Wednesday 15th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 96)

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Wednesday 15th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 96)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 15 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (3 wins, 282 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Ben Smith. A graphic designer from Liverpool. He went to Salford Arts School. He likes to cross-stitch on his commute to work.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N O S R E A D I T
R02: G D U E F T A B I
R03: 100, 75, 2, 8, 3, 2. Target: 936.
TTT: ORATESICK - "He can't orate, he's been sick and his voice has become this."
R04: S E T L O A N S E
R05: L O T P E A D U R
R06: 25, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10. Target: 863.
R07: Q M I A H C E P W
R08: L I U N S I D A S
R09: 75, 9, 8, 10, 7, 8. Target: 828.
TTT: GENEACOLD - "Gene had a cold and his nasal passages became this."
R10: O E T N J I M E S
R11: D O C V I U L O I
R12: A T R E G U A N M
R13: B E R T I O W R T
R14: 100, 50, 5, 10, 6, 1. Target: 281.
R15: O N E R E D P I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: N O S R E A D I T

Graeme: STRAINED (8)
Ben: TIRADES (7)
DC: NOTARISED (18)
OT: DERATIONS (18) NADORITES (18) ORDINATES (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: G D U E F T A B I

Graeme: FIDGET (6)
Ben: BUDGET (6)
DC: BUDGIE (6) FATIGUED (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 75, 2, 8, 3, 2. Target: 936.

Graeme: -
Ben: 931. ((8 + 2) x 100) - 75 + (3 x 2) (7)
RR: 936. ((75 / (2 + 3)) + 2 + 100) x 8 (10)
Score: 14–13 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ORATESICK -> CROAKIEST

Round 4: S E T L O A N S E

Graeme: TONELESS (8)
Ben: STOLEN (6)
DC: atoneless SEALSTONE (18)
Score: 22–13 (max 54)

Round 5: L O T P E A D U R

Graeme: UPRATED (7)
Ben: DROPLET (7)
DC: POULTER (7) TADPOLE (7)
OT: PALOURDE (8) POULARDE (8) PRODELTA (8) PROLATED (8)
Score: 29–20 (max 62)

Round 6: 25, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10. Target: 863.

Graeme: -
Ben: -
RR: 863. ((7 + 10) x 2 x 25) + 9 + 4 (10)
Score: 29–20 (max 72)

Margaret talks about being a tour guide round a Roman villa destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Round 7: Q M I A H C E P W

Graeme: CHAMP (5)
Ben: CHIME (5)
DC: IMPEACH (7)
Score: 34–25 (max 79)

Round 8: L I U N S I D A S

Graeme: SUNDIALS (8)
Ben: SUNDIALS (8)
Score: 42–33 (max 87)

Round 9: 75, 9, 8, 10, 7, 8. Target: 828.

Graeme: 826. ((10 + 9 - 8) x 75) + 8 - 7 (7)
Ben: 823.
RR: 828. (75 + 10 + 7) x 9 (10)
Score: 49–33 (max 97)

Teatime teaser: GENEACOLD -> CONGEALED

Round 10: O E T N J I M E S

Graeme: JOINTS (6)
Ben: mentions
DC: onetime MOISTEN (7) SEMITONE (8)
OT: MONETISE (8)
Score: 55–33 (max 105)

Round 11: D O C V I U L O I

Graeme: OVOID (5)
Ben: CIVIL (5)
DC: LIVID (5) LUCID (5)
OT: CLOUD (5) COULD (5) LUDIC (5) OCULI (5) OVOLI (5) VOICI (5)
Score: 60–38 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words originated in Roman times.

Round 12: A T R E G U A N M

Graeme: MANAGER (7)
Ben: MANGER (6)
DC: ARGUMENT (8) MANTEAU (7)
OT: AGERATUM (8) MAGNETAR (8) MENTAGRA (8) RUNAGATE (8)
Score: 67–38 (max 118)

Round 13: B E R T I O W R T

Graeme: ROTTER (6)
Ben: BITTER (6)
DC: OBITER (6) ORBITER (7)
OT: RIBWORT (7)
Score: 73–44 (max 125)

Round 14: 100, 50, 5, 10, 6, 1. Target: 281.

Graeme: 287.
Ben: 281. ((50 + 6) x 5) + 1 (10)
Score: 73–54 (max 135)

Round 15: O N E R E D P I E

Graeme buzzes on 18.75 seconds to say PIONEERED which is correct.
Final Score: 83–54 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

Ben:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

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