Wednesday 8th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 22)

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Wednesday 8th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 22)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:55 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 8 February 2017.

C1: Champion Carl Whitby (1 win, 90 points.) A bus driver from Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Rosie Twells. A PGC student from Melbourne, Derbyshire. She played football as a central midfielder for Derby County Ladies when she was younger.
DC: Susie Dent and Iwan Thomas.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T S R I O I P Y R
R02: T B D E I U F O P
R03: 25, 3, 9, 4, 1, 1. Target: 422.
TTT: WORSEDINS - "The people outside made the worst of dins. Such noisy behaviour!"
R04: F D Q E I E R H A
R05: L P D E A I N R S
R06: 75, 50, 10, 10, 7, 1. Target: 943.
R07: W S N E O E L H N
R08: S G J O E A T R P
R09: 75, 1, 9, 9, 8, 1. Target: 597.
TTT: TELEPHONY - "No telephones are involved; just think about the carrier."
R10: S G R E A S E I D
R11: R N C E O A M V L
R12: R T N O A T U Z S
R13: M G T E A E M T O
R14: 50, 75, 4, 7, 9, 10. Target: 431.
R15: T E E M N A G E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S R I O I P Y R

Carl: SPORTY (6)
Rosie: STORY (5)
DC: SPIRIT (6) PRIORITY (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T B D E I U F O P

Carl: DEPOT (5)
Rosie: TIED (4)
DC: POUTED (6) FOETID (6) OUTBID (6)
OT: PODITE (6) POUFED (6)
Score: 11–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 3, 9, 4, 1, 1. Target: 422.

Carl: -
Rosie: -
RR: 422. ((((1 + 1) x 4) + 9) x 25) - 3 (10)
Score: 11–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: WORSEDINS -> ROWDINESS

Round 4: F D Q E I E R H A

Carl: FAIRED (6)
Rosie: HEARD (5)
DC: HEADIER (7) HEADFIRE (8)
Score: 17–0 (max 32)

Round 5: L P D E A I N R S

Carl: DENIAL (6)
Rosie: SPRAINED (8)
DC: ISLANDER (8) PRALINES (8)
OT: PARSLIED (8) PEDRAILS (8) PREDIALS (8) SPANDREL (8)
Score: 17–8 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 50, 10, 10, 7, 1. Target: 943.

Carl: 943. ((10 + 10 - 1) x 50) - 7 (10)
Rosie: 935.
Score: 27–8 (max 50)

Iwan talks about trying to get back into the athlete's village at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Round 7: W S N E O E L H N

Carl: WHEELS (6)
Rosie: WHEELS (6)
OT: LEONES (6) LOWENS (6) NELSON (6) NEWELS (6) NOWHEN (6) SHONEN (6) WHOLES (6)
Score: 33–14 (max 56)

Round 8: S G J O E A T R P

Carl: PASTOR (6)
Rosie: GATORS (6)
DC: TOERAGS (7) PORTAGES (8)
OT: POTAGERS (8)
Score: 39–20 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 1, 9, 9, 8, 1. Target: 597.

Carl: 597. (75 x 8) - (9 / 9) - 1 - 1 (10)
Rosie: 597. (75 x 8) - (9 / 9) - 1 - 1 (10)
Score: 49–30 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TELEPHONY -> POLYTHENE

Round 10: S G R E A S E I D

Carl: DISAGREES (18)
Rosie: DISAGREES (18)
Score: 67–48 (max 92)

Round 11: R N C E O A M V L

Carl: MOANER (6)
Rosie: REMOVAL (7)
DC: ROMANCE (7) OVERMAN (7)
OT: CORNMEAL (8) NOVERCAL (8)
Score: 67–55 (max 100)

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

Round 12: R T N O A T U Z S

Carl: TROUT (5)
Rosie: STOAT (5)
DC: OUTRAN (6) TAUNTS (6) TRUANTS (7)
OT: OUTRANTS (8)
Score: 72–60 (max 108)

Round 13: M G T E A E M T O

Carl: MOAT (4)
Rosie: GAME (4)
DC: TOTEM (5) GAMETE (6)
OT: TAGMEME (7)
Score: 76–64 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 75, 4, 7, 9, 10. Target: 431.

Carl: 433. (9 x 50) - 10 - 7 (7)
Rosie: 433. (9 x 50) - 10 - 7 (7)
RR: 431. (7 x 50) + 75 + 10 - 4 (10)
Score: 83–71 (max 125)

Round 15: T E E M N A G E R

Rosie buzzes on 9.25 seconds to say GERMENATE which is incorrect.
Carl does not buzz.
The answer was AGREEMENT.
Final Score: 83–71 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Carl:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

Rosie:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

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