Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)

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Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:30 pm

A star zoom wipe is brought in to start the show... 8-) 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 30 November 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (5 wins, 522 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Leah Holroyd. A freelance educational designer from Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. She has worked in Germany, Australia and Mongolia amongst others.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I F E V U O N M D
R02: G T I N T A M S E
R03: 3, 5, 1, 6, 8, 8. Target: 127.
TTT: RUINSINTO - "It ruins his day when people poke their noses into his private life."
R04: R O S R E R N A S
R05: U G E T A H X N I
R06: 75, 50, 8, 7, 9, 5. Target: 761.
R07: O R I J A T E P B
R08: S U L I D A Y E L
R09: 100, 10, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 535.
TTT: STRAWROTS - "You might need to use the Force to find these plants."
R10: R Z I P O T U D L
R11: A N O B E N U T L
R12: D O L T I R S I E
R13: O T E R C A R I T
R14: 100, 9, 10, 3, 8, 6. Target: 325.
R15: Q U A L I T I E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: I F E V U O N M D

Bradley: UNMOVED (7)
Leah: FOUND (5)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: G T I N T A M S E

Bradley: TANGIEST (8)
Leah: MANGIEST (8)
DC: MAGNETIST (18)
OT: AGISTMENT (18)
Score: 15–8 (max 25)

Round 3: 3, 5, 1, 6, 8, 8. Target: 127.

Bradley: 127. (3 x 5 x 8) + 6 + 1 (10)
Leah: -
Score: 25–8 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: RUINSINTO -> INTRUSION

Round 4: R O S R E R N A S

Bradley: REASONS (7)
Leah: REASONS (7)
DC: SOARERS (7)
OT: SERRANOS (8)
Score: 32–15 (max 43)

Round 5: U G E T A H X N I

Bradley: HEATING (7)
Leah: THING (5)
OT: UNITAGE (7)
Score: 39–15 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 7, 9, 5. Target: 761.

Bradley: 760. (75 x 9) + (7 x 5) + 50 (7)
Leah: 765.
RR: 761. (((8 / (7 - 5)) + 75) x 9) + 50 (10)
Score: 46–15 (max 60)

Dr. Linda talks about online dangers for children on the Internet.

Round 7: O R I J A T E P B

Bradley: PROBATE (7)
Leah: PIRATE (6)
DC: BORATE (6)
OT: PREBAIT (7)
Score: 53–15 (max 67)

Round 8: S U L I D A Y E L

Bradley: DALLIES (7)
Leah: DALLIES (7)
DC: SULLIED (7) SALLIED (7) ALLUDES (7)
OT: ALLIDES (7) ALUDELS (7) DIALYSE (7) DUALISE (7) IDEALLY (7) ILLUDES (7)
Score: 60–22 (max 74)

Round 9: 100, 10, 1, 2, 6, 8. Target: 535.

Bradley: 535. (100 + 8 - 1) x (10 / 2) (10)
Leah: 540.
Score: 70–22 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: STRAWROTS -> STARWORTS

Round 10: R Z I P O T U D L

Bradley: TULIP (5)
Leah: PUTRID (6)
DC: TRIPOD (6)
OT: LUPOID (6) PROTID (6) TORPID (6)
Score: 70–28 (max 90)

Round 11: A N O B E N U T L

Bradley: UNNOTABLE (18)
Leah: NOTABLE (7)
Score: 88–28 (max 108)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words originating from the Netherlands.

Round 12: D O L T I R S I E

Bradley: LOITERS (7)
Leah: LOITERS (7)
DC: IDOLISE (7) IDOLISER (8)
OT: SIDEROTIL (18)
Score: 95–35 (max 126)

Round 13: O T E R C A R I T

Bradley: RATTIER (7)
Leah: CATTIER (7)
DC: EROTICA (7) RETROACT (8)
OT: RECITATOR (18)
Score: 102–42 (max 144)

Round 14: 100, 9, 10, 3, 8, 6. Target: 325.

Bradley: 325. (100 x 3) + 10 + 9 + 6 (10)
Leah: -
Score: 112–42 (max 154)

Round 15: Q U A L I T I E D

Bradley buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say LIQUIDATE which is correct.
Final Score: 122–42 (max 164)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 122
Raw score - 127
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.5
Number of maxes - 9

Leah:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 26
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 2

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