Tuesday 11th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 7)

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Tuesday 11th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 7)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:30 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 July 2017.

C1: Challenger Luke Parker. A health food store supervisor from Leek, Staffordshire.
C2: Challenger Laura Marsh. A digital insight analyst from Wroughton, Wiltshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S U M O E B S N I
R02: T P T A E I R D Y
R03: 25, 100, 5, 3, 5, 6. Target: 936.
TTT: ISNTCRIME - "It isn't a crime, it's just wholesale stupidity"
R04: N D O A R M U I S
R05: N E A O W P M S U
R06: 75, 50, 10, 6, 9, 7. Target: 307.
R07: R T I O E L G T O
R08: S D N A E S L A P
R09: 100, 75, 2, 10, 5, 7. Target: 501.
TTT: STARTGAME - "Before the start of the game, you'll probably want to have a plan in place"
R10: S H E I D L S E T
R11: V L R A I O T D R
R12: L F C E U O S N F
R13: N T E A E H D N I
R14: 25, 50, 3, 5, 10, 4. Target: 747.
R15: R I F T S U I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S U M O E B S N I

Luke: SUMOS (5)
Laura: bussom
DC: NIMBUSES (8)
OT: OMNIBUSES (18)
Score: 5–0 (max 18)

Round 2: T P T A E I R D Y

Luke: TAPED (5)
Laura: PATTER (6)
DC: DIETARY (7) PIRATED (7)
OT: PEDIATRY (8)
Score: 5–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 100, 5, 3, 5, 6. Target: 936.

Luke: 935. ((6 + 3) x 100) + 25 + 5 + 5 (7)
Laura: 931.
RR: 936. (((25 - 5) / 5) + 100) x (6 + 3) (10)
Score: 12–6 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ISNTCRIME -> CRETINISM

Round 4: N D O A R M U I S

Luke: RAINS (5)
Laura: DRAINS (6)
DC: DINOSAUR (8)
OT: MAINOURS (8) MAROUDIS (8) MORINDAS (8) MUDARINS (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 44)

Round 5: N E A O W P M S U

Luke: PAWNS (5)
Laura: misdeclared 6
DC: WEAPONS (7) SPUMONE (7)
OT: MOPANES (7) PNEUMAS (7) POSAUNE (7)
Score: 17–12 (max 51)

Round 6: 75, 50, 10, 6, 9, 7. Target: 307.

Luke: 307. (50 x 6) + 7 (10)
Laura: 307. (50 x 6) + 7 (10)
Score: 27–22 (max 61)

Suzannah talks about "great mistakes" in history.

Round 7: R T I O E L G T O

Luke: gloot
Laura: GLITTER (7)
DC: LITTER (6) TOILET (6)
OT: RIGOLET (7) ROOTLET (7) TRIOLET (7)
Score: 27–29 (max 68)

Round 8: S D N A E S L A P

Luke: slanes
Laura: PASSED (6)
DC: SANDALS (7)
OT: NAPLESS (7) PALASES (7) PANDALS (7) PANELAS (7) PASSADE (7) PLAASES (7) SALADES (7)
Score: 27–35 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 75, 2, 10, 5, 7. Target: 501.

Luke: 502.
Laura: 501. (100 x 5) + 10 - 7 - 2 (10)
Score: 27–45 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: STARTGAME -> STRATAGEM

Round 10: S H E I D L S E T

Luke: SHIELDS (7)
Laura: SHIELDS (7)
DC: DESIST (6)
OT: SHEITELS (8) SHELTIES (8) TIDELESS (8)
Score: 34–52 (max 93)

Round 11: V L R A I O T D R

Luke: radiator
Laura: trailor
DC: DILATOR (7)
OT: ROTALID (7)
Score: 34–52 (max 100)

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

Round 12: L F C E U O S N F

Luke: FUELS (5)
Laura: CLONES (6)
DC: FLOUNCES (8) CONFUSE (7) SCUFFLE (7)
Score: 34–58 (max 108)

Round 13: N T E A E H D N I

Luke: headen
Laura: THINNED (7)
DC: NETHEAD (7)
OT: ADENINE (7) DENTINE (7) HEADTIE (7) HENNAED (7)
Score: 34–65 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 50, 3, 5, 10, 4. Target: 747.

Luke: 740.
Laura: 747. ((5 + 10) x 50) - 3 (10)
Score: 34–75 (max 125)

Round 15: R I F T S U I T E

No one buzzes. The answer was FRUITIEST.
Final Score: 34–75 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Luke:
Total score - 34
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 25
Raw % of max - 45
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 1

Laura:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

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