Wednesday 21st September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 47)

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Wednesday 21st September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 47)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:20 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 21 September 2016.

C1: Champion Jamie Washington (4 wins, 418 points.) A student from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Steve Griffin. An IT consultant from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He's a keen golfer and his favourite golf course is his local, Waterton Park in Wakefield. In 1983, he met George Michael in Ibiza, whilst he was filming the video for Club Tropicana.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G R L U I F D A E
R02: I E A F S L T L O
R03: 100, 10, 8, 3, 9, 3. Target: 136.
TTT: BERTLOSS - "Bert was at a loss to understand how these creatures mate for life."
R04: E A O X S J R L S
R05: T B U I S P W O U
R06: 50, 25, 9, 1, 3, 6. Target: 613.
R07: S P H T I O S A U
R08: E A O P S T W T D
R09: 100, 4, 9, 6, 10, 5. Target: 380.
TTT: DONBEGIN - "Don begins to fillet all the fish."
R10: E I E N Q N C K R
R11: M A R G I E T N R
R12: A E U N S Y D M V
R13: D R C E I E N V G
R14: 50, 25, 9, 1, 2, 3. Target: 938.
R15: T E A C H L I L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: G R L U I F D A E

Jamie: FIGURED (7)
Steve: fudgier
DC: FAILED (6) LIFEGUARD (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: I E A F S L T L O

Jamie: FILLETS (7)
Steve: falseto
DC: STALE (5) STIFLE (6) FELLATIO (8)
OT: FLOATELS (8) FOLIATES (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 10, 8, 3, 9, 3. Target: 136.

Jamie: 136. (10 x 3) + 9 - 3 + 100 (10)
Steve: 136. (10 x 3) + 9 - 3 + 100 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: BERTLOSS -> LOBSTERS

Round 4: E A O X S J R L S

Jamie: LOSERS (6)
Steve: ROLES (5)
DC: LASERS (6)
OT: LASSOER (7) OARLESS (7) SALSERO (7) SEROSAL (7) SOLERAS (7)
Score: 30–10 (max 43)

Round 5: T B U I S P W O U

Jamie: POUTS (5)
Steve: SPOUT (5)
DC: BOUTS (5)
OT: BOUTUS (6) PISTOU (6) SUBITO (6)
Score: 35–15 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 25, 9, 1, 3, 6. Target: 613.

Jamie: 612. (50 + 1) x (9 + 3) (7)
Steve: 609.
RR: 613. ((50 - 1) x (9 + 3)) + 25 (10)
Score: 42–15 (max 59)

Helen talks about abseiling for Barnardo's.

Round 7: S P H T I O S A U

Jamie: UTOPIAS (7)
Steve: outish
DC: SOPHIST (7)
OT: OUTPASS (7) PISTOUS (7) POUTISH (7) SHIATSU (7) UPSHOTS (7)
Score: 49–15 (max 66)

Round 8: E A O P S T W T D

Jamie: SPOTTED (7)
Steve: SPOTTED (7)
DC: SWOTTED (7) TEAPOTS (7)
OT: OPTATED (7) OPTATES (7) PODESTA (7) SPATTED (7) STEWPOT (7) SWATTED (7) TOASTED (7)
Score: 56–22 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 4, 9, 6, 10, 5. Target: 380.

Jamie: 380. (100 - 5) x 4 (10)
Steve: 380. (100 x 4) - (6 x 5) + 10 (10)
Score: 66–32 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: DONBEGIN -> DEBONING

Round 10: E I E N Q N C K R

Jamie: NICKER (6)
Steve: neckier
DC: NECKER (6)
OT: NERINE (6)
Score: 72–32 (max 89)

Round 11: M A R G I E T N R

Jamie: GRANITE (7)
Steve: GARMENT (7)
DC: EMIGRANT (8) TEAMING (7)
OT: REMIGRANT (18)
Score: 79–39 (max 107)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about a new film by Mel Gibson involving the OED.

Round 12: A E U N S Y D M V

Jamie: UNMADE (6)
Steve: SUNDAE (6)
DC: MEDUSAN (7) MEDUSA (6)
OT: DAYSMEN (7) UNSAVED (7)
Score: 85–45 (max 114)

Round 13: D R C E I E N V G

Jamie: RECEDING (8)
Steve: GENDER (6)
DC: DRIVEN (6) CRINGE (6) VEERING (7) GENERIC (7) CRINGED (7)
Score: 93–45 (max 122)

Round 14: 50, 25, 9, 1, 2, 3. Target: 938.

Jamie: -
Steve: -
RR: 938. ((((50 + 3) x 2) + 1) x 9) - 25 (10)
Score: 93–45 (max 132)

Round 15: T E A C H L I L Y

No one buzzes. The answer was ETHICALLY.
Final Score: 93–45 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Jamie:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

Steve:
Total score - 45
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 3.0
Raw average score per round - 4.2
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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