Thursday 23rd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 102)

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Thursday 23rd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 102)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:57 pm

A SPECIAL DAY FOR RACHEL, AS SHE REACHES HER 2,000TH EPISODE :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 23 November 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (1 win, 109 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Peter Buckley. A retired scientist from Nottingham. He obtained a private pilot's licence aged 61, where he completed a loop-the-loop manoeuvre amongst other things. 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, making her DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley, 2,000 episodes young. ;) :) :D
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O N U B E T O R D
R02: L S T E I S R T A
R03: 6, 4, 3, 6, 8, 2. Target: 686.
TTT: NEWSAREAS - "The daily news raises this in all areas."
R04: C L R O U E N G H
R05: A J I T O D A D I
R06: 50, 6, 4, 3, 2, 9. Target: 767.
R07: O M E D O Q T I M
R08: D H R A E N R A C
R09: 4, 5, 8, 10, 9, 5. Target: 896.
TTT: WERETENSE - "Negotiations were tense, one party needed incentivising."
R10: M T S V E I A S F
R11: E P E F O N U T S
R12: G W R I E V A R L
R13: I T E N I P E M A
R14: 100, 2, 1, 3, 2, 7. Target: 192.
R15: D U N K I N H A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: O N U B E T O R D

Bradley: REBOUND (7)
Peter: BOUNDER (7)
DC: UNROOTED (8) ROUND (5)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: L S T E I S R T A

Bradley: LITTERS (7)
Peter: RETAILS (7)
DC: REALISTS (8) ARTISTES (8) STARTLES (8)
OT: ARTSIEST (8) SALTIEST (8) SALTIRES (8) SLITTERS (8) STARLETS (8) STRIATES (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 16)

Round 3: 6, 4, 3, 6, 8, 2. Target: 686.

Bradley: 688. ((((6 x 3) + 2) x 4) + 6) x 8 (7)
Peter: -
RR: 686. (((4 x 8) + 6) x 6 x 3) + 2 (10)
Score: 21–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NEWSAREAS -> AWARENESS

Round 4: C L R O U E N G H

Bradley: LOUNGER (7)
Peter: LOUNGER (7)
DC: ROUGHEN (7) COUGHER (7)
OT: LEGHORN (7) LOUCHER (7) LUNCHER (7) REGULON (7)
Score: 28–21 (max 33)

Round 5: A J I T O D A D I

Bradley: IDIOTA (6)
Peter: IDIOT (5)
Score: 34–21 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 6, 4, 3, 2, 9. Target: 767.

Bradley: 767. ((50 + 4 - 3) x (6 + 9)) + 2 (10)
Peter: 764.
Score: 44–21 (max 49)

Dr. Linda talks about how she became a psychologist in her home country of Canada.

Round 7: O M E D O Q T I M

Bradley: MOOTED (6)
Peter: MOOTED (6)
DC: TIMED (5) MODEM (5)
OT: MODIMO (6) TOMMED (6)
Score: 50–27 (max 55)

Round 8: D H R A E N R A C

Bradley: RANCHER (7)
Peter: RANCHER (7)
DC: CHARRED (7)
OT: RANCHERA (8)
Score: 57–34 (max 63)

Round 9: 4, 5, 8, 10, 9, 5. Target: 896.

Bradley: 896. ((5 + 5) x 10 x 9) - 4 (10)
Peter: 895.
Score: 67–34 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: WERETENSE -> SWEETENER

Round 10: M T S V E I A S F

Bradley: MASSIVE (7)
Peter: FIESTAS (7)
OT: FASTIES (7) MAVISES (7) SAMFIES (7) SAMIEST (7) STEVIAS (7)
Score: 74–41 (max 80)

Round 11: E P E F O N U T S

Bradley: OUTSEEN (7)
Peter: FOUNTS (6)
OT: PENTOSE (7) PETUNES (7) POSTEEN (7) POTEENS (7) TOUPEES (7)
Score: 81–41 (max 87)

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

Round 12: G W R I E V A R L

Bradley: WAIVER (6)
Peter: WAIVER (6)
DC: GRAVEL (6) VIRAL (5) LAWGIVER (8)
Score: 87–47 (max 95)

Round 13: I T E N I P E M A

Bradley: INMATE (6)
Peter: inate
DC: MATINEE (7)
OT: EMPTAIN (7) INTIMAE (7) MINIATE (7) NAPTIME (7) PEAIMEN (7) PEINETA (7) PIAIMEN (7) TIMPANI (7)
Score: 93–47 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 2, 1, 3, 2, 7. Target: 192.

Bradley: 192. (100 x 2) - (7 + 1) (10)
Peter: 192. (100 x 2) - (7 + 1) (10)
Score: 103–57 (max 112)

Round 15: D U N K I N H A M

Bradley buzzes on 6.5 seconds to say HUMANKIND which is correct.
Final Score: 113–57 (max 122)

And just as the show ends, everyone comes to the front of the studio, where Nick presents Rachel with a bouquet of flowers and a celebratory cake to mark this joyous occasion. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

HERE'S TO ANOTHER 2,000+ EPISODES, RACHEL :!: :!: :!: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 113
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 93
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 9

Peter:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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