Tuesday 28th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 36)

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Tuesday 28th February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 36)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:53 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 28 February 2017.

C1: Champion Sam Holden (2 wins, 175 points.) A photographer from London.
C2: Challenger Ian Donaldson. A retiree of the timber trade from Stenhousemuir, Central Scotland. He likes to do a lot of running to keep fit.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S D M A I A I J T
R02: S N O E S L O R A
R03: 25, 9, 6, 7, 10, 8. Target: 545.
TTT: TOWERFLAG - "You followed Gloria into the sunset; what a great feeling."
R04: D G R E A S R H U
R05: P B S E I E W R T
R06: 100, 5, 5, 9, 3, 4. Target: 757.
R07: C L N O E I S P R
R08: T Q B O I E H N I
R09: 75, 50, 25, 100, 4, 8. Target: 487.
TTT: SPIDERPAN - "In a certain accent, this bird could be rather abrasive."
R10: K T U N I E P R A
R11: T W M E I U E S M
R12: V A S I G A Z S O
R13: T D G E U E N R T
R14: 75, 9, 9, 1, 6, 2. Target: 259.
R15: I M A G I N A N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: S D M A I A I J T

Sam: ADMITS (6)
Ian: MAIDS (5)
DC: STADIA (6)
OT: MAJITAS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S N O E S L O R A

Sam: LOANERS (7)
Ian: SNORES (6)
DC: AEROSOLS (8)
OT: ARENOSOLS (18)
Score: 13–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 9, 6, 7, 10, 8. Target: 545.

Sam: 544. ((8 + 7 + 6) x 25) + 10 + 9 (7)
Ian: -
RR: 545. (7 x 8 x 10) - 9 - 6 (10)
Score: 20–0 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: TOWERFLAG -> AFTERGLOW

Round 4: D G R E A S R H U

Sam: gurders
Ian: RUSHED (6)
DC: ARGUERS (7) SUGARED (7)
OT: DUERGARS (8)
Score: 20–6 (max 43)

Round 5: P B S E I E W R T

Sam: WIPERS (6)
Ian: stewer
DC: WEBSITE (7) PEEWITS (7)
OT: BESTREW (7) REBETIS (7) REBITES (7) RESPITE (7) SPREITE (7)
Score: 26–6 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 5, 5, 9, 3, 4. Target: 757.

Sam: 758. Mistake in working.
Ian: 758. ((4 + 3) x (100 + 9)) - 5 (7)
RR: 757. ((100 - 5) x (9 - 5 + 4)) - 3 (10)
Score: 26–13 (max 60)

Len talks about his recent retirement from Strictly Come Dancing.

Round 7: C L N O E I S P R

Sam: POLICES (7)
Ian: PRINCES (7)
DC: PENCIL (6) COPIERS (7) PORCINE (7) SPOILER (7) CONSPIRE (8)
OT: PROCLINES (18) REPLICONS (18)
Score: 33–20 (max 78)

Round 8: T Q B O I E H N I

Sam: HINT (4)
Ian: THINE (5)
DC: BOTHIE (6)
OT: NIOBITE (7)
Score: 33–25 (max 85)

Round 9: 75, 50, 25, 100, 4, 8. Target: 487.

Sam: 485. (4 x 100) + 75 + (50 / 25) + 8 (7)
Ian: 483.
OT: 487. (((100 - 4) x 50 x 8) / 75) - 25 (10)
Score: 40–25 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: SPIDERPAN -> SANDPIPER

Round 10: K T U N I E P R A

Sam: PAINTER (7)
Ian: PRINT (5)
DC: PETUNIA (7) REPAINT (7) URINATE (7)
OT: PRUINATE (8) TURNPIKE (8)
Score: 47–25 (max 103)

Round 11: T W M E I U E S M

Sam: TUMMIES (7)
Ian: MUTES (5)
Score: 54–25 (max 110)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some phrases credited to John Milton.

Round 12: V A S I G A Z S O

Sam: vagis
Ian: SAGS (4)
DC: VAGI (4) VISAS (5) OASIS (5)
OT: ASIAGOS (7)
Score: 54–29 (max 117)

Round 13: T D G E U E N R T

Sam: UTTERED (7)
Ian: TRUDGE (6)
DC: GUTTERED (8)
OT: UNRETTED (8)
Score: 61–29 (max 125)

Round 14: 75, 9, 9, 1, 6, 2. Target: 259.

Sam: -
Ian: 259. Mistake in working.
RR: 259. (((9 + 1) x 75) / (6 / 2)) + 9 (10)
Score: 61–29 (max 135)

Round 15: I M A G I N A N T

Sam buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say ANIMATING which is correct.
Final Score: 71–29 (max 145)

Statistics Corner

Sam:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 2

Ian:
Total score - 29
Raw score - 63
Total % of max - 20
Raw % of max - 43
Total average score per round - 1.9
Raw average score per round - 4.2
Number of maxes - 0

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