Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

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Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 15 September 2017.

C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (3 wins, 295 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Paul Conchie. A clinical nurse manager from Clitheroe, Lancashire. He gets teased by his dog, Tommy, and has even stopped traffic trying to chase him in just his dressing gown!! :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R E A S M U A W D
R02: T L R O I E T N U
R03: 75, 1, 2, 4, 10, 7. Target: 711.
TTT: HALLFROST - "In America, the autumn lasted nowhere as long as expected"
R04: S D B A I M E U S
R05: L E I G A V R O L
R06: 50, 8, 5, 10, 4, 9. Target: 413.
R07: R I P E N O T N A
R08: X L S I U E D P I
R09: 75, 50, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 185.
TTT: FIREBELLY - "There was a fire in his belly that was causing him to act this way"
R10: N G A T O E C T O
R11: Y E P I R T S A F
R12: P N D E U I S N O
R13: M E A H S G O D I
R14: 50, 10, 4, 1, 7, 8. Target: 245.
R15: L E X U S V I C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R E A S M U A W D

Ben: maraudes
Paul: SWARMED (7)
DC: MARAUDS (7) REMUDAS (7)
OT: RADEAUS (7) SADWARE (7) SEAWARD (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T L R O I E T N U

Ben: ROUTINE (7)
Paul: LOITER (6)
DC: OUTLINER (8) RITENUTO (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 1, 2, 4, 10, 7. Target: 711.

Ben: 711. Mistake in working.
Paul: 711. ((75 - 4) x 10) + 1 (10)
Score: 7–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HALLFROST -> SHORTFALL

Round 4: S D B A I M E U S

Ben: SUBSIDE (7)
Paul: ASSUMED (7)
DC: AMUSED (6) DISABUSE (8)
OT: IAMBUSES (8)
Score: 14–24 (max 33)

Round 5: L E I G A V R O L

Ben: VILLAGER (8)
Paul: GROVEL (6)
DC: GIROLLE (7)
OT: AGROVILLE (18)
Score: 22–24 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 8, 5, 10, 4, 9. Target: 413.

Ben: 413. (8 x 50) + 9 + 4 (10)
Paul: 413. (8 x 50) + 9 + 4 (10)
Score: 32–34 (max 61)

Janet talks about things that are over-complicated.

Round 7: R I P E N O T N A

Ben: PROTEIN (7)
Paul: POINTER (7)
DC: PRONATE (7) ATROPINE (8)
OT: ANOINTER (8) ENPATRON (8) PATRONNE (8) REANOINT (8)
Score: 39–41 (max 69)

Round 8: X L S I U E D P I

Ben: PLIED (5)
Paul: PLIED (5)
DC: PIXELS (6) PULSED (6) UPSIDE (6)
OT: DEIXIS (6) DISPEL (6) DIXIES (6) DUPLEX (6) LIPIDS (6) LISPED (6) PILEUS (6) PIXIES (6) PLEXIS (6) PLEXUS (6) SPILED (6) SUPLEX (6)
Score: 44–46 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 50, 10, 4, 10, 2. Target: 185.

Ben: 185. (4 x 50) - (75 / (10 / 2)) (10)
Paul: 190.
Score: 54–46 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: FIREBELLY -> FEBRILELY

Round 10: N G A T O E C T O

Ben: COTTAGE (7)
Paul: OCTAGON (7)
OT: COGNATE (7) OCTOATE (7)
Score: 61–53 (max 92)

Round 11: Y E P I R T S A F

Ben: PIRATES (7)
Paul: FAIREST (7)
DC: STRIPEY (7) ASPERITY (8)
OT: ARTYFIES (8)
Score: 68–60 (max 100)

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

Round 12: P N D E U I S N O

Ben: unspied
Paul: UNPOISED (8)
DC: UNIPEDS (7)
OT: NOUNISED (8) POUNDIES (8)
Score: 68–68 (max 108)

Round 13: M E A H S G O D I

Ben: SHAMED (6)
Paul: HOMAGES (7)
DC: MASHED (6)
OT: HOAGIES (7) OHMAGES (7)
Score: 68–75 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 10, 4, 1, 7, 8. Target: 245.

Ben: 245. ((4 + 1) x 50) - (8 + 7 - 10) (10)
Paul: 245. ((4 + 1) x 50) - (8 + 7 - 10) (10)
Score: 78–85 (max 125)

Round 15: L E X U S V I C E

Ben buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say EXCLUSIVE which is correct.
Final Score: 88–85 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Ben:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Paul:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

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