Thursday 1st December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 94)

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Thursday 1st December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 94)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice to see Jason & Penny Larsen in the front row of the audience for this episode. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 December 2016.

C1: Champion John Shaw (3 wins, 287 points.) A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
C2: Challenger Pete Mackarel. A salesman from Chester. He had a close encounter with a stingray whilst snorkelling in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H M N A E I R K T
R02: P F S O A R L G U
R03: 25, 9, 5, 10, 8, 8. Target: 145.
TTT: HEADBOILS - "This is a nine-letter Teaser; they've done away with the eights."
R04: T R D I A E G B I
R05: D R T F O E I S D
R06: 25, 3, 10, 1, 7, 6. Target: 797.
R07: L S P A E O N D Z
R08: P U T A I R S T E
R09: 25, 75, 50, 100, 4, 5. Target: 143.
TTT: ACUTEGOAL - "There were so many errors in the mail-order brochure."
R10: R I N L O A N V E
R11: N T C O A N I O E
R12: W A O I D M R E S
R13: R T J A E O S L C
R14: 100, 3, 7, 5, 4, 2. Target: 813.
R15: R O D E N T V I C (conundrum)


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Round 1: H M N A E I R K T

John: MANKIER (7)
Pete: THINKER (7)
DC: RAMEKIN (7)
OT: HITMAKER (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: P F S O A R L G U

John: GROUPS (6)
Pete: FLOURS (6)
DC: PARLOUS (7)
OT: POLUGARS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 9, 5, 10, 8, 8. Target: 145.

John: 145. ((8 / (10 - 8)) + 25) x 5 (10)
Pete: -
Score: 23–13 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: HEADBOILS -> ABOLISHED

Round 4: T R D I A E G B I

John: BRIGADE (7)
Pete: garage
DC: ABRIDGE (7) DIATRIBE (8)
OT: DIGERATI (8)
Score: 30–13 (max 34)

Round 5: D R T F O E I S D

John: FORTIES (7)
Pete: FROSTED (7)
DC: TODDIES (7)
OT: DEFROST (7) DRIFTED (7) EDITORS (7) FODDERS (7) FOISTED (7) FOREDID (7) FROSTIE (7) ROSITED (7) SORTIED (7) STEROID (7) STORIED (7) TRIODES (7)
Score: 37–20 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 3, 10, 1, 7, 6. Target: 797.

John: 797. (((6 x 7) - 10) x 25) - 3 (10)
Pete: 793.
Score: 47–20 (max 51)

Colin talks about some sporting curses, starting with the baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, along with the "Curse of the Billy Goat" which until recently was the longest curse until the Chicago Cubs won the World Series recently.

Round 7: L S P A E O N D Z

John: PLANES (6)
Pete: PLANED (6)
DC: DAPSONE (7) NOPALES (7)
OT: NESPOLA (7) PALONES (7) PEDALOS (7)
Score: 53–26 (max 58)

Round 8: P U T A I R S T E

John: UPSTART (7)
Pete: PASTIER (7)
DC: PUTTERS (7) PATTERS (7) TRAIPSE (7) PARTIES (7)
OT: UPSTATER (8)
Score: 60–33 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 75, 50, 100, 4, 5. Target: 143.

John: 143. 100 + 50 - ((75 / 25) + 4) (10)
Pete: 143. 100 + 50 - ((75 / 25) + 4) (10)
Score: 70–43 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: ACUTEGOAL -> CATALOGUE

Round 10: R I N L O A N V E

John: OVERLAIN (8)
Pete: OVERLAIN (8)
OT: ENVIRONAL (18) NORVALINE (18)
Score: 78–51 (max 94)

Round 11: N T C O A N I O E

John: ENACTION (8)
Pete: cantine
DC: ACONITE (7)
OT: CONATION (8) OCTONIAN (8)
Score: 86–51 (max 102)

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

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

John: MEADOWS (7)
Pete: SWARMED (7)
DC: MISREAD (7) ADMIRES (7) RADOMES (7)
OT: ADROWSE (7) AIRSOME (7) DEWORMS (7) DOWRIES (7) MIAOWED (7) MIDEARS (7) MISDOER (7) MISDRAW (7) MISDREW (7) MISWORD (7) MOIDERS (7) MOWDERS (7) MOWDIES (7) RADIOES (7) REDOWAS (7) ROADIES (7) ROWDIES (7) SIDEARM (7) WEIRDOS (7) WORDIES (7)
Score: 93–58 (max 109)

Round 13: R T J A E O S L C

John: SECTORAL (8)
Pete: CLARETS (7)
OT: CROTALES (8) LOCATERS (8)
Score: 101–58 (max 117)

Round 14: 100, 3, 7, 5, 4, 2. Target: 813.

John: 813. ((5 + 3) x 100) + 7 + 4 + 2 (10)
Pete: 813. ((5 + 3) x 100) + 7 + 4 + 2 (10)
Score: 111–68 (max 127)

Round 15: R O D E N T V I C

John buzzes on 22.25 seconds to say CONTRIVED which is correct.
Final Score: 121–68 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 121
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 88
Raw % of max - 88
Total average score per round - 8.1
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 9

Pete:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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