Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

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Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:24 pm

The last preliminary of 2017 here :!: :!: :!:

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 December 2017.

C1: Champion Chris Weldon (4 wins, 384 points.) A retired civil servant from Great Bircham, Norfolk.
C2: Challenger Roger Springthorpe. A retired LGV driver from Coalville, Leicestershire. He once delivered sand that was being flown out to Saudi Arabia to be used for a castle for a Saudi prince.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H R I D S E V O E
R02: D B I D E B J U R
R03: 100, 10, 2, 1, 8, 3. Target: 267.
TTT: STOODALOT - "The gnome stood a lot when it could have been sitting on this."
R04: F M E P L O A D U
R05: C M I R T A L E I
R06: 25, 100, 2, 2, 8, 9. Target: 773.
R07: N L A T L I E Q A
R08: D R A T G O R X I
R09: 50, 6, 2, 3, 6, 2. Target: 356.
TTT: ALLANDRUG - "Allan was given a drug to help with his fever."
R10: N R I Y P E N V O
R11: D T E M N A S A I
R12: H T O N K E T I S
R13: W L E G M E R A O
R14: 75, 50, 8, 6, 3, 6. Target: 733.
R15: G E T I N B E R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: H R I D S E V O E

Chris: DIVERSE (7)
Roger: REVISED (7)
DC: OVERSIDE (8) HEROISED (8)
OT: SHIVERED (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D B I D E B J U R

Chris: bidder (declared as 7)
Roger: BIDDER (6)
DC: RIBBED (6) RUBBED (6)
OT: DRUBBED (7)
Score: 7–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 10, 2, 1, 8, 3. Target: 267.

Chris: 267. (((10 x 3) + 100) x 2) + 8 - 1 (10)
Roger: 267. ((100 - 10) x 3) - 1 - 2 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: STOODALOT -> TOADSTOOL

Round 4: F M E P L O A D U

Chris: UPLOAD (6)
Roger: PALMED (6)
DC: MOPEFUL (7) AMPOULE (7) MUDFLAP (7)
OT: FLUMPED (7) LEAFDOM (7)
Score: 23–29 (max 32)

Round 5: C M I R T A L E I

Chris: RECITAL (7)
Roger: CRIME (5)
DC: CLIMATE (7) METRICAL (8)
OT: MILARITE (8)
Score: 30–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 100, 2, 2, 8, 9. Target: 773.

Chris: 773. (8 x 100) - 25 - 2 (10)
Roger: 773. (8 x 100) - 25 - 2 (10)
Score: 40–39 (max 50)

Paul performs a magic trick involving a magic mirror and some sewing needles.

Round 7: N L A T L I E Q A

Chris: TAIL (4)
Roger: ALIEN (5)
DC: TAENIA (6)
OT: ALLANITE (8)
Score: 40–44 (max 58)

Round 8: D R A T G O R X I

Chris: TORRID (6)
Roger: GATOR (5)
DC: GORDITA (7)
OT: ORATRIX (7)
Score: 46–44 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 6, 2, 3, 6, 2. Target: 356.

Chris: -
Roger: 356. ((2 + 2 + 3) x 50) + 6 (10)
Score: 46–54 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ALLANDRUG -> GLANDULAR

Round 10: N R I Y P E N V O

Chris: overpin
Roger: ENVIRON (7)
OT: PYRONINE (8)
Score: 46–61 (max 83)

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

Chris: ANIMATED (8)
Roger: MISTED (6)
DC: MANDATES (8)
OT: ADAMINES (8) ADAMITES (8) ADAMSITE (8) ANIMATES (8) DIAMANTE (8) DIASTEMA (8) MEDIANTS (8)
Score: 54–61 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "proverb", and "when in Rome, do what the Romans do".

Round 12: H T O N K E T I S

Chris: KITTENS (7)
Roger: honkiest
DC: TOKENIST (8)
Score: 61–61 (max 99)

Round 13: W L E G M E R A O

Chris: MOLAR (5)
Roger: MEAGRE (6)
DC: EELWORM (7)
OT: AEROGEL (7)
Score: 61–67 (max 106)

Round 14: 75, 50, 8, 6, 3, 6. Target: 733.

Chris: 731.
Roger: 733. ((6 + 3) x 75) + 50 + 8 (10)
Score: 61–77 (max 116)

Round 15: G E T I N B E R T

Chris buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say BETTERING which is correct.
Final Score: 71–77 (max 126)

So, Roger will be the carryover champion for Series 78, and we'll see him again on January 2.

Time for the finals tomorrow...... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Roger:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 4

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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