Friday 2nd December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 95)

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Friday 2nd December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 95)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 2 December 2016.

C1: Champion John Shaw (4 wins, 408 points.) A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
C2: Challenger Shirley Robb. A self-employed drama teacher from Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. She used to be an entertainment officer on ships, where she would meet her future husband.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S Q I U M L P E T
R02: N V D S O A I B E
R03: 75, 25, 50, 100, 8, 10. Target: 950.
TTT: HISGARDEN - "He decorated his meal with some parsley from the garden."
R04: M G T S U O A X I
R05: S P H E A U T D F
R06: 75, 9, 3, 8, 5, 1. Target: 717.
R07: R M T E I U W D A
R08: L N C T O E A H E
R09: 50, 75, 100, 25, 3, 7. Target: 352.
TTT: SOLOMINCE - "My word! You don't have to dash; use this instead."
R10: Y N R N I O A R E
R11: D K P R A I U T E
R12: M N S G O E A D I
R13: T B N C E A A T S
R14: 75, 6, 9, 1, 8, 8. Target: 714.
R15: N I P P E R R A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S Q I U M L P E T

John: IMPULSE (7)
Shirley: LUMPIEST (8)
DC: LIMPETS (7)
OT: PLUMIEST (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: N V D S O A I B E

John: BOVINES (7)
Shirley: BANDIES (7)
OT: ADONISE (7) ANODISE (7) EVASION (7) INVADES (7) NAEVOID (7)
Score: 7–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 50, 100, 8, 10. Target: 950.

John: 950. (100 x 10) - 50 (10)
Shirley: 950. (100 x 10) - 50 (10)
Score: 17–25 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HISGARDEN -> GARNISHED

Round 4: M G T S U O A X I

John: AXIOMS (6)
Shirley: AXIOMS (6)
DC: AGOUTIS (7)
OT: MOUGATS (7)
Score: 23–31 (max 32)

Round 5: S P H E A U T D F

John: UPDATES (7)
Shirley: PHASED (6)
DC: DUSTHEAP (8)
Score: 30–31 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 9, 3, 8, 5, 1. Target: 717.

John: 717. ((75 + 5) x 9) - 3 (10)
Shirley: -
Score: 40–31 (max 50)

Colin talks about more sporting curses, this time involving the Australian football team and a witch doctor.

Round 7: R M T E I U W D A

John: MATURED (7)
Shirley: WAITER (6)
DC: MURIATE (7) WARTIME (7)
OT: MIDWATER (8) MUDIRATE (8) TIMEWARD (8)
Score: 47–31 (max 58)

Round 8: L N C T O E A H E

John: CHEAT (5)
Shirley: TEACH (5)
DC: CLOTHE (6) CHELATE (7)
OT: ACETONE (7) CHALONE (7) CHOLENT (7) ECHELON (7) ETHANOL (7) LACTONE (7) LATENCE (7) LOCATEE (7) TELECON (7)
Score: 52–36 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 75, 100, 25, 3, 7. Target: 352.

John: 353. (3 x 100) + 50 + (75 / 25) (7)
Shirley: 353. (50 x 7) + 3 (7)
RR: 352. (50 x 7) + 3 - ((100 - 75) / 25) (10)
Score: 59–43 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: SOLOMINCE -> SEMICOLON

Round 10: Y N R N I O A R E

John: ANION (5)
Shirley: RAINY (5)
DC: ANNOYER (7)
OT: RAYONNE (7)
Score: 64–48 (max 82)

Round 11: D K P R A I U T E

John: PIRATED (7)
Shirley: taupier
DC: UPRATED (7) PRATED (6)
OT: DIPTERA (7) PARTIED (7) TRAIKED (7)
Score: 71–48 (max 89)

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

Round 12: M N S G O E A D I

John: DAEMONS (7)
Shirley: SIGNED (6)
DC: AGONISED (8) DOMAINES (8) MANGOES (7)
OT: DIAGNOSE (8) NOMADISE (8) SMIDGEON (8)
Score: 78–48 (max 97)

Round 13: T B N C E A A T S

John: BATTENS (7)
Shirley: ABATES (6)
OT: ACTANTS (7) CATENAS (7) NETCAST (7)
Score: 85–48 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 6, 9, 1, 8, 8. Target: 714.

John: 714. ((75 + 6) x 9) - (8 + 8 - 1) (10)
Shirley: -
Score: 95–48 (max 114)

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

John buzzes on 1.25 seconds to say "Is it PA...,, no it's not, sorry", which is incorrect.
Shirley buzzes on 10.25 seconds to say PREPARING which is correct.
Final Score: 95–58 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 77
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Shirley:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 66
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

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