Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

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Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 1 November 2017.

C1: Champion Rob McCrudden (2 wins, 170 points.) A retired support worker from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
C2: Challenger Dan Cartwright. A professional singer from Cheshire. He sings in a professional Jersey Boys act.
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T I O E L X A N I
R02: D A U R L E T A L
R03: 75, 10, 1, 1, 9, 6. Target: 235.
TTT: TABLETRUN - "In days of old, they used this at stations, both radio and train."
R04: R I O Y A T L P I
R05: N E G O I S T R U
R06: 25, 1, 10, 3, 10, 7. Target: 485.
R07: A E U I S P T S Z
R08: G D E U R I N R O
R09: 75, 25, 6, 10, 1, 6. Target: 401.
TTT: ACOLDSUIT - "Your freedom will come to a full stop if you get this sentence."
R10: M E A F O S J N U
R11: H I A S M E B R O
R12: N I O S V E W H N
R13: I C S P G E I Q U
R14: 25, 9, 9, 4, 6, 1. Target: 935.
R15: D R I E D P E A S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T I O E L X A N I

Rob: ELATION (7)
Dan: ELATION (7)
DC: TOENAIL (7)
OT: ALNOITE (7) EXILIAN (7) EXITIAL (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D A U R L E T A L

Rob: LATERAL (7)
Dan: ADULATE (7)
DC: ALLURED (7)
OT: DATALLER (8) RADULATE (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 10, 1, 1, 9, 6. Target: 235.

Rob: 235. ((9 - 6) x 75) + 10 (10)
Dan: 235. ((9 - 6) x 75) + 10 (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TABLETRUN -> TURNTABLE

Round 4: R I O Y A T L P I

Rob: TAILOR (6)
Dan: TAILOR (6)
DC: POLARITY (8) PARTLY (6) PARITY (6)
OT: PILOTARI (8) POITRAIL (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 33)

Round 5: N E G O I S T R U

Rob: GOITRES (7)
Dan: STORING (7)
DC: GENITORS (8) ROUTING (7) ROUTEING (8)
OT: NITREOUS (8) OUTRINGS (8) ROSETING (8) ROUGINES (8) ROUSTING (8) ROUTINES (8) SOIGNEUR (8) STURGEON (8) TRIGONES (8)
Score: 37–37 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 1, 10, 3, 10, 7. Target: 485.

Rob: 485. Mistake in working.
Dan: -
RR: 485. (((25 x 7) - 10) x 3) - 10 (10)
Score: 37–37 (max 51)

John talks about filming Benidorm and meeting up with fans.

Round 7: A E U I S P T S Z

Rob: SPITES (6)
Dan: PASTIES (7)
DC: UPSIZES (7)
OT: PATESIS (7) PATSIES (7) PETASUS (7) PUSZTAS (7) SPITZES (7)
Score: 37–44 (max 58)

Round 8: G D E U R I N R O

Rob: GROUNDER (8)
Dan: ROUNDER (7)
DC: GROINED (7) ORDERING (8)
OT: GROUNDIE (8) REGROUND (8)
Score: 45–44 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 25, 6, 10, 1, 6. Target: 401.

Rob: 401. ((75 + 25) x (10 - 6)) + 1 (10)
Dan: 401. ((75 + 25) x (10 - 6)) + 1 (10)
Score: 55–54 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: ACOLDSUIT -> CUSTODIAL

Round 10: M E A F O S J N U

Rob: FAMOUS (6)
Dan: FAMOUS (6)
DC: UNSAFE (6)
OT: MAJOUNS (7)
Score: 61–60 (max 83)

Round 11: H I A S M E B R O

Rob: SOMBRE (6)
Dan: BRAISE (6)
DC: MOREISH (7) HOMBRES (7) HEROISM (7)
OT: BIOHERMS (8) OBEAHISM (8)
Score: 67–66 (max 91)

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

Round 12: N I O S V E W H N

Rob: WHINES (6)
Dan: VENISON (7)
DC: VIEWS (5) waves
Score: 67–73 (max 98)

Round 13: I C S P G E I Q U

Rob: EQUIPS (6)
Dan: PIQUES (6)
OT: PEQUIS (6) PIQUIS (6)
Score: 73–79 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 9, 9, 4, 6, 1. Target: 935.

Rob: 934. (((9 x 4) + 1) x 25) + 9 (7)
Dan: 934. (((9 x 4) + 1) x 25) + 9 (7)
RR: 935. (((25 x 9) + 9) x 4) - 1 (10)
Score: 80–86 (max 114)

Round 15: D R I E D P E A S

Rob buzzes on 2 seconds to say DISAPPEARED which is incorrect.
Dan buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say DESPAIRED which is correct.
Final Score: 80–96 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Rob:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Dan:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

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