Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)

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Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:12 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 9 November 2017.

C1: Champion James Riddell (5 wins, 406 points.) A support worker from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger William Thomson. A health and safety manager from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. He used to be a tank engineer, and was on military tour in Afghanistan.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F O S R E N S P I
R02: V A N L U T M E T
R03: 75, 10, 3, 5, 8, 2. Target: 506.
TTT: SUDANFIRE - "We went out to collect money for a very worthy cause."
R04: Y L T I O D G A R
R05: I E P S A U R W G
R06: 100, 3, 6, 4, 7, 9. Target: 763.
R07: O E A L D C I T B
R08: S F C O A H E T L
R09: 25, 50, 4, 3, 2, 6. Target: 610.
TTT: GREETSHIS - "He greets his tour guide and gets ready for a day around the city."
R10: M T P O E J N I H
R11: O A K U R S O D R
R12: S L V A O A N D I
R13: A E A N T M O U L
R14: 50, 75, 3, 4, 10, 7. Target: 504.
R15: D U N G E O N E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: F O S R E N S P I

James: RESPIN (6)
William: PRISON (6)
DC: OPINES (6) ROPINESS (8)
OT: NISPEROS (8) PRESSION (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: V A N L U T M E T

James: AMULET (6)
William: VALUE (5)
DC: vaultmen MANTLET (7)
OT: ALMUTEN (7) MENTULA (7) NUTMEAT (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 10, 3, 5, 8, 2. Target: 506.

James: -
William: 508. ((75 - (8 x 3)) x 10) - 2 (7)
RR: 506. ((10 - 3) x (75 - 2)) - 5 (10)
Score: 12–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SUDANFIRE -> FUNDRAISE

Round 4: Y L T I O D G A R

James: royalty
William: RADIO (5)
DC: ADROIT (6) ADROITLY (8)
OT: DILATORY (8) IDOLATRY (8)
Score: 12–18 (max 33)

Round 5: I E P S A U R W G

James: EARWIGS (7)
William: PRAISE (6)
DC: UPRAISE (7) GAWPERS (7)
OT: PRISAGE (7)
Score: 19–18 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 3, 6, 4, 7, 9. Target: 763.

James: 763. (100 + 9) x 7 (10)
William: 763. Mistake in working.
Score: 29–18 (max 50)

Margaret talks about visiting the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and the legend of Finn McCool.

Round 7: O E A L D C I T B

James: LOCATED (7)
William: BLOATED (7)
DC: DIALECT (7) CITADEL (7) COALITE (7) COALITED (8)
Score: 36–25 (max 58)

Round 8: S F C O A H E T L

James: LOCATES (7)
William: FLOATS (6)
DC: SATCHEL (7) CLOTHES (7) LOATHES (7)
OT: AFLOCHT (7) ALECOST (7) CHALETS (7) FOLATES (7) LACTOSE (7) LATCHES (7) LOACHES (7) TALCOSE (7)
Score: 43–25 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 50, 4, 3, 2, 6. Target: 610.

James: 612. (6 x 2 x 50) + (4 x 3) (7)
William: 608. (4 x 3 x 50) + 6 + 2 (7)
RR: 610. (((50 x 6) + 3) x 2) + 4 (10)
Score: 50–32 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: GREETSHIS -> SIGHTSEER

Round 10: M T P O E J N I H

James: POINT (5)
William: POINT (5)
DC: POINTE (6) PIMENTO (7)
OT: EMPTION (7)
Score: 55–37 (max 82)

Round 11: O A K U R S O D R

James: ARDOUR (6)
William: radar
DC: ODOURS (6)
OT: DOOSRA (6) KOROUA (6) KOUROS (6) ROOKUS (6) ROSADO (6) SORDOR (6)
Score: 61–37 (max 88)

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

Round 12: S L V A O A N D I

James: VANDALS (7)
William: SANDAL (6)
DC: ANDISOL (7)
OT: VALONIAS (8) VANLOADS (8)
Score: 68–37 (max 96)

Round 13: A E A N T M O U L

James: AMULET (6)
William: LAMENT (6)
DC: MOAT moulten MANTEAU (7) OMENTAL (7)
OT: MALONATE (8)
Score: 74–43 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 75, 3, 4, 10, 7. Target: 504.

James: 504. (10 x 50) + 4 (10)
William: 503.
Score: 84–43 (max 114)

Round 15: D U N G E O N E R

James buzzes on 1.25 second to say UNDERGONE which is correct.
Final Score: 94–43 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

William:
Total score - 43
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 0

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