Wednesday 5th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 56)

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Wednesday 5th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 56)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 October 2016.

C1: Champion Jamie Smith (1 win, 101 points.) A catering business owner from Ipswich, Suffolk.
C2: Challenger Tim McIlroy. A trainee accountant from Guildford, Surrey. He loves playing golf and has a handicap of 5. He just returned from a holiday to the Galapagos Islands, seeing mainly turtles and blue-footed boobies. :shock: :P
DC: Susie Dent and Pam Ayres.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L A B I O G S E G
R02: N C A N S U A T M
R03: 25, 2, 5, 5, 4, 9. Target: 718.
TTT: KILNSIGN - "He had strong suspicions about the dodgy fountain pen."
R04: T N V I E L O R U
R05: S R T I A I E S P
R06: 50, 2, 7, 6, 8, 4. Target: 809.
R07: O I T D H E B L W
R08: R S M A E T R O I
R09: 75, 4, 10, 10, 7, 2. Target: 401.
TTT: PORKSEAS - "Makes it moist before giving it the full treatment."
R10: F R T A E V M I K
R11: M N F O A I U R Q
R12: N S D A U W E S I
R13: D R D O E O S E H
R14: 50, 3, 7, 8, 10, 2. Target: 256.
R15: I S I N G P A R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: L A B I O G S E G

Jamie: BAGGIES (7)
Tim: BAGELS (6)
DC: LOGGIAS (7)
OT: BIOGLAS (7) BOGGLES (7) GOALIES (7) OBELIAS (7) OBLIGES (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: N C A N S U A T M

Jamie: uncast
Tim: SCANT (5)
DC: SANCTUM (7)
OT: MANTUAS (7)
Score: 7–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 2, 5, 5, 4, 9. Target: 718.

Jamie: 715. (((4 x 5) + 9) x 25) - (5 x 2) (7)
Tim: -
RR: 718. (((5 x 5) + 4) x 25) - (9 - 2) (10)
Score: 14–5 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: KILNSIGN -> INKLINGS

Round 4: T N V I E L O R U

Jamie: OUTLINER (8)
Tim: loutier
DC: VELOUR (6) VIOLENT (7)
OT: INVOLUTE (8) OUTLIVER (8) VIRULENT (8)
Score: 22–5 (max 32)

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

Jamie: PASTRIES (8)
Tim: PARTIES (7)
DC: TRAIPSES (8) PARISITES (18)
OT: PATISSIER (18) PIRATISES (18)
Score: 30–5 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 2, 7, 6, 8, 4. Target: 809.

Jamie: 810.
Tim: 809. (8 x 2 x 50) + 6 - 4 + 7 (10)
Score: 30–15 (max 60)

Pam recites a poem about unrequited love.

Round 7: O I T D H E B L W

Jamie: BOWLED (6)
Tim: WIDTH (5)
DC: BLEWIT (6) LITHOED (7)
OT: HOWBEIT (7) WHITBED (7)
Score: 36–15 (max 67)

Round 8: R S M A E T R O I

Jamie: MAESTRO (7)
Tim: ROAMERS (7)
DC: AMORTISE (8) amortiser ATOMISER (8)
OT: MORTARISE (18)
Score: 43–22 (max 85)

Round 9: 75, 4, 10, 10, 7, 2. Target: 401.

Jamie: 402. (75 x 4) + (10 x 10) + 2 (7)
Tim: 400. Mistake in working.
RR: 401. (((10 x 10) + 2) x 4) - 7 (10)
Score: 50–22 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: PORKSEAS -> PRESOAKS

Round 10: F R T A E V M I K

Jamie: FRAME (5)
Tim: TRAM (4)
DC: MARK (4) MATIER (6)
OT: MARKET (6) MIRATE (6) RAMKIE (6) RIMATE (6)
Score: 55–22 (max 101)

Round 11: M N F O A I U R Q

Jamie: MANOIR (6)
Tim: UNFAIR (6)
DC: UNIFORM (7)
OT: AQUORIN (7) MAINOUR (7) QUONIAM (7)
Score: 61–28 (max 108)

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

Round 12: N S D A U W E S I

Jamie: SUNDAES (7)
Tim: SAWED (5)
DC: SUNDEW (6) SUNDEWS (7)
OT: NIDUSES (7) SANDIES (7)
Score: 68–28 (max 115)

Round 13: D R D O E O S E H

Jamie: HOODED (6)
Tim: SHORED (6)
DC: RODEOS (6) RESHOED (7)
OT: RODEOED (7) SHEDDER (7)
Score: 74–34 (max 122)

Round 14: 50, 3, 7, 8, 10, 2. Target: 256.

Jamie: 256. ((7 - 2) x 50) + ((10 - 8) x 3) (10)
Tim: 257.
Score: 84–34 (max 132)

Round 15: I S I N G P A R T

Jamie buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say TRAIPSING which is correct.
Final Score: 94–34 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Jamie:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 5

Tim:
Total score - 34
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

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