Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)

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Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:39 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 29 November 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (4 wins, 420 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Steve Harris. A retired manufacturing supervisor from Warrington, Cheshire. He's a big Liverpool F.C. fan, and he went to see the team win the UEFA European Cup against Roma in Rome in 1977. 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E W A P U Z M O R
R02: L F E U L R I K O
R03: 7, 9, 4, 3, 2, 4. Target: 666.
TTT: ELAINETAD - "Since moving away, Elaine felt detached from things."
R04: V S U Y S A E T S
R05: U N E T I D O L C
R06: 75, 50, 8, 3, 4, 7. Target: 634.
R07: E D A R I N P P O
R08: G B E I O W L B E
R09: 100, 75, 10, 7, 4, 8. Target: 392.
TTT: TERRYDOES - "Terry does break a lot of things, but even he can't wreck a warship."
R10: J I E M D A T P I
R11: O R I T U S O L A
R12: H R E E D I S D A
R13: O Q N A T I E L T
R14: 25, 9, 1, 6, 5, 7. Target: 750.
R15: K I N D A N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: E W A P U Z M O R

Bradley: MOWER (5)
Steve: POWER (5)
DC: AMOUR (5)
OT: APOZEM (6) MAPOER (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: L F E U L R I K O

Bradley: FLUKIER (7)
Steve: FOLKIER (7)
OT: FLULIKE (7) ROUILLE (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 7, 9, 4, 3, 2, 4. Target: 666.

Bradley: 666. ((((7 x 4) - 2) x 3) - 4) x 9 (10)
Steve: 660.
Score: 22–12 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ELAINETAD -> ALIENATED

Round 4: V S U Y S A E T S

Bradley: SUAVEST (7)
Steve: SEATS (5)
DC: ESSAYS (6) STAVES (6)
OT: EUSTASY (7)
Score: 29–12 (max 30)

Round 5: U N E T I D O L C

Bradley: OUTLINED (8)
Steve: UNCOILED (8)
DC: EDUCTION (8)
OT: DULCITONE (18)
Score: 37–20 (max 48)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 3, 4, 7. Target: 634.

Bradley: 635. ((75 + 4) x 8) + 3 (7)
Steve: 636.
RR: 634. (75 x 8) + 50 - ((7 - 3) x 4) (10)
Score: 44–20 (max 58)

Dr. Linda talks about giving tips to improve your mind.

Round 7: E D A R I N P P O

Bradley: PANDEIRO (8)
Steve: RAPPED (6)
OT: PANORPID (8)
Score: 52–20 (max 66)

Round 8: G B E I O W L B E

Bradley: OBLIGE (6)
Steve: GOBBLE (6)
DC: WOBBLE (6)
OT: OBLIGEE (7)
Score: 58–26 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 75, 10, 7, 4, 8. Target: 392.

Bradley: 392. (100 x 4) - 8 (10)
Steve: 392. (4 x 75) + 100 - 8 (10)
Score: 68–36 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: TERRYDOES -> DESTROYER

Round 10: J I E M D A T P I

Bradley: timped
Steve: jaiped
DC: JAPED (5) TAMPED (6)
OT: ADEMPT (6) PITIED (6)
Score: 68–36 (max 89)

Round 11: O R I T U S O L A

Bradley: SAUTOIR (7)
Steve: RIOTOUS (7)
DC: TAILORS (7)
OT: ISOLATOR (8) OSTIOLAR (8) RISOLUTO (8)
Score: 75–43 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "libel" and "pamphlet".

Round 12: H R E E D I S D A

Bradley: RADISH (6)
Steve: DIEHARDS (8)
DC: REDHEADS (8)
OT: DEADRISE (8)
Score: 75–51 (max 105)

Round 13: O Q N A T I E L T

Bradley: TOENAIL (7)
Steve: ELATION (7)
DC: TONALITE (8)
Score: 82–58 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 9, 1, 6, 5, 7. Target: 750.

Bradley: 750. 5 x 6 x 25 (10)
Steve: 750. 5 x 6 x 25 (10)
Score: 92–68 (max 123)

Round 15: K I N D A N G E R

Bradley buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say DARKENING which is correct.
Final Score: 102–68 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 7

Steve:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

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