Tuesday 10th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 70)

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Tuesday 10th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 70)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 10 October 2017.

C1: Champion Owen Taaffe (1 win, 84 points.) A company director from County Dublin.
C2: Challenger Lawrie Western. A centre director for a language school based near London.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B A T R E S P A L
R02: T U N R E Q P I N
R03: 25, 9, 1, 2, 1, 9. Target: 745.
TTT: WINTERNUT - "Some established practices are accepted without being committed to paper."
R04: E L G I F Y O N R
R05: J E S V I S E N T
R06: 7, 9, 1, 2, 10, 3. Target: 130.
R07: N A T S I F A T U
R08: I S D O E R N D A
R09: 100, 5, 6, 3, 6, 4. Target: 284.
TTT: NANCYAEON - "Nancy took an aeon to get ready this morning much to my dismay."
R10: I P V A I B X O A
R11: D E M C U T H A O
R12: E D R H I S L A T
R13: Z E S L I R M O P
R14: 6, 3, 1, 2, 4, 7. Target: 835.
R15: R O T O M U R C O (conundrum)


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Round 1: B A T R E S P A L

Owen: bleaters
Lawrie: TABLERS (7)
DC: PARTABLE (8)
OT: ARBALEST (8) LATEBRAS (8) PALESTRA (8) PARABLES (8) PARSABLE (8) PREBASAL (8) SPARABLE (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T U N R E Q P I N

Owen: PUNNIER (7)
Lawrie: PUNIER (6)
OT: PRUNETIN (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 9, 1, 2, 1, 9. Target: 745.

Owen: -
Lawrie: 750. Mistake in working.
RR: 747. (7)
OT: 747. ((25 x (2 + 1)) + 9 - 1) x 9 (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: WINTERNUT -> UNWRITTEN

Round 4: E L G I F Y O N R

Owen: GLORIFY (7)
Lawrie: flyering
OT: FINGERLY (8) REFLYING (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 31)

Round 5: J E S V I S E N T

Owen: VINES (5)
Lawrie: INVESTS (7)
DC: JESSIE (6)
OT: NEVISES (7) SENSIVE (7) TENSIVE (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 38)

Round 6: 7, 9, 1, 2, 10, 3. Target: 130.

Owen: 130. (9 + 3 + 1) x 10 (10)
Lawrie: 130. (10 + 3) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 48)

Dr. Phil continues talking "behind the headlines" in regards to the NHS, with false claims about getting fat.

Round 7: N A T S I F A T U

Owen: FAINTS (6)
Lawrie: FAINTS (6)
DC: ATTAINS (7)
OT: FANTAST (7) FUSTIAN (7)
Score: 30–30 (max 55)

Round 8: I S D O E R N D A

Owen: ANODISED (8)
Lawrie: SANDIER (7)
DC: ADENOIDS (8) SARDINED (8)
OT: ADONISED (8) ANDROIDS (8) ANEROIDS (8) ANODISER (8) INDORSED (8) ORDAINED (8) ROADSIDE (8)
Score: 38–30 (max 63)

Round 9: 100, 5, 6, 3, 6, 4. Target: 284.

Owen: 284. ((100 - 5) x 3) - (6 / 6) (10)
Lawrie: 284. (100 x 3) - 6 - 4 - 6 (10)
Score: 48–40 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: NANCYAEON -> ANNOYANCE

Round 10: I P V A I B X O A

Owen: apoxia
Lawrie: BOX (3)
DC: POX (3)
OT: ABOX (4) BAAP (4) IXIA (4) PIAI (4) PIVA (4) PIVO (4)
Score: 48–43 (max 77)

Round 11: D E M C U T H A O

Owen: MOUTHED (7)
Lawrie: MOUTHED (7)
DC: MATCHED (7)
OT: CATHODE (7) MOUCHED (7) TOUCHED (7)
Score: 55–50 (max 84)

Round 12: E D R H I S L A T

Owen: HARDIEST (8)
Lawrie: HARDIEST (8)
DC: HERALDIST (18)
Score: 63–58 (max 102)

Round 13: Z E S L I R M O P

Owen: PROMISE (7)
Lawrie: SPOILER (7)
DC: IMPLORES (8)
OT: PELORISM (8)
Score: 70–65 (max 110)

Round 14: 6, 3, 1, 2, 4, 7. Target: 835.

Owen: -
Lawrie: 840. 7 x 6 x 4 x (3 + 2) (7)
RR: 835. ((7 x 6 x 4) - 1) x (3 + 2) (10)
Score: 70–72 (max 120)

Round 15: R O T O M U R C O

Lawrie buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say COURTROOM which is correct.
Final Score: 70–82 (max 130)

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

Statistics Corner

Owen:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 4

Lawrie:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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