Thursday 2nd March 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 38)

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Thursday 2nd March 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 38)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:27 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 2 March 2017.

C1: Champion Wayne Tuck (1 win, 74 points.) A learning support assistant from Tamworth, Staffordshire.
C2: Challenger Amraj Dhami. A paediatric doctor from Ashford, Kent. He was once in Nepal and did a 150m canyon swing.
DC: Susie Dent and Len Goodman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D O R I V M O E P
R02: A U T S D A L I N
R03: 25, 3, 2, 4, 4, 7. Target: 456.
TTT: MATTPETER - "Matt and Peter wanted to try again to make it work."
R04: O E P F T A G E B
R05: S I J R E N I E L
R06: 50, 2, 5, 9, 6, 7. Target: 270.
R07: V T M A O E D S I
R08: E A Y K T E P A R
R09: 50, 2, 7, 9, 6, 10. Target: 291.
TTT: HITPARADE - "Those who adopted this system were only interested in number one."
R10: O A C R E U T L S
R11: D I T B A R U W P
R12: O I L R G T E U N
R13: H S E M O A G T E
R14: 25, 6, 2, 4, 5, 2. Target: 507.
R15: B R I A N L I R A (conundrum)


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Round 1: D O R I V M O E P

Wayne: PROVED (6)
Amraj: PROVED (6)
DC: IMPROVED (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: A U T S D A L I N

Wayne: latins
Amraj: AUDITS (6)
DC: SUNDIAL (7)
OT: NATALIDS (8)
Score: 6–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 3, 2, 4, 4, 7. Target: 456.

Wayne: 457. (((4 x 4) + 2) x 25) + 7 (7)
Amraj: 455. Mistake in working.
RR: 456. ((25 x 4) + (7 x 2)) x 4 (10)
Score: 13–12 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: MATTPETER -> REATTEMPT

Round 4: O E P F T A G E B

Wayne: boatage
Amraj: POTAGE (6)
DC: BOG (3) PEATBOG (7) GOATEE (6) APOGEE (6)
Score: 13–18 (max 33)

Round 5: S I J R E N I E L

Wayne: LINERS (6)
Amraj: RELINES (7)
OT: INLIERS (7) LIERNES (7) RESILIN (7)
Score: 13–25 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 2, 5, 9, 6, 7. Target: 270.

Wayne: 270. (50 x 5) + 9 + 7 + 6 - 2 (10)
Amraj: 270. (50 - 5) x 6 (10)
Score: 23–35 (max 50)

Len talks about his love of words, and reads out a poem.

Round 7: V T M A O E D S I

Wayne: MOVED (5)
Amraj: MOVIES (6)
DC: ATOMISED (8) MISDATE (7)
OT: ADMOTIVE (8) MODISTAE (8)
Score: 23–41 (max 58)

Round 8: E A Y K T E P A R

Wayne: PARTAKE (7)
Amraj: PARTAKE (7)
DC: PARAKEET (8)
Score: 30–48 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 2, 7, 9, 6, 10. Target: 291.

Wayne: 291. (6 x 50) - 9 (10)
Amraj: 291. (6 x 50) - 9 (10)
Score: 40–58 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: HITPARADE -> APARTHEID

Round 10: O A C R E U T L S

Wayne: LOCATERS (8)
Amraj: CURATES (7)
DC: CURTALS (7) CROTALES (8)
OT: CAROUSEL (8) CLOTURES (8) COULTERS (8) OESTRUAL (8) OSCULATE (8) OUTRACES (8) ROSULATE (8) SECTORAL (8)
Score: 48–58 (max 84)

Round 11: D I T B A R U W P

Wayne: BRAID (5)
Amraj: TURBID (6)
DC: UPBRAID (7)
Score: 48–64 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "incense" and "incendiary".

Round 12: O I L R G T E U N

Wayne: ROUTING (7)
Amraj: TOURING (7)
DC: ROUTEING (8)
OT: OUTLINER (8) TRILOGUE (8)
Score: 55–71 (max 99)

Round 13: H S E M O A G T E

Wayne: HOMAGES (7)
Amraj: GAMETES (7)
DC: HOSTAGE (7)
OT: GOATEES (7) MAEGTHS (7) METHEGS (7) OHMAGES (7)
Score: 62–78 (max 106)

Round 14: 25, 6, 2, 4, 5, 2. Target: 507.

Wayne: 507. (5 x 4 x 25) + (2 / 2) + 6 (10)
Amraj: 507. (5 x 4 x 25) + (2 / 2) + 6 (10)
Score: 72–88 (max 116)

Round 15: B R I A N L I R A

No one buzzes. The answer was LIBRARIAN.
Final Score: 72–88 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Wayne:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Amraj:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 5

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