Wednesday 31st August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 39)

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Wednesday 31st August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 39)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:34 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 31 August 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (4 wins, 438 points.) An Apteforumite and insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Simon Cookson. A maths teacher from Chorley, Lancashire. He plays golf, snooker and pool, and supports Blackburn Rovers F.C.. He likes reading Ian Rankin's "Rebus" novels too.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O E A S L F D M B
R02: R W N U E I R F O
R03: 2, 1, 7, 10, 6, 6. Target: 303.
TTT: BOTHCAME - "They both came to offer up a sacrifice to their god."
R04: N G N E U A C T E
R05: I O E R D T M T I
R06: 50, 75, 100, 25, 3, 6. Target: 346.
R07: I O A R N V R G D
R08: C R S I H E A T U
R09: 8, 9, 4, 7, 5, 6. Target: 457.
TTT: SAMPROXY - "It was nice and calm, then out of nowhere, all hell broke loose."
R10: N S Y O I L N A O
R11: E U A P D G L P I
R12: T J T E O I P L K
R13: A O E D P T S M T
R14: 6, 6, 2, 3, 1, 3. Target: 908.
R15: V I L A S I N G H (conundrum)


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Round 1: O E A S L F D M B

Martin: flambed
Simon: MODELS (6)
DC: FLAMBES (7)
OT: ALBEDOS (7) BEDLAMS (7) BELDAMS (7) MELADOS (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 7)

Round 2: R W N U E I R F O

Martin: frownier
Simon: FROWN (5)
DC: frowner frownie RUINER (6) FURROW (6)
OT: FORERUN (7)
Score: 0–11 (max 14)

Round 3: 2, 1, 7, 10, 6, 6. Target: 303.

Martin: 302. (((6 x 6) - (7 - 1)) x 10) + 2 (7)
Simon: 301.
RR: 303. (((10 + 7) x 6) - 1) x (6 / 2) (10)
Score: 7–11 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: BOTHCAME -> HECATOMB

Round 4: N G N E U A C T E

Martin: UNCAGE (6)
Simon: GANNET (6)
DC: UNEATEN (7)
OT: CANTEEN (7) CUNEATE (7) TUNEAGE (7)
Score: 13–17 (max 31)

Round 5: I O E R D T M T I

Martin: DOTTIER (7)
Simon: DOTTIER (7)
OT: DIORITE (7) OMITTED (7) OMITTER (7) TIMIDER (7)
Score: 20–24 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 75, 100, 25, 3, 6. Target: 346.

Martin: 346. ((100 + 75) - (50 / 25)) / (6 / 3) (10)
Simon: 344.
Score: 30–24 (max 48)

Gloria talks about a recent train trip to meet a friend of Australia, and oversleeping and missing her stop.

Round 7: I O A R N V R G D

Martin: roaving
Simon: ROVING (6)
DC: ROARING (7) ADORING (7)
OT: DROVING (7) ORDINAR (7) RANDORI (7) ROADING (7)
Score: 30–30 (max 55)

Round 8: C R S I H E A T U

Martin: CURATES (7)
Simon: RACIEST (7)
DC: CASHIER (7) HIRSUTE (7) CHARIEST (8)
OT: HAIRCUTS (8) RAITCHES (8) SURICATE (8) THERIACS (8) THESAURI (8)
Score: 37–37 (max 63)

Round 9: 8, 9, 4, 7, 5, 6. Target: 457.

Martin: 457. (9 x 5 x (6 + 4)) + 7 (10)
Simon: 457. (9 x 5 x (6 + 4)) + 7 (10)
Score: 47–47 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SAMPROXY -> PAROXYSM

Round 10: N S Y O I L N A O

Martin: ANNOYS (6)
Simon: NYLONS (6)
DC: ONIONY (6)
OT: ANIONS (6) ANOLIS (6) INLAYS (6) NASION (6) NOSILY (6) OLONAS (6) ONIONS (6) ONLAYS (6) SALOON (6)
Score: 53–53 (max 79)

Round 11: E U A P D G L P I

Martin: PLAGUED (7)
Simon: APPLIED (7)
DC: PUPILAGE (8)
Score: 60–60 (max 87)

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

Round 12: T J T E O I P L K

Martin: TIPTOE (6)
Simon: POLITE (6)
OT: KITTLE (6) PIOLET (6) PITTLE (6) POTJIE (6) POTTLE (6) TOILET (6)
Score: 66–66 (max 93)

Round 13: A O E D P T S M T

Martin: SPOTTED (7)
Simon: STOMPED (7)
DC: postdate
OT: ADEMPTS (7) DAMPEST (7) OPTATED (7) OPTATES (7) PODESTA (7) POMADES (7) SPATTED (7) STAMPED (7) STOMATE (7) TEAPOTS (7) TOASTED (7) TOPMAST (7)
Score: 73–73 (max 100)

Round 14: 6, 6, 2, 3, 1, 3. Target: 908.

Martin: 900. Mistake in working.
Simon: 900. Mistake in working.
OT: 864. 6 x 6 x 2 x 3 x (1 + 3) (0)
Score: 73–73 (max 100)

Round 15: V I L A S I N G H

Martin buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say LAVISHING which is correct.
Final Score: 83–73 (max 110)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 8

Simon:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

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

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