Tuesday 5th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 7)

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Tuesday 5th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 7)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:54 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 July 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Fenton (6 wins, 534 points.) From Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan.
C2: Challenger Ken Irvin. A retired computer systems engineer from Stanton, Staffordshire. He plays the cornet in the Ashbourne Town Band.
DC: Susie Dent and Alison Steadman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M E O F C H I S D
R02: R P G L O A A L I
R03: 50, 25, 1, 7, 8, 6. Target: 610.
TTT: BARRYLID - "Barry put a lid on his rather lascivious behaviour."
R04: Z B T G A E A A T
R05: S E T U C S I R T
R06: 100, 50, 75, 7, 10, 3. Target: 449.
R07: B O T H A R U T K
R08: L F L S U I E O D
R09: 75, 25, 8, 3, 1, 2. Target: 229.
TTT: BASILTEA - "Basil enjoyed his tea; he was very easy to satisfy."
R10: G W N R E I O I X
R11: N M D S A U E N T
R12: R D S N I A O O V
R13: R N S P U I E R J
R14: 75, 25, 100, 6, 7, 5. Target: 549.
R15: T I N Y C R A I C (conundrum)


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Round 1: M E O F C H I S D

Andrew: FISHED (6)
Ken: CHIEFS (6)
DC: CHIEFDOMS (18)
Score: 6–6 (max 18)

Round 2: R P G L O A A L I

Andrew: PILLAR (6)
Ken: GALLOP (6)
DC: GORILLA (7)
OT: AGALLOP (7) PARALOG (7) PARILLA (7) POLIGAR (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 25, 1, 7, 8, 6. Target: 610.

Andrew: 608. ((6 + 7 - 1) x 50) + 8 (7)
Ken: 608. ((50 + 25) x 8) + 7 + 1 (7)
RR: 609/611. (7)
OT: 610. (50 x 8) + ((25 + 6 - 1) x 7) (10)
Score: 19–19 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: BARRYLID -> RIBALDRY

Round 4: Z B T G A E A A T

Andrew: TEABAG (6)
Ken: AGATE (5)
DC: ABATE (5)
Score: 25–19 (max 41)

Round 5: S E T U C S I R T

Andrew: CRUSTIEST (18)
Ken: CUTTERS (7)
Score: 43–19 (max 59)

Round 6: 100, 50, 75, 7, 10, 3. Target: 449.

Andrew: 450. ((7 - 3) x 100) + 50 (7)
Ken: 450. ((7 - 3) x 100) + 50 (7)
RR: 449. ((75 - 10) x 7) - ((100 / 50) x 3) (10)
Score: 50–26 (max 69)

Alison talks about playing Pamela in Gavin & Stacey.

Round 7: B O T H A R U T K

Andrew: THROAT (6)
Ken: croak
DC: TURBOT (6) AUTHOR (6) THROT (5)
OT: BROTHA (6) BRUTHA (6) BURKHA (6) KURTHA (6) RUBATO (6) RUTTOK (6) THAKUR (6)
Score: 56–26 (max 75)

Round 8: L F L S U I E O D

Andrew: DOLLIES (7)
Ken: doleful (declared as 8)
DC: DOLEFUL (7) FOLLIES (7)
OT: DUELLOS (7) ILLUDES (7) SULFIDE (7) SULLIED (7)
Score: 63–26 (max 82)

Round 9: 75, 25, 8, 3, 1, 2. Target: 229.

Andrew: 229. (3 x 75) + (8 / 2) (10)
Ken: 226.
Score: 73–26 (max 92)

Teatime teaser: BASILTEA -> SATIABLE

Round 10: G W N R E I O I X

Andrew: WINGER (6)
Ken: ROWING (6)
DC: IGNORE (6) WIRING (6) REGION (6)
OT: OREXIN (6) ORIGIN (6) RINGIE (6) WIGEON (6) WINIER (6)
Score: 79–32 (max 98)

Round 11: N M D S A U E N T

Andrew: UNMASTED (8)
Ken: UNMASTED (8)
Score: 87–40 (max 106)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "a wild goose chase" and "red herring".

Round 12: R D S N I A O O V

Andrew: ORDAINS (7)
Ken: DRAINS (6)
DC: ADVISOR (7)
OT: INDOORS (7) INROADS (7) NARDOOS (7) SINDOOR (7) SORDINO (7)
Score: 94–40 (max 113)

Round 13: R N S P U I E R J

Andrew: JUNIPERS (8)
Ken: JUNIPERS (8)
DC: INJURERS (8)
Score: 102–48 (max 121)

Round 14: 75, 25, 100, 6, 7, 5. Target: 549.

Andrew: 549. (7 x 75) + 25 - (6 - 5) (10)
Ken: 549. (100 x 5) + 75 - 25 - (7 - 6) (10)
Score: 112–58 (max 131)

Round 15: T I N Y C R A I C

Andrew buzzes on 22.5 seconds to say INCARCITY which is incorrect.
Ken does not buzz.
The answer was INTRICACY.
Final Score: 112–58 (max 141)

It's a lucky 7 for Andrew, who remains the only champion of Series 75, and he'll be gunning for octochampdom tomorrow. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 112
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Ken:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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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