Saturday, 7 April 2012

Weekly summary: Episodes 416 to 420

This week also started well; the invalid words that I tried were both reasonable stretches for longer, rather than simple mistakes, and I had the best alternatives written down.  So I'd found all optimal answers for the main rounds on the Monday, and if I'd not risked the invalid word on Tuesday would have been just a point behind David and Lily on solo aggregate for that day.  Wednesday saw me find a full monty that eluded David, which is a decidedly rare moment to cherish (I think the only other occasion was INDURATES from episode 365).

On Thursday I made a mess of one numbers round but was otherwise in excellent form; David found a very good full monty to make the difference look large, but it was only two rounds of difference.  And then Friday... was somewhat disappointing, including actually declaring an invalid answer to a numbers round -- something which I had been hoping to avoid doing this series.  Once again that backwards slide at the end of the week; maybe next week I can avoid it.

David + Lily7867778479
Me (solo)6159736953

Ben dominated this week, and looks quite likely to be the third retiring champion of the series.

Norm Do676258615962369
Ann Russell404846624947292
Ben Fisher*5553634260273
Margaret Zimmer383752127
Louise Broadbent613899
Craig Hill454085

David found one full monty this week, and I found another, but a third eluded us both.

Full Monties11
Missed Full Monties
Tough Numbers11
Impossible Numbers1

This week started out really well, but Friday had a very noticeable drop.  I only managed to solve two of the conundrums this week; they were fairly fast solves, but I'd like to solve more of them.

Maximums: L42331
Invalid: L11---

Contestants sorted by average score:

Norm Do369661.50
Ben Fisher*273554.60
Louise Broadbent99249.50
Ann Russell292648.67
Diana Greenslade43143.00
Margaret Zimmer127342.67
Craig Hill85242.50
Gavin Griffith40140.00
James Cooper35135.00
Philip Scambler35135.00
Donald Piggott-McKellar34134.00
Peter Ghalayini30130.00
Scott Morrow30130.00
Marc Lissner26126.00
Ian Wanless26126.00
Zaid Abbas24124.00
Kylie Alexander21121.00
Cassie Palmer20120.00
John Morris16116.00
Casey Duggan13113.00
Vishal Gandhi10110.00
Patrick Johns10110.00
Hans Pieterse616.00

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