Thursday 14th December 2017 (Series 77, 1st Quarter-Final)

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Thursday 14th December 2017 (Series 77, 1st Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:16 pm

TIME FOR THE FINALS OF SERIES 77 TO BEGIN!!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 December 2017.

C1: No.1 Seed Tom "The Horsehay Howitzer" Chafer-Cook (8 wins, 896 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire.
C2: No.8 Seed Graeme "The Ballymena Bullwhip" Staples (8 wins, 678 points.) A housing executive from Ballymena, County Antrim.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S W A U I N O S
R02: P E R S A U S G I
R03: 75, 8, 1, 9, 2, 4. Target: 612.
TTT: GIVENPEAR - "He was given a pear, but it wasn't plucked from this."
R04: C O F Z E O M T T
R05: S L P E I O N E T
R06: 50, 75, 9, 1, 7, 8. Target: 455.
R07: X M D E U O K E L
R08: B A F M E I D H U
R09: 25, 4, 3, 9, 1, 7. Target: 511.
TTT: PAULPETER - "Paul and Peter wouldn't stop wittering, it was never-ending."
R10: N A C L E U N D L
R11: P Y L I A E R O S
R12: M I J P A E S R D
R13: R N T A U A W I E
R14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 7, 8. Target: 673.
R15: O N M Y C H I P S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S W A U I N O S

Tom: SWAINS (6)
Graeme: SWORN (5)
DC: SONARS (6) ROWANS (6)
OT: OURSINS (7) ROUSSIN (7) SUASION (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P E R S A U S G I

Tom: GASSIER (7)
Graeme: GASSIER (7)
DC: UPRAISES (8)
OT: PRISAGES (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 8, 1, 9, 2, 4. Target: 612.

Tom: 612. (75 x 8) + 9 + 2 + 1 (10)
Graeme: 612. (75 x 8) + 9 + 4 - 1 (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GIVENPEAR -> GRAPEVINE

Round 4: C O F Z E O M T T

Tom: TOTEM (5)
Graeme: COMET (5)
DC: OCTET (5)
OT: COOZE (5) MOTET (5) MOTTE (5) MOTTO (5) OCOTE (5) TOMOZ (5)
Score: 28–22 (max 30)

Round 5: S L P E I O N E T

Tom: POTLINES (8)
Graeme: topline
DC: POINTELS (8)
OT: NEOLITES (8) NOSELITE (8) PENTILES (8) PETIOLES (8) PLEIONES (8)
Score: 36–22 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 75, 9, 1, 7, 8. Target: 455.

Tom: 455. ((50 + 7) x 8) - 1 (10)
Graeme: 456.
Score: 46–22 (max 48)

Paul performs a magic trick involving a photo of the future and some playing cards.

Round 7: X M D E U O K E L

Tom: MODULE (6)
Graeme: MODULE (6)
DC: DELUXE (6)
Score: 52–28 (max 54)

Round 8: B A F M E I D H U

Tom: IMBUED (6)
Graeme: HUMID (5)
DC: FAMED (5)
OT: MUDHIF (6)
Score: 58–28 (max 60)

Round 9: 25, 4, 3, 9, 1, 7. Target: 511.

Tom: 511. (25 x 3 x 7) - 9 - 4 - 1 (10)
Graeme: 509.
Score: 68–28 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: PAULPETER -> PERPETUAL

Round 10: N A C L E U N D L

Tom: UNCLEAN (7)
Graeme: UNCLEAN (7)
DC: ANNULLED (8) UNCALLED (8)
OT: UNLANCED (8)
Score: 75–35 (max 78)

Round 11: P Y L I A E R O S

Tom: POLARISE (8)
Graeme: POLARISE (8)
DC: PAROLES (7) SOAPILY (7)
OT: PELORIAS (8) ROYALISE (8) SPOILERY (8)
Score: 83–43 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "tie someone over a barrel", "laughing stock" and "going commando".

Round 12: M I J P A E S R D

Tom: PIEJAMS (7)
Graeme: PRAISED (7)
DC: DIAPERS (7) DESPAIR (7)
OT: ADMIRES (7) ASPIRED (7) DAMPERS (7) MIDEARS (7) MISREAD (7) PIEDRAS (7) PRIMASE (7) PRISMED (7) RAPIDES (7) SIDEARM (7)
Score: 90–50 (max 93)

Round 13: R N T A U A W I E

Tom: TRAINEAU (8)
Graeme: WINTER (6)
DC: TAURINE (7) URINATE (7)
Score: 98–50 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 7, 8. Target: 673.

Tom: 674. ((100 - 75) x 25) + 50 - (8 - 7) (7)
Graeme: 675.
RR: 673. ((100 - ((75 + 50) / 25)) x 7) + 8 (10)
Score: 105–50 (max 111)

Round 15: O N M Y C H I P S

Graeme buzzes on 17.5 seconds to say SYMPHONIC which is correct.
Final Score: 105–60 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Graeme:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 6

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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