Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

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Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 23 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (6 wins, 581 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Neil Harvey. A personal injury claims handler from Sittingbourne, Kent. He's a big Everton fan, and is a coach at a young team called Highway Herons Under-6's.
DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N P N I E A G I
R02: R Q W A E O S D I
R03: 25, 75, 100, 50, 2, 10. Target: 501.
TTT: LADBERUIN - "This will be the ruin of that lad, he can't sit on that saddle"
R04: T D S E A I N L O
R05: T X S O E A R E D
R06: 50, 25, 9, 4, 7, 3. Target: 869.
R07: T S P U I E D I G
R08: C T R E U O M G R
R09: 75, 100, 50, 25, 8, 3. Target: 163.
TTT: EXTRATIME - "Any extra time you take, this will make sure you pay for it"
R10: S D Y E E S A T U
R11: S P V I O E R I O
R12: H S N I A E R T F
R13: R D L O E A M A N
R14: 100, 25, 7, 5, 6, 3. Target: 346.
R15: V I S C I D L I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N P N I E A G I

Noel: PEALING (7)
Neil: PEALING (7)
DC: PLAINING (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R Q W A E O S D I

Noel: RAISED (6)
Neil: RADIOS (6)
DC: WEIRDOS (7) WORDIES (7) DOWRIES (7)
OT: ADROWSE (7) RADIOES (7) REDOWAS (7) ROADIES (7) ROWDIES (7) WOADERS (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 75, 100, 50, 2, 10. Target: 501.

Noel: 501. (50 x 10) + (75 / 25) - 2 (10)
Neil: 501. (50 x 10) + (75 / 25) - 2 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LADBERUIN -> UNRIDABLE

Round 4: T D S E A I N L O

Noel: DELATIONS (18)
Neil: DETAILS (7)
DC: LANDTIES (8)
Score: 41–23 (max 43)

Round 5: T X S O E A R E D

Noel: EXTRADOS (8)
Neil: SORTED (6)
DC: DEXTROSE (8)
Score: 49–23 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 25, 9, 4, 7, 3. Target: 869.

Noel: -
Neil: -
RR: 869. ((50 + 3) x (9 + 7)) - 4 + 25 (10)
Score: 49–23 (max 61)

Martin talks about his campaign of getting financial education onto the National Curriculum.

Round 7: T S P U I E D I G

Noel: DISPUTE (7)
Neil: DIGEST (6)
DC: PUDS (4) PUDGIEST (8)
OT: DIGIPETS (8)
Score: 56–23 (max 69)

Round 8: C T R E U O M G R

Noel: GOURMET (7)
Neil: GROUTER (7)
OT: RECOURT (7) REGROUT (7)
Score: 63–30 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 100, 50, 25, 8, 3. Target: 163.

Noel: 163. ((((100 + 75) / 25) + 50) x 3) - 8 (10)
Neil: 164.
Score: 73–30 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: EXTRATIME -> TAXIMETER

Round 10: S D Y E E S A T U

Noel: SEDATES (7)
Neil: TEASED (6)
DC: SAUTEED (7)
OT: DAYSETS (7) ESSAYED (7) EUSTASY (7)
Score: 80–30 (max 93)

Round 11: S P V I O E R I O

Noel: PROVES (6)
Neil: VIPERS (6)
DC: spivier IVORIES (7) PROVISO (7)
OT: PRIVIES (7)
Score: 86–36 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "happy as a clam".

Round 12: H S N I A E R T F

Noel: FASTEN (6)
Neil: fainters
DC: FAINTER (7) FISHNET (7) HAIRNETS (8)
OT: INEARTHS (8) THERIANS (8)
Score: 92–36 (max 108)

Round 13: R D L O E A M A N

Noel: ALDERMAN (8)
Neil: MOANED (6)
DC: ROADMEN (7) ALMONER (7)
OT: EALDORMAN (18)
Score: 100–36 (max 126)

Round 14: 100, 25, 7, 5, 6, 3. Target: 346.

Noel: 346. ((100 + 7) x 3) + 25 (10)
Neil: 344.
Score: 110–36 (max 136)

Round 15: V I S C I D L I E

Noel buzzes on 9.25 seconds to say CIVILISED which is correct.
Final Score: 120–36 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 120
Raw score - 120
Total % of max - 82
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 8.0
Raw average score per round - 8.0
Number of maxes - 8

Neil:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 25
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 2.4
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

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