Thursday 23rd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 33)

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Thursday 23rd February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 33)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 23 February 2017.

C1: Champion Wesley Jardine (7 wins, 669 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durham.
C2: Challenger Joe Oliva. An economics and mathematics student from Guildford, Surrey. He enjoys speed cubing, as does a former series champion in Chris Davies, of course.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C L E I T N U F P
R02: T G C E A O N T D
R03: 10, 4, 5, 6, 7, 3. Target: 302.
TTT: CHAPISNOT - "The chap is not happy; it swallowed his card."
R04: L P M A I O S L A
R05: Q M E U R N I M E
R06: 25, 75, 100, 50, 9, 7. Target: 669.
R07: J P A E S L O N I
R08: N H T A I U G R T
R09: 1, 1, 10, 4, 5, 6. Target: 611.
TTT: NEILDAILY - "Neil would argue with his neighbour daily over the size of this."
R10: B R A V E P I W N
R11: S G E U R D I Y D
R12: R X R E A U S H T
R13: S K A E F D A S M
R14: 25, 50, 75, 100, 8, 3. Target: 136.
R15: C O O L C I D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: C L E I T N U F P

Wesley: TUNICLE (7)
Joe: UNCLIP (6)
DC: CUTLINE (7)
OT: FUNICLE (7) INFLECT (7) PICULET (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T G C E A O N T D

Wesley: DECAGON (7)
Joe: DEACON (6)
DC: TANGOED (7) NOTATED (7)
OT: COTTAGED (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 10, 4, 5, 6, 7, 3. Target: 302.

Wesley: 303. (6 x 5 x 10) + 3 (7)
Joe: 303. (6 x 5 x 10) + 3 (7)
RR: 302. (((6 x 10) - (4 - 3)) x 5) + 7 (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: CHAPISNOT -> CASHPOINT

Round 4: L P M A I O S L A

Wesley: SLALOM (6)
Joe: missal
DC: LIPOMAS (7)
OT: IMPALAS (7) MALASOL (7) MALPAIS (7) PASILLA (7) PASILLO (7) PLASMAL (7) POLLAMS (7)
Score: 27–7 (max 32)

Round 5: Q M E U R N I M E

Wesley: REQUIEM (7)
Joe: EQUINE (6)
DC: ENQUIRE (7)
OT: UNIREME (7)
Score: 34–7 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 50, 9, 7. Target: 669.

Wesley: 666.
Joe: 669. (75 x 9) - ((100 + 50) / 25) (10)
Score: 34–17 (max 49)

Richard talks more about his Texas road trip.

Round 7: J P A E S L O N I

Wesley: EPSILON (7)
Joe: sealion
DC: OPALINE (7)
OT: JALOPIES (8) OPALINES (8)
Score: 41–17 (max 57)

Round 8: N H T A I U G R T

Wesley: HURTING (7)
Joe: RATTING (7)
DC: GRATIN (6)
OT: TRUTHING (8)
Score: 48–24 (max 65)

Round 9: 1, 1, 10, 4, 5, 6. Target: 611.

Wesley: 610. ((6 x 10) + 1) x (4 + 5 + 1) (7)
Joe: 610. ((6 x 10) + 1) x (4 + 5 + 1) (7)
Score: 55–31 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: NEILDAILY -> LEYLANDII

Round 10: B R A V E P I W N

Wesley: WAVIER (6)
Joe: RAVEN (5)
DC: PAWNER (6) WAIVER (6)
OT: WEBINAR (7)
Score: 61–31 (max 79)

Round 11: S G E U R D I Y D

Wesley: RIDGED (6)
Joe: DIRGES (6)
DC: DRUDGES (7)
OT: GUIDERS (7) RUDDIES (7)
Score: 67–37 (max 86)

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

Round 12: R X R E A U S H T

Wesley: EXHAUST (7)
Joe: EXHAUST (7)
DC: URETHRAS (8)
Score: 74–44 (max 94)

Round 13: S K A E F D A S M

Wesley: MASKED (6)
Joe: AMASSED (7)
DC: DAMASKS (7)
OT: MEDAKAS (7)
Score: 74–51 (max 101)

Round 14: 25, 50, 75, 100, 8, 3. Target: 136.

Wesley: 136. 100 + 25 + 8 + 3 (10)
Joe: 136. 75 + 50 + 8 + 3 (10)
Score: 84–61 (max 111)

Round 15: C O O L C I D E R

Joe buzzes on 30 seconds to say "No, never mind, sorry", which is incorrect.
Wesley does not buzz.
The answer was CROCODILE, solved in the audience by our very own Bradley Horrocks. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
Final Score: 84–61 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Wesley:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 4

Joe:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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