Friday 21st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 14)

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Friday 21st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 14)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 21 July 2017.

C1: Champion John Cowen (2 wins, 234 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Raf Seneviratne. A marketing manager originally from Australia, but now living in London. On a trip to the USA, he and 3 friends clambered down and up the Grand Canyon with 3 satsumas and a turkey sandwich!! :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S E R O T A L U B
R02: P H M T D I E A U
R03: 1, 10, 4, 10, 7, 3. Target: 541.
TTT: TADCASTER - "He went to the Yorkshire town and lost all his powers"
R04: O I A I S N T N R
R05: W S L V E O E S A
R06: 75, 25, 7, 9, 3, 6. Target: 415.
R07: L O I N U S Q O M
R08: V S D S E I A O R
R09: 4, 6, 10, 4, 5, 5. Target: 449.
TTT: HASUTERUS - "It doesn't have another word for uterus, but it has plenty for everything else"
R10: I G A U I P R Y T
R11: N M T O E A G D E
R12: O U A E S N R L D
R13: G F L M I A I T E
R14: 50, 25, 8, 6, 7, 3. Target: 643.
R15: S O R E R I T C H (conundrum)


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Round 1: S E R O T A L U B

John: BLOATERS (8)
Raf: BOASTER (7)
DC: ABSOLUTE (8) SABOTEUR (8)
OT: BALUSTER (8) OESTRUAL (8) RETABLOS (8) ROSULATE (8) ROUSABLE (8) ROUTABLE (8) SORTABLE (8) STORABLE (8) TROUBLES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P H M T D I E A U

John: THUMPED (7)
Raf: TAMED (5)
DC: IMPUTED (7)
OT: IDEATUM (7) PITHEAD (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 1, 10, 4, 10, 7, 3. Target: 541.

John: 544. Mistake in working.
Raf: 522.
RR: 541. (((4 x 7) - 10) x 3 x 10) + 1 (10)
Score: 15–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TADCASTER -> CASTRATED

Round 4: O I A I S N T N R

John: NATIONS (7)
Raf: RATIONS (7)
DC: ANOINTS (7)
OT: INTRONS (7) IRONIAS (7) IRONIST (7) NITRONS (7) ONANIST (7) ROTINIS (7)
Score: 22–7 (max 32)

Round 5: W S L V E O E S A

John: WEASELS (7)
Raf: WOLVES (6)
DC: VOLES (5) OWLS (4) SALVOES (7)
OT: WAVELESS (8)
Score: 29–7 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 25, 7, 9, 3, 6. Target: 415.

John: 419.
Raf: 415. ((75 + 25) x (7 - 3)) + 9 + 6 (10)
Score: 29–17 (max 50)

Chris talks about animals that like to hide themselves, such as the North American Golden Tortoise Beetle. 8-)

Round 7: L O I N U S Q O M

John: OMINOUS (7)
Raf: LOINS (5)
DC: MOOLIS (6)
OT: MOLINOS (7) MOULINS (7) NOMOLIS (7)
Score: 36–17 (max 57)

Round 8: V S D S E I A O R

John: ADVISORS (8)
Raf: OVARIES (7)
DC: AVOIDERS (8)
OT: ADVISERS (8) DEVISORS (8) DISSAVER (8) OVERSAID (8)
Score: 44–17 (max 65)

Round 9: 4, 6, 10, 4, 5, 5. Target: 449.

John: 450. (4 + 5) x 5 x 10 (7)
Raf: 440.
RR: 449. ((10 + 5) x 5 x 6) - (4 / 4) (10)
Score: 51–17 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: HASUTERUS -> THESAURUS

Round 10: I G A U I P R Y T

John: PARITY (6)
Raf: PARITY (6)
DC: TAPIR (5) GUITARY (7)
Score: 57–23 (max 82)

Round 11: N M T O E A G D E

John: NEMATODE (8)
Raf: MONTAGED (8)
OT: MEGADONT (8)
Score: 65–31 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about changes of dialects with some words.

Round 12: O U A E S N R L D

John: LAUDNERS (8)
Raf: REASON (6)
DC: EUROLANDS (18)
OT: UNLOADERS (18)
Score: 73–31 (max 108)

Round 13: G F L M I A I T E

John: LIGATE (6)
Raf: migate
DC: LIMITAGE (8)
Score: 79–31 (max 116)

Round 14: 50, 25, 8, 6, 7, 3. Target: 643.

John: -
Raf: 642. (25 x (7 - 3) x 6) + 50 - 8 (7)
RR: 643. ((50 - (8 x 3)) x 25) - 7 (10)
Score: 79–38 (max 126)

Round 15: S O R E R I T C H

John buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say RHETORICS which is incorrect.
Raf does not buzz.
The answer was CHORISTER.
Final Score: 79–38 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 6

Raf:
Total score - 38
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 28
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

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