Friday 17th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 29)

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Friday 17th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 29)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:35 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 17 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (3 wins, 308 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Mike Brooker-Jones. A barman from Salisbury, Wiltshire. He's an adrenaline junkie, although he almost fell down a cliff after only grabbing onto a root up the side and preparing for the worst...
DC: Susie Dent and Rick Astley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T W U A R M E N G
R02: N I O S R A Y C E
R03: 8, 10, 6, 3, 3, 1. Target: 179.
TTT: PORTERMAY - "He started working as a porter in May, but it wasn't a permanent job."
R04: T H O A R I T S A
R05: T R E I V H O S L
R06: 50, 9, 8, 1, 1, 9. Target: 710.
R07: S X U E P T I D L
R08: A U N M I N Q E S
R09: 6, 4, 2, 7, 1, 8. Target: 497.
TTT: ONECLARET - "One large glass of claret doesn't affect him; he's built up this."
R10: A O B N L U T N I
R11: D S E U F M I T S
R12: D G O E R U N M O
R13: R D I A P B O D T
R14: 100, 50, 7, 9, 2, 4. Target: 834.
R15: T R Y I N O V E N (conundrum)


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Round 1: T W U A R M E N G

Wesley: AUGMENT (7)
Mike: MANGER (6)
DC: ARGUMENT (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N I O S R A Y C E

Wesley: SCENARIO (8)
Mike: CRAYONS (7)
DC: CRONIES (7) ARSENIC (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 8, 10, 6, 3, 3, 1. Target: 179.

Wesley: 179. (6 x 3 x 10) - 1 (10)
Mike: 179. (6 x 3 x 10) - 1 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: PORTERMAY -> TEMPORARY

Round 4: T H O A R I T S A

Wesley: THROATS (7)
Mike: ARTIST (6)
DC: SITAR (5)
OT: ATHIRST (7) ORATIST (7) RATSHIT (7) RATTISH (7) RIATTAS (7) SHARIAT (7) STRIATA (7) TAIHOAS (7) TIRTHAS (7) TOTARAS (7)
Score: 32–10 (max 33)

Round 5: T R E I V H O S L

Wesley: OVERHITS (8)
Mike: RIVETS (6)
DC: HOSTILE (7)
OT: VERTISOL (8)
Score: 40–10 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 9, 8, 1, 1, 9. Target: 710.

Wesley: -
Mike: -
RR: 710. ((9 x 8) - 1) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 40–10 (max 51)

Rick talks about his big breakthrough with Never Gonna Give You Up in 1987.

Round 7: S X U E P T I D L

Wesley: DISPUTE (7)
Mike: SPITED (6)
OT: DILUTES (7) DUPLETS (7) STIPULE (7)
Score: 47–10 (max 58)

Round 8: A U N M I N Q E S

Wesley: SEQUIN (6)
Mike: MINES (5)
DC: MANNIES (7) QUEANS (6)
OT: MENINAS (7)
Score: 53–10 (max 65)

Round 9: 6, 4, 2, 7, 1, 8. Target: 497.

Wesley: 497. (((8 + 4) x 6) - 1) x 7 (10)
Mike: -
Score: 63–10 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ONECLARET -> TOLERANCE

Round 10: A O B N L U T N I

Wesley: ABLUTION (8)
Mike: ABLUTION (8)
OT: ABUTILON (8) LUNATION (8)
Score: 71–18 (max 83)

Round 11: D S E U F M I T S

Wesley: FEUDISTS (8)
Mike: mustiest
DC: MISUSED (7) DEMISTS (7)
Score: 79–18 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more "brought in" words.

Round 12: D G O E R U N M O

Wesley: UNGROOMED (18)
Mike: mounder
DC: UNDERGO (7)
Score: 97–18 (max 109)

Round 13: R D I A P B O D T

Wesley: RADIO (5)
Mike: BROAD (5)
DC: PAROTID (7)
OT: RABDOID (7)
Score: 102–23 (max 116)

Round 14: 100, 50, 7, 9, 2, 4. Target: 834.

Wesley: -
Mike: 836. (9 x 100) - 50 - (7 x 2) (7)
RR: 834. (4 x 2 x (100 - (9 - 7))) + 50 (10)
Score: 102–30 (max 126)

Round 15: T R Y I N O V E N

No one buzzes. The answer was INVENTORY.
Final Score: 102–30 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 9

Mike:
Total score - 30
Raw score - 66
Total % of max - 22
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 2.0
Raw average score per round - 4.4
Number of maxes - 2

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