Thursday 2nd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 18)

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Thursday 2nd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 18)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:09 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 2 February 2017.

C1: Champion Elliott Mack (5 wins, 495 points.) An administrative assistant from Reigate, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Irene Wilson. A retired civil servant from Darlington, County Durham. She has 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She had never flown until she was 57, but made her first flight going to Los Angeles. She previously appeared on the show in Series 62, losing 93-77 to the lovely Heather Badcock.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M T H I A E D H S
R02: B V N U E R U S O
R03: 25, 6, 8, 5, 4, 3. Target: 690.
TTT: NOTEATGUM - "You'll not be eating gum; you'll be eating all your vegetables."
R04: R F Z I E D C O P
R05: T D G A I O P G U
R06: 25, 7, 7, 1, 5, 10. Target: 351.
R07: N M R E A I G T S
R08: L V R O E D A K D
R09: 75, 5, 1, 6, 8, 4. Target: 646.
TTT: CHASPITTA - "Chas wanted pitta bread, but he had to settle for these instead."
R10: J S T E A F S O L
R11: R Q S E U I T A R
R12: M W N O A T R E A
R13: S C T O U E N P S
R14: 50, 8, 5, 7, 1, 6. Target: 243.
R15: I G O W A L N U T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M T H I A E D H S

Elliott: MASHED (6)
Irene: MASTED (6)
DC: ATHEISM (7) SHITHEAD (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: B V N U E R U S O

Elliott: NERVOUS (7)
Irene: BONUS (5)
DC: SUBORNE (7)
OT: BOURNES (7) BURNOUS (7) UNROBES (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 8, 5, 4, 3. Target: 690.

Elliott: 690. ((3 x 25) - 6) x (8 / 4) x 5 (10)
Irene: -
Score: 23–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: NOTEATGUM -> MANGETOUT

Round 4: R F Z I E D C O P

Elliott: FORCED (6)
Irene: COPIED (6)
DC: PERCOID (7)
Score: 29–12 (max 32)

Round 5: T D G A I O P G U

Elliott: POUT (4)
Irene: outpaid
DC: UTOPIA (6)
OT: AGOUTI (6)
Score: 33–12 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 7, 7, 1, 5, 10. Target: 351.

Elliott: 350.
Irene: 351. ((7 + 7) x 25) + 1 (10)
Score: 33–22 (max 48)

Alexis talks about Frank Abignale, Jr., whose life was immortalised in the film, Catch Me If You Can.

Round 7: N M R E A I G T S

Elliott: MASTERING (18)
Irene: MASTERING (18)
DC: EMIGRANTS (18) STREAMING (18)
OT: REMASTING (18)
Score: 51–40 (max 66)

Round 8: L V R O E D A K D

Elliott: RELOAD (6)
Irene: LOADED (6)
DC: ADORED (6) LADDER (6) ADVOKED (7)
Score: 57–46 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 5, 1, 6, 8, 4. Target: 646.

Elliott: 645. ((8 + 1) x 75) - (5 x 6) (7)
Irene: -
RR: 646. ((75 + 5) x 8) + 6 (10)
Score: 64–46 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: CHASPITTA -> CHAPATTIS

Round 10: J S T E A F S O L

Elliott: JOSTLES (7)
Irene: FLOATS (6)
DC: FALSEST (7) FATLESS (7)
OT: AJOSTLE (7) FOLATES (7)
Score: 71–46 (max 90)

Round 11: R Q S E U I T A R

Elliott: QUARTERS (8)
Irene: SQUARER (7)
DC: SQUIRTER (8)
OT: QUARTIERS (18)
Score: 79–46 (max 108)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Jack Russell" dog and "Granny Smith" apple.

Round 12: M W N O A T R E A

Elliott: MANTRA (6)
Irene: ORNATE (6)
DC: WATERMAN (8)
Score: 85–52 (max 116)

Round 13: S C T O U E N P S

Elliott: COUNTESS (8)
Irene: SCOUTS (6)
DC: POUNCES (7) CONTUSES (8)
Score: 93–52 (max 124)

Round 14: 50, 8, 5, 7, 1, 6. Target: 243.

Elliott: 243. (5 x 50) - (8 - ((6 + 1) / 7)) (10)
Irene: 243. (5 x 50) - 7 (10)
Score: 103–62 (max 134)

Round 15: I G O W A L N U T

Elliott buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say OUTLAWING which is correct.
Final Score: 113–62 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Elliott:
Total score - 113
Raw score - 120
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.5
Raw average score per round - 8.0
Number of maxes - 7

Irene:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
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