Monday 9th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 48)

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Monday 9th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 48)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:10 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 9 March 2020.

C1: Champion Iain Campbell (4 wins, 344 points.) A retired IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey, but originally from Scotland.
C2: Challenger Steve Agace. A recruitment company director from Brighton. He likes scuba diving, and even managed to dive into the SS Thistlegorm, and got lost. :oops: :oops:
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O T I R E G M A G
R02: B E T I R C E O S
R03: 25, 4, 5, 5, 3, 3. Target: 555.
TTT: WEARKILTS - "Scarecrows don't wear kilts, but this definitely describes their hair."
R04: N I U X N H E A Q
R05: I R O W A D I S E
R06: 50, 100, 2, 3, 5, 10. Target: 659.
R07: N O M I K A P F O
R08: D R E I O A D C L
R09: 75, 6, 4, 9, 10, 2. Target: 294.
TTT: RAISETOIL - "Poor girl, she's playing the only game in town all by herself."
R10: N S E A I E J N T
R11: A P E S I Y U R S
R12: D Y A E A D N E B
R13: I M E C U R G E L
R14: 50, 75, 6, 3, 7, 9. Target: 499.
R15: S Q U I D T O M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: O T I R E G M A G

Iain: MORTGAGE (8)
Steve: GREAT (5)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: B E T I R C E O S

Iain: recost
Steve: SCRIBE (6)
DC: COTERIES (8) BISECTOR (8)
OT: ESOTERIC (8)
Score: 8–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 4, 5, 5, 3, 3. Target: 555.

Iain: 560. (((4 x 5) + 3) x 25) - (5 x 3) (7)
Steve: 560. (((4 x 5) + 3) x 25) - (5 x 3) (7)
RR: 555. ((25 x 4) + 5 + 3 + 3) x 5 (10)
Score: 15–13 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: WEARKILTS -> STRAWLIKE

Round 4: N I U X N H E A Q

Iain: QUIN (4)
Steve: aquine
DC: QUEAN (5) HENNA (5) INANE (5) ANNEX (5)
OT: AUXIN (5) ENNUI (5) HEIAU (5) NEXIN (5) QUENA (5) QUINA (5) XENIA (5)
Score: 19–13 (max 31)

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

Iain: WADERS (6)
Steve: WEIRDOS (7)
DC: RADIOISE (8)
Score: 19–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 100, 2, 3, 5, 10. Target: 659.

Iain: 660. ((10 + 3) x 50) + (2 x 5) (7)
Steve: 660. (3 x 2 x 100) + 50 + 10 (7)
RR: 659. ((10 + 2) x (50 - 3)) + 100 - 5 (10)
Score: 26–27 (max 49)

Jeremy talks about going to China when the Queen visited in 1986, and having to fill in the time by describing every variety of Chinese tea!

Round 7: N O M I K A P F O

Iain: AMINO (5)
Steve: AMINO (5)
DC: KIMONO (6)
OT: MOPANI (6)
Score: 31–32 (max 55)

Round 8: D R E I O A D C L

Iain: record
Steve: DOCILE (6)
DC: RAIDED (6) RADIOED (7) RADICLE (7)
OT: CALORIE (7) CARIOLE (7) CLADODE (7) CODDLER (7) CORDIAL (7) CRADLED (7) DARIOLE (7) LORICAE (7) RADICEL (7) RADIOLE (7) REDCOAL (7) ROADIED (7)
Score: 31–38 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 6, 4, 9, 10, 2. Target: 294.

Iain: 294. (4 x 75) - 6 (10)
Steve: 294. (4 x 75) - 6 (10)
Score: 41–48 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: RAISETOIL -> SOLITAIRE

Round 10: N S E A I E J N T

Iain: SENATE (6)
Steve: TENNIS (6)
DC: JENNIES (7)
OT: INTENSE (7) JENNETS (7) NANITES (7) NANTEES (7) NANTIES (7) NEATENS (7) TAJINES (7) TANNIES (7) TENNIES (7)
Score: 47–54 (max 79)

Round 11: A P E S I Y U R S

Iain: misdeclared 7
Steve: PURSES (6)
DC: PAUSERS (7) UPRAISES (8)
Score: 47–60 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "rifled" and "ransacked".

Round 12: D Y A E A D N E B

Iain: BANDED (6)
Steve: BANDED (6)
OT: ABANDED (7)
Score: 53–66 (max 94)

Round 13: I M E C U R G E L

Iain: CURIE (5)
Steve: GRIME (5)
DC: REGIME (6) UGLIER (6)
OT: MUCIGEL (7) RECUEIL (7) REMICLE (7)
Score: 58–71 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 75, 6, 3, 7, 9. Target: 499.

Iain: 500. (7 - 3) x (75 + 50) (7)
Steve: 500. (3 + 7) x 50 (7)
RR: 499. (75 x 6) + 50 - (3 + 7 - 9) (10)
Score: 65–78 (max 111)

Round 15: S Q U I D T O M E

Iain buzzes on 3 seconds to say MISQUOTED which is correct.
Final Score: 75–78 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Iain:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 3

Steve:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
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