Wednesday 5th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 3)

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Wednesday 5th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 3)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 July 2017.

C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (4 wins, 490 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire.
C2: Challenger Rob Spereall. A student from Darlington, County Durham, but is currently studying Religion at Carmarthen University. He went to Uganda in 2012 & 2014 to help build a school with a local church group, then taught at the school he helped to build.
DC: Susie Dent and Greg Rusedski.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P T R E I U K E F
R02: X S T I E P T A N
R03: 25, 9, 10, 4, 9, 6. Target: 825.
TTT: GETTENDER - "Discourage the man from using the washing powder"
R04: J S I R L O A V E
R05: D T M A O U R O M
R06: 25, 75, 2, 2, 3, 1. Target: 728.
R07: W T R U I E D I P
R08: D S D E A E R N A
R09: 50, 1, 8, 8, 3, 9. Target: 999.
TTT: ELVISTUBE - "There's plenty of room inside if you move down here"
R10: G C E A O S P G T
R11: S L H E O I S E D
R12: B L A E V L B O N
R13: T N R E A U S I A
R14: 100, 25, 7, 1, 3, 7. Target: 496.
R15: F E E D C I V E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: P T R E I U K E F

Tom: REFUTE (6)
Rob: repike
OT: PERUKE (6) PREFET (6) PUKIER (6) REPUTE (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: X S T I E P T A N

Tom: PANTIES (7)
Rob: PANTIES (7)
DC: PATIENTS (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 9, 10, 4, 9, 6. Target: 825.

Tom: 825. ((4 x 9) - (9 - 6)) x 25 (10)
Rob: 825. ((10 x 4) - 6 - (9 / 9)) x 25 (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GETTENDER -> DETERGENT

Round 4: J S I R L O A V E

Tom: VARIOLES (8)
Rob: loavers
OT: OVERSAIL (8) VALORISE (8) VOLARIES (8)
Score: 31–17 (max 32)

Round 5: D T M A O U R O M

Tom: MARMOT (6)
Rob: DOORMAT (7)
OT: MUDROOM (7)
Score: 31–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 75, 2, 2, 3, 1. Target: 728.

Tom: 730. (((75 x 2) + 1) x (3 + 2)) - 25 (7)
Rob: -
OT: 728. ((25 + 2) x ((75 / 3) + 2)) - 1 (10)
Score: 38–24 (max 49)

Greg talks about how he started in tennis.

Round 7: W T R U I E D I P

Tom: PUTRID (6)
Rob: TRIED (5)
OT: RIPTIDE (7)
Score: 44–24 (max 56)

Round 8: D S D E A E R N A

Tom: ENDEARS (7)
Rob: REDDENS (7)
DC: DEADENS (7)
OT: DANDERS (7)
Score: 51–31 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 1, 8, 8, 3, 9. Target: 999.

Tom: 1000.
Rob: 999. ((9 + 3 + 8) x 50) - 1 (10)
Score: 51–41 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: ELVISTUBE -> VESTIBULE

Round 10: G C E A O S P G T

Tom: POSTAGE (7)
Rob: SPACE (5)
DC: POTAGES (7)
OT: CAPOTES (7) GEOTAGS (7) TOECAPS (7)
Score: 58–41 (max 80)

Round 11: S L H E O I S E D

Tom: SHIELDS (7)
Rob: OILSEED (7)
DC: SLOSHED (7)
OT: DIESELS (7) ISOHELS (7) SEIDELS (7)
Score: 65–48 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "weaving" and its connection to Athena and Ariadne.

Round 12: B L A E V L B O N

Tom: LOVABLE (7)
Rob: LOVABLE (7)
DC: BALLON (6)
OT: NOVELLA (7)
Score: 72–55 (max 94)

Round 13: T N R E A U S I A

Tom: TRAINEAUS (18)
Rob: STAINER (7)
Score: 90–55 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 25, 7, 1, 3, 7. Target: 496.

Tom: 496. ((100 - 25 - 3) x 7) - 7 - 1 (10)
Rob: 493.
Score: 100–55 (max 122)

Round 15: F E E D C I V E T

Tom buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say DEFECTIVE which is correct.
Final Score: 110–55 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 123
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 8.2
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Rob:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

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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