Tuesday 7th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)

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Tuesday 7th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 7 November 2017.

C1: Champion James Riddell (3 wins, 241 points.) A support worker from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger David Lee. A sister from Newcastle upon Tyne. He's a season ticket holder at Newcastle United, and unsurprisingly his favourite place in the world is St. James' Park, the home ground of Newcastle United.
DC: Susie Dent and Alison Steadman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T D U I O R G A
R02: T O Z T A C P I E
R03: 75, 2, 3, 9, 1, 3. Target: 572.
TTT: ROCKSALTS - "The bird was angry at all the interference."
R04: R O K T I E S X M
R05: S D M S I E A F P
R06: 25, 100, 3, 6, 3, 5. Target: 860.
R07: M S N U I G N E R
R08: S H U A E T D I C
R09: 25, 9, 6, 5, 10, 7. Target: 389.
TTT: TEAMDUGIN - "The team dug in to pull off something of enormous proportions."
R10: R A E N L S R E W
R11: J A B S I E N R V
R12: H S D I A I E L Q
R13: R T B L I E E D L
R14: 100, 25, 3, 3, 7, 10. Target: 461.
R15: N I G G L E T I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T D U I O R G A

James: AUDITOR (7)
David: TORRID (6)
DC: RAGOUT (6) GORDITA (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T O Z T A C P I E

James: pattie
David: pitted
DC: COPITA (6) OPACITE (7)
OT: PIZETTA (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 2, 3, 9, 1, 3. Target: 572.

James: -
David: 572. Mistake in working.
OT: 573. ((75 - 3) x (9 - 1)) - 3 (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 21)

Teatime teaser: ROCKSALTS -> CROSSTALK

Round 4: R O K T I E S X M

James: MORTISE (7)
David: SMOKIER (7)
OT: MOTRIXES (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 29)

Round 5: S D M S I E A F P

James: IMPASSE (7)
David: MISSED (6)
DC: SPASMED (7)
OT: APSIDES (7) SAMFIES (7)
Score: 21–7 (max 36)

Round 6: 25, 100, 3, 6, 3, 5. Target: 860.

James: 860. Mistake in working.
David: 859. Mistake in working.
RR: 860. (((100 x 3) - 5) x 3) - 25 (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 46)

Alison talks about playing Mrs Bennet in the 1990's TV drama adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.

Round 7: M S N U I G N E R

James: GUNNERS (7)
David: NURSING (7)
DC: MINGERS (7) ENSURING (8)
OT: RESUMING (8)
Score: 28–14 (max 54)

Round 8: S H U A E T D I C

James: ACHIEST (7)
David: HASTED (6)
DC: DUTCHIES (8)
Score: 35–14 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 9, 6, 5, 10, 7. Target: 389.

James: 390.
David: 389. ((7 + 9) x 25) - 10 - (6 - 5) (10)
Score: 35–24 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: TEAMDUGIN -> MAGNITUDE

Round 10: R A E N L S R E W

James: LEARNERS (8)
David: LEARNERS (8)
DC: ANSWERER (8)
OT: RAWENERS (8) REANSWER (8) RELEARNS (8) RENEWALS (8)
Score: 43–32 (max 80)

Round 11: J A B S I E N R V

James: RAVINES (7)
David: BRAINS (6)
DC: BASENJI (7)
Score: 50–32 (max 87)

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

Round 12: H S D I A I E L Q

James: LIAISED (7)
David: DAILIES (7)
DC: HALIDES (7)
OT: SEDILIA (7)
Score: 57–39 (max 94)

Round 13: R T B L I E E D L

James: BILLETED (8)
David: rebilled
DC: TREBLED (7)
OT: RETILLED (8) TILLERED (8)
Score: 65–39 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 25, 3, 3, 7, 10. Target: 461.

James: 465. ((7 - 3) x 100) + (3 x 25) - 10 (7)
David: 468.
RR: 461. ((100 - 10 - 25) x 7) + 3 + 3 (10)
Score: 72–39 (max 112)

Round 15: N I G G L E T I E

James buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say NEGLIGENT which is incorrect.
David does not buzz.
The answer was GELIGNITE.
Final Score: 72–39 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 6

David:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 3

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