Friday 18th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 86)

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Friday 18th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 86)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:22 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 18 November 2016.

C1: Champion Tom Stephens (2 wins, 167 points.) A music technician and lecturer from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.
C2: Challenger Mike Springett. An Apteforumite and university graduate from Orpington, Kent. He's an athlete and likes water skiing and tennis. His mother is from Croatia and visits her every year.
DC: Susie Dent and Louise Minchin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D S E O I R V A
R02: H L U C M E G O T
R03: 75, 3, 6, 9, 7, 10. Target: 205.
TTT: LONEBASH - "It looks so tempting, I can't wait to eat it."
R04: N R A T L I B E A
R05: S K T O I A U L E
R06: 75, 25, 100, 50, 8, 5. Target: 978.
R07: P R F O E U N G D
R08: R N I Y T O R E H
R09: 25, 8, 10, 8, 1, 9. Target: 716.
TTT: PROBSING - "In days of old, people would probably sing along to these."
R10: D S A R C I S W E
R11: N P T U O E D A O
R12: R S A W I D M U E
R13: S N L O I S P U I
R14: 75, 10, 1, 9, 7, 9. Target: 259.
R15: C L E A N G R I P (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D S E O I R V A

Tom: SOAPIER (7)
Mike: PARODIES (8)
DC: VAPORISED (18)
OT: POIVRADES (18)
Score: 0–8 (max 18)

Round 2: H L U C M E G O T

Tom: COMET (5)
Mike: CLOTH (5)
DC: HOGLET (6)
OT: CLEUGH (6) CLOTHE (6) CLOUGH (6) HUMECT (6) LOUCHE (6) MOUCHE (6) TOUCHE (6)
Score: 5–13 (max 24)

Round 3: 75, 3, 6, 9, 7, 10. Target: 205.

Tom: 205. (75 x 3) - ((9 - 7) x 10) (10)
Mike: 205. (75 x 3) - ((9 - 7) x 10) (10)
Score: 15–23 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: LONEBASH -> NOSHABLE

Round 4: N R A T L I B E A

Tom: BAITER (6)
Mike: TRIBAL (6)
DC: TRAINABLE (18)
Score: 21–29 (max 52)

Round 5: S K T O I A U L E

Tom: TALKIES (7)
Mike: TILES (5)
DC: TOILS (5) TOILES (6)
OT: AEOLIST (7) AUKLETS (7) ISOLATE (7) OAKIEST (7) OUTLIES (7) OUTSAIL (7)
Score: 28–29 (max 59)

Round 6: 75, 25, 100, 50, 8, 5. Target: 978.

Tom: 980. ((100 + 25) x 8) - (75 - 50) + 5 (7)
Mike: 980. Mistake in working.
RR: 978. ((100 - (75 / 25)) x (50 / 5)) + 8 (10)
Score: 35–29 (max 69)

Louise talks about training for her triathlons.

Round 7: P R F O E U N G D

Tom: UNROPED (7)
Mike: POUNDER (7)
DC: GROUPED (7) PRONGED (7)
OT: FOUNDER (7) GUERDON (7) REFOUND (7) UNDERGO (7)
Score: 42–36 (max 76)

Round 8: R N I Y T O R E H

Tom: THRONE (6)
Mike: torney
DC: THORNIER (8)
Score: 48–36 (max 84)

Round 9: 25, 8, 10, 8, 1, 9. Target: 716.

Tom: -
Mike: 716. Mistake in working.
RR: 715. (7)
OT: 717. (9 x 8 x 10) - ((25 - 1) / 8) (7)
Score: 48–36 (max 91)

Teatime teaser: PROBSING -> PIBGORNS

Round 10: D S A R C I S W E

Tom: SCARES (6)
Mike: scaries
DC: CARDIES (7) SIDECARS (8)
Score: 54–36 (max 99)

Round 11: N P T U O E D A O

Tom: untaped
Mike: NOTED (5)
DC: NOTEPAD (7) DUOTONE (7)
OT: AUTOPEN (7) ODONATE (7) OUTDONE (7) PUNATOO (7) TONEPAD (7)
Score: 54–41 (max 106)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "Emmenthal" and "dollar".

Round 12: R S A W I D M U E

Tom: DRAWS (5)
Mike: WARS (4)
DC: SWARMED (7) ADMIRES (7)
OT: MARUDIS (7) MIDEARS (7) MISDRAW (7) MISDREW (7) MISREAD (7) RAMIDUS (7) REMUDAS (7) RESIDUA (7) SIDEARM (7)
Score: 59–41 (max 113)

Round 13: S N L O I S P U I

Tom: unspoils
Mike: LOINS (5)
DC: UPSILONS (8)
OT: PULSIONS (8)
Score: 59–46 (max 121)

Round 14: 75, 10, 1, 9, 7, 9. Target: 259.

Tom: -
Mike: -
RR: 259. ((75 x 10) / (9 + 1 - 7)) + 9 (10)
Score: 59–46 (max 131)

Round 15: C L E A N G R I P

Tom buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say REPLACING which is correct.
Final Score: 69–46 (max 141)

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

Mike:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 55
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 39
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 3.7
Number of maxes - 2

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