Tuesday 17th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 75)

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Tuesday 17th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 75)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:11 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 17 October 2017.

C1: Champion Alex Smith (3 wins, 231 points.) A student from Birmingham.
C2: Challenger Martin Long. An Apteforumite and customer services advisor from Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire. He's a third Dan karate belt holder.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Whitehall.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T N O E I S H A
R02: Z I G A S I A F C
R03: 25, 9, 2, 1, 9, 8. Target: 832.
TTT: LIAMROGER - "Liam and Roger combined to make such a complicated process."
R04: V O T U S O R E T
R05: N C T A O U S X E
R06: 75, 50, 25, 100, 8, 6. Target: 388.
R07: R J R A E O T L K
R08: T E N I B E M A D
R09: 75, 10, 2, 8, 3, 4. Target: 357.
TTT: WEBOTHRUN - "We both run away when we catch sight of his weapon"
R10: V I R E N U Q R W
R11: L G R E A I F G O
R12: M I R E L A Y P R
R13: T L M U I E B N A
R14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 9. Target: 845.
R15: F U N N I C O G S (conundrum)


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Round 1: L T N O E I S H A

Alex: ETHANOLS (8)
Martin: ENTAILS (7)
DC: HAILSTONE (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: Z I G A S I A F C

Alex: CIGS (4)
Martin: ZIGS (4)
DC: FASCIA (6)
OT: FACIAS (6)
Score: 12–4 (max 24)

Round 3: 25, 9, 2, 1, 9, 8. Target: 832.

Alex: -
Martin: 835. (9 x 9 x (8 + 2)) + 25 (7)
RR: 832. ((9 x 9) + 25 - 2) x 8 (10)
Score: 12–11 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: LIAMROGER -> RIGMAROLE

Round 4: V O T U S O R E T

Alex: OUTROS (6)
Martin: OUTVOTES (8)
DC: STOUT (5) STOUTER (7)
Score: 12–19 (max 42)

Round 5: N C T A O U S X E

Alex: COUNTS (6)
Martin: COUNTS (6)
DC: TOUCANS (7)
OT: ACETOUS (7) ACTUOSE (7) CONTUSE (7) COSTEAN (7) CUENTOS (7) NOCTUAS (7) NUTCASE (7) SOUTANE (7)
Score: 18–25 (max 49)

Round 6: 75, 50, 25, 100, 8, 6. Target: 388.

Alex: 387. (50 x 6) + 75 + (100 / 25) + 8 (7)
Martin: 388. Mistake in working.
RR: 388. (50 x 8) - ((6 x 100) / (75 - 25)) (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 59)

Michael talks about his Netflix travel show with his son, Jack, in Cambodia, and an interesting massage.... :P :P :lol: :lol:

Round 7: R J R A E O T L K

Alex: REALTOR (7)
Martin: TALKER (6)
OT: RELATOR (7)
Score: 32–25 (max 66)

Round 8: T E N I B E M A D

Alex: MATINEE (7)
Martin: BEDTIME (7)
DC: DEMENTIA (8)
Score: 39–32 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 10, 2, 8, 3, 4. Target: 357.

Alex: 357. (4 x 75) + ((8 - 2) x 10) - 3 (10)
Martin: 357. ((3 + 2) x 75) - 10 - 8 (10)
Score: 49–42 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: WEBOTHRUN -> BOWHUNTER

Round 10: V I R E N U Q R W

Alex: QUIVER (6)
Martin: QUIVER (6)
DC: RIVER (5)
OT: RUINER (6) WIVERN (6)
Score: 55–48 (max 90)

Round 11: L G R E A I F G O

Alex: FLOGGER (7)
Martin: FOGGIER (7)
DC: FRAGILE (7)
OT: FLAGGER (7) FOLIAGE (7) LAGGIER (7)
Score: 62–55 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some first names that originated in literature.

Round 12: M I R E L A Y P R

Alex: PALMIER (7)
Martin: MERRILY (7)
DC: PRIMARY (7) LAMPREY (7)
OT: IMPALER (7) LEMPIRA (7) PALMERY (7) PREMIAL (7) PRIAMEL (7) PRIMELY (7) RAMPIER (7) RAMPIRE (7)
Score: 69–62 (max 104)

Round 13: T L M U I E B N A

Alex: MUTABLE (7)
Martin: AMBIENT (7)
DC: BITUMEN (7) BAILMENT (8)
OT: TABLINUM (8) UNITABLE (8)
Score: 76–69 (max 112)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 5, 9. Target: 845.

Alex: 845. (100 x 9) - 50 - 5 (10)
Martin: 845. (100 x 9) - 50 - 5 (10)
Score: 86–79 (max 122)

Round 15: F U N N I C O G S

Alex buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say CONFUSING which is correct.
Final Score: 96–79 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Alex:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Martin:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 6

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