Wednesday 12th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)

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Wednesday 12th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:49 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 July 2017.

C1: Champion Laura Marsh (1 win, 75 points.) A digital insight analyst from Wroughton, Wiltshire.
C2: Challenger Shabir Alidina. A business analyst from Watford. He likes travelling and has been to both polar regions, the Virunga National Park in Rwanda, and North Korea.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R L M A U I G P O
R02: B E G I V A R T C
R03: 25, 50, 7, 8, 1, 3. Target: 382.
TTT: PHONEYRAT - "She wanted to find out if her partner was a phoney rat, so she set up this"
R04: K E P I R Z T S A
R05: L D O U T N E O P
R06: 25, 7, 9, 9, 1, 5. Target: 228.
R07: Q L F A E A N D S
R08: D O R I X O E S D
R09: 100, 75, 7, 3, 1, 9. Target: 986.
TTT: DENTPOUTS - "Susie's unhappy that she didn't see the 9 letter word"
R10: H I N U L O T E B
R11: H W I A N T U E R
R12: G I N R O P E V R
R13: T N A I Y S E A C
R14: 100, 3, 6, 5, 7, 1. Target: 910.
R15: A G R U B S T O P (conundrum)


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Round 1: R L M A U I G P O

Laura: POLAR (5)
Shabir: GLAMOUR (7)
DC: GOURAMI (7) GOPURAM (7)
OT: LIPOGRAM (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: B E G I V A R T C

Laura: CAGIER (6)
Shabir: CAGIER (6)
DC: VIBRATE (7)
OT: RIBCAGE (7) VIRGATE (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 7, 8, 1, 3. Target: 382.

Laura: 382. (8 x 50) - 25 + 7 (10)
Shabir: 382. ((50 + 1) x 7) + 25 (10)
Score: 16–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PHONEYRAT -> HONEYTRAP

Round 4: K E P I R Z T S A

Laura: PASTIER (7)
Shabir: PASTIER (7)
DC: PARKIEST (8) PARTIES (7) PIRATES (7) TRAIPSE (7)
OT: PRIKAZES (8)
Score: 23–30 (max 33)

Round 5: L D O U T N E O P

Laura: POUTED (6)
Shabir: TOOLED (6)
DC: OPULENT (7) OUTDONE (7)
OT: DUOTONE (7) PELOTON (7) PLOUTED (7) PONDLET (7) POOTLED (7) POULTED (7)
Score: 29–36 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 7, 9, 9, 1, 5. Target: 228.

Laura: -
Shabir: 228. (9 x 25) + 9 - 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 29–46 (max 50)

Suzannah talks about unusual medical cures from the past.

Round 7: Q L F A E A N D S

Laura: LANDS (5)
Shabir: falsen
DC: SANDAL (6)
OT: AEFALD (6) ALDEAS (6) ELANDS (6) FANALS (6) NALEDS (6) SALADE (6) SENDAL (6)
Score: 34–46 (max 56)

Round 8: D O R I X O E S D

Laura: DROIDS (6)
Shabir: SORDID (6)
DC: ODORISED (8)
Score: 40–52 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 75, 7, 3, 1, 9. Target: 986.

Laura: 983.
Shabir: 986. (9 x 100) + 75 + 3 + 7 + 1 (10)
Score: 40–62 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: DENTPOUTS -> UNSPOTTED

Round 10: H I N U L O T E B

Laura: UNBOLT (6)
Shabir: BLUNT (5)
DC: OUTLINE (7)
OT: BOTULIN (7) ELUTION (7) HOTLINE (7) NEOLITH (7)
Score: 46–62 (max 81)

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

Round 11: H W I A N T U E R

Laura: WINTER (6)
Shabir: RETAIN (6)
DC: UNEARTH (7) HAUNTER (7) HAURIENT (8)
OT: TARWHINE (8) WHARENUI (8)
Score: 52–68 (max 89)

Round 12: G I N R O P E V R

Laura: reroping
Shabir: PROVING (7)
DC: REPROVING (18)
Score: 52–75 (max 107)

Round 13: T N A I Y S E A C

Laura: STAIN (5)
Shabir: STANCE (6)
DC: SATANIC (7) CINEAST (7) CYANATES (8)
OT: ESTANCIA (8)
Score: 52–81 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 3, 6, 5, 7, 1. Target: 910.

Laura: 911. ((6 + 3) x 100) + 7 + 5 - 1 (7)
Shabir: 911. ((6 + 3) x 100) + 7 + 5 - 1 (7)
RR: 910. ((6 x 5) + 100) x 7 (10)
Score: 59–88 (max 125)

Round 15: A G R U B S T O P

No one buzzes. The answer was GASTROPUB.
Final Score: 59–88 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Laura:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 1

Shabir:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 3

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