Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

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Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 8 September 2017.

C1: Champion Sarah Holey (1 win, 94 points.) A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Mandy Walker. A retired teacher from Powys, Wales. She once hired a motorbike in Ibiza and drove it off a cliff!! :shock: :o She amazingly didn't come to harm, because she had learned to skydive. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R O T E V I M U D
R02: L A G R E M D I T
R03: 100, 50, 5, 1, 4, 8. Target: 722.
TTT: SMOOTHTOE - "It's so tempting and tasty, that you take a bite"
R04: J S L D U E C O K
R05: B A T E R I N G R
R06: 25, 5, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 241.
R07: B E P O D R E D L
R08: S N I O R N T U X
R09: 50, 100, 5, 6, 8, 7. Target: 242.
TTT: ROPYETHIC - "His ethics are very ropey, because he's this"
R10: M E I A S R S L U
R11: T I C A N O U T F
R12: W T E A I S N D L
R13: S E P I G H A N R
R14: 50, 75, 100, 3, 4, 6. Target: 500.
R15: V A N G I N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R O T E V I M U D

Sarah: MOTIVE (6)
Mandy: MOTIVE (6)
DC: OUTRIDE (7)
OT: OUTDRIVE (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: L A G R E M D I T

Sarah: MIGRATED (8)
Mandy: TRIAGED (7)
DC: RAGTIME (7)
Score: 14–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 50, 5, 1, 4, 8. Target: 722.

Sarah: 723. ((100 + 4) x (8 - 1)) - 5 (7)
Mandy: 727.
RR: 722. ((100 + 50 - 4) x 5) - 8 (10)
Score: 21–6 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SMOOTHTOE -> TOOTHSOME

Round 4: J S L D U E C O K

Sarah: LOCKED (6)
Mandy: CLOUDS (6)
DC: SUCKLED (7)
Score: 27–12 (max 33)

Round 5: B A T E R I N G R :lol: :lol:

Sarah: REBATING (8) :shock: :o
Mandy: BERATING (8) :shock: :o
DC: BARTERING (18)
Score: 35–20 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 5, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 241.

Sarah: 241. (25 x 10) - 5 - 4 (10)
Mandy: 240. :shock: :o
Score: 45–20 (max 61)

Gloria talks about interviewing Richard Harris and Pierce Brosnan.

Round 7: B E P O D R E D L

Sarah: PLODDER (7)
Mandy: DEPLORED (8)
Score: 45–28 (max 69)

Round 8: S N I O R N T U X

Sarah: UNISON (6)
Mandy: SNOUT (5)
DC: TURIONS (7)
OT: INTRONS (7) NITRONS (7) NITROUS (7) NONSUIT (7) UNITORS (7)
Score: 51–28 (max 76)

Round 9: 50, 100, 5, 6, 8, 7. Target: 242.

Sarah: 242. (5 x 50) - 8 (10)
Mandy: 242. Mistake in working. :oops: :oops:
Score: 61–28 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: ROPYETHIC -> HYPOCRITE

Round 10: M E I A S R S L U

Sarah: SMILERS (7)
Mandy: lumier
DC: MAULERS (7)
OT: ALMURIES (8) MISRULES (8) MUSELARS (8)
Score: 68–28 (max 94)

Round 11: T I C A N O U T F

Sarah: TOUCAN (6)
Mandy: COUNT (5)
DC: FACTION (7)
OT: AUCTION (7) CAUTION (7)
Score: 74–28 (max 101)

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

Round 12: W T E A I S N D L

Sarah: WAISTED (7)
Mandy: DETAILS (7)
DC: SALIENT (7) LANDTIES (8)
OT: DEINSTAL (8) SIDELANT (8) WETLANDS (8)
Score: 81–35 (max 109)

Round 13: S E P I G H A N R

Sarah: RESHAPING (18)
Mandy: SPEARING (8)
OT: REPHASING (18)
Score: 99–35 (max 127)

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 3, 4, 6. Target: 500.

Sarah: 500. (6 + 4) x 50 (10)
Mandy: 500. (6 + 4) x 50 (10)
Score: 109–45 (max 137)

Round 15: V A N G I N G E R

Sarah buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say ENGRAVING which is correct.
Final Score: 119–45 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Sarah:
Total score - 119
Raw score - 126
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 8.4
Number of maxes - 6

Mandy:
Total score - 45
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.0
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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