Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, 4th Quarter-Final)

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Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Series 77, 4th Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:18 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 December 2017.

C1: No.4 Seed Noel "The Belfast Bazooka" McIlvenny (8 wins, 793 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: No.5 Seed Eoin "The Dunmore East Dagger" Jackson (8 wins, 778 points.) An Apteforumite and musician/teacher from Dunmore East, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K B L E I E T N P
R02: M E D I G A R U W
R03: 75, 25, 50, 100, 4, 3. Target: 430.
TTT: CRESTASIA - "He went down without hesitation and was soon at the bottom."
R04: L I R O H I T E D
R05: R J T E E A P N O
R06: 100, 50, 6, 1, 2, 5. Target: 136.
R07: P R N A I A Q N E
R08: C A L I S O L E S
R09: 75, 25, 50, 100, 2, 4. Target: 741.
TTT: LOCUSTEMU - "One of these creatures can easily get the better of the other."
R10: P O L I Y O T E F
R11: G W S I E A T V M
R12: H U C O N E V U T
R13: D R T I O A N E M
R14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 10, 8. Target: 494.
R15: S U S I F E N N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: K B L E I E T N P

Noel: PENTILE (7)
Eoin: PENTILE (7)
DC: TINKLE (6)
OT: NETLIKE (7) PENIBLE (7) PIKELET (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: M E D I G A R U W

Noel: MIRAGED (7)
Eoin: GAUDIER (7)
DC: IMAGED (6) MIRED (5) AUGER (5)
OT: MAUGRED (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 25, 50, 100, 4, 3. Target: 430.

Noel: 431. Mistake in working.
Eoin: 428. (4 x 100) + 25 + 3 (7)
OT: 430. (((75 - 4) x 50 x 3) + 100) / 25 (10)
Score: 14–21 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CRESTASIA -> STAIRCASE

Round 4: L I R O H I T E D

Noel: HOLIER (6)
Eoin: HOLIER (6)
DC: LITHOED (7) DIORITE (7)
OT: ORTHIDE (7) THEROID (7)
Score: 20–27 (max 31)

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

Noel: PATRONEE (8)
Eoin: PRONATE (7)
DC: PERONATE (8)
OT: PEJORATE (8)
Score: 28–27 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 50, 6, 1, 2, 5. Target: 136.

Noel: 136. ((5 + 1) x 6) + 100 (10)
Eoin: 136. ((5 + 1) x 6) + 100 (10)
Score: 38–37 (max 49)

Rufus does a poem about a Christmas party for the alphabet.

Round 7: P R N A I A Q N E

Noel: PANNIER (7)
Eoin: RAPINE (6)
Score: 45–37 (max 56)

Round 8: C A L I S O L E S

Noel: LOCALISES (18)
Eoin: LOCALISES (18)
Score: 63–55 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 25, 50, 100, 2, 4. Target: 741.

Noel: 742. ((100 + 75 - 2) x 4) + 50 (7)
Eoin: 742. ((100 + 75 - 2) x 4) + 50 (7)
RR: 741. (((50 / 25) + 100) x 2 x 4) - 75 (10)
Score: 70–62 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: LOCUSTEMU -> OUTMUSCLE

Round 10: P O L I Y O T E F

Noel: POLITE (6)
Eoin: POLITE (6)
OT: FOOTIE (6) FOOTLE (6) OOLITE (6) OOTYPE (6) PIOLET (6) PLOOTY (6) POLITY (6) POOLEY (6) POOLIE (6) POOTLE (6) PTOOEY (6) TOOLIE (6)
Score: 76–68 (max 90)

Round 11: G W S I E A T V M

Noel: GAMIEST (7)
Eoin: GAMIEST (7)
DC: WAVIEST (7)
OT: MISGAVE (7) SIGMATE (7)
Score: 83–75 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words and phrases relating to "bee".

Round 12: H U C O N E V U T

Noel: VOUCH (5)
Eoin: TOUCHE (6)
DC: EUNUCH (6)
OT: UNCOUTH (7)
Score: 83–81 (max 104)

Round 13: D R T I O A N E M

Noel: MONRADITE (18)
Eoin: MONRADITE (18)
Score: 101–99 (max 122)

Round 14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 10, 8. Target: 494.

Noel: 494. (10 x 50) - 5 - 1 (10)
Eoin: 494. (10 x 50) - 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 111–109 (max 132)

Round 15: S U S I F E N N T

No one buzzes. The answer was UNFITNESS.
Final Score: 111–109 (max 142)

Apparently, Eoin guessed the legendary conundrum non-answer of GANDISEEG, but that was cut from the transmission. :P :P :lol: :lol:

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Eoin:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 122
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 8

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