Tuesday 19th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 15)

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Tuesday 19th July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:37 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 July 2016.

C1: Champion Stephen Fuller (5 wins, 402 points.) From Basingstoke, Hampshire. He enjoys cryptic crosswords and Scrabble.
C2: Challenger Mark Lawrence. An employee in the betting industry from Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. He owns a racehorse that once won the Ebor at York.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M A D I R S U O L
R02: T N V E I A S N I
R03: 50, 5, 7, 5, 3, 8. Target: 284.
TTT: TITANSGO - "Raising a glass to the scorched piece of bread."
R04: O A E L B G U D R
R05: C N G S I E O A P
R06: 75, 100, 6, 5, 10, 2. Target: 983.
R07: X T R S I U A E I
R08: T G S A E O V N U
R09: 100, 8, 1, 10, 1, 5. Target: 117.
TTT: RIVALEMU - "This can make you hear things better and it can also keep you dry."
R10: I E U E H M S O L
R11: R W R P T E A I O
R12: L M T U E I S H B
R13: D Y D N P A O E I
R14: 3, 4, 1, 5, 7, 5. Target: 602.
R15: T H Y O I L S I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M A D I R S U O L

Stephen: MOLARS (6)
Mark: MAIDS (5)
DC: MOULDS (6) SOLARIUM (8) MODULAR (7)
OT: MAROUDIS (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T N V E I A S N I

Stephen: INVITES (7)
Mark: INVENTS (7)
DC: ASININE (7) TINNIES (7) VANITIES (8)
OT: NATIVISE (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 5, 7, 5, 3, 8. Target: 284.

Stephen: 284. ((50 + 7) x 5) - ((5 + 3) / 8) (10)
Mark: 284. ((50 + 7) x 5) - ((5 + 3) / 8) (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: TITANSGO -> TOASTING

Round 4: O A E L B G U D R

Stephen: GARBLED (7)
Mark: BLUDGER (7)
DC: BELUGA (6) LABOURED (8)
OT: BOURGADE (8)
Score: 30–24 (max 34)

Round 5: C N G S I E O A P

Stephen: ESCAPING (8)
Mark: ESCAPING (8)
DC: CANOPIES (8) PIGEONS (7)
OT: CAPONISE (8) COINAGES (8)
Score: 38–32 (max 42)

Round 6: 75, 100, 6, 5, 10, 2. Target: 983.

Stephen: 983. (100 x 10) - (6 x 2) - 5 (10)
Mark: 983. (100 x 10) - ((75 / 5) + 2) (10)
Score: 48–42 (max 52)

Chris talks about birdsong and other bird noises.

Round 7: X T R S I U A E I

Stephen: taxier
Mark: EXTRAS (6)
DC: TRIXIES (7)
OT: AIRIEST (7)
Score: 48–48 (max 59)

Round 8: T G S A E O V N U

Stephen: NOVATES (7)
Mark: OUTAGES (7)
DC: VAUNTS (6) SOUTANE (7)
OT: GAVONES (7) NOUGATS (7) ONSTAGE (7) OUTGAVE (7) OUTSANG (7) TANGOES (7) TONGUES (7) VAGUEST (7) VOGUEST (7)
Score: 55–55 (max 66)

Round 9: 100, 8, 1, 10, 1, 5. Target: 117.

Stephen: 117. 100 + 10 + 5 + 1 + 1 (10)
Mark: 117. 100 + 10 + 8 - 1 (10)
Score: 65–65 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: RIVALEMU -> VELARIUM

Round 10: I E U E H M S O L

Stephen: mousie
Mark: HOMIES (6)
DC: MUSHIE (6)
OT: MOULIES (7)
Score: 65–71 (max 83)

Round 11: R W R P T E A I O

Stephen: WARTIER (7)
Mark: WAITER (6)
DC: RAPTOR (6) AIRPORT (7)
OT: PRIORATE (8)
Score: 72–71 (max 91)

Round 12: L M T U E I S H B

Stephen: mistle
Mark: mushed
DC: BLUEISH (7) SUBLIME (7) THIMBLES (8) HUMBLEST (8)
Score: 72–71 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of human attributes derived from animals.

Round 13: D Y D N P A O E I

Stephen: PAINED (6)
Mark: paddie
DC: PADDY (5) NODDY (5)
OT: ADENOIDY (8)
Score: 78–71 (max 107)

Round 14: 3, 4, 1, 5, 7, 5. Target: 602.

Stephen: 603. Mistake in working.
Mark: -
RR: 602. ((((4 x 5) - 3) x 5) + 1) x 7 (10)
Score: 78–71 (max 117)

Round 15: T H Y O I L S I T

No one buzzes. The answer was HOSTILITY.
Final Score: 78–71 (max 127)

A great game almost descended into a farce by the end with so many invalid words, but Stephen holds out for win #6, even if his daughter, Samantha, slightly upstaged him by getting the conundrum from the audience at the end... :P :roll: :lol:

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 5

Mark:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 5

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