Friday 21st October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 67)

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Friday 21st October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:04 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 21 October 2016.

C1: Challenger Dave Chapman. A retired police constable and former member of the British Army from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He loves walking and gardening. He once had to run 32 miles from Mount Olympus to a beach in Cyprus in a day!! :shock: :o
C2: Challenger Elesh Mistry. A strategic finance manager originally from Leicester, but now living in London. He's attempting to see every painting on the list of "1001 Paintings To See Before You Die", and has seen about 200 so far.
DC: Susie Dent and Joe Lycett, making his DC debut (if you don't count his appearances on Catsdown, of course ;) ).
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: E I T Z M E L D T
R02: M D A E S N A O T
R03: 100, 1, 2, 9, 10, 3. Target: 136.
TTT: IRONTALC - "Chop chop! It's time to get cooking."
R04: I A V H R D E Y H
R05: R L A I R E T D R
R06: 50, 25, 7, 8, 6, 10. Target: 859.
R07: O I F N S A P G T
R08: S G W E A U R N E
R09: 75, 1, 3, 3, 8, 2. Target: 614.
TTT: MULTICUE - "Is this chemical element used to make instruments?"
R10: S N R O U A K L P
R11: I E C Q O D M V N
R12: R S U A R E P T A
R13: G L O E B O P C S
R14: 75, 100, 7, 9, 6, 8. Target: 855.
R15: S E W E R H O M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: E I T Z M E L D T

Dave: METTLE (6)
Elesh: TITLED (6)
DC: MITTLED (7)
OT: EMITTED (7) METTLED (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: M D A E S N A O T

Dave: ATONES (6)
Elesh: SEAMAN (6)
DC: MANDATES (8) ADENOMAS (8)
OT: MADSTONE (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 1, 2, 9, 10, 3. Target: 136.

Dave: 136. 100 + (10 x 3) + 9 - 2 - 1 (10)
Elesh: 136. ((3 + 1) x 9) + 100 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: IRONTALC -> CILANTRO

Round 4: I A V H R D E Y H

Dave: HARDY (5)
Elesh: VARIED (6)
DC: YEAH (4) HAIRED (6)
OT: HAYRIDE (7) HYDRIAE (7)
Score: 22–28 (max 32)

Round 5: R L A I R E T D R

Dave: TRAILER (7)
Elesh: TARRIED (7)
DC: TRAILED (7)
OT: LARDIER (7) REDTAIL (7) RETIRAL (7) RETRIAL (7) TARDIER (7) TARRIER (7)
Score: 29–35 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 25, 7, 8, 6, 10. Target: 859.

Dave: -
Elesh: 858. ((10 + 7) x 50) + 8 (7)
RR: 859. ((25 - 8) x 50) + 10 - (7 - 6) (10)
Score: 29–42 (max 49)

Joe talks about complaining to his local supermarket about avocados.

Round 7: O I F N S A P G T

Dave: FASTING (7)
Elesh: FASTING (7)
DC: POSTING (7) PIGS (4)
OT: AGONIST (7) GITANOS (7) PASTING (7) PINGAOS (7) POTINGS (7) SOAPING (7) STOPING (7)
Score: 36–49 (max 56)

Round 8: S G W E A U R N E

Dave: WAGERS (6)
Elesh: GREENS (6)
DC: WEANERS (7) ENRAGES (7)
OT: REUSAGE (7)
Score: 42–55 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 1, 3, 3, 8, 2. Target: 614.

Dave: -
Elesh: 614. ((75 + 2) x 8) - (3 - 1) (10)
Score: 42–65 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: MULTICUE -> LUTECIUM

Round 10: S N R O U A K L P

Dave: POURS (5)
Elesh: PARLOUS (7)
DC: PORK (4) SOLUNAR (7)
OT: KORUNAS (7) PROLANS (7) PROSULA (7) UNPOLAR (7)
Score: 42–72 (max 80)

Round 11: I E C Q O D M V N

Dave: MOVIE (5)
Elesh: INCOME (6)
DC: DEMONIC (7) MINCED (6) NOVICE (6)
Score: 42–78 (max 87)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "40 winks" and "hoodwinks".

Round 12: R S U A R E P T A

Dave: RAPTURES (8)
Elesh: RAPTURES (8)
DC: PASTURER (8)
Score: 50–86 (max 95)

Round 13: G L O E B O P C S

Dave: GLOBES (6)
Elesh: GLOBES (6)
DC: gloops GLOOP (5)
OT: GLOBOSE (7)
Score: 56–92 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 100, 7, 9, 6, 8. Target: 855.

Dave: -
Elesh: 855. ((100 + 6) x 8) + 9 (10)
Score: 56–102 (max 112)

Round 15: S E W E R H O M E

No one buzzes. The answer was SOMEWHERE.
Final Score: 56–102 (max 122)

Elesh's dad happens to be the person picked from the audience to solve the conundrum. Also, Joe is seen waving his hands about in the air during the end credits...., expect more interesting things from him next week.... :P

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 56
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 4

Elesh:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 7

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

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