Wednesday 25th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 81)

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Wednesday 25th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 81)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 25 October 2017.

C1: Champion James Kennedy (5 wins, 455 points.) A retired teacher from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.
C2: Challenger John Oxley. A laboratory supervisor from Sheffield. He likes crazy golf so much that he went to Majorca specifically to play crazy golf for a whole week!! :P :P 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C N L U O A B E T
R02: D P S A I M Q E O
R03: 100, 10, 4, 1, 10, 9. Target: 885.
TTT: FREEBASIC - "The court proceedings about the man's bag were over very quickly."
R04: T S G E U W A N E
R05: T D S O I E R S I
R06: 25, 9, 4, 8, 6, 3. Target: 402.
R07: F N D O A E R S U
R08: D L R O E P Z A R
R09: 25, 9, 8, 8, 2, 10. Target: 464.
TTT: WHALEMOLE - "It sounds like he finished all his dinner, including the brown bread."
R10: M R T U I A S R O
R11: M H W E A E G R O
R12: N T P I A Y S E T
R13: N G D U A E T V I
R14: 50, 100, 25, 9, 10, 6. Target: 641.
R15: S M U G B R E E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: C N L U O A B E T

James: COUNTABLE (18)
John: BOUNCE (6)
DC: BONCE (5)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: D P S A I M Q E O

James: ADIPOSE (7)
John: medias
DC: POMADE (6) POMADES (7)
OT: IMPOSED (7)
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 100, 10, 4, 1, 10, 9. Target: 885.

James: 885. (100 x 9) - (10 + 4 + 1) (10)
John: 885. (100 x 9) - (10 + 4 + 1) (10)
Score: 35–10 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: FREEBASIC -> BRIEFCASE

Round 4: T S G E U W A N E

James: AGENTS (6)
John: TWANGS (6)
DC: NEGATES (7)
OT: SANGEET (7) TUNEAGE (7)
Score: 41–16 (max 42)

Round 5: T D S O I E R S I

James: STORIES (7)
John: STEROIDS (8)
OT: ROSSITED (8) ROTISSED (8)
Score: 41–24 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 9, 4, 8, 6, 3. Target: 402.

James: -
John: 402. ((9 + 4 + 3) x 25) + 8 - 6 (10)
Score: 41–34 (max 60)

John talks about his new role on the drama series Benidorm.

Round 7: F N D O A E R S U

James: FOUNDERS (8)
John: FOUNDERS (8)
DC: SOUNDER (7) FONDUES (7) FEDORAS (7) REFUNDS (7) AROUSED (7)
OT: REFOUNDS (8)
Score: 49–42 (max 68)

Round 8: D L R O E P Z A R

James: LEOPARD (7)
John: PAROLED (7)
DC: PRELOAD (7)
OT: PERORAL (7) POADLER (7) RAZORED (7)
Score: 56–49 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 9, 8, 8, 2, 10. Target: 464.

James: 465. ((10 + 8) x 25) + 9 + 8 - 2 (7)
John: 465. ((10 + 8) x 25) + 9 + 8 - 2 (7)
RR: 464. ((10 x 2) + 9) x (8 + 8) (10)
Score: 63–56 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: WHALEMOLE -> WHOLEMEAL

Round 10: M R T U I A S R O

James: TOURISM (7)
John: SUITOR (6)
DC: MORTARS (7) ARMORIST (8)
OT: ORARIUMS (8) ROSARIUM (8)
Score: 70–56 (max 93)

Round 11: M H W E A E G R O

James: HOMAGE (6)
John: HOMAGER (7)
DC: MEAGRE (6) HOMEWARE (8)
Score: 70–63 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "going for a Burton".

Round 12: N T P I A Y S E T

James: PATIENTS (8)
John: pattins
DC: PAINTS (6) ANTITYPES (18)
Score: 78–63 (max 119)

Round 13: N G D U A E T V I

James: EVADING (7)
John: EVADING (7)
DC: DEVIANT (7)
OT: AUDIENT (7) UNITAGE (7) VAUNTED (7) VINTAGE (7)
Score: 85–70 (max 126)

Round 14: 50, 100, 25, 9, 10, 6. Target: 641.

James: 641. (6 x 100) + 50 - 9 (10)
John: 641. (6 x 100) + 50 - 9 (10)
Score: 95–80 (max 136)

Round 15: S M U G B R E E D

No one buzzes. The answer was SUBMERGED.
Final Score: 95–80 (max 146)

Intriguingly, the conundrum isn't sent over to the audience.... :roll: :roll:

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 7

John:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 7

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