Monday 20th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 13)

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Monday 20th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 13)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 20 January 2020.

C1: Champion Paul Hindess (2 wins, 195 points.) A private maths tutor from Bedford.
C2: Challenger Dave Chapple. A semi-retired IT worker originally from Plymouth, Devon. He has raised money for charity and set a world record for sitting through the most shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, sitting through 340 shows over the 27 day festival (smashing the previous record of 169)! :shock: :o 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T N I A E D U R
R02: O I S M F A E C R
R03: 100, 4, 6, 8, 1, 5. Target: 997.
TTT: SITENTIRE - "He had to sit through the entire journey in discomfort, he was suffering with this."
R04: I A N B S O I K P
R05: R Q D E O I E S A
R06: 100, 25, 4, 1, 9, 8. Target: 774.
R07: M L T U E U O Z C
R08: I E R P L B H A E
R09: 50, 6, 4, 3, 1, 2. Target: 800.
TTT: LEGALFOOD - "You'd be forgiven for thinking he was a decent chap, but he's a gangster."
R10: A I O E T R V S C
R11: M U A R O R S I N
R12: U E D T N S O A J
R13: R N I E C N A D E
R14: 1, 9, 10, 7, 1, 2. Target: 741.
R15: L O T C A N R U N (conundrum)


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Round 1: L T N I A E D U R

Paul: URINATED (8)
Dave: DIURNAL (7)
DC: UNRAILED (8)
OT: UITLANDER (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: O I S M F A E C R

Paul: FRAMES (6)
Dave: COMFIER (7)
DC: FOAMIER (7) FIACRES (7)
OT: CASEIFORM (18)
Score: 8–7 (max 36)

Round 3: 100, 4, 6, 8, 1, 5. Target: 997.

Paul: 997. ((6 + 4) x 100) - (8 - 5) (10)
Dave: 997. ((6 + 4) x 100) - (8 - 5) (10)
Score: 18–17 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: SITENTIRE -> ENTERITIS

Round 4: I A N B S O I K P

Paul: OKAPIS (6)
Dave: PIANOS (6)
OT: BOINKS (6) BONSAI (6) PANISK (6) PINKOS (6) PONASK (6)
Score: 24–23 (max 52)

Round 5: R Q D E O I E S A

Paul: ROADIES (7)
Dave: radiose
DC: RADIOES (7) READIES (7)
OT: DEARIES (7) OREIDES (7)
Score: 31–23 (max 59)

Round 6: 100, 25, 4, 1, 9, 8. Target: 774.

Paul: 774. (8 x 100) - 25 - 1 (10)
Dave: 774. (8 x 100) - 25 - 1 (10)
Score: 41–33 (max 69)

Paul performs a trick involving hotel keycards and a hint of 50 Shades of Grey.

Round 7: M L T U E U O Z C

Paul: MOULT (5)
Dave: CLOUT (5)
DC: MOTEL (5)
OT: MUTUEL (6) MUTULE (6)
Score: 46–38 (max 75)

Round 8: I E R P L B H A E

Paul: priable
Dave: HIREABLE (8)
Score: 46–46 (max 83)

Round 9: 50, 6, 4, 3, 1, 2. Target: 800.

Paul: 800. (6 + 3 - 1) x 2 x 50 (10)
Dave: 800. (6 - 2) x 4 x 50 (10)
Score: 56–56 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: LEGALFOOD -> GOODFELLA

Round 10: A I O E T R V S C

Paul: OVERCAST (8)
Dave: trivets
DC: VOTARIES (8) OVERACTS (8)
OT: EVICTORS (8) VARICOSE (8) VORTICES (8)
Score: 64–56 (max 101)

Round 11: M U A R O R S I N

Paul: MANOIRS (7)
Dave: ARMOURS (7)
DC: MAINOURS (8)
OT: ARSONIUM (8) MURRAINS (8) ORARIUMS (8) ROSARIUM (8)
Score: 71–63 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of drinks in naval terms.

Round 12: U E D T N S O A J

Paul: JOUSTED (7)
Dave: ASTOUND (7)
DC: JAUNTED (7) SOUTANE (7)
OT: ADENOUS (7) ANTODES (7) DONATES (7) DOUANES (7) ONSTEAD (7) SNOUTED (7)
Score: 78–70 (max 116)

Round 13: R N I E C N A D E

Paul: CARDIE (6)
Dave: CANNIER (7)
DC: CRANNIED (8) DERACINE (8)
OT: ADRENINE (8) DECENNIA (8) NARCEINE (8)
Score: 78–77 (max 124)

Round 14: 1, 9, 10, 7, 1, 2. Target: 741.

Paul: 741. ((((7 + 1) x 9) + 2) x 10) + 1 (10)
Dave: 741. ((((7 + 1) x 9) + 2) x 10) + 1 (10)
Score: 88–87 (max 134)

Round 15: L O T C A N R U N

Dave buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say NOCTURNAL which is correct.
Final Score: 88–97 (max 144)

How ironic that Dave's first offering today was DIURNAL, and his last was NOCTURNAL.... :? :? :?: :?: :shock: :shock: :o :o 8-) 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 8

Dave:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 8

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