Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

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Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:35 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 29 August 2017.

C1: Champion David McGaw (1 win, 100 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
C2: Challenger Ravi Shinhmar. An accountancy student from Northampton. He likes motorsports, and lives near to Silverstone.
DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D R T E I M A T S
R02: J I E I D O G B P
R03: 75, 6, 1, 5, 8, 10. Target: 620.
TTT: STOLEHODS - "The thief stole hods and lots of other things from these"
R04: N U E U H X V E S
R05: N P U I E R H N M
R06: 100, 25, 9, 5, 7, 4. Target: 920.
R07: L T N I E O M R R
R08: S I O A R E S F T
R09: 100, 7, 7, 1, 9, 8. Target: 236.
TTT: GRIMUPSET - "He's grim, he's upset, and he's in a foul mood"
R10: B O I A L R I A S
R11: Y M P E I E T C Z
R12: U O I S N T E D S
R13: D R S A I A W L E
R14: 75, 25, 9, 2, 8, 5. Target: 789.
R15: D E C A F R A S H (conundrum)


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Round 1: D R T E I M A T S

David: SMARTED (7)
Ravi: MATTERS (7)
DC: MISRATED (8) MARDIEST (8) MISTREAT (8)
OT: ADMITTERS (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: J I E I D O G B P

David: BIDE (4)
Ravi: BODGE (5)
DC: BODGIE (6)
OT: GOBIID (6) IDIGBO (6)
Score: 7–12 (max 24)

Round 3: 75, 6, 1, 5, 8, 10. Target: 620.

David: 620. (75 - 8 - 5) x 10 (10)
Ravi: 620. (75 x 8) + (6 x 5) - 10 (10)
Score: 17–22 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: STOLEHODS -> TOOLSHEDS

Round 4: N U E U H X V E S

David: VEXES (5)
Ravi: VEXES (5)
DC: VENUES (6) HEXES (5) unhexes
Score: 22–27 (max 40)

Round 5: N P U I E R H N M

David: PUNIER (6)
Ravi: PINNER (6)
DC: PUNNIER (7) HUMPIER (7)
OT: RHENIUM (7) UNPRIME (7)
Score: 28–33 (max 47)

Round 6: 100, 25, 9, 5, 7, 4. Target: 920.

David: 920. (9 x 100) + 25 - 5 (10)
Ravi: 920. (9 x 100) + (4 x 5) (10)
Score: 38–43 (max 57)

Martin talks about some quick and simple consumer rights tips regarding faulty items.

Round 7: L T N I E O M R R

David: TREMOR (6)
Ravi: TILER (5)
DC: MINTER (6) LORIMER (7) LORINER (7)
OT: RITORNEL (8)
Score: 44–43 (max 65)

Round 8: S I O A R E S F T

David: strifes
Ravi: fastest
DC: STRIFE (6) FORESTS (7) FROSTIES (8)
OT: OSTERIAS (8) ROASTIES (8) ROSASITE (8)
Score: 44–43 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 7, 7, 1, 9, 8. Target: 236.

David: 232. (100 + 7 + 1 + 8) x (9 - 7) (7)
Ravi: -
RR: 236. ((7 - 1) x 7 x 8) - 100 (10)
Score: 51–43 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: GRIMUPSET -> GRUMPIEST

Round 10: B O I A L R I A S

David: BROILS (6)
Ravi: BROILS (6)
DC: ISOBAR (6) SOLARIA (7)
OT: BAILORS (7) BASILAR (7) ROSALIA (7)
Score: 57–49 (max 90)

Round 11: Y M P E I E T C Z

David: EMPTY (5)
Ravi: MEET (4)
DC: EMETIC (6)
OT: EPICYTE (7)
Score: 62–49 (max 97)

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

Round 12: U O I S N T E D S

David: SNOUTED (7)
Ravi: studious
DC: OUTSIDES (8)
OT: SOUNDEST (8)
Score: 69–49 (max 105)

Round 13: D R S A I A W L E

David: WAILERS (7)
Ravi: RADIALS (7)
DC: SALARIED (8)
OT: RADIALES (8)
Score: 76–56 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 25, 9, 2, 8, 5. Target: 789.

David: 789. ((75 + 25) x 8) - 9 - 2 (10)
Ravi: 789. ((75 + 25) x 8) - 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 86–66 (max 123)

Round 15: D E C A F R A S H

No one buzzes. The answer, supplied by Rachel was HEADSCARF.
Final Score: 86–66 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Ravi:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

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