Wednesday 7th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 98)

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Wednesday 7th December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 98)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 December 2016.

C1: Champion John Shaw (7 wins, 678 points.) A capital cost co-ordinator for a brewing company from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
C2: Challenger Matthew McLane. A customer care assistant from Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S P M O U I D L E
R02: H S A O R L E B T
R03: 100, 75, 50, 25, 9, 1. Target: 830.
TTT: NIGELISNT - "Nigel isn't distracted; he's paying careful attention to every word."
R04: G I V D A S N O R
R05: N X P M I O E A Y
R06: 25, 9, 9, 3, 8, 4. Target: 222.
R07: S F G I E U T L G
R08: N E L T I R R E S
R09: 75, 25, 100, 50, 4, 3. Target: 106.
TTT: HATESROCK - "He hates a stick of rock, but he loves a good biscuit."
R10: T L O V T E N U D
R11: M C T O A E M A S
R12: E P N I F W E N R
R13: T B S C A O I R A
R14: 75, 3, 9, 3, 8, 5. Target: 584.
R15: I T C H Y N I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S P M O U I D L E

John: IMPLODES (8)
Matthew: IMPLODES (8)
DC: IMPULSE (7)
OT: DISPLUME (8) MODULISE (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: H S A O R L E B T

John: BLATHERS (8)
Matthew: BLOATERS (8)
OT: BROTHELS (8) HALBERTS (8) LOATHERS (8) RATHOLES (8) RETABLOS (8) SORTABLE (8) STORABLE (8)
Score: 16–16 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 25, 9, 1. Target: 830.

John: 828. (9 x 100) - 75 + (50 / 25) + 1 (7)
Matthew: 825.
RR: 830. ((75 - (50 / 25)) x (9 + 1)) + 100 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NIGELISNT -> LISTENING

Round 4: G I V D A S N O R

John: ROVINGS (7)
Matthew: SOARING (7)
DC: ADORING (7)
OT: ROADINGS (8)
Score: 30–23 (max 34)

Round 5: N X P M I O E A Y

John: MOPANE (6)
Matthew: PIANO (5)
DC: PIEMAN (6) YEOMAN (6) IXNAY (5)
OT: PANMIXY (7)
Score: 36–23 (max 41)

Round 6: 25, 9, 9, 3, 8, 4. Target: 222.

John: 222. (25 x 8) + (9 x 3) - (9 - 4) (10)
Matthew: 222. (9 x 25) - 3 (10)
Score: 46–33 (max 51)

Colin talks about the curse of Birmingham City's St. Andrew's Stadium involving Romany gypsies.

Round 7: S F G I E U T L G

John: UGLIEST (7)
Matthew: FLUTES (6)
DC: FUGLIEST (8) FUGGIEST (8)
Score: 53–33 (max 59)

Round 8: N E L T I R R E S

John: NESTLER (7)
Matthew: RELENTS (7)
DC: LISTENER (8) REINSERT (8) TINSEL (6)
OT: ENLISTER (8) INSERTER (8) REINTERS (8) RELINERS (8) RELISTEN (8) RENTIERS (8) TERRINES (8)
Score: 60–40 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 25, 100, 50, 4, 3. Target: 106.

John: 106. 4 + 3 - ((50 + 25) / 75) + 100 (10)
Matthew: 106. (50 / 2) + 4 + 100 (10)
Score: 70–50 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: HATESROCK -> SHORTCAKE

Round 10: T L O V T E N U D

John: outlend
Matthew: UNLOVED (7)
DC: NUTTED (6)
OT: VOLUTED (7)
Score: 70–57 (max 84)

Round 11: M C T O A E M A S

John: STEAM (5)
Matthew: COMMAS (6)
DC: MASCOT (6)
OT: METASOMA (8)
Score: 70–63 (max 92)

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

Round 12: E P N I F W E N R

John: WINNER (6)
Matthew: WINNER (6)
DC: REFINE (6) REPINE (6)
OT: NERINE (6) PENNER (6) PERFIN (6) PERINE (6) PINENE (6) PINNER (6) WIENER (6)
Score: 76–69 (max 98)

Round 13: T B S C A O I R A

John: abatoirs
Matthew: tiaras (declared as 7)
DC: ACROBATS (8)
OT: ABACTORS (8) AIRBOATS (8)
Score: 76–69 (max 106)

Round 14: 75, 3, 9, 3, 8, 5. Target: 584.

John: 584. (75 - (5 - 3)) x 8 (10)
Matthew: 585.
Score: 86–69 (max 116)

Round 15: I T C H Y N I T E

John buzzes on 8.5 seconds to say ETHNICITY which is correct.
Final Score: 96–69 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 7

Matthew:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

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