Thursday 17th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 85)

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Thursday 17th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 85)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:05 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 17 November 2016.

C1: Champion Tom Stephens (1 win, 79 points.) A music technician and lecturer from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.
C2: Challenger Nick Jones. A full-time dad from London. He visited Tuscany for a 6 month trip recently with his 6-month old son.
DC: Susie Dent and Louise Minchin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F L T O I E D M A
R02: S N D U I E S N A
R03: 50, 4, 1, 10, 4, 2. Target: 426.
TTT: DAVEISNT - "Dave isn't mixing with his old friends anymore; they're the wrong sort."
R04: R R B I E J A O R
R05: N D T I E U S W O
R06: 25, 75, 5, 10, 3, 6. Target: 549.
R07: P T R D I E A N C
R08: Q S R L U O E O P
R09: 100, 3, 6, 1, 4, 5. Target: 103.
TTT: GETSTALE - "Don't let these get stale, or you won't enjoy eating them."
R10: G P Z U I A N T U
R11: G H S O E U T L I
R12: M T N E A O D I T
R13: R S X S E A O M R
R14: 25, 50, 7, 2, 5, 2. Target: 904.
R15: E A G E R D O N A (conundrum)


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Round 1: F L T O I E D M A

Tom: FLOATED (7)
Nick: FILMED (6)
DC: TOILED (6) FOLIATED (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S N D U I E S N A

Tom: SUNNIES (7)
Nick: sandune
DC: SUNDAES (7)
OT: DUENNAS (7) DUNNIES (7) INDUNAS (7) NIDUSES (7) SANDIES (7) SIENNAS (7) UNDINES (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 4, 1, 10, 4, 2. Target: 426.

Tom: 425. Mistake in working.
Nick: 430. (4 x 50 x 2) + ((4 - 1) x 10) (7)
RR: 426. (((50 x 2) + 4) x 4) + 10 (10)
Score: 14–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DAVEISNT -> DEVIANTS

Round 4: R R B I E J A O R

Tom: BARRIER (7)
Nick: BRIAR (5)
DC: JERBOA (6)
Score: 21–7 (max 32)

Round 5: N D T I E U S W O

Tom: WOUNDS (6)
Nick: UNITED (6)
DC: WIDEOUTS (8)
OT: DOWNIEST (8) OUTWINDS (8)
Score: 27–13 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 75, 5, 10, 3, 6. Target: 549.

Tom: 549. ((10 - 3) x 75) + 25 - (6 - 5) (10)
Nick: -
Score: 37–13 (max 50)

Louise talks about taking up golf.

Round 7: P T R D I E A N C

Tom: PARTIED (7)
Nick: PARTIED (7)
DC: PREDICANT (18)
Score: 44–20 (max 68)

Round 8: Q S R L U O E O P

Tom: LOOPERS (7)
Nick: POLES (5)
OT: SUPERLOO (8)
Score: 51–20 (max 76)

Round 9: 100, 3, 6, 1, 4, 5. Target: 103.

Tom: 103. 100 + 3 (10)
Nick: 103. 100 + 3 (10)
Score: 61–30 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: GETSTALE -> GALETTES

Round 10: G P Z U I A N T U

Tom: TAPING (6)
Nick: PAINT (5)
DC: PIGNUT (6)
OT: PAITUNG (7) PUTZING (7)
Score: 67–30 (max 93)

Round 11: G H S O E U T L I

Tom: TOUGHIES (8)
Nick: GUILTS (6)
OT: EULOGIST (8)
Score: 75–30 (max 101)

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

Round 12: M T N E A O D I T

Tom: MATTED (6)
Nick: DOMINATE (8)
DC: MINTED (6) TOMATINE (8)
OT: ANTIDOTE (8) NEMATOID (8) TETANOID (8)
Score: 75–38 (max 109)

Round 13: R S X S E A O M R

Tom: SMORES (6)
Nick: MORASS (6)
DC: seamers ROAMERS (7)
OT: REMORAS (7) SOARERS (7)
Score: 81–44 (max 116)

Round 14: 25, 50, 7, 2, 5, 2. Target: 904.

Tom: 905. ((7 + 2) x 2 x 50) + 5 (7)
Nick: -
RR: 904. ((25 - 7) x 50) + 2 + 2 (10)
Score: 88–44 (max 126)

Round 15: E A G E R D O N A

No one buzzes. The answer was ORANGEADE.
Final Score: 88–44 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

Nick:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

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