Thursday 21st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 57)

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Thursday 21st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 57)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:40 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 21 September 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Peel (2 wins, 199 points.) A business analyst from Durham.
C2: Challenger Jordan Hale. A senior support worker in the social care sector from Wallasey, Merseyside. He has acted in some commercials and some independent films too.
DC: Susie Dent and Steve Backshall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I S O T D E M O
R02: S A E L N I L E S
R03: 75, 100, 8, 6, 5, 4. Target: 925.
TTT: SADPRUNES - "It's the place where everything seems to go right over your head"
R04: G A R O F L I W E
R05: S A N U R B U E V
R06: 75, 8, 3, 5, 5, 7. Target: 125.
R07: P U M N O A T D I
R08: U S E Z A C T R O
R09: 25, 75, 100, 8, 3, 7. Target: 322.
TTT: FEARWRITE - "I fear the writing could be on the wall for you if you have too many glasses of this"
R10: T A R T I R N A G
R11: L I T E L N A O H
R12: Y P E I S R E X T
R13: N I T U D M E P I
R14: 100, 50, 7, 4, 2, 3. Target: 745.
R15: R U S T I V I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I S O T D E M O

Phil: MOODIEST (8)
Jordan: OMITTED (7)
DC: MOOSE (5) moosed SODOMITE (8)
OT: DOOMIEST (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

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

Phil: ALLIES (6)
Jordan: SEALS (5)
DC: NELLIES (7) SNAILS (6)
OT: NAILLESS (8) SENSILLA (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 100, 8, 6, 5, 4. Target: 925.

Phil: 925. ((4 + 6) x 100) - 75 (10)
Jordan: -
Score: 24–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SADPRUNES -> UNDERPASS

Round 4: G A R O F L I W E

Phil: foiler
Jordan: GOLFER (6)
DC: OWL (3) WOLF (4) LIGER (5) FOLIAGE (7)
OT: AFLOWER (7) AIRFLOW (7) AIRGLOW (7) FLOWIER (7) FRAGILE (7) GLOWIER (7)
Score: 24–6 (max 33)

Round 5: S A N U R B U E V

Phil: BRAVES (6)
Jordan: BURNS (5)
DC: RAVENS (6) VENUS (5)
OT: AUBURNS (7) BUREAUS (7)
Score: 30–6 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 8, 3, 5, 5, 7. Target: 125.

Phil: 125. ((7 + 3) x 5) + 75 (10)
Jordan: 125. ((5 + 5) x (8 - 3)) + 75 (10)
Score: 40–16 (max 50)

Steve talks about the "handicap principle".

Round 7: P U M N O A T D I

Phil: PODIUM (6)
Jordan: MOUNT (5)
DC: PUMA (4) TINAMOU (7) IMPOUND (7)
OT: MAINTOP (7) MANITOU (7) MATIPOU (7) OPUNTIA (7) PANTOUM (7) TAMPION (7) UTOPIAN (7)
Score: 46–16 (max 57)

Round 8: U S E Z A C T R O

Phil: COURTS (6)
Jordan: tracers
DC: RATS (4) CATS (4) OUTRACES (8)
Score: 52–16 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 75, 100, 8, 3, 7. Target: 322.

Phil: 321. (3 x 100) + ((75 / 25) x 7) (7)
Jordan: 324.
RR: 322. ((100 - (8 - 7)) x 3) + 25 (10)
Score: 59–16 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: FEARWRITE -> FIREWATER

Round 10: T A R T I R N A G

Phil: RATING (6)
Jordan: TARTING (7)
DC: GNAT (4)
OT: AGITANT (7) ARRAIGN (7) GRANITA (7) RATTING (7) TARRING (7)
Score: 59–23 (max 82)

Round 11: L I T E L N A O H

Phil: ELATION (7)
Jordan: LOATHE (6)
DC: ETHANOL (7) LION (4)
OT: ALNOITE (7) ANTHILL (7) HALLION (7) HELLION (7) HOTLINE (7) NEOLITH (7) TELLINA (7) TOENAIL (7)
Score: 66–23 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bomb" and "blockbuster".

Round 12: Y P E I S R E X T

Phil: EXPIRES (7)
Jordan: EXPERTS (7)
DC: PYRITES (7) YETI (4) YETIS (5)
OT: PERSEITY (8) PREEXIST (8) YPERITES (8)
Score: 73–30 (max 97)

Round 13: N I T U D M E P I

Phil: UNITED (6)
Jordan: MINUTED (7)
DC: PIED (4) IMPUDENT (8) UNPITIED (8)
OT: MUTINIED (8)
Score: 73–37 (max 105)

Round 14: 100, 50, 7, 4, 2, 3. Target: 745.

Phil: 745. (7 x 100) + 50 - 3 - 2 (10)
Jordan: 745. (7 x 100) + 50 - 3 - 2 (10)
Score: 83–47 (max 115)

Round 15: R U S T I V I N E

No one buzzes. The answer was INTRUSIVE.
Final Score: 83–47 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Jordan:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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