Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

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Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:12 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 September 2017.

C1: Champion Sarah Holey (3 wins, 308 points.) A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire.
C2: Challenger Ben Leyburn. A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. He's a supporter of Arsenal F.C., and actually coaches two youth football teams, which his son and daughter play in.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L A S O G E T P A
R02: H O U G W S I E T
R03: 50, 6, 6, 1, 8, 10. Target: 653.
TTT: TEENVITAL - "As a teenager, it was vital I did this to my room at times"
R04: R O U D P I E T N
R05: R L A I D U A X T
R06: 75, 50, 8, 3, 7, 5. Target: 513.
R07: S E R I L V A R M
R08: T O E S B I P S E
R09: 50, 8, 10, 3, 6, 5. Target: 515.
TTT: CYANPOOCH - "The little blue dog made one hell of a racket!"
R10: R A E C O S T S I
R11: R E C A D O P S F
R12: L A E R W I R E N
R13: D O N U M L A E N
R14: 25, 5, 3, 9, 2, 2. Target: 799.
R15: M R B E A R H U G (conundrum)


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Round 1: L A S O G E T P A

Sarah: GLOATS (6)
Ben: PELOTAS (7)
DC: POSTAGE (7) POTAGES (7)
OT: AGELAST (7) ALGATES (7) APOSTLE (7) GELATOS (7) LASTAGE (7) LEGATOS (7) PALATES (7) PALETAS (7) PATOLAS (7) PLAGATE (7) PLATEAS (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: H O U G W S I E T

Sarah: WHITES (6)
Ben: OUTWEIGHS (18)
DC: TOUGHIES (8)
Score: 0–25 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 6, 6, 1, 8, 10. Target: 653.

Sarah: 650.
Ben: 652. ((6 + 6 + 1) x 50) + 10 - 8 (7)
RR: 653. (((6 x 10) + 50) x 6) - (8 - 1) (10)
Score: 0–32 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: TEENVITAL -> VENTILATE

Round 4: R O U D P I E T N

Sarah: ROUTINED (8)
Ben: ERUPTION (8)
DC: PORTEND (7)
OT: PORTUNID (8) REDPOINT (8) UNDERTIP (8)
Score: 8–40 (max 43)

Round 5: R L A I D U A X T

Sarah: RADIAL (6)
Ben: TRAIL (5)
DC: LAIRD (5) AUDIAL (6)
OT: DATURIA (7)
Score: 14–40 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 3, 7, 5. Target: 513.

Sarah: 513. ((7 + 3) x 50) + 8 + 5 (10)
Ben: 513. ((7 + 3) x 50) + 8 + 5 (10)
Score: 24–50 (max 60)

Gloria talks about one of the biggest scams ever witnessed on Rip-Off Britain, involving a £500,000 house being put up for sale fraudulently.

Round 7: S E R I L V A R M

Sarah: MARRIES (7)
Ben: MARVELS (7)
DC: REALISM (7)
OT: ARRIVES (7) MAILERS (7) MARLIES (7) MARVERS (7) MILVERS (7) MIRRELS (7) RAILERS (7) RAMIERS (7) REMAILS (7) REVISAL (7) RISERVA (7)
Score: 31–57 (max 67)

Round 8: T O E S B I P S E

Sarah: POSSET (6)
Ben: POSITS (6)
DC: POSIEST (7) POETISES (8)
Score: 37–63 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 8, 10, 3, 6, 5. Target: 515.

Sarah: 515. (50 x 10) + (5 x 3) (10)
Ben: 515. (50 x 10) + (5 x 3) (10)
Score: 47–73 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: CYANPOOCH -> CACOPHONY

Round 10: R A E C O S T S I

Sarah: COASTERS (8)
Ben: SCARIEST (8)
DC: OSTRACISE (18)
Score: 55–81 (max 103)

Round 11: R E C A D O P S F

Sarah: scorepad
Ben: FORCEPS (7)
DC: CORPSED (7) FEDORAS (7) SCRAPED (7)
OT: PARODES (7) RECADOS (7) REDCAPS (7) SADCORE (7) SCARFED (7) SCARPED (7)
Score: 55–88 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "southpaw" and "ambidextrous".

Round 12: L A E R W I R E N

Sarah: LEANER (6)
Ben: WEARIER (7)
DC: nearlier RENEWAL (7) LEARNER (7)
OT: EARLIER (7) RAWENER (7) RELEARN (7) RELINER (7)
Score: 55–95 (max 117)

Round 13: D O N U M L A E N

Sarah: UNNAMED (7)
Ben: MOANED (6)
DC: NOUMENAL (8)
OT: UNLOADEN (8) UNMOANED (8)
Score: 62–95 (max 125)

Round 14: 25, 5, 3, 9, 2, 2. Target: 799.

Sarah: 799. (((9 x 3) + 5) x 25) - (2 / 2) (10)
Ben: 800.
Score: 72–95 (max 135)

Round 15: M R B E A R H U G

Ben buzzes on 5 seconds to say HAMBURGER which is correct.
Final Score: 72–105 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Sarah:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

Ben:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 123
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 8.2
Number of maxes - 9

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