Wednesday 16th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 84)

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Wednesday 16th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 84)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:48 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 16 November 2016.

C1: Champion Doug Roberts (4 wins, 326 points.) A children's entertainer from Sompting, West Sussex.
C2: Challenger Tom Stephens. A music technician and lecturer from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. He teaches at a school in Margate. He and his girlfriend went on an earthquake simulator in San Francisco, and 6 hours later, a real one happened!! :shock: :o
DC: Susie Dent and Louise Minchin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I E N R O T U I L
R02: S M A E D P G O I
R03: 7, 10, 9, 1, 5, 2. Target: 953.
TTT: BOILSODA - "Forget Bill and Ben; this is all about the wooden tops."
R04: T V S E A B O E S
R05: K S T A U P I M O
R06: 25, 8, 7, 2, 3, 10. Target: 975.
R07: T X P L E I Z T A
R08: S G T O A E L I N
R09: 100, 3, 4, 3, 9, 8. Target: 877.
TTT: SURGECON - "There's been a surge in the number of professional beggars who do this all day."
R10: Y N H A E L U R A
R11: H C N E O R G I W
R12: R D T U A O M V E
R13: C P S U O R A I U
R14: 25, 10, 6, 4, 6, 4. Target: 204.
R15: T I M E I C L A P (conundrum)


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Round 1: I E N R O T U I L

Doug: LOITER (6)
Tom: ROUTINE (7)
DC: RETINOL (7) OUTLINER (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S M A E D P G O I

Doug: GAMES (5)
Tom: PAEDOS (6)
DC: MEGAPODS (8)
OT: PEGAMOIDS (18)
Score: 0–13 (max 26)

Round 3: 7, 10, 9, 1, 5, 2. Target: 953.

Doug: 955. Mistake in working.
Tom: 950. ((9 x 10) + 5) x (7 + 2 + 1) (7)
RR: 953. ((9 + 5) x ((7 x 10) - 2)) + 1 (10)
Score: 0–20 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: BOILSODA -> DIABOLOS

Round 4: T V S E A B O E S

Doug: BEASTS (6)
Tom: VETOES (6)
DC: BOASTS (6) OVATES (6)
OT: BASEST (6) BASSET (6) BASTES (6) BESETS (6) SABOTS (6) SETOSE (6) STAVES (6) STOVES (6) TEASES (6) VESTAS (6)
Score: 6–26 (max 42)

Round 5: K S T A U P I M O

Doug: mastik
Tom: STOMP (5)
DC: STAMP (5) KATIPOS (7)
OT: MATIPOUS (8)
Score: 6–31 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 8, 7, 2, 3, 10. Target: 975.

Doug: 975. ((3 x 10) + 7 + 2) x 25 (10)
Tom: 975. ((3 x 10) + 7 + 2) x 25 (10)
Score: 16–41 (max 60)

Louise talks about her triathlon exploits.

Round 7: T X P L E I Z T A

Doug: pattie
Tom: pattie
DC: PIXEL (5) PLEAT (5) PATTLE (6)
OT: PIZETTA (7)
Score: 16–41 (max 67)

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

Doug: STEALING (8)
Tom: taglines
DC: LEGATIONS (18)
Score: 24–41 (max 85)

Round 9: 100, 3, 4, 3, 9, 8. Target: 877.

Doug: 877. (9 x 100) - ((8 x 3) - (4 - 3)) (10)
Tom: 877. (9 x 100) - ((8 x 3) - (4 - 3)) (10)
Score: 34–51 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: SURGECON -> SCROUNGE

Round 10: Y N H A E L U R A

Doug: EARLY (5)
Tom: UNREAL (6)
DC: NEARLY (6)
OT: HAULER (6) HURLEY (6) HYAENA (6) LARNEY (6) NAHUAL (6) NEURAL (6) RANULA (6) REHAUL (6) URANYL (6)
Score: 34–57 (max 101)

Round 11: H C N E O R G I W

Doug: CHEWING (7)
Tom: CROWING (7)
DC: ECHOING (7) WINCHER (7)
OT: COHERING (8) COWERING (8) OCHREING (8)
Score: 41–64 (max 109)

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

Round 12: R D T U A O M V E

Doug: MATURED (7)
Tom: MAUVER (6)
DC: moutarde
OT: ADVOUTER (8) OUTARMED (8)
Score: 48–64 (max 117)

Round 13: C P S U O R A I U

Doug: SCOUR (5)
Tom: PAIRS (5)
DC: CURIOS (6) CARIOUS (7) PICAROS (7)
OT: ACOURIS (7) ACRIOUS (7) CUPROUS (7) CURIOSA (7) CURIOUS (7) PROSAIC (7) RAUCOUS (7)
Score: 53–69 (max 124)

Round 14: 25, 10, 6, 4, 6, 4. Target: 204.

Doug: 204. ((4 + 4) x 25) + 10 - 6 (10)
Tom: 204. ((4 + 4) x 25) + 10 - 6 (10)
Score: 63–79 (max 134)

Round 15: T I M E I C L A P

Doug buzzes on 17.25 seconds to say IMPLICATE which is correct.
Final Score: 73–79 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Doug:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Tom:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 85
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 - 5

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