Thursday 26th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

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Thursday 26th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:52 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 26 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (6 wins, 550 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Mary Anderson. A retired teacher from Dundee. She loves performing karaoke, and her song of choice is "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend".
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S R K E I L N U L
R02: O I A P V N M E H
R03: 75, 6, 9, 3, 1, 10. Target: 218.
TTT: CARRACKET - "The car made a real racket going around here."
R04: O I E S J D U T L
R05: F T C A I E R L A
R06: 75, 10, 9, 2, 10, 1. Target: 320.
R07: N D N I E A X M I
R08: O E I R T L Y T S
R09: 50, 2, 1, 3, 2, 9. Target: 718.
TTT: USINGHEAD - "He tried to use his head, but mentally he wasn't in a good place."
R10: O E I T N L U W T
R11: S P F E I E V R G
R12: A E I P S T E G B
R13: S T D U A O N R P
R14: 50, 2, 1, 9, 6, 3. Target: 993.
R15: I C O N S G R U B (conundrum)


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Round 1: S R K E I L N U L

James: KILLERS (7)
Mary: SULKIER (7)
OT: LINKERS (7) LUNKERS (7) NULLIES (7) REKILLS (7) RELINKS (7) RESKILL (7) RULLIES (7) RUNKLES (7) RUNKLIE (7) SUNLIKE (7) UNLIKES (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: O I A P V N M E H

James: pavine
Mary: VENOM (5)
OT: OPHANIM (7)
Score: 7–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 6, 9, 3, 1, 10. Target: 218.

James: 218. (75 x 3) - (6 + 1) (10)
Mary: 218. (75 x 3) - (6 + 1) (10)
Score: 17–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CARRACKET -> RACETRACK

Round 4: O I E S J D U T L

James: JOUSTED (7)
Mary: jouliest
DC: TEDIOUS (7) JOSTLED (7) LOUDEST (7) SOLITUDE (8)
Score: 24–22 (max 32)

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

James: ARTICLE (7)
Mary: FILTER (6)
DC: FACIAL (6) RECITAL (7)
OT: TAILRACE (8)
Score: 31–22 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 2, 10, 1. Target: 320.

James: 325. ((2 + 1) x 75) + (10 x 10) (7)
Mary: 310.
RR: 320. (9 - 1) x 2 x (10 + 10) (10)
Score: 38–22 (max 50)

John talks about his love of Arsenal F.C., and agonising watching the 2017 FA Cup Final, while filming Benidorm.

Round 7: N D N I E A X M I

James: MANNED (6)
Mary: MEDIAN (6)
DC: MAIDEN (6) DIAMINE (7)
OT: MANNIDE (7)
Score: 44–28 (max 57)

Round 8: O E I R T L Y T S

James: LITTERS (7)
Mary: LOTTERY (7)
DC: TOILETRY (8)
OT: TRIOLETS (8)
Score: 51–35 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 2, 1, 3, 2, 9. Target: 718.

James: 716. ((9 + 3 + 2) x (50 + 1)) + 2 (7)
Mary: 704.
RR: 718. ((((3 x 2) + 1) x 50) + 9) x 2 (10)
Score: 58–35 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: USINGHEAD -> ANGUISHED

Round 10: O E I T N L U W T

James: TOILET (6)
Mary: OUTLET (6)
DC: OUTLINE (7) TOWLINE (7)
OT: ELUTION (7) OUTWENT (7) TOWNLET (7)
Score: 64–41 (max 82)

Round 11: S P F E I E V R G

James: GRIEVES (7)
Mary: GIVERS (6)
DC: PREGIVES (8)
Score: 71–41 (max 90)

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

Round 12: A E I P S T E G B

James: PASTIE (6)
Mary: PASTIE (6)
DC: BAPTISE (7) BEASTIE (7)
OT: SEPTAGE (7)
Score: 77–47 (max 97)

Round 13: S T D U A O N R P

James: ASTOUND (7)
Mary: ASTOUND (7)
DC: PARDONS (7) SUNTRAP (7)
OT: PANDOURS (8) PATURONS (8) PODURANS (8) ROTUNDAS (8)
Score: 84–54 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 2, 1, 9, 6, 3. Target: 993.

James: 994. Mistake in working.
Mary: 994. ((9 + 1) x 2 x 50) - 6 (7)
RR: 993. ((6 - 1 + 50) x 2 x 9) + 3 (10)
Score: 84–61 (max 115)

Round 15: I C O N S G R U B

James buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say OBSCURING which is correct.
Final Score: 94–61 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 3

Mary:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 2

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