Wednesday 23rd November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 89)

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 89)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 01, 2017 1:20 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 23 November 2016.

C1: Champion Tom Stephens (5 wins, 410 points.) A music technician and lecturer from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.
C2: Challenger Charlie Clarke. A customer services specialist from Cork, Republic of Ireland. He once was forced by his kids to go on the back of a banana boat, and got flung off it and had to be rescued by a speedboat. Charlie has also been on the show before, losing 122-44 to a certain Jack Hurst in Series 63...
DC: Susie Dent and Charlotte Hawkins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T R M O I A L T E
R02: N C S I U A Z M O
R03: 25, 4, 6, 10, 8, 3. Target: 358.
TTT: IREACTBY - "I react with my usual sharp and forthright tongue."
R04: N S B E I A R L N
R05: S Q E O F M I A R
R06: 75, 9, 1, 8, 6, 1. Target: 573.
R07: S T L O E U D S E
R08: N M R A I T E R N
R09: 75, 8, 2, 5, 4, 5. Target: 424.
TTT: BLOGSACK - "The woodcutter is really behind with all his jobs."
R10: D T P I O A D S E
R11: W R D O A U G I S
R12: L Y G E O R P A I
R13: D H T N E O U K T
R14: 100, 2, 10, 7, 3, 5. Target: 373.
R15: U R B A N L I C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T R M O I A L T E

Tom: termite
Charlie: MATTER (6)
DC: MALTIER (7) TRIOLET (7)
OT: AMORETTI (8) REMITTAL (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: N C S I U A Z M O

Tom: manics
Charlie: COUSIN (6)
DC: MOSAIC (6) MUSICO (6)
OT: MANICOUS (8)
Score: 0–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 4, 6, 10, 8, 3. Target: 358.

Tom: 358. ((25 + 6 + 4) x 10) + 8 (10)
Charlie: 358. ((25 + 10) x (6 + 4)) + 8 (10)
Score: 10–22 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: IREACTBY -> ACERBITY

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

Tom: BANNERS (7)
Charlie: berlins
DC: LESBIAN (7) NAILERS (7)
OT: BAILERS (7) BRANLES (7) ENSNARL (7) LANNERS (7) LARNIES (7) RANINES (7) RANNIES (7) REBAILS (7) RESLAIN (7) RINNALS (7) RINNELS (7)
Score: 17–22 (max 33)

Round 5: S Q E O F M I A R

Tom: FRAMES (6)
Charlie: FOAMIER (7)
DC: AIRSOME (7)
OT: MISFARE (7)
Score: 17–29 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 9, 1, 8, 6, 1. Target: 573.

Tom: 573. (75 x 8) - ((6 / (1 + 1)) x 9) (10)
Charlie: -
Score: 27–29 (max 50)

Charlotte talks about her early morning routine for presenting Good Morning Britain.

Round 7: S T L O E U D S E

Tom: TOSSED (6)
Charlie: LOUDEST (7)
DC: TOUSLED (7) DELOUSES (8)
Score: 27–36 (max 58)

Round 8: N M R A I T E R N

Tom: REMNANT (7)
Charlie: MARINER (7)
DC: TRAINMEN (8) ENTRAIN (7) TRAINER (7) RAIMENT (7)
OT: INERRANT (8)
Score: 34–43 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 8, 2, 5, 4, 5. Target: 424.

Tom: 423. (75 x 5) + ((4 + 2) x 8) (7)
Charlie: 432.
RR: 424. ((5 x 5) + 75 + 8 - 2) x 4 (10)
Score: 41–43 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: BLOGSACK -> BACKLOGS

Round 10: D T P I O A D S E

Tom: TODDIES (7)
Charlie: ADIPOSE (7)
DC: DIOPTASE (8)
OT: PODDIEST (8)
Score: 48–50 (max 84)

Round 11: W R D O A U G I S

Tom: GUARDS (6)
Charlie: GOURDS (6)
DC: GIAOURS (7)
OT: RADIOUS (7)
Score: 54–56 (max 91)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the "The Great Vowel Shift".

Round 12: L Y G E O R P A I

Tom: PAGER (5)
Charlie: PLAYER (6)
DC: PERGOLA (7)
OT: PLAYGOER (8) PYLAGORE (8)
Score: 54–62 (max 99)

Round 13: D H T N E O U K T

Tom: TOUTED (6)
Charlie: KNOTTED (7)
DC: KNOUTED (7)
OT: THUNKED (7)
Score: 54–69 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 2, 10, 7, 3, 5. Target: 373.

Tom: 373. (100 x 3) + (10 x 7) + 5 - 2 (10)
Charlie: 373. (100 x 3) + (10 x 7) + 5 - 2 (10)
Score: 64–79 (max 116)

Round 15: U R B A N L I C E

No one buzzes. The answer was INCURABLE.
Final Score: 64–79 (max 126)

The conundrum was solved by tomorrow's challenger, Susie Hands.

Statistics Corner

Tom:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

Charlie:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 4

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