Wednesday 19th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 12)

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Wednesday 19th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 12)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 July 2017.

C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (4 wins, 311 points.) A business analyst from Watford.
C2: Challenger John Cowen. A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. He also plays the piano and harp, and likes to arrange orchestral pieces of music.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B E M U H I T N S
R02: R O L A K E P G S
R03: 25, 9, 5, 2, 7, 2. Target: 338.
TTT: MINCERDUO - "Such outrageous behaviour in public is classed as this"
R04: M R S A I E T S X
R05: D A U I E T P H M
R06: 7, 6, 2, 8, 5, 3. Target: 406.
R07: L O F U C I E N D
R08: G A I D E N R S P
R09: 25, 2, 8, 9, 2, 10. Target: 252.
TTT: SOCCERBIN - "The prisoner can write about forcing people to join the army"
R10: L G N O A E S Q M
R11: D O R A E N P L T
R12: R L Y I A U R D O
R13: E L A T O F B T I
R14: 2, 4, 10, 10, 5, 7. Target: 959.
R15: M I N N I F L A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: B E M U H I T N S

Shabir: SHINE (5)
John: MINUTES (7)
DC: BISMUTH (7) BITUMEN (7)
OT: BUSHMEN (7) HENBITS (7) INHUMES (7) MINUETS (7) MISTUNE (7) MUSTINE (7) NUMBEST (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: R O L A K E P G S

Shabir: LAKERS (6)
John: PERGOLAS (8)
OT: GEOPARKS (8)
Score: 0–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 9, 5, 2, 7, 2. Target: 338.

Shabir: 339. (7 x 2 x 25) - 9 - 2 (7)
John: 337. ((9 + 2 + 2) x 25) + 7 + 5 (7)
RR: 338. (7 x 2 x 25) - (9 + 5 - 2) (10)
Score: 7–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MINCERDUO -> INDECORUM

Round 4: M R S A I E T S X

Shabir: MASTERS (7)
John: MASTERS (7)
DC: MISRATES (8) MATRIXES (8)
OT: ASTERISM (8) SMARTIES (8)
Score: 14–29 (max 33)

Round 5: D A U I E T P H M

Shabir: THUMPED (7)
John: THUMPED (7)
DC: PITHEAD (7)
OT: IDEATUM (7) IMPUTED (7)
Score: 21–36 (max 40)

Round 6: 7, 6, 2, 8, 5, 3. Target: 406.

Shabir: 406. (8 x 5 x (7 + 3)) + 6 (10)
John: 406. ((8 x 3) + 5) x 7 x 2 (10)
Score: 31–46 (max 50)

Chris talks about how to avoid being bitten by snakes.

Round 7: L O F U C I E N D

Shabir: CLONED (6)
John: UNCOILED (8)
DC: FLOUNCED (8)
OT: NUCLEOID (8)
Score: 31–54 (max 58)

Round 8: G A I D E N R S P

Shabir: READINGS (8)
John: SPREADING (18)
DC: SPEARING (8)
Score: 31–72 (max 76)

Round 9: 25, 2, 8, 9, 2, 10. Target: 252.

Shabir: 252. (25 x 10) + 2 (10)
John: 252. (25 x 10) + 2 (10)
Score: 41–82 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: SOCCERBIN -> CONSCRIBE

Round 10: L G N O A E S Q M

Shabir: MANGLES (7)
John: MANGLES (7)
DC: MANGOES (7)
OT: LANGSOME (8)
Score: 48–89 (max 94)

Round 11: D O R A E N P L T

Shabir: PATRON (6)
John: LEOPARD (7)
DC: PRONATED (8)
OT: PRODELTA (8) PROLATED (8)
Score: 48–96 (max 102)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "orientating" and "disorientating".

Round 12: R L Y I A U R D O

Shabir: DAIRY (5)
John: AUDIO (5)
DC: DOURLY (6) ARDOUR (6)
OT: ARIDLY (6)
Score: 53–101 (max 108)

Round 13: E L A T O F B T I

Shabir: BLOAT (5)
John: FOLIATE (7)
DC: LIFEBOAT (8)
OT: BOATLIFT (8)
Score: 53–108 (max 116)

Round 14: 2, 4, 10, 10, 5, 7. Target: 959.

Shabir: 960.
John: 959. (((10 + 4) x 10) - (5 - 2)) x 7 (10)
Score: 53–118 (max 126)

Round 15: M I N N I F L A G

John buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say INFLAMING which is correct.
Final Score: 53–128 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Shabir:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 128
Raw score - 128
Total % of max - 94
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 8.5
Raw average score per round - 8.5
Number of maxes - 9

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