Thursday 16th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 28)

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Thursday 16th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 28)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 16 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (2 wins, 206 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Felan Hennigan. An executive chef from Twycross, Leicestershire. He runs the restaurant at West Bromwich Albion's ground. He did a tandem skydive on his first ever trip in a plane.
DC: Susie Dent and Rick Astley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L M E A T G I D R
R02: S U A F T E P Q I
R03: 7, 9, 3, 4, 10, 1. Target: 245.
TTT: HASHPIPES - "All's in good order, like the south-west city."
R04: R O D C A V I D A
R05: P B U O W L E N R
R06: 75, 1, 6, 4, 9, 8. Target: 869.
R07: M R I U S K O E R
R08: N I S O M N A D L
R09: 4, 10, 6, 8, 2, 1. Target: 833.
TTT: MILESMORE - "He knows miles more facts about wine than you. "
R10: T S I U D O L T E
R11: P S U I R S O J T
R12: B P U E T H A E S
R13: N D A I T N A L O
R14: 75, 2, 10, 4, 6, 1. Target: 914.
R15: T H O N G W I N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: L M E A T G I D R

Wesley: MIGRATED (8)
Felan: MALTIER (7)
DC: TRAILED (7) LIGATED (7)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S U A F T E P Q I

Wesley: PIQUES (6)
Felan: QUIET (5)
DC: PIQUETS (7)
OT: PEQUIAS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 7, 9, 3, 4, 10, 1. Target: 245.

Wesley: 244. ((9 - 1) x 3 x 10) + 4 (7)
Felan: 249.
RR: 245. (10 - 3) x 7 x (4 + 1) (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HASHPIPES -> SHIPSHAPE

Round 4: R O D C A V I D A

Wesley: CAVIAR (6)
Felan: AVOID (5)
DC: RADIO (5)
OT: ACAROID (7)
Score: 27–0 (max 32)

Round 5: P B U O W L E N R

Wesley: BOWLER (6)
Felan: reblown
DC: PLEURON (7)
OT: UNPOWER (7)
Score: 33–0 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 1, 6, 4, 9, 8. Target: 869.

Wesley: -
Felan: 873. Mistake in working.
RR: 869. ((((9 - 6) x 75) - 8) x 4) + 1 (10)
Score: 33–0 (max 49)

Rick talks about an incident at the World Music Awards in Monaco involving Bond girls Britt Ekland and Ursula Andress.

Round 7: M R I U S K O E R

Wesley: MUSKIER (7)
Felan: MOUSIER (7)
DC: IRKSOME (7)
OT: MORSURE (7) MURKIER (7) MUSIKER (7) ROUEISM (7) SMIRKER (7) SMOKIER (7)
Score: 40–7 (max 56)

Round 8: N I S O M N A D L

Wesley: NOMINAL (7)
Felan: DOMAINS (7)
DC: MANDOLINS (18)
Score: 47–14 (max 74)

Round 9: 4, 10, 6, 8, 2, 1. Target: 833.

Wesley: 836. (((8 - 1) x 6) x 2 x 10) - 4 (7)
Felan: 830. Mistake in working.
RR: 833. (8 x 4 x ((2 x 10) + 6)) + 1 (10)
Score: 54–14 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: MILESMORE -> SOMMELIER

Round 10: T S I U D O L T E

Wesley: DILUTES (7)
Felan: LOUDEST (7)
DC: SOLITUDE (8)
Score: 61–21 (max 92)

Round 11: P S U I R S O J T

Wesley: SPROUTS (7)
Felan: SPROUTS (7)
DC: JOUSTS (6) PURISTS (7)
OT: JURISTS (7) PISTOUS (7) PORTUIS (7) PROSIST (7) SPRUITS (7) STUPORS (7) SUITORS (7)
Score: 68–28 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words that have come in from abroad, but have had their original meanings altered.

Round 12: B P U E T H A E S

Wesley: UPBEAT (6)
Felan: BEATS (5)
DC: UPBEATS (7)
Score: 74–28 (max 106)

Round 13: N D A I T N A L O

Wesley: NATIONAL (8)
Felan: lotion
OT: ADNATION (8)
Score: 82–28 (max 114)

Round 14: 75, 2, 10, 4, 6, 1. Target: 914.

Wesley: 914. ((10 + 2) x (75 + 1)) + 6 - 4 (10)
Felan: 911.
Score: 92–28 (max 124)

Round 15: T H O N G W I N G

Wesley buzzes on 18.25 seconds to say NIGHTGOWN which is correct.
Final Score: 102–28 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Felan:
Total score - 28
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 21
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 1.9
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 2

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