Friday 2nd September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 41)

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Friday 2nd September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 41)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 2 September 2016.

C1: Champion Martin Hurst (6 wins, 628 points.) An Apteforumite and insurance document writer from Ash Vale, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Damon Wingfield. A statistician from Emsworth, Hampshire. He was once the Civil Service Intermediate Ballroom Dancing champion, winning a final in London.
DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A O E F P N S D L
R02: S T I B U A R O I
R03: 25, 8, 4, 3, 6, 5. Target: 431.
TTT: NIGELDAY - "Transport problems were causing Nigel to be a day late."
R04: Y D E S R A I T G
R05: U E A H W D T L R
R06: 50, 1, 6, 6, 5, 4. Target: 909.
R07: I O E C B P M L D
R08: S T O G R I A S U
R09: 100, 7, 6, 4, 10, 1. Target: 198.
TTT: HISLASER - "He had certain parts of his body lasered so he could be this."
R10: G C E O A T D N E
R11: I O U V M P T Q R
R12: N E P R I A N T O
R13: E O A H M R L N T
R14: 1, 7, 3, 4, 6, 2. Target: 610.
R15: D A N U N I T E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: A O E F P N S D L

Martin: DAPSONE (7)
Damon: LOANED (6)
OT: PLAFONDS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

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

Martin: SAUTOIR (7)
Damon: ABOUTS (6)
DC: ROBUSTA (7)
OT: RUBATOS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 8, 4, 3, 6, 5. Target: 431.

Martin: 431. ((5 + 4 + 8) x 25) + 6 (10)
Damon: 431. ((5 + 4 + 8) x 25) + 6 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: NIGELDAY -> DELAYING

Round 4: Y D E S R A I T G

Martin: TRIAGED (7)
Damon: graited
DC: GYRATED (7) STAGIER (7) TRAGEDY (7)
OT: AGISTED (7) AGISTER (7) ASTRIDE (7) DIETARY (7) DISRATE (7) GAITERS (7) GARDIES (7) GASEITY (7) GYRATES (7) SATYRID (7) STAIDER (7) STRAYED (7) TADGERS (7) TIRADES (7) TRADIES (7) TRIAGES (7)
Score: 31–10 (max 32)

Round 5: U E A H W D T L R

Martin: TRAWLED (7)
Damon: TRAWLED (7)
OT: ADULTER (7) HURTLED (7)
Score: 38–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 1, 6, 6, 5, 4. Target: 909.

Martin: 911. ((4 - 1) x 6 x 50) + 6 + 5 (7)
Damon: 911. ((4 - 1) x 6 x 50) + 6 + 5 (7)
RR: 909. ((((50 - 6) x 4) + 6) x 5) - 1 (10)
Score: 45–24 (max 49)

Gloria talks about hosting Rip-Off Britain.

Round 7: I O E C B P M L D

Martin: COMPILED (8)
Damon: POLICED (7)
DC: POLEMIC (7)
OT: COMPLIED (8)
Score: 53–24 (max 57)

Round 8: S T O G R I A S U

Martin: SAUTOIRS (8)
Damon: GROUTS (6)
DC: GUITAR (6) GUITARS (7) SASTRUGI (8)
OT: AGISTORS (8) ORGIASTS (8)
Score: 61–24 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 7, 6, 4, 10, 1. Target: 198.

Martin: 198. (100 - 1) x (6 - 4) (10)
Damon: 198. (100 - 1) x (6 - 4) (10)
Score: 71–34 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: HISLASER -> HAIRLESS

Round 10: G C E O A T D N E

Martin: DECAGON (7)
Damon: notage
DC: ANECDOTE (8) TANGOED (7)
OT: ACETOGEN (8)
Score: 78–34 (max 83)

Round 11: I O U V M P T Q R

Martin: IMPORT (6)
Damon: TRUMP (5)
DC: PROTIUM (7) QUIRT (5)
Score: 84–34 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "no room to swing a cat".

Round 12: N E P R I A N T O

Martin: PROTEIN (7)
Damon: POINTER (7)
DC: ANOINTER (8)
OT: ATROPINE (8) ENPATRON (8) PATRONNE (8) REANOINT (8)
Score: 91–41 (max 98)

Round 13: E O A H M R L N T

Martin: OMENTAL (7)
Damon: LOATHER (7)
DC: METHANOL (8)
Score: 98–48 (max 106)

Round 14: 1, 7, 3, 4, 6, 2. Target: 610.

Martin: -
Damon: -
RR: 612. (7)
OT: 612. (((7 + 1) x 4) + 2) x 3 x 6 (7)
Score: 98–48 (max 113)

Round 15: D A N U N I T E D

No one buzzes. The answer was INUNDATED.
Final Score: 98–48 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Martin:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

Damon:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

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