Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

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Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 am

Countdown recap for Friday 1 September 2017.

C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (1 win, 76 points.) A barrister from Dublin.
C2: Challenger Andrew Booth. A massage therapist from Ringwood, Hampshire. He has played tennis for 40 years. He's also been learning to play the saxophone for the last 2 years. He has also previously appeared on the show back in Series 40 in 1999, when he won 2 shows.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N E I S L C O E Y
R02: D I N R A X R E T
R03: 100, 75, 50, 10, 4, 3. Target: 271.
TTT: LOSTCAUSE - "It's not quite a lost cause, but you could find yourself in a bit of a stew"
R04: G R I G A W T F O
R05: L S Z I U I T N A
R06: 25, 2, 9, 5, 3, 6. Target: 515.
R07: V N O I L T E F P
R08: O N W J I R E D I
R09: 50, 100, 6, 9, 10, 4. Target: 657.
TTT: ICHEERBID - "The woman's right next to you while you apply this to the garden"
R10: E T R S U P E M I
R11: V I A S T E M H O
R12: D A T E N U M R S
R13: R R P I A S G E L
R14: 75, 50, 6, 10, 1, 7. Target: 414.
R15: E F O O D B I L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: N E I S L C O E Y

Nikki: ENCLOSE (7)
Andrew: CLONES (6)
DC: LICENSE (7)
OT: EOLINES (7) INCLOSE (7) OLEINES (7) SELENIC (7) SENECIO (7) SILENCE (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D I N R A X R E T

Nikki: RANDIER (7)
Andrew: RETRAIN (7)
DC: TRAINED (7) TARRIED (7)
OT: DETRAIN (7) DEXTRAN (7) DEXTRIN (7) DRAINER (7) TARDIER (7) TERRAIN (7) TRAINER (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 10, 4, 3. Target: 271.

Nikki: 270. (100 - 10) x 3 (7)
Andrew: 270. (100 - 10) x 3 (7)
RR: 271. ((50 / 10) x 75) - 100 - 4 (10)
Score: 21–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LOSTCAUSE -> CASSOULET

Round 4: G R I G A W T F O

Nikki: GRAFT (5)
Andrew: GROW (4)
DC: FIGWORT (7)
Score: 26–14 (max 31)

Round 5: L S Z I U I T N A

Nikki: NAILS (5)
Andrew: SLANT (5)
DC: latins TAILS (5) NAUTILI (7)
OT: NIAULIS (7)
Score: 31–19 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 2, 9, 5, 3, 6. Target: 515.

Nikki: 516. Mistake in working.
Andrew: 506. ((9 + 6 + 5) x 25) + (3 x 2) (5)
RR: 515. (((6 - 2) x 25) + 3) x 5 (10)
Score: 31–24 (max 48)

Mark talks about his love of words, and how his own surname gets misspelt on many occasions.... :P :lol:

Round 7: V N O I L T E F P

Nikki: FLINT (5)
Andrew: VIOLENT (7)
DC: VIOLET (6)
OT: POINTEL (7) PONTILE (7) POTLINE (7)
Score: 31–31 (max 55)

Round 8: O N W J I R E D I

Nikki: WINDIER (7)
Andrew: JOINED (6)
DC: DOWNIER (7) JOINDER (7)
Score: 38–31 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 100, 6, 9, 10, 4. Target: 657.

Nikki: 656. ((9 + 4) x 50) + 6 (7)
Andrew: 659.
OT: 657. ((((50 - 10) x 100) - 4) / 6) - 9 (10)
Score: 45–31 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ICHEERBID -> HERBICIDE

Round 10: E T R S U P E M I

Nikki: STUMPIER (8)
Andrew: PRIMES (6)
DC: EMERITUS (8)
OT: PERMUTES (8)
Score: 53–31 (max 80)

Round 11: V I A S T E M H O

Nikki: MOVIES (6)
Andrew: SHAVE (5)
DC: ATHEISM (7) ATOMISE (7)
OT: AMOSITE (7) ATOMIES (7) HOMIEST (7) MEATISH (7) METHAIS (7) MOHSITE (7) MOTIVES (7) OSMIATE (7) VETOISM (7)
Score: 59–31 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "by hook or by crook".

Round 12: D A T E N U M R S

Nikki: UNRATED (7)
Andrew: tardis
DC: MAUNDERS (8)
OT: MENSTRUA (8) SURNAMED (8) TRANSUDE (8) UNDREAMT (8) UNMASTED (8) UNMASTER (8)
Score: 66–31 (max 95)

Round 13: R R P I A S G E L

Nikki: PARRIES (7)
Andrew: PLEAS (5)
DC: GRASPER (7) PRISAGE (7)
OT: REPRISAL (8)
Score: 73–31 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 50, 6, 10, 1, 7. Target: 414.

Nikki: -
Andrew: 416. ((7 + 1) x 50) + 10 + 6 (7)
RR: 414. (75 - 6) x (7 - 1) (10)
Score: 73–38 (max 113)

Round 15: E F O O D B I L L

Andrew buzzes on 12.25 seconds to say LIFEBLOOD which is correct.
Final Score: 73–48 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Nikki:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

Andrew:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 3

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