Tuesday 9th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 85)

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Tuesday 9th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 85)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:43 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 9 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (2 wins, 229 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Tim Clarke. A retired bank manager from Malvern, Worcestershire. He supporters Worcester Warriors rugby union team, and used to play Hereford & Worcester under-23 rugby team, although he claims he was only picked for away games, as he had a car. :P :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C V I O N E G O E
R02: V T A E L R L U T
R03: 50, 100, 8, 6, 1, 4. Target: 141.
TTT: MANSGIRTH - "He pulled this and could barely stand up afterwards."
R04: R X R E A N P O S
R05: D P I U Z I D E Q
R06: 100, 75, 4, 8, 7, 8. Target: 447.
R07: R N I O S I H U S
R08: M L O I S R D E O
R09: 50, 25, 8, 3, 6, 2. Target: 561.
TTT: CHINASTAR - "For him, the order of the day is disorder."
R10: P S E T J A E K W
R11: R F O A R U N E M
R12: U A Y S E N T L A
R13: R S I E M I T A G
R14: 50, 75, 7, 4, 10, 10. Target: 586.
R15: I M A T U R R E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: C V I O N E G O E

Stephen: oogenic
Tim: goonie
DC: COOEEING (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: V T A E L R L U T

Stephen: VAULTER (7)
Tim: VAULTER (7)
OT: TUTELAR (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 8, 6, 1, 4. Target: 141.

Stephen: 141. 100 + 50 - 8 - 1 (10)
Tim: 141. 100 + 50 - 8 - 1 (10)
Score: 17–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MANSGIRTH -> HAMSTRING

Round 4: R X R E A N P O S

Stephen: SERRANO (7)
Tim: POSER (5)
DC: SPORRAN (7) PERSONA (7)
OT: PERNORS (7) PERRONS (7) PRONASE (7) PROREAN (7)
Score: 24–17 (max 32)

Round 5: D P I U Z I D E Q

Stephen: PIQUED (6)
Tim: EQUIP (5)
DC: quized
OT: PIQUEZ (6)
Score: 30–17 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 75, 4, 8, 7, 8. Target: 447.

Stephen: 447. ((100 - 7) x 4) + 75 (10)
Tim: 448.
Score: 40–17 (max 48)

John talks about the origins of tennis.

Round 7: R N I O S I H U S

Stephen: NOURISH (7)
Tim: hurons
DC: RHINOS (6)
OT: IRONISH (7) NOIRISH (7) OURSINS (7) RISHONS (7) ROUSSIN (7) SOURISH (7)
Score: 47–17 (max 55)

Round 8: M L O I S R D E O

Stephen: MOIDORES (8)
Tim: RODEOS (6)
OT: MILORDOS (8)
Score: 55–17 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 25, 8, 3, 6, 2. Target: 561.

Stephen: 560. (50 + 25 - 3 - 2) x 8 (7)
Tim: 560. Mistake in working.
RR: 561. (50 + 3 - 2) x (25 - 8 - 6) (10)
Score: 62–17 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: CHINASTAR -> ANARCHIST

Round 10: P S E T J A E K W

Stephen: WEAKEST (7)
Tim: STEEP (5)
DC: TAKES (5) SWEAT (5) WASTE (5) PEAKS (5)
Score: 69–17 (max 80)

Round 11: R F O A R U N E M

Stephen: FOREMAN (7)
Tim: REFORM (6)
DC: MOURNER (7) MARRON (6)
OT: ENAMOUR (7) FERROAN (7) FORAMEN (7) FOREARM (7) FORERAN (7) FORERUN (7) FRAENUM (7) MANURER (7) NEUROMA (7)
Score: 76–17 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some colours.

Round 12: U A Y S E N T L A

Stephen: SULTANA (7)
Tim: -
DC: ELUANT (6) ELUANTS (7)
OT: ANALYTES (8)
Score: 83–17 (max 95)

Round 13: R S I E M I T A G

Stephen: MIGRATES (8)
Tim: MITRES (6)
DC: TRIGAMIES (18)
Score: 91–17 (max 113)

Round 14: 50, 75, 7, 4, 10, 10. Target: 586.

Stephen: 586. (50 x 10) + 75 + 7 + 4 (10)
Tim: 586. (50 x 10) + 75 + 7 + 4 (10)
Score: 101–27 (max 123)

Round 15: I M A T U R R E R

Stephen buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say TERRARIUM which is correct.
Final Score: 111–27 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Tim:
Total score - 27
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 20
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 1.8
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 3

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