Friday 30th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 53)

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Friday 30th September 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 53)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:20 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 30 September 2016.

C1: Champion Chris Sinclair (2 wins, 173 points.) A self-employed builder from Sanderstead, South Croydon, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Lucy Westwood. A domestic violence advisor from Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She likes gardening and has created a "fairy garden" for her 6-month old daughter, Chloe (whose father, as we know, is Series 69 contestant Adam Dexter). 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R H S E A U R D E
R02: N F P I O U K M A
R03: 50, 9, 4, 5, 2, 8. Target: 235.
TTT: CUPONHEN - "Is this the sort of stick used to beat Judy with?"
R04: F S N E A O T L I
R05: T L Q T E O I A R
R06: 50, 75, 9, 5, 6, 10. Target: 462.
R07: S N R M I O E V I
R08: L T S O A I T D E
R09: 100, 10, 9, 6, 5, 1. Target: 706.
TTT: TARACOCK - "This is perfectly equipped to deal with all your hang-ups."
R10: S Y P U O E B R I
R11: P D M A I A I H U
R12: N S R E I A C P O
R13: T G Z E O A L T E
R14: 25, 50, 7, 10, 10, 1. Target: 114.
R15: F O I L S I Z E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R H S E A U R D E

Chris: USHERED (7)
Lucy: SHEARED (7)
DC: RESHARED (8) REHEARD (7)
OT: ADHERERS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N F P I O U K M A

Chris: PINK (4)
Lucy: MAIN (4)
DC: OPIUM (5) knif MOPANI (6)
OT: FUNKIA (6)
Score: 11–11 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 9, 4, 5, 2, 8. Target: 235.

Chris: 235. (50 - 2 - 9 + 8) x 5 (10)
Lucy: 235. (50 x 4) + ((9 - 2) x 5) (10)
Score: 21–21 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CUPONHEN -> PUNCHEON

Round 4: F S N E A O T L I

Chris: loafiest
Lucy: STAIN (5)
DC: TOENAILS (8)
OT: ALNOITES (8) FOLIATES (8) INFLATES (8) OLIFANTS (8)
Score: 21–26 (max 32)

Round 5: T L Q T E O I A R

Chris: LATTER (6)
Lucy: LOITER (6)
DC: RAT (3) TRIAL (5) TRIOLET (7)
Score: 27–32 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 75, 9, 5, 6, 10. Target: 462.

Chris: 462. (75 + (10 / 5)) x 6 (10)
Lucy: 462. (75 + (10 / 5)) x 6 (10)
Score: 37–42 (max 49)

Pam recites a poem about telling people not to kiss her.

Round 7: S N R M I O E V I

Chris: MINORS (6)
Lucy: MINORS (6)
DC: IVORIES (7) VERSION (7) MINIVER (7) REVISION (8)
OT: ERMINOIS (8) MINORISE (8)
Score: 43–48 (max 57)

Round 8: L T S O A I T D E

Chris: SLOTTED (7)
Lucy: ISOLATED (8)
DC: STOAT (5) TOTALISED (18)
OT: DATOLITES (18)
Score: 43–56 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 10, 9, 6, 5, 1. Target: 706.

Chris: 709.
Lucy: 706. 10 - 9 + 5 + ((6 + 1) x 100) (10)
Score: 43–66 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: TARACOCK -> COATRACK

Round 10: S Y P U O E B R I

Chris: OSPREY (6)
Lucy: SOUPIER (7)
DC: SUPERBOY (8)
Score: 43–73 (max 93)

Round 11: P D M A I A I H U

Chris: MAID (4)
Lucy: DAMP (4)
DC: HUMID (5)
OT: APHID (5) MAHUA (5) MAPAU (5) PADAM (5) PIUMA (5)
Score: 47–77 (max 98)

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

Round 12: N S R E I A C P O

Chris: personic
Lucy: SOAPIER (7)
DC: PARSONIC (8) PROSCENIA (18)
OT: CAPONIERS (18)
Score: 47–84 (max 116)

Round 13: T G Z E O A L T E

Chris: GOATEE (6)
Lucy: LEGATE (6)
DC: ZEALOT (6) GAZETTE (7)
OT: GALETTE (7)
Score: 53–90 (max 123)

Round 14: 25, 50, 7, 10, 10, 1. Target: 114.

Chris: 114. (50 + 7) x ((10 / 10) + 1) (10)
Lucy: 114. (50 + 7) x ((10 / 10) + 1) (10)
Score: 63–100 (max 133)

Round 15: F O I L S I Z E S

Chris buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say FOSSILIZE which is correct.
Final Score: 73–100 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 4

Lucy:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

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