Thursday 20th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 66)

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Thursday 20th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 66)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:38 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 October 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Macleod (7 wins, 685 points.) A business analyst originally from Peterhead, but now living in Edinburgh.
C2: Challenger Peter Andrews. A retired civil servant from Swansea. He likes cycling, bird watching, playing table tennis. He also once visited Machu Picchu in Peru.
DC: Susie Dent and Brendan Cole.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S U N I R A J E N
R02: D S O T A E V M F
R03: 100, 75, 4, 8, 7, 9. Target: 525.
TTT: IAMCLEAN - "I'm all clean; now I can put on some skin lotion."
R04: R Q G O U D B A E
R05: W T S O I E P L I
R06: 75, 7, 10, 3, 7, 8. Target: 646.
R07: R S D A E I N R O
R08: E U X S N A O F N
R09: 25, 100, 1, 2, 9, 3. Target: 120.
TTT: FAYMINCE - "Fay would often just mince around; she was full of this."
R10: R M C I E D M A O
R11: S I T E R A N O N
R12: T H S R I A E O P
R13: V R L I U I T S E
R14: 100, 8, 6, 9, 5, 3. Target: 640.
R15: H I T E S C A P E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S U N I R A J E N

Andrew: SUNNIER (7)
Peter: SUNNIER (7)
DC: INJURES (7)
OT: NEURINS (7) RANINES (7) RANNIES (7) UNREINS (7) UNRISEN (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D S O T A E V M F

Andrew: STAVED (6)
Peter: MASTED (6)
DC: MOATED (6)
OT: DEFATS (6) DEMOTS (6) FASTED (6) FOAMED (6) MODEST (6) OSMATE (6) OVATES (6) STOVED (6) VADOSE (6)
Score: 13–13 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 75, 4, 8, 7, 9. Target: 525.

Andrew: 525. 75 x 7 (10)
Peter: 525. 75 x 7 (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: IAMCLEAN -> CALAMINE

Round 4: R Q G O U D B A E

Andrew: brogued
Peter: BAROQUE (7)
DC: BROGUE (6)
OT: BOURGADE (8)
Score: 23–30 (max 31)

Round 5: W T S O I E P L I

Andrew: OILIEST (7)
Peter: POLITE (6)
DC: POLITIES (8)
OT: PISOLITE (8) PLOTWISE (8) POLITISE (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 7, 10, 3, 7, 8. Target: 646.

Andrew: 646. ((75 + 7) x 8) - 10 (10)
Peter: -
Score: 40–30 (max 49)

Brendan talks about returning to his homeland of New Zealand.

Round 7: R S D A E I N R O

Andrew: ORDAINERS (18)
Peter: ORDAINERS (18)
OT: REORDAINS (18)
Score: 58–48 (max 67)

Round 8: E U X S N A O F N

Andrew: UNSAFE (6)
Peter: FAXES (5)
DC: SNAFU (5) AEONS (5)
OT: NOAXES (6) NOSEAN (6)
Score: 64–48 (max 73)

Round 9: 25, 100, 1, 2, 9, 3. Target: 120.

Andrew: 120. ((9 + 1) x 2) + 100 (10)
Peter: 120. 100 + 25 - (2 + 3) (10)
Score: 74–58 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: FAYMINCE -> FEMINACY

Round 10: R M C I E D M A O

Andrew: CRAMMED (7)
Peter: CRAMMED (7)
DC: COMRADE (7) MERCADO (7)
OT: MICODERMA (18)
Score: 81–65 (max 101)

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

Andrew: NOTARISE (8)
Peter: NOTARIES (8)
DC: ANOINTERS (18) REANOINTS (18)
Score: 89–73 (max 119)

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

Round 12: T H S R I A E O P

Andrew: HOARIEST (8)
Peter: POSTER (6)
DC: ATROPHIES (18)
Score: 97–73 (max 137)

Round 13: V R L I U I T S E

Andrew: REVISIT (7)
Peter: virilest
DC: UTILISER (8) VIRTUES (7)
OT: RIVULETS (8) VIRTUISE (8)
Score: 104–73 (max 145)

Round 14: 100, 8, 6, 9, 5, 3. Target: 640.

Andrew: 640. (6 x 100) + (8 x 5) (10)
Peter: 640. (6 x 100) + (8 x 5) (10)
Score: 114–83 (max 155)

Round 15: H I T E S C A P E

Andrew buzzes on 21.5 seconds to say PEACHIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 124–83 (max 165)

Andrew becomes an octochamp and his octototal of 809 points sees him become the #3 seed. 8-)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 124
Raw score - 124
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 8.3
Raw average score per round - 8.3
Number of maxes - 9

Peter:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 6

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

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