Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

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Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:51 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 18 October 2017.

C1: Champion Alex Smith (4 wins, 327 points.) A student from Birmingham.
C2: Challenger James Kennedy. A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles, making his DC debut. 8-)
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N Z I O U F E G
R02: D M A R E D A T V
R03: 100, 2, 1, 4, 3, 10. Target: 259.
TTT: GLENSOBOE - "Glen was always making jokes about his oboe, he's very saucy."
R04: N M O U T I S A T
R05: B Y M R E A E S L
R06: 50, 5, 3, 2, 6, 5. Target: 975.
R07: S L U P L E I H N
R08: S D N A I E C L Q
R09: 75, 8, 6, 7, 5, 3. Target: 597.
TTT: SMILEYBAR - "Nobody in the bar was smiley, they were all acting this way."
R10: T M R I E O L T H
R11: E I O G F R T U E
R12: S D W A E N P I R
R13: X B R E U O N P A
R14: 25, 7, 1, 9, 8, 4. Target: 985.
R15: L L E S D E N Y S (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N Z I O U F E G

Alex: FOULING (7)
James: FOULING (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D M A R E D A T V

Alex: MATED (5)
James: MADDER (6)
OT: ADREAM (6) ADVERT (6) DARTED (6) DREAMT (6) RETAMA (6) TRADED (6)
Score: 7–13 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 2, 1, 4, 3, 10. Target: 259.

Alex: 260. ((3 - 1) x 100) + ((4 + 2) x 10) (7)
James: 260. (((4 + 1) x 100) / 2) + 10 (7)
RR: 259. ((100 / 4) x 10) + ((2 + 1) x 3) (10)
Score: 14–20 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: GLENSOBOE -> BOLOGNESE

Round 4: N M O U T I S A T

Alex: AMOUNTS (7)
James: AMOUNTS (7)
DC: TINAMOU (7) TINAMOUS (8) MUTATIONS (18)
Score: 21–27 (max 41)

Round 5: B Y M R E A E S L

Alex: MARBLES (7)
James: RAMBLES (7)
DC: BLEARY (6) BEAMERS (7)
OT: BELAYERS (8)
Score: 28–34 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 5, 3, 2, 6, 5. Target: 975.

Alex: -
James: -
RR: 975. 5 x 5 x (50 - 6 - 3 - 2) (10)
Score: 28–34 (max 59)

Adrian talks about doing business work experience at the BBC, and even got to ask a question to a certain Lord Sugar.... 8-)

Round 7: S L U P L E I H N

Alex: pullies
James: pullies
DC: UNPILES (7) PLUSHIE (7)
OT: LINEUPS (7) LUPINES (7) NULLIES (7) PILULES (7) PLENISH (7) UNPLIES (7) UPHILLS (7)
Score: 28–34 (max 66)

Round 8: S D N A I E C L Q

Alex: CANDLES (7)
James: CANDLES (7)
OT: CALENDS (7) CANDIES (7) CELSIAN (7) DECANIS (7) DENIALS (7) INCASED (7) SANICLE (7) SCALDIE (7) SCALENI (7)
Score: 35–41 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 8, 6, 7, 5, 3. Target: 597.

Alex: 597. (75 x 8) - 3 (10)
James: 597. (75 x 8) - 3 (10)
Score: 45–51 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: SMILEYBAR -> MISERABLY

Round 10: T M R I E O L T H

Alex: MOTLIER (7)
James: mottlier
OT: MOTHIER (7) MOTTLER (7) OMITTER (7) ORTHITE (7) THERMIT (7) TRIOLET (7)
Score: 52–51 (max 90)

Round 11: E I O G F R T U E

Alex: GOITRE (6)
James: FORGET (6)
DC: GOUT (4) GOUTIER (7)
OT: FOREGUT (7)
Score: 58–57 (max 97)

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

Round 12: S D W A E N P I R

Alex: PRAISED (7)
James: SPRAINED (8)
DC: DESPAIR (7) SPAWNED (7)
Score: 58–65 (max 105)

Round 13: X B R E U O N P A

Alex: BARON (5)
James: BEANO (5)
DC: UNROPE (6) URBANE (6)
OT: EXURBAN (7) PRONUBA (7)
Score: 63–70 (max 112)

Round 14: 25, 7, 1, 9, 8, 4. Target: 985.

Alex: 985. ((9 + 1) x 4 x 25) - 8 - 7 (10)
James: 985. ((9 + 1) x 4 x 25) - 8 - 7 (10)
Score: 73–80 (max 122)

Round 15: L L E S D E N Y S

James buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say SILENTLY which is incorrect.
Alex buzzes on 29.5 seconds to say "I've not got a clue, I've no idea, not a clue", which is incorrect.
The answer was ENDLESSLY.
Final Score: 73–80 (max 132)

Interestingly, both players were looking straight on for the conundrum, as apparently both table monitors were out of commission. :shock: :o :oops:

Statistics Corner

Alex:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

James:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

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