Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

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Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:15 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 28 September 2017.

C1: Champion Eoin Jackson (1 win, 118 points.) An Apteforumite from Dunmore East, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. He's wearing a grey/blue jumper with a "#2" in a shield. :P 8-)
C2: Challenger Simon Pryor. A technical assistant from St. Albans, Hertfordshire. He has a massive vinyl collection and likes going to festivals including Glastonbury 2017.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N I K A G O T E S
R02: N L W E O R P I O
R03: 100, 25, 10, 2, 10, 6. Target: 634.
TTT: POTWASHES - "She pot washes all day long in this dirty, horrible workplace."
R04: R L U I C V M U A
R05: S E T O Y E S O F
R06: 100, 4, 1, 6, 10, 7. Target: 736.
R07: D E N A T E M A L
R08: R P I O E Q P R U
R09: 4, 7, 9, 7, 4, 10. Target: 449.
TTT: BOBRENTSA - "Bob rents a pineapple under the sea. He is a sponge after all."
R10: S L M E I S R U S
R11: L E S A P I G A T
R12: X L F E I T D A E
R13: S I R A C E S O H
R14: 4, 2, 3, 6, 7, 5. Target: 884.
R15: C I T Y S E N S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N I K A G O T E S

Eoin: AGONISE (7)
Simon: TAKINGS (7)
DC: TANGOES (7) GOATSKIN (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N L W E O R P I O

Eoin: LOOPIER (7)
Simon: prowline
DC: PROLINE (7) LOOPIER (7)
OT: LOONIER (7) PLERION (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 10, 2, 10, 6. Target: 634.

Eoin: 635. (6 x 100) + 25 + 10 (7)
Simon: 635. (6 x 100) + 25 + 10 (7)
RR: 634. ((25 + 2) x (10 + 10)) + 100 - 6 (10)
Score: 21–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: POTWASHES -> SWEATSHOP

Round 4: R L U I C V M U A

Eoin: CURIUM (6)
Simon: uncurl
DC: VACUUM (6)
OT: ALUMIC (6) CUMULI (6) MAULVI (6) URACIL (6) URAMIL (6) UVULAR (6)
Score: 27–14 (max 31)

Round 5: S E T O Y E S O F

Eoin: FOOTS (5)
Simon: SOFTY (5)
OT: FEYEST (6) FOOTSY (6) OTOSES (6) SETOSE (6)
Score: 32–19 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 4, 1, 6, 10, 7. Target: 736.

Eoin: 736. Mistake in working.
Simon: 739. (7 x 100) + (4 x 10) - 1 (7)
RR: 736. ((100 + 6) x 7) - 10 + 4 (10)
Score: 32–26 (max 47)

Jon talks about co-hosting the Cheltenham Science Festival, and being told about how people learn to laugh. :lol:

Round 7: D E N A T E M A L

Eoin: MANDATE (7)
Simon: MANDATE (7)
DC: EMANATED (8)
OT: LAMENTED (8) TEAMLAND (8)
Score: 39–33 (max 55)

Round 8: R P I O E Q P R U

Eoin: POURER (6)
Simon: QUIPPER (7)
Score: 39–40 (max 62)

Round 9: 4, 7, 9, 7, 4, 10. Target: 449.

Eoin: 450. ((7 / 7) + 4) x 10 x 9 (7)
Simon: 450. ((7 x 7) - 4) x 10 (7)
RR: 449. (((9 x 4) + 4) x 10) + (7 x 7) (10)
Score: 46–47 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: BOBRENTSA -> ABSORBENT

Round 10: S L M E I S R U S

Eoin: MISRULES (8)
Simon: SMILERS (7)
DC: SURMISES (8)
OT: MISUSERS (8)
Score: 54–47 (max 80)

Round 11: L E S A P I G A T

Eoin: patties
Simon: PALEST (6)
DC: PIGLETS (7) SPATIAL (7)
OT: AGALITES (8) STAPELIA (8)
Score: 54–53 (max 88)

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

Round 12: X L F E I T D A E

Eoin: FAILED (6)
Simon: DEFILE (6)
DC: TELEFAX (7)
OT: ADELITE (7) DEFLATE (7) EXALTED (7) FIXATED (7)
Score: 60–59 (max 95)

Round 13: S I R A C E S O H

Eoin: CHASERS (7)
Simon: CHAIRS (6)
DC: CASHIERS (8)
OT: COARSISH (8) ORCHISES (8)
Score: 67–59 (max 103)

Round 14: 4, 2, 3, 6, 7, 5. Target: 884.

Eoin: 882. (5 + 2) x 3 x 6 x 7 (7)
Simon: 887.
RR: 884. ((((6 x 5) + 2) x 7) - 3) x 4 (10)
Score: 74–59 (max 113)

Round 15: C I T Y S E N S E

No one buzzes. The answer was NECESSITY.
Final Score: 74–59 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Eoin:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

Simon:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 1

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