Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

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Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:20 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 6 December 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Abbott (1 win, 90 points.) A GP practice manager from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Emma Saunders. A circus student from Feniton, Devon. She's an acrogymnast and has been competing since she was 7 years old!! :shock: :o 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M O J N S E U T I
R02: C L R A U E R W E
R03: 75, 7, 8, 3, 8, 10. Target: 251.
TTT: CITEDONCE - "You're so vain, you probably think this teaser's about you."
R04: S S R A O D L I A
R05: T E P Z T U K O N
R06: 50, 75, 3, 3, 10, 9. Target: 368.
R07: R E T S R A D M E
R08: S T R A E I M F A
R09: 50, 1, 2, 10, 8, 1. Target: 903.
TTT: STOLENCAB - "Does the policeman make "Haywain" while the sun shines?"
R10: L C I U M P V E N
R11: D E B L N A I P A
R12: E I S R T S E Y S
R13: R O S D N I A W I
R14: 50, 100, 75, 1, 7, 6. Target: 418.
R15: L E N T I L F I G (conundrum)


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Round 1: M O J N S E U T I

Phil: MOISTEN (7)
Emma: TIMES (5)
DC: TIMEOUS (7)
OT: MINUETS (7) MINUTES (7) MISNOTE (7) MISTUNE (7) MUSTINE (7) OUTJIES (7) UNMOIST (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: C L R A U E R W E

Phil: CLEARER (7)
Emma: CLEAR (5)
DC: CRAWLER (7)
OT: RECLEAR (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 7, 8, 3, 8, 10. Target: 251.

Phil: 251. (75 x 3) + 10 + 8 + 8 (10)
Emma: -
Score: 24–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CITEDONCE -> CONCEITED

Round 4: S S R A O D L I A

Phil: ROADS (5)
Emma: toils
DC: LOADS (5) DIALS (5) RADIALS (7)
OT: ROSALIAS (8) ROSSALIA (8)
Score: 29–0 (max 32)

Round 5: T E P Z T U K O N

Phil: PUNT (4)
Emma: PENT (4)
DC: PONT (4) POTENT (6) KNOUT (5)
OT: TENUTO (6) UNKEPT (6)
Score: 33–4 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 75, 3, 3, 10, 9. Target: 368.

Phil: 368. (9 x 50) - 75 - 10 + 3 (10)
Emma: 372.
Score: 43–4 (max 48)

Richard talks about becoming a grandparent, and being referred to as "Grandma Richard". :P

Round 7: R E T S R A D M E

Phil: MASTERED (8)
Emma: DREAMS (6)
DC: TERSE (5) REMASTER (8) STREAMED (8)
OT: ARRESTED (8) DREAMERS (8) DREAREST (8) MASTERER (8) RASTERED (8) REMASTED (8) RETREADS (8) SERRATED (8) STREAMER (8) TREADERS (8)
Score: 51–4 (max 56)

Round 8: S T R A E I M F A

Phil: FAIREST (7)
Emma: TRAMS (5)
DC: FIRES (5) MIRES (5) TRIES (5) FAIRS (5)
OT: ARTEMIAS (8) FERMATAS (8) MAESTRIA (8)
Score: 58–4 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 1, 2, 10, 8, 1. Target: 903.

Phil: 903. ((8 + 10) x 50) + 2 + 1 (10)
Emma: -
Score: 68–4 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: STOLENCAB -> CONSTABLE

Round 10: L C I U M P V E N

Phil: PLUME (5)
Emma: CLUMP (5)
DC: LUMPEN (6) PELVIC (6)
OT: PNEUMIC (7) VULPINE (7)
Score: 73–9 (max 81)

Round 11: D E B L N A I P A

Phil: PAINED (6)
Emma: BLAND (5)
DC: PLAINED (7) PIEBALD (7)
OT: PEDALIAN (8)
Score: 79–9 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cold feet".

Round 12: E I S R T S E Y S

Phil: RESISTS (7)
Emma: STRESSY (7)
DC: RESITES (7) SISTERS (7)
OT: RESSIES (7) TRESSES (7) YESSIRS (7)
Score: 86–16 (max 96)

Round 13: R O S D N I A W I

Phil: DRAINS (6)
Emma: ROSIN (5)
DC: awards ONWARDS (7) INWARDS (7) ORDAINS (7)
OT: INROADS (7) IRONIAS (7) RAIOIDS (7) SORDINI (7) SWANDRI (7)
Score: 92–16 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 100, 75, 1, 7, 6. Target: 418.

Phil: 418. (50 x 7) + 75 - 6 - 1 (10)
Emma: 407.
Score: 102–16 (max 113)

Round 15: L E N T I L F I G

Phil buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say FILLETING which is correct.
Final Score: 112–16 (max 123)

Weird seeing Phil keeping on twisting his head back and forth during the last 10 seconds of the conundrum there. Whether he was deliberately timewatching or not to give Emma a chance, it just looks bizarre... :? :? :?

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 112
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 91
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 9

Emma:
Total score - 16
Raw score - 54
Total % of max - 13
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 1.1
Raw average score per round - 3.6
Number of maxes - 1

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