Thursday 31st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

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Thursday 31st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 31 August 2017.

C1: Champion David McGaw (3 wins, 287 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
C2: Challenger Nikki Saarsteiner. A barrister from Dublin. She likes singing karaoke and dancing.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D J L A U I D H O
R02: Q D S E A R B I E
R03: 75, 1, 8, 3, 8, 2. Target: 705.
TTT: TIERAFFLE - "It doesn't matter how well travelled you are, I can guarantee you've never been here"
R04: S N O A G I S F P
R05: T R A I N E M V R
R06: 2, 8, 10, 7, 9, 3. Target: 523.
R07: M D R O O E B N R
R08: F W A E L H Y U M
R09: 25, 4, 10, 3, 9, 1. Target: 651.
TTT: OOTHPASTE - "She's not interested in your teeth, she's all about bones"
R10: A T N O C T I U G
R11: D W S E O E L P S
R12: T S N I U E T R T
R13: T N T I A D Z O L
R14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 10, 4. Target: 668.
R15: H E A R R A D I O (conundrum)


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Round 1: D J L A U I D H O

David: AUDIO (5)
Nikki: odial
DC: ALOUD (5) JIHAD (5)
OT: ADDIO (5) AHOLD (5) DILDO (5) DOULA (5) DULIA (5) HALDI (5) IDDAH (5) JOUAL (5) JULIA (5) LADDU (5)
Score: 5–0 (max 5)

Round 2: Q D S E A R B I E

David: BRAISED (7)
Nikki: BRAISED (7)
DC: SIDEBAR (7) BEARDIES (8)
Score: 12–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 1, 8, 3, 8, 2. Target: 705.

David: 701. ((75 + 2) x (8 + 1)) + 8 (7)
Nikki: -
RR: 705. ((75 + 3 + 2 + 8) x 8) + 1 (10)
Score: 19–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: TIERAFFLE -> AFTERLIFE

Round 4: S N O A G I S F P

David: PASSING (7)
Nikki: PASSING (7)
DC: SOAPING (7) PASSION (7)
OT: PINGAOS (7) PISANGS (7) POSSING (7) SAFINGS (7)
Score: 26–14 (max 30)

Round 5: T R A I N E M V R

David: TRAINER (7)
Nikki: TRAINER (7)
DC: RETRAIN (7) VARMINT (7) VERMIN (6)
OT: RIVERMAN (8)
Score: 33–21 (max 38)

Round 6: 2, 8, 10, 7, 9, 3. Target: 523.

David: 523. (((8 x 7) - 3) x 10) - (9 - 2) (10)
Nikki: 523. (((8 x 7) - 3) x 10) - (9 - 2) (10)
Score: 43–31 (max 48)

Mark talks about learning to deal with perfect timing.

Round 7: M D R O O E B N R

David: broomed
Nikki: BEDROOM (7)
DC: BROOM (5) DOORMEN (7) BOREDOM (7)
OT: BROODER (7) MORDORE (7) MORENDO (7)
Score: 43–38 (max 55)

Round 8: F W A E L H Y U M

David: MEALY (5)
Nikki: WHALE (5)
DC: FLAMEY (6)
OT: FULHAM (6) MAHEWU (6) MAULEY (6) MAWLEY (6)
Score: 48–43 (max 61)

Round 9: 25, 4, 10, 3, 9, 1. Target: 651.

David: 651. (((3 x 10) - 4) x 25) + 1 (10)
Nikki: 650.
Score: 58–43 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: OOTHPASTE -> OSTEOPATH

Round 10: A T N O C T I U G

David: CUTTING (7)
Nikki: TOUTING (7)
DC: OUTACTING (18)
Score: 65–50 (max 89)

Round 11: D W S E O E L P S

David: plowed
Nikki: SLEEPS (6)
DC: SPEEDOS (7)
OT: DEPOSES (7) PEWLESS (7) WOELESS (7)
Score: 65–56 (max 96)

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

Round 12: T S N I U E T R T

David: NUTTIER (7)
Nikki: NUTTIEST (8)
DC: RUTTIEST (8)
OT: RUNTIEST (8) TURNTEST (8)
Score: 65–64 (max 104)

Round 13: T N T I A D Z O L

David: TITAN (5)
Nikki: TAINT (5)
DC: LADINO (6) latino
OT: DALTON (6) DATION (6) DOLINA (6) ONLAID (6)
Score: 70–69 (max 110)

Round 14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 10, 4. Target: 668.

David: 662.
Nikki: 665. ((75 + 4) x 10) - 100 - 25 (7)
RR: 668. (100 + 75 - 10 + (50 / 25)) x 4 (10)
Score: 70–76 (max 120)

Round 15: H E A R R A D I O

No one buzzes. The answer was DIARRHOEA.
Final Score: 70–76 (max 130)

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

Nikki:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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