Wednesday 9th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 80)

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Wednesday 9th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 80)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:25 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 9 November 2016.

C1: Champion Amber Farrington (2 wins, 171 points.) A tutor originally from Melbourne, Australia, but now living in London.
C2: Challenger Doug Roberts. A children's entertainer from Sompting, West Sussex. He uses the alias of Potty the Pirate during his shows. :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N G U E T S O L D
R02: W S I N H E A L B
R03: 50, 1, 3, 6, 9, 8. Target: 284.
TTT: SCORNEVE - "Don't waste all your energy trying to get the lid off the jam jar."
R04: D R E I U C N Z A
R05: S R E H O A D I T
R06: 9, 10, 10, 1, 3, 7. Target: 162.
R07: S F D U E I S O R
R08: L C N S E A I T O
R09: 50, 25, 8, 3, 9, 1. Target: 332.
TTT: HIDALONE - "When it comes to goldfish, this is the "mane" man."
R10: N V T I U E X L D
R11: M T O I P R A O U
R12: I O E S N Y R F P
R13: R S I O M R E A G
R14: 8, 3, 9, 6, 9, 4. Target: 286.
R15: U P S Y D I T T I (conundrum)


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Round 1: N G U E T S O L D

Amber: TONGUES (7)
Doug: TONGUES (7)
DC: DONGLES (7) LONGEST (7) LOUNGES (7)
OT: GODLETS (7) GULDENS (7) LOUDENS (7) LOUDEST (7) LOUNGED (7) NODULES (7) ONGLETS (7) SNOUTED (7) TONGUED (7) TOUSLED (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: W S I N H E A L B

Amber: INHALES (7)
Doug: BEWAILS (7)
DC: WAHINES (7)
OT: INWALES (7) LESBIAN (7) SHAWLIE (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 1, 3, 6, 9, 8. Target: 284.

Amber: 284. (50 x 6) - (9 - 1 + 8) (10)
Doug: 284. (6 x 50) - ((3 - 1) x 8) (10)
Score: 24–24 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: SCORNEVE -> CONSERVE

Round 4: D R E I U C N Z A

Amber: INDUCE (6)
Doug: CRIED (5)
DC: INDUCER (7) UNCARED (7) DURANCE (7)
OT: CANDIRU (7) IRACUND (7) RINCEAU (7) UNAIRED (7) UNRACED (7) UNRAZED (7)
Score: 30–24 (max 31)

Round 5: S R E H O A D I T

Amber: SHADIER (7)
Doug: SHADIER (7)
DC: HOARIEST (8) ASTEROID (8)
OT: HARDIEST (8) ORTHIDES (8) RHODATES (8) THEORIAS (8)
Score: 37–31 (max 39)

Round 6: 9, 10, 10, 1, 3, 7. Target: 162.

Amber: 162. ((7 + 9) x 10) + 3 - 1 (10)
Doug: 162. (9 x 7) - 1 + (10 x 10) (10)
Score: 47–41 (max 49)

Margaret talks about a recent trip to Vindolanda, a former Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall.

Round 7: S F D U E I S O R

Amber: FUSSIER (7)
Doug: FUSSIER (7)
DC: DOSSIER (7) SURFIES (7)
OT: DESIROUS (8) FISSURED (8)
Score: 54–48 (max 57)

Round 8: L C N S E A I T O

Amber: SECTION (7)
Doug: SALIENT (7)
DC: SECTIONAL (18) COASTLINE (18)
Score: 61–55 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 8, 3, 9, 1. Target: 332.

Amber: -
Doug: 333. ((9 + 1 + 3) x 25) + 8 (7)
RR: 332. (50 + 25 + 8) x (3 + 1) (10)
Score: 61–62 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: HIDALONE -> LIONHEAD

Round 10: N V T I U E X L D

Amber: DILUTE (6)
Doug: untiled
DC: UNLIVED (7)
OT: DILUENT (7)
Score: 67–62 (max 92)

Round 11: M T O I P R A O U

Amber: IMPORT (6)
Doug: PROTIUM (7)
DC: TAPROOM (7)
OT: MATIPOU (7) PROTOMA (7)
Score: 67–69 (max 99)

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

Round 12: I O E S N Y R F P

Amber: NOSIER (6)
Doug: PRISON (6)
DC: PERSONIFY (18)
Score: 73–75 (max 117)

Round 13: R S I O M R E A G

Amber: MARRIES (7)
Doug: GAMIER (6)
DC: MIRAGES (7) ORGIASM (7)
OT: ARMIGERS (8) ARMOIRES (8) REOGRAMS (8)
Score: 80–75 (max 125)

Round 14: 8, 3, 9, 6, 9, 4. Target: 286.

Amber: -
Doug: 286. (9 x 8 x 4) - ((9 + 3) / 6) (10)
Score: 80–85 (max 135)

Round 15: U P S Y D I T T I

No one buzzes. The answer was STUPIDITY.
Final Score: 80–85 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Amber:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Doug:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 6

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