Friday 13th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

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Friday 13th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 13 October 2017.

C1: Champion Alex Smith (1 win, 55 points.) A student from Birmingham.
C2: Challenger Margaret Johnson. A retired financial adviser from Stockport, Greater Manchester. She likes to travel to the Far East a lot, especially Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T V H E O I S T E
R02: J T K A I E F T O
R03: 50, 2, 6, 7, 4, 4. Target: 791.
TTT: ONLASTLEG - "He felt like he was on his last legs, until he had this removed."
R04: Q R L I E A T Y W
R05: D L N E E A M S I
R06: 50, 6, 2, 10, 4, 7. Target: 340.
R07: F D S A E T G U I
R08: L M S A I A G P I
R09: 50, 2, 9, 3, 4, 3. Target: 554.
TTT: DRAKETUNE - "Pass someone on the inside before arranging a funeral, perhaps?"
R10: R P S U O E X R L
R11: H N L E A O R L E
R12: C D S O I A W N I
R13: T S D A O E P R T
R14: 25, 6, 8, 9, 5, 4. Target: 960.
R15: T Y I N G L O V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T V H E O I S T E

Alex: HOTTIES (7)
Margaret: THIEVES (7)
OT: VETOIST (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: J T K A I E F T O

Alex: fattie
Margaret: fattie
DC: FAKIE (5) FEIJOA (6)
Score: 7–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 50, 2, 6, 7, 4, 4. Target: 791.

Alex: 791. (4 x 4 x 50) - (7 + 2) (10)
Margaret: 791. (4 x 4 x 50) - (7 + 2) (10)
Score: 17–17 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ONLASTLEG -> GALLSTONE

Round 4: Q R L I E A T Y W

Alex: REALITY (7)
Margaret: variety
DC: WEARILY (7) WATERILY (8)
Score: 24–17 (max 31)

Round 5: D L N E E A M S I

Alex: MEALIES (7)
Margaret: MISLEAD (7)
DC: LIMEADES (8)
OT: MELANISED (18)
Score: 31–24 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 6, 2, 10, 4, 7. Target: 340.

Alex: 340. (7 x 50) - 10 (10)
Margaret: 340. (7 x 50) - 10 (10)
Score: 41–34 (max 59)

Michael talks about being near film stars while they're getting autographs.

Round 7: F D S A E T G U I

Alex: GUIDES (6)
Margaret: STAGED (6)
DC: FIDGETS (7) FATIGUED (8) GAUDIEST (8)
OT: FATIGUES (8)
Score: 47–40 (max 67)

Round 8: L M S A I A G P I

Alex: GLAMPS (6)
Margaret: PALMS (5)
DC: IMPALA (6) MAGILP (6) SALAMI (6)
OT: IMPALAS (7) MAGSLIP (7) MALPAIS (7)
Score: 53–40 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 2, 9, 3, 4, 3. Target: 554.

Alex: 554. ((9 + 2) x 50) + 4 (10)
Margaret: 554. ((9 + 2) x 50) + 4 (10)
Score: 63–50 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: DRAKETUNE -> UNDERTAKE

Round 10: R P S U O E X R L

Alex: PULSE (5)
Margaret: LOSER (5)
DC: POURERS (7)
OT: LEPROUS (7) PELORUS (7) PLEXORS (7) PURLERS (7) REPOURS (7) ROUPERS (7) SLURPER (7)
Score: 68–55 (max 91)

Round 11: H N L E A O R L E

Alex: haller
Margaret: HEALER (6)
DC: EARHOLE (7)
OT: LLANERO (7) RELLENO (7)
Score: 68–61 (max 98)

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

Round 12: C D S O I A W N I

Alex: ICONS (5)
Margaret: DAWNS (5)
DC: CASINO (6) SWAIN (5)
OT: ADONICS (7) CONIDIA (7)
Score: 73–66 (max 105)

Round 13: T S D A O E P R T

Alex: PROTEST (7)
Margaret: ADOPTERS (8)
DC: PROSTATE (8) READOPTS (8) TETRAPODS (18)
Score: 73–74 (max 123)

Round 14: 25, 6, 8, 9, 5, 4. Target: 960.

Alex: 955. (((9 x 4) + 8 - 6) x 25) + 5 (7)
Margaret: -
RR: 960. 4 x 6 x 5 x 8 (10)
Score: 80–74 (max 133)

Round 15: T Y I N G L O V E

Alex buzzes on 24.5 seconds to say EVOTINGLY which is incorrect.
Margaret does not buzz.
The answer, given in the audience by a gentleman who looks very much like our very own Zubair Patel, was LONGEVITY. 8-) :D :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:
Final Score: 80–74 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Alex:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Margaret:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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