Friday 3rd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 19)

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Friday 3rd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 19)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 3 February 2017.

C1: Champion Elliott Mack (6 wins, 608 points.) An administrative assistant from Reigate, Surrey.
C2: Challenger John Edge. A retired teacher from Broadstairs, Kent. He's currently writing his own short stories. He's also learning to be a glider pilot.
DC: Susie Dent and Alexis Conran.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S T E I E L S T
R02: R T L U O I P R Q
R03: 100, 5, 4, 3, 7, 8. Target: 986.
TTT: STEVEISIN - "Steve is in a very delicate mood today, and is easily upset."
R04: R N T E I U S V A
R05: D P C U I E L N L
R06: 50, 100, 4, 7, 8, 5. Target: 422.
R07: W D H A O A D F J
R08: G R N S O A E O N
R09: 75, 8, 10, 9, 1, 5. Target: 598.
TTT: LEECRYING - "Is Lee really crying? No, he's an actor; he uses this."
R10: R Z F E I A S V I
R11: R P Y E O E N H M
R12: L S G A O E T W A
R13: T M R I E I C A N
R14: 100, 50, 9, 1, 1, 5. Target: 582.
R15: C U D D L I I E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S T E I E L S T

Elliott: TIRELESS (8)
John: TIRELESS (8)
DC: RETITLES (8) TRESTLES (8)
OT: LEISTERS (8) SETTLERS (8) SLITTERS (8) STERLETS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: R T L U O I P R Q

Elliott: PRIOR (5)
John: PILOT (5)
DC: LIQUOR (6) POILU (5)
OT: IRRUPT (6) PRURIT (6)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 5, 4, 3, 7, 8. Target: 986.

Elliott: 987. ((7 + 3) x 100) - 8 - 5 (7)
John: 983.
RR: 986. ((100 x 5) - 7) x (8 / 4) (10)
Score: 20–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: STEVEISIN -> SENSITIVE

Round 4: R N T E I U S V A

Elliott: RETAINS (7)
John: VARIES (6)
DC: VAUNTERS (8)
OT: RUINATES (8) UNRIVETS (8) URANITES (8) URINATES (8) VENTURIS (8)
Score: 27–13 (max 32)

Round 5: D P C U I E L N L

Elliott: PENCIL (6)
John: PULLED (6)
DC: LUPINE (6) UNPILLED (8)
OT: PELLUCID (8)
Score: 33–19 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 100, 4, 7, 8, 5. Target: 422.

Elliott: 422. ((100 + 8) x 4) - (50 / 5) (10)
John: 420.
Score: 43–19 (max 50)

Alexis talks about his work in the "Take 5" campaign.

Round 7: W D H A O A D F J

Elliott: HAD (3)
John: WOAD (4)
DC: HADDA (5)
OT: DADAH (5) WHODA (5)
Score: 43–23 (max 55)

Round 8: G R N S O A E O N

Elliott: ORANGES (7)
John: ORANGES (7)
DC: OREGANO (7)
OT: ORGANONS (8)
Score: 50–30 (max 63)

Round 9: 75, 8, 10, 9, 1, 5. Target: 598.

Elliott: 598. (8 x 75) - (10 / 5) (10)
John: 598. (8 x 75) - (10 - 9 + 1) (10)
Score: 60–40 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: LEECRYING -> GLYCERINE

Round 10: R Z F E I A S V I

Elliott: FAIRIES (7)
John: VARIES (6)
DC: VIZIERS (7)
Score: 67–40 (max 80)

Round 11: R P Y E O E N H M

Elliott: MONEY (5)
John: PHONEY (6)
DC: PHONEME (7)
OT: HYPERON (7) MONEYER (7) MYNHEER (7) PHENOME (7) ROMENEY (7)
Score: 67–46 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some human body eponyms.

Round 12: L S G A O E T W A

Elliott: WASTAGE (7)
John: WASTAGE (7)
DC: STOWAGE (7) LEGATOS (7)
OT: AGELAST (7) ALGATES (7) GELATOS (7) LASTAGE (7) LOWAGES (7) TOWAGES (7)
Score: 74–53 (max 94)

Round 13: T M R I E I C A N

Elliott: CERTAIN (7)
John: METRIC (6)
DC: CRIMINATE (18)
Score: 81–53 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 50, 9, 1, 1, 5. Target: 582.

Elliott: 585. ((5 + 1) x (100 - 1)) - 9 (7)
John: -
RR: 582. (100 x 5) + ((50 - 9) x (1 + 1)) (10)
Score: 88–53 (max 122)

Round 15: C U D D L I I E R

Elliott buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say RIDICULED which is correct.
Final Score: 98–53 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Elliott:
Total score - 98
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 74
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

John:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

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