Wednesday 28th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 51)

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Wednesday 28th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 51)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:44 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 September 2016.

C1: Challenger Andy Barnaby. A training standards officer from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He likes the music of ELO, after his dad got him into listening to them. He loved a visit to Hong Kong with his wife recently too.
C2: Challenger Chris Sinclair. A self-employed builder from Sanderstead, South Croydon, Greater London. He loves squash, scuba diving and travelling. He once played cricket on TV in Rajahstan, India.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J O V U P D E N O
R02: H R D A E I P T E
R03: 25, 7, 1, 8, 3, 6. Target: 950.
TTT: FILLALOT - "You can fill a lot of boats with a lot of cargo."
R04: I M R Z O E T Y A
R05: R E S A R S I T D
R06: 25, 10, 6, 8, 3, 7. Target: 927.
R07: Q O E M G T U N K
R08: G S G O E I X P O
R09: 50, 7, 8, 8, 7, 10. Target: 873.
TTT: SOMENINE - "Some nine different people were in the running for the award."
R10: B S N I E U R T A
R11: S U P I R W O S A
R12: F E R O N L A T E
R13: D U L M A H O T I
R14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 3, 10. Target: 791.
R15: O L D S I N G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: J O V U P D E N O

Andy: POUND (5)
Chris: UPEND (5)
OT: PODEON (6) POONED (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: H R D A E I P T E

Andy: THREAD (6)
Chris: PIRATED (7)
DC: PREHEAT (7) PARTIED (7) HEARTED (7) PETARD (6)
OT: THREAPED (8)
Score: 5–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 7, 1, 8, 3, 6. Target: 950.

Andy: -
Chris: 950. ((7 x 6) - 3 - 1) x 25 (10)
Score: 5–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: FILLALOT -> FLOTILLA

Round 4: I M R Z O E T Y A

Andy: MAZIER (6)
Chris: MATIER (6)
DC: ATOMIZER (8) AMORTIZE (8)
Score: 11–28 (max 32)

Round 5: R E S A R S I T D

Andy: STARRED (7)
Chris: satired
DC: SATIRE (6) DISASTER (8) TARSIERS (8)
OT: DISRATES (8) STRIDERS (8)
Score: 18–28 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 10, 6, 8, 3, 7. Target: 927.

Andy: 927. Mistake in working.
Chris: 927. (((10 x 3) + 7) x 25) + 8 - 6 (10)
Score: 18–38 (max 50)

Helen talks about making it a special year as she celebrated her unmentionable (50th) birthday.

Round 7: Q O E M G T U N K

Andy: TONGUE (6)
Chris: NUTMEG (6)
DC: QUOTE (5)
OT: MOUKET (6) QUENTO (6)
Score: 24–44 (max 56)

Round 8: G S G O E I X P O

Andy: POXES (5)
Chris: expose
DC: GOOGIES (7) POGGIES (7)
Score: 29–44 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 7, 8, 8, 7, 10. Target: 873.

Andy: 873. ((10 + 7) x 50) + 7 + 8 + 8 (10)
Chris: 878.
Score: 39–44 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SOMENINE -> NOMINEES

Round 10: B S N I E U R T A

Andy: TRIBES (6)
Chris: BANTERS (7)
DC: TURBINES (8) URINATES (8) URBANITES (18)
Score: 39–51 (max 91)

Round 11: S U P I R W O S A

Andy: SPURS (5)
Chris: PIOUS (5)
DC: RIPSAWS (7)
OT: SUPARIS (7)
Score: 44–56 (max 98)

Susie's Origins of Words talk about the origins of "thesaurus".

Round 12: F E R O N L A T E

Andy: FLOATER (7)
Chris: ORNATE (6)
DC: REFLATE (7) FRONTAL (7)
OT: AERONEF (7) ALTERNE (7) ENTERAL (7) ETERNAL (7) FLOREAT (7) OFTENER (7) REFLOAT (7)
Score: 51–56 (max 105)

Round 13: D U L M A H O T I

Andy: MOULD (5)
Chris: MOULD (5)
DC: DIATOM (6) MAHOUT (6)
OT: MALTHOID (8)
Score: 56–61 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 3, 10. Target: 791.

Andy: 791. ((10 - 2) x 100) - 9 (10)
Chris: 791. (2 x 4 x 100) - 9 (10)
Score: 66–71 (max 123)

Round 15: O L D S I N G E R

Chris buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say SOLDERING which is correct.
Final Score: 66–81 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Andy:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 4

Chris:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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