Friday 14th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 62)

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Friday 14th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 62)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:37 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 14 October 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Macleod (3 wins, 254 points.) A business analyst originally from Peterhead, but now living in Edinburgh.
C2: Challenger Adam Bevan. A supermarket project manager from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. At his brother's wedding, he gave a speech which happened to coincided with Lionel Richie's 60th birthday, so gave references to the singer.
DC: Susie Dent and Brendan Cole.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T L S U E I D M A
R02: P E S H O E Q R A
R03: 50, 100, 4, 7, 9, 4. Target: 352.
TTT: HAILLACE - "This plant sounds like it contains heel-ing properties."
R04: D O E L T M O S F
R05: P S L N I E A U J
R06: 100, 75, 2, 8, 1, 5. Target: 545.
R07: S E R I T O R I L
R08: V A E S P O M A B
R09: 25, 100, 2, 3, 10, 6. Target: 851.
TTT: SADSTEEL - "He'd run out of dried fruit and had nobody to go out with."
R10: T I N A C L E S N
R11: K T R U O I N W E
R12: O G N H V U E I R
R13: T P G A U I Y S E
R14: 75, 8, 9, 5, 3, 9. Target: 913.
R15: F I N G E R A I M (conundrum)


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Round 1: T L S U E I D M A

Andrew: SIMULATED (18)
Adam: DILUTES (7)
DC: MISDEALT (8) SALUTED (7)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: P E S H O E Q R A

Andrew: RESHAPE (7)
Adam: POSHER (6)
OT: REPHASE (7)
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 50, 100, 4, 7, 9, 4. Target: 352.

Andrew: 352. (4 x 100) - 50 + 9 - 7 (10)
Adam: 352. (4 x 100) - 50 + 9 - 7 (10)
Score: 35–10 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: HAILLACE -> ACHILLEA

Round 4: D O E L T M O S F

Andrew: FOOTLED (7)
Adam: STOOLED (7)
OT: FOOTLES (7) MOODLES (7) TOODLES (7)
Score: 42–17 (max 42)

Round 5: P S L N I E A U J

Andrew: SPANIEL (7)
Adam: PLAINS (6)
DC: LUPINE (6)
OT: ALPINES (7) INSULAE (7) LUPINES (7) PAULINS (7) PINEALS (7) SPLENIA (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 49–17 (max 49)

Round 6: 100, 75, 2, 8, 1, 5. Target: 545.

Andrew: 545. (100 + 8 + 1) x 5 (10)
Adam: 535.
Score: 59–17 (max 59)

Brendan talks about doing adrenaline-fuelled sports including doing motor racing.

Round 7: S E R I T O R I L

Andrew: LOITERS (7)
Adam: LOITERS (7)
DC: LORRIES (7) OILIEST (7) TOILERS (7)
OT: RIOTRIES (8)
Score: 66–24 (max 67)

Round 8: V A E S P O M A B

Andrew: AMOEBAS (7)
Adam: MOPES (5)
DC: SAMBA (5)
Score: 73–24 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 100, 2, 3, 10, 6. Target: 851.

Andrew: 851. ((100 + 6) x (10 - 2)) + 3 (10)
Adam: 855.
Score: 83–24 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: SADSTEEL -> DATELESS

Round 10: T I N A C L E S N

Andrew: STENCIL (7)
Adam: CLIENTS (7)
DC: INSTANCE (8) SANICLE (7)
OT: ANCIENTS (8) CANNIEST (8) INSECTAN (8)
Score: 90–31 (max 92)

Round 11: K T R U O I N W E

Andrew: ROUTINE (7)
Adam: TRIKE (5)
DC: NETWORK (7) WIN (3)
OT: WONKIER (7)
Score: 97–31 (max 99)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "screaming blue murder".

Round 12: O G N H V U E I R

Andrew: HOVERING (8)
Adam: HOVERING (8)
DC: OVERHUNG (8) hungover
Score: 105–39 (max 107)

Round 13: T P G A U I Y S E

Andrew: UPSTAGE (7)
Adam: GAYEST (6)
DC: PASTIE (6) PIGSTY (6)
OT: GASEITY (7)
Score: 112–39 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 8, 9, 5, 3, 9. Target: 913.

Andrew: 913. ((9 + 3) x 75) + 8 + 5 (10)
Adam: 913. ((9 + 3) x 75) + 8 + 5 (10)
Score: 122–49 (max 124)

Round 15: F I N G E R A I M

No one buzzes. The answer was MAGNIFIER.
Final Score: 122–49 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 122
Raw score - 122
Total % of max - 91
Raw % of max - 91
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 12 :shock: 8-)

Adam:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 4

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