Tuesday 9th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 26)

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Tuesday 9th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 26)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:17 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 9 August 2016.

C1: Champion Annie Humphries (2 wins, 197 points.) A retired teacher from Basildon, Essex.
C2: Challenger Malcolm Potter. A principal teacher of languages from Kirkinner, Dumfries & Galloway. He's studying to be a Spanish teacher and had to sit an exam with his pupils!! Luckily, he got an A. :)
DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R P Z U I E D S O
R02: N M N A E U K T O
R03: 50, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7. Target: 824.
TTT: SOTOGOLF - "So to play golf, you've got to do an awful lot of walking."
R04: R L I E X D S A O
R05: R N U A T H O E W
R06: 75, 2, 6, 3, 8, 5. Target: 728.
R07: S P G I A T O P I
R08: T L R E A D B U I
R09: 50, 4, 7, 3, 5, 8. Target: 619.
TTT: ENTERSIR - "If it comes out, you'll just have to put it back in."
R10: T S M L E O A M I
R11: R S E U D A E M N
R12: G L G D I U A S I
R13: T Y T O R E I F O
R14: 100, 7, 7, 10, 10, 1. Target: 875.
R15: N D U B S L O S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R P Z U I E D S O

Annie: SOURED (6)
Malcolm: PRIZED (6)
DC: PERIODS (7) SOUPIER (7)
OT: PERIODUS (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: N M N A E U K T O

Annie: OMENTA (6)
Malcolm: makeout
DC: TONNEAU (7)
OT: MONTANE (7) MONTUNA (7) NOUMENA (7) UNMEANT (7) UNTAKEN (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7. Target: 824.

Annie: 824. ((50 x 2) + 3) x (7 + 1) (10)
Malcolm: -
Score: 22–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SOTOGOLF -> FOOTSLOG

Round 4: R L I E X D S A O

Annie: SOLDIER (7)
Malcolm: DERAILS (7)
DC: EXORDIAL (8) DARIOLES (8)
OT: RADIOLES (8)
Score: 29–13 (max 33)

Round 5: R N U A T H O E W

Annie: ANOTHER (7)
Malcolm: HAUNTER (7)
DC: OUTWEAR (7)
OT: NOUTHER (7) NOWTHER (7) UNEARTH (7) WAREHOU (7)
Score: 36–20 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 2, 6, 3, 8, 5. Target: 728.

Annie: 728. Mistake in working.
Malcolm: 726. ((75 - 3) x (8 + 2)) + 6 (7)
RR: 728. ((75 + 3) / 6) x (2 + 5) x 8 (10)
Score: 36–27 (max 50)

Gyles talks about his Victorian murder mystery novels that he's writing, as well as his work in editing the Oxford Dictionary of Theatrical Anecdotes.

Round 7: S P G I A T O P I

Annie: PATIOS (6)
Malcolm: GAITS (5)
DC: SPIGOT (6)
OT: AGITPOPS (8)
Score: 42–27 (max 58)

Round 8: T L R E A D B U I

Annie: DURABLE (7)
Malcolm: BUILDER (7)
DC: LIBRATED (8)
OT: DUTIABLE (8)
Score: 49–34 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 4, 7, 3, 5, 8. Target: 619.

Annie: 620. (3 x 4 x 50) + 7 + 5 + 8 (7)
Malcolm: -
RR: 619. (((3 x 50) + 5) x 4) - (8 - 7) (10)
Score: 56–34 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: ENTERSIR -> REINSERT

Round 10: T S M L E O A M I

Annie: IMMOLATES (18)
Malcolm: LAMEST (6)
Score: 74–34 (max 94)

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

Annie: MAUNDERS (8)
Malcolm: MEASURED (8)
DC: SURNAMED (8)
OT: AMENDERS (8) MEANDERS (8) MERENDAS (8) REDESMAN (8) REEDSMAN (8) UNDERSEA (8) USERNAME (8)
Score: 82–42 (max 102)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of the names of some London Underground stations.

Round 12: G L G D I U A S I

Annie: GUILDS (6)
Malcolm: GUILDS (6)
DC: GLADS (5)
OT: GILGAIS (7)
Score: 88–48 (max 109)

Round 13: T Y T O R E I F O

Annie: FITTER (6)
Malcolm: FITTER (6)
DC: FOOTIE (6) FOOTER (6)
OT: FERITY (6) FOETOR (6) OOFIER (6) REFOOT (6) ROOFIE (6) RYOTEI (6) TITFER (6) TOOTER (6) TORTIE (6) TROFIE (6)
Score: 94–54 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 7, 7, 10, 10, 1. Target: 875.

Annie: 870.
Malcolm: 876. ((10 - 1) x 100) - (10 + 7 + 7) (7)
RR: 875. (100 x 7 x 10) / (7 + 1) (10)
Score: 94–61 (max 125)

Round 15: N D U B S L O S E

Annie buzzes on 21 seconds to say NEBULOUS which is incorrect.
Malcolm does not buzz.
The answer was BOUNDLESS.
Final Score: 94–61 (max 135)

Despite not getting the conundrum, the brilliant 9 of IMMOLATES cements Annie's place in the champions' chair, as she completes her hat-trick. :)

Statistics Corner

Annie:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

Malcolm:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 3

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

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