Tuesday 31st October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 85)

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Tuesday 31st October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 85)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 31 October 2017.

C1: Champion Rob McCrudden (1 win, 94 points.) A retired support worker from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
C2: Challenger Jas Bindarh. An investment banking financial controller from London. She's also a part-time magician.
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B O A D G T U I P
R02: M S T E O W I G S
R03: 75, 50, 3, 9, 7, 10. Target: 973.
TTT: INHISEARS - "He was known for this, you only had to look in his ears."
R04: T S D A U P H I L
R05: Q E D K I E U F H
R06: 25, 10, 8, 7, 5, 10. Target: 641.
R07: N O E A I R T R L
R08: V D E U I M F M O
R09: 100, 50, 10, 4, 9, 3. Target: 558.
TTT: SELLTRAYS - "This doesn't describe how Paul Simon performed without Mr Garfunkel."
R10: N D N A E A S P I
R11: S O U N V S I O W
R12: R B C E A I R T O
R13: R M C E I A S S N
R14: 75, 5, 4, 7, 8, 8. Target: 226.
R15: B O A T C I R C A (conundrum)


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Round 1: B O A D G T U I P

Rob: PATIO (5)
Jas: PAID (4)
DC: PIGBOAT (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: M S T E O W I G S

Rob: STOGIES (7)
Jas: WISEST (6)
OT: EGOISTS (7) EGOTISM (7) MITOSES (7) MOSSITE (7) OSMITES (7) SOMITES (7)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 3, 9, 7, 10. Target: 973.

Rob: 973. ((10 + 3) x 75) - (9 - 7) (10)
Jas: -
Score: 22–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: INHISEARS -> HAIRINESS

Round 4: T S D A U P H I L

Rob: PLAUDITS (8)
Jas: STUPID (6)
Score: 30–0 (max 32)

Round 5: Q E D K I E U F H

Rob: defied
Jas: HIKED (5)
OT: EQUID (5) FEUED (5) QUEEF (5) QUEEK (5)
Score: 30–5 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 10, 8, 7, 5, 10. Target: 641.

Rob: -
Jas: 640. ((10 + 10 + 5) x 25) + 8 + 7 (7)
Score: 30–12 (max 44)

John talks about moving to Herefordshire and getting away from London life.

Round 7: N O E A I R T R L

Rob: RELATION (8)
Jas: TRAINER (7)
DC: ORIENTAL (8)
OT: ANTERIOR (8) RITORNEL (8) ROTALINE (8)
Score: 38–12 (max 52)

Round 8: V D E U I M F M O

Rob: FUMED (5)
Jas: VIDEO (5)
DC: MEDIUM (6) VOMMED (6)
Score: 43–17 (max 58)

Round 9: 100, 50, 10, 4, 9, 3. Target: 558.

Rob: 557. Not written down... :oops: :oops:
Jas: 557. ((9 - 4) x 100) + 50 + 10 - 3 (7)
RR: 558. ((4 x 3) + 50) x 9 (10)
Score: 43–24 (max 68)

Teatime teaser: SELLTRAYS -> ARTLESSLY

Round 10: N D N A E A S P I

Rob: INSANE (6)
Jas: SPANNED (7)
OT: PANDANIS (8)
Score: 43–31 (max 76)

Round 11: S O U N V S I O W

Rob: SWOONS (6)
Jas: VOWS (4)
DC: VINOUS (6) WINOS (5)
OT: NOVIOS (6)
Score: 49–31 (max 82)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "balmy" and "barmy".

Round 12: R B C E A I R T O

Rob: CARROT (6)
Jas: CREATOR (7)
DC: TRACER (6) AEROBIC (7) ICEBOAT (7)
OT: CATBRIER (8)
Score: 49–38 (max 90)

Round 13: R M C E I A S S N

Rob: SCREAMS (7)
Jas: MINCERS (7)
DC: RACINESS (8) CARMINE (7)
OT: AMNESICS (8) CARMINES (8) CERIMANS (8) CREMAINS (8) SEMINARS (8)
Score: 56–45 (max 98)

Round 14: 75, 5, 4, 7, 8, 8. Target: 226.

Rob: 226. ((8 - 5) x 75) + 8 - 7 (10)
Jas: 226. ((8 - 5) x 75) + 8 - 7 (10)
Score: 66–55 (max 108)

Round 15: B O A T C I R C A

Rob buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say ACROBATIC which is correct.
Final Score: 76–55 (max 118)

Statistics Corner

Rob:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 7

Jas:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 3.7
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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