Tuesday 24th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 80)

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Tuesday 24th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 80)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:30 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 24 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (4 wins, 356 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Ian Currie. A retired IT specialist from Oxford. He loves prog rock, particularly King Crimson.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R F S M A E A R I
R02: N J T N A I U O R
R03: 50, 6, 1, 5, 9, 8. Target: 878.
TTT: NIGHTDISH - "On reflection, he shouldn't have eaten that spicy dish so late at night."
R04: S X R H I O E S D
R05: R F T I A O C T L
R06: 50, 3, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 572.
R07: P R W E I O P R M
R08: Y T D T I E A G N
R09: 50, 9, 3, 6, 1, 2. Target: 686.
TTT: SAFESPURT - "It's not a long period of going without food, it's your Internet."
R10: B V K L N E A U G
R11: V N M A I E L P A
R12: S L W D I E I U S
R13: R H T D E I E S U
R14: 100, 2, 3, 10, 8, 9. Target: 350.
R15: G R E E N P I L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: R F S M A E A R I

James: FARMERS (7)
Ian: FARMERS (7)
DC: AIRFRAMES (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: N J T N A I U O R

James: JANITOR (7)
Ian: JUNIOR (6)
OT: RAINOUT (7) UNJOINT (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 6, 1, 5, 9, 8. Target: 878.

James: 879. ((9 + 8) x 50) + (6 x 5) - 1 (7)
Ian: 879. Mistake in working.
RR: 878. ((9 + 8) x (50 + 1)) + 5 + 6 (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: NIGHTDISH -> HINDSIGHT

Round 4: S X R H I O E S D

James: DOSSIER (7)
Ian: HOSIER (6)
DC: HOSIERS (7)
OT: HEROIDS (7) OXHERDS (7)
Score: 28–7 (max 42)

Round 5: R F T I A O C T L

James: FROLIC (6)
Ian: RATIO (5)
DC: RICOTTA (7)
OT: TRIFOCAL (8)
Score: 34–7 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 3, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 572.

James: 570. ((8 + 3) x (50 + 1)) + 9 (7)
Ian: -
RR: 572. (8 + 3) x (((9 + 1) / 5) + 50) (10)
Score: 41–7 (max 60)

Adrian talks about the lessons he learnt from his media career.

Round 7: P R W E I O P R M

James: MOPIER (6)
Ian: WORMIER (7)
DC: POMPIER (7) IMPROPER (8)
Score: 41–14 (max 68)

Round 8: Y T D T I E A G N

James: DATING (6)
Ian: EATING (6)
DC: TAGINE (6) TAINTED (7)
OT: DITTANY (7)
Score: 47–20 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 9, 3, 6, 1, 2. Target: 686.

James: 688. ((6 + 1) x 2 x 50) - (9 + 3) (7)
Ian: 688. ((6 + 1) x 2 x 50) - (9 + 3) (7)
RR: 686. (9 - (6 / 3)) x 2 x (50 - 1) (10)
Score: 54–27 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: SAFESPURT -> SUPERFAST

Round 10: B V K L N E A U G

James: BUNGLE (6)
Ian: BANGLE (6)
DC: UNABLE (6)
OT: BELUGA (6) BLAGUE (6) BLUNGE (6) KULANG (6) LANGUE (6) LEGUAN (6) NEBULA (6)
Score: 60–33 (max 91)

Round 11: V N M A I E L P A

James: VENIAL (6)
Ian: IMPALE (6)
DC: IMPALA (6) MANIPLE (7)
OT: VELAMINA (8)
Score: 66–39 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words with origins in the air.

Round 12: S L W D I E I U S

James: SLIDES (6)
Ian: WILDS (5)
DC: DISUSE (6) WIELDS (6) SIDLES (6)
OT: DIESIS (6) ISSUED (6) WISSED (6) WUSSED (6)
Score: 72–39 (max 105)

Round 13: R H T D E I E S U

James: DUSTIER (7)
Ian: DITHERS (7)
DC: SHIRTED (7) USHERED (7) RESIDUE (7)
OT: DIETERS (7) ERUDITE (7) ETHIDES (7) HEISTED (7) HIRSUTE (7) REDUITS (7) REEDISH (7) REISTED (7) RESITED (7) RUDITES (7) STUDIER (7) TRUEISH (7) UREIDES (7)
Score: 79–46 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 2, 3, 10, 8, 9. Target: 350.

James: 350. ((10 - 3) x 100) / 2 (10)
Ian: -
Score: 89–46 (max 122)

Round 15: G R E E N P I L L

James buzzes on 11 seconds to say REPELLING which is correct.
Final Score: 99–46 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

Ian:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

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