Friday 4th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 77)

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Friday 4th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 77)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:16 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 4 November 2016.

C1: Champion Rik Anstee (5 wins, 379 points.) An account manager from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
C2: Challenger Jamie Hogg. A trainee financial advisor from Wilmslow, Cheshire. He likes to scuba dive, especially in Gozo, Malta. He also did a bungee jump in South Africa.
DC: Susie Dent and John Challis.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R L P E A I R V U
R02: T S Y I A O L T A
R03: 25, 9, 5, 5, 10, 8. Target: 430.
TTT: TREETOMS - "The unlikeliest of possibilities that you'll find the TV control."
R04: M T P I E A H N O
R05: B P A O D Q I E S
R06: 50, 10, 6, 9, 2, 7. Target: 535.
R07: D T M H O E U I G
R08: T L W O U E R L O
R09: 50, 9, 6, 4, 4, 7. Target: 372.
TTT: LADRAISE - "Gets paid monthly, and he's definitely worth his salt."
R10: S R W F I E O S N
R11: G R A U J E I N D
R12: S T D S O U A N E
R13: S R L A I E G K A
R14: 100, 7, 4, 7, 10, 5. Target: 125.
R15: T O E S L O T H S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R L P E A I R V U

Rik: REPAIR (6)
Jamie: PREVAIL (7)
DC: PEARL (5) VIPER (5)
OT: PARVULE (7) PERVIAL (7) UPRIVER (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T S Y I A O L T A

Rik: lastly
Jamie: SALTY (5)
DC: TASTILY (7) TOASTY (6) TOTALS (6)
OT: ALTOIST (7) SALOTTI (7) SOLATIA (7)
Score: 0–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 9, 5, 5, 10, 8. Target: 430.

Rik: 430. (25 + 8 + 5 + 5) x 10 (10)
Jamie: 430. Mistake in working.
Score: 10–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: TREETOMS -> REMOTEST

Round 4: M T P I E A H N O

Rik: PAINT (5)
Jamie: -
DC: PHANTOM (7) PHONATE (7)
OT: PTOMAINE (8)
Score: 15–12 (max 32)

Round 5: B P A O D Q I E S

Rik: BODIES (6)
Jamie: BODIES (6)
DC: BIPEDS (6) ADIPOSE (7)
Score: 21–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 10, 6, 9, 2, 7. Target: 535.

Rik: 535. ((50 + 2) x 10) + 6 + 9 (10)
Jamie: 535. ((50 + 2) x 10) + 6 + 9 (10)
Score: 31–28 (max 49)

John talks about meeting The Beatles (except George Harrison) whilst they were filming The Magical Mystery Tour, which he eventually had to turn down for being unavailable.

Round 7: D T M H O E U I G

Rik: TOUGHED (7)
Jamie: METHOD (6)
DC: HIDEOUT (7) MOUTHED (7)
OT: ETHMOID (7) TOUGHIE (7)
Score: 38–28 (max 56)

Round 8: T L W O U E R L O

Rik: LOOTER (6)
Jamie: LOOTER (6)
DC: ROOTLE (6) OUTROLL (7)
OT: OUTWORE (7)
Score: 44–34 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 9, 6, 4, 4, 7. Target: 372.

Rik: 369.
Jamie: 372. (50 x 7) + (4 x 4) + 6 (10)
Score: 44–44 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: LADRAISE -> SALARIED

Round 10: S R W F I E O S N

Rik: FROWNS (6)
Jamie: FROWNS (6)
DC: SWINES (6) WORSENS (7) SNOWIER (7)
OT: FRISSON (7) NOISERS (7) OSSIFER (7) ROSEINS (7) SENIORS (7) SONSIER (7)
Score: 50–50 (max 80)

Round 11: G R A U J E I N D

Rik: READING (7)
Jamie: GRAINED (7)
DC: INJURED (7) ADJURING (8)
Score: 57–57 (max 88)

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

Round 12: S T D S O U A N E

Rik: STANDS (6)
Jamie: ASTOUNDS (8)
DC: DONATES (7) SOUTANES (8)
OT: ONSTEADS (8) SOUNDEST (8)
Score: 57–65 (max 96)

Round 13: S R L A I E G K A

Rik: GRAILS (6)
Jamie: regails
DC: REGALIA (7)
OT: LAIRAGES (8) RAILAGES (8) SERIGALA (8)
Score: 63–65 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 7, 4, 7, 10, 5. Target: 125.

Rik: 125. 100 + 10 + 5 + 7 + 7 - 4 (10)
Jamie: 125. 100 + 10 + 5 + 7 + 7 - 4 (10)
Score: 73–75 (max 114)

Round 15: T O E S L O T H S

Rik buzzes on 2 seconds to say TOOTHLESS which is correct.
Final Score: 83–75 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Rik:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

Jamie:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 5

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