Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

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Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:25 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 12 October 2017.

C1: Champion Lawrie Western (2 wins, 141 points.) A centre director for a language school based near London.
C2: Challenger Alex Smith. A student from Birmingham. He once ate the "legendary" durian fruit, and said it tasted like a mixture of vomit and smelly socks. :P :P :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E R L I O P T O V
R02: M G C E U E D P A
R03: 2, 5, 6, 2, 4, 7. Target: 674.
TTT: SIPSTEINS - "He sips away at several steins of beer until he's affected by this."
R04: L M C G A I E D I
R05: E B S N A O S H E
R06: 100, 9, 4, 5, 8, 3. Target: 294.
R07: O R N R T A U E Z
R08: N S L O E P L U S
R09: 6, 2, 7, 8, 5, 2. Target: 122.
TTT: LEEISCALM - "Lee is calm until he goes to fill up the kettle, it's full of this."
R10: N G D E I E S S U
R11: P I R N T U O V B
R12: N R X I A A R T I
R13: A O W D R E O M R
R14: 25, 3, 2, 4, 7, 2. Target: 413.
R15: A I R F I D G E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: E R L I O P T O V

Lawrie: LOOPIER (7)
Alex: OVERTIP (7)
DC: POLITER (7) OVERTOIL (8)
OT: OVERPLOT (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: M G C E U E D P A

Lawrie: pumage
Alex: CAMPED (6)
DC: DECAMP (6) PUDGE (5)
OT: DUMPEE (6) PEDAGE (6) PEMUDA (6)
Score: 7–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 2, 5, 6, 2, 4, 7. Target: 674.

Lawrie: 666. Mistake in working.
Alex: -
RR: 672. 2 x 6 x 2 x 4 x 7 (7)
Score: 7–13 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: SIPSTEINS -> TIPSINESS

Round 4: L M C G A I E D I

Lawrie: CLAIMED (7)
Alex: MAGIC (5)
DC: DECLAIM (7) ALGICIDE (8)
Score: 14–13 (max 29)

Round 5: E B S N A O S H E

Lawrie: BANSHEE (7)
Alex: BANSHEES (8)
Score: 14–21 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 9, 4, 5, 8, 3. Target: 294.

Lawrie: 294. (100 x 3) - (9 - 8 + 5) (10)
Alex: 295.
Score: 24–21 (max 47)

Michael talks about his Far Eastern adventure in Thailand with his son, Jack, and a meeting with Steven Seagal.

Round 7: O R N R T A U E Z

Lawrie: outearn - I'm told that OUTEARN is valid, and might be a game-changer later on... :oops: :oops: :oops:
Alex: RETURN (6)
DC: earnout ORNATE (6) OUTRAN (6)
OT: ORNATURE (8)
Score: 24–27 (max 55)

Round 8: N S L O E P L U S

Lawrie: supple
Alex: PULSES (6)
DC: PUNLESS (7)
OT: ENSOULS (7) ONSELLS (7) SULLENS (7) UPSELLS (7)
Score: 24–33 (max 62)

Round 9: 6, 2, 7, 8, 5, 2. Target: 122.

Lawrie: 126.
Alex: 122. (6 x 2 x (8 + 2)) + 7 - 5 (10)
Score: 24–43 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: LEEISCALM -> LIMESCALE

Round 10: N G D E I E S S U

Lawrie: seedings
Alex: SEEDING (7)
DC: EDGINESS (8) GENIUSES (8)
OT: DINGESES (8) DINGUSES (8) GENIUSED (8)
Score: 24–50 (max 80)

Round 11: P I R N T U O V B

Lawrie: TURNIP (6)
Alex: POINT (5)
OT: ROBINUT (7) RUPTION (7) UNIPORT (7)
Score: 30–50 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of terms derived from falconry.

Round 12: N R X I A A R T I

Lawrie: TRAIN (5)
Alex: TRAIN (5)
DC: RAX (3)
OT: ARRANT (6)
Score: 35–55 (max 93)

Round 13: A O W D R E O M R

Lawrie: ARROWED (7)
Alex: morrowed
DC: MORROW (6) REWORD (6)
OT: WARDROOM (8)
Score: 42–55 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 3, 2, 4, 7, 2. Target: 413.

Lawrie: 412. Mistake in working.
Alex: 421. Mistake in working.
RR: 413. ((25 x 2) + 4 + 3 + 2) x 7 (10)
Score: 42–55 (max 111)

Round 15: A I R F I D G E T

Lawrie buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say GRAFITIED which is incorrect.
Alex does not buzz.
The answer was GRATIFIED.
Final Score: 42–55 (max 121)

Alex might've won, but if OUTEARN had been given, his score would've dropped to 49, and Lawrie's would've gone up to 49.... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o

Statistics Corner

Lawrie:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 56
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 46
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 3.7
Number of maxes - 1

Alex:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 3

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