Tuesday 23rd August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 33)

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Tuesday 23rd August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 33)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:42 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 August 2016.

C1: Champion Nick Meredith (1 win, 84 points.) A Royal Navy Commander from Plymouth, but is stationed in Mons, Belgium.
C2: Challenger Natalie Matale. A legal advice centre volunteer from London. She's a self-taught guitarist and thinks up her own songs in her dreams. She was once chased by a horse whilst doing her Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F T N E I A V R O
R02: S T I U B T O R E
R03: 50, 75, 6, 6, 8, 2. Target: 856.
TTT: WILLFEAR - "This will help allay your fears about computer hacking."
R04: W N Q A I E O T L
R05: N T X D A E R T U
R06: 25, 6, 5, 4, 2, 8. Target: 140.
R07: M S A P E K T H I
R08: O E I M N T N G U
R09: 75, 100, 6, 10, 5, 10. Target: 676.
TTT: TERMDATE - "The infected wound definitely gave him concern."
R10: H S R E I L J E P
R11: D M A S U I R D O
R12: S L A U O N R L A
R13: T D L G E I O P R
R14: 75, 4, 7, 10, 10, 3. Target: 890.
R15: S I L L Y G N A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: F T N E I A V R O

Nick: FAINTER (7)
Natalie: AFRONT (6)
DC: OVERFAT (7)
OT: ORNATIVE (8) ORVIETAN (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S T I U B T O R E

Nick: BUTTIES (7)
Natalie: ROBUST (6)
DC: SUITOR (6) BITTERS (7) BUSTIER (7) TRIBUTES (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 75, 6, 6, 8, 2. Target: 856.

Nick: -
Natalie: 856. ((6 + 6) x 75) - 50 + 8 - 2 (10)
Score: 14–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: WILLFEAR -> FIREWALL

Round 4: W N Q A I E O T L

Nick: ELATION (7)
Natalie: ENTAIL (6)
DC: TOENAIL (7) TOWLINE (7)
OT: ALNOITE (7)
Score: 21–10 (max 33)

Round 5: N T X D A E R T U

Nick: undertax
Natalie: TRUANTED (8)
Score: 21–18 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 6, 5, 4, 2, 8. Target: 140.

Nick: 140. (25 x 6) - (8 + 2) (10)
Natalie: 140. (25 x 6) - (5 x 2) (10)
Score: 31–28 (max 51)

Tanni talks about achieving her first Paralympic gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Round 7: M S A P E K T H I

Nick: TIMES (5)
Natalie: MISTAKE (7)
DC: SHIPMATE (8)
OT: MATESHIP (8)
Score: 31–35 (max 59)

Round 8: O E I M N T N G U

Nick: MENTION (7)
Natalie: MOUNTING (8)
DC: TONGUE (6)
OT: OUTENING (8)
Score: 31–43 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 100, 6, 10, 5, 10. Target: 676.

Nick: 676. (6 x 100) + 75 + (10 / 10) (10)
Natalie: 676. (6 x 100) + 75 + (10 / 10) (10)
Score: 41–53 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: TERMDATE -> MATTERED

Round 10: H S R E I L J E P

Nick: REPLIES (7)
Natalie: REPLIES (7)
DC: PERILS (6)
OT: HELPERS (7) HIRPLES (7) PEERISH (7) SPIELER (7)
Score: 48–60 (max 84)

Round 11: D M A S U I R D O

Nick: RADIOS (6)
Natalie: misdeclared 6
DC: RADIUS (6) RADIUM (6) AMOURS (6)
OT: MAROUDIS (8) MORDIDAS (8)
Score: 54–60 (max 92)

Round 12: S L A U O N R L A

Nick: UNROLLS (7)
Natalie: AROUSAL (7)
OT: AROLLAS (7) RANULAS (7) SOLUNAR (7)
Score: 61–67 (max 99)

Round 13: T D L G E I O P R

Nick: PIGLET (6)
Natalie: TRIPLED (7)
DC: PODGIER (7)
OT: RIDGETOP (8)
Score: 61–74 (max 107)

Round 14: 75, 4, 7, 10, 10, 3. Target: 890.

Nick: 890. (4 + 3 + 7 + 75) x 10 (10)
Natalie: 890. (4 x 3 x 75) - 10 (10)
Score: 71–84 (max 117)

Round 15: S I L L Y G N A T

Natalie buzzes on 26 seconds to say STALLING which is incorrect.
Nick does not buzz.
The answer was LASTINGLY.
Final Score: 71–84 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Nick:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Natalie:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 8

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

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