Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)

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Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 12 November 2018.

C1: Champion Alan Duval (4 wins, 327 points.) An Apterite and entrepreneur from London.
C2: Challenger Ian Kennedy. A stockbroker from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. He plays for the City of Peterborough hockey club.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S T E D A N O R M
R02: Y N J E I B I S K
R03: 100, 75, 50, 9, 5, 2. Target: 925.
TTT: OPENHEARS - "Everyone in the open unwillingly hears his music, he needs to invest in a decent pair of these."
R04: T M D U A O H A N
R05: M I S C E T E W O
R06: 75, 50, 25, 1, 7, 2. Target: 638.
R07: T E V A G U F I R
R08: X R I L E G D E B
R09: 25, 100, 75, 2, 1, 3. Target: 266.
TTT: INVERTTEE - "Her memory was amazing, she could remember everything."
R10: P L V U E P I R N
R11: R O F A H A T O L
R12: D P S I O A D I R
R13: D O S T A R U O P
R14: 100, 50, 25, 1, 3, 4. Target: 191.
R15: R E D S A G R E E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S T E D A N O R M

Alan: MONSTER (7)
Ian: ROASTED (7)
DC: RANSOMED (8) TRANSOMED (18)
OT: MODERANTS (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: Y N J E I B I S K

Alan: BINKIES (7)
Ian: BIKES (5)
DC: YIKES (5)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 9, 5, 2. Target: 925.

Alan: 925. (9 x 100) + 75 - 50 (10)
Ian: 925. (9 x 100) + 75 - 50 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: OPENHEARS -> EARPHONES

Round 4: T M D U A O H A N

Alan: HANDOUT (7)
Ian: MOUNT (5)
DC: MAHOUT (6)
OT: OMADHAUN (8)
Score: 31–17 (max 43)

Round 5: M I S C E T E W O

Alan: COMETS (6)
Ian: MEETS (5)
DC: EMETICS (7)
Score: 37–17 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 50, 25, 1, 7, 2. Target: 638.

Alan: 629. ((75 + 25 - 2 - 1) x 7) - 50 (5)
Ian: 625.
RR: 638. ((75 + 25 - 2) x (7 - 1)) + 50 (10)
Score: 42–17 (max 60)

Adrian talks about his experiences of attending the World Cup in Russia.

Round 7: T E V A G U F I R

Alan: FURTIVE (7)
Ian: FURTIVE (7)
DC: VAGUER (6) FRIGATE (7) VIRGATE (7)
OT: FRUITAGE (8)
Score: 49–24 (max 68)

Round 8: X R I L E G D E B

Alan: EXILED (6)
Ian: LEDGER (6)
DC: BILGE (5) BILGED (6) bilger BELIED (6) GERBIL (6) GLIDER (6)
OT: BEGIRD (6) BELIER (6) BERGIE (6) BIRLED (6) BREDIE (6) BRIDGE (6) BRIDLE (6) EDGIER (6) EDIBLE (6) EXILER (6) GILDER (6) GIRDLE (6) LIEDER (6) REGILD (6) RELIED (6) RIDGEL (6) RIEGEL (6)
Score: 55–30 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 100, 75, 2, 1, 3. Target: 266.

Alan: 264. Mistake in working.
Ian: 266. Mistake in working.
RR: 266. ((100 - 2 - 1) x 3) - 25 (10)
Score: 55–30 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: INVERTTEE -> RETENTIVE

Round 10: P L V U E P I R N

Alan: VULPINE (7)
Ian: vulpiner
DC: PURPLE (6)
OT: PERUVIN (7) PULPIER (7)
Score: 62–30 (max 91)

Round 11: R O F A H A T O L

Alan: AFLOAT (6)
Ian: FLOAT (5)
OT: HARLOT (6) HARTAL (6) LOOFAH (6) TALOFA (6)
Score: 68–30 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "carping", "grousing", "beefing" and "cutting the mustard".

Round 12: D P S I O A D I R

Alan: RADIOS (6)
Ian: DROIDS (6)
DC: DIAPIRS (7)
OT: DIAPSID (7) RAIOIDS (7) RAPIDOS (7)
Score: 74–36 (max 104)

Round 13: D O S T A R U O P

Alan: PROUD (5)
Ian: DOORS (5)
DC: prouds DROPOUTS (8)
OT: ADOPTORS (8) SAUROPOD (8)
Score: 79–41 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 50, 25, 1, 3, 4. Target: 191.

Alan: 191. ((3 + 1) x 4) + 25 + 50 + 100 (10)
Ian: 196.
Score: 89–41 (max 122)

Is this possibly the first ever match where all 4 numbers picks were 3 large :? :?:

Round 15: R E D S A G R E E

Alan buzzes on 12.75 seconds to say REGREASED which is incorrect.
Ian does not buzz.
The answer was DEGREASER.
Final Score: 89–41 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Alan:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Ian:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
ONWARD TO THE WORLD CUP OF DARTS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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