Monday 23rd March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 58)

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Monday 23rd March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 58)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:57 am

Yet another octochamp so soon....., well, maybe.... :? :?:

Countdown recap for Monday 23 March 2020.

C1: Champion Phil Hulme (7 wins, 668 points.) A retired highways engineer from Middleton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Ewan Sturrock. A retail worker from Stirlingshire. He's a member of a quiz team, and takes part in a weekly quiz.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D R N U B E S A H
R02: P Q R I O N S E A
R03: 100, 10, 7, 4, 1, 4. Target: 162.
TTT: HETRAINED - "He trained too much and as a result, part of his body became this."
R04: Y T W O I G H E O
R05: N S Z I R A F I T
R06: 50, 100, 4, 4, 1, 6. Target: 139.
R07: N V S U T E R I P
R08: T D L A O N S E I
R09: 25, 9, 4, 4, 8, 3. Target: 870.
TTT: BARGEPOLE - "The unwealthy dog turns out to be a bit of a shark."
R10: R C M A O X S U I
R11: T L G O N E L A C
R12: Y T D O A E N M I
R13: R F R E P U D A E
R14: 100, 50, 6, 7, 3, 10. Target: 367.
R15: B L A C R H I N O (conundrum)


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Round 1: D R N U B E S A H

Phil: HUSBAND (7)
Ewan: HUSBAND (7)
DC: HUSBANDER (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: P Q R I O N S E A

Phil: PARISON (7)
Ewan: PERSONA (7)
OT: NISPERO (7) OPINERS (7) ORPINES (7) PERNIOS (7) PORINAS (7) PORNIES (7) PRASINE (7) PRONASE (7) SOAPIER (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 10, 7, 4, 1, 4. Target: 162.

Phil: 162. (7 x 10) + 100 - 4 - 4 (10)
Ewan: 162. Mistake in working.
Score: 24–14 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: HETRAINED -> HERNIATED

Round 4: Y T W O I G H E O

Phil: WEIGHTY (7)
Ewan: WEIGHTY (7)
Score: 31–21 (max 42)

Round 5: N S Z I R A F I T

Phil: RAISIN (6)
Ewan: TRAINS (6)
DC: STRAIN (6)
OT: AIFRINS (7)
Score: 37–27 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 100, 4, 4, 1, 6. Target: 139.

Phil: 139. 100 + 50 - (6 + 4) - 1 (10)
Ewan: 139. 100 + 50 - (6 + 4) - 1 (10)
Score: 47–37 (max 59)

Mark talks about his wife's chaotic skiing holiday in 1979, and how she recuperated by watching Des chiffres et des lettres, Countdown's parent.

Round 7: N V S U T E R I P

Phil: PUNTERS (7)
Ewan: INVERTS (7)
DC: TURNIPS (7) VENTURIS (8)
OT: PERUVINS (8) REPUNITS (8) UNPRIEST (8) UNRIVETS (8)
Score: 54–44 (max 67)

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

Phil: DELATIONS (18)
Ewan: INSOLE (6)
Score: 72–44 (max 85)

Round 9: 25, 9, 4, 4, 8, 3. Target: 870.

Phil: 870. (((8 x 4) + 3) x 25) - (9 - 4) (10)
Ewan: -
Score: 82–44 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: BARGEPOLE -> PORBEAGLE

Round 10: R C M A O X S U I

Phil: CARIOUS (7)
Ewan: SCRAM (5)
DC: AXIOMS (6)
OT: ACOURIS (7) ACRIOUS (7) CURIOSA (7) MUSCARI (7)
Score: 89–44 (max 102)

Round 11: T L G O N E L A C

Phil: COLLAGEN (8)
Ewan: CONGEAL (7)
DC: GELATO (6) COLLATE (7)
OT: OCTANGLE (8)
Score: 97–44 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more backronyms.

Round 12: Y T D O A E N M I

Phil: DOMINATE (8)
Ewan: MOANED (6)
DC: DYNAMITE (8)
OT: NEMATOID (8)
Score: 105–44 (max 118)

Round 13: R F R E P U D A E

Phil: PURRED (6)
Ewan: feuder
DC: PREFADER (8)
OT: UPREARED (8)
Score: 111–44 (max 126)

Round 14: 100, 50, 6, 7, 3, 10. Target: 367.

Phil: 367. (3 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 7 (10)
Ewan: 367. (3 x 100) + 50 + 10 + 7 (10)
Score: 121–54 (max 136)

Round 15: B L A C R H I N O

No one buzzes. The answer was BRONCHIAL.
Final Score: 121–54 (max 146)

Well, after so so many scores in the 90's, Phil scores a piledriver of a score with a brilliant 121 to finish his run :!: :!: :!: Such a shame, that that was his only century, as his performances merited many more...., and sort of because of that his octototal is only 789 points, which means he's currently at #4 on the leaderboard.

I would say, it'll be good to see him in the finals in the summer, but now that Coronavirus has kicked in, maybe we might have something like Series 54 happening again, and have an elongated series...., who knows :?: :?:

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 121
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Ewan:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

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