Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:34 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 22 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (5 wins, 488 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Ben Parker. A lecturer in statistics from West Drayton, Greater London. He loves amateur dramatics, and likes performing in plays and pantomime, and has even performed in Luxembourg. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B Q S I E A H U E
R02: R L V O E A R S R
R03: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 8. Target: 712.
TTT: ACERATTLE - "Don't have a noisy argument, just change Catherine"
R04: N T M I O E C L O
R05: Z H N A I U R E P
R06: 75, 10, 9, 9, 4, 10. Target: 488.
R07: S W D U I U Y A E
R08: R D N W I O A T N
R09: 50, 100, 25, 75, 10, 5. Target: 241.
TTT: RANCIDHEN - "If it gets in the way of you getting the answer, then it's this"
R10: M T N E A I T S A
R11: G N G E I A X F I
R12: L P T J A O E R D
R13: S F L I E O T I E
R14: 25, 5, 6, 5, 1, 1. Target: 446.
R15: S P I L T S A C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: B Q S I E A H U E

Noel: QUASH (5)
Ben: BASH (4)
DC: BISQUE (6)
OT: QUEEAIS (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: R L V O E A R S R

Noel: ROARERS (7)
Ben: SLAVER (6)
OT: SEROVAR (7)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 8. Target: 712.

Noel: 712. (8 x 75) + 100 + ((50 / 25) x 6) (10)
Ben: 715.
Score: 22–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ACERATTLE -> ALTERCATE

Round 4: N T M I O E C L O

Noel: EMOTION (7)
Ben: melotin
DC: EMOTICON (8)
OT: MONOTELIC (18)
Score: 29–0 (max 42)

Round 5: Z H N A I U R E P

Noel: HAZIER (6)
Ben: PAIR (4)
DC: unhair HEPARIN (7)
Score: 35–0 (max 49)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 9, 4, 10. Target: 488.

Noel: 490. ((4 x 10) + 9) x 10 (7)
Ben: 481.
RR: 488. (75 - 10 - 4) x (9 + 9 - 10) (10)
Score: 42–0 (max 59)

Martin talks about the "tricks of the trade" involving numbers, and the "Rule of 72".

Round 7: S W D U I U Y A E

Noel: WAYSIDE (7)
Ben: DAISY (5)
OT: SIDEWAY (7)
Score: 49–0 (max 66)

Round 8: R D N W I O A T N

Noel: NATION (6)
Ben: RATION (6)
DC: ORDINANT (8)
Score: 55–6 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 100, 25, 75, 10, 5. Target: 241.

Noel: 241. (5 x 50) - 10 + ((100 - 75) / 25) (10)
Ben: 240.
Score: 65–6 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: RANCIDHEN -> HINDRANCE

Round 10: M T N E A I T S A

Noel: ANIMATES (8)
Ben: MAINS (5)
DC: STAMINATE (18)
Score: 73–6 (max 102)

Round 11: G N G E I A X F I

Noel: FAXING (6)
Ben: GAIN (4)
DC: FIXING (6)
OT: AGEING (6) GIEING (6) NIGGIE (6)
Score: 79–6 (max 108)

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

Round 12: L P T J A O E R D

Noel: DELATOR (7)
Ben: RATED (5)
DC: PROLATED (8)
OT: PRODELTA (8)
Score: 86–6 (max 116)

Round 13: S F L I E O T I E

Noel: foiliest
Ben: folies
DC: FOILIST (7) SELFIE (6) LEFTIES (7) SOFTIE (6)
OT: ESTOILE (7) ETOILES (7) OILIEST (7)
Score: 86–6 (max 123)

Round 14: 25, 5, 6, 5, 1, 1. Target: 446.

Noel: 445. (6 x 25 x (5 - 1 - 1)) - 5 (7)
Ben: 450.
Score: 93–6 (max 130)

Round 15: S P I L T S A C K

Ben buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say SLAPSTICK which is correct.
Final Score: 93–16 (max 140)

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

Ben:
Total score - 16
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 11
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 1.1
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 1

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