Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

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Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:51 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 September 2017.

C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (3 wins, 235 points.) A barrister from Dublin.
C2: Challenger Mike Barnett. An organisation development specialist from High Offley, Staffordshire. Back in 2001, he met his future wife online, being an "adopter" of the online dating craze, but bizarrely they had actually met on TV before :!: :!: :shock: :shock:
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G D I U V C I O F
R02: L N M I A U S N E
R03: 75, 50, 25, 9, 10, 8. Target: 511.
TTT: DUNCESHAT - "He wore the dunce's hat at school, but came through without any real traumas"
R04: R L X A O I D G T
R05: E I S L C E N B R
R06: 100, 10, 2, 7, 8, 10. Target: 278.
R07: U A T M L T I A R
R08: T M E O B D J E W
R09: 50, 75, 25, 100, 4, 5. Target: 976.
TTT: THEGARLIC - "He ate dozens of the garlic snails, which left him feeling rather sluggish"
R10: Z S T A E A S R E
R11: N D Q E I A R H N
R12: E L U P S N E M O
R13: R W P E O S G A L
R14: 25, 50, 75, 3, 4, 5. Target: 408.
R15: G I M N A S T I K (conundrum)


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Round 1: G D I U V C I O F

Nikki: CUD (3)
Mike: VOID (4)
DC: FUCOID (6)
Score: 0–4 (max 6)

Round 2: L N M I A U S N E

Nikki: MAINS (5)
Mike: INSANE (6)
DC: SEMINAL (7) MANNIES (7)
OT: LINESMAN (8)
Score: 0–10 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 25, 9, 10, 8. Target: 511.

Nikki: 511. (50 x 10) + (75 / 25) + 8 (10)
Mike: 511. (50 x 10) + (75 / 25) + 8 (10)
Score: 10–20 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DUNCESHAT -> UNSCATHED

Round 4: R L X A O I D G T

Nikki: TRAIL (5)
Mike: LAIRD (5)
DC: ADROIT (6) DILATOR (7)
OT: GORDITA (7) ROTALID (7)
Score: 15–25 (max 31)

Round 5: E I S L C E N B R

Nikki: SLICER (6)
Mike: BRINES (6)
DC: SCREEN (6) SILENCER (8)
OT: LICENSER (8) RECLINES (8)
Score: 21–31 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 10, 2, 7, 8, 10. Target: 278.

Nikki: 278. (2 x 100) + (7 x 10) + 8 (10)
Mike: 278. (2 x 100) + (7 x 10) + 8 (10)
Score: 31–41 (max 49)

Mark talks about on-air mistakes while presenting sport, including losing Tyson Fury seconds before interviewing him.

Round 7: U A T M L T I A R

Nikki: MARTIAL (7)
Mike: TRAIL (5)
DC: MARITAL (7)
OT: ULTIMATA (8)
Score: 38–41 (max 57)

Round 8: T M E O B D J E W

Nikki: tombed
Mike: MEWED (5)
DC: EMBOWED (7)
Score: 38–46 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 75, 25, 100, 4, 5. Target: 976.

Nikki: 975. ((5 + 4) x 100) + 75 (7)
Mike: 975. ((5 + 4) x 100) + 75 (7)
RR: 976. (((50 x 100) - 75 - 25) / 5) - 4 (10)
Score: 45–53 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: THEGARLIC -> LETHARGIC

Round 10: Z S T A E A S R E

Nikki: TEASERS (7)
Mike: ZESTERS (7)
OT: AERATES (7) RESEATS (7) SAETERS (7) SEAREST (7) STAREES (7) TESSERA (7)
Score: 52–60 (max 81)

Round 11: N D Q E I A R H N

Nikki: HANDIER (7)
Mike: HARDEN (6)
OT: ADRENIN (7) RHEADIN (7)
Score: 59–60 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the parts of the brain.

Round 12: E L U P S N E M O

Nikki: SPLEEN (6)
Mike: SLOPE (5)
DC: SPUMONE (7) POLEMEN (7)
OT: ENPLUMES (8)
Score: 65–60 (max 96)

Round 13: R W P E O S G A L

Nikki: GLOWERS (7)
Mike: sloper
DC: SLOPE (5) GAOLERS (7) PERGOLAS (8)
Score: 72–60 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 50, 75, 3, 4, 5. Target: 408.

Nikki: 407.
Mike: 408. ((75 + 25) x 4) + 3 + 5 (10)
Score: 72–70 (max 114)

Round 15: G I M N A S T I K

Nikki buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say MISTAKING which is correct.
Final Score: 82–70 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Nikki:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Mike:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

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