Tuesday 30th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 38)

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Tuesday 30th August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 38)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:08 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 August 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (3 wins, 308 points.) An Apteforumite and insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Tom Law. A 19-year-old 6th Form student from Sevenoaks, Kent. He referees football at weekends, but admits to not being a fan of "pushy parents". He also coaches rugby league at his school too.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E I A R P D L R T
R02: N E Q P C O I N L
R03: 25, 6, 3, 9, 4, 9. Target: 138.
TTT: ICONCORE - "He did as requested, albeit unwillingly."
R04: N G U J T S A O E
R05: I A O N R T S P T
R06: 100, 50, 8, 6, 1, 4. Target: 695.
R07: U I E B N W N T D
R08: S P M I A N R I O
R09: 25, 1, 1, 7, 7, 5. Target: 416.
TTT: COATDIRT - "Richard the vegetable ruled with absolute power."
R10: S X L E A U D T R
R11: O I E H T D S M V
R12: R T O E A S G H S
R13: U O E R L T R M G
R14: 50, 25, 75, 2, 10, 4. Target: 117.
R15: I N A P F O R T Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: E I A R P D L R T

Martin: DIPTERAL (8)
Tom: TRAILED (7)
DC: PIRATED (7)
OT: PALTRIER (8) PRETRIAL (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N E Q P C O I N L

Martin: POLICE (6)
Tom: POLICE (6)
DC: CONNIE (6)
OT: ONLINE (6) PENCIL (6) PEONIN (6) PILONE (6) PINNEL (6) PINOLE (6)
Score: 14–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 6, 3, 9, 4, 9. Target: 138.

Martin: 138. (25 x 6) - (9 + 3) (10)
Tom: 138. (25 x 6) - (9 + 3) (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ICONCORE -> COERCION

Round 4: N G U J T S A O E

Martin: SOUTANE (7)
Tom: JOUST (5)
DC: OUTSANG (7) TANGOES (7)
OT: NOUGATS (7) ONSTAGE (7) OUTAGES (7) TONGUES (7)
Score: 31–16 (max 31)

Round 5: I A O N R T S P T

Martin: RATIONS (7)
Tom: raptions (declared as 9)
DC: PATRONS (7)
OT: PROTISTAN (18) TRAINSPOT (18)
Score: 38–16 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 50, 8, 6, 1, 4. Target: 695.

Martin: 695. ((8 + 6) x 50) - 4 - 1 (10)
Tom: 695. ((8 + 6) x 50) - 4 - 1 (10)
Score: 48–26 (max 59)

Gloria talks about "blonde jokes".

Round 7: U I E B N W N T D

Martin: UNITED (6)
Tom: WINE (4)
DC: TWINNED (7)
OT: UNTWINED (8)
Score: 54–26 (max 67)

Round 8: S P M I A N R I O

Martin: MOPANIS (7)
Tom: SPRAIN (6)
DC: SIMIAN (6) RAMPIONS (8)
OT: PROSIMIAN (18)
Score: 61–26 (max 85)

Round 9: 25, 1, 1, 7, 7, 5. Target: 416.

Martin: 416. (25 + 1) x (7 - 5) x (7 + 1) (10)
Tom: -
Score: 71–26 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: COATDIRT -> DICTATOR

Round 10: S X L E A U D T R

Martin: SALUTED (7)
Tom: TRADES (6)
DC: LATEX (5) ADULTERS (8) LUXATED (7)
OT: DEXTRALS (8)
Score: 78–26 (max 103)

Round 11: O I E H T D S M V

Martin: MOTIVES (7)
Tom: SHOVED (6)
DC: HOISTED (7) MODISTE (7)
OT: ETHMOIDS (8) HOMEVIDS (8)
Score: 85–26 (max 111)

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

Round 12: R T O E A S G H S

Martin: SHORTAGES (18)
Tom: TOSSER (6)
Score: 103–26 (max 129)

Round 13: U O E R L T R M G

Martin: GROUTER (7)
Tom: LURE (4)
DC: GOURMET (7)
OT: MOULTER (7) REGROUT (7)
Score: 110–26 (max 136)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 2, 10, 4. Target: 117.

Martin: 117. 75 + 50 - (10 - 2) (10)
Tom: 117. 75 + 50 - (4 x 2) (10)
Score: 120–36 (max 146)

Round 15: I N A P F O R T Y

Martin buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say PROFANITY which is correct.
Final Score: 130–36 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 130
Raw score - 130
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 8.7
Raw average score per round - 8.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Tom:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 23
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 2.4
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

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