Wednesday 16th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

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Wednesday 16th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:43 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 16 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (1 win, 83 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Andrew Smithies. A senior digital insight analyst from Tonbridge, Kent.
DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C R T I O I N E I
R02: S L N U O I P S O
R03: 100, 50, 25, 75, 7, 2. Target: 546.
TTT: ANYPRICEU - "Any price you name, it's all about the money"
R04: E T F O T D E T U
R05: M T B A I A M U D
R06: 50, 2, 9, 2, 1, 10. Target: 324.
R07: S L D E O I T E I
R08: J A W N E R I H D
R09: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 4. Target: 965.
TTT: ACESHIRED - "The aces were hired to work for the armed forces, then they were fired"
R10: S L O T S A M I E
R11: S R N I A E R A G
R12: L E S N U S W E G
R13: Y R P O A O L A E
R14: 75, 8, 3, 5, 7, 10. Target: 302.
R15: H A S F O O L E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: C R T I O I N E I

Noel: citrione
Andrew: rection
DC: CITRINE (7) NOTICER (7) CORNET (6)
OT: CRINITE (7) INCITER (7) IRONICE (7) NERITIC (7) NORITIC (7) ONEIRIC (7)
Score: 0–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S L N U O I P S O

Noel: SPOILS (6)
Andrew: LIONS (5)
DC: UNSPOOLS (8)
OT: POLISSON (8) PULSIONS (8) UPSILONS (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 50, 25, 75, 7, 2. Target: 546.

Noel: 546. (((75 - 7) x 100 x 2) + 50) / 25 (10) :shock: :shock: :o :o
Andrew: 546. (75 x 7) + 25 - 2 - (100 / 50) (10)
Score: 16–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ANYPRICEU -> PECUNIARY

Round 4: E T F O T D E T U

Noel: OUTFEED (7)
Andrew: TOUTED (6)
OT: FOUETTE (7)
Score: 23–10 (max 32)

Round 5: M T B A I A M U D

Noel: DATUM (5)
Andrew: AUDIT (5)
DC: DAMMIT (6) AMBIT (5)
OT: AMADUMBI (8)
Score: 28–15 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 2, 9, 2, 1, 10. Target: 324.

Noel: 324. (10 - 1) x 9 x 2 x 2 (10)
Andrew: 330.
Score: 38–15 (max 50)

Barry talks about his dad scouting out boxers, and finding a 17-year-old Mike Tyson. 8-)

Round 7: S L D E O I T E I

Noel: IDOLISE (7)
Andrew: solidest
DC: OILIEST (7) DEITIES (7)
OT: ETIOLISED (18)
Score: 45–15 (max 68)

Round 8: J A W N E R I H D

Noel: HANDIER (7)
Andrew: HANDIER (7)
DC: RAWHIDE (7)
OT: RANDJIE (7) RHEADIN (7)
Score: 52–22 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 4. Target: 965.

Noel: 965. ((((50 x 100) - 75) / 25) - 4) x 5 (10) :shock: :shock: :o :o
Andrew: 953.
Score: 62–22 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ACESHIRED -> CASHIERED

Round 10: S L O T S A M I E

Noel: ISOLATES (8)
Andrew: ATOMISES (8)
DC: SOLMISATE (18)
Score: 70–30 (max 103)

Round 11: S R N I A E R A G

Noel: RANGERS (7)
Andrew: ERASING (7)
DC: ARRAIGNS (8) EARRINGS (8)
OT: GRANARIES (18)
Score: 77–37 (max 121)

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

Round 12: L E S N U S W E G

Noel: GUNLESS (7)
Andrew: LUNGES (6)
DC: LESSEN (6)
OT: GUNSELS (7) NEGUSES (7)
Score: 84–37 (max 128)

Round 13: Y R P O A O L A E

Noel: PLAYER (6)
Andrew: POORLY (6)
DC: PAROLE (6) PARLAY (6)
OT: REPAYAL (7)
Score: 90–43 (max 135)

Round 14: 75, 8, 3, 5, 7, 10. Target: 302.

Noel: 302. ((7 - 3) x 75) + (10 / 5) (10)
Andrew: 302. ((7 - 3) x 75) + (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 100–53 (max 145)

Round 15: H A S F O O L E D

No one buzzes. The answer was FALSEHOOD.
Final Score: 100–53 (max 155)

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Andrew:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

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