Wednesday 4th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 66)

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Wednesday 4th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 66)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:51 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 4 October 2017.

C1: Champion Eoin Jackson (5 wins, 449 points.) An Apteforumite from Dunmore East, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. He's wearing a maroon jumper with a "#6" in a shield. :P 8-)
C2: Challenger Dan Batten. A writer from Chester. One of his short stories has recently been published.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Q E R I D O R E M
R02: D W O U M A F S E
R03: 100, 75, 7, 6, 4, 3. Target: 986.
TTT: CUPDETAIL - "The silver cup had exactly the same detail as the original"
R04: G R I O L E S O G
R05: P A H U X U N A E
R06: 75, 2, 10, 8, 3, 9. Target: 910.
R07: S O T E P M I A L
R08: R T C I I U E P C
R09: 75, 50, 6, 8, 2, 8. Target: 301.
TTT: MINILOVER - "Did he see red after losing an absolute fortune?"
R10: S A E N T N I A S
R11: Y E T O B E R N R
R12: L T I E Z F I R P
R13: S U N A S E N O V
R14: 25, 3, 1, 6, 1, 8. Target: 596.
R15: S O C H I R P Y Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: Q E R I D O R E M

Eoin: MIRED (5)
Dan: ORDER (5)
DC: DORMER (6)
OT: MOIREED (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: D W O U M A F S E

Eoin: defamous - Controversially disallowed by Susie, as we give it as OK.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
Dan: MOUSE (5)
DC: FAMOUS (6) MEADOWS (7) AMUSED (6)
Score: 5–10 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 75, 7, 6, 4, 3. Target: 986.

Eoin: 986. ((3 + 6) x 100) + 75 + 7 + 4 (10)
Dan: 990.
Score: 15–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CUPDETAIL -> DUPLICATE

Round 4: G R I O L E S O G

Eoin: GLORIES (7)
Dan: LOGGERS (7)
DC: GOOLIES (7)
OT: GOOGLIES (8)
Score: 22–17 (max 32)

Round 5: P A H U X U N A E

Eoin: unheap
Dan: PAEAN (5)
OT: AHEAP (5) PANAX (5)
Score: 22–22 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 2, 10, 8, 3, 9. Target: 910.

Eoin: 910. ((9 + 3) x 75) + 10 (10)
Dan: 909.
Score: 32–22 (max 47)

Dr. Phil begins talking "behind the headlines" in regards to the NHS, starting with giving statins to over 65's.

Round 7: S O T E P M I A L

Eoin: LOAMIEST (8)
Dan: POSTAL (6)
DC: MILEPOST (8) SEPTIMAL (8)
OT: EPISTOMA (8) OPALITES (8) PALMIEST (8) PALMIETS (8) PALMISTE (8) PETALISM (8) PLASTOME (8) PLOIMATE (8) POLEMIST (8) SPOLIATE (8)
Score: 40–22 (max 55)

Round 8: R T C I I U E P C

Eoin: CIRCUIT (7)
Dan: PICTURE (7)
DC: PICRITE (7)
OT: CUPRITE (7) ICTERIC (7)
Score: 47–29 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 50, 6, 8, 2, 8. Target: 301.

Eoin: 301. ((6 - 2) x 75) + (8 / 8) (10)
Dan: 301. (50 x 6) + (8 / 8) (10)
Score: 57–39 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: MINILOVER -> VERMILION

Round 10: S A E N T N I A S

Eoin: SATANISE (8)
Dan: STAINS (6)
DC: INSANE (6)
OT: NAISSANT (8)
Score: 65–39 (max 80)

Round 11: Y E T O B E R N R

Eoin: BERRY (5)
Dan: BERRY (5)
DC: REBORN (6) reentry
OT: BENTER (6) BETONY (6) BOREEN (6) ENROBE (6) OBEYER (6) ORNERY (6) REBENT (6) REBORE (6) RENTER (6)
Score: 70–44 (max 86)

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

Round 12: L T I E Z F I R P

Eoin: FIREPIT (7)
Dan: FLIRT (5)
OT: FIRELIT (7) PILIFER (7)
Score: 77–44 (max 93)

Round 13: S U N A S E N O V

Eoin: NOVENAS (7)
Dan: unsane
OT: NOSEANS (7)
Score: 84–44 (max 100)

Round 14: 25, 3, 1, 6, 1, 8. Target: 596.

Eoin: 596. ((25 x 6) - 1) x (1 + 3) (10)
Dan: 596. (25 x 3 x 8) - 6 + 1 + 1 (10)
Score: 94–54 (max 110)

Round 15: S O C H I R P Y Y

Dan buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say HYPOCRISY which is correct.
Final Score: 94–64 (max 120)

Statistics Corner

Eoin:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 9

Dan:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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