Tuesday 18th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 64)

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Tuesday 18th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 64)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:34 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 October 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Macleod (5 wins, 482 points.) A business analyst originally from Peterhead, but now living in Edinburgh.
C2: Challenger Samantha Dorrough. A psychology student and support worker from Winchester, Hampshire. She loves playing volleyball and used to be a PE teacher. Her father, Stephen Fuller, was a 6-time champion earlier in this series.
DC: Susie Dent and Brendan Cole.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P S T E I O M R U
R02: S N F V T A I E A
R03: 75, 100, 8, 2, 2, 8. Target: 281.
TTT: SANECUTS - "The kernels surround themselves with some very strange people."
R04: B L J R D I O E S
R05: M A P O W E D A N
R06: 75, 100, 5, 9, 4, 6. Target: 626.
R07: R I C E L A R O V
R08: N M Y T L E U I E
R09: 25, 100, 2, 6, 2, 3. Target: 461.
TTT: INTOJUGS - "This sporting contest certainly has its knockers."
R10: S R N R M A I A U
R11: T N R E I A S L E
R12: R T H S L I O U O
R13: C T N I U O S T E
R14: 75, 25, 8, 4, 1, 6. Target: 961.
R15: R O D R E E D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: P S T E I O M R U

Andrew: IMPOSTER (8)
Samantha: IMPORTS (7)
DC: MOPIEST (7) MOISTURE (8)
OT: IMPOSTURE (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: S N F V T A I E A

Andrew: SAVANTE (7)
Samantha: VAINEST (7)
OT: SANATIVE (8)
Score: 15–7 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 100, 8, 2, 2, 8. Target: 281.

Andrew: 281. (2 x 100) + 75 + 8 - 2 (10)
Samantha: 280.
Score: 25–7 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: SANECUTS -> NUTCASES

Round 4: B L J R D I O E S

Andrew: BROILED (7)
Samantha: BOILERS (7)
OT: BOLIDES (7) BORIDES (7) BRIDLES (7) DISROBE (7) LIBEROS (7) REBOILS (7) SOLDIER (7) SOLIDER (7)
Score: 32–14 (max 43)

Round 5: M A P O W E D A N

Andrew: WEAPON (6)
Samantha: PWNED (5)
DC: ADENOMA (7)
Score: 38–14 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 100, 5, 9, 4, 6. Target: 626.

Andrew: 626. ((100 + 5) x 6) - 4 (10)
Samantha: 624.
Score: 48–14 (max 60)

Brendan talks about dancing a tango with Kelly Brook on Strictly Come Dancing.

Round 7: R I C E L A R O V

Andrew: CLOVER (6)
Samantha: LACIER (6)
DC: coeliac CALORIE (7)
OT: CARRIOLE (8) CORRIVAL (8)
Score: 54–20 (max 68)

Round 8: N M Y T L E U I E

Andrew: MINUTELY (8)
Samantha: UNTIMELY (8)
OT: UNMEETLY (8)
Score: 62–28 (max 76)

Round 9: 25, 100, 2, 6, 2, 3. Target: 461.

Andrew: -
Samantha: 462. Mistake in working.
RR: 461. ((100 + 6 + 3) x 2 x 2) + 25 (10)
Score: 62–28 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: INTOJUGS -> JOUSTING

Round 10: S R N R M A I A U

Andrew: SAMURAI (7)
Samantha: UNARMS (6)
DC: MARINAS (7) ANIMUS (6)
OT: RANARIUMS (18)
Score: 69–28 (max 104)

Round 11: T N R E I A S L E

Andrew: ENTRAILS (8)
Samantha: ANTSIER (7)
DC: TREENAILS (18)
OT: RESALIENT (18)
Score: 77–28 (max 122)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "watershed" and "right down to the wire".

Round 12: R T H S L I O U O

Andrew: RIOTOUS (7)
Samantha: STOOL (5)
DC: LOUTISH (7)
OT: RISOLUTO (8)
Score: 84–28 (max 130)

Round 13: C T N I U O S T E

Andrew: COUNTIES (8)
Samantha: CUTIES (6)
OT: STENOTIC (8)
Score: 92–28 (max 138)

Round 14: 75, 25, 8, 4, 1, 6. Target: 961.

Andrew: 958. ((75 + 25 + 6) x (8 + 1)) + 4 (7)
Samantha: -
RR: 961. (25 + 6) x ((8 x 4) - 1) (10)
Score: 99–28 (max 148)

Round 15: R O D R E E D E R

Andrew buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say REORDERED which is correct.
Final Score: 109–28 (max 158)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 6

Samantha:
Total score - 28
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 18
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 1.9
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 2

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

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