Thursday 21st December 2017 (Series 77, 2nd Semi-Final)

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Thursday 21st December 2017 (Series 77, 2nd Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:28 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 21 December 2017.

C1: No.2 Seed Bradley "The Bolton Blitzer" Horrocks (9 wins, 950 points.) An Apteforumite and student from Bolton, Greater Manchester. He defeated the No.7 seed James Kennedy 86-80 in his quarter-final last Friday.
C2: No.3 Seed John "The Morecambe Mortar" Cowen (9 wins, 904 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. He defeated the No.6 seed Michael Pfeffer 105-49 in his quarter-final on Monday.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O I E T R V F O W
R02: R M A E R I N T T
R03: 100, 25, 50, 5, 2, 4. Target: 457.
TTT: RUBAGENIE - "You rub a genie's lamp and wish for something long and purple."
R04: J A E U P N R O L
R05: I D E E I P M L A
R06: 1, 2, 10, 9, 3, 6. Target: 848.
R07: E E I A C D V K H
R08: N P I O T O L A U
R09: 50, 25, 100, 2, 6, 1. Target: 475.
TTT: HUGERMIND - "Her mind was huger than anyone else's, it was quite remarkable!"
R10: R E D I N O L I T
R11: E O A E N S R S D
R12: W D G I A E S Y U
R13: I O E I H N C R Z
R14: 8, 4, 1, 1, 10, 8. Target: 926.
R15: O R G E N E S I S (conundrum)


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Round 1: O I E T R V F O W

Bradley: OVERFIT (7)
John: WOOFER (6)
OT: WOOFTER (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: R M A E R I N T T

Bradley: MARTINET (8)
John: MARTINET (8)
DC: MARINE (6) TRAINER (7)
Score: 15–8 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 50, 5, 2, 4. Target: 457.

Bradley: 457. (100 x 4) + 50 + 5 + 2 (10)
John: 457. (100 x 4) + 50 + 5 + 2 (10)
Score: 25–18 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: RUBAGENIE -> AUBERGINE

Round 4: J A E U P N R O L

Bradley: APOLUNE (7)
John: APOLUNE (7)
DC: jalapeno JOURNAL (7)
OT: PLEURON (7) UNPOLAR (7)
Score: 32–25 (max 32)

Round 5: I D E E I P M L A

Bradley: IMPLIED (7)
John: IMPLIED (7)
DC: DIMPLE (6) IMPEDE (6) MALIPEDE (8)
Score: 39–32 (max 40)

Round 6: 1, 2, 10, 9, 3, 6. Target: 848.

Bradley: 850.
John: 848. ((9 x 3 x 2) - 1) x (10 + 6) (10)
Score: 39–42 (max 50)

Rufus does a poem about someone's Christmas wishlist to Santa Claus.

Round 7: E E I A C D V K H

Bradley: ACHIEVED (8)
John: ACHIEVED (8)
Score: 47–50 (max 58)

Round 8: N P I O T O L A U

Bradley: OPTIONAL (8)
John: OPTIONAL (8)
DC: UTOPIAN (7) POTION (6)
Score: 55–58 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 25, 100, 2, 6, 1. Target: 475.

Bradley: 475. ((6 - 1) x 100) - 25 (10)
John: 475. ((6 + 2 + 1) x 50) + 25 (10)
Score: 65–68 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: HUGERMIND -> HUMDINGER

Round 10: R E D I N O L I T

Bradley: RETINOID (8)
John: NITRILE (7)
DC: TOILED (6) EDITION (7)
OT: REDITION (8)
Score: 73–68 (max 84)

Round 11: E O A E N S R S D

Bradley: REASONED (8)
John: REASONED (8)
DC: SEASON (6) ENDEARS (7) DEARNESS (8) SEASONED (8)
OT: ENDORSES (8)
Score: 81–76 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about National Poetry Day.

Round 12: W D G I A E S Y U

Bradley: SIDEWAY (7)
John: GUIDES (6)
DC: GAUDIES (7)
OT: GUIDEWAYS (18)
Score: 88–76 (max 110)

Round 13: I O E I H N C R Z

Bradley: IRONIZE (7)
John: ONEIRIC (7)
DC: CHORINE (7) ICONIZE (7)
OT: HIRCINE (7) IONIZER (7) IRONICE (7) RHIZINE (7)
Score: 95–83 (max 117)

Round 14: 8, 4, 1, 1, 10, 8. Target: 926.

Bradley: 928. Mistake in working.
John: 925. Mistake in working.
RR: 924. (7)
OT: 924. ((8 x 8) + 1 + 1) x (10 + 4) (7)
Score: 95–83 (max 124)

Round 15: O R G E N E S I S

No one buzzes. The answer was EGRESSION.
Final Score: 95–83 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Bradley:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

John:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 9

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