Friday 8th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 112)

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Friday 8th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 112)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:23 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 8 December 2017.

C1: Champion Chris Weldon (1 win, 93 points.) A retired civil servant from Great Bircham, Norfolk.
C2: Challenger John Pinkney. A retired technical officer from Whitby, North Yorkshire. He likes to keep fit by walking and playing 5-a-side football.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R M U G R I F E I
R02: R O L I M O K E D
R03: 100, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10. Target: 691.
TTT: TALEPRIVY - "He didn't want anyone else becoming privy to his tale, so he shared it discretely."
R04: R A P I T O L A X
R05: R T E P P A T E O
R06: 75, 6, 8, 1, 1, 2. Target: 712.
R07: W T A H C I N W E
R08: S A D U T I N A P
R09: 100, 8, 4, 5, 8, 6. Target: 488.
TTT: ICEDDONUT - "It's nothing to do with doughnuts, but it does involve a takeaway."
R10: V U G O N I N O E
R11: T D A S M E H U E
R12: D O N E V A T E S
R13: Z S U R S O Q E U
R14: 50, 8, 8, 4, 2, 1. Target: 241.
R15: U N D E R C A N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R M U G R I F E I

Chris: GRIMIER (7)
John: furrier
OT: RIMFIRE (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: R O L I M O K E D

Chris: LOOKED (6)
John: MILKED (6)
DC: MOODIER (7) MOIDORE (7)
OT: DOOMIER (7) MILORDO (7) RODLIKE (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10. Target: 691.

Chris: 690. (100 x 6) + (10 x 9) (7)
John: 690. (100 x 6) + (10 x 9) (7)
RR: 691. (((10 + 4) / (8 - 6)) x 100) - 9 (10)
Score: 20–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TALEPRIVY -> PRIVATELY

Round 4: R A P I T O L A X

Chris: PATROL (6)
John: PILOT (5)
DC: OXTAIL (6) PARTIAL (7) rapitolax
OT: PATRIAL (7)
Score: 26–13 (max 31)

Round 5: R T E P P A T E O

Chris: OPERATE (7)
John: OPERATE (7)
DC: OPERETTA (8)
Score: 33–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 6, 8, 1, 1, 2. Target: 712.

Chris: 710. Mistake in working.
John: 724.
RR: 712. (((6 + 1) x 2) + 75) x 8 (10)
Score: 33–20 (max 49)

Paul talks about his role as Abanazar in the pantomime production of Aladdin in Preston, and performs a trick he was shown by a magician who played Abanazar in a panto that Paul saw as a child.

Round 7: W T A H C I N W E

Chris: WAHINE (6)
John: winchat
DC: WITCH (5) WATCH (5) WHITEN (6)
OT: ACETIN (6) ACTINE (6) CANTHI (6) CHAINE (6) ETHNIC (6) HENTAI (6) WANWIT (6)
Score: 39–20 (max 55)

Round 8: S A D U T I N A P

Chris: UNPAID (6)
John: PAINTS (6)
DC: PATINAS (7) DUSTPAN (7) PUTAINS (7)
OT: ANAPSID (7) PANDITS (7) PASTINA (7) PINATAS (7) PUNDITS (7) SANDPIT (7) TAIPANS (7) UPSTAND (7)
Score: 45–26 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 8, 4, 5, 8, 6. Target: 488.

Chris: 488. (100 x 5) - (8 + 4) (10)
John: 488. (100 x 5) - (8 + 4) (10)
Score: 55–36 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ICEDDONUT -> DEDUCTION

Round 10: V U G O N I N O E

Chris: ONION (5)
John: ONION (5)
OT: IONOGEN (7)
Score: 60–41 (max 79)

Round 11: T D A S M E H U E

Chris: MASHED (6)
John: STEAMED (7)
DC: HEADSET (7)
OT: HEADEST (7) MEDUSAE (7) SAUTEED (7)
Score: 60–48 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the prefix "ortho-".

Round 12: D O N E V A T E S

Chris: DONATES (7)
John: DONATES (7)
DC: NOVATES (7)
OT: ONSTEEAD (8)
Score: 67–55 (max 94)

Round 13: Z S U R S O Q E U

Chris: SOURS (5)
John: SOURS (5)
DC: ROUSES (6) QUESO (5)
OT: SEROUS (6) ZORSES (6)
Score: 72–60 (max 100)

Round 14: 50, 8, 8, 4, 2, 1. Target: 241.

Chris: 242. ((4 + 1) x 50) - 8 (7)
John: 242. ((4 + 1) x 50) - 8 (7)
RR: 241. ((50 + 8 + 2) x 4) + 1 (10)
Score: 79–67 (max 110)

Round 15: U N D E R C A N E

Chris buzzes on 7 seconds to say ENDURANCE which is correct.
Final Score: 89–67 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

John:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

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