Thursday 29th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 52)

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Thursday 29th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 52)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:32 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 29 September 2016.

C1: Champion Chris Sinclair (1 win, 81 points.) A self-employed builder from Sanderstead, South Croydon, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Mark Gourley. An IT business analyst from Hillsborough, Northern Ireland. He tried to learn the guitar, but couldn't get used to it... :oops:
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z R G A I E S U B
R02: N L F O A S R S O
R03: 50, 3, 8, 9, 5, 4. Target: 151.
TTT: TAUNTHER - "She's obsessed with the planet she lives on and this plant, also."
R04: R D H I A E T P I
R05: D E N J S O U R A
R06: 50, 100, 5, 1, 9, 7. Target: 500.
R07: D S N S E O I R E
R08: L O E T H W I N T
R09: 100, 3, 10, 6, 3, 4. Target: 299.
TTT: BEEMAJOR - "It's not a minor celebration, quite the opposite."
R10: M C U A R V L E I
R11: B T S A U O M X A
R12: D T I I R G E O T
R13: M D L I O A N L I
R14: 100, 50, 4, 8, 3, 6. Target: 750.
R15: E X B O T T L E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z R G A I E S U B

Chris: GRAZES (6)
Mark: BARGES (6)
DC: GAUZIER (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: N L F O A S R S O

Chris: SALOONS (7)
Mark: SALONS (6)
DC: SONARS (6)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 3, 8, 9, 5, 4. Target: 151.

Chris: 151. (50 x 3) + 9 - 8 (10)
Mark: 151. (50 x 3) + 5 - 4 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TAUNTHER -> EARTHNUT

Round 4: R D H I A E T P I

Chris: PIRATED (7)
Mark: headtrip
DC: PITHEAD (7)
OT: ADITHER (7) DIPTERA (7) PARTIED (7) PERIDIA (7) PITHIER (7) RAPHIDE (7)
Score: 30–16 (max 31)

Round 5: D E N J S O U R A

Chris: ADJOURNS (8)
Mark: ADJOURNS (8)
DC: AROUSED (7)
Score: 38–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 100, 5, 1, 9, 7. Target: 500.

Chris: 500. (9 + 1) x 50 (10)
Mark: 500. 5 x 100 (10)
Score: 48–34 (max 49)

Round 7: D S N S E O I R E

Chris: DENSER (6)
Mark: DOSSIER (7)
DC: DESIRES (7) ENDORSES (8)
OT: DIRENESS (8) INDORSES (8) ORDINEES (8) ROSEINES (8)
Score: 48–41 (max 57)

Round 8: L O E T H W I N T

Chris: HOTEL (5)
Mark: WHITTLE (7)
DC: NEOLITH (7) HOTLINE (7) TOWNLET (7)
OT: TOWLINE (7) WHITTEN (7)
Score: 48–48 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 3, 10, 6, 3, 4. Target: 299.

Chris: 299. (3 x 100) - (4 - 3) (10)
Mark: 299. (3 x 100) - (4 - 3) (10)
Score: 58–58 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BEEMAJOR -> JAMBOREE

Round 10: M C U A R V L E I

Chris: MIRACLE (7)
Mark: CLAVIER (7)
DC: MARVEL (6) RECLAIM (7)
OT: VELARIUM (8)
Score: 65–65 (max 82)

Round 11: B T S A U O M X A

Chris: SABOT (5)
Mark: BOAST (5)
DC: BOX (3) ABOUTS (6)
OT: ABOMAS (6) MASTAX (6) OMATSU (6) OUBAAS (6)
Score: 70–70 (max 88)

Round 12: D T I I R G E O T

Chris: DOTTIER (7)
Mark: GRITTED (7)
DC: GOITRED (7)
OT: DIORITE (7)
Score: 77–77 (max 95)

Round 13: M D L I O A N L I

Chris: MODAL (5)
Mark: NOMAD (5)
DC: MILLION (7) MONDIAL (7)
OT: LIMINAL (7) MILIOLA (7) MOLINIA (7) MONILIA (7)
Score: 82–82 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 50, 4, 8, 3, 6. Target: 750.

Chris: 750. ((4 + 3) x 100) + 50 (10)
Mark: 750. (6 x 100) + (50 x 3) (10)
Score: 92–92 (max 112)

Round 15: O V A R A T I N G

No-one buzzes. The answer was NAVIGATOR.
Score: 92–92 (max 122)

Tie-break conundrum: E X B O T T L E R

Chris buzzes on 18 seconds to say LETTERBOX which is correct.
Final Score: 102–92 (max 122)

Pam recites a sporting poem of hers.

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

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 92 (102)
Raw score - 103 (113)
Total % of max - 75 (84)
Raw % of max - 84 (93)
Total average score per round - 6.1 (6.4)
Raw average score per round - 6.9 (7.1)
Number of maxes - 8 (9)

Mark:
Total score - 92 (92)
Raw score - 98 (98)
Total % of max - 75 (75)
Raw % of max - 80 (80)
Total average score per round - 6.1 (5.8)
Raw average score per round - 6.5 (6.1)
Number of maxes - 7 (7)

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

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