Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

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Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:08 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 1 December 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (6 wins, 644 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Jason Hill. A communications adviser from London. He likes swimming and always goes out for a dip every New Year's Day. He used to be a dog journalist.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A P E S I S E L R
R02: Y A D I M O R E M
R03: 6, 5, 2, 10, 6, 2. Target: 844.
TTT: MENDAHOLE - "He could mend a hole in the ground, but he couldn't do much else."
R04: V U R A S I M O T
R05: E P A L E D O S C
R06: 25, 1, 4, 7, 3, 10. Target: 188.
R07: E R I D A T I J K
R08: N E L A E S E R S
R09: 25, 100, 50, 2, 10, 4. Target: 776.
TTT: DUOPERSON - "He was the size of two men, which made him slow and clumsy."
R10: N U B O T I W R C
R11: O N U T A L E Z R
R12: F I T I N E A P S
R13: A T E R I S U M S
R14: 25, 5, 2, 1, 3, 6. Target: 699.
R15: T E N I S K I T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: A P E S I S E L R

Bradley: pairless
Jason: SPIRES (6) - Apparently Jason's original declaration was PISSER :oops: :oops: :P :P :lol: :lol: , but that was deemed too rude for broadcast, so it was replaced with SPIRES.
DC: PEARLIES (8) ESPALIERS (18)
Score: 0–6 (max 18)

Round 2: Y A D I M O R E M

Bradley: ROAMED (6)
Jason: MEMORY (6)
DC: MIRED (5) MERMAID (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 25)

Round 3: 6, 5, 2, 10, 6, 2. Target: 844.

Bradley: 845. (((6 x 2) + 2) x 6 x 10) + 5 (7)
Jason: -
Score: 13–12 (max 32)

Teatime teaser: MENDAHOLE -> MELONHEAD

Round 4: V U R A S I M O T

Bradley: SAUTOIR (7)
Jason: TOURISM (7)
DC: ATRIUMS (7) SAVIOUR (7) VARIOUS (7)
OT: OVARIUMS (8) VIRTUOSA (8)
Score: 20–19 (max 40)

Round 5: E P A L E D O S C

Bradley: OPALESCED (18)
Jason: SCOPED (6)
DC: PALED (5) PEALED (6)
Score: 38–19 (max 58)

Round 6: 25, 1, 4, 7, 3, 10. Target: 188.

Bradley: 188. (25 x 7) + 10 + 3 (10)
Jason: -
Score: 48–19 (max 68)

Richard talks about interviewing the late, great Sir Roger Moore. 8-)

Round 7: E R I D A T I J K

Bradley: karted
Jason: TIRADE (6)
OT: TRAIKED (7)
Score: 48–25 (max 75)

Round 8: N E L A E S E R S

Bradley: RELEASES (8)
Jason: LEASERS (7)
DC: LEANS (5) LASERS (6) REALNESS (8)
Score: 56–25 (max 83)

Round 9: 25, 100, 50, 2, 10, 4. Target: 776.

Bradley: 775. ((10 - 2) x 100) - 25 (7)
Jason: -
RR: 776. ((100 x 4) - 10 - 2) x (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 63–25 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: DUOPERSON -> PONDEROUS

Round 10: N U B O T I W R C

Bradley: COUNT (5)
Jason: BRUNT (5)
DC: RUCTION (7)
OT: ROBINUT (7) RUBICON (7) UNIBROW (7)
Score: 68–30 (max 100)

Round 11: O N U T A L E Z R

Bradley: OUTLEARN (8)
Jason: ZONAL (5)
DC: ETALON (6)
Score: 76–30 (max 108)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the Greek word "anthropos".

Round 12: F I T I N E A P S

Bradley: PANTIES (7)
Jason: PATINES (7)
DC: TINES (5) FINES (5) SAPIENT (7) PIANIST (7)
OT: NAIFTIES (8) PATINISE (8) PISANITE (8)
Score: 83–37 (max 116)

Round 13: A T E R I S U M S

Bradley: MURIATES (8)
Jason: MASTERS (7)
DC: RITES (5) MISRATES (8) SURMISE (7)
OT: ASTERISM (8) MATSURIS (8) SMARTIES (8)
Score: 91–37 (max 124)

Round 14: 25, 5, 2, 1, 3, 6. Target: 699.

Bradley: 699. (((5 x 6) - 2) x 25) - 1 (10)
Jason: -
Score: 101–37 (max 134)

Round 15: T E N I S K I T S

Bradley buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say STINKIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 111–37 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 8

Jason:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 26
Raw % of max - 43
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 0

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