R02: S E O N T A D R E
R03: 100, 50, 10, 3, 2, 9. Target: 536.
TTT: RUEVOTER - "It's almost quarter past 6, so it's time for some music."
R04: U I O H G R P E L
R05: N M D A I E Y C S
R06: 25, 100, 75, 8, 3, 2. Target: 688.
R07: T R B O A E W C P
R08: G I F K U O S R A
R09: 50, 100, 9, 5, 3, 5. Target: 756.
TTT: WORMHEAD - "Bound for this place, according to the song."
R10: N M D E A I L S O
R11: P T E I A Z G S B
R12: T D R O U E N P A
R13: M L J I O A H R I
R14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 9, 9. Target: 103.
R15: I D I D G U E S S (conundrum)


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Round 1: W O C F G U I L A

Declan: LOGIC (5)
Phil: FOCAL (5)
DC: AWFUL (5)
OT: ALOGIC (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: S E O N T A D R E

Declan: RESONATED (18)
Phil: treasoned
DC: TREASON (7)
Score: 23–5 (max 24)

Round 3: 100, 50, 10, 3, 2, 9. Target: 536.

Declan: 537. ((50 + 3) x 10) + 9 - 2 (7)
Phil: 537. ((50 + 3) x 10) + 9 - 2 (7)
RR: 536. (50 x 9) + 100 - ((10 - 3) x 2) (10)
Score: 30–12 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: RUEVOTER -> OVERTURE

Round 4: U I O H G R P E L

Declan: PLOUGHER (8)
Phil: PLOUGH (6)
OT: REPLOUGH (8)
Score: 38–12 (max 42)

Round 5: N M D A I E Y C S

Declan: MAIDENS (7)
Phil: MAIDENS (7)
DC: DYNAMISE (8) DYNAMICS (8)
OT: CYANIDES (8) SYCAMINE (8)
Score: 45–19 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 100, 75, 8, 3, 2. Target: 688.

Declan: 687. ((100 - 2) x 8) - 75 - 25 + 3 (7)
Phil: 694.
RR: 688. (((25 - 3) / 2) + 75) x 8 (10)
Score: 52–19 (max 60)

Pasha talks about the endurance test that is the Russian sauna known as a banya.

Round 7: T R B O A E W C P

Declan: BOATER (6)
Phil: BOATER (6)
DC: PROBATE (7) COWPAT (6)
OT: PORCATE (7)
Score: 58–25 (max 67)

Round 8: G I F K U O S R A

Declan: FORKS (5)
Phil: FAKIRS (6)
DC: GIAOURS (7)
Score: 58–31 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 100, 9, 5, 3, 5. Target: 756.

Declan: 755. ((5 + 3) x 100) - 50 + 5 (7)
Phil: 755. ((5 + 3) x 100) - 50 + 5 (7)
RR: 756. ((100 + 50) x 5) + 9 - 3 (10)
Score: 65–38 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: WORMHEAD -> HOMEWARD

Round 10: N M D E A I L S O

Declan: MISLEAD (7)
Phil: MAIDENS (7)
DC: MODALISE (8)
OT: ADINOLES (8) DOMAINES (8) LAMINOSE (8) MALENOID (8) MELANOID (8) MELODIAS (8) NODALISE (8) NOMADISE (8) SALMONID (8) SEMOLINA (8)
Score: 72–45 (max 92)

Round 11: P T E I A Z G S B

Declan: BAITS (5)
Phil: PASTIE (6)
DC: BAPTIZES (8)
Score: 72–51 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nosey", "mouthy", "hairy" and "stupid".

Round 12: T D R O U E N P A

Declan: PARENT (6)
Phil: AROUND (6)
DC: PANDOUR (7) UNPARTED (8)
OT: PRONATED (8)
Score: 78–57 (max 108)

Round 13: M L J I O A H R I

Declan: jailor
Phil: MOHAIR (6)
OT: HIROLA (6) ROMAJI (6)
Score: 78–63 (max 114)

Round 14: 100, 25, 50, 75, 9, 9. Target: 103.

Declan: 103. 100 + (75 / 25) (10)
Phil: 103. 100 + (75 / 25) (10)
Score: 88–73 (max 124)

Round 15: I D I D G U E S S

Phil buzzes on 2 seconds to say DISGUISED which is correct.
Final Score: 88–83 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Declan:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 3

Phil:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 3

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