Thursday 16th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)

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Thursday 16th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:57 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 16 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (4 wins, 365 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Colm Kelly. An insurance claims handler from Dublin. He likes Gaelic football, and plays for an over-40's team called "The Legends".
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N E D S A E R M O
R02: Q M V P I A O E H
R03: 100, 4, 7, 2, 10, 6. Target: 681.
TTT: DENTSYEAR - "Susie spends most of the year enjoying this position."
R04: S P T U E A D S U
R05: N E M T I Z A T S
R06: 75, 4, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 871.
R07: S I D B E A T L G
R08: L S K E O L I R U
R09: 100, 25, 7, 2, 4, 5. Target: 317.
TTT: RUNSPATIO - "The spider runs across the patio and climbs up here to escape attention."
R10: L O G E R N A T U
R11: C A N X I E P G S
R12: T N B A E I D P A
R13: D I J D O I M F O
R14: 100, 6, 10, 6, 9, 1. Target: 666.
R15: I N D E X G E N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N E D S A E R M O

Graeme: SMEARED (7)
Colm: MEANDERS (8)
DC: SNARED (6) ROAMED (6) DAEMONS (7) RANSOMED (8)
OT: AMENDERS (8) MANDORES (8) MERENDAS (8) REASONED (8) REDESMAN (8) REEDSMAN (8) ROADSMEN (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: Q M V P I A O E H

Graeme: MOVIE (5)
Colm: MOVIE (5)
DC: PI (2)
OT: HOMIE (5) MAHOE (5) PAVIE (5) QIPAO (5)
Score: 5–13 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 4, 7, 2, 10, 6. Target: 681.

Graeme: 684.
Colm: 680. (100 x 7) - (4 + 10 + 6) (7)
RR: 681. ((100 - 2) x 7) - (10 / (6 - 4)) (10)
Score: 5–20 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: DENTSYEAR -> SEDENTARY

Round 4: S P T U E A D S U

Graeme: UPDATES (7)
Colm: PAUSED (6)
DC: UPSETS (6) PAUSES (6)
OT: ADEPTUS (7) PETASUS (7)
Score: 12–20 (max 30)

Round 5: N E M T I Z A T S

Graeme: MAZIEST (7)
Colm: MATIEST (7)
DC: ZANIEST (7)
OT: INMATES (7) INSTATE (7) MAINEST (7) MANTIES (7) MATTIES (7) MATTINS (7) MESTIZA (7) MINTEST (7) MITTENS (7) SATINET (7) SMITTEN (7) STATIZE (7)
Score: 19–27 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 4, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 871.

Graeme: 878. Mistake in working.
Colm: -
RR: 871. ((8 + 4 + 75) x 10) + 1 (10)
Score: 19–27 (max 47)

Gyles talks about acting in a production of Hamlet, with his son playing the titular role.

Round 7: S I D B E A T L G

Graeme: BLASTED (7)
Colm: SILAGE (6)
DC: GABLES (6) BALDIES (7) DILATES (7) GIBLETS (7)
OT: ABLEIST (7) AGISTED (7) ASTILBE (7) BAGSIED (7) BALDEST (7) BASTIDE (7) BESTIAL (7) DETAILS (7) DISABLE (7) GABLETS (7) LIGATED (7) LIGATES (7) SILAGED (7) STABILE (7) STABLED (7)
Score: 26–27 (max 54)

Round 8: L S K E O L I R U

Graeme: SULKIER (7)
Colm: milkers
DC: KILLER (6) KILLERS (7)
OT: ROUILLES (8)
Score: 33–27 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 25, 7, 2, 4, 5. Target: 317.

Graeme: 317. ((5 - 2) x (100 + 7)) - 4 (10)
Colm: 318.
Score: 43–27 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: RUNSPATIO -> RAINSPOUT

Round 10: L O G E R N A T U

Graeme: OUTRAGE (7)
Colm: LOUNGER (7)
DC: OUTRANGE (8)
OT: ORGANULE (8) OUTGLARE (8) OUTLEARN (8) REGULANT (8)
Score: 50–34 (max 80)

Round 11: C A N X I E P G S

Graeme: SPACING (7)
Colm: ESCAPING (8)
DC: CEASING (7)
Score: 50–42 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nightmare" and "fury".

Round 12: T N B A E I D P A

Graeme: PAINTED (7)
Colm: PAINTED (7)
DC: ADIPATE (7)
OT: PANDAITE (8) PATINAED (8)
Score: 57–49 (max 96)

Round 13: D I J D O I M F O

Graeme: FOOD (4)
Colm: IDIOM (5)
DC: JO (2) MOJO (4)
OT: MODII (5)
Score: 57–54 (max 101)

Round 14: 100, 6, 10, 6, 9, 1. Target: 666.

Graeme: 666. (100 + 10 + 1) x 6 (10)
Colm: 669.
Score: 67–54 (max 111)

Round 15: I N D E X G E N T

Graeme buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say EXTENDING which is correct.
Final Score: 77–54 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

Colm:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 5

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