Monday 25th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 44)

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Monday 25th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 25 March 2019.

C1: Champion Steven Turnbull (2 wins, 167 points.) A learning support assistant from Iver, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Alison Guirey. A retired nurse from Ruislip, Greater London. She's a keen ceroc dancer.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z P P E I A N H S
R02: N N E I T B A E Q
R03: 75, 9, 4, 6, 2, 3. Target: 119.
TTT: INDIALOUT - "It sounds like Mr. Grossman has been misbehaving with a sea creature."
R04: R A O D R G I S E
R05: F S L U I O D Y E
R06: 25, 75, 9, 2, 10, 1. Target: 605.
R07: N D T E I U L V A
R08: L R O A M G E T I
R09: 75, 9, 5, 7, 3, 1. Target: 857.
TTT: PERUONTOP - "Peru were on top in the game, and they scored their goal at the ideal moment."
R10: N E S O E X R O S
R11: G V H U I E D W O
R12: N A O T K E I F D
R13: P P L A A I R T U
R14: 75, 25, 6, 10, 9, 5. Target: 832.
R15: T I N I E R G U N (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z P P E I A N H S

Steven: HAPPENS (7)
Alison: HAPPENS (7)
DC: NAPPIES (7)
OT: HIPPENS (7) PENSHIP (7) PINESAP (7) SHIPPEN (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: N N E I T B A E Q

Steven: BEATEN (6)
Alison: abate
DC: BETAINE (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 9, 4, 6, 2, 3. Target: 119.

Steven: 119. (75 x 2) - ((9 x 3) + 4) (10)
Alison: 127.
Score: 23–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: INDIALOUT -> NAUTILOID

Round 4: R A O D R G I S E

Steven: garrodes
Alison: regrades
DC: RODGERSIA (18)
Score: 23–7 (max 42)

Round 5: F S L U I O D Y E

Steven: FILED (5)
Alison: FLUIDS (6)
DC: YODELS (6)
OT: FULYIES (7) SOULIFY (7) SULFIDE (7) YOUSELF (7)
Score: 23–13 (max 49)

Round 6: 25, 75, 9, 2, 10, 1. Target: 605.

Steven: 602.
Alison: 605. ((9 - 1) x 75) + (25 / (10 / 2)) (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 59)

Mark talks about Latin mottoes of football clubs.

Round 7: N D T E I U L V A

Steven: untailed
Alison: UNITED (6)
DC: VAULTED (7) DIVALENT (8)
Score: 23–29 (max 67)

Round 8: L R O A M G E T I

Steven: MORALE (6)
Alison: GLOATER (7)
DC: MIGRATE (7) LEGATOR (7)
OT: ALIGOTE (7) GOATIER (7) LOAMIER (7) MALTIER (7) MARIGOT (7) MARLITE (7) MILAGRO (7) MOTLIER (7) RAGTIME (7) RIGOLET (7) TOMGIRL (7)
Score: 23–36 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 9, 5, 7, 3, 1. Target: 857.

Steven: 866. Mistake in working.
Alison: 857. Mistake in working.
RR: 857. ((7 - 5 + 9) x (75 + 3)) - 1 (10)
Score: 23–36 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: PERUONTOP -> OPPORTUNE

Round 10: N E S O E X R O S

Steven: SOONER (6)
Alison: soreness
DC: sensors
OT: SONEROS (7)
Score: 29–36 (max 91)

Round 11: G V H U I E D W O

Steven: GUIDE (5)
Alison: HIVED (5)
OT: VOGUED (6)
Score: 34–41 (max 97)

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

Round 12: N A O T K E I F D

Steven: DEFIANT (7)
Alison: TANKED (6)
DC: FAINTED (7)
OT: ADONITE (7) FODIENT (7)
Score: 41–41 (max 104)

Round 13: P P L A A I R T U

Steven: RITUAL (6)
Alison: LARIAT (6)
DC: PUPARIAL (8)
Score: 47–47 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 25, 6, 10, 9, 5. Target: 832.

Steven: 835. ((75 + 25) x 9) - ((10 x 6) + 5) (7)
Alison: -
RR: 832. ((75 x 6) - (25 + 9)) x (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 54–47 (max 122)

Round 15: T I N I E R G U N

Steven buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say REUNITING which is correct.
Final Score: 64–47 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Steven:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

Alison:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 58
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 3.9
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
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