Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)

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Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Welcome to the first preliminary of Series 77. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 3 July 2017.

C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (2 wins, 243 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire.
C2: Challenger Carmel O'Brien. From Ballingarry, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Her favourite place in the world are Slievenamon, a hill in South Tipperary, where the Irish legend Finn MacCool had a part in the naming of it....
DC: Susie Dent and Greg Rusedski.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H S L E A U S A R
R02: P M L E A I D T E
R03: 25, 9, 5, 2, 8, 6. Target: 667.
TTT: ITINYBEER - "I had only one tiny beer, but it was the wine that caused this"
R04: R F R A U E W P A
R05: M L C O E A D I R
R06: 75, 4, 10, 6, 3, 6. Target: 740.
R07: N S T U A O M A E
R08: L T N I U A K R O
R09: 50, 8, 1, 7, 4, 2. Target: 428.
TTT: ISTHEMAIN - "This is the main reason you're sneezing so often, you need your auntie"
R10: X S G E A E N B I
R11: L Q M E I E W O D
R12: I O I T R T E S G
R13: R T D O I O T E N
R14: 50, 8, 8, 9, 7, 6. Target: 944.
R15: I T S T E N N I S (conundrum)


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Round 1: H S L E A U S A R

Tom: HAULERS (7)
Carmel: ASSURE (6)
DC: LASHERS (7)
OT: RESSALAH (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P M L E A I D T E

Tom: EPILATED (8)
Carmel: PLEATED (7)
DC: MEDIATE (7)
OT: DEPILATE (8) MALIPEDE (8) PIMELATE (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 9, 5, 2, 8, 6. Target: 667.

Tom: 667. ((6 / 2) x 9 x 25) - 8 (10)
Carmel: 664.
Score: 25–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ITINYBEER -> INEBRIETY

Round 4: R F R A U E W P A

Tom: WARFARE (7)
Carmel: WARFARE (7)
Score: 32–7 (max 33)

Round 5: M L C O E A D I R

Tom: MACROLIDE (18)
Carmel: RECLAIM (7)
DC: MIRACLED (8)
Score: 50–7 (max 51)

Round 6: 75, 4, 10, 6, 3, 6. Target: 740.

Tom: 740. (75 - (4 - 3)) x 10 (10)
Carmel: 740. (10 x 75) - 4 - 6 (10)
Score: 60–17 (max 61)

Greg talks about his first time playing at Wimbledon.

Round 7: N S T U A O M A E

Tom: SEAMOUNT (8)
Carmel: MOUNTS (6)
OT: MANTEAUS (8)
Score: 68–17 (max 69)

Round 8: L T N I U A K R O

Tom: URANOTIL (8)
Carmel: altro (declared as 6, and wrong anyway...)
DC: OUTRANK (7)
OT: ALITRUNK (8)
Score: 76–17 (max 77)

Round 9: 50, 8, 1, 7, 4, 2. Target: 428.

Tom: 428. (50 x 8) + (7 x 4) (10)
Carmel: 428. (50 x 8) + (7 x 4) (10)
Score: 86–27 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: ISTHEMAIN -> HISTAMINE

Round 10: X S G E A E N B I

Tom: BEANIES (7)
Carmel: BEGINS (6)
Score: 93–27 (max 94)

Round 11: L Q M E I E W O D

Tom: MILDEW (6)
Carmel: WIELD (5)
DC: MEOWED (6)
OT: MELOID (6) MEWLED (6) MOILED (6) MOWDIE (6)
Score: 99–27 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "screw" in prison slang.

Round 12: I O I T R T E S G

Tom: GORIEST (7)
Carmel: TRITE (5)
DC: GOITRES (7)
OT: EGOTIST (7) GIRTEST (7) TOITIES (7) TORTIES (7)
Score: 106–27 (max 107)

Round 13: R T D O I O T E N

Tom: DOTTIER (7)
Carmel: NOTED (5)
DC: TRIDENT (7)
OT: NITTOED (7) NORDITE (7) RIDOTTO (7) TORTONI (7) TRITONE (7)
Score: 113–27 (max 114)

Round 14: 50, 8, 8, 9, 7, 6. Target: 944.

Tom: 950. (((8 - 6) x 9) + 8 - 7) x 50 (5)
Carmel: -
RR: 944. ((9 + 8) x (50 + 6)) - 8 (10)
Score: 118–27 (max 124)

Round 15: I T S T E N N I S

Carmel buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say INSISTENT which is correct.
Final Score: 118–37 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 118
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 12 :shock: :o 8-)

Carmel:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 28
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 6.1
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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