Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

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Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:29 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 19 March 2018.

C1: Champion Maria Frizelle (2 wins, 143 points.) An accounts assistant from New Ross, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland.
C2: Challenger James Barber. A car rental branch manager from Darlington, County Durham. He loves visiting National Trust sites across the country.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F I N R S O E L N
R02: C S U A E W D U L
R03: 100, 4, 9, 1, 8, 4. Target: 995.
TTT: IREEKPUBS - "Suzi Perry's been on this, and no, it's not the booze."
R04: E P B R I T A O D
R05: T R I N A V U O L
R06: 100, 10, 2, 8, 10, 1. Target: 220.
R07: N U M R I A N O T
R08: Z C R E I O E D O
R09: 75, 1, 4, 1, 9, 3. Target: 270.
TTT: YOUSTATED - "You stated you'd only be around for a few nights, but now your welcome has expired."
R10: R D S A E I B T U
R11: Y G M A I O T W E
R12: R H A O S K U S A
R13: T L G O A O M S I
R14: 75, 50, 10, 6, 6, 3. Target: 872.
R15: R A I D J U I C Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: F I N R S O E L N

Maria: LOSER (5)
James: INSOLE (6)
DC: INFERNOS (8)
OT: ONLINERS (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: C S U A E W D U L

Maria: CLAWED (6)
James: SCALED (6)
DC: SAUCED (6)
OT: ACULEUS (7) DECLAWS (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 4, 9, 1, 8, 4. Target: 995.

Maria: 996. ((9 + 1) x 100) - (8 - 4) (7)
James: 996. ((9 + 1) x 100) - 4 (7)
RR: 995. ((8 + 4 - 1 + 100) x 9) - 4 (10)
Score: 13–19 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IREEKPUBS -> SUPERBIKE

Round 4: E P B R I T A O D

Maria: PRATED (6)
James: PROBATE (7)
DC: PARTIED (7) PROBATED (8)
Score: 13–26 (max 33)

Round 5: T R I N A V U O L

Maria: RAINOUT (7)
James: TRAIN (5)
DC: URINAL (6)
OT: OUTRIVAL (8) URANOTIL (8)
Score: 20–26 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 10, 2, 8, 10, 1. Target: 220.

Maria: 220. (100 + 10) x 2 (10)
James: 220. (2 x 100) + 10 + 10 (10)
Score: 30–36 (max 51)

Suzi talks about doing a sailing trip with her parents in Tenerife, which involved traversing through a Force 11 storm!! :shock: :o

Round 7: N U M R I A N O T

Maria: RAINOUT (7)
James: NATION (6)
DC: MANITOU (7) TINAMOU (7)
OT: MINORANT (8) MOUNTAIN (8) RUMINANT (8)
Score: 37–36 (max 59)

Round 8: Z C R E I O E D O

Maria: CORED (5)
James: cozier
DC: RECODE (6)
OT: ODORIZE (7)
Score: 42–36 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 1, 4, 1, 9, 3. Target: 270.

Maria: 270. (75 x 4) - ((9 + 1) x 3) (10)
James: 276.
Score: 52–36 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: YOUSTATED -> OUTSTAYED

Round 10: R D S A E I B T U

Maria: DUSTIER (7)
James: DEBUTS (6)
DC: SEABIRD (7) TRIBADES (8)
OT: RUBIATES (8) SUBEDARI (8)
Score: 59–36 (max 84)

Round 11: Y G M A I O T W E

Maria: MOIETY (6)
James: MOAT (4)
DC: GAIETY (6)
OT: TOWAGE (6)
Score: 65–36 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "hopscotch".

Round 12: R H A O S K U S A

Maria: HARASS (6)
James: SHARKS (6)
DC: SHAKAS (6) SKUAS (5)
OT: SAHUKARS (8)
Score: 71–42 (max 98)

Round 13: T L G O A O M S I

Maria: GLOATS (6)
James: GLOOMS (6)
DC: OLOGIST (7)
OT: MIGALOOS (8)
Score: 77–48 (max 106)

Round 14: 75, 50, 10, 6, 6, 3. Target: 872.

Maria: 880. ((6 + 6) x 75) - (50 - (10 x 3)) (5)
James: -
RR: 872. ((10 + 6) x 50) + 75 - 3 (10)
Score: 82–48 (max 116)

Round 15: R A I D J U I C Y

Maria buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say JUDICIARY which is correct.
Final Score: 92–48 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Maria:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 4

James:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 1

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