Thursday 4th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 82)

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Thursday 4th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 82)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:24 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 May 2017.

C1: Champion John Robertson (2 wins, 166 points.) A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey.
C2: Challenger David Adamson. A crofter from Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P B R N I E U F T
R02: J G V E O R S I L
R03: 100, 2, 6, 6, 8, 2. Target: 952.
TTT: AFETIDMUG - "There was a fetid mug full of soup in the sink; this had to be done to the kitchen. "
R04: S Z D N O E U Q I
R05: R Y T O A I N P G
R06: 25, 50, 7, 10, 1, 4. Target: 161.
R07: T M L O E A W S X
R08: S T L E A P S I R
R09: 50, 1, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 992.
TTT: LICKBANGS - "If you get this right, you could be putting your foot in it."
R10: M H B E I D N E R
R11: N D S O I A H N E
R12: P C T U A S T E V
R13: D T M R O I A W L
R14: 100, 25, 2, 10, 7, 9. Target: 190.
R15: W H O S E E P I C (conundrum)


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Round 1: P B R N I E U F T

John: TRIBUNE (7)
David: PUNIER (6)
DC: TURNIP (6)
OT: REPUNIT (7) TURBINE (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: J G V E O R S I L

John: LOVERS (6)
David: SOLVER (6)
DC: GLORIES (7) GLOVERS (7)
OT: GROVELS (7) RELIGOS (7) VERLIGS (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 2, 6, 6, 8, 2. Target: 952.

John: 952. ((2 + 2 + 6) x 100) - (6 x 8) (10)
David: 952. ((8 + 2) x 100) - ((2 + 6) x 6) (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: AFETIDMUG -> FUMIGATED

Round 4: S Z D N O E U Q I

John: UNDOES (6)
David: SEQUIN (6)
DC: UNSIZED (7) QUIZ (4) QUINS (5)
OT: QUINZES (7) QUOINED (7)
Score: 29–22 (max 31)

Round 5: R Y T O A I N P G

John: PARTING (7)
David: PARTYING (8)
DC: GYRATION (8)
Score: 29–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 50, 7, 10, 1, 4. Target: 161.

John: 161. ((7 - 4) x 50) + 10 + 1 (10)
David: 161. (7 x 25) - 10 - 4 (10)
Score: 39–40 (max 49)

John talks about the origins of cricket.

Round 7: T M L O E A W S X

John: LOWEST (6)
David: TOWELS (6)
DC: MALTOSE (7)
Score: 45–46 (max 56)

Round 8: S T L E A P S I R

John: PIRATES (7)
David: STAPLERS (8)
DC: PILASTERS (18)
Score: 45–54 (max 74)

Round 9: 50, 1, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 992.

John: 992. (2 x 10 x 50) - 6 - 1 - 1 (10)
David: 992. (2 x 10 x 50) - 6 - 1 - 1 (10)
Score: 55–64 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: LICKBANGS -> SLINGBACK

Round 10: M H B E I D N E R

John: BENDIER (7)
David: BENDIER (7)
DC: birdmen
OT: BEMIRED (7) DEMINER (7) ERMINED (7) INBREED (7) INHERED (7) MEHENDI (7)
Score: 62–71 (max 91)

Round 11: N D S O I A H N E

John: ADHESION (8)
David: HANDIES (7)
Score: 70–71 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "to bite the bullet".

Round 12: P C T U A S T E V

John: UPSTATE (7)
David: CUTEST (6)
DC: TEACUPS (7) ACUTES (6)
OT: CUSPATE (7)
Score: 77–71 (max 106)

Round 13: D T M R O I A W L

John: MORTAL (6)
David: ADROIT (6)
DC: MORDITA (7)
OT: DILATOR (7) MADWORT (7) MATROID (7) ROTALID (7)
Score: 83–77 (max 113)

Round 14: 100, 25, 2, 10, 7, 9. Target: 190.

John: 190. (10 x 9) + 100 (10)
David: 190. (10 x 9) + 100 (10)
Score: 93–87 (max 123)

Round 15: W H O S E E P I C

No one buzzes. The answer was SHOWPIECE.
Final Score: 93–87 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 107
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 8

David:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

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