Friday 20th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 78)

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Friday 20th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 78)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 20 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (2 wins, 185 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Dylan Henderson. An IT support worker from Dublin. He once did a 15,000ft skydive into the Grand Canyon.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C R C E U N F O W
R02: S P D T A U E N O
R03: 75, 9, 8, 9, 2, 3. Target: 783.
TTT: GREATSKIN - "He had great skin and decided to show it off to the spectators."
R04: F N R I A E S R L
R05: T B I A Y R E N K
R06: 75, 8, 1, 3, 6, 8. Target: 460.
R07: Z L S I N A D V I
R08: S P T O E I R G M
R09: 25, 7, 8, 9, 6, 8. Target: 101.
TTT: MUMSAYING - "Mum keeps saying she's going to get fit, but she's never been near here."
R10: R H M D O E A S I
R11: D X H O A I S J E
R12: T P L N I O I E T
R13: S N R I E O D T I
R14: 6, 4, 1, 9, 9, 5. Target: 429.
R15: M I L I P A R R Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: C R C E U N F O W

James: CONCUR (6)
Dylan: FROWN (5)
DC: FROUNCE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S P D T A U E N O

James: UPDATES (7)
Dylan: PASTED (6)
DC: NOTEPADS (8) OUTSPEND (8)
OT: AUTOPENS (8) PADSTONE (8) TONEPADS (8) UNPASTED (8) UNPOSTED (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 9, 8, 9, 2, 3. Target: 783.

James: 781. ((75 + 3) x (8 + 2)) + (9 / 9) (7)
Dylan: 780.
RR: 783. (9 + 3 + 75) x 9 (10)
Score: 20–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GREATSKIN -> STREAKING

Round 4: F N R I A E S R L

James: RAILERS (7)
Dylan: REFRAINS (8)
DC: SNARLIER (8)
Score: 20–8 (max 33)

Round 5: T B I A Y R E N K

James: tinkery
Dylan: tankier
DC: BARNEY (6) BEATNIK (7)
OT: BREYANI (7) KERATIN (7) KYANITE (7) RABINET (7)
Score: 20–8 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 8, 1, 3, 6, 8. Target: 460.

James: 460. (75 x 6) + 8 + 3 - 1 (10)
Dylan: 460. (75 x 6) + 8 + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 30–18 (max 50)

Adrian talks about trying to get government work via the Civil Service, which also involved a secretive interview with MI5....

Round 7: Z L S I N A D V I

James: ISLAND (6)
Dylan: INLAID (6)
DC: INVALIDS (8)
Score: 36–24 (max 58)

Round 8: S P T O E I R G M

James: IMPORTS (7)
Dylan: ROPIEST (7)
DC: RIPOSTE (7) IMPOSTER (8)
OT: ERGOTISM (8) STOMPIER (8)
Score: 43–31 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 7, 8, 9, 6, 8. Target: 101.

James: 102.
Dylan: 101. ((7 + 6 - 9) x 25) + (8 / 8) (10)
Score: 43–41 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: MUMSAYING -> GYMNASIUM

Round 10: R H M D O E A S I

James: ROADIES (7)
Dylan: RADISH (6)
DC: RADOMES (7) SHADIER (7) MISHEARD (8)
OT: DREAMISH (8) HEIRDOMS (8) MIDSHORE (8) MOHAIRED (8)
Score: 50–41 (max 84)

Round 11: D X H O A I S J E

James: JOSHED (6)
Dylan: SHOED (5)
DC: HOAXES (6) JEHADIS (7)
OT: OXIDASE (7)
Score: 56–41 (max 91)

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

Round 12: T P L N I O I E T

James: PETITION (8)
Dylan: potion
OT: PENTITOL (8) POINTLET (8)
Score: 64–41 (max 99)

Round 13: S N R I E O D T I

James: STEROID (7)
Dylan: STONED (6)
DC: DERISION (8) SEDITION (8)
OT: DISORIENT (18) REDITIONS (18) RETINOIDS (18)
Score: 71–41 (max 117)

Round 14: 6, 4, 1, 9, 9, 5. Target: 429.

James: 430. ((6 x 5) + 9 + 4) x (9 + 1) (7)
Dylan: 431.
RR: 429. ((9 + 1 + 4) x 5 x 6) + 9 (10)
Score: 78–41 (max 127)

Round 15: M I L I P A R R Y

James buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say PRIMARILY which is correct.
Final Score: 88–41 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 3

Dylan:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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