Thursday 10th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 81)

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Thursday 10th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 81)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:43 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 10 November 2016.

C1: Champion Doug Roberts (1 win, 85 points.) A children's entertainer from Sompting, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Kevin Stokes. A media production company owner from Portsmouth, Hampshire. He abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth for charity, which took him 9 minutes to do.
DC: Susie Dent and Margaret Mountford.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C D P O I U R E N
R02: G K R I A E T P I
R03: 2, 4, 9, 6, 7, 6. Target: 281.
TTT: TEARFLOW - "Might this be the dog's best friend in the garden?"
R04: W M L O E O T S U
R05: T M B I O A P L E
R06: 50, 25, 10, 7, 7, 2. Target: 457.
R07: O A E D R J S I U
R08: N S R A O I M T U
R09: 7, 4, 1, 2, 6, 4. Target: 429.
TTT: ROBSDING - "You may sometimes wake up to this first thing in the morning."
R10: E O I Z M N O H T
R11: F S T A E I D W A
R12: H R F E U I S D O
R13: S R N S A E I U I
R14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 9, 10. Target: 501.
R15: G E N T S D I E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: C D P O I U R E N

Doug: uncopied
Kevin: POURED (6)
DC: UNPRICED (8) POUNDER (7)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: G K R I A E T P I

Doug: PIRATE (6)
Kevin: PIRATE (6)
DC: PARKIE (6)
OT: GARPIKE (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 2, 4, 9, 6, 7, 6. Target: 281.

Doug: 274. Mistake in working.
Kevin: -
RR: 281. ((2 + 6) x 4 x 9) - 7 (10)
Score: 6–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TEARFLOW -> FLEAWORT

Round 4: W M L O E O T S U

Doug: MOULTS (6)
Kevin: MOLEST (6)
DC: TWOSOME (7)
OT: LOWMOST (7) OUTSOLE (7)
Score: 12–18 (max 32)

Round 5: T M B I O A P L E

Doug: POTABLE (7)
Kevin: BLEAT (5)
DC: APLOMB (6) OPTIMAL (7)
OT: PLOIMATE (8)
Score: 19–18 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 25, 10, 7, 7, 2. Target: 457.

Doug: 457. ((7 + 2) x 50) + 7 (10)
Kevin: 459.
Score: 29–18 (max 50)

Margaret talks about a cruise she recently took to the Arctic for a polar bear excursion.

Round 7: O A E D R J S I U

Doug: ROADIES (7)
Kevin: ROADIES (7)
DC: RADIOS (6) AROUSED (7)
OT: ADJURES (7) RADIOES (7) RADIOUS (7) RAJOIDS (7) RESIDUA (7)
Score: 36–25 (max 57)

Round 8: N S R A O I M T U

Doug: MANITOUS (8)
Kevin: AMOUNTS (7)
DC: minotaurs
OT: MAINOURS (8) NATRIUMS (8) NATURISM (8) RAINOUTS (8) ROMAUNTS (8) TINAMOUS (8)
Score: 44–25 (max 65)

Round 9: 7, 4, 1, 2, 6, 4. Target: 429.

Doug: 424. ((4 + 1) x 2 x 6 x 7) + 4 (7)
Kevin: 421.
RR: 429. ((4 x 4 x 2) + 1) x (7 + 6) (10)
Score: 51–25 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ROBSDING -> BIRDSONG

Round 10: E O I Z M N O H T

Doug: MONTH (5)
Kevin: MONTH (5)
DC: HITMEN (6) MOTION (6) EMOTION (7)
OT: MOOTHIE (7)
Score: 56–30 (max 82)

Round 11: F S T A E I D W A

Doug: AWAITED (7)
Kevin: FASTED (6)
DC: WAISTED (7)
OT: ADIATES (7)
Score: 63–30 (max 89)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of Caligula and Cicero.

Round 12: H R F E U I S D O

Doug: RUSHED (6)
Kevin: HOUSED (6)
DC: HIDEOUS (7)
OT: HEROIDS (7) REDFISH (7)
Score: 69–36 (max 96)

Round 13: S R N S A E I U I

Doug: AIRINESS (8)
Kevin: USERS (5)
DC: SENARIUS (8)
Score: 77–36 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 75, 1, 5, 9, 10. Target: 501.

Doug: 501. (10 x 50) + 1 (10)
Kevin: 501. (10 x 50) + 1 (10)
Score: 87–46 (max 114)

Round 15: G E N T S D I E T

Doug buzzes on 5.5 seconds to say DISSENTING which is incorrect.
Kevin buzzes on 28.75 seconds to say which is incorrect.
The answer was DETESTING.
Final Score: 87–46 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Doug:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

Kevin:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

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

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