Tuesday 14th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 95)

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Tuesday 14th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 95)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 14 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (2 wins, 187 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Elaine Horton. A retired housewife from Wickford, Essex. She used to work for local government, before looking after her mum. She's a fan of poetry, particularly that of Pam Ayres.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R U S W I A T L E
R02: P N R I O A P F I
R03: 25, 50, 10, 8, 3, 9. Target: 440.
TTT: DADSPUREE - "Dad's puree looked inedible, I had to be convinced to try it."
R04: B T O E L V I E R
R05: T U R T A O D G I
R06: 75, 100, 6, 2, 4, 2. Target: 500.
R07: N E M H A O R J T
R08: R Y E I L C A I M
R09: 25, 100, 7, 10, 8, 8. Target: 114.
TTT: SIPSSINCE - "He sips his water a lot since his curry due to this."
R10: D S E A D C U E X
R11: R I P K A O N E S
R12: W M U A I L G E N
R13: Z O S N I E H M V
R14: 75, 50, 9, 10, 4, 10. Target: 198.
R15: G R A S S T E N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: R U S W I A T L E

Graeme: WAITERS (7)
Elaine: WAITERS (7)
DC: RETAILS (7) WASTREL (7) LUSTIER (7)
OT: ESTRUAL (7) LAWSUIT (7) REALIST (7) RITUALS (7) RULIEST (7) SALTIER (7) SALTIRE (7) SALUTER (7) TULWARS (7) WAILERS (7) WARIEST (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: P N R I O A P F I

Graeme: APRON (5)
Elaine: parifin
DC: PRION (5)
OT: PROPFAN (7)
Score: 12–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 50, 10, 8, 3, 9. Target: 440.

Graeme: 440. (50 - (9 - 3)) x 10 (10)
Elaine: 439.
Score: 22–7 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DADSPUREE -> PERSUADED

Round 4: B T O E L V I E R

Graeme: LOITER (6)
Elaine: REVOLT (6)
DC: OVERBITE (8)
Score: 28–13 (max 32)

Round 5: T U R T A O D G I

Graeme: gaitor
Elaine: TROUT (5)
DC: GATOR (5) GUITAR (6) AGOUTI (6) TURGID (6) AUDITOR (7)
OT: GORDITA (7)
Score: 28–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 100, 6, 2, 4, 2. Target: 500.

Graeme: 500. (6 - (2 / 2)) x 100 (10)
Elaine: 500. (6 - (2 / 2)) x 100 (10)
Score: 38–28 (max 49)

Margaret talks about her pet peeve of tattoos.

Round 7: N E M H A O R J T

Graeme: HORNET (6)
Elaine: THRONE (6)
DC: MENTOR (6) ANOTHER (7)
OT: MENORAH (7) MONTERA (7)
Score: 44–34 (max 56)

Round 8: R Y E I L C A I M

Graeme: MIRACLE (7)
Elaine: RECLAIM (7)
DC: CLAIMER (7) CREAMILY (8)
Score: 51–41 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 100, 7, 10, 8, 8. Target: 114.

Graeme: 114. Mistake in working.
Elaine: 114. ((10 - 8) x 7) + 100 (10)
Score: 51–51 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: SIPSSINCE -> SPICINESS

Round 10: D S E A D C U E X

Graeme: DEDUCES (7)
Elaine: EXCUSED (7)
DC: DECADES (7) EXUDED (6) ADDUCES (7)
OT: SEDUCED (7)
Score: 58–58 (max 81)

Round 11: R I P K A O N E S

Graeme: PORKIES (7)
Elaine: PRANKS (6)
DC: PARKIES (7) SPANKER (7)
OT: KIRPANS (7) NISPERO (7) OPINERS (7) ORPINES (7) PARISON (7) PARKINS (7) PERNIOS (7) PERSONA (7) PINKERS (7) PINKOES (7) PORINAS (7) PORNIES (7) PRASINE (7) PRESOAK (7) PRONASE (7) SNAKIER (7) SOAPIER (7)
Score: 65–58 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nasty", "nest" and "nostalgia".

Round 12: W M U A I L G E N

Graeme: MAULING (7)
Elaine: MALIGN (6)
DC: MEWLING (7)
OT: ALUMINE (7) ALUMING (7) GEMINAL (7) GUNWALE (7) LEGUMIN (7) MEALING (7) WAULING (7) WEALING (7)
Score: 72–58 (max 95)

Round 13: Z O S N I E H M V

Graeme: MONIES (6)
Elaine: MOVIES (6)
DC: HOMIES (6)
OT: MOHSINE (7)
Score: 78–64 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 50, 9, 10, 4, 10. Target: 198.

Graeme: 199. (4 x 50) - (10 / 10) (7)
Elaine: 199. Mistake in working.
RR: 198. ((4 - (10 / 10)) x (50 - 9)) + 75 (10)
Score: 85–64 (max 112)

Round 15: G R A S S T E N T

Graeme buzzes on 14.5 seconds to say STRANGEST which is correct.
Final Score: 95–64 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

Elaine:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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