Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)

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Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 September 2017.

C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (1 win, 105 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Danielle Beswick. An International Development lecturer from Birmingham. She got married in Knaresborough, and had her reception at the Old Swan Hotel, where Agatha Christie famously disappeared in 1926... :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L I E N R A O M V
R02: R U E S W L O T E
R03: 50, 6, 9, 6, 4, 10. Target: 151.
TTT: INSERTPLY - "Bits of plywood were inserted into your buttocks when you sat down"
R04: I A S L D U E N S
R05: M A E N C I R U D
R06: 25, 100, 2, 2, 8, 5. Target: 830.
R07: S O I R E A P T B
R08: H O I T S C A E X
R09: 50, 25, 8, 5, 7, 1. Target: 200.
TTT: GENTLEDAD - "Dad was very gentle when he removed the knots from his daughter's hair"
R10: I U R D E P S O T
R11: F A I G P L A T T
R12: R D E U I R W S G
R13: L A E P N O S N B
R14: 25, 50, 6, 4, 2, 5. Target: 154.
R15: U N D E R F L O W (conundrum)


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Round 1: L I E N R A O M V

Ben: MINERAL (7)
Danielle: MANLIER (7)
DC: MOANER (6) REMOVAL (7)
OT: OVERLAIN (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R U E S W L O T E

Ben: SWELTER (7)
Danielle: RESOLUTE (8)
Score: 7–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 6, 9, 6, 4, 10. Target: 151.

Ben: 151. ((9 - 6) x 50) + ((6 + 4) / 10) (10)
Danielle: 150.
Score: 17–15 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: INSERTPLY -> SPLINTERY

Round 4: I A S L D U E N S

Ben: ISLANDS (7)
Danielle: DUALISE (7)
DC: SUNDIALS (8) DUALISES (8)
Score: 24–22 (max 34)

Round 5: M A E N C I R U D

Ben: MANICURED (18)
Danielle: RANCID (6)
Score: 42–22 (max 52)

Round 6: 25, 100, 2, 2, 8, 5. Target: 830.

Ben: 830. (8 x 100) + 25 + 5 (10)
Danielle: 825.
Score: 52–22 (max 62)

Janet talks about growing vegetables.

Round 7: S O I R E A P T B

Ben: PARTIES (7)
Danielle: PROBATES (8)
DC: besport TRAIPSE (7) PASTORIE (8)
OT: PREBAITS (8) SEPTORIA (8)
Score: 52–30 (max 70)

Round 8: H O I T S C A E X

Ben: EXOTIC (6)
Danielle: EXACTS (6)
DC: sexcat ACHIOTES (8)
OT: CATHEXIS (8)
Score: 58–36 (max 78)

Round 9: 50, 25, 8, 5, 7, 1. Target: 200.

Ben: 200. 8 x 25 (10)
Danielle: 200. 8 x 25 (10)
Score: 68–46 (max 88)

Teatime teaser: GENTLEDAD -> DETANGLED

Round 10: I U R D E P S O T

Ben: PROUDEST (8)
Danielle: DISPUTER (8)
DC: POSTURED (8)
OT: DIPTEROUS (18)
Score: 76–54 (max 106)

Round 11: F A I G P L A T T

Ben: FATAL (5)
Danielle: PLAIT (5)
DC: PALAGI (6)
OT: PAGATI (6) TAGATI (6)
Score: 81–59 (max 112)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "upshot".

Round 12: R D E U I R W S G

Ben: GUIDES (6)
Danielle: WIDER (5)
DC: GUIDERS (7) DURRIES (7)
OT: GIRDERS (7) RIDGERS (7) WIDGERS (7)
Score: 87–59 (max 119)

Round 13: L A E P N O S N B

Ben: POSABLE (7)
Danielle: PANELS (6)
DC: NOPALES (7)
OT: ABONNES (7) BONSELA (7) NANOBES (7) NESPOLA (7) PALONES (7) PANNOSE (7) PENNALS (7)
Score: 94–59 (max 126)

Round 14: 25, 50, 6, 4, 2, 5. Target: 154.

Ben: 154. (6 x 25) + 4 (10)
Danielle: 154. ((6 / 2) x 50) + 4 (10)
Score: 104–69 (max 136)

Round 15: U N D E R F L O W

Ben buzzes on 7.25 seconds to say WONDERFUL which is correct.
Final Score: 114–69 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Ben:
Total score - 114
Raw score - 128
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 7.6
Raw average score per round - 8.5
Number of maxes - 7

Danielle:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

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