Thursday 20th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 13)

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Thursday 20th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 13)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:56 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 July 2017.

C1: Champion John Cowen (1 win, 128 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Tom Blessington. A chartered accountant from Solihull, West Midlands. He used to be in a band, and collects vinyl records.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R A C I O D T U N
R02: W R A I T N E S U
R03: 5, 7, 6, 3, 3, 5. Target: 911.
TTT: GOOGLESIT - "When it comes to facts about the Earth, he doesn't need to Google it"
R04: R A S V T O G E D
R05: S P K F I A U N I
R06: 100, 25, 5, 7, 7, 9. Target: 799.
R07: S O E A L C Z I H
R08: E D M U R T O N I
R09: 2, 1, 9, 3, 6, 2. Target: 512.
TTT: DUECLARET - "Due to all the claret he drank, his stomach became this"
R10: T E V R D I O P L
R11: Y L D E A E G P O
R12: S L A I M R E T O
R13: L U R X A I O M G
R14: 75, 100, 8, 7, 9, 8. Target: 523.
R15: F I N D A F R O G (conundrum)


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Round 1: R A C I O D T U N

John: DURATION (8)
Tom: COUNT (5)
DC: TOUCAN (6) NOCTUID (7)
OT: CURATION (8) INDUCTOR (8) NOCTURIA (8) TORNADIC (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: W R A I T N E S U

John: URINATES (8)
Tom: TINES (5)
DC: SAUNTER (7) TAURINE (7)
OT: RUINATES (8) URANITES (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 5, 7, 6, 3, 3, 5. Target: 911.

John: -
Tom: -
RR: 910. (7)
OT: 910. ((6 x 3) + 5 + 3) x 5 x 7 (7)
Score: 16–0 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: GOOGLESIT -> GEOLOGIST

Round 4: R A S V T O G E D

John: ROASTED (7)
Tom: STAGED (6)
DC: TODGERS (7)
OT: ADVERTS (7) DOGATES (7) DOTAGES (7) GRAVEST (7) ORGEATS (7) RADGEST (7) STARVED (7) STORAGE (7) TADGERS (7) TOERAGS (7) TORSADE (7)
Score: 23–0 (max 30)

Round 5: S P K F I A U N I

John: SPANK (5)
Tom: SPANK (5)
DC: PAINS (5) FAUNS (5)
OT: FUNKIAS (7)
Score: 28–5 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 25, 5, 7, 7, 9. Target: 799.

John: 806. ((100 - 5) x 9) - (7 x 7) (5)
Tom: 789.
RR: 799. ((100 - 25 - 9) x (7 + 5)) + 7 (10)
Score: 33–5 (max 47)

Chris talks about his new book "Fingers In The Sparkle Jar", and an interesting parasite connecting with cat faeces. :P :P

Round 7: S O E A L C Z I H

John: CHISEL (6)
Tom: CHISEL (6)
DC: COALIZE (7) COALIZES (8)
Score: 39–11 (max 55)

Round 8: E D M U R T O N I

John: MOUNTED (7)
Tom: TURNED (6)
DC: RUDIMENT (8)
OT: OMNITUDE (8) ROUTINED (8) UNMITRED (8)
Score: 46–11 (max 63)

Round 9: 2, 1, 9, 3, 6, 2. Target: 512.

John: 504. ((3 x 2) + 2) x (6 + 1) x 9 (5)
Tom: -
RR: 510. (7)
OT: 510. ((9 x 2) - 1) x 6 x (3 + 2) (7)
Score: 51–11 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: DUECLARET -> ULCERATED

Round 10: T E V R D I O P L

John: PIVOTED (7)
Tom: REVOLT (6)
DC: TRIPLED (7) OVERTIP (7) PROVIDE (7)
OT: DIOPTRE (7) DROPLET (7) LEPROID (7) OVERLIP (7) OVERLIT (7) PELTOID (7) PERIDOT (7) PETROIL (7) PILOTED (7) PIVOTER (7) PLOITED (7) POITREL (7) POLITER (7) PROTEID (7) PROTIDE (7) PTEROID (7)
Score: 58–11 (max 77)

Round 11: Y L D E A E G P O

John: PLAYED (6)
Tom: PLAYED (6)
DC: PLEDGE (6) PELAGE (6)
OT: OPALEYE (7)
Score: 64–17 (max 84)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some orphaned negatives.

Round 12: S L A I M R E T O

John: MORTALISE (18)
Tom: MOISTER (7)
Score: 82–17 (max 102)

Round 13: L U R X A I O M G

John: UXORIAL (7)
Tom: AXIOM (5)
DC: GOURAMI (7)
OT: AROLIUM (7) GLAMOUR (7) MILAGRO (7)
Score: 89–17 (max 109)

Round 14: 75, 100, 8, 7, 9, 8. Target: 523.

John: 524. (75 x 7) - (8 / 8) (7)
Tom: 524. (75 x 7) + 8 - 9 (7)
RR: 523. (((8 / 8) + 75) x 7) - 9 (10)
Score: 96–24 (max 119)

Round 15: F I N D A F R O G

John buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say AFFORDING which is correct.
Final Score: 106–24 (max 129)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 82
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

Tom:
Total score - 24
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 19
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 1.6
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 0

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