Wednesday 30th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 93)

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Wednesday 30th November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 93)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 13, 2017 11:42 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 30 November 2016.

C1: Champion John Shaw (2 wins, 179 points.) A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
C2: Challenger Lee Oman. An airline revenue analyst from Bradford, West Yorkshire. His favourite destination in Sri Lanka, which he visited in 2014.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlotte Hawkins.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D N S H E I E L V
R02: D T S O I R C U P
R03: 50, 100, 25, 75, 5, 4. Target: 657.
TTT: THROBSET - "She's all set to marry her heartthrob."
R04: T A R S W O R E L
R05: T H R A O B C A T
R06: 50, 25, 8, 1, 6, 9. Target: 448.
R07: Y D T R I E U N O
R08: G T M I A B E D F
R09: 25, 50, 100, 75, 9, 3. Target: 422.
TTT: HECARPED - "He carped on, speaking pompously to everybody."
R10: S F K U O N I L P
R11: T N J S E A O G W
R12: P L M I E U S R D
R13: N S M P A I O Q L
R14: 25, 100, 5, 2, 1, 7. Target: 378.
R15: R I L E Y D U H R (conundrum)


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Round 1: D N S H E I E L V

John: LIVENED (7)
Lee: DEVILS (6)
DC: LINSEED (7) DISHEVEL (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: D T S O I R C U P

John: SPROUT (6)
Lee: POUTS (5)
DC: CUSPID (6) DISRUPT (7) CUSPIDOR (8) PRODUCTS (8)
OT: DISCOURT (8) PORTICUS (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 100, 25, 75, 5, 4. Target: 657.

John: 655. ((100 + 50) x 4) + 75 - 25 + 5 (7)
Lee: 650.
RR: 657. (75 - (50 / 25)) x (4 + 5) (10)
Score: 20–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: THROBSET -> BETROTHS

Round 4: T A R S W O R E L

John: ROASTER (7)
Lee: WASTER (6)
DC: WASTREL (7) REALTORS (8)
OT: EARWORTS (8) RELATORS (8) RESTORAL (8) TRAWLERS (8)
Score: 27–0 (max 34)

Round 5: T H R A O B C A T

John: BOTCH (5)
Lee: BATCH (5)
DC: BROACH (6) ACROBAT (7)
OT: ABACTOR (7) CATBOAT (7) CHATBOT (7)
Score: 32–5 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 25, 8, 1, 6, 9. Target: 448.

John: 448. (50 x 9) - (8 - 6) (10)
Lee: 449.
Score: 42–5 (max 51)

Charlotte talks about working with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

Round 7: Y D T R I E U N O

John: UNTRIED (7)
Lee: ROTUND (6)
DC: RUDE (4) DIRTY (5) NUDITY (6) ROUTINED (8)
Score: 49–5 (max 59)

Round 8: G T M I A B E D F

John: GAMBIT (6)
Lee: GAMED (5)
DC: MEGABIT (7)
Score: 55–5 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 50, 100, 75, 9, 3. Target: 422.

John: 422. ((50 - 3) x 9) - ((75 + 25) / 100) (10)
Lee: 422. (9 x 50) - 25 - 3 (10)
Score: 65–15 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: HECARPED -> PREACHED

Round 10: S F K U O N I L P

John: FLUNKS (6)
Lee: FUSION (6)
DC: SKINFUL (7)
OT: PULSION (7) UPLINKS (7) UPSILON (7)
Score: 71–21 (max 83)

Round 11: T N J S E A O G W

John: STOWAGE (7)
Lee: AGENTS (6)
DC: TANGOES (7)
OT: ONSTAGE (7) TOWAGES (7)
Score: 78–21 (max 90)

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

Round 12: P L M I E U S R D

John: IMPULSE (7)
Lee: SIMPLER (7)
DC: LUMPIER (7)
OT: DISPLUME (8) MISRULED (8) SERPULID (8)
Score: 85–28 (max 98)

Round 13: N S M P A I O Q L

John: PIANOS (6)
Lee: SALMON (6)
DC: MOPANIS (7)
OT: POLISMAN (8)
Score: 91–34 (max 106)

Round 14: 25, 100, 5, 2, 1, 7. Target: 378.

John: 377. (25 x 7) + ((100 + 1) x 2) (7)
Lee: -
RR: 378. (100 + 25 + 1) x (5 - 2) (10)
Score: 98–34 (max 116)

Round 15: R I L E Y D U H R

John buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say HURRIEDLY which is correct.
Final Score: 108–34 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 108
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 4

Lee:
Total score - 34
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 27
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 1

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