Friday 17th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 98)

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Friday 17th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 98)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:25 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 17 November 2017.

C1: Champion Graeme Staples (5 wins, 442 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
C2: Challenger Lucy Cooper. A field interviewer from Carmarthen.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L I R T E I T S H
R02: C Y I E N R L I T
R03: 100, 25, 4, 10, 7, 10. Target: 558.
TTT: ISTESTING - "His failure to put his hand in his pocket is very testing indeed."
R04: F R O E W R W U V
R05: S I E R N R O E B
R06: 25, 1, 4, 4, 9, 7. Target: 118.
R07: N A S H U E D B O
R08: S N G E A U T L O
R09: 25, 75, 9, 6, 5, 1. Target: 305.
TTT: ADORENUTS - "I adore my nuts, but I prefer to have them this way."
R10: S N M A I E D M T
R11: Z O S L A E Q L N
R12: S P T A I O P S E
R13: L A T X I O C E S
R14: 25, 9, 2, 1, 8, 2. Target: 133.
R15: O P A L B R I D E (conundrum)


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Round 1: L I R T E I T S H

Graeme: SLITHER (7)
Lucy: SLITTIER (8)
DC: THISTLE (7) HITTERS (7)
OT: SHITTIER (8) THIRTIES (8) TRILITHS (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: C Y I E N R L I T

Graeme: RELIC (5)
Lucy: lintier
DC: LINTY (5) NICELY (6) NITRILE (7)
OT: CLIENTRY (8)
Score: 5–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 25, 4, 10, 7, 10. Target: 558.

Graeme: -
Lucy: -
RR: 558. ((100 + 25 + 10 + 7) x 4) - 10 (10)
Score: 5–8 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ISTESTING -> STINGIEST

Round 4: F R O E W R W U V

Graeme: FERVOUR (7)
Lucy: ROVER (5)
DC: WOW (3)
OT: OVERFUR (7)
Score: 12–8 (max 33)

Round 5: S I E R N R O E B

Graeme: BERRIES (7)
Lucy: BERRIES (7)
DC: ENROBES (7)
OT: BOERIES (7) BOREENS (7) EBONIES (7) EBONISE (7) EBRIOSE (7) IRONERS (7) NORRIES (7) REBOISE (7) REBORES (7) RESINER (7) ROSEINE (7) ROSINER (7) SOBERER (7)
Score: 19–15 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 1, 4, 4, 9, 7. Target: 118.

Graeme: 118. ((25 + 4) x 4) + 9 - 7 (10)
Lucy: 118. Mistake in working.
Score: 29–15 (max 50)

Gyles talks about his new novel about Jack The Ripper.

Round 7: N A S H U E D B O

Graeme: BASHED (6)
Lucy: BASHED (6)
DC: banshe SUBHEAD (7)
OT: ABOUNDS (7) ADENOUS (7) BOHAUNS (7) DOUANES (7) HUSBAND (7) SUBDEAN (7)
Score: 35–21 (max 57)

Round 8: S N G E A U T L O

Graeme: TANGELOS (8)
Lucy: outgleans
DC: LANGOUSTE (18)
Score: 43–21 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 75, 9, 6, 5, 1. Target: 305.

Graeme: 309.
Lucy: 305. ((9 - 6 + 1) x 75) + 5 (10)
Score: 43–31 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ADORENUTS -> UNROASTED

Round 10: S N M A I E D M T

Graeme: MAIMED (6)
Lucy: STAMEN (6)
DC: MISNAMED (8) MEDIANTS (8) MAIDENS (7)
OT: MISMATED (8) MISMEANT (8)
Score: 49–37 (max 93)

Round 11: Z O S L A E Q L N

Graeme: LANES (5)
Lucy: zeals
DC: ZEAL (4) ZONAL (5) zonale zonales SLEAZO (6)
OT: ALLENS (6) ALLONS (6) ANOLES (6) LLANOS (6) NEOZAS (6) ONSELL (6) OZENAS (6)
Score: 54–37 (max 99)

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

Round 12: S P T A I O P S E

Graeme: apposites
Lucy: SOPPIEST (8)
DC: APPOSITE (8) SPAT (4) SPIT (4) SPOT (4) PASTIES (7) SOAPIEST (8)
OT: SAPPIEST (8)
Score: 54–45 (max 107)

Round 13: L A T X I O C E S

Graeme: coaliest
Lucy: TAXIES (6)
DC: OXTAIL (6) COAXES (6) COALITES (8)
OT: SOCIETAL (8)
Score: 54–51 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 9, 2, 1, 8, 2. Target: 133.

Graeme: 133. ((9 - 2 - 2) x 25) + 8 (10)
Lucy: 130.
Score: 64–51 (max 125)

Round 15: O P A L B R I D E

Graeme buzzes on 15.25 seconds to say DIPLORABLE which is incorrect.
Lucy does not buzz.
The answer was PARBOILED.
Final Score: 64–51 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Graeme:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

Lucy:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 47
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 4.2
Number of maxes - 4

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