Saturday, 28 January 2012

Weekly summary: Episodes 366 to 370

It's been a week of decent-to-good letter solving, but with some careless misses on the numbers.  I solved five of the six conundrums within time (Tuesday had two of them), although I was just beaten by a contestant on one of them.  My totals this week were a little lower than they might have been, with contestants three times finding eight-letter words to beat me in those rounds.  It's been a week with some great finds!

David + Lily7677748873

Maurie missed out on his chance to make the (current) top eight, and there was a fair amount of turnover in the champions this week.  Once again, there's no change to the finals rankings.

Sam Gaffney518162676455380
Kerin White555646636551336
Toby Baldwin594854434844296
Shaun Ellis435638594044280
Daniel Chua445956533652300
Sebastian Ham3949584045
Geoff Bailey55646563

Nick Terry71465535


The vowel mix this week was much better than the last one, although the contestants did not always exercise the best judgement as to how to go (from the point of view of making longer words possible).  David did get a full monty at last, two weeks after his last one, but there was the potential for more with different choices of that final letter.

Full Monties

Missed Full Monties

Tough Numbers

Impossible Numbers


Each of the contestants this week averaged over 30, which I think is the first time that has happened. Contestants averaging over 30 points a game:

Sam Gaffney380663.33
Geoff Bailey247461.75
Jimmy Driscoll61161.00
Leanne Cox57157.00
Ryan Sutton57157.00
Kerin White336656.00
Nick Terry217454.25
Geraldine Yam52152.00
Tim Clay51151.00
Peter Crop152350.67
Daniel Chua300650.00
Lainie Mercieca99249.50
Toby Baldwin296649.33
Susan Pickett97248.50
Matt Williams48148.00
Natasha Podesser47147.00
Shaun Ellis280646.67
Brett Edwards139346.33
Sebastian Ham231546.20
Brian McEvoy46146.00
Michael Nichols90245.00
Karla Treves90245.00
Sandy Clarke45145.00
James Godfrey45145.00
Trevor Armstrong178444.50
Megan Marks133344.33
Maurie Williams176444.00
Colin Shnier44*1*44.00
Nick Compton44144.00
Mark Arnold87243.50
John Day42142.00
John O'Connor125341.67
Nathan Dixon41141.00
Nick Mann41141.00
David Bradley77238.50
Alex van der Kooij153438.25
Adrian Lonigro38138.00
Richelle Patrick38138.00
Colin Jones111337.00
Cherie Brody37137.00
Chris Miller37137.00
Ann Vasconcelos73236.50
Ilona Coote36136.00
Angie Pearce71235.50
Kane Gross34134.00
Paul Merry67233.50
Duncan Butler33133.00
Mitchell Fly33133.00
Cameron Tyson33133.00
Hannah Marshall33133.00
Hiep Do98332.67
Susan Cumming32132.00
Sushma Garudadwajan62231.00
David Armstrong31131.00

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