Tuesday 26th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 60)

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Tuesday 26th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 26 September 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Peel (5 wins, 446 points.) A business analyst from Durham.
C2: Challenger Ben Humphrey. A mortgage broker from London. He likes going into French bars and taking memorabilia from such places.
DC: Susie Dent and Steve Backshall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T E N O D A F L R
R02: Z E T M A E S C H
R03: 75, 1, 3, 4, 2, 1. Target: 924.
TTT: CALIBREIS - "The calibre of this person is of someone who is easily angered."
R04: Y T D I A I L R A
R05: V I L O T N P E S
R06: 100, 7, 8, 4, 7, 3. Target: 858.
R07: M O P I T G A X S
R08: D E L T I R E B N
R09: 75, 1, 7, 2, 8, 9. Target: 724.
TTT: TOREFLAPS - "You can move pretty fast with these in the cyberworld."
R10: G I R S G A U O N
R11: H E M W A T E D R
R12: V I R J A E L F B
R13: S U P R A E D A S
R14: 75, 2, 10, 6, 10, 7. Target: 669.
R15: T E D D Y R O S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T E N O D A F L R

Phil: ATONED (6)
Ben: donater
DC: FORELAND (8) TOAD (4)
OT: DEFLATOR (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Z E T M A E S C H

Phil: MATCHES (7)
Ben: MATCHES (7)
DC: TEACHES (7) CATS (4)
OT: MACHETES (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 1, 3, 4, 2, 1. Target: 924.

Phil: 924. 4 x 3 x (75 + 2) (10)
Ben: 924. Mistake in working.
Score: 23–7 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: CALIBREIS -> IRASCIBLE

Round 4: Y T D I A I L R A

Phil: DIARY (5)
Ben: DAILY (5)
DC: TARDILY (7)
OT: RADIALITY (18)
Score: 28–12 (max 44)

Round 5: V I L O T N P E S

Phil: POINTS (6)
Ben: PILOTS (6)
DC: NOVELIST (8) VOLES (5)
OT: POINTELS (8) POTLINES (8)
Score: 34–18 (max 52)

Round 6: 100, 7, 8, 4, 7, 3. Target: 858.

Phil: 859. ((100 + 7) x 8) + 3 (7)
Ben: 857. ((100 + 7) x 8) + 4 - 3 (7)
Score: 41–25 (max 59)

Steve talks about animal symbiosis.

Round 7: M O P I T G A X S

Phil: MOIST (5)
Ben: MOIST (5)
DC: IMPASTO (7) STAG (4) pita TOPI (4)
OT: MATIPOS (7)
Score: 46–30 (max 66)

Round 8: D E L T I R E B N

Phil: BLINDER (7)
Ben: BLENDER (7)
DC: TREBLED (7) RELINED (7) BENDIER (7) TENDRIL (7) brent INTERBED (8)
OT: RENDIBLE (8)
Score: 53–37 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 1, 7, 2, 8, 9. Target: 724.

Phil: 723. ((9 + 1) x (75 - 2)) - 7 (7)
Ben: 723. ((9 + 1) x (75 - 2)) - 7 (7)
RR: 724. (75 x 9) + ((8 - 1) x 7) (10)
Score: 60–44 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: TOREFLAPS -> TERAFLOPS

Round 10: G I R S G A U O N

Phil: SOURING (7)
Ben: GOINGS (6)
DC: GRISON (6) SUGARING (8)
OT: AROUSING (8) GAUGINOS (8) GROUSING (8)
Score: 67–44 (max 92)

Round 11: H E M W A T E D R

Phil: WATERED (7)
Ben: WATERED (7)
DC: DREAMT (6) HERD (4)
OT: WREATHED (8)
Score: 74–51 (max 100)

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

Round 12: V I R J A E L F B

Phil: JAILER (6)
Ben: BRIEF (5)
DC: FRIABLE (7) RAIL (4)
OT: FIRABLE (7)
Score: 80–51 (max 107)

Round 13: S U P R A E D A S

Phil: PARADES (7)
Ben: SPREADS (7)
DC: ASSURED (7) RUSA (4)
OT: ADPRESS (7) PASEARS (7) PASSADE (7) PAUSERS (7) PRASADS (7) RADEAUS (7) SARAPES (7)
Score: 87–58 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 2, 10, 6, 10, 7. Target: 669.

Phil: 669. ((7 + 2) x 75) - 6 (10)
Ben: 669. Mistake in working.
Score: 97–58 (max 124)

Round 15: T E D D Y R O S E

Phil buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say DESTROYED which is correct.
Final Score: 107–58 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 5

Ben:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 2

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