Thursday 6th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 4)

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Thursday 6th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 4)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:26 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 6 July 2017.

C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (5 wins, 600 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire.
C2: Challenger Al Harris. A secondary school maths teacher from Coventry, Warwickshire. He got married last year and spent his honeymoon with Mickey Mouse and friends in DisneyWorld Florida.
DC: Susie Dent and Greg Rusedski.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T Y E I U D I U
R02: E I E S N G L S U
R03: 50, 3, 4, 5, 3, 1. Target: 187.
TTT: FACEPERIL - "You'll certainly face peril if you get too close to this"
R04: A E I X S T P L V
R05: N R S E U A N I S
R06: 100, 10, 2, 5, 9, 7. Target: 809.
R07: W N H O E A L O Q
R08: E A I T S H T P T
R09: 100, 3, 6, 5, 2, 5. Target: 448.
TTT: BEERINLAD - "The lad couldn't get the beers in, he was living on this"
R10: A O A I R B R T L
R11: V S C O A E L I T
R12: E U E R F G S P T
R13: F D L O I O B I S
R14: 25, 100, 75, 50, 8, 9. Target: 474.
R15: O R G A N N I S M (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T Y E I U D I U

Tom: TIDIER (6)
Al: dietry
DC: RUDITY (6)
OT: REDUIT (6) RUDITE (6) RUDYTE (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: E I E S N G L S U

Tom: UGLINESS (8)
Al: SINGLES (7)
DC: GENIUSES (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 3, 4, 5, 3, 1. Target: 187.

Tom: 187. ((50 - 3) x 4) - 1 (10)
Al: 187. (50 x 4) - (3 x 5) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FACEPERIL -> FIREPLACE

Round 4: A E I X S T P L V

Tom: PLAITS (6)
Al: STAPLE (6)
DC: TALIPES (7)
OT: ALPISTE (7) ALVITES (7) APLITES (7) PLATIES (7)
Score: 30–16 (max 31)

Round 5: N R S E U A N I S

Tom: SUNNIER (7)
Al: INSANE (6)
DC: INSURES (7) SUNNIES (7)
OT: SENARIUS (8)
Score: 37–16 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 10, 2, 5, 9, 7. Target: 809.

Tom: 809. ((10 - 2) x 100) + 9 (10)
Al: 809. ((10 - 2) x 100) + 9 (10)
Score: 47–26 (max 49)

Greg talks about reaching the 1997 US Open final against Pat Rafter.

Round 7: W N H O E A L O Q

Tom: WHOLE (5)
Al: woolen
DC: WHALE (5)
OT: ONEHOW (6)
Score: 52–26 (max 55)

Round 8: E A I T S H T P T

Tom: ATHEIST (7)
Al: PATTIES (7)
DC: APESHIT (7) :lol: :lol:
OT: ETATIST (7) PATTEST (7) PETTAHS (7) PETTISH (7) PHATEST (7) STAITHE (7) TATTIES (7)
Score: 59–33 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 3, 6, 5, 2, 5. Target: 448.

Tom: 448. Mistake in working.
Al: 448. ((6 x 2) + 100) x ((5 / 5) + 3) (10)
Score: 59–43 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: BEERINLAD -> BREADLINE

Round 10: A O A I R B R T L

Tom: ORBITAL (7)
Al: TAILOR (6)
DC: AIRBOAT (7)
OT: ARABITOL (8) ARBITRAL (8) RABIATOR (8)
Score: 66–43 (max 80)

Round 11: V S C O A E L I T

Tom: VOCALIST (8)
Al: COALITES (8)
OT: LOCATIVES (18)
Score: 74–51 (max 98)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the phrase, "fiddle while Rome burned".

Round 12: E U E R F G S P T

Tom: REFUGES (7)
Al: SURGE (5)
DC: GESTURE (7) REFUTES (7)
OT: PERFUSE (7) PERTUSE (7) PREFETS (7) PUGREES (7) PURGEES (7) REPUTES (7)
Score: 81–51 (max 105)

Round 13: F D L O I O B I S

Tom: FOLIOS (6)
Al: BOILS (5)
DC: LIBIDOS (7)
Score: 87–51 (max 112)

Round 14: 25, 100, 75, 50, 8, 9. Target: 474.

Tom: 474. (50 x 9) + ((75 / 25) x 8) (10)
Al: 475.
Score: 97–51 (max 122)

Round 15: O R G A N N I S M

Al buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say "No", which is incorrect. :P
Tom buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say RANSOMING which is correct.
Final Score: 107–51 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 8

Al:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
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