Friday 24th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 34)

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Friday 24th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 34)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 24 February 2017.

C1: Challenger Nick Mellish. An office worker and writer from Lancing, West Sussex. He's a member of the Doctor Who fan club, and he says his favourite Doctor is Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor.
C2: Challenger Sam Holden. A photographer from London. Amongst his work, he has snapped Mo Farah and Kanye West. He's also a cycling coach.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C D P I A I N N O
R02: S R M A E I G D L
R03: 50, 9, 1, 10, 9, 3. Target: 571.
TTT: PINTAGREE - ""This pint doesn't agree with me; it's making me burp!", he said several times."
R04: N W N A E O T M R
R05: J R I O E H S W S
R06: 75, 10, 9, 3, 1, 4. Target: 578.
R07: R T D V A U E R A
R08: P C N I E I O L Q
R09: 100, 75, 3, 8, 9, 6. Target: 408.
TTT: CHANGEOAR - "This could steady your ship somewhere in Alaska."
R10: N G T E I A S V S
R11: O E A D R T S M S
R12: H X R I E I N R Y
R13: T L T A I E L P T
R14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 3, 4. Target: 651.
R15: S H A V E C R A K (conundrum)


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Round 1: C D P I A I N N O

Nick: opiad
Sam: PANINI (6)
DC: PANINO (6) PIANO (5) CONIDIA (7)
OT: PINACOID (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

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

Nick: LADIES (6)
Sam: MIRAGES (7)
DC: REGALISM (8)
OT: MAIRDLES (8)
Score: 0–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 9, 1, 10, 9, 3. Target: 571.

Nick: 571. ((50 + 9 - 1) x 10) - 9 (10)
Sam: 570.
Score: 10–13 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: PINTAGREE -> REPEATING

Round 4: N W N A E O T M R

Nick: MOANER (6)
Sam: MANNER (6)
DC: ORNAMENT (8)
OT: WANTONER (8)
Score: 16–19 (max 34)

Round 5: J R I O E H S W S

Nick: SHOWIER (7)
Sam: SHOWERS (7)
DC: HOSIERS (7) JOSHERS (7) WISHERS (7)
OT: RESHOWS (7) RISHOES (7) SHOWIES (7) SWISHER (7)
Score: 23–26 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 3, 1, 4. Target: 578.

Nick: 578. ((9 - 1) x (75 - 4)) + 10 (10)
Sam: 578. ((9 - 1) x (75 - 4)) + 10 (10)
Score: 33–36 (max 51)

Richard talks about his recent interviews with some Hollywood A-listers.

Round 7: R T D V A U E R A

Nick: ADVERT (6)
Sam: TARRED (6)
DC: DATURA (6)
OT: DARTER (6) ERRATA (6) RADEAU (6) REDART (6) RETARD (6) RUDERA (6) TRADER (6)
Score: 39–42 (max 57)

Round 8: P C N I E I O L Q

Nick: LION (4)
Sam: POLICE (6)
DC: PENCIL (6)
OT: PICOLINE (8)
Score: 39–48 (max 65)

Round 9: 100, 75, 3, 8, 9, 6. Target: 408.

Nick: -
Sam: -
RR: 408. ((75 - 8) x 6) + 9 - 3 (10)
Score: 39–48 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: CHANGEOAR -> ANCHORAGE

Round 10: N G T E I A S V S

Nick: teasings
Sam: TEASING (7)
DC: VINTAGES (8)
OT: EASTINGS (8) GENISTAS (8) GIANTESS (8)
Score: 39–55 (max 83)

Round 11: O E A D R T S M S

Nick: STORMED (7)
Sam: SMARTED (7)
DC: MAESTROS (8)
OT: ASSORTED (8) TORSADES (8) TSARDOMS (8)
Score: 46–62 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "viper" and "survival".

Round 12: H X R I E I N R Y

Nick: HIRE (4)
Sam: HIRER (5)
OT: EYRIR (5) HENRY (5) NIXER (5) NIXIE (5)
Score: 46–67 (max 96)

Round 13: T L T A I E L P T

Nick: PALLET (6)
Sam: TATTLE (6)
OT: PALLITE (7)
Score: 52–73 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 3, 4. Target: 651.

Nick: 650. ((4 + 3) x 100) - 50 (7)
Sam: 650. ((100 + 75) x 4) - 50 (7)
OT: 651. (((50 + 4) x 3 x 100) + 75) / 25 (10)
Score: 59–80 (max 113)

Round 15: S H A V E C R A K

No one buzzes. The answer was HAVERSACK.
Final Score: 59–80 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Nick:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 4

Sam:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

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