Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)

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Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:30 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 22 November 2017.

C1: Challenger Bradley Horrocks. An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester. He likes to travel the country watching tennis tournaments.
C2: Challenger Liam Dwek. A medical student from Bristol, but is currently studying at Nottingham University.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O R E N I F E P G
R02: S J O I R O I H D
R03: 4, 10, 3, 2, 7, 7. Target: 184.
TTT: NEILTRIES - "No matter what Neil tries in the ring, his opponent just won't go down."
R04: R M U A S S U L I
R05: E N E C O D E R P
R06: 100, 75, 2, 6, 4, 4. Target: 314.
R07: A C O D E T P U N
R08: R P I E E L D F O
R09: 25, 5, 2, 4, 6, 9. Target: 113.
TTT: STORERUDE - "The man in the store was rude, he pocketed my change."
R10: N I M T E A I R D
R11: U L E M I N L A Q
R12: T E B V E T O L Z
R13: A N E W A R E T T
R14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 10, 2. Target: 577.
R15: P L A N T M A R Y (conundrum)


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

Bradley: PIONEER (7)
Liam: FOREIGN (7)
DC: EPIGONE (7)
OT: PERIGONE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S J O I R O I H D

Bradley: HOODS (5)
Liam: hairdos
DC: DOORS (5) HOORS (5)
OT: DOJOS (5) JIRDS (5) OOIDS (5) ORDOS (5) RISHI (5) ROODS (5) SHOJI (5) SHOJO (5)
Score: 12–7 (max 13)

Round 3: 4, 10, 3, 2, 7, 7. Target: 184.

Bradley: 184. (((10 x 3) - 4) x 7) + 2 (10)
Liam: 180.
Score: 22–7 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: NEILTRIES -> RESILIENT

Round 4: R M U A S S U L I

Bradley: MURALS (6)
Liam: SLAMS (5)
OT: RAMULUS (7) RUSSULA (7) URAMILS (7)
Score: 28–7 (max 30)

Round 5: E N E C O D E R P

Bradley: PROCEED (7)
Liam: PROCEED (7)
DC: ENCODER (7) PRECODE (7)
OT: REOPENED (8)
Score: 35–14 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 75, 2, 6, 4, 4. Target: 314.

Bradley: 314. ((75 + 4) x 4) - 2 (10)
Liam: 315.
Score: 45–14 (max 48)

Gyles talks about Oscar Wilde, and the upcoming 125th anniversary of his release from prison.

Round 7: A C O D E T P U N

Bradley: OUTDANCE (8)
Liam: OCTANE (6)
DC: PUN (3) OUTPACE (7) OUTPACED (8) COUNTED (7)
OT: UNCOATED (8)
Score: 53–14 (max 56)

Round 8: R P I E E L D F O

Bradley: PROFILED (8)
Liam: FIELDER (7)
DC: PILFERED (8)
Score: 61–14 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 5, 2, 4, 6, 9. Target: 113.

Bradley: 113. (25 x 4) + 6 + 5 + 2 (10)
Liam: 113. (25 x 5) - (6 x 2) (10)
Score: 71–24 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: STORERUDE -> TROUSERED

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

Bradley: TERINDAM (8)
Liam: TIRADE (6)
OT: DAINTIER (8) MERIDIAN (8) MINIATED (8)
Score: 79–24 (max 82)

Round 11: U L E M I N L A Q

Bradley: LUMINA (6)
Liam: minque
DC: LUMEN (5) QUAIL (5) MULE QUINELLA (8)
OT: ALLUMINE (8) MAQUILLE (8)
Score: 85–24 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nationalised" words such as "Dutch courage" and "Russian roulette".

Round 12: T E B V E T O L Z

Bradley: BOTTLE (6)
Liam: BOTTLE (6)
OT: BOLETE (6)
Score: 91–30 (max 96)

Round 13: A N E W A R E T T

Bradley: ANTEATER (8)
Liam: WATER (5)
Score: 99–30 (max 104)

Round 14: 25, 100, 50, 75, 10, 2. Target: 577.

Bradley: 577. (50 x 10) + 75 + 2 (10)
Liam: 577. (50 x 10) + 75 + 2 (10)
Score: 109–40 (max 114)

Round 15: P L A N T M A R Y

Bradley buzzes on 13.25 seconds to say PALTRYMAN which is incorrect.
Liam does not buzz.
The answer was RAMPANTLY.
Final Score: 109–40 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Liam:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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