Thursday 8th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)

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Thursday 8th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 19, 2017 6:54 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 December 2016.

C1: Challenger Richard Hayward. A chartered accountant from Stockport, Greater Manchester. He's the captain of Disbury North Hockey Club. He studied Russian and German at Oxford University, then spent 7 months in Moscow for part of his degree.
C2: Challenger Ben Walton. From Brighton, East Sussex. He's currently studying Psychology with American Studies at the University of Sussex. He's a street hip-hop dancer and competes for his university team.
DC: Susie Dent and Sir Tim Rice.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O A I U R N F J N
R02: T R E U Q D E C I
R03: 50, 100, 8, 7, 9, 2. Target: 650.
TTT: BIGNUTTER - "Flattering someone by laying on a spread?"
R04: Y S E A T S E B R
R05: A I U O L R B P E
R06: 25, 4, 1, 8, 8, 10. Target: 743.
R07: A E A O L G Z T D
R08: S H A O U T M N O
R09: 2, 9, 10, 5, 5, 8. Target: 386.
TTT: SOFTHAIRY - "This sounds like it could be Bruce's favourite in the garden."
R10: R L I E I H M D A
R11: T F W G E A E S P
R12: K N D O E L I O M
R13: E O E I X D N R N
R14: 50, 10, 7, 4, 6, 4. Target: 821.
R15: A D I S C O U N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: O A I U R N F J N

Richard: RAIN (4)
Ben: UNFAIR (6)
DC: JUNIOR (6)
OT: ANFION (6) UNJOIN (6)
Score: 0–6 (max 6)

Round 2: T R E U Q D E C I

Richard: RECITED (7)
Ben: QUIETER (7)
DC: REQUITED (8)
OT: DEUTERIC (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 100, 8, 7, 9, 2. Target: 650.

Richard: 650. (100 x 7) - 50 (10)
Ben: 650. (100 x 7) - 50 (10)
Score: 17–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: BIGNUTTER -> BUTTERING

Round 4: Y S E A T S E B R

Richard: BEATERS (7)
Ben: strayers
DC: BETRAYS (7) BERATES (7)
OT: ABSTERSE (8)
Score: 24–23 (max 32)

Round 5: A I U O L R B P E

Richard: burpier
Ben: BOILER (6)
DC: BIPOLAR (7) POURABLE (8)
Score: 24–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 4, 1, 8, 8, 10. Target: 743.

Richard: 749.
Ben: 742. (10 x 25 x (4 - 1)) - 8 (7)
OT: 743. (((25 x 10) - (8 x 8)) x 4) - 1 (10)
Score: 24–36 (max 50)

Sir Tim talks about his rewrite of From Here To Eternity and how it has now been a big hit in the US.

Round 7: A E A O L G Z T D

Richard: GLOATED (7)
Ben: GLOATED (7)
OT: GEODATA (7)
Score: 31–43 (max 57)

Round 8: S H A O U T M N O

Richard: MOUTHS (6)
Ben: MOUTHS (6)
DC: AMOUNTS (7) MAHOUTS (7)
OT: ONOMAST (7) OUTMANS (7)
Score: 37–49 (max 64)

Round 9: 2, 9, 10, 5, 5, 8. Target: 386.

Richard: 385. (((5 x 8) - 2) x 10) + 5 (7)
Ben: 391.
RR: 386. (5 x 8 x 10) - 9 - 5 (10)
Score: 44–49 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: SOFTHAIRY -> FORSYTHIA

Round 10: R L I E I H M D A

Richard: MILDER (6)
Ben: HARMED (6)
DC: HERALD (6) MAILED (6) MEDIAL (6)
OT: HEDARIM (7) LAIRDIE (7) MAIRDLE (7)
Score: 50–55 (max 81)

Round 11: T F W G E A E S P

Richard: SEWAGE (6)
Ben: TWEEPS (6)
OT: SEPTAGE (7)
Score: 56–61 (max 88)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "living over the brush".

Round 12: K N D O E L I O M

Richard: MOONED (6)
Ben: monkied
DC: MOONLIKE (8) KIMONOED (8)
OT: MELODIKON (18)
Score: 62–61 (max 106)

Round 13: E O E I X D N R N

Richard: REDONE (6)
Ben: DINNER (6)
OT: INDEXER (7) ORDINEE (7)
Score: 68–67 (max 113)

Round 14: 50, 10, 7, 4, 6, 4. Target: 821.

Richard: 824. ((10 + 6) x 50) + (7 x 4) - 4 (7)
Ben: 826.
RR: 821. (((50 x 4) + 6) x 4) - (10 - 7) (10)
Score: 75–67 (max 123)

Round 15: A D I S C O U N T

No one buzzes. The answer was CUSTODIAN.
Final Score: 75–67 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Richard:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 2

Ben:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
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