Tuesday 5th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 109)

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Tuesday 5th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 109)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:21 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 December 2017.

C1: Challenger Claire Molyneux. A retired road safety officer from Sheffield. She now devotes most of her time to charity work.
C2: Challenger Phil Abbott. A GP practice manager from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. He loves his sport, particularly cricket and basketball, as well being a fan of Derby County F.C., as he was born in Derby.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P W R I E E T I C
R02: P U J R O A L T E
R03: 50, 8, 10, 8, 7, 6. Target: 193.
TTT: TRIPEPEAS - "He has a small plate of tripe and peas before his main course."
R04: S I N K O N S Y E
R05: T S M V O U A R I
R06: 25, 6, 7, 2, 1, 3. Target: 561.
R07: M A Z E I N B A U
R08: C A P R L A E L E
R09: 50, 1, 6, 3, 2, 10. Target: 911.
TTT: PARISHRIG - "These will hold onto what you don't want to let go of."
R10: R I D M S E I T A
R11: R O A M S T U E D
R12: N I T R E S L O F
R13: S S D R E E A I S
R14: 50, 3, 6, 8, 5, 6. Target: 560.
R15: S T U P I D R E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: P W R I E E T I C

Claire: create
Phil: WRITE (5)
DC: RECEIPT (7) PICRITE (7)
OT: PRICEITE (8)
Score: 0–5 (max 8)

Round 2: P U J R O A L T E

Claire: PLATE (5)
Phil: ROUTE (5)
DC: POULTER (7)
OT: OUTLEAP (7) PLOUTER (7) PROLATE (7) TORULAE (7)
Score: 5–10 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 8, 10, 8, 7, 6. Target: 193.

Claire: 193. ((8 - 6 + 10 - 8) x 75) - 7 (10)
Phil: 193. ((10 - 6) x 75) - 7 (10)
Score: 15–20 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TRIPEPEAS -> APPETISER

Round 4: S I N K O N S Y E

Claire: SINKS (5)
Phil: SINKS (5)
DC: SKEINS (6)
OT: KENOSIS (7) SINSYNE (7) SONNIES (7) YONNIES (7)
Score: 20–25 (max 32)

Round 5: T S M V O U A R I

Claire: trains
Phil: SMART (5)
DC: TOURISM (7) SAVIOUR (7) AMORIST (7)
OT: OVARIUMS (8) VIRTUOSA (8)
Score: 20–30 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 6, 7, 2, 1, 3. Target: 561.

Claire: -
Phil: 558. (((7 x 3) + 1) x 25) + 6 + 2 (7)
RR: 561. ((25 x 7) + (2 x 6)) x 3 (10)
Score: 20–37 (max 50)

Richard talks about teasing Matthew Wright, who he usually covers for on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff.

Round 7: M A Z E I N B A U

Claire: AMAZE (5)
Phil: MAIZE (5)
DC: UNMAZE (6)
OT: MAIZENA (7)
Score: 25–42 (max 57)

Round 8: C A P R L A E L E

Claire: CALLER (6)
Phil: CALLER (6)
DC: CARE (4) REPLACE (7)
OT: PARELLE (7) PERCALE (7)
Score: 31–48 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 1, 6, 3, 2, 10. Target: 911.

Claire: 910.
Phil: 911. (6 x 3 x 50) + 10 + 1 (10)
Score: 31–58 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: PARISHRIG -> HAIRGRIPS

Round 10: R I D M S E I T A

Claire: DREAMS (6)
Phil: MASTER (6)
DC: midset MISRATED (8) MARDIEST (8)
OT: MISTRIED (8) READMITS (8) SERIATIM (8)
Score: 37–64 (max 82)

Round 11: R O A M S T U E D

Claire: MUSTARD (7)
Phil: ROASTED (7)
DC: MOATED (6) OUTARMED (8)
OT: OUTDARES (8) OUTREADS (8) READOUTS (8)
Score: 44–71 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about how lexicographers deal with "ghost words".

Round 12: N I T R E S L O F

Claire: letions
Phil: FROST (5)
DC: LONERS (6) TONERS (6) FORINTS (7) LOITERS (7) FLORIST (7) LOFTIER (7) STONIER (7) TREFOILS (8)
Score: 44–76 (max 98)

Round 13: S S D R E E A I S

Claire: DRESSES (7)
Phil: DRESSES (7)
DC: ARSED (5) SEASIDES (8) DISEASES (8)
Score: 51–83 (max 106)

Round 14: 50, 3, 6, 8, 5, 6. Target: 560.

Claire: 559. ((6 + 5) x 50) + 6 + 3 (7)
Phil: 559. ((6 + 5) x 50) + 6 + 3 (7)
RR: 560. ((((6 / 6) + 3) x 5) + 50) x 8 (10)
Score: 58–90 (max 116)

Round 15: S T U P I D R E D

No one buzzes. The answer was DISRUPTED.
Final Score: 58–90 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Claire:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 1

Phil:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 2

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