Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)

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Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 22 September 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Peel (3 wins, 282 points.) A business analyst from Durham.
C2: Challenger Norman Woodcock. A retired plumbing and heating engineer from Liverpool. He supports Everton F.C., and likes looking after his garden.
DC: Susie Dent and Steve Backshall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B I T O R G R U A
R02: T O I L Y A M R E
R03: 50, 25, 9, 2, 7, 3. Target: 113.
TTT: PINKSEVEN - "Handy tools when used correctly, but weapons, when not."
R04: J V I E V W T A Z
R05: D O N I M T E A L
R06: 100, 50, 6, 5, 5, 7. Target: 214.
R07: S O F R E N R U L
R08: F I R U T L A T I
R09: 100, 6, 5, 9, 8, 4. Target: 144.
TTT: BADOLDLEG - "You fail to attend the formal dance and play this instead"
R10: P U N H A E R M B
R11: S U L G E R O S N
R12: X A A D S E I D P
R13: N A L E T S I M E
R14: 50, 100, 25, 6, 5, 6. Target: 283.
R15: Q U I R E C O I L (conundrum)


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Round 1: B I T O R G R U A

Phil: ABOUT (5)
Norman: GROUT (5)
DC: GATOR (5) AGOUTI (6)
OT: BURRITO (7) GOBURRA (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: T O I L Y A M R E

Phil: MAILER (6)
Norman: MAILER (6)
DC: MORAY (5) REALITY (7) MORALITY (8)
OT: MOLARITY (8)
Score: 11–11 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 25, 9, 2, 7, 3. Target: 113.

Phil: 114.
Norman: 113. (50 x 2) + 25 - 9 - 3 (10)
Score: 11–21 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PINKSEVEN -> PENKNIVES

Round 4: J V I E V W T A Z

Phil: WAVE (4)
Norman: WAIVE (5)
DC: WETA (4)
OT: VATJE (5) VIVAT (5)
Score: 11–26 (max 30)

Round 5: D O N I M T E A L

Phil: DOMINATE (8)
Norman: LAMENT (6)
DC: MONAL (5)
OT: MALDONITE (18) MONILATED (18)
Score: 19–26 (max 48)

Round 6: 100, 50, 6, 5, 5, 7. Target: 214.

Phil: 214. ((50 - 7) x 5) - (6 - 5) (10)
Norman: 212.
Score: 29–26 (max 58)

Steve talks about whether animals can show cruelty.

Round 7: S O F R E N R U L

Phil: foulers
Norman: RULERS (6)
DC: FOULER (6) FLEURONS (8) SOLE (4)
OT: FORERUNS (8)
Score: 29–32 (max 66)

Round 8: F I R U T L A T I

Phil: RITUAL (6)
Norman: FRUIT (5)
DC: TITULAR (7) TIT (3)
OT: AIRLIFT (7)
Score: 35–32 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 6, 5, 9, 8, 4. Target: 144.

Phil: 144. (9 x 4) + 8 + 100 (10)
Norman: -
Score: 45–32 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: BADOLDLEG -> DODGEBALL

Round 10: P U N H A E R M B

Phil: unhamper
Norman: NUMBER (6)
DC: PENUMBRA (8) PEN (3)
OT: PREHUMAN (8)
Score: 45–38 (max 91)

Round 11: S U L G E R O S N

Phil: LOUNGERS (8)
Norman: LOUNGERS (8)
DC: GROUSE (6) GULO (4)
OT: ONSURGES (8) REGULONS (8) RUNGLESS (8) SURGEONS (8)
Score: 53–46 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "gin" and "gunpowder".

Round 12: X A A D S E I D P

Phil: PADDIES (7)
Norman: PADDIES (7)
DC: ADDAX (5) ADDAXES (7)
OT: ADAPIDS (7)
Score: 60–53 (max 106)

Round 13: N A L E T S I M E

Phil: MANTLES (7)
Norman: MANLIEST (8)
DC: MANE (4) TAIL (4) ANTS (4) MENTALISE (18)
OT: ENAMELIST (18) LINEMATES (18) NEMALITES (18)
Score: 60–61 (max 124)

Round 14: 50, 100, 25, 6, 5, 6. Target: 283.

Phil: 284. ((50 + 6) x 5) + (100 / 25) (7)
Norman: 281.
RR: 283. ((6 + 5) x 25) + 6 + (100 / 50) (10)
Score: 67–61 (max 134)

Round 15: Q U I R E C O I L

No one buzzes. The answer was LIQUORICE.
Final Score: 67–61 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Norman:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.1
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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