Monday 27th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 103)

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Monday 27th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 103)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:39 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 27 November 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (2 wins, 222 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Alenka Butkovicova. An investment manager from London. Her ambition is to visit all 1,052 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and her favourites are the cities of Venice and Bath.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I Y U I S L E Z D
R02: P G I U E S R A S
R03: 4, 2, 9, 3, 7, 8. Target: 603.
TTT: BRIDESTOO - "The bride's desire to have a child was too strong."
R04: U B E I K T W A L
R05: O P E S O N L A R
R06: 50, 5, 7, 5, 4, 6. Target: 372.
R07: I N E X O T E C J
R08: L I E A D M T O B
R09: 50, 100, 6, 4, 7, 1. Target: 503.
TTT: TIREUNDER - "I tire under the stresses of the job, but alas, I'm still working."
R10: M R U A E F N S O
R11: U D A D I T E Q L
R12: F O A U H T V R A
R13: E L I M A T G E D
R14: 75, 100, 9, 1, 5, 7. Target: 648.
R15: S U P P L Y O R E (conundrum)


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Round 1: I Y U I S L E Z D

Bradley: SIDELY (6)
Alenka: SLIDE (5)
OT: YIELDS (6) YLIDES (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: P G I U E S R A S

Bradley: GASSIER (7)
Alenka: GRAPES (6)
DC: ASPIRES (7) PRAISES (7) UPRAISES (8)
OT: PRISAGES (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 4, 2, 9, 3, 7, 8. Target: 603.

Bradley: 603. (((8 + 2) x 7) - 3) x 9 (10)
Alenka: 618.
Score: 23–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: BRIDESTOO -> BROODIEST

Round 4: U B E I K T W A L

Bradley: TABLE (5)
Alenka: BLEAT (5)
DC: TALKIE (6) BEWAIL (6)
OT: ABLUTE (6) ALBEIT (6) ALBITE (6) AUKLET (6) BLEWIT (6) LIKUTA (6)
Score: 28–5 (max 30)

Round 5: O P E S O N L A R

Bradley: PERSONAL (8)
Alenka: PERSONAL (8)
DC: PSORALEN (8)
OT: ARENOSOL (8) POLARONS (8)
Score: 36–13 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 5, 7, 5, 4, 6. Target: 372.

Bradley: 372. (50 + 7 + 5) x 6 (10)
Alenka: 370.
Score: 46–13 (max 48)

Dr. Linda talks about being the in-house psychologist for the first series of Big Brother.

Round 7: I N E X O T E C J

Bradley: EXOTIC (6)
Alenka: EXOTIC (6)
DC: EJECTION (8)
Score: 52–19 (max 56)

Round 8: L I E A D M T O B

Bradley: BLOATED (7)
Alenka: MOBILE (6)
DC: TABLOID (7) ADMOBILE (8)
Score: 59–19 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 100, 6, 4, 7, 1. Target: 503.

Bradley: 503. ((6 - 1) x 100) + 7 - 4 (10)
Alenka: 503. ((6 - 1) x 100) + 7 - 4 (10)
Score: 69–29 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TIREUNDER -> UNRETIRED

Round 10: M R U A E F N S O

Bradley: FOREMAN (7)
Alenka: unsmear
DC: FRAENUMS (8)
OT: ENAMOURS (8) NEUROMAS (8)
Score: 76–29 (max 82)

Round 11: U D A D I T E Q L

Bradley: TEQUILA (7)
Alenka: QUILTED (7)
DC: LIQUATED (8)
Score: 83–36 (max 90)

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

Round 12: F O A U H T V R A

Bradley: FAVOUR (6)
Alenka: FAVOUR (6)
DC: AUTHOR (6) FOURTH (6)
Score: 89–42 (max 96)

Round 13: E L I M A T G E D

Bradley: LIGATED (7)
Alenka: GLEAMED (7)
DC: MILEAGE (7)
OT: AIGLETED (8)
Score: 96–49 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 100, 9, 1, 5, 7. Target: 648.

Bradley: 648. (75 - (7 + 1 - 5)) x 9 (10)
Alenka: 640.
Score: 106–49 (max 114)

Round 15: S U P P L Y O R E

Bradley buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say PURPOSELY which is correct.
Final Score: 116–49 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 116
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 94
Raw % of max - 94
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 8

Alenka:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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