Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)

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Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:39 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 7 December 2017.

C1: Champion Phil Abbott (2 wins, 202 points.) A GP practice manager from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Chris Weldon. A retired civil servant from Great Bircham, Norfolk. He used to work for the Home Office, and then the Immigration Service and even went out to the British Embassy in Moscow, and married one of his interpreters while he was out there.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T O G T D I B H E
R02: L T E Q P I H A O
R03: 75, 4, 1, 2, 8, 6. Target: 602.
TTT: GRAHAMDIP - "Graham went for a dip to give a part of his body some exercise."
R04: G F E M X I N O I
R05: G E D N V A O R U
R06: 100, 2, 2, 6, 6, 5. Target: 730.
R07: L I J S R V O U E
R08: P L A S M O N A I
R09: 75, 6, 7, 2, 6, 10. Target: 137.
TTT: TIDYPAIRS - "Both pairs were very tidy, but one was much bigger than the other."
R10: R W U S T E R O E
R11: M E L T L A S I N
R12: Y C E S B E N A U
R13: R I D R E M W A I
R14: 75, 3, 10, 3, 10, 2. Target: 861.
R15: C R U E L B O Y S (conundrum)


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Round 1: T O G T D I B H E

Phil: TITHED (6)
Chris: BIGOTED (7)
DC: hogtie
OT: BEDIGHT (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: L T E Q P I H A O

Phil: POLITE (6)
Chris: OPIATE (6)
DC: HOPLITE (7)
OT: HAPLITE (7) OPALITE (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 4, 1, 2, 8, 6. Target: 602.

Phil: 602. (75 x 8) + 2 (10)
Chris: 602. (75 x 8) + 2 (10)
Score: 16–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GRAHAMDIP -> DIAPHRAGM

Round 4: G F E M X I N O I

Phil: FIXING (6)
Chris: MIXING (6)
OT: FOXING (6) MINGEI (6)
Score: 22–29 (max 30)

Round 5: G E D N V A O R U

Phil: misdeclared 8
Chris: AGROUND (7)
DC: GUERDON (7) UNGRAVED (8)
Score: 22–36 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 2, 2, 6, 6, 5. Target: 730.

Phil: 734. (100 x (5 + 2)) + (6 x 6) - 2 (7)
Chris: 734. (100 x (5 + 2)) + (6 x 6) - 2 (7)
RR: 730. (((2 + 6) x 6) - 2 + 100) x 5 (10)
Score: 29–43 (max 48)

Richard talks about being mistaken for someone else, namely Nigel Havers. :P :lol:

Round 7: L I J S R V O U E

Phil: VOLES (5)
Chris: JOULES (6)
DC: LOUSE (5) LOUSIER (7)
OT: RIVULOSE (8)
Score: 29–49 (max 56)

Round 8: P L A S M O N A I

Phil: PLAINS (6)
Chris: SALMON (6)
DC: PLASMA (6) PIANOLAS (8)
OT: POLISMAN (8)
Score: 35–55 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 6, 7, 2, 6, 10. Target: 137.

Phil: 137. (75 x 2) - 6 - 7 (10)
Chris: 137. (75 x 2) - 6 - 7 (10)
Score: 45–65 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TIDYPAIRS -> DISPARITY

Round 10: R W U S T E R O E

Phil: stewer
Chris: RESTORE (7)
DC: ruster REROUTES (8)
Score: 45–72 (max 82)

Round 11: M E L T L A S I N

Phil: METALS (6)
Chris: LAMENTS (7)
DC: AILMENTS (8)
OT: MALLEINS (8) MANILLES (8) MANLIEST (8) MITELLAS (8) SMALTINE (8) TELLINAS (8)
Score: 45–79 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the amazing Donald Trump conceived word "covfefe".

Round 12: Y C E S B E N A U

Phil: BEANS (5)
Chris: BECAUSE (7)
DC: CAUBEENS (8)
Score: 45–86 (max 98)

Round 13: R I D R E M W A I

Phil: MARRIED (7)
Chris: ADMIRER (7)
DC: MARDIER (7)
Score: 52–93 (max 105)

Round 14: 75, 3, 10, 3, 10, 2. Target: 861.

Phil: 861. ((10 + 2) x 75) - ((10 + 3) x 3) (10)
Chris: 860.
Score: 62–93 (max 115)

Round 15: C R U E L B O Y S

No one buzzes. The answer was OBSCURELY.
Final Score: 62–93 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Phil:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

Chris:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

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