Monday 16th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 74)

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Monday 16th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 74)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 16 October 2017.

C1: Champion Alex Smith (2 wins, 135 points.) A student from Birmingham.
C2: Challenger Jo Counsell. A piano and maths tutor from Grantham, Lincolnshire. She plays violin in the Melton Mowbray Orchestra.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T R I O I D C A
R02: N S M U O E D B U
R03: 50, 2, 5, 2, 7, 10. Target: 856.
TTT: SLEEPCOMA - "In her dreams, she went off to an unknown location to buy fish."
R04: V N Z E O U N R B
R05: S M P A E G E I R
R06: 75, 7, 2, 4, 5, 2. Target: 144.
R07: R L M A I E W P A
R08: S H D E O E P L D
R09: 100, 6, 4, 9, 6, 2. Target: 552.
TTT: ONECIRCLE - "Restore relations with one of your circle of friends."
R10: L N I Q R E O M P
R11: T L W U I D U E K
R12: Y S I E R D A L T
R13: F G T E A E S R I
R14: 50, 5, 6, 4, 9, 2. Target: 351.
R15: S T E R N P A R K (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T R I O I D C A

Alex: CAROTID (7)
Jo: CAROTID (7)
DC: CORTINA (7) INDICATOR (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: N S M U O E D B U

Alex: BONDS (5)
Jo: MOUSED (6)
DC: UMBONES (7)
OT: MENUDOS (7) SUBMENU (7)
Score: 7–13 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 2, 5, 2, 7, 10. Target: 856.

Alex: 856. ((10 + 7) x 50) + ((5 - 2) x 2) (10)
Jo: 856. ((10 + 7) x 50) + 5 + (2 / 2) (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: SLEEPCOMA -> SOMEPLACE

Round 4: V N Z E O U N R B

Alex: VERB (4)
Jo: BONZER (6)
DC: BRONZE (6) NEURON (6) UNBORN (6)
OT: BOURNE (6) UNROBE (6) UNROVE (6) ZONURE (6)
Score: 17–29 (max 41)

Round 5: S M P A E G E I R

Alex: GRAMPS (6)
Jo: GRAPES (6)
DC: IMAGERS (7) EPIGRAMS (8)
OT: PREIMAGES (18)
Score: 23–35 (max 59)

Round 6: 75, 7, 2, 4, 5, 2. Target: 144.

Alex: 144. (2 x 75) - (2 + 4) (10)
Jo: 144. (2 x 75) - (2 + 4) (10)
Score: 33–45 (max 69)

Michael talks about trying to wear contact lenses when they first came out in the 1960's.

Round 7: R L M A I E W P A

Alex: PALMIER (7)
Jo: MAILER (6)
DC: PRIMAL (6) MALWARE (7)
OT: ALAMIRE (7) IMPALER (7) LEMPIRA (7) PAREMIA (7) PREMIAL (7) PRIAMEL (7)
Score: 40–45 (max 76)

Round 8: S H D E O E P L D

Alex: SHEEP (5)
Jo: HOPED (5)
DC: DEPOSED (7)
OT: HEDDLES (7) PEDDLES (7) PODDLES (7) SEEDPOD (7)
Score: 45–50 (max 83)

Round 9: 100, 6, 4, 9, 6, 2. Target: 552.

Alex: 560. (100 x 6) - ((6 + 2) x (9 - 4)) (5)
Jo: -
RR: 552. (100 - 6 - 2) x 6 (10)
Score: 50–50 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: ONECIRCLE -> RECONCILE

Round 10: L N I Q R E O M P

Alex: LINER (5)
Jo: LONER (5)
DC: MOPIER (6) IMPLORE (7) PROLINE (7)
OT: LEPROMIN (8)
Score: 55–55 (max 101)

Round 11: T L W U I D U E K

Alex: DILUTE (6)
Jo: WILTED (6)
OT: KIDULT (6) KILTED (6)
Score: 61–61 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words that have gone in and out of the dictionary.

Round 12: Y S I E R D A L T

Alex: LARDIEST (8)
Jo: TRAILED (7)
DC: STEADILY (8) RETAILS (7) ASTRIDE (7)
OT: DIALYSER (8) REDTAILS (8)
Score: 69–61 (max 115)

Round 13: F G T E A E S R I

Alex: FAIREST (7)
Jo: FASTER (6)
DC: FRIGATES (8)
OT: FEARTIES (8)
Score: 76–61 (max 123)

Round 14: 50, 5, 6, 4, 9, 2. Target: 351.

Alex: 351. ((9 - 2) x 50) + 5 - 4 (10)
Jo: 351. ((5 + 2) x 50) + 4 - (9 - 6) (10)
Score: 86–71 (max 133)

Round 15: S T E R N P A R K

Alex buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say PRANKSTER which is correct.
Final Score: 96–71 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Alex:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

Jo:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 5

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