Thursday 1st September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 40)

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Thursday 1st September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 September 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (5 wins, 521 points.) An Apteforumite and insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Yvonne Endacott. A retired post office manager from Ampthill, Bedfordshire. She used to have a pet tortoise called Houdini. She was once woken up by a camel on a roof of her hotel room while on holiday in Turkey.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U I A N M V H R E
R02: L O A D S U B R O
R03: 50, 3, 7, 8, 10, 8. Target: 158.
TTT: RISKTHEN - "He's about to risk all his money on one horse, then he changes his mind."
R04: T E I S L X F E O
R05: U A I P N G C M N
R06: 50, 8, 7, 1, 4, 7. Target: 857.
R07: E A E I D W L R T
R08: S Z R A E O V M A
R09: 100, 6, 9, 2, 6, 2. Target: 634.
TTT: BARRIOTS - "He doesn't close down all the shops; he just gets rid of some branches."
R10: E I E T R N R N O
R11: I A O P T P G M E
R12: A O U D L H T I N
R13: O E A G R S T C K
R14: 25, 75, 1, 4, 8, 7. Target: 771.
R15: C U R L I D U O S (conundrum)


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Round 1: U I A N M V H R E

Martin: HERNIA (6)
Yvonne: MARINE (6)
DC: MANURE (6) VAINER (6) HAREM (5)
OT: RHENIUM (7) VERMIAN (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L O A D S U B R O

Martin: LABOURS (7)
Yvonne: BUSLOAD (7)
OT: LABOROUS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 3, 7, 8, 10, 8. Target: 158.

Martin: 158. (3 x 50) + 8 (10)
Yvonne: 158. (3 x 50) + 8 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: RISKTHEN -> RETHINKS

Round 4: T E I S L X F E O

Martin: FOXIEST (7)
Yvonne: lofties
DC: SEXFOIL (7)
OT: ESTOILE (7) ETOILES (7) LEFTIES (7) SEXTILE (7) SEXTOLE (7)
Score: 30–23 (max 32)

Round 5: U A I P N G C M N

Martin: CAMPING (7)
Yvonne: CAMPING (7)
DC: PACING (6)
OT: MUNINGA (7) PANICUM (7) UNMAGIC (7)
Score: 37–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 8, 7, 1, 4, 7. Target: 857.

Martin: 857. ((((4 - 1) x 8) - 7) x 50) + 7 (10)
Yvonne: 864.
Score: 47–30 (max 49)

Gloria talks about a horse racing story with a religious and humorous twist.

Round 7: E A E I D W L R T

Martin: RETAILED (8)
Yvonne: WATERED (7)
Score: 55–30 (max 57)

Round 8: S Z R A E O V M A

Martin: MOVERS (6)
Yvonne: MOVERS (6)
DC: SAMOVAR (7)
Score: 61–36 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 6, 9, 2, 6, 2. Target: 634.

Martin: 634. ((100 + 6) x 6) - 2 (10)
Yvonne: 634. ((100 + 6) x 6) - 2 (10)
Score: 71–46 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BARRIOTS -> ARBORIST

Round 10: E I E T R N R N O

Martin: ENTIRE (6)
Yvonne: INTERN (6)
DC: REORIENT (8)
OT: REINTERN (8)
Score: 77–52 (max 82)

Round 11: I A O P T P G M E

Martin: MAGPIE (6)
Yvonne: moppage
OT: AGITPOP (7) PIGMEAT (7)
Score: 83–52 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more US presidential election terms.

Round 12: A O U D L H T I N

Martin: OUTLAND (7)
Yvonne: UNTOLD (6)
DC: HANDOUT (7)
OT: DUATHLON (8)
Score: 90–52 (max 97)

Round 13: O E A G R S T C K

Martin: STORAGE (7)
Yvonne: STACKER (7)
DC: ESCARGOT (8)
Score: 97–59 (max 105)

Round 14: 25, 75, 1, 4, 8, 7. Target: 771.

Martin: -
Yvonne: -
RR: 771. (75 x 8) + (25 x 7) - 4 (10)
Score: 97–59 (max 115)

Round 15: C U R L I D U O S

Martin buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say LUDICROUS which is correct.
Final Score: 107–59 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 107
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 7

Yvonne:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

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

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