Monday, 10 September 2012

Weekly summary: Episodes 41 to 45

I had a bit of a topsy-turvy time this week, with quite a variation in the scores and my first invalid word for over thirty games.  That was a particular shame as it cost me a tie with David and Lily, in a game I had otherwise played reasonably well on.  The week featured three pretty good contestants, any of whom could have gone quite far if not for running up against the others.

David + Lily7588788878
Me (solo)6887718472

Ian See very briefly appeared in the finals rankings, only to be knocked out again by James Weatherhead.  There's currently a very noticeable gap between the top five contestants and the next three.

Andrew Fisher956364676759415
Naween Fernando736064946456411
David Jones636350615553346
Chris Scholten-Smith454748473840265
Kashi Ross484634414532246
Aaron Tyrrell51356118165
James Weatherhead635447164
Sudesh Piyatissa375734128

There were three full monties on offer this week, but one of them was only found by Sam Gaffney.  (It seems plausibly common enough for it to show up again, so I may get another chance some day).  Not that much action in the numbers, although I managed to get myself tangled up in some of them; Lily skilfully avoided such issues.

Full Monties112
Missed Full Monties11
Tough Numbers0
Impossible Numbers

As I mentioned above, I got myself in troubles in the numbers toward the end of the week, and that reflects in some dropped maxima.  The invalid word on Monday was a careless oversight, but it was Wednesday where I really showed some problems, missing many maxima on the letters.  Most other days were pretty good, though, and I did get all the conundrums within regulation time; twice contestants beat me to them, though.

Maximums: L34143
Invalid: L1----

Contestants sorted by average score (notice that James Weatherhead and Angus Kidman still rank in the top six on this list; their eliminations this week were a bit unfortunate):

Andrew Fisher415669.17
Naween Fernando411668.50
David Jones346657.67
Esther Perrins*55155.00
James Weatherhead164354.67
Angus Kidman103251.50
Rob York94247.00
Pravin Dullur45145.00
Chris Scholten-Smith265644.17
Geoff Heard88244.00
Sudesh Piyatissa128342.67
Aaron Tyrell165441.25
Kashi Ross246641.00
Tanya Ithier41141.00
Kiao Inthavong39139.00
Jonathan Scarlett39139.00
Chaitanya Rao38138.00
Ian See113337.67
Jason Stockdale37137.00
Rob Mould70235.00
Lara Cassar35135.00
Andrew Patterson35135.00
Beckett Rozentals34134.00
Elaine Miles33133.00
Jenny Blair33133.00
Alexis Harley32132.00
James Pho32132.00
Erez Gordon31131.00
Ben Strate30130.00
Alan Stewart29129.00
Adib Surani29129.00
Stephen Farrelly86328.67
Michael Clark28128.00
Helen Robinson27127.00
Michael Gin25125.00
Les Ramsay25125.00
Brian Lynch24124.00
Stavroula Nicholls24124.00
Robin Wedd24124.00
Jane Cleary23123.00
Brendan Murphy22122.00
Jim Bailey21121.00
Daniel Pratt21121.00
Nick Taubert19119.00
Arthur Barrs17117.00
Carol Campbell17117.00
Dawn Tuftan15115.00
Frances Weinberg10110.00
Paul Hughes616.00
Andrew Bullen515.00

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