Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)

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Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:40 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 27 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (7 wins, 644 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Charlie Turner. From Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. He's currently in his final year as a maths student at the University of Warwick. He's also captain of the university's cricket team.
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C G D A I E R D W
R02: S O E R M A S N O
R03: 25, 8, 2, 4, 9, 5. Target: 527.
TTT: DOWNSARMS - "He puts down his weapon and has a little dance instead."
R04: S U E H T B A O T
R05: M L D A U I O S Q
R06: 9, 8, 2, 4, 10, 4. Target: 562.
R07: L W N E A I T M L
R08: T B O E P O Y T D
R09: 100, 4, 2, 2, 10, 6. Target: 606.
TTT: DIREMEALS - "The holiday rep said the meals were very good, he clearly lied."
R10: M N E I L R A T U
R11: S H N E E A L T G
R12: C O U G S A P S I
R13: P T P E A I V S O
R14: 2, 2, 7, 8, 1, 1. Target: 654.
R15: R O O T V E G I S (conundrum)


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Round 1: C G D A I E R D W

James: CADGED (6)
Charlie: CAGED (5)
DC: CADGER (6) CADDIE (6)
OT: CAGIER (6) CARDED (6) CARDIE (6) EARWIG (6) GARDIE (6) GIRDED (6) GRACED (6) GRADED (6) RADDIE (6) RADGIE (6) RAIDED (6) RIDGED (6) WADDER (6) WARDED (6) WIDGER (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: S O E R M A S N O

James: SERMONS (7)
Charlie: MAROONS (7)
DC: REASONS (7) OARSMEN (7)
OT: ROMANSOS (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 8, 2, 4, 9, 5. Target: 527.

James: 526.
Charlie: 527. (((5 x 4) + 9 - 8) x 25) + 2 (10)
Score: 13–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DOWNSARMS -> SWORDSMAN

Round 4: S U E H T B A O T

James: BATHES (6)
Charlie: BOATS (5)
DC: BATHOS (6) ABOUTS (6)
OT: BATTUES (7) HAUTEST (7)
Score: 19–17 (max 31)

Round 5: M L D A U I O S Q

James: MOULDS (6)
Charlie: QUAILS (6)
DC: QUALM (5) QUALMS (6) SQUALID (7)
OT: DUALISM (7) QUIDAMS (7)
Score: 25–23 (max 38)

Round 6: 9, 8, 2, 4, 10, 4. Target: 562.

James: 561. ((9 - 2) x 10 x 8) + (4 / 4) (7)
Charlie: 561. ((9 - 2) x 10 x 8) + (4 / 4) (7)
RR: 562. ((10 + 4) x (9 - 4) x 8) + 2 (10)
Score: 32–30 (max 48)

John talks about how he acquired his voice for Boycie.

Round 7: L W N E A I T M L

James: LAWMEN (6)
Charlie: MANTLE (6)
DC: AILMENT (7) ALIMENT (7)
OT: MALLEIN (7) MANILLE (7) MITELLA (7) TELLINA (7)
Score: 38–36 (max 55)

Round 8: T B O E P O Y T D

James: POTTED (6)
Charlie: BOOTED (6)
DC: POOTED (6)
OT: OOTYPE (6) PTOOEY (6) TOOTED (6)
Score: 44–42 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 4, 2, 2, 10, 6. Target: 606.

James: 606. (100 x 6) + 4 + 2 (10)
Charlie: 606. (100 x 6) + 4 + 2 (10)
Score: 54–52 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: DIREMEALS -> MISLEADER

Round 10: M N E I L R A T U

James: AILMENT (7)
Charlie: MAILER (6)
DC: MARLINE (7) TRAMLINE (8) TERMINAL (8)
OT: RETINULA (8) RUMANITE (8) RUMINATE (8) TENURIAL (8)
Score: 61–52 (max 79)

Round 11: S H N E E A L T G

James: TANGLES (7)
Charlie: lengthens (misdeclared 8)
DC: LEGATES (7)
OT: LEHENGAS (8)
Score: 68–52 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words that have come from movies.

Round 12: C O U G S A P S I

James: SPACIOUS (8)
Charlie: COUPS (5)
Score: 76–52 (max 95)

Round 13: P T P E A I V S O

James: POSTIE (6)
Charlie: STAVE (5)
DC: APPOSITE (8)
Score: 82–52 (max 103)

Round 14: 2, 2, 7, 8, 1, 1. Target: 654.

James: -
Charlie: -
OT: 504. (2 + 1) x (2 + 1) x 7 x 8 (0)
Score: 82–52 (max 103)

Round 15: R O O T V E G I S

James buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say GROOVIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 92–52 (max 113)

James finishes on 736 points, which currently makes him the #6 seed.

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 5

Charlie:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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