Wednesday 30th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

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Wednesday 30th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:13 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 30 August 2017.

C1: Champion David McGaw (2 wins, 186 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
C2: Challenger Gabriel Odia. A sports coach at a special needs school from London. He previous taught English in Japan for 18 months.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch, making his DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T P L U E J S A W
R02: N W F C E I E S F
R03: 75, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2. Target: 831.
TTT: IWEEDLESS - "No weeds here, just a plant you can sing about"
R04: R Z H I O N H A P
R05: D L R O E D L A T
R06: 25, 2, 10, 6, 10, 9. Target: 904.
R07: D C R O U E X B T
R08: S D T U I S R O A
R09: 50, 10, 8, 8, 3, 9. Target: 252.
TTT: FIERCETEA - "They had a fierce argument about whether or not you could put tea in this"
R10: O A Q P L E Y N S
R11: V D M I E U T L M
R12: A R N T I O M N I
R13: R S T S E O I G R
R14: 100, 75, 8, 2, 2, 9. Target: 579.
R15: D U N C E C O A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T P L U E J S A W

David: PLATES (6)
Gabriel: PALEST (6)
DC: PULSATE (7)
OT: PUTEALS (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: N W F C E I E S F

David: FENCES (6)
Gabriel: NIECES (6)
DC: WINCES (6)
OT: NEFIES (6) NEWIES (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2. Target: 831.

David: 831. ((9 + 2) x 75) + 6 (10)
Gabriel: 831. ((9 + 2) x 75) + 6 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: IWEEDLESS -> EDELWEISS

Round 4: R Z H I O N H A P

David: APRON (5)
Gabriel: APRON (5)
DC: ORPHAN (6)
OT: PHIRAN (6) PHORIA (6) PORINA (6)
Score: 27–27 (max 29)

Round 5: D L R O E D L A T

David: TODDLER (7)
Gabriel: TODDLER (7)
DC: LEOTARD (7)
OT: DELATOR (7) LORDLET (7) REALLOT (7) TROLLED (7)
Score: 34–34 (max 36)

Round 6: 25, 2, 10, 6, 10, 9. Target: 904.

David: 901. ((6 - 2) x 25 x 9) + (10 / 10) (7)
Gabriel: 905. Mistake in working.
RR: 904. ((25 x 9) + (10 / 10)) x (6 - 2) (10)
Score: 41–34 (max 46)

Mark talks about interviewing some of the world's biggest sports stars, particularly jockey Sir AP McCoy.

Round 7: D C R O U E X B T

David: COURTED (7)
Gabriel: DETOUR (6)
DC: DOUBTER (7)
OT: EDUCTOR (7) OBTRUDE (7) OUTBRED (7) REDOUBT (7)
Score: 48–34 (max 53)

Round 8: S D T U I S R O A

David: STAIRS (6)
Gabriel: STUDIOS (7)
DC: AUDITORS (8) SAUTOIRS (8)
OT: ASTROIDS (8)
Score: 48–41 (max 61)

Round 9: 50, 10, 8, 8, 3, 9. Target: 252.

David: 252. ((8 - 3) x 50) + 10 - 8 (10)
Gabriel: 248.
Score: 58–41 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: FIERCETEA -> CAFETIERE

Round 10: O A Q P L E Y N S

David: PANELS (6)
Gabriel: PLANES (6)
DC: NOPALES (7)
OT: NESPOLA (7) PALONES (7) POLEYNS (7)
Score: 64–47 (max 78)

Round 11: V D M I E U T L M

David: MEDIUM (6)
Gabriel: DILUTE (6)
DC: TEDIUM (6)
OT: MUTILE (6)
Score: 70–53 (max 84)

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

Round 12: A R N T I O M N I

David: RATION (6)
Gabriel: RATION (6)
DC: NATION (6)
OT: MINIATOR (8) MINORANT (8) MIRATION (8)
Score: 76–59 (max 92)

Round 13: R S T S E O I G R

David: SORRIEST (8)
Gabriel: RESISTOR (8)
DC: ROSIEST (7) TIGRESS (7)
OT: ROISTERS (8) STORIERS (8) STRIGOSE (8)
Score: 84–67 (max 100)

Round 14: 100, 75, 8, 2, 2, 9. Target: 579.

David: 577. ((75 - 2) x 8) - (9 - 2) (7)
Gabriel: -
RR: 579. (75 x 9) - 100 + 2 + 2 (10)
Score: 91–67 (max 110)

Round 15: D U N C E C O A T

Gabriel buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say UNCOATED which is incorrect.
David buzzes on 12.75 seconds to say ACCOUNTED which is correct.
Final Score: 101–67 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 101
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 8

Gabriel:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 5

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