Thursday 22nd September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 48)

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Thursday 22nd September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 48)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:36 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 September 2016.

C1: Champion Jamie Washington (5 wins, 511 points.) A student from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Tim Martin. A sales manager originally from Weston-super-Mare, but now living in Pontypridd, Wales. He became a tae kwon do black belt at the age of 48. :shock: He moved to America, and after failing to get a green card, he hitchhiked from California via Portland, Oregon to New York City. :shock: :shock: :o :o 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T X O E O T G U
R02: L S Q N E U A C M
R03: 75, 3, 3, 10, 5, 6. Target: 907.
TTT: GEMBRIDE - "The bride looked like an absolute gem, but her dress was dirty."
R04: T B E R S O E J P
R05: F T P G I U E N G
R06: 50, 75, 2, 5, 8, 8. Target: 157.
R07: N I D S U I T A H
R08: S W L I H A R D E
R09: 50, 7, 9, 6, 10, 10. Target: 598.
TTT: MEGAFLOW - "When it comes to fighting, it's a vicious cock."
R10: V R L N I A O P I
R11: R T R E I S A T M
R12: C Y D T E O A B S
R13: D T F R E I E R N
R14: 100, 50, 9, 9, 2, 7. Target: 683.
R15: B U S H E L D I P (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T X O E O T G U

Jamie: TONGUE (6)
Tim: TONGUE (6)
DC: OUTGONE (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: L S Q N E U A C M

Jamie: SQUEAL (6)
Tim: CAMELS (6)
DC: QUALMS (6) MACULES (7) CLAQUES (7)
OT: ALUMENS (7) CALQUES (7) LAUNCES (7) MESCLUN (7) UNLACES (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 3, 3, 10, 5, 6. Target: 907.

Jamie: 908. (((6 / 3) + 10) x 75) + 5 + 3 (7)
Tim: 906. ((5 - 3 + 10) x 75) + 6 (7)
RR: 907. ((75 - 5) x (10 + 3)) - 3 (10)
Score: 19–19 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: GEMBRIDE -> BEGRIMED

Round 4: T B E R S O E J P

Jamie: JESTER (6)
Tim: POSTER (6)
DC: PROBES (6) STROBE (6)
OT: JOBSTER (7) PORTEES (7) PROJETS (7)
Score: 25–25 (max 31)

Round 5: F T P G I U E N G

Jamie: UNITE (5)
Tim: gufting
DC: NUGGET (6)
OT: FETING (6) FEUING (6) GUINEP (6) GUNITE (6) NIGGET (6) PIGGEN (6) PIGNUT (6) PUNGIE (6)
Score: 30–25 (max 37)

Round 6: 50, 75, 2, 5, 8, 8. Target: 157.

Jamie: 158. (75 x 2) + 8 (7)
Tim: 158. (75 x 2) + 8 (7)
RR: 157. (((8 / 8) + 75) x 2) + 5 (10)
Score: 37–32 (max 47)

Helen talks about her work for The One Show, including miraculous real-life stories.

Round 7: N I D S U I T A H

Jamie: HIATUS (6)
Tim: HAUNTS (6)
DC: STAID (5) STAIN (5) THUDS (5) UNSAID (6)
OT: DIANTHUS (8)
Score: 43–38 (max 55)

Round 8: S W L I H A R D E

Jamie: WHALERS (7)
Tim: warders
DC: HERALDS (7) DERAILS (7) RAWHIDES (8)
Score: 50–38 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 7, 9, 6, 10, 10. Target: 598.

Jamie: 598. ((50 + 10) x 10) - (9 - 7) (10)
Tim: 598. (6 x 10 x 10) - (9 - 7) (10)
Score: 60–48 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: MEGAFLOW -> GAMEFOWL

Round 10: V R L N I A O P I

Jamie: VIOLIN (6)
Tim: VIOLIN (6)
DC: RAVIOLI (7)
OT: PAVILION (8)
Score: 66–54 (max 81)

Round 11: R T R E I S A T M

Jamie: MATTERS (7)
Tim: ARTISTE (7)
DC: MISTREAT (8)
OT: MARRITES (8) MARTITES (8) MITRATES (8) TARRIEST (8)
Score: 73–61 (max 89)

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

Round 12: C Y D T E O A B S

Jamie: BOASTED (7)
Tim: BOASTED (7)
OT: COASTED (7) CYTODES (7) SABOTED (7)
Score: 80–68 (max 96)

Round 13: D T F R E I E R N

Jamie: REFINED (7)
Tim: DRIFTER (7)
DC: INFERRED (8)
OT: INTERRED (8) TRENDIER (8)
Score: 87–75 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 50, 9, 9, 2, 7. Target: 683.

Jamie: 682. (100 x 7) - (9 x 2) (7)
Tim: -
RR: 683. (((100 + 50) x 9) + 9 + 7) / 2 (10)
Score: 94–75 (max 114)

Round 15: B U S H E L D I P

Jamie buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say PUBLISHED which is correct.
Final Score: 104–75 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Jamie:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 3

Tim:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 2

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

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