Thursday 9th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 23)

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Thursday 9th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 23)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 9 February 2017.

C1: Champion Carl Whitby (2 wins, 173 points.) A bus driver from Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Peter Brinkley. A head of security at the University of Surrey from Ringwood, Hampshire. He's originally from Liverpool, and is an Everton supporter. One of his favourite places is Burbo Bank, where Antony Gormley's statues are on the beach. He previously appeared on the show in Series 47, losing 85-69 to octochamp Brenda Jolley, and then played against Debbie Haycock, in a police officer special the following year.
DC: Susie Dent and Iwan Thomas.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N P F O U E W R S
R02: B S T A E V A I L
R03: 100, 3, 7, 5, 10, 7. Target: 949.
TTT: RICKSTAUT - "Rick's clothing is very taut; he doesn't look particularly good in this."
R04: D N L E U A V N O
R05: T M S D A E A S R
R06: 25, 100, 7, 6, 9, 2. Target: 942.
R07: H N P I E I D P E
R08: Y N T O I E X U S
R09: 50, 2, 3, 1, 5, 3. Target: 196.
TTT: TEPIDFIRE - "Frightened to death of being turned into stone."
R10: E U A C N S G U R
R11: G R Q D I E O L T
R12: G T R M A E E T I
R13: L B D R O A E T Z
R14: 75, 50, 9, 4, 10, 2. Target: 173.
R15: Q U I T E S O U R (conundrum)


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Round 1: N P F O U E W R S

Carl: SWORN (5)
Peter: FROWNS (6)
DC: UNPOWERS (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: B S T A E V A I L

Carl: BEAST (5)
Peter: VITALS (6)
DC: SALIVATE (8) BESTIAL (7)
OT: ABLATIVES (18)
Score: 0–12 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 3, 7, 5, 10, 7. Target: 949.

Carl: 949. (10 x 100) - ((7 x 7) + 5 - 3) (10)
Peter: 955.
Score: 10–12 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: RICKSTAUT -> TRACKSUIT

Round 4: D N L E U A V N O

Carl: VALUED (6)
Peter: UNLOVED (7)
OT: UNLADEN (7)
Score: 10–19 (max 43)

Round 5: T M S D A E A S R

Carl: tasered
Peter: MASTERS (7)
DC: AMASSED (7) SMARTED (7)
OT: ASSARTED (8) MADRASES (8)
Score: 10–26 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 100, 7, 6, 9, 2. Target: 942.

Carl: 942. (9 x 100) + (6 x 7) (10)
Peter: 942. (9 x 100) + (6 x 7) (10)
Score: 20–36 (max 61)

Iwan talks about his time at university, specifically at Fresher's Week.

Round 7: H N P I E I D P E

Carl: NIPPED (6)
Peter: HIPPIE (6)
DC: PIPED (5)
OT: HEINIE (6) HIPPED (6) NIPPID (6) PEINED (6) PENEID (6) PENIDE (6)
Score: 26–42 (max 67)

Round 8: Y N T O I E X U S

Carl: STONE (5)
Peter: UNTIES (6)
DC: TOXINS (6) EXITUS (6)
OT: NEOIST (6) NOIXES (6) OUTENS (6) OUTIES (6) OXINES (6) SEXTON (6) SNOUTY (6) UNISEX (6) UNITES (6) UNSEXY (6)
Score: 26–48 (max 73)

Round 9: 50, 2, 3, 1, 5, 3. Target: 196.

Carl: 196. ((3 + 1) x 50) - (5 - 3 + 2) (10)
Peter: 196. ((1 + 3) x 50) - ((5 + 3) / 2) (10)
Score: 36–58 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: TEPIDFIRE -> PETRIFIED

Round 10: E U A C N S G U R

Carl: CARES (5)
Peter: UNCAGES (7)
DC: AUGURS (6)
Score: 36–65 (max 90)

Round 11: G R Q D I E O L T

Carl: TOILED (6)
Peter: LODGER (6)
DC: GLORIED (7) GODLIER (7)
OT: GOITRED (7) RIDGLET (7) RIGOLET (7)
Score: 42–71 (max 97)

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

Round 12: G T R M A E E T I

Carl: METRE (5)
Peter: MEATIER (7)
DC: EMIGRATE (8) RAGTIME (7)
OT: AIGRETTE (8) MATTIERE (8)
Score: 42–78 (max 105)

Round 13: L B D R O A E T Z

Carl: BORED (5)
Peter: BOLDER (6)
DC: BLOATER (7) BLOATED (7)
OT: ABORTED (7) DELATOR (7) LEOTARD (7) RETABLO (7)
Score: 42–84 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 50, 9, 4, 10, 2. Target: 173.

Carl: 173. (75 x 2) + 10 + 9 + 4 (10)
Peter: 172.
Score: 52–84 (max 122)

Round 15: Q U I T E S O U R

Carl buzzes on 27 seconds to say EQUISITOR which is incorrect.
Peter does not buzz.
The answer was TURQUOISE.
Final Score: 52–84 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Carl:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Peter:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 6

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