Friday 18th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 34)

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Friday 18th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 34)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:13 am

Countdown recap for Friday 18 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (3 wins, 279 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Paul Collins. A retired electronics engineer from Badingham, Suffolk. He likes gardening and classics cars. He's also a member of the Sunbeam-Lotus Owners Club.
DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y S N E A I W U N
R02: L G C A U E H N O
R03: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 3. Target: 976.
TTT: GREENTALC - "Things could be shaping up nicely for you with this one"
R04: B N S A O U P Q N
R05: L M J A I E F I L
R06: 50, 6, 1, 6, 1, 7. Target: 575.
R07: X M S A I O D E S
R08: D T L O E A D S I
R09: 25, 100, 75, 50, 6, 10. Target: 372.
TTT: IPUTDIRTY - "I put most things dirty and rotten into this bracket"
R10: T V T A U E S R O
R11: P G T A I O L E T
R12: D S N I O A R T E
R13: R V R I O E S I B
R14: 100, 7, 6, 4, 5, 4. Target: 120.
R15: E M U L S I I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y S N E A I W U N

Noel: INSANE (6)
Paul: UNWISE (6)
DC: SWANNIE (7)
OT: ANYWISE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L G C A U E H N O

Noel: CAGOULE (7)
Paul: ALONE (5)
OT: AGLUCONE (8) EULACHON (8)
Score: 13–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 3. Target: 976.

Noel: 976. (100 + 25 - 3) x 8 (10)
Paul: 975.
Score: 23–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GREENTALC -> RECTANGLE

Round 4: B N S A O U P Q N

Noel: NOUNS (5)
Paul: BOSUN (5)
DC: UNSNAP (6) BONUS (5)
OT: PANNUS (6) UNBANS (6)
Score: 28–11 (max 31)

Round 5: L M J A I E F I L

Noel: FLAME (5)
Paul: FLAME (5)
DC: FAMILLE (7)
Score: 33–16 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 6, 1, 6, 1, 7. Target: 575.

Noel: 574. ((50 x 6) - 7 - 6) x (1 + 1) (7)
Paul: -
RR: 574/576. (7)
OT: 576. (50 - 1 - 1) x (6 + 6) (7)
Score: 40–16 (max 45)

Barry talks about being very hyperactive as a child.

Round 7: X M S A I O D E S

Noel: OXIDASE (7)
Paul: OXIDASE (7)
DC: OXIDASES (8) SESAMOID (8)
OT: OXAMIDES (8)
Score: 47–23 (max 53)

Round 8: D T L O E A D S I

Noel: ISOLATED (8)
Paul: DELTOIDS (8)
DC: DIASTOLE (8)
OT: SODALITE (8)
Score: 55–31 (max 61)

Round 9: 25, 100, 75, 50, 6, 10. Target: 372.

Noel: 371. (6 x 50) + 75 - (100 / 25) (7)
Paul: 371. (6 x 50) + 75 - (100 / 25) (7)
RR: 372. ((50 - (75 / 25)) x 6) - 10 + 100 (10)
Score: 62–38 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: IPUTDIRTY -> PUTRIDITY

Round 10: T V T A U E S R O

Noel: STOUTER (7)
Paul: outraves
DC: OUTSTARE (8) OUTRATES (8)
OT: VETTURAS (8)
Score: 69–38 (max 79)

Round 11: P G T A I O L E T

Noel: PIGLET (6)
Paul: PETAL (5)
DC: POTTAGE (7) PILOTAGE (8)
OT: PLOTTAGE (8)
Score: 75–38 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "having a chip on one's shoulder".

Round 12: D S N I O A R T E

Noel: DERATIONS (18)
Paul: RATIONED (8)
DC: ORDINATES (18) NOTARISED (18)
OT: NADORITES (18)
Score: 93–38 (max 105)

Round 13: R V R I O E S I B

Noel: ROVERS (6)
Paul: ROVERS (6)
DC: IVORIES (7)
OT: REVISOR (7) RIVERSO (7) VIBRIOS (7)
Score: 99–44 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 7, 6, 4, 5, 4. Target: 120.

Noel: 120. (4 x 5) + 100 (10)
Paul: 120. (4 x 5) + 100 (10)
Score: 109–54 (max 122)

Round 15: E M U L S I I O N

Noel buzzes on 13.5 seconds to say LUMINOISE which is incorrect.
Paul does not buzz.
The answer was LIMOUSINE.
Final Score: 109–54 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 5

Paul:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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