Tuesday 21st February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 31)

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Tuesday 21st February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 31)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:47 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 21 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (5 wins, 488 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Bob Rowe. A retired greyhound racing manager from Altrincham, Cheshire. He used to manage the Wimbledon & White City tracks.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T I E P H A B S
R02: E O D Q A E C Z N
R03: 9, 7, 5, 7, 2, 4. Target: 491.
TTT: TIDYSAVER - "She saved up a tidy sum of money to help her through the difficult times."
R04: I W S C E B T M O
R05: S S E I G M A S R
R06: 100, 2, 1, 5, 3, 4. Target: 529.
R07: D F E U R G O R T
R08: A E M V L A P T I
R09: 5, 10, 2, 1, 2, 10. Target: 283.
TTT: ONESTRIED - "One's tried by court martial, having been charged with this."
R10: F N G E S N O I S
R11: D P E I W R A D Y
R12: I A T K L E T M R
R13: D L I A N J U N L
R14: 25, 1, 10, 7, 5, 3. Target: 884.
R15: A L O N E D U C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: L T I E P H A B S

Wesley: spitable
Bob: PLEATS (6)
DC: EPIBLAST (8)
OT: HAPLITES (8) PHABLETS (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: E O D Q A E C Z N

Wesley: CANOED (6)
Bob: DEACON (6)
DC: ENCODE (6)
OT: COZENED (7) OCEANED (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 9, 7, 5, 7, 2, 4. Target: 491.

Wesley: 490. 5 x 2 x 7 x 7 (7)
Bob: 493.
RR: 491. (((7 x 7 x 5) - 4) x 2) + 9 (10)
Score: 13–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TIDYSAVER -> ADVERSITY

Round 4: I W S C E B T M O

Wesley: COMETS (6)
Bob: MOIST (5)
DC: BESTOW (6) MOWIES (6)
OT: BIOMES (6) BISECT (6) BOETIS (6) BOITES (6) BOTEWS (6) BOWIES (6) BOWSIE (6) COMBES (6) COMBIS (6) COTISE (6) METICS (6) MITOSE (6) MOBIES (6) OECIST (6) OSMITE (6) SITCOM (6) SOMITE (6) TOBIES (6) TOWIES (6)
Score: 19–12 (max 31)

Round 5: S S E I G M A S R

Wesley: GRASSES (7)
Bob: MASSES (6)
DC: GASSIER (7) IMAGERS (7)
OT: MASSIERS (8) MERISSAS (8)
Score: 26–12 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 2, 1, 5, 3, 4. Target: 529.

Wesley: 529. ((100 + 4) x 5) + ((2 + 1) x 3) (10)
Bob: 524.
Score: 36–12 (max 49)

Richard talks about celebrating his 20th year doing breakfast TV.

Round 7: D F E U R G O R T

Wesley: FOREGUT (7)
Bob: GROUTED (7)
OT: GROUTER (7) REGROUT (7) TRUDGER (7)
Score: 43–19 (max 56)

Round 8: A E M V L A P T I

Wesley: AVIATE (6)
Bob: MAPLE (5)
DC: PALATIVE (8)
OT: VAMPLATE (8)
Score: 49–19 (max 64)

Round 9: 5, 10, 2, 1, 2, 10. Target: 283.

Wesley: 285. ((((2 + 1) x 10) - 2) x 10) + 5 (7)
Bob: -
RR: 283. (((10 x 10) - 5) x (2 + 1)) - 2 (10)
Score: 56–19 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: ONESTRIED -> DESERTION

Round 10: F N G E S N O I S

Wesley: SENSING (7)
Bob: SIGNS (5)
DC: FESSING (7)
OT: ENSIGNS (7) FENINGS (7) NOSINGS (7) ONEINGS (7) SONNIES (7)
Score: 63–19 (max 81)

Round 11: D P E I W R A D Y

Wesley: waddier
Bob: WIRED (5)
DC: DIAPER (6) PAIRED (6)
OT: RIDEWAY (7)
Score: 63–24 (max 88)

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

Round 12: I A T K L E T M R

Wesley: mattier
Bob: MALTIER (7)
DC: MATIER (6) MATTER (6) MARKET (6)
OT: REMITTAL (8)
Score: 63–31 (max 96)

Round 13: D L I A N J U N L

Wesley: INLAND (6)
Bob: UNLAID (6)
DC: UNDINAL (7)
Score: 69–37 (max 103)

Round 14: 25, 1, 10, 7, 5, 3. Target: 884.

Wesley: 884. (7 x 5 x 25) + 10 - 1 (10)
Bob: 884. (7 x 5 x 25) + 10 - 1 (10)
Score: 79–47 (max 113)

Round 15: A L O N E D U C K

No one buzzes. The answer was UNCLOAKED, which was solved by Wesley afterwards....
Final Score: 79–47 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 5

Bob:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 2

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