Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)

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Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:59 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 27 September 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Peel (6 wins, 553 points.) A business analyst from Durham.
C2: Challenger Eoin Jackson. An Apteforumite from Dunmore East, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. He likes visiting Iceland, and once went there to see a Eurovision final. He's wearing a red jumper with a "#1" in a shield. :P 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D E S I N C E L C
R02: Z U R E W O R U S
R03: 50, 8, 4, 9, 7, 3. Target: 507.
TTT: HATELOOMS - "Your hate for someone looms large because you think they're this."
R04: J E F O P I L U N
R05: W I R O B E T Q P
R06: 100, 75, 2, 1, 9, 3. Target: 999.
R07: R A D I R P E O A
R08: T I L A S O N E F
R09: 10, 2, 7, 6, 5, 5. Target: 346.
TTT: HASLYRICS - "Perhaps it has the lyrics to Madame Butterfly on the inside, perhaps?"
R10: T I S A Y E H T O
R11: G E V O T E S R A
R12: M E H O M E S A R
R13: V I L E M I R E S
R14: 100, 75, 8, 3, 1, 10. Target: 272.
R15: R O Y L O C K E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: D E S I N C E L C

Phil: incensed
Eoin: SILENCED (8)
DC: DECLINES (8)
OT: LICENCED (8) LICENCES (8) LICENSED (8) SCIENCED (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: Z U R E W O R U S

Phil: ROWERS (6)
Eoin: SOURER (6)
DC: SWORE (5)
OT: ROUSER (6) USURER (6)
Score: 6–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 8, 4, 9, 7, 3. Target: 507.

Phil: 507. ((9 + 4 - 3) x 50) + 7 (10)
Eoin: 507. (50 x 9) + (7 x 8) + 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 16–24 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: HATELOOMS -> LOATHSOME

Round 4: J E F O P I L U N

Phil: UNPILE (6)
Eoin: LUPINE (6)
DC: JOULE (5) PENFUL (6)
OT: UNIPOLE (7)
Score: 22–30 (max 31)

Round 5: W I R O B E T Q P

Phil: pirot
Eoin: BOWIE (5)
DC: PROBE (5)
OT: OBITER (6) PORITE (6) PORTIE (6) PROBIE (6) PROBIT (6)
Score: 22–35 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 75, 2, 1, 9, 3. Target: 999.

Phil: 999. ((9 + 1) x 100) - (3 - 2) (10)
Eoin: 999. ((100 + 3) x 9) + 75 - 1 - 2 (10)
Score: 32–45 (max 47)

Jon talks about his new UK tour, "The Great British Take Off".

Round 7: R A D I R P E O A

Phil: roadier
Eoin: DOPIER (6)
DC: PARRIED (7) AIRDROP (7)
OT: PARADER (7) PARADOR (7) PAREIRA (7)
Score: 32–51 (max 54)

Round 8: T I L A S O N E F

Phil: felations
Eoin: INFLATES (8)
DC: TOENAILS (8) FOLIATES (8)
OT: ALNOITES (8) FLOATIES (8) OLIFANTS (8)
Score: 32–59 (max 62)

Round 9: 10, 2, 7, 6, 5, 5. Target: 346.

Phil: 346. (5 x 7 x 10) - (6 - 2) (10)
Eoin: 346. (5 x 7 x 10) - (6 - 2) (10)
Score: 42–69 (max 72)

Bizarrely, Rachel wrote down 5 + 7, rather than 5 x 7 here.... :oops: :oops: :P :P :roll: :roll:

Teatime teaser: HASLYRICS -> CHRYSALIS

Round 10: T I S A Y E H T O

Phil: TOASTY (6)
Eoin: HOTTIES (7)
DC: ATHEIST (7) ISOHYET (7)
OT: OATIEST (7) OSTIATE (7) SATIETY (7) STAITHE (7) TOASTIE (7)
Score: 42–76 (max 79)

Round 11: G E V O T E S R A

Phil: goaters
Eoin: OVEREATS (8)
DC: OVERAGES (8) GOVE
OT: OVERGETS (8)
Score: 42–84 (max 87)

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

Round 12: M E H O M E S A R

Phil: REHOMES (7)
Eoin: REHOMES (7)
DC: HAMMERS (7)
OT: MAHSEER (7) MARMOSE (7) SHAMMER (7)
Score: 49–91 (max 94)

Round 13: V I L E M I R E S

Phil: SMILIER (7)
Eoin: SLIMIER (7)
DC: LIVERIES (8) REVILES (7)
Score: 56–98 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 75, 8, 3, 1, 10. Target: 272.

Phil: 275.
Eoin: 272. ((10 - 8) x 100) + 75 - 3 (10)
Score: 56–108 (max 112)

Round 15: R O Y L O C K E D

Eoin buzzes on 18.5 seconds to say CROOKEDLY which is correct.
Final Score: 56–118 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 56
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 5

Eoin:
Total score - 118
Raw score - 118
Total % of max - 97
Raw % of max - 97
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

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