Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

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Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

Post by James Robinson » Thu May 24, 2018 9:52 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 26 January 2018.

C1: Champion Chris Thorn (5 wins, 461 points.) A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex.
C2: Challenger Sam Prouse. An Apterite and media student from Rushden, Northamptonshire. He likes to collect vinyl records and has every single record by The Beatles in his collection.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P S T I A E H V T
R02: S A E I R L T D E
R03: 25, 4, 6, 3, 5, 4. Target: 297.
TTT: BURSTWART - "The spoilt behaved terribly over a sausage."
R04: U O U N S L W R O
R05: T L J T U A O D N
R06: 50, 7, 1, 2, 2, 6. Target: 596.
R07: P G P U E I G C F
R08: O E A L R T D Z I
R09: 8, 1, 4, 10, 4, 9. Target: 997.
TTT: ERASECUTS - "Very regular in the garden, it must be all the prunes."
R10: E O E M T S M R U
R11: D M B I O E N R S
R12: O A I Q R W T R E
R13: N B S H A U E N V
R14: 100, 9, 5, 6, 3, 2. Target: 774.
R15: L A W O R D U T Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: P S T I A E H V T

Chris: PATTIES (7)
Sam: PATTIES (7)
DC: APES**T (7) :P :lol: ATHEIST (7)
OT: PETTAHS (7) PETTISH (7) STAITHE (7) STATIVE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

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

Chris: LARDIEST (8)
Sam: LATERISED (18)
OT: DETAILERS (18)
Score: 7–25 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 4, 6, 3, 5, 4. Target: 297.

Chris: 297. (4 x 3 x 25) - (5 + 4 - 6) (10)
Sam: 297. ((25 x 4) - 5 + 4) x 3 (10)
Score: 17–35 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: BURSTWART -> BRATWURST

Round 4: U O U N S L W R O

Chris: unsour
Sam: LOONS (5)
DC: SWORN (5)
OT: LOURS (5) LOWNS (5) NURLS (5) ROWNS (5) RUNOS (5) SNOOL (5) SWOON (5) WOOLS (5)
Score: 17–40 (max 40)

Round 5: T L J T U A O D N

Chris: OUTLAND (7)
Sam: UNLOAD (6)
DC: jutland
Score: 24–40 (max 47)

Round 6: 50, 7, 1, 2, 2, 6. Target: 596.

Chris: 596. (50 x 2 x 6) - 7 + 1 + 2 (10)
Sam: 596. (50 x 2 x 6) - 7 + 1 + 2 (10)
Score: 34–50 (max 57)

John talks about Yekaterinburg, one of the host cities of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Round 7: P G P U E I G C F

Chris: GUPPIE (6)
Sam: puice
DC: PUCE (4)
OT: FUGGIE (6)
Score: 40–50 (max 63)

Round 8: O E A L R T D Z I

Chris: TRAILED (7)
Sam: LEOTARD (7)
DC: DILATOR (7) IDOLATER (8)
OT: TAILORED (8) TRIAZOLE (8)
Score: 47–57 (max 71)

Round 9: 8, 1, 4, 10, 4, 9. Target: 997.

Chris: 994. ((4 - 1 + 8) x 10 x 9) + 4 (7)
Sam: 994. ((4 - 1 + 8) x 10 x 9) + 4 (7)
RR: 996. (7)
OT: 998. (((9 x 8) - 1) x (10 + 4)) + 4 (7)
Score: 54–64 (max 78)

Teatime teaser: ERASECUTS -> SECATEURS

Round 10: E O E M T S M R U

Chris: METEORS (7)
Sam: STRUM (5)
DC: REMOTES (7)
OT: EMOTERS (7) MESTOME (7) METRUMS (7) RUESOME (7) RUMMEST (7)
Score: 61–64 (max 85)

Round 11: D M B I O E N R S

Chris: BROMIDES (8)
Sam: embroids
DC: MINDERS (7)
Score: 69–64 (max 93)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of phrases meaning "to have a look".

Round 12: O A I Q R W T R E

Chris: WARTIER (7)
Sam: WAITER (6)
DC: WORRIT (6)
OT: EARWORT (7)
Score: 76–64 (max 100)

Round 13: N B S H A U E N V

Chris: unshave
Sam: SHAVEN (6)
DC: UNSHAVEN (8)
Score: 76–70 (max 108)

Round 14: 100, 9, 5, 6, 3, 2. Target: 774.

Chris: 776. (6 + 2) x (100 - 3) (7)
Sam: 776. (6 + 2) x (100 - 3) (7)
RR: 774. (100 - (5 + 6 + 3)) x 9 (10)
Score: 83–77 (max 118)

Round 15: L A W O R D U T Y

Chris buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say OUTWARDLY which is correct.
Final Score: 93–77 (max 128)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Sam:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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