Tuesday 15th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 31)

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Tuesday 15th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 31)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:00 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 15 August 2017.

C1: Champion Sarah Capperauld (2 wins, 178 points.) A consultant engineer from Stirling.
C2: Challenger Noel McIlvenny. A maths teacher from Belfast. His favourite musicians are Prince and Michael Jackson, and he amazingly had tickets to see Prince on his 20th birthday, and Michael Jackson on his 21st birthday, but they he never got to see either due to a cancellation and the death of the singer... :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M T U E N A S E L
R02: X S P I U I S E D
R03: 75, 3, 9, 10, 6, 7. Target: 173.
TTT: IEATLARGE - "I eat a large portion of delicious ice cream here"
R04: R Q T A E A D O N
R05: S B L U O I R T A
R06: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 10. Target: 345.
R07: P V R E A U T R E
R08: S F P I A I V A U
R09: 75, 50, 2, 7, 4, 2. Target: 809.
TTT: TIGERCATS - "Planning and preparation are key in this answer"
R10: N D S E I E L A W
R11: T S G E I A R C I
R12: Y D S O I O N E I
R13: S G L O A E M Z N
R14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 9. Target: 765.
R15: D A M P I N L E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M T U E N A S E L

Sarah: EMULATES (8)
Noel: AMULETS (7)
DC: MEANEST (7) MANTLES (7)
OT: ALMUTENS (8) MANTEELS (8) MENTULAS (8) TALESMEN (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: X S P I U I S E D

Sarah: pussied
Noel: UPSIDES (7)
OT: PUDSIES (7)
Score: 8–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 3, 9, 10, 6, 7. Target: 173.

Sarah: 172. ((7 + 3) x 10) + 75 - (9 - 6) (7)
Noel: 173. Mistake in working.
RR: 173. ((((3 x 10) / 6) + 9) x 7) + 75 (10)
Score: 15–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IEATLARGE -> GELATERIA

Round 4: R Q T A E A D O N

Sarah: donater
Noel: RANTED (6)
DC: DOANTE (6)
OT: ADORNATE (8)
Score: 15–13 (max 33)

Round 5: S B L U O I R T A

Sarah: RITUALS (7)
Noel: OUTSAIL (7)
DC: TAILORS (7) SAUTOIR (7)
OT: LABOURIST (18)
Score: 22–20 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 10. Target: 345.

Sarah: 350.
Noel: 346. ((75 + 10) x (100 / 25)) + 6 (7)
RR: 345. (75 - 6) x (50 / 10) (10)
Score: 22–27 (max 61)

Barry talks about the new boxing film Jawbone, which he has been involved in.

Round 7: P V R E A U T R E

Sarah: APERTURE (8)
Noel: UPRATE (6)
DC: RAPTURE (7)
Score: 30–27 (max 69)

Round 8: S F P I A I V A U

Sarah: avias
Noel: FAPS (4)
DC: VISA (4)
OT: PAISA (5) PAUAS (5) PAVAS (5) PAVIS (5) PIAIS (5) PIVAS (5)
Score: 30–31 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 50, 2, 7, 4, 2. Target: 809.

Sarah: -
Noel: 807. (50 x 2 x 2 x 4) + 7 (7)
RR: 809. (((75 x 2) + 50) x 4) + 7 + 2 (10)
Score: 30–38 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: TIGERCATS -> STRATEGIC

Round 10: N D S E I E L A W

Sarah: ALIENS (6)
Noel: DENIALS (7)
DC: SWINDLE (7) DIESEL (6) LINSEED (7)
OT: AEDILES (7) ALIENED (7) ANISEED (7) ENDWISE (7) ENISLED (7) ENSILED (7) INWALES (7) SINEWED (7)
Score: 30–45 (max 91)

Round 11: T S G E I A R C I

Sarah: cragiest
Noel: RACIEST (7)
DC: AGRESTIC (8)
Score: 30–52 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "all over bar the shouting".

Round 12: Y D S O I O N E I

Sarah: iodines
Noel: IONISED (7)
DC: IODINE (6)
Score: 30–59 (max 106)

Round 13: S G L O A E M Z N

Sarah: onglazes
Noel: MANGLES (7)
DC: ONGLAZE (7) SLOGAN (6) MELONS (6) LEMONS (6)
OT: LANGSOME (8)
Score: 30–66 (max 114)

Round 14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 9. Target: 765.

Sarah: 773.
Noel: 766. ((75 - 50 + 2) x 25) + 100 - 9 (7)
RR: 765. ((((100 x 2) + 50) / 25) + 75) x 9 (10)
Score: 30–73 (max 124)

Round 15: D A M P I N L E T

Noel buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say IMPLANTED which is correct.
Final Score: 30–83 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Sarah:
Total score - 30
Raw score - 48
Total % of max - 22
Raw % of max - 36
Total average score per round - 2.0
Raw average score per round - 3.2
Number of maxes - 2

Noel:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 4

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