Tuesday 2nd August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 21)

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Tuesday 2nd August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 21)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:04 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 2 August 2016.

C1: Champion Stephen Bloom (1 win, 115 points.) A PE teacher from Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Andrew McGill. A press officer from Lewisham, Greater London. He loves playing board games, and once hired a cinema to propose to his wife.
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T M L E I U H S O
R02: T W D A I O S N D
R03: 25, 1, 1, 7, 5, 6. Target: 167.
TTT: REDNOSES - "It sounds like he approves of those bringing up the rear."
R04: T R E S D A U G M
R05: L V F O E I R H N
R06: 75, 25, 4, 9, 7, 8. Target: 100.
R07: S X R A E I S L K
R08: N D S R U O A G I
R09: 50, 2, 5, 6, 3, 7. Target: 608.
TTT: RATBULLY - "He was a rat and a bully, and as such, he always behaved this way."
R10: J P P D E O U R T
R11: N B L I E U S P G
R12: P N M S E A I V N
R13: S B L A U A R O F
R14: 75, 25, 7, 3, 5, 2. Target: 475.
R15: D I R T Y N E S T (conundrum)


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Round 1: T M L E I U H S O

Stephen: MOUTHS (6)
Andrew: homliest
DC: SMILE (5) OUTSMILE (8)
OT: HELOTISM (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T W D A I O S N D

Stephen: WAIST (5)
Andrew: STAIN (5)
DC: TWAIN (5) TWAINS (6)
OT: DATIONS (7)
Score: 11–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 1, 1, 7, 5, 6. Target: 167.

Stephen: 167. (25 x 7) - 6 - 1 - 1 (10)
Andrew: 167. ((25 + 1) x 6) + 7 + 5 - 1 (10)
Score: 21–15 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: REDNOSES -> ENDORSES

Round 4: T R E S D A U G M

Stephen: GUARDS (6)
Andrew: GRADES (6)
DC: MATURED (7) MUSTARD (7)
OT: MAGRETS (7) MATURES (7) MAUGERS (7) MAUGRED (7) MAUGRES (7) MUTAGES (7) REMUDAS (7) SMARTED (7) STRUMAE (7) SUGARED (7) TADGERS (7) TRUDGES (7)
Score: 27–21 (max 32)

Round 5: L V F O E I R H N

Stephen: HOLIER (6)
Andrew: HOVER (5)
DC: FIVER (5) FLORIN (6)
OT: ENVIRO (6) FRIVOL (6) HEROIN (6) NEROLI (6) OLEFIN (6) RENVOI (6)
Score: 33–21 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 25, 4, 9, 7, 8. Target: 100.

Stephen: 100. 75 + 25 (10)
Andrew: 100. 4 x 25 (10)
Score: 43–31 (max 48)

Gyles talks about going to Broadstairs for holidays.

Round 7: S X R A E I S L K

Stephen: SALES (5)
Andrew: KISSER (6)
DC: SERIAL (6) SERIALS (7)
OT: AIRLESS (7) ALSIKES (7) KAISERS (7) RESAILS (7) SAILERS (7)
Score: 43–37 (max 55)

Round 8: N D S R U O A G I

Stephen: AROUSING (8)
Andrew: SOURING (7)
DC: DINOSAUR (8)
OT: ROADINGS (8)
Score: 51–37 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 2, 5, 6, 3, 7. Target: 608.

Stephen: 608. (6 x 2 x 50) + 5 + 3 (10)
Andrew: 608. (6 x 2 x 50) + 5 + 3 (10)
Score: 61–47 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: RATBULLY -> BRUTALLY

Round 10: J P P D E O U R T

Stephen: POURED (6)
Andrew: POUTED (6)
OT: DEPORT (6) DETOUR (6) PORTED (6) POUTER (6) PROJET (6) PROPED (6) REDOUT (6) ROUPED (6) ROUTED (6) TOPPED (6) TOPPER (6) TOURED (6) TROUPE (6) TUPPED (6)
Score: 67–53 (max 79)

Round 11: N B L I E U S P G

Stephen: PLUNGES (7)
Andrew: PULSING (7)
DC: SUBLINE (7)
OT: BINGLES (7) BLUEING (7) BLUNGES (7) BUNGLES (7) GUINEPS (7) GULPINS (7) LUPINES (7) PIGBELS (7) PINGELS (7) PINGLES (7) PUNGIES (7) PUNGLES (7) SPIGNEL (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 74–60 (max 86)

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

Round 12: P N M S E A I V N

Stephen: PAINS (5)
Andrew: MANNIES (7)
OT: MENINAS (7)
Score: 74–67 (max 93)

Round 13: S B L A U A R O F

Stephen: aurals
Andrew: FLOURS (6)
DC: AROUSAL (7) LABOURS (7)
OT: SUBALAR (7)
Score: 74–73 (max 100)

Round 14: 75, 25, 7, 3, 5, 2. Target: 475.

Stephen: 475. (75 x 7) - (25 x 2) (10)
Andrew: 475. (2 x 3 x 75) + 25 (10)
Score: 84–83 (max 110)

Round 15: D I R T Y N E S T

No one buzzes. The answer was DENTISTRY.
Final Score: 84–83 (max 120)

After a promising start yesterday, Stephen almost threw it away today, but he clung on by a point to seal his 2nd win. :)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 8

Andrew:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

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

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