Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)

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Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:10 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4 July 2017.

C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (3 wins, 361 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire.
C2: Challenger Nick Knight. A management student from Walsall, West Midlands, but is currently studying at the University of Leeds. He also plans on joining the Army. He's a Thai boxer and had a fight in Thailand, but he unfortunately lost the match.
DC: Susie Dent and Greg Rusedski.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L S D A E O W E F
R02: O I O N T N T E S
R03: 75, 7, 8, 4, 2, 8. Target: 137.
TTT: MEANTHROB - "Why of course you're unable to hide your disgust"
R04: U A E P T L V H A
R05: P N B O I A Y E D
R06: 50, 25, 100, 4, 1, 8. Target: 558.
R07: B X M A I E R O T
R08: A O I D R S L E D
R09: 50, 4, 2, 1, 8, 6. Target: 751.
TTT: CLARITIES - "The answer to this is very accurate and true to life"
R10: O A E T S T S R A
R11: Z D Q O E I G E N
R12: A I E R L P M R T
R13: H M R U E I K S O
R14: 6, 2, 8, 7, 5, 10. Target: 492.
R15: D U M M I E S I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: L S D A E O W E F

Tom: WALDOES (7)
Nick: SEALED (6)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: O I O N T N T E S

Tom: TOONIES (7)
Nick: stoniest
DC: TENSION (7) TENNIS (6)
OT: TINSTONE (8) TONTINES (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 7, 8, 4, 2, 8. Target: 137.

Tom: 137. (75 x 2) - (8 + 7) + (8 / 4) (10)
Nick: 131.
Score: 24–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MEANTHROB -> ABHORMENT

Round 4: U A E P T L V H A

Tom: VALUE (5)
Nick: HALVE (5)
DC: UPHEAVAL (8)
Score: 29–5 (max 33)

Round 5: P N B O I A Y E D

Tom: PAINED (6)
Nick: pained (declared as 7)
DC: peabody
OT: BEDPAN (6) BEYOND (6) NOYADE (6) OPINED (6) PAEONY (6) PEDION (6) PINBOY (6) PONIED (6)
Score: 35–5 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 25, 100, 4, 1, 8. Target: 558.

Tom: 558. ((4 + 1) x 100) + 50 + 8 (10)
Nick: 558. ((4 + 1) x 100) + 50 + 8 (10)
Score: 45–15 (max 49)

Greg talks about the rise of Britain's number 1 female tennis player, Johanna Konta, as well as Britain's number 2 male, Kyle Edmund.

Round 7: B X M A I E R O T

Tom: BROMATE (7)
Nick: TIMBER (6)
Score: 52–15 (max 56)

Round 8: A O I D R S L E D

Tom: DARIOLES (8)
Nick: DERAILS (7)
DC: ROADSIDE (8)
OT: RADIOLES (8)
Score: 60–15 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 4, 2, 1, 8, 6. Target: 751.

Tom: 751. ((8 + 4 + (6 / 2)) x 50) + 1 (10)
Nick: 750.
Score: 70–15 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: CLARITIES -> REALISTIC

Round 10: O A E T S T S R A

Tom: AEROSTATS (18)
Nick: STATERS (7)
Score: 88–15 (max 92)

Round 11: Z D Q O E I G E N

Tom: DOZING (6)
Nick: DOZING (6)
DC: DINGO (5)
OT: GODIZE (6) ZINGED (6)
Score: 94–21 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tsar" and "kaiser".

Round 12: A I E R L P M R T

Tom: PALTRIER (8)
Nick: PLAITER (7)
OT: PRETRIAL (8) REIMPART (8) TRAMPLER (8)
Score: 102–21 (max 106)

Round 13: H M R U E I K S O

Tom: MOUSIER (7)
Nick: HOUSER (6)
DC: IRKSOME (7) SMOKER (6) HEROISM (7) MOREISH (7)
OT: HUMORISE (8)
Score: 109–21 (max 114)

Round 14: 6, 2, 8, 7, 5, 10. Target: 492.

Tom: 492. ((5 + 2) x 7 x 10) + 8 - 6 (10)
Nick: 493.
Score: 119–21 (max 124)

Round 15: D U M M I E S I N

Tom buzzes on 4.25 seconds to say IMMUNISED which is correct.
Final Score: 129–21 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 129
Raw score - 129
Total % of max - 96
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 8.6
Raw average score per round - 8.6
Number of maxes - 11 :D

Nick:
Total score - 21
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 16
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 1.4
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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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