Wednesday 11th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 71)

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Wednesday 11th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 71)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:35 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 11 October 2017.

C1: Champion Lawrie Western (1 win, 82 points.) A centre director for a language school based near London.
C2: Challenger Bryony Gettins. An occupational therapist from Newport, Gwent. She's a violinist and once played for the Queen, as her school was celebrating her centenary and the Queen paid a visit. She's now the secretary of the Newport Orchestra too.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E J D A O S X V I
R02: T E O R N O U D S
R03: 5, 3, 9, 2, 10, 7. Target: 618.
TTT: INRUSHGET - "He was in a rush to get some food, he'd never been more starving."
R04: N I A T W R I U K
R05: E T L T U I E L G
R06: 50, 75, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 261.
R07: U L P I A I E B T
R08: L S R I E U D N O
R09: 100, 1, 3, 5, 4, 9. Target: 483.
TTT: DELTAGOOF - "When it comes to operating a lock, this is key."
R10: W I E M R S E E S
R11: I H E D R N A A P
R12: F Y N U A I A R T
R13: E S Q T E A S F M
R14: 25, 8, 8, 3, 1, 5. Target: 268.
R15: G R E E N R U S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: E J D A O S X V I

Lawrie: AVOIDS (6)
Bryony: AVOIDS (6)
DC: OXIDASE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: T E O R N O U D S

Lawrie: ROUNDEST (8)
Bryony: ROOTED (6)
DC: TONSURE (7) TONSURED (8)
OT: TOURNEDOS (18) UNROOSTED (18)
Score: 14–6 (max 25)

Round 3: 5, 3, 9, 2, 10, 7. Target: 618.

Lawrie: 610. Mistake in working.
Bryony: -
RR: 618. (((9 x 10) - (3 - 2)) x 7) - 5 (10)
Score: 14–6 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: INRUSHGET -> HUNGRIEST

Round 4: N I A T W R I U K

Lawrie: TRAIN (5)
Bryony: TRAIN (5)
DC: NUTRIA (6)
OT: KIRTAN (6) TAUIWI (6)
Score: 19–11 (max 41)

Round 5: E T L T U I E L G

Lawrie: gillet
Bryony: gillet
DC: GILET (5) GULLET (6)
OT: GUILLET (7)
Score: 19–11 (max 48)

Round 6: 50, 75, 2, 6, 4, 1. Target: 261.

Lawrie: 260. (50 + 2) x (4 + 1) (7)
Bryony: 258.
RR: 261. ((50 - 2) x 4) + 75 - 6 (10)
Score: 26–11 (max 58)

Michael talks about having a "light rinse" to smarten himself up... :P :oops: :lol:

Round 7: U L P I A I E B T

Lawrie: putable
Bryony: TULIP (5)
DC: PLAIT (5) PITIABLE (8)
Score: 26–16 (max 66)

Round 8: L S R I E U D N O

Lawrie: UNSOILED (8)
Bryony: ROUNDELS (8)
DC: NODULES (7) UNDERSOIL (18)
Score: 34–24 (max 84)

Round 9: 100, 1, 3, 5, 4, 9. Target: 483.

Lawrie: 484.
Bryony: 483. (100 x 5) - (3 + 4 + 9 + 1) (10)
Score: 34–34 (max 94)

Teatime teaser: DELTAGOOF -> FLOODGATE

Round 10: W I E M R S E E S

Lawrie: SEWERS (6)
Bryony: WIRES (5)
DC: MISERS (6) MESSIER (7)
OT: MERESES (7) MERISES (7) MISERES (7) REMISES (7)
Score: 40–34 (max 101)

Round 11: I H E D R N A A P

Lawrie: HANDIER (7)
Bryony: DRAIN (5)
DC: PINHEAD (7) PIRANHA (7)
OT: AIRHEAD (7) ARANEID (7) DAPHNIA (7) HARDPAN (7) HEPARIN (7) PARDINE (7) PINDHER (7) PRADHAN (7) RAPHIDE (7) RHEADIN (7)
Score: 47–34 (max 108)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "argy-bargy".

Round 12: F Y N U A I A R T

Lawrie: FRUITY (6)
Bryony: UNFAIR (6)
DC: NUTRIFY (7)
OT: RUFIYAA (7) UNITARY (7)
Score: 53–40 (max 115)

Round 13: E S Q T E A S F M

Lawrie: FEASTS (6)
Bryony: STEAMS (6)
DC: SESAME (6)
OT: MESETAS (7)
Score: 59–46 (max 122)

Round 14: 25, 8, 8, 3, 1, 5. Target: 268.

Lawrie: -
Bryony: 262. ((8 + 3) x 25) - (8 + 5) (5)
RR: 268. ((8 + 3) x 25) - (8 - 1) (10)
Score: 59–51 (max 132)

Round 15: G R E E N R U S T

No one buzzes. The answer was RESURGENT.
Final Score: 59–51 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Lawrie:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 1

Bryony:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
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