Thursday 10th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 28)

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Thursday 10th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 28)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 10 August 2017.

C1: Challenger Patrick Hopkins. A history student from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, but is currently studying at Manchester University. He plays darts for the university, and has checked out 130, and hit two 180's.
C2: Challenger Jonathon Bizzell. An economics student from Hornchurch, Essex, but is currently studying at The Open University. He likes travelling, most recently to Berlin.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Q R O E D L S O T
R02: D S R I A P C I D
R03: 50, 9, 10, 1, 9, 1. Target: 335.
TTT: IHADCLEAN - "I had a clean shirt on until I spilt this down my front at lunchtime"
R04: B M N E U L I O F
R05: N E J S E O T L M
R06: 75, 1, 4, 4, 7, 8. Target: 412.
R07: H G M U A E T N A
R08: W P S U O E C R F
R09: 100, 6, 8, 1, 2, 9. Target: 376.
TTT: SIDSPONGE - "Sid had a fondness for sponge cake, hence he was known for this"
R10: Z R X A E A R P T
R11: V L A I E D S R O
R12: V L H A E A Y N R
R13: B R N I O E T N O
R14: 100, 1, 6, 3, 8, 3. Target: 908.
R15: U P P E R C O I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: Q R O E D L S O T

Patrick: LOOTERS (7)
Jonathon: LOOTERS (7)
DC: ROOSTED (7) STOOLED (7) RETOOLS (7)
OT: LOODERS (7) OLDSTER (7) RODLETS (7) ROOTLED (7) ROOTLES (7) TOODLES (7) TOOLERS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D S R I A P C I D

Patrick: RAPIDS (6)
Jonathon: CARDS (5)
DC: DIAPIRS (7)
OT: ACRIDIDS (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 9, 10, 1, 9, 1. Target: 335.

Patrick: 340. ((9 - 1 - 1) x 50) - 10 (7)
Jonathon: -
RR: 336. (7)
OT: 336. (50 - 9 + 1) x (9 - 1) (7)
Score: 20–7 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: IHADCLEAN -> ENCHILADA

Round 4: B M N E U L I O F

Patrick: FOIL (4)
Jonathon: MOBILE (6)
DC: FOIBLE (6) NOBELIUM (8)
Score: 20–13 (max 30)

Round 5: N E J S E O T L M

Patrick: STOLEN (6)
Jonathon: MELONS (6)
DC: SOLEMN (6) JOSTLE (6) LEMONS (6)
OT: LOMENTS (7) TEMENOS (7) TONEMES (7)
Score: 26–19 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 1, 4, 4, 7, 8. Target: 412.

Patrick: 413. Mistake in working.
Jonathon: -
RR: 412. ((4 x 7) + 75) x 4 (10)
Score: 26–19 (max 47)

Helen talks about a recent report on animal cruelty that she did for The One Show.

Round 7: H G M U A E T N A

Patrick: gamet
Jonathon: MAGNET (6)
DC: GAMUT (5) MAGNATE (7) MUTAGEN (7)
OT: HUMANATE (8)
Score: 26–25 (max 55)

Round 8: W P S U O E C R F

Patrick: PROSE (5)
Jonathon: souper
DC: PREFOCUS (8)
Score: 31–25 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 6, 8, 1, 2, 9. Target: 376.

Patrick: 379. ((6 - 2) x (100 - 1)) - 8 - 9 (7)
Jonathon: 369.
RR: 376. (100 - 6) x (8 / 2) (10)
Score: 38–25 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SIDSPONGE -> PODGINESS

Round 10: Z R X A E A R P T

Patrick: PARTER (6)
Jonathon: PARTER (6)
DC: pretax EXPAT (5)
OT: ERRATA (6) PARERA (6) PATERA (6) PATZER (6) PRATER (6) REPART (6)
Score: 44–31 (max 79)

Round 11: V L A I E D S R O

Patrick: REDIALS (7)
Jonathon: drivers
DC: VALORISED (18)
Score: 51–31 (max 97)

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

Round 12: V L H A E A Y N R

Patrick: HEAVY (5)
Jonathon: HEAVY (5)
DC: NEARLY (6) VERNAL (6)
OT: ALVEARY (7)
Score: 56–36 (max 104)

Round 13: B R N I O E T N O

Patrick: BONNET (6)
Jonathon: INTO (4)
DC: BORNITE (7) TOONIE (6)
OT: TENORINO (8)
Score: 62–36 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 1, 6, 3, 8, 3. Target: 908.

Patrick: 908. ((6 + 3) x 100) + 8 (10)
Jonathon: 908. ((6 + 3) x 100) + 8 (10)
Score: 72–46 (max 122)

Round 15: U P P E R C O I N

Patrick buzzes on 10.5 seconds to say PORCUPINE which is correct.
Final Score: 82–46 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Patrick:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Jonathon:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 45
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 3

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