Tuesday 28th June 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 2)

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Tuesday 28th June 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 2)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:06 pm

Now, we're into Series 75, who will be the champion at Christmas time :? :?:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 28 June 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Fenton (1 win, 95 points.) From Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan. He once went down a 120 foot "death slide" in Florida, as a dare from his family.
C2: Challenger Stephen Wintle. From Ashford, Kent. A keen Scrabble player, he plays in tournaments all across the country and is a member of both the Canterbury and Stafford Scrabble Clubs.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S T C A I U P F O
R02: N X T E A L I D M
R03: 100, 25, 1, 8, 2, 4. Target: 880.
TTT: DADPRONE - "Dad was prone to belching, but he always did this afterwards."
R04: V M D A U I B G E
R05: P O S I R D Y U T
R06: 75, 2, 8, 10, 4, 5. Target: 652.
R07: S H N E I S T O E
R08: W R D L A I A S I
R09: 25, 50, 3, 2, 5, 1. Target: 757.
TTT: BERTLOOK - "It sounds like Bert took something small to read by the river."
R10: L F T U E A V R U
R11: M O D A S R E N O
R12: K R H A I E G R N
R13: G T C A I S N O R
R14: 75, 10, 2, 1, 6, 7. Target: 300.
R15: C O A C H L E F T (conundrum)


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Round 1: S T C A I U P F O

Andrew: POUTS (5)
Stephen: COUPS (5)
DC: CAPTIOUS (8) FACTIOUS (8)
OT: AUTOPSIC (8)
Score: 5–5 (max 8)

Round 2: N X T E A L I D M

Andrew: LAMENT (6)
Stephen: MINTED (6)
DC: AILMENT (7) ALIMENT (7)
OT: LANDTIE (7) MANTLED (7) MEDIANT (7) METAXIN (7)
Score: 11–11 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 25, 1, 8, 2, 4. Target: 880.

Andrew: 880. (((4 + 1) x 2) + 100) x 8 (10)
Stephen: -
Score: 21–11 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DADPRONE -> PARDONED

Round 4: V M D A U I B G E

Andrew: VAGUE (5)
Stephen: BADGE (5)
DC: BUDGIE (6)
OT: IMAGED (6) IMBUED (6)
Score: 26–16 (max 31)

Round 5: P O S I R D Y U T

Andrew: SPROUT (6)
Stephen: PURITY (6)
DC: SPORTY (6) TRIPODS (7)
OT: DISPORT (7) DISRUPT (7) DRYSUIT (7) PORTUIS (7) PROTIDS (7) PRUDIST (7) PRUDITY (7)
Score: 32–22 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 2, 8, 10, 4, 5. Target: 652.

Andrew: 652. (8 x 75) + (5 x 10) + 2 (10)
Stephen: 650.
Score: 42–22 (max 48)

Jon talks about the impressionist technique "Voice Neighbours".

Round 7: S H N E I S T O E

Andrew: SHINES (6)
Stephen: ethions
DC: HONESTIES (18)
Score: 48–22 (max 66)

Round 8: W R D L A I A S I

Andrew: RADIAL (6)
Stephen: wirildas
DC: RADIALS (7)
OT: RILAWAS (7)
Score: 54–22 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 50, 3, 2, 5, 1. Target: 757.

Andrew: 754. ((25 - (5 x 2)) x 50) + 3 + 1 (7)
Stephen: 750.
RR: 757. (((50 x 3) + 1) x 5) + 2 (10)
Score: 61–22 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: BERTLOOK -> BROOKLET

Round 10: L F T U E A V R U

Andrew: VAULTER (7)
Stephen: VAULTER (7)
DC: TEARFUL (7) REFUTAL (7)
OT: TRUEFUL (7) VULTURE (7)
Score: 68–29 (max 90)

Round 11: M O D A S R E N O

Andrew: MOANERS (7)
Stephen: NOMADS (6)
DC: RANSOMED (8) MAROONED (8) RADOMES (7)
OT: MADRONOS (8) MANDOORS (8) MANDORES (8) MORENDOS (8) ROADSMEN (8)
Score: 75–29 (max 98)

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

Round 12: K R H A I E G R N

Andrew: harkering
Stephen: HARKING (7)
DC: HANGRIER (8)
Score: 75–36 (max 106)

Round 13: G T C A I S N O R

Andrew: COASTING (8)
Stephen: AGNOSTIC (8)
DC: COATINGS (8)
OT: CANTORIS (8) CONGRATS (8) CORTINAS (8) COTINGAS (8) OCTRAINS (8) ORGANICS (8) ORGANIST (8) ORGASTIC (8) ROASTING (8) SIGNATOR (8) TRACINGS (8)
Score: 83–44 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 10, 2, 1, 6, 7. Target: 300.

Andrew: 300. (6 - 2) x 75 (10)
Stephen: 300. (6 - 2) x 75 (10)
Score: 93–54 (max 124)

Round 15: C O A C H L E F T

No one buzzes. The answer was FACECLOTH.
Final Score: 93–54 (max 134)

Nice to see Zubair Patel get the conundrum from the audience. 8-)

Andrew wins again to make it 2 from 2, after some unlucky guesses from Stephen.

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 5

Stephen:
Total score - 54
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.6
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
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UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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