Monday 30th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 63)

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Monday 30th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 63)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:26 am

Well, this is the first show actually filmed in 2020, and there's certainly a new arrival in the offing... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 30 March 2020.

C1: Champion Faye Montgomery (2 wins, 174 points.) A financial accounting manager from Solihull, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger Dave Priestley. An IT consultant from the Wirral. He used to work for a furniture company, specifically telling people when their furniture was due to arrive.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley, plus a little cameo at the start from Pasha and their new arrival, little Maven Aria. :D :D :D 🥰🥰🥰
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D S I E O N R T
R02: F R G A U I S B S
R03: 100, 10, 4, 6, 9, 8. Target: 900.
TTT: SELECTAID - "She selected a 30 degree wash programme to aid with the handling of these."
R04: M R P A O I E H L
R05: N G Z U A D F E S
R06: 50, 100, 5, 7, 4, 8. Target: 311.
R07: T C L I O U T D S
R08: W G D I A E S N O
R09: 75, 4, 5, 10, 3, 6. Target: 426.
TTT: SOURSWHEN - "The atmosphere of the picnic sours when they get caught in this."
R10: M T P E U N I A T
R11: N R J E O I C S N
R12: R E T D Y A R U C
R13: T S V I O M A E T
R14: 50, 100, 5, 3, 9, 6. Target: 545.
R15: G R O C E R I N N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D S I E O N R T

Faye: SPRINTED (8)
Dave: SNIPER (6)
DC: PRIDES (6) POINTERS (8) PROTEINS (8)
OT: DRIPSTONE (18) REDPOINTS (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: F R G A U I S B S

Faye: GRABS (5)
Dave: GRASS (5)
DC: SUGARS (6) FIGURA (6) figuras
OT: AIRBUS (6) BURSAS (6) RUBAIS (6)
Score: 13–5 (max 24)

Round 3: 100, 10, 4, 6, 9, 8. Target: 900.

Faye: 900. 9 x 100 (10)
Dave: 900. 9 x 100 (10)
Score: 23–15 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: SELECTAID -> DELICATES

Round 4: M R P A O I E H L

Faye: HAMPER (6)
Dave: HOLIER (6)
DC: PROEMIAL (8)
OT: EMPORIAL (8)
Score: 29–21 (max 42)

Round 5: N G Z U A D F E S

Faye: unfades
Dave: unfades
DC: UNFAZED (7) FANGS (5) FUDGES (6) SNAFUED (7)
OT: AUGENDS (7) DEFANGS (7)
Score: 29–21 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 100, 5, 7, 4, 8. Target: 311.

Faye: 311. ((8 - 5) x 100) + 7 + 4 (10)
Dave: 311. ((8 - 5) x 100) + 7 + 4 (10)
Score: 39–31 (max 59)

Richard talks about his new career as an agony uncle.

Round 7: T C L I O U T D S

Faye: CLOUDS (6)
Dave: TOUTS (5)
DC: CLOUTS (6)
OT: LOCUSTID (8)
Score: 45–31 (max 67)

Round 8: W G D I A E S N O

Faye: SEWING (6)
Dave: SEWING (6)
DC: DIAGNOSE (8) AGONISED (8) WIDGEONS (8)
OT: WENDIGOS (8) WOADINGS (8)
Score: 51–37 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 4, 5, 10, 3, 6. Target: 426.

Faye: 426. (75 - 4) x 6 (10)
Dave: 425.
Score: 61–37 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: SOURSWHEN -> SUNSHOWER

Round 10: M T P E U N I A T

Faye: PIEMAN (6)
Dave: MUTATE (6)
DC: UNITE (5) PETUNIA (7) PATIENT (7) TAPETUM (7)
OT: EMPTAIN (7) NAPTIME (7) NUTMEAT (7) PINETUM (7) PUTAMEN (7)
Score: 67–43 (max 92)

Round 11: N R J E O I C S N

Faye: JOINERS (7)
Dave: JOINERS (7)
DC: REJOINS (7)
OT: COINERS (7) CONNIES (7) CRONIES (7) ENJOINS (7) NEONICS (7) RECOINS (7) RINCONS (7)
Score: 74–50 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "shoes".

Round 12: R E T D Y A R U C

Faye: CURATED (7)
Dave: CURATED (7)
DC: DARTER (6) TRADUCER (8)
Score: 81–57 (max 107)

Round 13: T S V I O M A E T

Faye: MOTIVATES (18)
Dave: MATTIES (7)
DC: MOATS (5)
Score: 99–57 (max 125)

Round 14: 50, 100, 5, 3, 9, 6. Target: 545.

Faye: 545. (100 + 9) x 5 (10)
Dave: 545. (100 + 9) x 5 (10)
Score: 109–67 (max 135)

Round 15: G R O C E R I N N

Faye buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say "No, I haven't got it", which is incorrect.
Dave buzzes on 3.75 seconds to say CORNERING which is correct.
Final Score: 109–77 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Faye:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 6

Dave:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
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