Thursday 19th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 77)

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Thursday 19th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 77)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:24 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 19 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (1 win, 80 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Krishna Shukla. A retired college lecturer from Carshalton, Surrey.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K A E T N S C I R
R02: D L Z A E O D C A
R03: 25, 3, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 951.
TTT: AHCHEATER - "Ah, he was a cheater! That's why she was feeling so much of this."
R04: P U N E T O R T E
R05: R T M I A E N R S
R06: 100, 6, 9, 1, 6, 3. Target: 843.
R07: W P T A O U D V I
R08: E U E F S N Q N L
R09: 50, 7, 6, 9, 1, 3. Target: 765.
TTT: IAPTLYCAR - "I aptly chose to leave the car at home, in case I ended up like this."
R10: R L M U E I S T R
R11: B D R S A E O G R
R12: M G P U A E R L D
R13: H G T O I B Y E S
R14: 100, 9, 1, 6, 5, 4. Target: 110.
R15: W I C K E D T I M (conundrum)


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Round 1: K A E T N S C I R

James: CANISTER (8)
Krishna: CERTAIN (7)
DC: TINKERS (7) CRANKIEST (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: D L Z A E O D C A

James: LOADED (6)
Krishna: cradled
OT: CLADODE (7) DECADAL (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 3, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 951.

James: 950. ((5 x 8) - 3 + 1) x 25 (7)
Krishna: 950. Mistake in working.
RR: 951. ((((9 - 3) x 5) + 8) x 25) + 1 (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: AHCHEATER -> HEARTACHE

Round 4: P U N E T O R T E

James: REPENT (6)
Krishna: PUNTER (6)
DC: PORTENT (7)
OT: ENTREPOT (8)
Score: 27–6 (max 43)

Round 5: R T M I A E N R S

James: MARINERS (8)
Krishna: MINARETS (8)
DC: STRAINER (8)
OT: MARRITES (8) MINESTRA (8) MISANTER (8) RAIMENTS (8) RESTRAIN (8) RETRAINS (8) TERRAINS (8) TIERSMAN (8) TRAINERS (8) TRANSIRE (8)
Score: 35–14 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 6, 9, 1, 6, 3. Target: 843.

James: 842. ((100 + 6) x (9 - 1)) - 6 (7)
Krishna: 839.
RR: 843. ((100 - 6) x 9) - 3 (10)
Score: 42–14 (max 61)

Adrian talks about his love of Scrabble, which he played whilst travelling covering football matches with Lee Dixon.

Round 7: W P T A O U D V I

James: outpaid
Krishna: patoid
DC: UTOPIA (6)
Score: 42–14 (max 67)

Round 8: E U E F S N Q N L

James: FUNNELS (7)
Krishna: FUNNELS (7)
DC: QUEENS (6)
Score: 49–21 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 7, 6, 9, 1, 3. Target: 765.

James: 764. ((9 + 6) x 50) + ((3 - 1) x 7) (7)
Krishna: -
RR: 765. (9 + 6) x (50 + 1) (10)
Score: 56–21 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: IAPTLYCAR -> PARALYTIC

Round 10: R L M U E I S T R

James: LUSTIER (7)
Krishna: MUESLI (6)
DC: MUSTIER (7) MISRULER (8)
OT: SULTRIER (8)
Score: 63–21 (max 92)

Round 11: B D R S A E O G R

James: BOARDERS (8)
Krishna: BOARDERS (8)
DC: REBOARDS (8)
Score: 71–29 (max 100)

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

Round 12: M G P U A E R L D

James: PLAGUED (7)
Krishna: GLARED (6)
OT: PLUMAGED (8)
Score: 78–29 (max 108)

Round 13: H G T O I B Y E S

James: BOTHIES (7)
Krishna: BIGOTS (6)
DC: GOBSHITE (8)
Score: 85–29 (max 116)

Humour and bleeped words aplenty here. :P :P :lol: :lol: :D :D

Round 14: 100, 9, 1, 6, 5, 4. Target: 110.

James: 110. 100 + 6 + 4 (10)
Krishna: 110. 100 + 9 + 1 (10)
Score: 95–39 (max 126)

Round 15: W I C K E D T I M

James buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say MIDWICKET which is correct.
Final Score: 105–39 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 5

Krishna:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 4.7
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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