Friday 11th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 29)

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Friday 11th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 29)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:11 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 11 August 2017.

C1: Champion Patrick Hopkins (1 win, 82 points.) A history student from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, but is currently studying at Manchester University.
C2: Challenger Sarah Capperauld. A consultant engineer from Stirling. Since she was small, she has been able to write in mirror images. :o
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L E A O B D T I
R02: S V E T I U C N G
R03: 100, 3, 10, 9, 6, 5. Target: 523.
TTT: AREDINING - "We are dining tonight, but he's going to have to clean those dirty hands first"
R04: T M I L T E I N R
R05: X D R U E A U N P
R06: 50, 3, 9, 5, 2, 1. Target: 367.
R07: G T R O U A G D O
R08: J M I C R E A V I
R09: 25, 9, 10, 7, 2, 4. Target: 150.
TTT: AIMSPOUTS - "If you want to get this, eat mushrooms and bananas"
R10: N W O T D U O S E
R11: T S Q M I A F P O
R12: Z L E Y N I A R M
R13: D S R U A O N L E
R14: 25, 3, 7, 1, 6, 9. Target: 524.
R15: I N A N E W K E G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L E A O B D T I

Patrick: BLASTED (7)
Sarah: BOLDEST (7)
DC: BLOATED (7) BESTIAL (7) TABLOIDS (8)
OT: DIASTOLE (8) ISOLATED (8) SODALITE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S V E T I U C N G

Patrick: INVEST (6)
Sarah: VESTING (7)
OT: CUGINES (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 3, 10, 9, 6, 5. Target: 523.

Patrick: 524. ((100 + 3) x 5) + 9 (7)
Sarah: 522. (5 x 100) + 10 + 9 + 3 (7)
RR: 523. (10 x 9 x 6) - (100 / 5) + 3 (10)
Score: 14–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: AREDINING -> INGRAINED

Round 4: T M I L T E I N R

Patrick: INTERIM (7)
Sarah: NITRILE (7)
DC: LIMITER (7) MINTIER (7)
OT: INTERMIT (8) MELITTIN (8)
Score: 21–28 (max 33)

Round 5: X D R U E A U N P

Patrick: UNDUE (5)
Sarah: PRUNED (6)
DC: UNPARED (7)
Score: 21–34 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 3, 9, 5, 2, 1. Target: 367.

Patrick: 366. ((9 - 2) x 50) + (5 x 3) + 1 (7)
Sarah: 363.
RR: 367. ((5 + 2 + 1) x (50 - 3)) - 9 (10)
Score: 28–34 (max 50)

Helen talks about working for a new charity fronted by actor David Suchet, involving making audio recordings of family relatives.

Round 7: G T R O U A G D O

Patrick: AGGRO (5)
Sarah: GROUT (5)
DC: RAGOUT (6)
OT: AGOROT (6)
Score: 33–39 (max 56)

Round 8: J M I C R E A V I

Patrick: JIVER (5)
Sarah: CREAM (5)
DC: CRIME (5) CRAVE (5) VIREMIA (7)
OT: VIRAEMIC (8)
Score: 38–44 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 9, 10, 7, 2, 4. Target: 150.

Patrick: 150. (4 + 2) x 25 (10)
Sarah: 150. (10 - 4) x 25 (10)
Score: 48–54 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: AIMSPOUTS -> POTASSIUM

Round 10: N W O T D U O S E

Patrick: STONED (6)
Sarah: SWOONED (7)
DC: DUOTONES (8)
Score: 48–61 (max 82)

Round 11: T S Q M I A F P O

Patrick: MOIST (5)
Sarah: STOMA (5)
DC: IMPASTO (7)
OT: MATIPOS (7)
Score: 53–66 (max 89)

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

Round 12: Z L E Y N I A R M

Patrick: LAZIER (6)
Sarah: MANLIER (7)
DC: MINERAL (7) MARLINE (7)
OT: INLAYER (7) NAILERY (7) RAILMEN (7)
Score: 53–73 (max 96)

Round 13: D S R U A O N L E

Patrick: RESOUND (7)
Sarah: AROUSED (7)
DC: LAUNDERS (8) EUROLANDS (18)
OT: UNLOADERS (18)
Score: 60–80 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 3, 7, 1, 6, 9. Target: 524.

Patrick: 524. (3 x 7 x 25) - 1 (10)
Sarah: 524. (3 x 7 x 25) - 1 (10)
Score: 70–90 (max 124)

Round 15: I N A N E W K E G

Sarah buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say WEAKENING which is correct.
Final Score: 70–100 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Patrick:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 2

Sarah:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 5

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