Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, 2nd Quarter-Final)

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Friday 15th December 2017 (Series 77, 2nd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:52 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 15 December 2017.

C1: No.2 Seed Bradley "The Bolton Blitzer" Horrocks (8 wins, 864 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: No.7 Seed James "The Kilsyth Katena" Kennedy (8 wins, 736 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E M O D I R O Q T
R02: T R L A E I T R A
R03: 6, 8, 10, 4, 4, 5. Target: 813.
TTT: DIGTHESUN - "She didn't dig the sun being in her eyes, she couldn't see a thing."
R04: N V B I E I S R E
R05: O A U D G G T E H
R06: 25, 9, 10, 3, 9, 7. Target: 618.
R07: A E E I N V T N P
R08: Z Y S I O A T N R
R09: 8, 1, 6, 9, 8, 7. Target: 682.
TTT: ISNOTVERY - "The man is not very relaxed, in fact he's fraught with this."
R10: W L D O I E X C E
R11: U A E O L W F N S
R12: T R N E I E S L M
R13: O U A I L J F S U
R14: 25, 5, 8, 6, 2, 5. Target: 103.
R15: G Y R A T I O N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: E M O D I R O Q T

Bradley: MOODIER (7)
James: MOODIER (7)
DC: emoted MOTORED (7) MOIDORE (7)
OT: DOOMIER (7) MORTIDO (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T R L A E I T R A

Bradley: LITERATA (8)
James: RATTLIER (8)
OT: ARTERIAL (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 6, 8, 10, 4, 4, 5. Target: 813.

Bradley: 810. (((6 + 4) x 8) + 5 - 4) x 10 (7)
James: 813. Mistake in working.
RR: 813. (((6 x 4 x 8) + 10) x 4) + 5 (10)
Score: 22–15 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DIGTHESUN -> UNSIGHTED

Round 4: N V B I E I S R E

Bradley: REVISE (6)
James: INVERSE (7)
OT: VINERIES (8)
Score: 22–22 (max 33)

Round 5: O A U D G G T E H

Bradley: TAGGED (6)
James: OUTAGE (6)
DC: TUGGED (6) TOUGHED (7)
Score: 28–28 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 9, 10, 3, 9, 7. Target: 618.

Bradley: -
James: 618. ((9 + 9 + 7) x 25) - 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 28–38 (max 50)

Paul performs a magic trick involving rewind time to avoid being mugged.

Round 7: A E E I N V T N P

Bradley: PEINETA (7) - spelt PIENETA on the board by Rachel.... :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll:
James: INNATE (6)
OT: NAIVETE (7) PANTINE (7) PEAVINE (7) PENATIN (7) PENNATE (7) PENNITE (7) PENTANE (7) PENTINE (7) PINNATE (7)
Score: 35–38 (max 57)

Round 8: Z Y S I O A T N R

Bradley: RATIONS (7)
James: RATIONS (7)
DC: ROASTY (6)
OT: NRITYAS (7) OSTIARY (7)
Score: 42–45 (max 64)

Round 9: 8, 1, 6, 9, 8, 7. Target: 682.

Bradley: 681. (((9 x 8) + 7 + 6) x 8) + 1 (7)
James: 690.
RR: 682. (6 x 7 x (8 + 8)) + 9 + 1 (10)
Score: 49–45 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: ISNOTVERY -> NERVOSITY

Round 10: W L D O I E X C E

Bradley: COILED (6)
James: DOCILE (6)
DC: COWLED (6) WILCO (5) wilcoed
OT: CEILED (6) CLEWED (6) COLDIE (6) DECILE (6) EXILED (6)
Score: 55–51 (max 80)

Round 11: U A E O L W F N S

Bradley: FELONS (6)
James: UNSAFE (6)
DC: falsen
OT: NEWSFUL (7) OWNSELF (7) UNLEAFS (7)
Score: 61–57 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "nailing your colours to the mast".

Round 12: T R N E I E S L M

Bradley: MERLINS (7)
James: MINSTREL (8)
DC: LISTENER (8)
OT: ENLISTER (8) LIMERENT (8) MISENTER (8) RELISTEN (8) TIERSMEN (8)
Score: 61–65 (max 95)

Round 13: O U A I L J F S U

Bradley: FAILS (5)
James: USUAL (5)
DC: JAILS (5) ouija
OT: JULIAS (6)
Score: 66–70 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 5, 8, 6, 2, 5. Target: 103.

Bradley: 103. (25 x 5) + 8 - (5 x 6) (10)
James: 103. ((6 - 2) x 25) + 8 - 5 (10)
Score: 76–80 (max 111)

Round 15: G Y R A T I O N S

Bradley buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say SIGNATORY which is correct.
Final Score: 86–80 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 7

James:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

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