Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 32)

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 32)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:13 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 22 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (6 wins, 567 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Gillian Simpson. A retired business consultant from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. She loves painting and is the secretary of her local art group. She and some friends travelled by bus to Russia when she was just 15 years old!!
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G Y U E S L I C M
R02: S E I E I L R M D
R03: 3, 1, 7, 5, 6, 2. Target: 399.
TTT: WARMVOICE - "It won't warm your voice up, but it'll warm up your dinner."
R04: R X A U N R E I D
R05: B N U E T F I V R
R06: 100, 25, 4, 1, 6, 1. Target: 334.
R07: L S A E T R O N I
R08: E A E M R T A Q B
R09: 10, 6, 9, 6, 7, 2. Target: 791.
TTT: WENTPARIS - "She went to Paris for the day and got thoroughly soaked."
R10: N T U G O U E K L
R11: J P A O S V A H P
R12: U E D P W A O N S
R13: S W A E S Z O C G
R14: 25, 5, 6, 4, 5, 9. Target: 932.
R15: S T E V E R I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: G Y U E S L I C M

Wesley: MUSCLE (6)
Gillian: CLUMSY (6)
DC: LYCEUMS (7)
OT: MUCIGELS (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: S E I E I L R M D

Wesley: RESILED (7)
Gillian: miseried
DC: MISERED (7)
OT: DIMERISE (8) RESMILED (8)
Score: 13–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 3, 1, 7, 5, 6, 2. Target: 399.

Wesley: 400. ((7 x 6) - 3 + 1) x 5 x 2 (7)
Gillian: -
RR: 399. (((6 + 1) x 2) + 5) x 3 x 7 (10)
Score: 20–6 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: WARMVOICE -> MICROWAVE

Round 4: R X A U N R E I D

Wesley: RAINED (6)
Gillian: RAINED (6)
DC: UNAIRED (7) RANDIER (7) DRAINER (7)
OT: NURDIER (7)
Score: 26–12 (max 33)

Round 5: B N U E T F I V R

Wesley: VIRTUE (6)
Gillian: BURNT (5)
DC: FURTIVE (7) TRIBUNE (7)
OT: TURBINE (7) UNRIVET (7) VENTURI (7)
Score: 32–12 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 25, 4, 1, 6, 1. Target: 334.

Wesley: 334. ((100 + 1) x (4 - 1)) + 25 + 6 (10)
Gillian: 326.
Score: 42–12 (max 50)

Richard talks about his recent trip to Texas.

Round 7: L S A E T R O N I

Wesley: ORIENTALS (18)
Gillian: RELATIONS (18)
DC: TENSORIAL (18)
OT: ROTALINES (18)
Score: 60–30 (max 68)

Round 8: E A E M R T A Q B

Wesley: BEATER (6)
Gillian: BEATER (6)
DC: BEAMER (6)
OT: ABATER (6) AERATE (6) BEMATA (6) BERATE (6) REBATE (6) REBEAT (6) RETAMA (6) RETEAM (6)
Score: 66–36 (max 74)

Round 9: 10, 6, 9, 6, 7, 2. Target: 791.

Wesley: 790. (((6 + 2) x 9) + 7) x 10 (7)
Gillian: -
RR: 791. (((6 + 6) x 10) - 9 + 2) x 7 (10)
Score: 73–36 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: WENTPARIS -> RAINSWEPT

Round 10: N T U G O U E K L

Wesley: TONGUE (6)
Gillian: LOUNGE (6)
DC: longuet
OT: GLUTEN (6) LUTUNG (6) ONGLET (6) OUTGUN (6)
Score: 79–42 (max 90)

Round 11: J P A O S V A H P

Wesley: HOPS (4)
Gillian: SHOP (4)
DC: PASHA (5) PAPAS (5) JAVAS (5)
OT: PAAHOS (6)
Score: 83–46 (max 96)

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

Round 12: U E D P W A O N S

Wesley: SPAWNED (7)
Gillian: PAWNED (6)
DC: WEAPONS (7) UPENDS (6)
OT: ADENOUS (7) DAPSONE (7) DOUANES (7) POSAUNE (7) UNPOSED (7)
Score: 90–46 (max 103)

Round 13: S W A E S Z O C G

Wesley: GAZES (5)
Gillian: SAGES (5)
DC: SWAGES (6)
OT: COWAGES (7)
Score: 95–51 (max 110)

Round 14: 25, 5, 6, 4, 5, 9. Target: 932.

Wesley: 934. ((25 x 4) + 5) x 9) - 6 - 5 (7)
Gillian: 930. (((9 x 4) + 6 - 5) x 25) + 5 (7)
RR: 931. (7)
OT: 931. (9 x 4 x 25) + (5 x 5) + 6 (7)
Score: 102–58 (max 117)

Round 15: S T E V E R I T E

No one buzzes. The answer was SERVIETTE.
Final Score: 102–58 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Gillian:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 4

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