Monday 23rd October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 79)

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Monday 23rd October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 23 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (3 wins, 273 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger Rania Abdul-Wahab. A management Masters student from Bury, Greater Manchester. She has done fundraising events at Bath University, including a Zombie Apocalypse.... :P :P :P
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R B R I E A H S H
R02: D M T E O I V S E
R03: 50, 7, 8, 7, 9, 8. Target: 383.
TTT: SADGRIEVE - "She was very sad and would often sit here and grieve."
R04: F T I A E S L S I
R05: R T O A D K I T E
R06: 25, 100, 6, 5, 1, 5. Target: 376.
R07: N R O X E D O S G
R08: L R W E I E T D N
R09: 75, 7, 4, 1, 10, 7. Target: 590.
TTT: STRUCKMID - "He struck the middle of the cymbal with a piece of chicken."
R10: R T V L A E I G O
R11: N R I A E F D S P
R12: T S Z D U A U N I
R13: C N T E A O G B E
R14: 75, 100, 8, 4, 4, 3. Target: 435.
R15: T O A D C U R R Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: R B R I E A H S H

James: HARRIES (7)
Rania: bashier
OT: BEARISH (7) BRASHER (7) HARSHER (7) RAREISH (7) REHAIRS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D M T E O I V S E

James: VOMITED (7)
Rania: DEMOTES (7)
OT: DEVOTES (7) EMOTIVE (7) MITOSED (7) MODISTE (7) MOISTED (7) MOTIVED (7) MOTIVES (7) TIMESED (7) TOESIDE (7) VETOISM (7) VOIDEST (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 7, 8, 7, 9, 8. Target: 383.

James: 383. (8 x 50) - (9 + 8) (10)
Rania: 383. (8 x 50) - (9 + 8) (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: SADGRIEVE -> GRAVESIDE

Round 4: F T I A E S L S I

James: FALSEST (7)
Rania: FALSIES (7)
OT: FALSITIES (18)
Score: 31–24 (max 42)

Round 5: R T O A D K I T E

James: DOTTIER (7)
Rania: toadier
OT: ATTIRED (7) RATIOED (7) ROTATED (7) TRAIKED (7)
Score: 38–24 (max 49)

Round 6: 25, 100, 6, 5, 1, 5. Target: 376.

James: 375. (6 - 1 + 5 + 5) x 25 (7)
Rania: 375. (6 - 1 + 5 + 5) x 25 (7)
RR: 376. ((100 - 25) x 5) + 1 (10)
Score: 45–31 (max 59)

Adrian talks about turning vegetarian after helping slaughter a lamb in Turkey.

Round 7: N R O X E D O S G

James: DRONES (6)
Rania: DRONES (6)
DC: DRONGOES (8)
Score: 51–37 (max 67)

Round 8: L R W E I E T D N

James: WILTED (6)
Rania: WINTERED (8)
Score: 51–45 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 7, 4, 1, 10, 7. Target: 590.

James: 590. ((7 + 1) x 75) - 10 (10)
Rania: 590. ((7 + 1) x 75) - 10 (10)
Score: 61–55 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: STRUCKMID -> DRUMSTICK

Round 10: R T V L A E I G O

James: gloatier
Rania: VOLTAGE (7)
DC: RAVIGOTE (8)
OT: ALGIVORE (8) VIOLATER (8)
Score: 61–62 (max 93)

Round 11: N R I A E F D S P

James: FRIENDS (7)
Rania: SPRAINED (8)
Score: 61–70 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words that have their origins in the sea.

Round 12: T S Z D U A U N I

James: UNSAID (6)
Rania: DAUNTS (6)
DC: AUDITS (6) NUDIST (6)
OT: ADITUS (6) IDANTS (6) TUINAS (6)
Score: 67–76 (max 107)

Round 13: C N T E A O G B E

James: BEGONE (6)
Rania: GOATEE (6)
DC: ECOTAGE (7)
OT: ACETOGEN (8)
Score: 73–82 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 100, 8, 4, 4, 3. Target: 435.

James: 435. ((100 + 8) x 4) + 3 (10)
Rania: 427.
Score: 83–82 (max 125)

Round 15: T O A D C U R R Y

No one buzzes. The answer was COURTYARD.
Final Score: 83–82 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 7

Rania:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

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