Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

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Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 September 2017.

C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (5 wins, 470 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Phil Peel. A business analyst from Durham. He owns part of a racing pigeon, thanks to a drunken day out... :P
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P I E S U G N D O
R02: S E M S A N R E H
R03: 75, 7, 1, 5, 5, 9. Target: 756.
TTT: BUSHFELLA - "Some bathroom wipes can't go down the toilet, but these can"
R04: N A C D O S U T I
R05: R E F A N L I M D
R06: 25, 4, 3, 1, 4, 5. Target: 561.
R07: T U A L E R T O D
R08: B A P I L O S G A
R09: 50, 25, 5, 9, 9, 8. Target: 325.
TTT: MIGHTSOLD - "He might not have sold you the jewellery, but he definitely made it."
R10: M E G I F R O N H
R11: W E I T P U O R S
R12: M E C A S N O D V
R13: T U E S D I A R S
R14: 100, 50, 4, 10, 10, 8. Target: 130.
R15: B L A Z E B O O M (conundrum)


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Round 1: P I E S U G N D O

Ben: DEPOSING (8)
Phil: DEPOSING (8)
DC: PIGEONS (7)
OT: POUNDIES (8) UNPOISED (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: S E M S A N R E H

Ben: MASHERS (7)
Phil: HARNESS (7)
OT: MAHSEERS (8)
Score: 15–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 7, 1, 5, 5, 9. Target: 756.

Ben: 756. ((5 + 5) x 75) + 7 - 1 (10)
Phil: 756. ((9 + 1) x 75) + 7 - (5 / 5) (10)
Score: 25–25 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BUSHFELLA -> FLUSHABLE

Round 4: N A C D O S U T I

Ben: CAUTIONS (8)
Phil: ACTIONS (7)
DC: CUSTODIAN (18)
Score: 33–25 (max 44)

Round 5: R E F A N L I M D

Ben: MINERAL (7)
Phil: INFLAMED (8)
DC: MANLIER (7)
OT: INFLAMER (8) RIFLEMAN (8)
Score: 33–33 (max 52)

Round 6: 25, 4, 3, 1, 4, 5. Target: 561.

Ben: 573.
Phil: 554. (((5 x 4) + 3 - 1) x 25) + 4 (5)
RR: 561. (5 x 4 x (25 + 3)) + 1 (10)
Score: 33–38 (max 62)

Janet talks about the most popular tastes that the public have of reading.

Round 7: T U A L E R T O D

Ben: RATTLED (7)
Phil: ROTATED (7)
DC: TROUT (5) LEOTARD (7)
OT: OUTRATED (8)
Score: 40–45 (max 70)

Round 8: B A P I L O S G A

Ben: BOILS (5)
Phil: BAILS (5)
DC: BIOGAS (6)
OT: ALOGIAS (7) BIOGLAS (7)
Score: 45–50 (max 77)

Round 9: 50, 25, 5, 9, 9, 8. Target: 325.

Ben: 325. (8 + 5) x 25 (10)
Phil: 325. (9 + 9 - 5) x 25 (10)
Score: 55–60 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: MIGHTSOLD -> GOLDSMITH

Round 10: M E G I F R O N H

Ben: REHOMING (8)
Phil: REHOMING (8)
DC: FROGMEN (7) FERMION (7)
OT: HOMERING (8)
Score: 63–68 (max 95)

Round 11: W E I T P U O R S

Ben: WIPEOUTS (8)
Phil: POSTURE (7)
Score: 71–68 (max 103)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "you are what you eat".

Round 12: M E C A S N O D V

Ben: DEACONS (7)
Phil: DEACONS (7)
DC: DAEMONS (7) NOMADS (6)
OT: ACNODES (7) MASONED (7) MEACONS (7) MEDANOS (7) NAVCOMS (7)
Score: 78–75 (max 110)

Round 13: T U E S D I A R S

Ben: SUITED (6)
Phil: DISASTER (8)
DC: RADIUSES (8)
OT: ADITUSES (8) DISRATES (8) STUDIERS (8)
Score: 78–83 (max 118)

Round 14: 100, 50, 4, 10, 10, 8. Target: 130.

Ben: 130. 100 + 50 - 10 - 10 (10)
Phil: 130. 100 + 50 - 10 - 10 (10)
Score: 88–93 (max 128)

Round 15: B L A Z E B O O M

Ben buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say "No, sorry, I've got it wrong" (which he later admitted he thought was EMBLAZON), which is incorrect.
Phil buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say BAMBOOZLE which is correct.
Final Score: 88–103 (max 138)

Ben's 5 wins with 558 points could see him back for the finals.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Statistics Corner

Ben:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Phil:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 117
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.8
Number of maxes - 9

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