Friday 26th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 36)

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Friday 26th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 36)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:45 am

Countdown recap for Friday 26 August 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (1 win, 102 points.) An Apteforumite and insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Alan Gillies. A retiree from Middlesbrough, who formerly worked at the Ministry of Defence. He has supported Hartlepool United F.C. for 52 years.
DC: Susie Dent and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I E U T N S D R A
R02: H O E U L N W A P
R03: 25, 9, 6, 2, 3, 5. Target: 857.
TTT: IRISHFEN - "Roy could have done with one of these in the summer."
R04: F I E O C V M R N
R05: E U I Q S T M P O
R06: 25, 6, 10, 4, 2, 7. Target: 955.
R07: I U E S R G N D Z
R08: R T L O A E N P M
R09: 7, 8, 6, 5, 6, 10. Target: 208.
TTT: RILEYART - "Riley's art isn't in this field; it's numerical, of course."
R10: D B P O I R N E T
R11: A E A O L T K S T
R12: X M R S E A O T S
R13: I A I U R V G R A
R14: 75, 2, 1, 8, 3, 6. Target: 243.
R15: C A R I N N U S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: I E U T N S D R A

Martin: URINATES (8)
Alan: RANDIEST (8)
DC: UNITARDS (8) DETRAINS (8) TRAINS (6)
OT: DATURINES (18) INDURATES (18)
Score: 8–8 (max 18)

Round 2: H O E U L N W A P

Martin: APOLUNE (7)
Alan: WHALE (5)
DC: WHOLE (5) PHENOL (6)
Score: 15–8 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 9, 6, 2, 3, 5. Target: 857.

Martin: 856. ((5 + 3 + 9) x 2 x 25) + 6 (7)
Alan: 859.
RR: 857. ((9 - 2) x 5 x 25) - (6 x 3) (10)
Score: 22–8 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: IRISHFEN -> FINISHER

Round 4: F I E O C V M R N

Martin: NOVICE (6)
Alan: COVEN (5)
DC: CONIFER (7) INCOMER (7)
OT: COMFIER (7) CONFIRM (7) CORVINE (7) FERMION (7)
Score: 28–8 (max 42)

Round 5: E U I Q S T M P O

Martin: IMPUTES (7)
Alan: IMPUTES (7)
DC: MISQUOTE (8)
OT: QUIPSOME (8)
Score: 35–15 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 6, 10, 4, 2, 7. Target: 955.

Martin: 956. (((7 x 4) + 10) x 25) + 6 (7)
Alan: 956. (((10 x 4) - 2) x 25) + 6 (7)
RR: 955. (((4 x 2) + 6) x 7 x 10) - 25 (10)
Score: 42–22 (max 60)

Tanni talks about her involvement in the winning bid for London hosting the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, including being lifted up some stairs by Steve Redgrave & David Beckham.

Round 7: I U E S R G N D Z

Martin: INSURED (7)
Alan: INSURED (7)
DC: GRIND (5) GRUNDIES (8)
Score: 49–29 (max 68)

Round 8: R T L O A E N P M

Martin: PRONATE (7)
Alan: PATROLMEN (18)
Score: 49–47 (max 86)

Round 9: 7, 8, 6, 5, 6, 10. Target: 208.

Martin: 208. Mistake in working.
Alan: 208. (5 x 6 x 7) - (8 - 6) (10)
Score: 49–57 (max 96)

Teatime teaser: RILEYART -> LITERARY

Round 10: D B P O I R N E T

Martin: PERIDOT (7)
Alan: PORTEND (7)
DC: PROTEIN (7) ORBITED (7) POINTER (7)
OT: REDPOINT (8)
Score: 56–64 (max 104)

Round 11: A E A O L T K S T

Martin: LATEST (6)
Alan: TOTALS (6)
DC: STEAK (5) STAKE (5)
OT: AKELATS (7)
Score: 62–70 (max 111)

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

Round 12: X M R S E A O T S

Martin: MAESTROS (8)
Alan: MASTERS (7)
DC: STREAMS (7)
OT: STORAXES (8)
Score: 70–70 (max 119)

Round 13: I A I U R V G R A

Martin: GUAVA (5)
Alan: gravura
OT: AURAR (5) GARRI (5) VIRGA (5)
Score: 75–70 (max 124)

Round 14: 75, 2, 1, 8, 3, 6. Target: 243.

Martin: 243. (75 + 6) x 3 (10)
Alan: 243. ((2 + 1) x 75) + (3 x 6) (10)
Score: 85–80 (max 134)

Round 15: C A R I N N U S E

Martin buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say INSURANCE which is correct.
Final Score: 95–80 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

Alan:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 3

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