Friday 5th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 83)

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Friday 5th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 83)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:46 am

Countdown recap for Friday 5 May 2017.

C1: Champion John Robertson (3 wins, 259 points.) A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Stephen Read. An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He has the complete collection of the Guinness Book of Records.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G T R N E A O D F
R02: S R E O S I M U L
R03: 25, 1, 1, 2, 10, 3. Target: 552.
TTT: SOMECRYIN - "Some cry in Parliament that this is far too prevalent."
R04: G F E O J A T U C
R05: P D S Q N A E O T
R06: 50, 25, 10, 2, 1, 10. Target: 783.
R07: D L W E O A D R E
R08: M K O I V O S T A
R09: 100, 4, 3, 10, 2, 8. Target: 342.
TTT: UNEXACTLY - "They weren't unhappy; they were exactly the opposite and full of this."
R10: Z B I E M A B E I
R11: S L C E E R L O E
R12: T S O A Y E N I T
R13: L N R E I T S A D
R14: 75, 25, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 443.
R15: E B O N Y D A T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: G T R N E A O D F

John: GRANTED (7)
Stephen: DRAGONET (8)
DC: FRONTAGE (8) TANGOED (7)
OT: FRONDAGE (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: S R E O S I M U L

John: MOUSIER (7)
Stephen: MISRULES (8)
DC: RISSOLE (7)
OT: ROUEISMS (8)
Score: 0–16 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 1, 1, 2, 10, 3. Target: 552.

John: 552. Mistake in working.
Stephen: 552. ((10 + 1) x 2 x 25) + 3 - 1 (10)
Score: 0–26 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SOMECRYIN -> CRONEYISM

Round 4: G F E O J A T U C

John: ACUTE (5)
Stephen: OUTFACE (7)
Score: 0–33 (max 33)

Round 5: P D S Q N A E O T

John: DEPOTS (6)
Stephen: NOTEPADS (8)
DC: PADSTONE (8)
OT: TONEPADS (8)
Score: 0–41 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 25, 10, 2, 1, 10. Target: 783.

John: 780. (50 + 25 + 2 + 1) x 10 (7)
Stephen: 780. ((25 - 10 + 1) x 50) - (10 x 2) (7)
RR: 783. (25 + 2) x (50 - 10 - 10 - 1) (10)
Score: 7–48 (max 51)

John talks about the origins of cycling.

Round 7: D L W E O A D R E

John: WADDLER (7)
Stephen: RELOADED (8)
Score: 7–56 (max 59)

Round 8: M K O I V O S T A

John: MOIST (5)
Stephen: VOMITS (6)
DC: MISTOOK (7)
OT: MAKOTIS (7)
Score: 7–62 (max 66)

Round 9: 100, 4, 3, 10, 2, 8. Target: 342.

John: 342. (3 x 100) + (4 x 10) + 2 (10)
Stephen: 342. (100 + 10 + 4) x 3 (10)
Score: 17–72 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: UNEXACTLY -> EXULTANCY

Round 10: Z B I E M A B E I

John: IMBIBE (6)
Stephen: IMBIBE (6)
DC: BAIZE (5)
Score: 23–78 (max 82)

Round 11: S L C E E R L O E

John: CLOSER (6)
Stephen: CLOSER (6)
DC: CELLOSE (7)
OT: CREOLES (7) RECLOSE (7) ROSELLE (7)
Score: 29–84 (max 89)

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

Round 12: T S O A Y E N I T

John: ENTITY (6)
Stephen: STATION (7)
DC: SANITY (6) NOTATES (7)
OT: ATONIES (7) INSTATE (7) OATIEST (7) OSTIATE (7) SATIETY (7) SATINET (7) TENSITY (7) TIENTOS (7) TOASTIE (7) TONIEST (7)
Score: 29–91 (max 96)

Round 13: L N R E I T S A D

John: STRAINED (8)
Stephen: ENTRAILS (8)
DC: LATRINES (8) ISLANDER (8) TENDRILS (8)
OT: DEINSTAL (8) DETRAINS (8) LANDTIES (8) LARDIEST (8) RANDIEST (8) RATLINES (8) REDTAILS (8) REINSTAL (8) SIDELANT (8) TRENAILS (8)
Score: 37–99 (max 104)

Round 14: 75, 25, 10, 2, 2, 6. Target: 443.

John: 440.
Stephen: 443. ((75 - 2) x 6) + (10 / 2) (10)
Score: 37–109 (max 114)

Round 15: E B O N Y D A T E

Stephen buzzes on 8 seconds to say BAYONETED which is correct.
Final Score: 37–119 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 37
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 30
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 2.5
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 3

Stephen:
Total score - 119
Raw score - 119
Total % of max - 96
Raw % of max - 96
Total average score per round - 7.9
Raw average score per round - 7.9
Number of maxes - 12 :shock: :o 8-)

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