Thursday 2nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 87)

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Thursday 2nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:27 pm

HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY, COUNTDOWN!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 2 November 2017.

C1: Champion Dan Cartwright (1 win, 96 points.) A professional singer from Cheshire.
C2: Challenger James Riddell. A support worker from Glasgow.
DC: Susie Dent and Alison Steadman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P E A D L I T B J
R02: O A R P L O A O C
R03: 25, 2, 8, 3, 1, 8. Target: 970.
TTT: DISCOAMPS - "The amplifiers were working, but very irregularly."
R04: C E U K R W I A T
R05: S O E N I D G D P
R06: 25, 5, 10, 8, 9, 1. Target: 874.
R07: R U E M O U N T G
R08: L M O E S R O N H
R09: 25, 1, 5, 8, 10, 5. Target: 581.
TTT: GENDANGER - "Gen was in danger, her leg had become badly infected."
R10: R A F R O E A Z F
R11: S E I S O Y N P V
R12: T A O B N Q E U W
R13: T E A R S I S G N
R14: 50, 75, 5, 1, 8, 9. Target: 407.
R15: V I G O U R F A N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P E A D L I T B J

Dan: PLAITED (7)
James: BIPEDAL (7)
DC: TABLED (6) PIEBALD (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: O A R P L O A O C

Dan: CARPOOL (7)
James: CARPOOL (7)
DC: CARPAL (6)
OT: CRAPOLA (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 2, 8, 3, 1, 8. Target: 970.

Dan: -
James: -
RR: 970. (((25 - 1) x 8) + 2) x (8 - 3) (10)
Score: 14–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DISCOAMPS -> SPASMODIC

Round 4: C E U K R W I A T

Dan: TACKIER (7)
James: WACKIER (7)
DC: TRACKIE (7)
OT: TRUCKIE (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 31)

Round 5: S O E N I D G D P

Dan: sending
James: pidgeons
DC: PIGEONS (7) PODDING (7) DEPOSING (8)
OT: PODDIGES (8)
Score: 21–21 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 5, 10, 8, 9, 1. Target: 874.

Dan: 874. ((8 - 1) x 5 x 25) - (10 - 9) (10)
James: -
Score: 31–21 (max 49)

Alison talks about her new novel, Spider.

Round 7: R U E M O U N T G

Dan: GOURMET (7)
James: GOURMET (7)
DC: MOUNTER (7) REMOUNT (7) NUTMEG (6)
OT: MURGEON (7) OUTRUNG (7)
Score: 38–28 (max 56)

Round 8: L M O E S R O N H

Dan: HORMONES (8)
James: HORMONES (8)
DC: MOORHENS (8)
Score: 46–36 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 1, 5, 8, 10, 5. Target: 581.

Dan: 580. ((5 - 1) x 25 x 5) + (10 x 8) (7)
James: 580. Mistake in working.
RR: 581. ((10 + 8 + 5) x 25) + 5 + 1 (10)
Score: 53–36 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: GENDANGER -> GANGRENED

Round 10: R A F R O E A Z F

Dan: OFFER (5)
James: FROZE (5)
DC: raffer
OT: FAROFA (6) ZAFFER (6) ZAFFRE (6)
Score: 58–41 (max 80)

Round 11: S E I S O Y N P V

Dan: PONIES (6)
James: POSIES (6)
DC: ENVOYS (6)
OT: SPINOSE (7)
Score: 64–47 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "villa", "village" and "villain".

Round 12: T A O B N Q E U W

Dan: BANQUET (7)
James: BANQUET (7)
DC: QUANT (5) BUTANE (6)
Score: 71–54 (max 94)

Round 13: T E A R S I S G N

Dan: granites
James: INGRATES (8)
DC: GRANITE (7) ASSERTING (18, which Dan spotted just after.... :oops: :oops: )
OT: GINESTRAS (18)
Score: 71–62 (max 112)

Round 14: 50, 75, 5, 1, 8, 9. Target: 407.

Dan: 407. Mistake in working.
James: -
RR: 407. ((50 - 1) x 8) + (75 / 5) (10)
Score: 71–62 (max 122)

Round 15: V I G O U R F A N

James buzzes on 1 second to say FAVOURING which is correct.
Final Score: 71–72 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Dan:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 7

James:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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