Monday 18th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 54)

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Monday 18th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 54)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 18 September 2017.

C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (4 wins, 383 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Martin Osborne. A teacher of English as a Foreign Language from North Shields, Tyne & Wear. He has recently taught for agricultural students in Germany. He's the president of his university's darts association and played (and lost 4-0) Phil "The Power" Taylor in an exhibition match. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W O L R A T E L I
R02: R T V U O A E B R
R03: 75, 25, 3, 10, 9, 2. Target: 901.
TTT: LADJAWKEY - "Jonathan minced across the road in a very careless fashion."
R04: S N T I A I E Z N
R05: L I U N S P E B I
R06: 25, 3, 4, 4, 10, 8. Target: 379.
R07: C O E V F I T R U
R08: Y D N T O E I A L
R09: 25, 1, 9, 3, 4, 7. Target: 748.
TTT: GERBILFAN - "If you get the answer to this, you've definitely gone to pieces."
R10: R G P W I O E U L
R11: P O A T S U T E A
R12: H M G D I E A O S
R13: L E R U D S A M I
R14: 8, 1, 9, 4, 3, 2. Target: 976.
R15: M I L O S P O N I (conundrum)


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Round 1: W O L R A T E L I

Ben: TROWEL (6)
Martin: RETAIL (6)
DC: LITERAL (7)
OT: ALLOWER (7) LORILET (7) LOWLIER (7) REALLOT (7) ROTELLI (7) TALLIER (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: R T V U O A E B R

Ben: ROUTER (6)
Martin: BOATER (6)
DC: BRAVER (6) ABORTER (7) OUTBRAVE (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 3, 10, 9, 2. Target: 901.

Ben: 900.
Martin: 901. ((75 + 25) x 9) + 3 - 2 (10)
Score: 12–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LADJAWKEY -> JAYWALKED

Round 4: S N T I A I E Z N

Ben: SANITIZE (8)
Martin: ZANIEST (7)
DC: ASININE (7)
OT: SATINIZE (8)
Score: 20–22 (max 33)

Round 5: L I U N S P E B I

Ben: LINES (5)
Martin: lunies
DC: SUPINE (6) NUBILE (6) SUBLINE (7)
OT: LINEUPS (7) LUPINES (7) SPLENII (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 25–22 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 3, 4, 4, 10, 8. Target: 379.

Ben: 379. ((8 + 4 + 3) x 25) + 4 (10)
Martin: 378.
Score: 35–22 (max 50)

Janet talks about superfoods.

Round 7: C O E V F I T R U

Ben: FURTIVE (7)
Martin: couter
OT: COUVERT (7) CUTOVER (7) EVICTOR (7) OVERCUT (7) OVERFIT (7)
Score: 42–22 (max 57)

Round 8: Y D N T O E I A L

Ben: TOENAIL (7)
Martin: ELATION (7)
DC: ATONED (6) DELATION (8) NODALITY (8)
OT: DIALYTON (8)
Score: 49–29 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 1, 9, 3, 4, 7. Target: 748.

Ben: 747. ((9 + 1) x 3 x 25) - 7 + 4 (7)
Martin: 746.
RR: 748. ((25 x 7) + 9 + 3) x 4 (10)
Score: 56–29 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: GERBILFAN -> FRANGIBLE

Round 10: R G P W I O E U L

Ben: GROUPIE (7)
Martin: GROUPIE (7)
DC: PIROGUE (7)
OT: GLOWIER (7)
Score: 63–36 (max 82)

Round 11: P O A T S U T E A

Ben: outpost
Martin: outseat
DC: TEAPOTS (7) APOSTATE (8)
Score: 63–36 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Great Scott" and "hold the fort".

Round 12: H M G D I E A O S

Ben: SIGHED (6)
Martin: homaged
DC: HOMAGES (7)
OT: HOAGIES (7) OHMAGES (7)
Score: 69–36 (max 97)

Round 13: L E R U D S A M I

Ben: MISRULED (8)
Martin: MAILERS (7)
DC: RESIDUAL (8)
OT: ALMURIES (8) MAIRDLES (8)
Score: 77–36 (max 105)

Round 14: 8, 1, 9, 4, 3, 2. Target: 976.

Ben: -
Martin: -
RR: 976. (((1 + 9) x 4 x 3) + 2) x 8 (10)
Score: 77–36 (max 115)

Round 15: M I L O S P O N I

Ben buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say IMPLOSION which is correct.
Final Score: 87–36 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Ben:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Martin:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 2.4
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
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