Tuesday 8th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 79)

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Tuesday 8th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:01 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 8 November 2016.

C1: Champion Amber Farrington (1 win, 101 points.) A tutor originally from Melbourne, Australia, but now living in London.
C2: Challenger Dave Whittaker. A director of a company that runs school trips from London. He used to be a ski instructor as well.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Y S E I O M E P R
R02: P M A T I B O U D
R03: 75, 1, 2, 9, 5, 5. Target: 565.
TTT: MANGIVES - "The man gives up eating certain things because he's adopted this."
R04: L C E T A R O N I
R05: P S E U V T O A S
R06: 75, 10, 9, 1, 3, 5. Target: 958.
R07: E F O L S A R N U
R08: D T I M O S A G E
R09: 100, 5, 7, 10, 3, 1. Target: 222.
TTT: PLUMGASH - "According to Lewis, he wanders around like a clumsy oaf."
R10: S T I N E G U R A
R11: N E T H A O R T A
R12: M L E S I N O F E
R13: A R K I P U O D U
R14: 75, 9, 3, 5, 6, 7. Target: 803.
R15: R I C H T R A I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: Y S E I O M E P R

Amber: PROMISE (7)
Dave: PROMISE (7)
DC: PROMISEE (8) REIMPOSE (8)
OT: EMPORIES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: P M A T I B O U D

Amber: AMBIT (5)
Dave: outpaid
DC: UTOPIA (6) OUTBID (6)
OT: MATIPOU (7) MUDBOAT (7)
Score: 12–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 1, 2, 9, 5, 5. Target: 565.

Amber: 567. Mistake in working.
Dave: 560. Mistake in working.
RR: 565. ((9 - 1) x 75) - ((5 + 2) x 5) (10)
Score: 12–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MANGIVES -> VEGANISM

Round 4: L C E T A R O N I

Amber: REACTION (8)
Dave: RELATION (8)
DC: CREATION (8) ORIENTAL (8) CILANTRO (8)
OT: ACROLEIN (8) ACTIONER (8) ACTORINE (8) CLARINET (8) COLINEAR (8) CONTRAIL (8) LONICERA (8) LORICATE (8) NOETICAL (8) ROTALINE (8)
Score: 20–15 (max 33)

Round 5: P S E U V T O A S

Amber: SUAVEST (7)
Dave: outsets
DC: OUTPASS (7)
OT: PASTOSE (7) PETASUS (7) POSTEAS (7) UPVOTES (7)
Score: 27–15 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 1, 3, 5. Target: 958.

Amber: 955. Mistake in working.
Dave: 959. Mistake in working.
RR: 958. ((10 + 3) x (75 - 1)) - (9 - 5) (10)
Score: 27–15 (max 50)

Margaret talks about a recent trip to the Farne Islands in North-East England.

Round 7: E F O L S A R N U

Amber: FOULER (6)
Dave: LOAFERS (7)
DC: FUNERALS (8) FLEURONS (8)
OT: FLANEURS (8)
Score: 27–22 (max 58)

Round 8: D T I M O S A G E

Amber: MASTED (6)
Dave: MOATED (6)
DC: DOGMATISE (18)
Score: 33–28 (max 76)

Round 9: 100, 5, 7, 10, 3, 1. Target: 222.

Amber: 222. ((3 - 1) x 100) + 10 + 5 + 7 (10)
Dave: 222. (100 + 10 + 1) x (7 - 5) (10)
Score: 43–38 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: PLUMGASH -> GALUMPHS

Round 10: S T I N E G U R A

Amber: ANGRIEST (8)
Dave: stearing
DC: SIGNATURE (18)
Score: 51–38 (max 104)

Round 11: N E T H A O R T A

Amber: ANOTHER (7)
Dave: THROAT (6)
OT: AERONAT (7) ATHANOR (7)
Score: 58–38 (max 111)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of using -ISE/-IZE.

Round 12: M L E S I N O F E

Amber: FELINES (7)
Dave: MELONS (6)
DC: FELONIES (8)
OT: LIFESOME (8) MESOLINE (8) OLEFINES (8)
Score: 65–38 (max 119)

Round 13: A R K I P U O D U

Amber: PROUD (5)
Dave: PROUD (5)
DC: PADOUK (6)
OT: PODURA (6) RAPIDO (6)
Score: 70–43 (max 125)

Round 14: 75, 9, 3, 5, 6, 7. Target: 803.

Amber: 802. Mistake in working.
Dave: 804. (75 x (5 + 6)) - (3 x 7) (7)
RR: 803. (75 - (9 - 7)) x (6 + 5) (10)
Score: 70–50 (max 135)

Round 15: R I C H T R A I T

No one buzzes. The answer was ARTHRITIC.
Final Score: 70–50 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Amber:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

Dave:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 43
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 2

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