Thursday 24th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 90)

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Thursday 24th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 90)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 01, 2017 1:40 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 24 November 2016.

C1: Champion Charlie Clarke (1 win, 79 points.) A customer services specialist from Cork, Republic of Ireland.
C2: Challenger Susie Hands. A team leader providing care for the elderly from Aylsham, Norfolk. She was in Washington, D.C. in 2009 when Barack Obama was being inaugurated as U.S. President.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlotte Hawkins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P H G A I O T S E
R02: P F N U O A S T E
R03: 75, 1, 10, 6, 4, 2. Target: 837.
TTT: TIMGAINS - "Tim gains weight and height; he just can't stop growing."
R04: V W R I O A C L U
R05: R L T E O I S J A
R06: 100, 8, 10, 4, 9, 2. Target: 580.
R07: R L N U I E A T S
R08: D N X S I O E G T
R09: 25, 7, 5, 3, 8, 9. Target: 770.
TTT: BEANTRAP - "Were Team GB carrying this lucky item at the Olympic Games?"
R10: N B S T A I O G R
R11: N T U A D S M I E
R12: R S N C I A O R E
R13: S F P U A I E H D
R14: 50, 7, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 464.
R15: L O N G S O N I C (conundrum)


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Round 1: P H G A I O T S E

Charlie: GHOST (5)
Susie: GHOST (5)
DC: POSTAGE (7) GOATISH (7)
OT: AETHIOPS (8)
Score: 5–5 (max 8)

Round 2: P F N U O A S T E

Charlie: FOUNTS (6)
Susie: FASTEN (6)
DC: PEANUTS (7) OUTSPAN (7)
OT: AUTOPENS (8)
Score: 11–11 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 1, 10, 6, 4, 2. Target: 837.

Charlie: 837. ((10 + 1) x 75) + 2 + 4 + 6 (10)
Susie: 835.
Score: 21–11 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: TIMGAINS -> GIANTISM

Round 4: V W R I O A C L U

Charlie: VOCAL (5)
Susie: VIOLA (5)
DC: URACIL (6)
OT: OVICULAR (8)
Score: 26–16 (max 34)

Round 5: R L T E O I S J A

Charlie: JAILERS (7)
Susie: LOITERS (7)
DC: ISOLATE (7) TAILORS (7) TOILERS (7) LATERS (6)
OT: AEOLIST (7) AJOSTLE (7) JOLTIER (7) OESTRAL (7) OLESTRA (7) ORALIST (7) OSTERIA (7) OTARIES (7) REALIST (7) REJOLTS (7) RESITOL (7) RETAILS (7) SALTIER (7) SALTIRE (7) SLIOTAR (7)
Score: 33–23 (max 41)

Round 6: 100, 8, 10, 4, 9, 2. Target: 580.

Charlie: 583.
Susie: 580. ((9 - 4) x 100) + (8 x 10) (10)
Score: 33–33 (max 51)

Charlotte talks about trying to find the perfect dress and trying to avoid mishaps.... :roll:

Round 7: R L N U I E A T S

Charlie: insulater
Susie: URINALS (7)
DC: INSULATE (8) TENURIAL (8)
OT: RETINULAS (18) UNREALIST (18)
Score: 33–40 (max 69)

Round 8: D N X S I O E G T

Charlie: SEXTING (7)
Susie: DESIGN (6)
DC: DETOXING (8)
Score: 40–40 (max 77)

Round 9: 25, 7, 5, 3, 8, 9. Target: 770.

Charlie: 770. ((9 x 8) + 5) x (7 + 3) (10)
Susie: -
Score: 50–40 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: BEANTRAP -> PANTARBE

Round 10: N B S T A I O G R

Charlie: BOASTING (8)
Susie: BOASTING (8)
DC: BROASTING (18)
Score: 58–48 (max 105)

Round 11: N T U A D S M I E

Charlie: MINUTED (7)
Susie: MISTED (6)
DC: MEDIANTS (8)
OT: AUDIENTS (8) IDEATUMS (8) MAUNTIES (8) MISTUNED (8) UNMASTED (8) UNMISTED (8)
Score: 65–48 (max 113)

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

Round 12: R S N C I A O R E

Charlie: CARRION (7)
Susie: CORNERS (7)
DC: SCARIER (7) SCENARIO (8)
OT: RESORCIN (8)
Score: 72–55 (max 121)

Round 13: S F P U A I E H D

Charlie: PUSHED (6)
Susie: SHAPED (6)
DC: APHIDES (7)
Score: 78–61 (max 128)

Round 14: 50, 7, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 464.

Charlie: 464. (9 x 50) + 5 + 6 + 3 (10)
Susie: 464. (9 x 50) + ((3 - (6 - 5)) x 7) (10)
Score: 88–71 (max 138)

Round 15: L O N G S O N I C

Charlie buzzes on 25.25 seconds to say CONSOLING which is correct.
Final Score: 98–71 (max 148)

Statistics Corner

Charlie:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 5

Susie:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

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