Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

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Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 4 December 2017.

C1: Champion Bradley Horrocks (7 wins, 755 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Luke O'Reilly. An advertising copyrighter from Dublin. His new passion is golf which he began at the start of the year, and he's now on a handicap of 18, having briefly been at 17.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E R E T I D O S C
R02: T V N S A A U E M
R03: 7, 5, 1, 3, 1, 10. Target: 469.
TTT: PENNYGLUT - "You make a play on words very mildly, but it reeks like this."
R04: S Z T B E I A O M
R05: A D U P E T I N R
R06: 50, 25, 5, 10, 1, 7. Target: 602.
R07: E D A S E J R N C
R08: L S M L U E A I S
R09: 75, 1, 4, 3, 7, 10. Target: 104.
TTT: THIRDEELS - "You dropped your box full of eels and a third of them got away."
R10: R K L Y O A I E T
R11: A W U R I L O R R
R12: M P S R E I E O S
R13: I F I T A P E N E
R14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 10, 4. Target: 268.
R15: S H I N E S P A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: E R E T I D O S C

Bradley: RECITED (7)
Luke: erotics
DC: ESCORTED (8) COTERIES (8)
OT: CORSETED (8) DESERTIC (8) DISCREET (8) DISCRETE (8) ESOTERIC (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T V N S A A U E M

Bradley: UNMATES (7)
Luke: SAVANT (6)
DC: SAVANTE (7) VAUNTS (6)
OT: MANTEAUS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 7, 5, 1, 3, 1, 10. Target: 469.

Bradley: 469. (((10 + 3) x 5) + 1 + 1) x 7 (10)
Luke: -
Score: 24–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: PENNYGLUT -> PUNGENTLY

Round 4: S Z T B E I A O M

Bradley: ATOMIZES (8)
Luke: MAZIEST (7)
DC: BEAST (5) BOATIES (7)
OT: SOMATIZE (8)
Score: 32–0 (max 34)

Round 5: A D U P E T I N R

Bradley: UNPIRATED (18)
Luke: PURITAN (7)
DC: REPUDIANT (18)
OT: UNPARTIED (18)
Score: 50–0 (max 52)

Round 6: 50, 25, 5, 10, 1, 7. Target: 602.

Bradley: 602. ((7 + 1) x (50 + 25)) + (10 / 5) (10)
Luke: 602. ((7 + 1) x (50 + 25)) + (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 60–10 (max 62)

Richard talks about the American belief of fate involving personalised $1 bills.

Round 7: E D A S E J R N C

Bradley: REASCEND (8)
Luke: ENCASED (7)
DC: CREASED (7) ERASED (6) ENDEARS (7)
OT: ASCENDER (8)
Score: 68–10 (max 70)

Round 8: L S M L U E A I S

Bradley: missell
Luke: SULLIES (7)
DC: SMILES (6) SALLIES (7) SMALLIES (8)
Score: 68–17 (max 78)

Round 9: 75, 1, 4, 3, 7, 10. Target: 104.

Bradley: 104. (10 x 3) + 75 - 1 (10)
Luke: 104. ((7 + 3) x 10) + 4 (10)
Score: 78–27 (max 88)

Teatime teaser: THIRDEELS -> SLITHERED

Round 10: R K L Y O A I E T

Bradley: TAILOR (6)
Luke: TALKER (6)
DC: ROYAL (5) REALITY (7)
OT: AKILTER (7) IRATELY (7) ORALITY (7) RATLIKE (7) RAYLIKE (7) ROKELAY (7) TALKIER (7) TOYLIKE (7) YOLKIER (7)
Score: 84–33 (max 95)

Round 11: A W U R I L O R R

Bradley: RURAL (5)
Luke: WARRIOR (7)
Score: 84–40 (max 102)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about how new words get into the dictionary.

Round 12: M P S R E I E O S

Bradley: PROMISES (8)
Luke: SPIRES (6)
DC: PORES (5) MOPES (5) MORES (5) PROMISEES (18)
OT: REIMPOSES (18)
Score: 92–40 (max 120)

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

Bradley: PEINETA (7)
Luke: FINITE (6)
DC: TIEPIN (6)
Score: 99–40 (max 127)

Round 14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 10, 4. Target: 268.

Bradley: 268. ((50 - (10 / 5)) x 4) + 75 + 1 (10)
Luke: 269.
Score: 109–40 (max 137)

Round 15: S H I N E S P A M

Bradley buzzes on 29 seconds to say HAMPINESS which is incorrect.
Luke buzzes on 29.75 seconds to say PINESSHAM which is incorrect.
The answer was MISSHAPEN.
Final Score: 109–40 (max 147)

Bradley's total of 864 points means he'll the #2 seed for the series finals, which start next week, and for the second series in a row, we'll have EIGHT OCTOCHAMPS :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 114
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.6
Number of maxes - 8

Luke:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

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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