Monday 17th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 63)

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Monday 17th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 63)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 17 October 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Macleod (4 wins, 376 points.) A business analyst originally from Peterhead, but now living in Edinburgh.
C2: Challenger Ruaraidh Macdonald. A trainee accountant from Harpenden, Hertfordshire. He loves playing guitar and piano. He was once surrounded by a herd of cows in Austria, whilst going to Oktoberfest. :P :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Brendan Cole.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G M F A I U R D E
R02: Z S I A N T E I R
R03: 100, 25, 8, 9, 6, 10. Target: 612.
TTT: DAVEWORE - "Dave wore a look of astonishment when the occasion got to him."
R04: C N U O E P S A R
R05: P I S O C U N O M
R06: 75, 2, 7, 5, 4, 1. Target: 876.
R07: X T S E I U L D A
R08: V H O E S T R A O
R09: 50, 75, 7, 10, 9, 3. Target: 300.
TTT: CURLSOFA - "You would definitely want to curl up on the sofa if you had this."
R10: P W D I E U L N A
R11: G E R I T O N A R
R12: T E I L T E A S H
R13: N M R I A E L G O
R14: 75, 3, 7, 8, 6, 6. Target: 924.
R15: D O D G Y R U B A (conundrum)


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Round 1: G M F A I U R D E

Andrew: FIGURED (7)
Ruaraidh: FRAMED (6)
DC: ARGUFIED (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Z S I A N T E I R

Andrew: SANITIZER (18)
Ruaraidh: SANITIZER (18)
DC: RAINIEST (8)
OT: TRIAZINES (18)
Score: 25–18 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 25, 8, 9, 6, 10. Target: 612.

Andrew: 612. (100 + 10 - 8) x 6 (10)
Ruaraidh: 612. (10 - 8 + 100) x 6 (10)
Score: 35–28 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: DAVEWORE -> OVERAWED

Round 4: C N U O E P S A R

Andrew: pouncers
Ruaraidh: pouncers
DC: PERSONA (7) POUNCES (7)
OT: NACREOUS (8) PONCEAUS (8)
Score: 35–28 (max 44)

Round 5: P I S O C U N O M

Andrew: COUSIN (6)
Ruaraidh: SCOOP (5)
DC: SOUPCON (7) COPIOUS (7) OMINOUS (7)
OT: COUPONS (7) OPSONIC (7) POCOSIN (7) SPUMONI (7) UNICOMS (7)
Score: 41–28 (max 51)

Round 6: 75, 2, 7, 5, 4, 1. Target: 876.

Andrew: 874. Mistake in working.
Ruaraidh: -
RR: 876. (75 - 2) x (7 + 5) (10)
Score: 41–28 (max 61)

Brendan talks about some funny goings on during his most recent theatre tour.

Round 7: X T S E I U L D A

Andrew: laudiest
Ruaraidh: DILUTES (7)
DC: LUXATED (7)
OT: AULDEST (7) DETAILS (7) DILATES (7) DUALISE (7) DUALIST (7) LUXATES (7) SALUTED (7) SEXTULA (7)
Score: 41–35 (max 68)

Round 8: V H O E S T R A O

Andrew: SHOOTER (7)
Ruaraidh: SHAVER (6)
DC: OVERSHOT (8)
OT: OSETROVA (8)
Score: 48–35 (max 76)

Round 9: 50, 75, 7, 10, 9, 3. Target: 300.

Andrew: 300. (9 - 3) x 50 (10)
Ruaraidh: 300. (10 - 7 + 3) x 50 (10)
Score: 58–45 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: CURLSOFA -> SCROFULA

Round 10: P W D I E U L N A

Andrew: WAILED (6)
Ruaraidh: DENIAL (6)
DC: LUPINE (6) PLAINED (7)
OT: PALUDINE (8)
Score: 64–51 (max 94)

Round 11: G E R I T O N A R

Andrew: NEGATOR (7)
Ruaraidh: rotating
DC: TANGO (5) ORANGITE (8)
OT: ANTERIOR (8) RERATING (8)
Score: 71–51 (max 102)

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

Round 12: T E I L T E A S H

Andrew: STEALTH (7)
Ruaraidh: HEATS (5)
DC: ATHLETES (8)
OT: AILETTES (8) ATHETISE (8) HESITATE (8)
Score: 78–51 (max 110)

Round 13: N M R I A E L G O

Andrew: MALINGER (8)
Ruaraidh: MALIGN (6)
DC: REGIONAL (8)
OT: GERANIOL (8) GERMINAL (8) MALIGNER (8)
Score: 86–51 (max 118)

Round 14: 75, 3, 7, 8, 6, 6. Target: 924.

Andrew: 924. ((6 + 6) x 75) + (8 x 3) (10)
Ruaraidh: -
Score: 96–51 (max 128)

Round 15: D O D G Y R U B A

Andrew buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say BODYGUARD which is correct.
Final Score: 106–51 (max 138)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

Ruaraidh:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

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

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