Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

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Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:28 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 September 2017.

C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (2 wins, 219 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Ray Waddington. A retired HGV mechanic from Plymouth, Devon. He's a big Huddersfield Town, having originally come from Huddersfield, and like me, was busy celebrating their brilliant play-off final triumph over Reading back in May, which saw them go up to the Premier League, giving them top flight football for the first time in 45 years!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) (Interestingly, Ben was at the game too, but in the Reading end... :roll: :roll: )
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F U L G E T I S N
R02: R D T O A E D Y O
R03: 25, 75, 10, 9, 9, 7. Target: 649.
TTT: MERRYBOAT - "Thanks to this, the people on the boat knew they were in for a pleasant trip"
R04: H T N I A E V R N
R05: R O U P E N I J L
R06: 100, 4, 2, 5, 2, 3. Target: 956.
R07: N A O D L E R H I
R08: T D A C Z O I S W
R09: 100, 75, 25, 5, 7, 9. Target: 581.
TTT: DANCEGOAL - "There may be two sides to every story, but there are ten to this"
R10: S L P A E U T S M
R11: R A P I O G F P A
R12: R S M I U E R T S
R13: L I A T E C G U S
R14: 100, 3, 7, 9, 4, 8. Target: 243.
R15: H I T M O N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: F U L G E T I S N

Ben: FLUTING (7)
Ray: FLUTING (7)
DC: UGLIEST (7) FUGLIEST (8)
OT: FLUTINGS (8) LINGUETS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R D T O A E D Y O

Ben: ROOTED (6)
Ray: ADORED (6)
DC: DEODAR (6) TOADY (5)
OT: DARTED (6) DOORED (6) DORADO (6) DOTARD (6) ORATED (6) OTRYAD (6) ROADED (6) ROADEO (6) TRADED (6) TRADEY (6) YARDED (6)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 10, 9, 9, 7. Target: 649.

Ben: 649. (9 x 75) - 25 - (10 - 9) (10)
Ray: -
Score: 23–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MERRYBOAT -> BAROMETRY

Round 4: H T N I A E V R N

Ben: THRIVE (6)
Ray: TAVERN (6)
DC: VAINER (6) INEARTH (7)
OT: ENTRAIN (7) HAIRNET (7) THERIAN (7) THINNER (7) THRIVEN (7) TRANNIE (7) VINTNER (7)
Score: 29–19 (max 31)

Round 5: R O U P E N I J L

Ben: LUPINE (6)
Ray: JUNIPER (7)
DC: OPINE (5) NEUROPIL (8)
Score: 29–26 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 4, 2, 5, 2, 3. Target: 956.

Ben: 956. Mistake in working.
Ray: -
RR: 956. (((100 - 4) x 5) - 2) x 2 (10)
Score: 29–26 (max 49)

Janet talks about the importance of play.

Round 7: N A O D L E R H I

Ben: airhole
Ray: HANDIER (7)
DC: HANDLER (7) HODIERNAL (18)
Score: 29–33 (max 67)

Round 8: T D A C Z O I S W

Ben: WAIST (5)
Ray: DACOITS (7)
DC: ZODIACS (7)
Score: 29–40 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 75, 25, 5, 7, 9. Target: 581.

Ben: 582. (5 x 100) + 75 + 7 (7)
Ray: 582. (5 x 100) + 75 + 7 (7)
RR: 581. ((100 / 25) + 9 - 5 + 75) x 7 (10)
Score: 36–47 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: DANCEGOAL -> DECAGONAL

Round 10: S L P A E U T S M

Ben: STAPLES (7)
Ray: SAMPLES (7)
DC: PULSATE (7) PULSATES (8)
Score: 43–54 (max 92)

Round 11: R A P I O G F P A

Ben: GRAPPA (6)
Ray: PAIR (4)
OT: APORIA (6) OPGAAF (6)
Score: 49–54 (max 98)

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

Round 12: R S M I U E R T S

Ben: surmiser
Ray: MUSTERS (7)
DC: MUSTER (6) MUSTIER (7) RUSTIER (7) MISUSER (7)
OT: MISTERS (7) MUSSITE (7) RETRIMS (7) RUSTRES (7) SISTRUM (7) SMITERS (7) STUMERS (7) SURMISE (7) TRIMERS (7) TRISMUS (7) TRUISMS (7) TRUSSER (7)
Score: 49–61 (max 105)

Round 13: L I A T E C G U S

Ben: LACIEST (7)
Ray: LIGATES (7)
DC: ELASTIC (7) CAGIEST (7)
OT: AGEUSIC (7) ALGESIC (7) ALGETIC (7) CLUIEST (7) LATICES (7) SCUTAGE (7) SULCATE (7) UGLIEST (7)
Score: 56–68 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 3, 7, 9, 4, 8. Target: 243.

Ben: 243. (100 - (8 + 4 + 7)) x 3 (10)
Ray: 244.
Score: 66–68 (max 122)

Round 15: H I T M O N G E R

Ben buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say MOTHERING which is correct.
Final Score: 76–68 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Ben:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

Ray:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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